Richard Hardy, Esq. (1577 - 1645) MP

‹ Back to Hardy surname

Is your surname Hardy?

Research the Hardy family

Richard Hardy, Esq.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Wetwang, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Colony
Occupation: Merchant, Alderman, Sheriff of England
Managed by: Genevieve Layne Dangerfield
Last Updated:

About Richard Hardy, Esq.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lsayre1/index_files/hardfam.htm

Richard Hardy (John, Michael, John, John, John, Richard) was born in 1567 or 1577 in Wetwang, Bedfordshire, England, and died 1645 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. He married Alice Wilson in 1602 in Yorkshire, England, daughter of Robert Wilson. She was born 12 Jan 1588 in Shillington, Bedford, England, and died 1658 in Bedfordshire, England. Other sites say that Alice Wilson was the daughter of Thomas Wilson and Ales Long.

Children:

  • Richard, b. 1604, Yorkshire, England.
  • Alice, b. 1608, Yorkshire, England.
  • George, b. 1610, Yorkshire, England.
  • Mary, b. 1612, Yorkshire, England.
  • John, b. 1613, Wetwang, Yorkshire, England; d. 1670 or 1677, Isle of Wight, Virginia.
  • Jacquette, b. 1615, Yorkshire, England.
  • Michael, b. 1618, Yorkshire, England.

-------------------- George and John Hardy, sons of John and Olive Hardy, came to Virginia before their parents.

...John Hardy, of Isle of Wight Co., VA., ...in 1666 he received a grant for 1150 acres of land in Isle of Wight Co. He was a prominent, influential citizen and Churchman.

Source: Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, by Stella Pickett Hardy, Second Edition with additions and revisions by the author. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1974, Originally published New York, 1911, pp.261

It is known that John Hardy of Isle of Wight County, VA., belonged to the landed gentry of England, or the yeomen class, sometimes referred to as "statesmen", a term which formerly meant persons living upon small "states" (or estates) that were cultivated by the same family from generation to generation, and were held by the peculiar tenure known as Border Tenant-right.

Source: "Hardy and Hardie, Past and Present", 1935, Authored by H. Claude Hardy, Ph.D. of White Plains, N.Y. and Rev. Edwin Noah Hardy, Ph.D., of Greenwich, Connecticut, pp.364

view all 13

Richard Hardy, Esq.'s Timeline

1577
1577
Wetwang, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
1602
1602
Age 25
Yorkshire, , England
1603
August 25, 1603
Age 26
1604
1604
Age 27
1608
1608
Age 31
Yorkshire, , England
1610
1610
Age 33
Yorkshire, , England
1612
1612
Age 35
Yorkshire, , England
1613
June 2, 1613
Age 36
Bedfordshire, England
1613
Age 36
Bedford, UK
1615
1615
Age 38
Bedfordshire, , England