Historical records matching George Hyde Clarke
About George Hyde Clarke
From Hyde Hall
George Clarke (1768-1835), builder of Hyde Hall, ... was of royal descent and doubtless knew it. According to "Burke's Peerage" (a copy of which he purchased in the 1820s), through his great-grandmother Anne Hyde Clarke he was a direct descendant of King Pedro of Castile and Leon, Edward III of England, Edward II of England, Edward I of England, King Philip of France, King Ferdinand III of Castile (that's St. Ferdinand, by the way), and a glittering cavalcade of other European crowned heads.
Portrait by Samuel F B Morse
See - WIKI Hyde Hall
Hyde Hall is a neoclassical country mansion designed by architect Philip Hooker for George Clarke (1768–1835), a wealthy landowner. When built it was the largest private home in the United States. Constructed between 1817 and 1834, it is one of the finest American houses.
"Hyde Hall was conceived and constructed by George Clarke (1768-1835), an Englishman whose great grandfather and namesake was prominent in the colonial government of New York. As Secretary and later Lieutenant Governor of the province between 1703 and 1743, the elder Clarke amassed 120,000 acres in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys and a sizeable fortune when he returned to England in 1745. That land was the inspiration for young George Clarke to create a new life in the United States."
George Hyde Clarke's Timeline
February 28, 1802
December 11, 1805
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
July 7, 1822
New York, USA