John Hyde (judge)

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John Hyde
John Hyde (c 1737–1796), by Robert Home.jpg
John Hyde (1737–1796) (Robert Home)
Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal
In office
22 October 1774[1] – 8 July 1796

John Hyde (14 January 1738 – 8 July 1796)[2] was a Puisne Judge on the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal from 1774[3] to his death. He is the primary author of Hyde's Notebooks, a series of 58 volumes of notebooks that comprise the only known remaining source of information for the early proceedings of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William. The originals of these are kept at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Partial microfilms are held at the National Library of India, Kolkata.

Hyde died on July 8, 1796.[4]

Family[edit]

Hyde married Mary Seymour, daughter of Lord Francis Seymour, in 1773. After his death she married the Rev. John Payne of Droxford.[3][5] Hyde's youngest daughter Caroline Frances married Robert Walpole.[6]

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