Thomas Hyder (1762-1845) and Mary Hodges (1766-1831)

Note: This page is a work in progress; there may be errors and contributions are solicited.

Thomas Hyder of Charing and Mary Hodges were married at Smarsden parish church on 27 December 1784. Thomas was a carpenter and is believed to be the son of Thomas Hyder and his wife Ann. Thomas and Mary had the following children:

Children of Thomas Hyder and Mary Hodges[1]

Name Date of christening Date/Place of Christening Married to Date of Death Place of Death
Richard 19 June 1785[1] Smarsden Ann, Sarah Mackelden(sp) April 3, 1874 Charing
Thomas 9 Dec 1787[2] 27 Oct 1787, Charing      
Edward July 1789[2] 9 June 1789, Charing      
Hodges 30 April 1792[2] 13 February 1792, Charing      
Catherine 27 January 1794[2] 3 January 1794, Charing      
Mary Ann 21 August 1796[2] 22 July 1796, Charing unmarried 4 December 1872[4]  
James 27 January 1798[2] 31 Dec 1797, Charing      
Elizabeth 10 May 1801[2] 6 April 1801, Charing John Stallard 9 Jan 1887 Brompton(?)
Ann 19 September 1802[2] 18 August 1802, Charing      
George 17 March 1805[2] 1 February 1805, Charing      
Caroline 21 August 1808[2] 27 July 1808, Charing Edward Swaffer, 18 Mar 1832[2] 12 November 1867[4]  

From a gravestone inscription we learn that Thomas was born in 1762 and Mary was born in 1766. The gravestone speaks of ten children so that perhaps one of the eleven listed above died in infancy.


[1] Transcribed from parish registers of the parish church of Smarsden, by Gill Hyder
[2] Transcribed from parish registers of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Charing, Kent, by Gill Hyder
[3] A gravestone in Charing Cemetery has the following inscription: "In memory of Mary wife of Thomas Hyder who departed this life Oct 22 1831 aged 65 years leaving issue 5 sons and 5 daughters; also the above Thomas Hyder who departed this life Dec 22 1845 aged 83; also of Elizabeth the beloved wife of John Stallard and daughter of the above born April 6 1801 died Jan 9 1887 interred in Brompton cemetery."
[4] Charing MIs


Gill Hyder has supplied the information on this page from her study of parish records at Smarsden and Charing.

This document is 'in progress'. Any errors are mine. Contributions to this account of the Hyder family would be much appreciated.

©Kenneth Scott and others

last modified 15 November 2001