Norhide was the son of Matsuda Yorihide. He was one of Hôjô Ujimasa's chief retainers but during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's siege of Odawara in 1590, he communicated with the enemy. He was uncovered by the Hôjô and placed under confinement. Despite his covert activities, he was made to commit suicide after the fall of the castle along with Ujimasa and Daidôji Masashige. His younger brother Yasusada later came to serve Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005