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Thirdly Mr Copley shall from the third of July next receive the tithes in kind for one yeare that it may be indifferently judged what the value of them is.
Fourthly Mr Copley shall lett to St Anthony Deeringe for three yeares after the tithes att some reasonable rate as they two shall agree upon. Wherein I doe wish & order that Sr Anthony Deering have a favourable bargaine, and if they cannott agree upon the rate, then the Archbishop of Canterbury to determine the difference of rent or price betweene them.
Ffifthly that all former Controversies should be remitted and forgotten, and they to live peaceably, quietly, and christianly together.
Maii 16, 1618.
THE FAMILY OF HYDE, OF BORE PLACE AND SUNDRIDGE.
BY THE REV. W. G. D. FLETCHER, M.A., F.S.A.,
THE following Pedigree was entered at the Visitation of London in 1633 by "Anne Hide," widow of Bernard Hyde, a merchant of London::
Hugh Hide of Thurgarton in com. Nottingham, Gent.
John Hyde of Thurgarton .... da. of. Leigh of Addington, com. Surry.
Bernard Hyde, eldest son, aged about halfe Anne, died an infant.
This Coat and Crest are exemplified under the hand and seal of Sr William Segar, K, Garter Principall King of Armes, dated 16 Septemb. A° 1609, 7° Jacobi Regis et Scotia 43.
[ARMS tricked: Gules, a saltire between four bezants, a chief ermine. CREST: An unicorn's head couped argent, armed and maned or, collared vairé or and gules.]
Le Neve calls this last-named Bernard Hyde, the son of Bernard Hyde and Hester Trott, "Sr Bernard Hyde of Bore Place Kent," and names as his wife "Margaret dr of S Will. Morley of Halnaked Sussex Kt," and he adds this note to the Pedigree: "Kent. S Bernard Hide of Bore place Kent Kted at.... 30 Apr. 1661. See St Edwd Byshe Visit. of Sussex in Morley's pedigree for Sr Bernard's wife. Vide C. 24, fol. 18. G. a saltyre bet. 4 besants a cheif ermine. See the crest there & ped. higher." (Harleian MS. 5801, fo. 49.)
I am not able to connect this family of Hyde with any of the families of the name who were settled in Cheshire, Dorsetshire, Lancashire, or Wiltshire. Nor have I attempted to trace the family in Nottinghamshire. The Registers of Thurgarton do not extend back to the sixteenth century; and no search has been made for the wills of these Nottinghamshire ancestors. Branches of this family were, however, located in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, and still remain in the latter county, though the family estates there have passed into other hands.
The Hydes possessed considerable estates in Kent. In Dr. Harris's History, vol. i., pp. 304-5, 1719, is a view of Bore Place, Sundrish, and Sharp's Place, the seats of John Hyde, Esq., who was also lord of the manors of Sundrish, Wield, and Millbrooks. The earliest entry of any Hyde in the Chiddingstone Register is in 1636, and in the Sundridge Register in 1665; in the Chevening Registers are no entries of Hyde.
The following account of this family very considerably enlarges the Visitation Pedigree set out above.
1. Hugh Hide of Thurgarton, Notts, Gent., the first-named in the Visitation Pedigree, living in the sixteenth century, was father
II. John Hyde of Thurgarton, who married a daughter of Leigh of Addington, co. Surrey, and by her had issue:
III. Bernard Hyde of Mincing Lane, London, merchant, a member of the Salters' Company; one of the Commissioners of Excise to King Charles I.; he purchased Bore Place and Milbroke of Sir Percival Willoughby, Knt., at the beginning of the reign of James I.; devisee of lands in Fulham and Richmond, and executor of the will of his "brother" Michaell Meryall, citizen and salter of London, 1624 (P.C.C., 29 Byrde). He died in July 1631. By his will, dated 7 and proved P.C.C., 29 July 1631 (83 St. John), he desires to be buried in St. Dunstan's in the East, London, and left £100 towards repairing that Church, and £5 to the poor of the parish. His wife is to occupy his capital house in Mincing Lane for her life, or she may have her dwelling in his house at Little Ilford if she prefer it. He gives his son Barnard Hyde £3000, which Mr. John Trott is to give as part of his daughter's marriage portion, and all his cattle at Bore Place. He devises to his son Humfrey Hyde in fee his lands in Langtoft and Baston, co. Lincoln. He married Ann daughter of Humfry Walcot of London (second son of John Walcot of Walcot in the county of Salop, Esq.), and
sister of Humfry Walcot of Walcot, Esq., Sheriff of Shropshire in 1631 (see Pedigree of Walcot in the Visitation of Shropshire 1623, Harleian Society, vol. xxix., p. 476; Arms: Argent, a chevron between three chessrooks ermines), and by her had issue:
(1) Bernard Hyde, of whom next.
(2) Humfrey Hyde of Langtoft, co. Lincoln; devisee of lands in Langtoft and Baston, co. Lincoln, under his father's will in 1631. The date of his death is not known; but he was dead before 1670. The Pedigree of this family is given in Blore's Rutland, pp. 50-51.
(3) John Hyde of Sundridge Place, Esq.; born 1611; died unmarried 27 May, and buried at Sundridge 7 June 1677, aged 66. M.I. in Sundridge Church: "MS. JOHANIS HYDE Armigeri, Cujus Jus et Fas Vitæ Duces, Hic Ille Vir bonus, Pietatis in Deum, Benignitatis in Amicos, Charitatis in Omnes, Eleemosynarum et Annorum Satur, Caelebs requiescit. Ob. Maij 27°, Ano Ætat. Suæ 66, Salutis restitutæ 1677. Amoris et Observantiæ Ergo Posuit Hoc Nepos H. H." By his will, dated 26 September 1670, and proved in the Shoreham and Croydon Peculiar 28 June 1677 by his nephew Humphrey Hyde, his residuary legatee and executor (Register Book, at Somerset House, fol. 469), he directs his body to be buried in the parish church of St. Dunstan's in the East, near his brother Bernard Hyde, Esq., deceased; but this direction was evidently not carried out. He purchased the manors of Sundridge, Upland, and South Weald of Mr. Brooker, in the reign of Charles I. In 1663 he gave a silver cup and paten to Sundridge Church; the cover is inscribed, "The guift of John Hyde, Esq., of this parish, Anno Dom. 1663" (cf. Church Plate in Kent, part i., 70). In 1665 he subscribed £10 towards the new bells at Sundridge. civil wars he and Mr. Bernard Hyde seem to have received the money raised in Chiddingstone, and paid the same "to the Committee at Knowle" for horses, arms, soldiers, etc.,-evidently for the Parliament. (Chiddingstone Churchwardens' and Overseers' Books.) (4) William Hyde, died without issue.
(5) Anne, died without issue.
IV. Bernard Hyde, merchant of London, and of Bore Place; presumably a parliamentarian in the civil wars, for which cause he raised and received money in Chiddingstone conjointly with his brother John. In 1633-4 he (and not his son Sir Bernard Hyde, as stated in the Church Plate in Kent, p. 62) gave a silver cup with paten cover, with his arms and crest and initials engraved thereon, to Chiddingstone Church. He died in January 1655, and was buried
at St. Dunstan's in the East, London. He married Hester daughter of John Trott of London, merchant (see Pedigree of Trott in Visitation of London, 1634, Harleian Society, vol. xvii., p. 297; Arms: Paly of six or and gules, on a canton argent a cross flory pierced of the first), and by her had issue:
(1) Sir Bernard Hyde, Knight, of Bore knighted 30 April 1661 by King Charles II.
Place, born 1633; In 1669 he gave a silver flagon, and in 1675 a silver alms-dish, to Chiddingstone Church; each has the arms of Hyde impaling Morley engraved on it, and the inscription, "Eccl'iæ parochiali de Chiddingstone in agro Cantiano D.D.D. Bernardus Hyde Mil. de Boreplace," and the year. He was buried at Chiddingstone 14 July 1685; but I have not yet found his will. He married about 1661 Margaret daughter and coheir (with her half-sister Mary, Countess of Derby) of Sir William Morley, K.B., of Halfnaked, co. Sussex, by his second wife Mary daughter of Sir Robert Heath, Knight, by whom he had issue an only son, who died an infant, and was buried at St. Dunstan's in the East, London, 12 May 1662. His widow survived him. Lady Margaret Hyde's will is dated 13 October 1690, and was proved with several codicils in P.C.C., 10 April 1701, by Sir William Morley, Knight, and Mrs. Cecily Osbaston, the executors (50 Dyer). She directs her body to be buried either at Boxgrove in Sussex, where she was christened and her parents are buried, or at Chiddingstone, where her husband was buried, or at St. Dunstan's, near Thames Street, where her husband's parents and her only child are buried— which place she is nearest to at her death. She makes bequests to a very large number of relatives, who are named in the will. (See Pedigree of Morley in Visitation of Sussex, Berry's Sussex Genealogies, Dallaway's Sussex, and Sussex Archæological Collections, vol. xx.; Arms: Sable, a leopard's head argent, jessant-de-lis or.)
(2) Humfrey Hyde, of whom next.
(3) William Hyde, buried at Sundridge 28 July 1645. (4) Charles Hyde, buried at Sundridge 25 May 1649.
(5) Anne, died 24 February 1695, buried at Norton, co. Leicester; M.I. there; married 5 February 1651 to William Whalley of Norton, co. Leicester, Esq., by whom she had seven sons and five daughters. Mr. Whalley was born 14 May 1620, died 29 March 1719, and was buried at Norton 1 April; M.I. there. (See Pedigree of Whalley in Visitation of Leicestershire, 1619, Nichols's Leicestershire, ii., p. 736, and Hill's Market Harborough, p. 175; Arms: Argent, three whales' heads erased, lying fessways, sable, two and