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Alfred Ernest Hyde

1879 -

Life History


Born in West Ham.

22nd August 1910

Married Louisa Rose Coton.


In the 1881 and 1891 censuses Alfred was living with his parents in Kingston.

In 1901, aged 22, he was lodging in a house in Fulham and described as a 'cabinet maker' – probably rather too grand a title at that age. His brother Albert was also lodging there.

Marriage Certificate [image]

Alfred married Louisa Rose Coton at The Parish Church, Teddington on 22nd August 1910.
He is shown as 'Mineral Water Manufacturer'.
He is a bachelor, she is a spinster. They both have the same address.
Alfred's father is Charles Hyde, Upholsterer; Louisa's father is William Henry Coton, Butcher.
The witnesses are William Henry Coton and Alice Daisy Hyde.

In the 1911 census, aged 31, he was living at South Street, Epsom, with his wife. He was described as 'Mineral Water Manufacturer', working at home, and shown as an 'employer'

In 1913 he emigrated to New Zealand. (See 'An Immigrants Progress' below.)
There is a Passenger embarkation list showing the departure for Wellington NZ on 11th September 1913 of an A E Hyde with his wife and a son Master J Hyde aged between 1 and 12.
Although the recorded birth dates do not tie in, it is almost certain that it is Alfred, Louisa and their son. He is shown as 38 when it should be 34, and Louisa is shown as 28 whereas the census form for 1911 indicates she should be 30.
(See 'Louisa Hyde' below}

An Immigrant's Progress

In his descendants' possession, there is a draft of an article written by 'A E Hyde' in 1928.
The article, titled 'An Immigrants Progress', was submitted to a magazine called the "Supplement".
It is a long article (6 pages - although 1 is missing). In it, he says that he came to 'Gods Own Country' in 1913. He says that his reason for emigrating is
"hard to explain. Professionally I was a success in England so I may ascribe it to wanderlust – a call to the wild!"
At the end of the article he says
"Regrets none. Faith boundless."

The article describes what he has done there - mainly minor jobs, including wood polishing.
He was living at the time in Matakohe which is a small settlement town in the Kaipara district of the Northland Region. It is strange that he talks all the while about what 'I' did, not 'we' and does not mention a family or his other brothers who also emigrated to NZ.
(Page 2 is missing. Perhaps it revealed things somebody did not want recalled.)

The article also says that:
"when the war clouds burst… offer of my services for the war was not accepted ... And I was appointed a teacher ..." and taught in "two half-time schools"

Family history has always been that 3 brothers emigrated to New Zealand and all three served in the New Zealand army.

Louisa Hyde

Louisa Hyde (housewife) aged 50 is recorded in the Canadian Pacific UK passenger lists from Montreal on 24th Sept 1932.
Her last address in UK is given as 33, Danamare, St Putney London.
Country of last permanent residence – New Zealand
Country of intended future residence – England.
It appears, however, that Louisa went back to NZ on 11th August 1933
Passenger list for Louisa Hyde, Housewife, aged 51 to Auckland.
Address in England 33, Danamere St., SW15.
Current and future country of residence given as New Zealand.

In the 1911 census: Louisa Rose Hyde, Teacher.

In 1947, on 28th April: Louisa R Hyde, Retired, born 1833, travels by ship to Halifax, Canada
Address in UK 26, Festing Road, Putney SW15.
Country of last permanent residence: England.
Country of future permanent residence: Canada.
Note that Louisa is now shown as 'Retired' not 'Housewife'. Presumably Alfred has died by then.

In 1948 Louisa Rose Hyde, retired teacher aged 65 travels from Quebec
Address in UK: 31, Danamore St London SW15.
Last permanent residence - Canada
future permanent residence - England.

The image below shows three Hyde brothers in New Zealand, around 1913.

Hyde brothers in NZ

family returning from a picnic

The image above shows the 'Claude' family going on a picnic in New Zealand, in 1922.
It is thought that Claude is a family name for Alfred Ernest.
There is a note in the family records that: "Claude married Rose and had a son."

From freeBMD

Birth: Jun 1879, Hyde, Alfred Ernest, W. Ham, 4a 16