His life and books
|Born: 1814 at Yoxley, Hampshire|
|Died: 1881 at Powick, Worcestershire|
|The Reverend John Hinde|
|Frances Gould 1825-1890|
|John Henry Edward Hinde|
|Charles William Hinde|
|Susan Jane Hinde 1852-|
|Charlotte Hinde 1854-|
|Mary Hinde 1857-|
|Francis Richard Berthon Hinde 1865-1948|
|Herbert Hinde 1866-|
|Edith Hinde 1858-|
|Henry Hinde 1870-|
Major-General John Hinde CB was born on 2 August 1814 at Yoxley in Hampshire, the eldest son of the Reverend John Hinde, Vicar of Ludham, Lecturer of Ludlow, and Headmaster of Ludlow Grammar School in Shropshire.
He was educated at Ludlow Grammar School. In 1835 he was appointed ensign in the King's Regiment, promoted to lieutenant 1837, captain 1845, major 1857, and lieutenant colonel 1861. He commanded first a batallion and then the regiment in India 1857-1858, for which service he was appointed a Companion of the Bath. After 31 years' continuous service with the regiment, he retired with the honorary rank of major-general in 1866. He was then appointed lieutenant colonel of the 1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers (1).
On 13 June 1845 he married at Eccles in Lancashire Frances Gould 1825-1890, younger daughter of Richard Gould 1792-1868 of Hope Hall near Eccles and his wife nee Susan Bateman.
They had the following children :
John Henry Edward Hinde. He was born in 1847 at Poona in India.
Charles William Hinde. He was born in 1850 at Harrackee in India.
Susan Jane Hinde. She was born in 1852 in India.
Charlotte Hinde. She was born in 1854 in India.
Mary Hinde. She was born in 1857 at Grimley in Worcestershire.
Francis Richard Berthon Hinde. He was born in 1865 at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
Herbert Hinde. He was born in 1866 at the Curragh in Ireland.
Edith Hinde. She was born in 1858 in Shropshire.
Henry Hinde. He was born in 1870 at Powick in Worcestershire.
Their father Major-General John Hinde died on 1 March 1881 at The Hermitage, Powick in Worcestershire (2). He was buried at Powick.
There is a Memorial at Powick Church reading as follows:
"In affectionate memory of Major General John Hinde C.B. late Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 1st Battalion 8th (The King's) Regiment. Born August 2, 1814. Died March 1, 1881. This tablet is erected by the officers of the 1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers, of which Regiment he was 10 years Lieutenant-Colonel." (3)
(1) Who's Who (1907) page 845.
(2) Manchester Guardian dated 5 March 1881.
(3) Richard Cannon & Alexander Cunningham Robertson Historical records of the King's Liverpool Regiment of Foot pages 287-288 (1883).