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William Hardy, I

Birthplace: Salmon Creek, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in United States
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Hardy and Charity Hardy
Husband of Edith BATCHELOR and Edith "Edy" Hardy (Batchelor)
Father of Lemuel HARDY; Lemuel (Lamb) Hardy; Mary Cobb Sellers; Jesse Hardy; Robert Hardy and 3 others
Brother of Mary Hinton; Thomas Hardy; Jacob Hardy and John Hardy, Jr.

Occupation: cooper
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About William Hardy, I

ID: I12333

Name: *William Hardy I 1

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1684 in England

Death: AFT 1750 in Salmon Creek, Bertie County, North Carolina


William Hardy had a land grant in the Chowan Precinct, now Tyrrell County, North Carolina. It was located near James Feowox,

and Godfrey Spruill. William Hardy later moved to the Salmon Creek area of Bertie County, North Carolina.

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Land Grant

William Hardie

24 June 1704

220 acres in Chowan Precinct on the NW side of the Custoponung River joining Cabin Landing, Cypress Swamp, and the said river.

(NC Land Patents 1663-1729 by Hofmann, page 33, Patent book one, page 127.)

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28 October 1717

John Hardy of Chowan Precinct with the consent of Rebecca my wife to William Hardy of Chowan Precinct, Cooper for the love and affection I bear my brother 270 acres more or less on the South side of Salmon Creek joining my own land and the creek.

Witness: Edward Howard, and John Hollbrook

Reg: 24 January 1717

(Chowan Precinct 1696-1723, Hofmann, page 129. Chowan Deed Book B, #1, page 523.)

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William Hardy, cooper to Lamb Hardy

01 August 1750 Gift 270 acres

In consideration of Natural good will love and affection which I have or bear to my son

Land on Salmon Creek adj. Thomas Ryan

Witness: William Hardy, Jr., Edward Rasor,

August Court 1750

Samuel Ormes C/C

(Colonial Bertie by Mary Best Bell, page 210.)

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Oct 14, 1715, Robert Fewox and wife Martha sold to Robert FewoxÆs cousin John

Hassell 150 acres on the east side of the Scuppernong, adjoining the Shallow

Landing, the valley MahometÆs Swamp, James FewoxÆs old courses, PhelpsÆ swamp.

The deed notes that the land is a plantation deeded to Robert Fewox by his

fatherÆs will. This deed was witnessed by Robert FewoxÆs brother-in-law William

Hardy (by mark) and by John Wingate (Chowan Co., DB B-1, p.189)

Three of the sons of John I and Charity Hardy are borne out by the will of his

son, John Hardy II. John Hardy II was granted land in Chowan Precinct in 1716 by

the Lord Proprietors (Land Grand Records Office, secretary of State for North

Carolina). His will has been frequently quoted as it is believed to be amont the

most eloquent of Colonial testaments. (Hardy-Dunkin Ancestry by James Turner)

March 1716, Robert Fewox appears in NC Higher Court minutes as a juror in the

trail of William Ward vs. John Birkhead, trespass (Price vol. 5, p.100 citing

CCR 105). The jury for this trial contained a number of Robert FewoxÆs relatives

- his half-brother Richard Batchelor, his brother-in-law William Hardy,and his

uncle John Jennett.

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Edith Batchelor has been referred to at times as Edith Fewox. Mrs. Ima Mewborn proved she was in fact Edith Batchelor.

Edith Batchelor moved from Norfolk County, Virginia with her stepfather John Fewox and her mother Ann Biggs Batchelor.

The wife of William Hardy was Ann Batchelor also referred to as Ann Fewox because of her stepfather.

Father: *John Hardy b: in Dorchestershire, England

Mother: *Charity Odgier b: BET 1651 AND 1666 in Northumberland County, Virginia

Marriage 1 *Edith Batchelor b: 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia

Married: BEF 1711 in Chowan County, North Carolina


Edward Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Jesse Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Robert Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
William Hardy II b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Samuel Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Ann Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Charity Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
John Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
Edith Hardy b: in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina
*Lemuel (Lamb) Hardy , Senior b: BET 1695 AND 1700 in Chowan County, North Carolina
Mary Hardy b: 1710 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina


Title: Heritage of Wayne County, Wayne County Historical Association

William Hardy was a cooper. He was a justice of the peace and a substantial planter. http://sallysfamilyplace.com/new/william-hardy-sarah-sowell/

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William Hardy, I's Timeline

Salmon Creek, North Carolina, United States
Age 15
Chowan, Bertie, North Carolina, United States
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Bertie Precinct,,North Carolina,USA
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North Carolina, United States
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North Carolina, United States
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Bertie Precinct, North Carolina, United States
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North Carolina, United States
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United States
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United States