Descendants Of 

John De Hardy

of

England

By

Thomas A. Markham

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It is said that the name of this family both in this country and in England is variously spelled Hardy, Hardie, Hardey and Hardee, and it is affirmed that this numerous family, with the different variations of spelling are all descended form the Norman Knight DeHardie.  The earliest Hardy of whom there is authentic record is as follows.


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  English Ggeneration No.  

   1. JOHN  DE HARDY was born 1446 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  He married UNKNOWN Abt. 1466 in Yorkshire, England.

Child of JOHN DE HARDY and UNKNOWN is:  

2              i.    SIR KNIGHT of the GARTER RICHARD DE HARDY born                                           1467, in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England

English Ggeneration No.

      2. SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER RICHARD DE HARDY (John) was born 1467 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  He married Unknown. 

Child of RICHARD DE HARDY and Unknown is:

+    3         i.    SIR KNIGHT of the GARTER JOHN DE HARDY, born 1489 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; died 1509 in Yorkshire, England.

 

English Generation No. 3

     3.  SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER JOHN DE HARDY (Richard, John ) was born 1489 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, and died 1509 in Yorkshire, England.  He married MARGARET DE LA POLE 1509 in Yorkshire, England.  She was born 1490.

Child of JOHN DE HARDY and MARGARET DE LA POLE is:

+    4         i.    SIR KNIGHT of the GARTER JOHN DE HARDY, born 1510 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; died 1540 in London, England.

 

English Generation No. 4

  4.  SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER JOHN DE HARDY ( John, Richard, John) was born 1510 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, and died 1540 in London, England.  He married MARY DE STANLEY 1529 in Yorkshire, England, daughter of George De Stanley and Joan Le Strange.  She was born 1506.  

Notes on: SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER JOHN DE HARDY

Sir John De Hardy, Lord Mayor of London, England, thus gave the future Hardys of this Union claim to "Royal Blood", no matter how distant and diluted. ("Our Fathers Fields" by James Everett Kibbler, 1998 A Southern Story) Sir John was an Alderman of Aldersgate and Farrington between 1524-1528 in London.  He was Sheriff of London, England in 1527-1528.  He was a Citizen and Haberdasher, also Master of the Guild, (which later became Free Masonry), in 1528-1529 in London, England.  He signed his will on October 7, 1540, in London, England. The reason for his death in 1543 was poisoning.  He was married to Lady Mary De Stanley, daughter of George De Stanley and Baroness Joan De Strange.  Lady Mary De Stanley's ancestry includes Lords, Ladies, the Duke of Earland of Westmoreland.  Through their parentage on the Distaff side, the Hardys could thus trace their lineage to King Edward. 

Children of JOHN DE HARDY and MARY DE STANLEY are:

+    5         i.    SIR KNIGHT of the GARTER MICHAEL DE HARDY, born 1530 in Yorkshire, England; died 1595 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  

                 ii.    JOHN DE HARDY

                    iii.      WILLIAM DE HARDY

 

English Generation No. 5

     5.  SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER MICHAEL DE HARDY (John, John, Richard, John) was born 1530 in Yorkshire, England, and died 1595 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  He married  ALLISON DE SHELTON 1552 in Yorkshire, England, daughter of Mathew De Shelton.  She was born 1530, and died 1595.

Child of MICHAEL DE HARDY and ALLISON DE SHELTON is:

+    6         i.    SIR KNIGHT of the GARTER JOHN DE HARDY, born 1555 in Bedfordshire, England.

 

English Generation No.6

     6.  SIR KNIGHT OF THE GARTER JOHN DE HARDY (Michael, John,  John, Richard, John) was born 1555 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  He married MARGARET NEWTON 1576 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.  Daughter of John Newton and Mary Farmer.  She was born 1555 in  Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.   

Child of JOHN DE HARDY and MARGARET NEWTON  is:

+    7         i.    RICHARD HARDY, born 1567 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; died 1645 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.  

                ii.    GEORGE HARDY,   born 1567 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; died 1654

                iii.    CHRISTINE HARDY,  born 1567 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England; married THOMAS WILSON, Abt. 1601 England.

 

English Generation No. 7

    7.  RICHARD  HARDY, Esq.  (John, Michael, John,  John, Richard, John) was born 1577 in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, and died 1645 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.  He married  Alice Wilson 1602 in Yorkshire, England, daughter of Robert Wilson and Unknown.  She was born January 12, 1586/87 in Shellington, Bedfordshire, England, and died in Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.

Notes for RICHARD  HARDY, Esq.:  Richard Hardy came to the Colonies after his sons George and John Hardy, and settled in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Children of RICHARD HARDY and Alice Wilson are:  

                  i.     RICHARD HARDY, born 1604 in Yorkshire, England.

              ii.     THOMAS HARDY,  born 1606 in Yorkshire, England.

                  iii.     ALICE ELIZABETH HARDY, born 1608 in Yorkshire, England.                                

+    8       iv.     GEORGE HARDY, born Abt.1610,  Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.

                v.      MARY HARDY,  born 1612, Wetwang, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.

+     9       iv.      JOHN HARDY, born 1613 in Bedfordshire, England; died Aft. 1670 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.    

   The following Generations of Hardy Family Members are all Descendants of this English Hardy Family Tree.  The Following Pages will give you a guide to the American Genealogy of this Family