Authorised form of nameEast; Sir; Edward Hyde (1764 - 1847); 1st Baronet Calcutta; judge
Dates1764 - 1847
Place of birthJamaica, West Indies, North and Central America
Date of birth09 September 1764
Place of deathSherwood Lodge, Battersea, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of death08 January 1847
OccupationBarrister; judge; colonial administrator; plantation and slave owner
Research fieldLaw
Harrow School; Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Major slave owner in Jamaica, where he was born and his family had long-established sugar plantations; called to the Bar at Inner Temple (1786); MP for Great Bedwyn (1792-1796); Principal of Hindu College (later Hindu School, Kolkata); Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Fort William, Bengal, India (1813-1822); MP for Winchester (1823-183); Privy Councillor; Bencher of Inner Temple
Kt 1813; Bt 1823
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/04/1799
Age at election34
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of Captain John East (aka Edward East) who was active in the conquest of Jamaica; married Jane Isabella Hankey (1786)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Wikipedia; UCL LBS
Proc Roy Soc 1847 No 69 pp 708-710
'Sir Edward Hyde East 1st Bart.', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, [accessed 3rd July 2020)]
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2947
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1799/02East, Sir Edward Hyde: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001228East, Sir Edward Hydend
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