Name: John De Hyde
Change Date: 11 APR 2005
The first confirmed Hyde and founder of one of the most ancient families in Cheshire, was Mathew de Hyde [Mathew de Hida, b. abt 1167] who lived in the 12th. century. He is considered to be the son of Mathew de Bramall, from a district just to the south of Manchester City and west of Stockport.
The Bramalls or Bromales are believed to be decendants of Hugo de Massey, a Norman Baron from Macey on the Brittany/Normandy border near the city of Caen.
Mathew de Hyde [the township of Hyde did not then exist as such but was part of the Estate of the Bagguley family in an area better known as Godley, a particularly ancient settlement.] had two sons, Robert and Richard.
Robert became Lord of Norbury in 1220. Robert had two sons, John of Norbury who succeeded to the Hyde estates and Alexander who succeeded to the Denton estates to became the progenitor of the Hydes of Denton in Lancashire on the west bank of the same River Tame.
Denton still has its Hyde Hall, an exquisite ancient farm but is sadly being allowed to fall into a tragic state of disrepair.
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Father: Robert De Hyde
- John De Hyde b: ABT 1245