Hardy ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Hardy are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Alfred Hardy [1855-1938]
Arthur Hardy [1895-1918]
Bernard Hardy [18??-1914]
Charles Hardy [1854-1937]
Charles Wilmot Hardy [18??-18??]
Cyril Hardy [1899-1918]
Elizabeth Hardy [1822-1???]
Henry Hardy [1854-1904]
Herbert Hardy [1???-19??]
Joe Hardy [18??-19??]
Joe Hardy [1857-1920]
John Hardy [18??-19??]
John Hardy [1824-1894]
John Hardy [1851-1888]
John C. D. Hardy [19??-]
John Edgar Hardy [1883-1918]
Jonas Hardy [1???-18??]
Joseph Hardy [1822-1873]
Joseph Hardy [1855-1???]
Raymond Hardy [1891-1914]
Richard Hardy [1???-1545]
Rev Ronald A. Hardy [1903-1956]
Shaw Hardy [1893-1918]
Rev Thomas Hardy [18??-18??]
William Hardy [1???-1???]
William Hardy [1850-1???]

Hardy, Alfred
[1855-1938] Born in Brighouse.

He was a stone merchant [1881].

In [Q3] 1881, he married Fanny Shaw [1860-1948] in Halifax.

Fanny was born in Liversedge


  1. Harry [1882-1903]
  2. Annie [1887-1932]
  3. Ivy [1890-1932]
  4. Shaw

The family lived at

Alfred died 4th February 1938 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Hardy, Arthur
[1895-1918] Born in Norland [28th July 1895].

Baptised at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [22nd January 1896].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) attached to the Brecknock Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He died in Cape Town [7th May 1918].

He was buried at Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Africa South [Grave Ref 4 97455B].

He is remembered on Ripponden War Memorial, and on Barkisland War Memorial

Hardy, Bernard
[18??-1914] He lived at 30 Moorfield Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died 2nd December 1914.

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [Grave Ref: B 63].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, King Cross

Hardy, Charles
[1854-1937] Son of John Hardy.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a woollen spinner [1871] / a labourer (woollen mill) [1881] / a mechanic labourer [1901].

On 11th July 1885, he married (1) Mary Ann Smith [1858-1905] from Sowerby, at Elland Parish Church.


  1. Willie [1893-1976]

The family lived at Belmont, Sowerby [1901].

Living with them [in 1901] was Charles's widowed mother Betty.

Mary died in 1905.

In [Q1] 1909, he married (2) Harriet Mann [1851-1938] in Halifax.

Charles, Harriet & son Willie died in Southport

Hardy, Charles Wilmot
[18??-18??] BA.

Educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1844]. He lived at 1 Carlton Street [1845]

Hardy, Cyril
[1899-1918] Son of Joe Hardy.

Born in Sowerby.

He lived at 22 Greenup's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action [19th July 1918].

He was buried at Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II D 5]

Hardy, Elizabeth
[1822-1???] Born in Kegworth, Leicestershire.

In 1845, she ran a school in Bonegate, Brighouse

Hardy, Henry
[1854-1904] (Possibly) son of Joseph Hardy.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was (possibly) a gun maker [1871] / (possibly) a dyehouse labourer [1881] / landlord of the Cock & Bottle, Southowram [1891, 1904].

In [Q2] 1879, he married Sarah Ann Stansfield [1854-1928] in Halifax.

Sarah Ann was born in Sowerby Bridge [1st May 1854]

Henry died at the Cock & Bottle [6th December 1904] (aged 50).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904.

Sarah took over at the Cock & Bottle [1905]

In 1907, she married (2) Walter Greenwood in Halifax.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D23]

Hardy, Herbert
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1956-1957]

Hardy, Joe
[18??-19??] Of 22 Greenup's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge.

He was injured – a split artery on his face – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, but was treated at home

Hardy, Joe
[1857-1920] Born in Halifax

He was a cab driver [1884].

On 5th November 1884, he married Martha Belfield [1863-1936] in Halifax.

Martha was born in Wyke


  1. Ellen [b 1885]
  2. Rebecca [b 1886]
  3. Edith Annie [b 1888]
  4. Lilly [b 1890]
  5. James [b 1892]
  6. Harry [1895-1969]
  7. Bertie [1897-1962]
  8. Cyril
  9. Ethel [b 1901]
  10. 9 Arthur Edward 1904-1965
  11. 10 Clement 1906-1995 Scarborough

Hardy, John
[18??-19??] Clockmaker and jeweller at 22 Old Cock Yard, Halifax.

He lived at 2 Glen Terrace, Clover Hill Road [1905]

Hardy, John
[1824-1894] Son of William Hardy.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cloth dresser [1841] / a carpenter [1851] / a joiner [1861] / a mechanic [1870] / landlord of the Alma, Cottonstones [1870-1886] / a joiner & beerhouse keeper [1871] / a carpenter & beerhouse keeper [1881] / a carpenter [1891].

On 5th June 1851, he married Betty Hellowell at Halifax Parish Church.

Betty, from Sowerby, was the daughter of Joseph Hellowell


  1. Ann [1852-1929] who married James Culpan 1849-1920
  2. Charles
  3. James Helliwell [1856-1860]
  4. Jonas [b 1858] who was a woollen spinner [1871], a railway engine cleaner [1881]
  5. Fred [b 1861] who was a bricklayer's labourer [1881]
  6. Mary Elizabeth [1863-1883]
  7. Joe [b 1865]
  8. Ellen [b 1867]

The family lived at

  • Rawsons Farm, 4 Saw Hill, Sowerby [1861]
  • 3 Boggard Lane, Norland [1891]

Living with them [in 1881] was lodger Ellen Sutcliffe [aged 24] (silk operative) 

John, Betty and children Mary Elizabeth & James Helliwell were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Hardy, John
[1851-1888] Born in Manchester.

He was a fishmonger.

In [Q1] 1874, he married Mary Ann Worthington [1853-1919] in Halifax.

Mary Ann was born in Newark


  1. Ada [b 1873]
  2. Annie [b 1875]
  3. Clara [b 1877]
  4. Emma [b 1879]
  5. May [b 1881]
  6. Elizabeth [b 1882]
  7. John Edgar
  8. Edith [b 1886]

The family lived at

  • 2 Brier Court Halifax [1891]
  • 3 St James's Street, Halifax [1911]

John died in 1888.

On 29th August 1897, Mary Ann married Frederick William Turton [1858-1925] in Halifax

Frederick William was a cart driver from Tadcaster

Hardy, John C. D.
[19??-] Born in Halifax.

Educated at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School.

He has been Chairman of Halifax Town Football Club / a newsagent at 31 Union Street, Halifax [1965-1988] / Conservative Councillor for Warley Ward [1988] / Conservative Councillor for Skircoat Ward [2012] / Mayor of Calderdale [2012-2013]

Hardy, John Edgar
[1883-1918] Son of John Hardy.

Born in Halifax.

He was a Rechabite / a printing compositor [1911] / employed by Joseph Ashworth & Sons / a member of the Typographical Association.

He married Unknown.


  1. daughter

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Devonshire Regiment transferred to the 174th Company Labour Corps.

He was wounded and hospitalised in #3 Canadian Stationary Hospital.

He died of pneumonia [7th November 1918].

He was buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V E 44].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Hardy, Jonas
[1???-18??] Around 1842, he was a bobbin-maker at Elland

Hardy, Joseph
[1822-1873] Son of butcher John Hardy.

Born in Leeds.

He was a stuff singer of Halifax [1853] / beerseller at the Black Dog, 34 King Street, Halifax [1861] / publican at the Black Dog, 25 King Street, Halifax [1861].

In 1853, he married Hannah Swaine [1829-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Benjamin Swaine, joiner & cabinet maker


  1. (possibly) Henry
  2. Elizabeth [b 1857] who was a factory hand [1871], a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Julia [b 1859] who was a sewing machinist [1881]

Joseph died 1st February 1873 (aged 51).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: C 251 D].

After Joseph's death, Hannah married William Chadwick

Hardy, Joseph
[1855-1???] He was a stone quarryman [1891].

He married Hannah [1856-1???].


  1. William [b 1881]

The couple fostered Frank Pearson, as a baby.

By 1901, they had fostered another baby, Phyllis Nelson.

The family lived at Southowram

Hardy, Raymond
[1891-1914] Son of William Hardy

He worked at Greetland Dye Works.

He was a member of Skircoat Green United Methodist Free Chapel.

He enlisted in 1910.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action in France, 2 days after his 23rd birthday [21st September 1914].

He is remembered on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France, on Copley War Memorial, and on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

Hardy, Richard
[1???-1545] Of Warley.

He married Margaret.


  1. William

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Hardy, Rev Ronald A.
[1903-1956] He was Minister at Blackley Baptist Church [1928-1944] and Minister at Highroad Well Congregational Church [1947-1956].

In 1947, he married Emily Dearden in Haslingden.

They lived at

  • 39 Court Lane, Halifax [1956]

In 1956, the couple were knocked down by a car, driven by Clement Halliday (draper) of 53 Mayfield Avenue, Halifax. They were taken to Halifax Infirmary for treatment. Rev Hardy died 4 hours later

Hardy, Shaw
[1893-1918] Son of Alfred Hardy.

Born at Iona Terrace, Hove Edge [5th October 1893]

He was a member of Zion Methodist Free Chapel, Hove Edge & Sunday School / educated at Rastrick Grammar School [1906-1909] / a member of Hove Edge Liberal Club / a stone delver [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [11th April 1918].

He is remembered on the family grave at Brighouse Cemetery, on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Zion Methodist Free Chapel, Hove Edge, on the Memorial at Rastrick Grammar School, and on Brighouse War Memorial

Hardy, Rev Thomas
[18??-18??] He married Ann [1806-1866].

Ann died 27th April 1866 [aged 60].

She was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel.

Buried in the same grave is Anne Eliza [1827-1895], the 4th daughter of Wesleyan Minister Rev Charles Janion. She was born at St Martin, West Indies and died in Halifax [19th January 1895]

Hardy, William
[1???-1???] Born in Sowerby.

He was a carpenter [1841, 1851].

He married Mary [1791-18??] from Sowerby.


  1. William [b 1816] who was a wool sorter [1841], a wool comber [1851]
  2. Jonas [b 1819]
  3. John
  4. Mary [b 1827] who was a silk drawer [1851]
  5. George [b 1833] who was a silk boiler [1851]

The family lived at Triangle, Sowerby [1841, 1851].

Living with them [in 1851] was grandson Frederick Hardy [aged 3]

Hardy, William
[1850-1???] Son of Joseph Hardy, labourer.

Born in Norland.

He was a fuller of Norland [1873, 1878] / a cloth fuller [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1873, he married (1) Mary Jane Habergham at Elland Parish Church.

Mary Jane was the daughter of
William Habergham


  1. Emily J. [b 1875] who was a worsted winder [1891]

Mary died in 1877 (aged 26).

In 1878, he married (2) Hannah Sutcliffe [1857-1902] at Elland Parish Church.

Hannah was the daughter of John Sutcliffe, labourer


  1. Kezia [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted twister [1901]
  2. Rachel [b 1882]
  3. Fenella [1888-1891]
  4. Clement [b 1890] who was a cloth fuller [1911]
  5. Raymond

Hannah died Q1 1902 (aged 44).

In 1903, he married (3) Sarah Jane [1863-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Sarah Jane, of Railway Terrace, Skircoat was born in Greetland, the daughter of Luke Fox (deceased), labourer, and widow of Mr Fletcher.

She had 2 children by her first marriage:

  1. Rodha [b 1891] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  2. Agnes [b 1895] who was a worsted twister [1911]


  1. Eric [b 1904]


The family lived at

  • 21 Pickwood Scar, Norland [1881]
  • 5 Pickwood Scar, Norland [1891]
  • Pickwood Scarr, Norland [1901]
  • 2 Wood Terrace, Salterhebble, Halifax [1911]
  • 503 Wood Terrace, Salterhebble, Halifax [1914]


Hardy surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hardy, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hardy:

Deaths 1898, 1907

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 11:59 /14th September 2018 / mmh905 / 29620

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