Laurence Hyde, second son of Lord Chancellor Clarendon (1614-1711). He held many important offices, and was First Lord of the Treasury, 1679-84; created Earl of Rochester in 1681, and K.G. 1685.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
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