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Edward Hyde
Birth: Feb. 18, 1609
Death: Dec. 9, 1674

1st Earl of Clarendon. Born the son of Mary Langford and Henry Hyde, he attended Magdalen Hall, Oxford University and was graduated in February 1626. In 1633 he was admitted to Middle Temple as a barrister. He served as Keeper of the Writs of the Common Pleas in 1634; was invested as a Privy Counselor by Charles I in February 1643; held the office of Councillor to the Prince of Wales between 1644 and 1649, following the prince into exile in 1646; served as Ambassador to Spain between 1649 and 1651, and held the office of Secretary of State between 1653 and 1657. With the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, he continued as the first minister to Charles II and was created 1st Baron Hyde of Hindon in November 1660. His daughter, Anne, married the heir apparent, James, Duke of York that year, engendering profound political envy at court. He was created 1st Viscount Cornbury and 1st Earl of Clarendon in April 1661. His influence at court crumbled, however, with the loss of the Dutch War in 1666. In 1667, Parliament began impeachment proceedings against him, but he fled to France into exile, and the impeachment was turned into a bill for his banishment. He wrote his memoirs and completed his "History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars." He died at 65 at Rouen. Two of his grand-daughters, Mary and Anne, served as queen in their own right. (bio by: Iola) 
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  Mary Langford Hyde (____ - 1661)
  Frances Aylesbury Hyde (1617 - 1667)
  Anne Hyde (1637 - 1671)*
  Henry Hyde (1638 - 1709)*
  Laurence Hyde (1642 - 1711)*
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Plot: North Ambulatory
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Record added: Mar 07, 2001
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