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Rootsweb’s Index of Wills and Inventories relating to the Hyde Family


  • Hi all from rainy UK
    This is my first contact to research my Hyde family
    Does this help anyone.
    Tom Hyde (bus company) Ellesmere. Shropshire…..Now known as Lakelands bus co.
    Freddie Hyde (transport) Welsh Frankton. Shropshire
    George Hyde (transport/canal barges) Frankton Locks. Shropshire….Believed to transport coal by canal barges to Manchester?
    George & Les Hyde (Milk churn haulage/General haulage) Rednal/Queens Head. Oswestry. Shropshire. Also helped transport german POWs adout Oswestry area during war. (farms?)
    Hyde family who had Navigation inn in Melverly. Oswestry. Shropshire.
    Friends with Alf Strange from Brow farm famous for his book “My dads the village blacksmith” printed by Gee & Son Denbigh Ltd
    Many Many thanks
    Adrian Hyde
    Any help or direction will help immensely .
    I am 48 and these people are great/grand parents so looking back to early 1800’s.
    Would this y-dna test help…if so how?

  • Ran across the site Hyde Family Genealogy. I am interested in any HYDE lines that might have settled in Indiana. While I lived in Clay Co Indiana my husband’s family lived in Vigo Co Indiana and had a farm on the Clay/Vigo line and donated land for the HYDE Family cemetery in Vigo Co Indiana. I have some information and it connects through several families. If anyone connects or wants information on Hyde family from Vigo Co Indiana the farm is/was located on Tabortown Road in Seelyville Indiana and the Cemetery is in LostCreek Township. The farm is on the county line so it has an Address of Brazil Indiana (Clay Co) is taxed in Terre Haute (Vigo Co) with a landline telephone service through Seelyville (vigo co ) When Orlie Freeman Hyde died the farm was purchased by two of his daughters and is now in the name of his grandson and his great grandson still lives on the farm. Freeman married into the Leonard Family and one of his siblings married into the Lawson family. He had two sons and seven daughters.

    • This is the line of James Hyde, NJ to WV, see our writeup here: Through James’ son Isaac m Nancy Sims through John S Hyde who married Nancy Fisher/Fletcher/Flesher/Fleisher (immigrant ancestor from Hessen, Germany). We have limited Y-DNA for this line and if any male Hyde descendants are known, we would be interested in finding out if any would be willing to take a Y-DNA 37 marker test. The Whyde surname in America is thought to have originated – at least in part – with the descendants of Isaac’s brother George who m Nancy Tanner.

    • I am part of the Hyde family in Vigo county. My father, Robert Oran Beddow, was the son of Selma Hyde Beddow, who was the daughter of Harrison (Horace) Hyde, who was a son of Isaac Newton Hyde who was the son of John S. Hyde. The questions in this article are my questions also.

      • Virginia, I’m going to refer you to our page here concerning James Hyde, New Jersey to Hacker’s Creek, Virginia (later West Virginia). Unfortunately this page needs updating as we’ve learned more since it was first published. The contact person for this line was the late Patrick Hyde, top-notch researcher and wonderful collaborator. I’m going to list the updates so that I (or anyone else so inclined) can make these updates on the profile page. The Whyde surname variant is part of this line, beginning with George Washington Hyde who married Nancy Tanner. The Isaac Hyde mentioned in James Hyde Sr’s will married Nancy Sims. Their son John S Hyde married Nancy Flesher in Mason, WV 1829. Many spelling variants for her surname, Fleischer, Fisher, etc. The rest you are familiar with, and all the documents you need are available from WV Archives and FamilySearch (you need to create free logins for both). James Sr’s’ parents and the surname of his wife Sarah (her first name mentioned in land recs) are unknown. She was not Sara Cory or Sara Marshall, she either came over with him from Ireland or he came over as a bachelor and they married in New Jersey. James’ parents were not Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth Bishop of Maryland. And James was not from Burbage, Wiltshire, or anywhere else in England. There’s a very strong family tradition of James Sr arriving to New Jersey from England, but male Y DNA shows Ireland unequivocally. This needs to be a separate article but these Hydes were not Plantationers or Cork people. The Hyde/Hide surname is found with some consistency in Ireland prior to the first Plantationers in the 1580’s.

      • I just saw your note on Hyde family in Vigo Co Indiana— If you connect to Orlie Freeman Hyde Sr, then you would connect to my husband’s family as he was my husband’s granddad. The Selma name rung a small bell but will have to look at records to see how she fits in. I like working on genealogy and would help with any records I might have. The Indiana Hyde family is slowly fading out with with the HYDE name although there are two Hyde surnames living– one in Texas and the other in Illinois–Hyde Cemetery in Lost Creek Twp in Vigo co indiana contains several Hyde markers and then Summit Lawn cemetery in Clay co indiana has a few “Hyde” members but some were daughters thus the surname is different… my email just got changed through no fault of my own other than the carrier dropped all email so I have a new email address now and not super good with it but if I can help just ask.

  • Hi, I just discovered your site today.I was hoping you could help me find the original members of my family in England.
    My grandfather was Harry Hyson Hyde in Hamilton Ont. Canada. born 1879 died 1964
    He married Henrietta McCandish born 1881 in Hamilton. Don’t know when she died
    His father was Edward Walter Hyde born in 1836 in Barton Ontario, died in 1912
    He was married to Elizabeth Watson who was born in 1852 in Goderich Ont, died in 1926
    His father was Thomas Hyde born in 1803 in either London or Middlesex, died in 1881
    His wife was Mary Anne Turner born in 1805 in England, died 1887 in Canada
    The next generation I’m not sure of
    John Hyde married To Nancy? with son Thomas and daughter Caroline Matilda.
    Any help on my family history will be greatly appreciated.

    • Lawrence, on 4 July 1901 in Wentworth County, Ontario, Harry Hyson Hyde, age 22, lithographer, born Hamilton, Ontario, parents Edward Hyde and Elizah Watson, married Henrietta “Etta” Graham, age 20, born England, parents David Graham and Mary Casey. She d 26 Sept 1914, Wentworth, Ontario, age 34. They had four children, Gordon William, Gladys May, Harrietta Gertrude, and Earl Edward Hyde. Harry remarried 16 Nov 1918, widow Elizabeth Selina “Lena” Snoddy, maiden name Wills. 

      Harry’s father, from marriage record Edward Walter Hyde age 40, merchant, bachelor, Episcopalian, born Canada (circa 1833), parents Thomas Hyde and Mary Ann Turner. On 22 Sept 1873 in Goderich, Edward married Elizabeth Watson, age 22, spinster, Presbyterian, born Canada, her parents James Watson and Mary Ann Bell. Witnesses Peter McFarlane and Catherine Kerr. 

      There’s a writeup that has confirmable evidence that Edward’s parents were Thomas Hyde and Mary Ann Turner, and that Thomas’s parents were John Hyde and Nancy Burrows, married 18 Sept 1786 at Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire (now Worcestershire). You should look through the parish records of Old St Pancras Church in London for a baptism record for Thomas. John Hyde was baptised 18 Oct 1762 at Stoke Bliss, father Henry Hyde and mother Mary (bap 4 April 1723 at Cradley, Hereford, parents Samuel Yapp and Mary). There’s a marriage record 3 Sept 1755 for Henry Hyde and Mary Yapp at St Martin, Worcester. Henry left a will at Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob 11, 1798, piece 1303: Walpole, quire numbers 145-191 “In the Name of God Amen, I Henry Hyde of the Grove in the Little Kyre in the County of Worcester and Diocese of Hereford do make this my last will and testament…” 

  • Was researching Emily Hyde Fuller of Connecticut, grandmother of Ruth Emily Betzer Tinney of Belcourt Castle in Newport, RI. I think she was from Killingly or the immediate area and I know she married Lafayette Dallas Fuller who was the chief of a hospital in Hartford, CT. Her daughters Ethel Betzer and Nellie Ruth Fuller had stories of their adventures in Oklahoma Territory before 1900, I think. She adopted the children of Frank Betzer in Providence, RI around 1910. I have a wonderful photo of her and lived with Nellie Fuller.

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