Hyde, Jonathan (1626-1711) – Newton, MA

Jonathan HYDE (b. 1626 in Eng.; d. 5 Oct. 1711, Newton, Mass.) came from London, England to Boston, joining his older brother Samuel HYDE (b. 1610 in Eng.; d. 12 Sept. 1689) who came on the ship Jonathan in 1639. Jonathan first appears in the records of Newtown/Newton, MA in 1647. He married, first, Mary FRENCH of Billerica (b. 1633 at Halstead, Essexshire, Eng.; d. 27 May 1672) in about 1650. He later married Mary REDIAT of Marlboro, Mass. who died about 1708.


Several people on the Internet claim that Robert HYDE (b. c1592 at Denton, Lancashire, Eng.; d. 1684) and Alice CROMPTON (b. c1595 Crompton, Lancashire, Eng.) are Jonathan’s parents. However, we have never seen any evidence of this fact.


One line of descendants of Jonathan Hyde is at The Hyde Ancestors of Lawrence Hyde (1888-1960).


Two good references (Both are available on the web).


Four Generations of Descendants of Jonathan Hyde of Newton, Mass., by Hon. William Henry Harrison Stowell,  in New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Register,  July, 1917, Vol. 71, p. 257-271; Oct, 1917, Vol. 71, p. 342-353.


Four Generations of Descendants of Samuel Hyde of Newton, Mass., by Hon. William Henry Harrison Stowell,  in New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Register,  April, 1917, Vol. 71, p. 144-153; July 1917 Vol. 71, p. 284.


Dan C. Hyde, hyde@bucknell.edu


If you are of this line, please leave a reply.


  • i am from jonathons line down to when mary ann hyde child of William hyde born 1814 in Vermont,married Russell allen who was my 2x great grandfather

  • My husband’s 2x Great Grandmother was Lydia Hyde who married Chester Ames. Her line is Jonathan and Mary French-Jonathan-James-Ebenezer-Ebenezer-Samuel-Lydia. I have no info on lydia after her husband passed away in 1880 in Erie, New York. On someone’s tree I found a reference to her burial in Kinsman, Trumbull Co., Ohio. I wonder if anyone has any information on her.

  • I follow two Hyde lines:

    Jonathan Hyde, John Hyde, Timothy Hyde, Rebecca Hyde m Moses Whitney

    William Hyde, Samuel Hyde, Elizabeth Hyde m Richard Lord
    and Hester Hyde m John Post, Margaret Post m Caleb Abell, Benjamin Abell m Lydia Hazen

    However, I am a direct descendent of William French, the father of Mary French 2nd wife of Jonathan French.

  • I am descended from Jonathan through his son Jonathan, James, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John Thatcher, Dewitt Clinton, John Levi, Orpha Ann, Clifford Lynn Wilson, Gerald Lynn Wilson.

  • I am a descendant of Jonathan HYDE through granddaughter, Dorothy HYDE, who married Joseph PERHAM.
    I’m also a KIDDER and FRENCH descendant through other lines…
    I am trying to confirm the identification of Jonathan’s parents as Robert HYDE and Alice COMPTON . Has this been done yet? Or have we found other parents for Jonathan…?

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