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Richard Hardy, Esq.

Birthplace: Wetwang, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Hardy and Mary Margaret Hardy (Newton)
Husband of Alice Hardy
Father of Richard Hardy; Alice Elizabeth Hardy; George Hardy; Mary Hardy; John Hardy, of Isle of Wight and 3 others
Brother of Christine Hardy; George Hardy and John De Hardy

Occupation: Merchant, Alderman, Sheriff of England
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About Richard Hardy, Esq.

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.


  • 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., 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

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Richard Hardy, Esq.'s Timeline

Wetwang, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
August 25, 1603
Age 26
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Yorkshire, , England
Age 33
Yorkshire, , England
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Yorkshire, , England
June 2, 1613
Age 36
Bedfordshire, England
Age 38
Bedfordshire, , England
Age 41
Bedfordshire, , England