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Caribbean

I have come across several links with the Caribbean. These include:

•The IGI for Barbados which shows the marriages of Criss Celia Hayde in 1847 and Elizabeth Ann Hayde in 1874. Both these were in Saint John. I have not checked the source material to check on spellings or other variants.
•A more recent reference on internet material to a Wayne Hayde, known in the calypso world as The Watchman.
•American census records in the 1880s that refer to Haydes who appear to have been slaves.
•A Canadian family with Caribbean origins.
•A London family with Caribbean origins.
•A Benjamin Hayde from Jamaica who served in the British Army in WW1.

I have not yet been able to link these to any other parts of the family.

Vanuatu

Another unexplained connection is with the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) that I have included here as it probably originates from the Caribbean. This reference is to:

•The Rev. Walter Hayde Lini, who served as Prime Minister from independence in 1980 until he was ousted in 1991.

I can find no information on why he used Hayde as his middle name.