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Hyde, Douglas (de hÍde, Dubhghlas)

Hyde, Douglas (de hÍde, Dubhghlas) (1860–1949), Gaelic scholar, founder of the Gaelic League, and first president of Ireland, was born 17 January 1860 in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, fourth child among three sons and two daughters of the Rev. Arthur Hyde (descended from the Hydes of…

Hyde, Harford Montgomery

Hyde, Harford Montgomery (1907–89), barrister, politician, and author, was born 14 August 1907 in Belfast, son of James Johnstone Hyde JP, linen merchant, and his wife, Isobel (née Montgomery). Hyde claimed distant kinship with Henry James…

Hyde, Henry

Hyde, Henry (1638–1709), 2nd earl of Clarendon, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was born 2 June 1638, eldest son of Edward Hyde, 1st earl of Clarendon and lord chancellor of England, and his second wife Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Aylesbury. He was born in London, but spent much…

Hyde, Laurence

Hyde, Laurence (1641/2–1711), 1st earl of Rochester, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was baptised in March 1642, second son of Edward Hyde, the leading royalist and later earl of Clarendon and Charles II's lord chancellor. After the family's return to England at the restoration of…

Hyde, Sarah

Hyde, Sarah (d. 1750), printer and bookseller, was the only daughter of Joseph (qv) and Elizabeth Ray (qv), booksellers and printers in Dublin. Her early life is unrecorded before she married (1714) John Hyde, printer…

Hyndman, George Crawford

Hyndman, George Crawford (1796–1867), amateur naturalist, was born 24 October 1796 in Belfast, the elder of at least two sons (one of whom died as a young man) and a daughter of James Hyndman (1761?–1825), merchant and public figure in Belfast, and Cherry Crawford, said to be from…

Hyndman, James

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Hynes, Francis Alexander (‘Frank’)

Hynes, Francis Alexander (‘Frank’) (1912–94), civil servant, was born 30 May 1912 in Galway city, son of Patrick Joseph Hynes, post office clerk, and Norah Elizabeth Hynes (née Dyas). The family lived on St Brendan's Road, Galway. Educated locally, he joined the civil service in May…

Hynes, (Oliver) Jerome (Morley)

Hynes, (Oliver) Jerome (Morley) (1959–2005), theatre and festival manager, and arts administrator, was born 30 September 1959 at St John of God nursing home, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, one of two sons and two daughters of Oliver P. Hynes (c.1920–2004), vocational teacher, and his…