Urian Hyde

UI have him in the Hyde branch of the tree and am reasonably sure he is a relative. Born in 1567 in Stockport, Cheshire, he remains there for most of his life. His year and place of death are unknown although I have seen some trees with a date of 1650 in Y, Somme, Picardie, France.

Y, Somme, Picardie, France is a tiny commune in northern France, an odd place for our English ancestors to reside. Why I thought trees on Ancestry.com were correct, I do… not…know! Apparently, one person typed in a “Y” on his chart and a drop down appeared with “Y, Somme, Picardie, France”, and it was chosen whether purposely or not. It spread exponentially throughout family trees. Several of Urian’s brothers and sisters died there. No one was born remotely close by.

How many more of these errors are lurking in published family trees? As one blogger remarked, I pity those poor people in Y, Somme, Picardie, France who must be confronted with confused genealogy tourists. Hopefully, no one planned their vacation based on this misinformation.

10th great-uncle


incorrect info on Urian Hyde
A route for Urian’s life that doesn’t make sense