Hyde Genealogy says:
- I. William Hyde (1) the first, of Norwich, is not certainly known to have been connected with any of the Hyde families who came to this country from England, of which there were several in the United States.
- I have not been able to ascertain from what part of England he came ; to what family he belonged ; or where he first landed in this country, or the precise time when he arrived here. He probably, however, came over in 1633, with the Rev. Thomas Hooker, the first minister of Hartford; sojourned a short time at Newton, Mass., and removed with him to Hartford, in 1636. The time of his removal to Saybrook, is not ascertained, but he owned lands in Hartford as late as 1639. He probably went to Saybrook soon after that, and his dau. was m. there early in 1652. No information has been obtained as to the name of his wife, or when or where she died. Erom the age of the son when he died (forty), he must have been b. in 1636. His mother was of course then living, and probably died at Hartford or Saybrook, before the removal of her husband to Norwich; as no account of her death is found upon the Norwich records. The daughter either was born in England, or was married very young ; the date of her birth, or her age at the time of her death in 1703, have not been ascertained.
- Norwich was settled in 1660.
- William Hyde was a man of considerable importance among the settlers of Norwich, and was frequently elected as one of the townsmen, or selectmen. He d. at Norwich 6 January, 1681. His home lot was devised to his grandson, William Hyde (6) the second. And a part of it was owned by William Mansfield, a descendant of the latter ; and was occupied by him as the site of his dwelling-house in 1859.
|Offspring of William Hyde and unknown parent|
|Hester Hyde (c1635-1703)||1635||13 November 1703 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States||John Post (c1626-1710)|
|Samuel Hyde (1636-1677)||1636 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States||July 1677 Franklin, New London County, Connecticut, United States||Jane Lee (1640-1722)|
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