Montgomery Hyde Family

Biography/History

Surviving members and legal descendents of the barrister, politician and historian, H. Montgomery Hyde (1907-1989). Montgomery Hyde was born in Belfast and educated at Queen's University and Magdalen College Oxford. He was called to the bar in 1934 and joined the North East Circuit of England. From 1935-39 he was private secretary to the 7th Marquess of Londonderry and maintained contact with this family throughout his life, writing a variety of books about the Londonderry's and their connections. He served in MI6 during World War II, subsequently becoming Unionist MP for North Belfast 1950-59. He was Professor of History and Political Science at the University of the Punjab at Lahore 1959-61. He published an eclectic mix of over sixty books and was a recognised authority on the publication of pornography. He died in 1989.