Hardy

Name origin: From French, bold, free, noble.

John Hardy (Sir)

b.1504 Bedfordshire, England; parents ukn
d.1545
m.Mary Stanley

CHILDREN included:

  1. Michael Hardy b.1530

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Michael Hardy (Sir)

b.1530 Bedfordshire, England; s/o Sir John and Mary (Stanley) Hardy
d.1595 Bedfordshire, England
m.1565 Bedfordshire, England Alice Shelton

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Hardy

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Richard Hardy

b.1567 Bedfordshire, England son of Sir Michael Hardy and Alice Shelton
d.1645 Isle of Wight Co., VA
m.abt.1583 Yorkshire, England Alice Wilson

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Hardy b.1613 d.1675

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Thomas Hardy

b.abt.1580 England, parents unknown
m.1602 England, ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Hardy b.abt.1605 England d.Jan. 4, 1678 Bradford, MA

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Thomas Hardy

b.abt.1605 England s/o Thomas Hardy
d.Jan. 4, 1678 Bradford, MA; buried in Old Bradford Cemetery
r.England; and, Ipswich, Rowley, and Bradford, MA
m.(1)1634 Rowley, MA Lydia ______
b.abt.1613 England
d.May 1, 1689 Haverhill, MA
m.(2)Anne(?) ______
b.abt.1605 Ipswich, MA

CHILDREN of Thomas and Lydia and Anne:

  1. Thomas Hardy b.Sept. 22, 1635 prob.Rowley, MA d.Feb. 6, 1716 Bradford, MA
  2. Sarah Hardy b.1637 prob.Rowley, MA d.Sept. 19, 1684 Bradford, MA
  3. Mary Hardy b.1639 prob.Ipswich,MA d.aft.1713 m.Samuel Currier in Haverhill, MA
  4. Joseph Hardy b.1643 prob.Ipswich, MA d.Jan. 11, 1726 Bradford, MA
  5. William Hardy b.1644 Ipswich,MA d.March 14, 1713 Bradford, MA m.(1)Ruth Tenney d.27 Apr 1689 m.(2)1689 Sarah Savory, d/o Robert Savory Sarah was the mother of 4 children:
  6. John Hardy b.1646 prob.Bradford, MA d.Feb. 4, 1714/15 Bradford, MA
  7. Jacob Hardy b.1648 Ipswich, MA d.Apr. 2, 1706 Bradford, MA

Thomas was one of the 12 original freemen to accompany John Winthrop, Jr. to what was then known as Agawam in 1633. They purchased the land from the Indians and founded the town of Ipswich in 1634.

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John Hardy

b.1613 Bedfordshire, England son of Richard Hardy and Alice Wilson
d.Oct. 7, 1675 Isle of Wight Co., VA
m.(1)1632 Isle of Wight Co., VA Olive Councill
m.(2)abt.1642 Alice Johnson

CHILDREN included:

  1. George Hardy b.1633 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia d.1694 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia

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George Hardy

b.1633 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia; s/o John Hardy and Olive Councill
d.1694 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
m.abt.1663 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia; Mary Jackson

CHILDREN included:

  1. George Hardy

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George Hardy

b.1661 Hampton, NH; s/o George Hardy and Mary Jackson
d.Dec. 6, 1694 Newbury, MA
m.Nov. 24, 1686 Newbury, MA Mary Fogg

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Hardy b.Feb. 2, 1692 Newbury, MA m.Jan. 24, 1707 Newbury, MA Joseph Lowell, Sr.

From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: HARDY, HARDIE GEORGE, resident of Newbury, Mass., before 1693.

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