Trip to Scotland and England 2010
Oct 27, WednesdayBased on the work from Thorby a Hyder cousin in Australia, I visited St, Margaret's a beautiful 13th century Church in Hothfield, Kent (which is about 3 miles from Charing to the east) looking for evidence of the Hyders. Later I took some Hyder cousins there.
Photos from St. Margaret's Church
Hyder Graves at St. Margaret's Church, Hothfield
There are four Hyders buried at Hothfield. There were in the 1800s two headstones recording Hyder burials. The memorial inscriptions on those stones were recorded in those times and were:
THOMAS HYDER died Mar 19 177- age 70, also MARY his wife died May 17 1775 in her 80th year
HYDER, late of Charing, died Apr 12 180(9?) aged 71
The listings are one after another which very likely indicates the graves would have been next to each other. Unfortunately there is no map of the grave yard so one cannot go directly to the grave site.
Church has a copy of the inscriptions located at the back of the
church. The Church also provides copies of indexes to the Marriages,
Baptisms and Burials in the Bishops transcripts for the church. These
are conveniently provided in surname order. This allowed us to easily
obtain the relevant Hyder information (most if not all of which has
been independently by other researchers, in particular Gillian Hyder,
Thorby Walker and others) as we looked for the graves in the
churchyard. Various images associated with this search are shown below.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Charing, Kent
We visited the Hyder graves at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Charing, Kent. Several Hyder generations were present in the community from the early 1700s until the late 1800s. They worked mainly as skilled tradesmen as carpenter/joiners. Some of the information on their lives is available here.
could not have been possible but for the contributions of: