Person:Thomas Hyde (9)

Thomas Hyde
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Thomas Hyde
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][9] 1840 Quorn, Leicestershire, England
Census? 1841 Twyford, Leicestershire, England
Census[5] 1851 Saint Mary Township, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Other[4] 19 JAN 1858 Derby, Derbyshire, EnglandMilit-Beg
Immigration[4][1] JUN 1858 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Marriage ABT 1860 to Mary Anne Stickley
Occupation[6] 1871 a Corporal in the British Army 16th Regiment of Rifles of foot (Bedfordshire regiment)
Census 1871 Quebec Centre, Quebec, Canadawith Mary Anne Stickley
Other[4] 13 AUG 1872 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaMilit-End
Immigration[1][8] ABT 1874 United States
Residence[7][10] 1895 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan



THOMAS HENRY HYDE was born in 1840 at England. There is a registered birth in the GRO Birth Indexes of Thomas Henry Hyde in the MQ 1840 registered in Barrow upon Soar (the registration district for Quorndon) volume 15 page 36. He appeared on the census of 1841 at Twyford, Leicestershire, England. He appeared on the census of 1851 at Saint Mary Township, Leicester, Leicestershire, England. Thomas was the son of Humphrey Hyde and Mary Woodruffe and was the second child of five, two boys, two girls, and a youngest son.

Military Records

The following records have been extracted from War Office Records held at the National Archives at Kew. Thomas first enlisted in the 63rd Regiment of Foot at Derby on 19 January 1858 at the age of 18 regimental. Thomas, regimental No.160 received a bounty for enlisting of £1 10s 0d and the record shows he was five feet six inches tall.
(TNA ref.WO12/7288)
After enlisting at Derby Thomas travelled to the depot of the 63rd Regiment at Birr in Ireland, arriving 29 March and is shown present in the musters at Birr until he embarked for Halifax, Nova Scotia in June 1858.
(TNA ref.WO12/7289)
The musters of the 1st Battalion 63rd Regiment show Thomas joined from the Depot on 15 June 1858.
(TNA ref.WO12/7289)
The muster for the period October-December 1858 shows Thomas making a remittance of ten shillings from his pay to Anne W Hyde, the W probably being Woodruffe, which was Thomas’s mother’s maiden name.
(TNA ref.WO12/7289)
In April 1859 Thomas is transferred to St John’s Newfoundland and joins the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. The musters of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment show Thomas Hyde regimental No.81 joined from Halifax 7 June 1859.
Thomas remained present in Newfoundland until November 1862, when he is transferred to the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment stationed at London Canada West. The musters of the Canadian Rifles record Thomas’s transfer from Newfoundland Companies 30 November 1862 (TNA ref.WO12/10543)
For the next eight years the musters of the Royal Canadian Rifles show Thomas regimental No.1045 variously on detachment in Newfoundland, Kingston and Quebec. Whilst in Newfoundland in 1867 Thomas is re-engaged for a further period of service and is promoted to the rank of Corporal on 1 July 1868.
(TNA ref.WO12/10552)
In 1870 the Canadian Rifle Regiment was disbanded and Thomas was transferred to the 1st Battalion 60th Kings Royal Rifle Regiment on 7 July 1870.
(TNA ref.WO12/10557)
The musters of the 1st Battalion 60th Regiment whilst stationed in Halifax N.S. for the period July-September 1872, show that Thomas regimental No.1842 was granted a free discharge after 14 years service on 13 August 1872. The muster records the following information on Thomas.
(TNA ref.WO12/6930)
Corporal Thomas Hyde regimental No.1842 discharged free after 14 years service 13 August 1872 at Halifax.
Born Leicester and enlisted at Derby 19 January 1858 a groom by trade.
Thomas was paid an allowance of £1 16s 0d to take his wife Mary Ann and their five children (all under 14 years of age) by rail and ship to Windsor, their intended place of residence.

Family Life

He married MARY ANNE STICKLEY circa 1860. The marriage date is chosen so that they were twenty years old. Mary is listed as being from Newfoundland, so it is likely she met Thomas when the unit was stationed nearby. He and MARY ANNE STICKLEY appeared on the census of 1871 at Quebec Centre, Quebec, Canada

THOMAS and MARY ANNE STICKLEY immigrated circa 1874 to United States. Son Charles Hyde 1900 census data states that he came the United States around 1874. Son Thomas was born and died at five months old in Windsor, which is just across from Detroit. Based on the wedding record of daughter Mary Ann he and MARY ANNE STICKLEY likely lived in 1895 at Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

The family stayed in the Detroit area for the rest of their lives. It is not currently known when he died.


Thomas Hyde Census
Year Source Image
1841 1841 England Census, Civil Parish: Twyford; County: Leicestershire
1841 1851 England Census, Leicestershire, England
1871 1871 Canadian Federal Population Census: Quebec Centre, Quebec
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1910 US Federal Census: Hamtramck, Wayne County, Michigan, 1910, Secondary quality.
  2. Charles Hyde Mary Rinke Marriage Record. (Marriage Record), 1904, Secondary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 1871 Canadian Federal Population Census: Quebec Centre, Quebec, 1871, Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Michael Barton. Michael Barton Research Report, Secondary quality.
  5. 1851 England Census: Class: HO107; Piece: 2090; Folio: 530; Page: 23; GSU roll: 87718., 1851, Primary quality.
  6. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967, Primary quality.
  7. maryc. Rootsweb Essex County Marriage Data: Gumbrecht Hyde Marriage. (Rootsweb,, 2002), 1895, Secondary quality.
  8. Son Charles Hyde census data states that he came the United States around 1874.
  9. There is a registered birth in the GRO Birth Indexes of Thomas Henry Hyde in the MQ 1840 registered in Barrow upon Soar (the registration district for Quorndon) volume 15 page 36.
  10. The marriage record of their daughter Mary lists Mary's residence as Detroit. It is likely the Hyde's lived in Detroit as well.