Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon

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Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 2nd Earl of Rochester, PC (June 1672 – 10 December 1753) was an English nobleman and politician. He was styled Lord Hyde from 1682 to 1711.

Life[edit]

He was the son of the 1st Earl of Rochester and Lady Henrietta, daughter of the 1st Earl of Burlington. His education started at Eton where he studied from 1683 to 1687 and entered Oxford University in 1700. From 1687 to 1690 saw him travel abroad to Italy, Germany and the Dutch Republic. He was Tory MP for Launceston 15 November 1692—2 May 1711 and High Steward of the University of Oxford from 1711. He was appointed to the Privy Council of Great Britain in 1710.[1]

He succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Rochester on 2 May 1711 and his cousin as 4th Earl of Clarendon on 31 March 1723. In 1719 he was one of main subscribers in the Royal Academy of Music (1719), a corporation that produced baroque opera on stage. His death came six months after that of his only surviving son, resulting in the extinction of both earldoms.

Family[edit]

He married Jane Leveson-Gower, daughter of Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet, on 8 March 1692. They had children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cruickshanks. (2002) The House of Commons 1690 1715 5 Volume Set, Cambridge University Press. pp. 463-64. ISBN 0-521-77221-4.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Harbord
Bernard Granville
Member of Parliament for Launceston
1692 – 1707
With: Bernard Granville 1692–1695
William Cary 1695–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Launceston
1707 – 1711
With: William Cary 1707–1710
Francis Scobell 1710–1711
Succeeded by
Francis Scobell
George Clarke
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Rochester
Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Cornwall
1711 – 1714
Succeeded by
The Earl of Radnor
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Lawrence Hyde
Earl of Rochester
1711–1753
Extinct
Preceded by
Edward Hyde
Earl of Clarendon
1723–1753
Baron Hyde
(descended by acceleration)

1723–1750
Succeeded by
Henry Hyde
Preceded by
Henry Hyde
Baron Hyde
1753
Extinct