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Richard Hardy

Male - 1684


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  • Name Richard Hardy  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1684  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11579  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    Family Ann Husted,   b. Abt 1626, Pilsdon, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1707, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1644  [1
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Hardy,   b. 18 Nov 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1727, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F4581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Unsourced and unattributed note posted to familysearch.org on 27 Feb 2014:

      The origin and immigration data for the Richard Hardy of Stamford, CT is unknown. It is believed that he may be the same person as the Richard Hardy who was in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. There is speculation that his first wife, name unknown, died in Concord after giving birth to twins.

      Information concerning whether these twins survived cannot be located, but in Family Tree there is an unsourced record, with no parents listed, for a Richard Hardy born in Concord in 1639.

      Richard Hardy was probably a fairly early settler of Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and gave name to the low grounds just west of the harbor, which was known as "Hardy's Hole." In 1642 he owned land "adjoining a lot sold to James Swead." In 1645 Richard Hardy sold John Holly, Sr, seven acres of land at Norwaton River with house thereon.

      Richard Hardy was married to Ann Huested or Husted of Stamford prior to 1650. They were parents of one son and seven daughters

      In 1662 he was declared a "freeman" of Connecticut. In 1666 he was elected as Selectman, for the community of Stamford and served three years. He also represented Stamford three years in the General Court of Hartford.

      In March, 1682-1683, he he gave his son Samuel a house and land. In his will, on record at Fairfield, CT, dated 21 July 1683 and probated in November, 1684, he made bequests to his daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth Pearson, Hannah Austin, Susanna Sherman, Sarah Close, Ruth Mead, Mary and Abigail.

  • Sources 
    1. [S939] Gordon L. Remington, "Robert Huestis of Westchester County: His Ancestry and Descendants" (part 3). New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 129:191, July 1998.

    2. [S396] Belnap Family Organization.

    3. [S402] Genealogy of a Branch of the Mead Family, With a History of the Family in England and in America and Appendixes of Rogers and Denton families, by Lucius E. Weaver. Rochester, New York, 1911.

    4. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    5. [S474] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus. Fairfield, Connecticut, 1930-32.