Richard Hyder (1786-1874)and Ann(e) (1788-1833)

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Richard was baptized on 19 June 1785 at Smarsden Parish Church (Smarsden is a small community about five miles southwest of Charing). His parents were Thomas Hyder of Charing and Mary (Hodges). We have no other information on Richard except that associated with the baptisms of his children and inscriptions on gravestones in Charing. Richard was a carpenter by trade. He married twice, with all of his children appearing to have been from the first marriage. We have not located the marriage record of  Richard and Ann and so do not know her maiden name; it may have been Akhurst. The children of the marriage (all christened in Charing) were as follows:

Children of Richard Hyder and Ann[1]

Name Date of christening Date of Birth Married to Date of Death Place of Death
Elizabeth Ann 22 May 1808[2] 29 April 1808[2] James Finch 18 Nov 1832, Charles Packham July 25,1871[3] Toronto, Canada
Mary Catharine 6 May 1810[2] 7 April 1810[2] William Scott, 20 June 1832 Q1 1896[7] Portsmouth, Hants[4] (?)
Kitty 31 January 1813[2]   George Jenkins, 31 May 1834 4 April 1887[8] Charing, Kent[4] (?)
Harriet Eliza 24 March 1815[2]   ---- Mose Q4 1891 Eastbourne
Thomas 28 September 1817[2]     8 January 1893[6] Brockley, South London
Ellen 23 January 1820[2]        
James 19 October 1823[2]     9 April 1865[5] Chatham, Kent
Ann Akhurst 29 January 1826[2]     1841 Southwark
Caroline 22 November 1830[2] 22 November 1830[2] n/a 28 November 1830[2] Charing, Kent

Mary died on 6 February 1833 at the age of 45. Richard married Sarah Mackelden(sp) on 24 Jan 1835 at Charing Parish Church. Sarah died on June 4 1865, aged 72 and Richard died on April 3rd, 1874 aged 88.


[1] A gravestone in Charing Cemetery has the following inscription: "In memory of Ann wife of Richard Hyder who died Feb 6th 1833 aged 45; also of Sarah his 2nd wife who died June 4th 1865 aged 72; also of the above named Richard Hyder who died April 3rd 1874 aged 88". Provided by Gill Hyder, a descendent of James.
[2] Transcribed from parish registers of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Charing, Kent by Gill Hyder
[3] Provided by Bill Harrison
[4] Appear in the 1881 census
[5] Provided by Gill Hyder from death certificate
[6] Provided by Gill Hyder from details of will
[7] GRO Index
[8] Charing MIs
[9] FreeBMD


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This document is 'in progress'. Any errors are mine. Contributions to this account of Elizabeth Ann's life would be much appreciated.

ŠKenneth Scott and others

last modified 15 November 2001