Archaeologia Cantiana - Vol. 28 1909 page 374
of Eynsford and Farningham By R. H. Ernest Hill,
pedigree), a relationship which is confirmed by such dates as are
known. A reference to Rev. F. Browne’s Sornersetshire Wills shews
that she was twice married, first to Matthew Colthurst of Claverton, Co.
Somerset (will dated 1559), and second to Laurence Hyde of West Hatch, co.
Wilts (will dated 1584, proved 1590). By her first marriage she had eight
children and by the second ten, of whom two died young. Her third son
Henry, by Laurence Hyde, became the father of Edward, Earl of Clarendon,
the famous Lord Chancellor and historian of the Civil War, whose daughter
Anne married James, Duke of York. It is therefore interesting to note that
the Sybill-Hyde marriage connecth this long-extinct Kentish family with
the blood of an English queen.
grandmother, and that she "was left very rich, as well by his
(Laurence Hyde’s) donation as from her husband Colthurst." Her first
marriage with Matthew Colthurst explains the bequests to Matthew and Andrew
Colthurst in the will (proved 1593) of her first-cousin once removed, Edward
Sibell of Sevenoaks.
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