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Francis Hardisty

Also Known As: "Hardesty"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Probably Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 24, 1734 (62)
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Place of Burial: Friendship, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hardisty; Thomas A Hardesty; Mary Hardisty and Mary Jane Hardesty
Husband of Ruth Morely Gaither and Dorcas Hardisty
Father of Francis Hardesty, Jr.; Deborah Hardesty; Thomas Hardesty; Peter Hardesty; John Hardisty and 3 others
Brother of Dorothy Hardisty; Arthur Hardisty; Arthur Hardisty, Sr.; Elizabeth Hardisty; Suzanna Hardisty and 5 others

Managed by: Christopher Paul Hardisty
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About Francis Hardisty

NOTE: PLEASE use any tree that is found on My Heritage.com, Ancestry.com, familysearch.og WITH CAUTION they have continually been merged, re-merged and miss merged with each other.

Some of the early wills in England has Hardistie as the spelling. Very few of the christening records has the "Hardesty" spelling all bear "HARDISTY" and a couple bear "HARDESTIE" For some reason the changed the spelling of the name from Hardisty to Hardesty came into being when Francis hit the shores of America.- verification and checking of spellings should be done on each line from here.

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FRANCIS HARDISTY (THOMAS, ARTHUR, WILLIAM...) was born 10 March 1670/71 in Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, and died 23 April 1734 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.

He was buried in Hardesty Family Cemetery Friendship, Anne Arundel County, Maryland MEMORIAL ID 61430468

The son of Thomas and Mary (Favell) Hardesty of Hollins, York England, Francis was baptized on 10 Mar 1671 in Hampswaite, North Yorkshire England.

Francis Hardesty, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

  • Name: Francis Hardesty
  • Gender: Male
  • Christening Date: 10 Mar 1672
  • Christening Place: HAMPSTHWAITE,YORK,ENGLAND
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  • Father's Name: Thomas Hardesty
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  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00928-1
  • System Origin: England-ODM
  • GS Film number: 496807
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Hampstwaite Registers of Baptisms and Burials 1603-1794:

  • Text: Francis ye sone of Thomas Hardesty de Holins bapti. 10 Mar 1671
  • Book: Births and Baptisms 1653 to 1678 (Birth)
  • Collection: Yorkshire: Hampstwaite - Registers of Marriages, 1603-1807, Registers of Baptisms and Burials, 1603-1794

Francis emigrated to North America, ca 1700-02.

Hardesty, Francis was domiciled in Anne Arundel co., Md. sometime prior to 13 Jan. 1703 when he married Gaither, Ruth (Morely) at All Hallows Parish.

He married (1) RUTH MORLEY BEARD on 3 January 1703 in All Hallows Parish, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel Co MD, was born South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Province of Maryland died 5 Oct 1719 Anne Arundel county Maryland burial All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church , Anne Arundel, county Maryland

Some have claimed that she is the daughter of Joseph Morley

Anne Arundel Co., MD;11 m. Ruth -?-. Claims that she was a daughter of Joseph MORLEY are in error. This appeared in print with Harry Wright Newman's 1st Edition (1933) of "Anne Arundel Gentry," based on MORLEY's 1672 will in which he made Robert PROCTOR and John GATHER his executors and legatees.21 Newman corrected this in his second edition (1970), as court records show Joseph MORLEY died with no heirs.10

Excerpt from "Gaither Family Genealogy of VA to MD to NC" by F Z Saunders: "Claims that Ruth is a daughter of Joseph MORLEY is in error. This appeared in print with Harry Wright Newman's 1st Edition (dated 1933) of "Anne Arundel Gentry," based on Morley's 1672 will in which he made Robert Proctor and John Gaither his executors and legatees.

As court records show Joseph Morley died with no heirs, Harry Wright Newman corrected his error in his second edition published in 1970.

There are also claims that Ruth's surname was BEARD, daughter of Richard Beard. To date, no one has been able to supply any records proving that Richard's Beard's daughter Ruth and John Gaither's wife Ruth are the same person."

Ruth married 1st She married John GAITHER 1675, son of John GATHER and Mary WATERS. He was born Bef 1650 in Virginia, and died 1702. He was buried 12 Nov 1702 in All Hallow's Church, Anne Arundel Co., MD

She died she died in 1719 in Anne Arundel Co MD. Upon her death, Francis became the legal guardian of her younger children by first husband, John Gaither (1646-1702)..

On page 355 of "Anne Arundel co., Md. Gentry by Harry Wright Newman", he states John Gaither married Morley, Ruth dau. of Morley, Joseph and on pg. 56 of same states same Gaither, Ruth was a grandmother and married Francis Hardisty 13 Jan. 1703, the widow of John Gaither according to the register of All Hallows Parish.

Ruth BEARD GAITHER She married John GAITHER 1675, son of John GATHER and Mary WATERS. He was born Bef 1650 in Virginia, and died 1702. He was buried 12 Nov 1702 in All Hallow's Church, Anne Arundel Co., MD

At the time Widow Gaither was the mother of nine children by her former husband.

Francis Hardesty became guardian of her minor children, namely, Richard Gaither, Rachel Gaither, Rebecca Gaither and Susannah Gaither, all of whom in June 1709 were at his plantation on South River ( A. A. co. Judgements Liber TH No. 1, Folio 351).

The tax lists for Anne Arundel co. about 1707, "The Landing of 70 acres and "Gaiter's Range" of 200 acres at the head of South River were held by Francis Hardisty by marrying the "Relic of John Gaither" (sic) (Tax Lists A.A. co. Hall of Records).

He was guardian of the property known as The Landing (70 acres) and Gaither's Range (200 acres). Both properties were located at the "head" of the South River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

The birth of a son to Francis and Ruth Hardisty, was recorded in All Hallow's Parish. That there were others born to the parents is possible, but only one had been proved.

Mr. Richard Beard 26.88 A AA £223.12.8 £255.6.1 Nov 19 1706

  • Received from: David Dennis (merchant in London), Aron Rawlings of credits of George Burges, Robert Lockwood, John Beecher, Edward Carter, Garrett Topping, Samuell Jackson, Richard Harrison, John Bronnock, John Gresham, Jr., Thomas Robinson, William Roopie, Fra. Hardesty, Edward Peake.
  • Payments to: Charles Kilborne on judgment obtained by Charles Jones & Co., Kenelme Cheseldyne, Esq. per Mr. Thomas Reynolds, Charles Carroll, Esq., George Jackson, Mr. Richard Bennett, Thomas Rooper, Mr. Amos Garrett, William Crouch (administrator of John Howard), Mr. William Bladen, Thomas Bordley, Richard King, Cornelius Howard (administrator of David Cassaw), William Burroughs, Henry Fish, John Cannary, Dr. Fredrick Cloditt, Charles Carroll as assignee of William Josephs, James Crouch, John Porice, Mr. Thomas Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Thomas Reynolds, Col. William Holland, Maj. Charles Greenberry, Mr. John Gresham.
  • Mentions: Richard Dallam,
  • Administratrix: Susanna Beard (widow).

Child of FRANCIS HARDISTY and RUTH MORLEY is: i. FRANCIS HARDISTY, b. 27 February 1705/06, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USA; d. Bet. 1734 - 1742. m: Alice Brown.

Some are stating that Ruth and Francis Hardesty had a daughter Rachel who married [-?-] Welch. This has not been confirmed as yet - but has been cropping up on trees found elsewhere.

Virtual no references have been found for Francis Hardisty from 1707 until 4 Feb. 1719 when he married All Hallows Parish Anne Arundel co., Md. his second wife .

He married (2) DORCAS LINTHICUM 4 February 1718/19 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, Maryland, daughter of FRANCIS LINTHICUM and DEBORAH WYMAN. She was born 15 August 1700 in All Hallows Parish, , Anne Arundel, Maryland. She died in May 1741 at the age of 40 in Anne Arundel county Maryland. . Dorcas was buried in All Hallows Chapel Cemetery Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland MEMORIAL ID 127277422


Dorcas Linthicum was born on 15 Aug. 1700 and at that time her father was a member of the Society of Friends.

This marriage is found recorded in Robert BARNES' MD Marriages: HARDISTY, Francis, 4 F 1719, All Hallows, AA, Dorcas LINCECOM {sic, LINTHICUM?}.

It was consistent with the customs of the Quakers to "read out" of the Society anyone who made an "irregular marriage" which was certainly the case of Francis Hardesty, as Francis continued a member of the Established Church of Md., that is, the Anglican faith.

The grandfather of Dorcas (Linthicum) Hardisty, that is Leonard Wyman, by his will, dated 16 Mar. 1720/1, probated in Anne Arundel co., Md. on 6 Apr. 1721 devisited his dau. Deborah Linthicum, 100 acres of "Happy Choice" during life and at her decease to revert to his granddaughter, Dorcas Hardisty, the eldest daughter of the said dau., Deborah Linthicum (Wills Liber 16 Folio 444).

WRIGHT's Anne Arundel Church Records: Francis HARDISTY & Dorcas had: Deborah, b. 8 D 1720; Thomas, b. 67 Mar. 1721; & Peter, b. 19 S 1723, All Hallows Parish

Six children were born to this marriage, the fifth child was Robert, b. 23 October 1730. Robert was probably born at The Landing which was 70 acres, or at Gaither's Range, 200 acres, both located at the "head" of South River in Ann Arundel, County, Maryland.

His widow, Dorcas, was living as late as 29 May 1741, when she was bequeathed one shillings by the will of her father, Thomas Linthicum (wills, Liber 22, Folio, 395).

Children of FRANCIS HARDISTY and DORCAS LINTHICUM are:

ii. DEBORAH HARDISTY, was born 5/08 DEC 1720 in South River Parish/ All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British America.

iii. THOMAS HARDISTY, was born on 6 Mar 1721/2 in South River Parish/ All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British America.

iv. PETER HARDISTY, was born on 19 Sep 1723 in South River Parish/ All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British America. He died in 1766 at the age of 43. unmarried

v. JOHN I. Hardisty was born 29 Jan 1727, South River Parish/ All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British America; married Elizabeth Boarman, 1750; died 16 May 1790, Washington county Pennsylvania.

vi. ROBERT HARDISTY, was born 28 Oct 1730, South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; married Elizabeth --- , bef 29 Jan 1757, probably Anne Arundel county Maryland; Robert died bet 25 Feb 1790 and 16 May 1790, Prince George County, Maryland (will probated there).

vii. RICHARD (Richard C) Hardisty was born abt 1733, South River Parish/ All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, British America; died 1823.

An unnamed daughter - . Hardisty Mrs Thomas Smith This has not been confirmed as yet - but has been cropping up on trees found elsewhere.

William Nicholson 3.484 A AA £1743.7.6 £483.19.0 Jul 17 1721

  • Received from: William Chapman, Mr. Samuell Poole,
  • Payments to: David Mackgill, James Betterson, Mahitable Peirpoint, Henry Phillips, Orlando Griffeth, Henry Carter, Edward Gaither per Richard Warfield & Thomas Worthington, Albert Grinning (administrator of Dr. Arnoldi), Richard Rakestraw, John Dunn and his wife Mary Dunn, Christ. Dangerman paid to John Dangerman, Fran. Hardesty, Thomas Worthington, Edward Burgess, William Ware, Mr, Michael Miller, Capt. John Dorsey, col. William Holland, Dr. Charles Carroll, Daniell Larke, James Harris, Esq., Isil Groves, James Nicholson

He was a member of the Established Church of Md., that is, the Anglican faith.

The said last will and testament of Francis Hardisty was dated 15 Feb. 1733/4 and admitted for probate in Anne Arundel co., Md. on 15 Feb. 1733/4. He signed the instrument as "Francis Hardisty".

Unfortunately he failed to name all of his children. (Wills Liber 21 Folio 91). "To son Francis Hardisty "My Negro wench Sarah" her child and their increase."

He appointed his unnamed wife the executrix. 

"Unto my wife, son Francis and the rest of my children to be divided amongest them as the law directs for distribution of the surplusage on interstate estates."

The only children mentioned in Francis Hardesty's will were son Francis, a daughter who m. Thomas Smith, and son Thomas (guardian John Fowler).

Dorcas remarried By 10 Aug. 1737 to Thomas Harrison, who may have been guardian of other (younger) children, but nothing in the probate records on this.

The appraisement and inventory of the personal estate made on 1 Jul. 1734 (Inventories Liber 19 Folio 126). The total valuation 9/12/0, a goodly sum for that day. The greatest values were in slaves of which there were nine, and numerous livestock.

    

Francis Hardisty and Rachel Welch approved as the next as next of kin, and Thomas Linthicum, presumably his father-in-law, approved as the greatest creditor.

Thomas Harrison and his wife, Dorcas, filed an account with the court reporting a balance at that time ofL- 129/16/0. (Administration Accounts Liber 4 Folio 323).

The final account and distribution were made by Thomas Harrison and Dorcas his wife of 2 Jan. 1737/8 and allocated to the following:

  • 1/3 to Thomas Harrison in right of his wife
  • Legacy delivered to Thomas Linthicum for Francis Hardisty a son of the deceased
  • Legacy delivered to Thomas Linthicum for John Fowler who was guardian to Thomas Hardisty son of deceased
  • Legacy delivered to Thomas Linthicum for Thomas Smith who married one of the dau. of the deceased
  • Legacy delivered to Thomas Linthicum for Leonard Linthicum guardian to Robert Hardisty son of the deceased - (administration Accounts Liber 15 Folio 514)

Hardisty, Francis, All hallows Parish, A. A. County, 15th Feb., 1733; 24th Apr., 1734.

  • To son Francis, personalty.
  • Residue of estate to wife ----, extx., son Francis and rest of child.
  • Test: Henry Hall, John Bazill. 21.01

Francis Hardesty 19.126 AA £237.5.10 Jul 1 1734 Nov 1 1734

  • Appraisers: Francis Day, Henry Hall.
  • Creditors: Thomas Linthicum, William Denune.
  • Next of kin: Francis Hardesty, Rachel Welch.
  • Executrix: Dorcus Hardesty.

Francis Hardisty 15.2 A AA £237.5.10 £37.12.11 Mar 11 1735

  • Received from: Mr. Philip Smith (merchant in London).
  • Payments to: Dr. Richard Hill, John Sappington, James Waugh, John Gibson, Mr. Henry Hill per Isaac Lansdale, John Foord, Thomas Richardson, Thomas Linthicum.
  • Executrix: Dorcas Harrison, wife of Thomas Harrison.

Francis Hardisty 14.323 A AA £98.1.1 Aug 10 1737

  • Payments to: Rachel Welsh (administratrix of Capt. John Welsh), Capt. John Welsh paid by Thomas Linthicum (Quaker, one of the accountant's sureties), William Chapman, Mrs. Achsah Woodward (administratrix of Amos Woodward), Mrs. Achsah Woodward (administratrix de bonis non of Amos Garrett).
  • Executrix: Dorcas Harrison, wife of Thomas Harrison.

Francis Hardisty 14.514 A AA £79.17.10 Jan 2 1737/38

  • Payments to: Thomas Harrison who married the widow (unnamed, 1/3) paid by Thomas Linthicum (surety), Francis Hardisty (son, his portion) paid by Thomas Linthicum, Thomas Smith who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion) paid by Thomas Linthicum, John Fowler guardian of Thomas Hardisty (son, his portion) paid by Thomas Linthicum, John Lomas for costs in suit by Achsah Woodward paid by Thomas Linthicum.
  • Executrix: Dorcas Harrison, wife of Thomas Harrison. Came Thomas Linthicum (Quaker).

SOURCES


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61430468

http://www.geni.com/family-tree#340117996400013877



            
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Francis Hardisty's Timeline

1672
March 10, 1672
Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, England
March 1672
Probably Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, England
1707
February 27, 1707
Age 34
Anne Arundel County, MD, United States
1719
December 8, 1719
Age 47
1722
March 6, 1722
Age 50
1723
September 19, 1723
Age 51
1727
April 29, 1727
Age 55
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
1730
October 23, 1730
Age 58
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
1733
1733
Age 60
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States