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Hardy, AlfredRef 375-810
[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

They lived at

Alfred died 4th February 1938 (aged 82).

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Hardy, AnnieRef 375-9
[1867-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with John Greenwood [1881]

Hardy, ArthurRef 375-1401
[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, BernardRef 375-469
[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, CharlesRef 375-7
[1???-1???] Son of John Hardy.

Of the Low Moor Iron Works.

In 1849, he laid the foundation stone of St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf

Hardy, CharlesRef 375-3858
[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]

They 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 WilmotRef 375-2625
[18??-18??] BA.

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

Hardy, CyrilRef 375-1137
[1899-1918] Son of Joe Hardy.

Born in Sowerby.

He was employed by Siddall & Hilton Limited.

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 somewhere in France [19th July 1918].

His photograph appears with reports of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th September & 5th October 1918].

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

Hardy, ElizabethRef 375-2634
[1822-1884] Daughter of Hugh Hardy.

Born in Kegworth, Leicestershire.

In 1845, she ran a school in Bonegate, Brighouse.

She died in Southport in 1884

Hardy, HenryRef 375-3754
[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, HerbertRef 375-933
[1???-19??] JP.

He was Mayor of Todmorden [1956-1957]

Hardy, HughRef 375-4
[1785-1862] Born in Owston, Lincolnshire.

He was an Excise Officer [1815].

On 16th November 1815, he married Ann Hibbard [1786-1845] in Appleby Magna.

Ann was born in Eckington, Derbyshire

Child: Elizabeth

Hugh died in Wakefield [2nd July 1852].

!P DIED1Ann@B4/8/1845.

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: A80]

Hardy, JoeRef 375-128
[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, JoeRef 375-1138
[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, JohnRef 375-8
[1???-1???] Of the Low Moor Iron Works.

He funded and endowed St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf. His son Charles laid the foundation stone of the Church.

He married Unknown.

Child: Charles

Hardy, JohnRef 375-2564
[18??-19??] Clockmaker and jeweller at 22 Old Cock Yard, Halifax.

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

Hardy, JohnRef 375-3
[18??-19??] He was landlord of the Station Hotel, Elland [1910-1914] / landlord of the New Inn, Elland [1914-1915].

He married Lavinia.

Lavinia took over at the New Inn [1915-1917]

Hardy, JohnRef 375-3856
[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, JohnRef 375-1107
[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]

They 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, JohnRef 375-11
[1855-1902] He was a manufacturer in Halifax [1900].

He married Unknown.

John died 29th January 1902 (aged 47)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3063] with his sister Eliza Ann Hardy [1862-1906]

This entry was compiled from the burial record in the Lister Lane Archives. Please email me if you can add further details

Hardy, John C. D.Ref 375-4084
[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 EdgarRef 375-1079
[1883-1918] Son of John Hardy.

Born in Halifax.

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

In [Q3] 1911, he married Amy Hitchen in Halifax.

Child: Irene [b 1914]

During World War I, he was called-up [8th September 1916] and served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Devonshire Regiment, and then transferred to the 174th Company Labour Corps.

He went to France [March 1917].

He was seriously wounded [27th September 1918], and hospitalised in No.3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, where he died of pneumonia [7th November 1918].

The Halifax Courier [23rd November 1918] reported his death with a photograph.

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, JonasRef 375-826
[1???-18??] Around 1842, he was a bobbin-maker at Elland

Hardy, JonasRef 375-12
[1806-1858] Born in Warley.

He was a wood turner [1841] / a wood turner employing 2 man [1851]

He married Hannah [1806-1879].

Hannah was born in Sowerby


  1. Susannah [1830-1855]
  2. William [b 1831]
  3. James [b 1835] who was a wood turner [1851]
  4. Emma [b 1837] who was a worker in worsted mill [1851]
  5. Emilia [b 1838] who was a worker in worsted mill [1851]
  6. John [1839-1861] who was an assistant wood turner [1851],  a mechanic [1861]
  7. Matilda [b 1841] who was a part-timer mill worker [1851]
  8. Mary Hannah [b 1844]
  9. Jonas Eastwood [1846-1888] who was a blacksmith  
  10. Alfred [b 1846]

The family lived at

  • Godley Bridge, Halifax [1851]
  • Bottoms, Southowram [1841]

Jonas died 2nd February 1858 (aged 52).

Hannah died 6th June 1879 (aged 73).

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3456] with Hannah's unmarried sister Susannah Kershaw [1788-1863]

Hardy, JonasRef 375-5
[1819-1890] Son of William Hardy.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a carpenter [1841, 1871].

In [Q2] 1851, he married Susey Ackroyd [1824-1897] in Halifax.

Susey was born in Warley


  1. John [1852-6th July 1853] who was buried with his parents

They lived at Cobden Street, Halifax [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was Susey's sister Elizabeth Ackroyd [b 1828] (worsted worker).

Jonas died 26th July 1890 (aged 71).

Susey died 18th May 1897 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3410] with Susey's sister Elizabeth Ackroyd [1828-1901]

Hardy, JosephRef 375-13
[1801-18??] He was a labourer [1841].

He married Hannah [1801-18??].


  1. Samuel
  2. John [b 1826] who was a worsted mill overlooker [1841]
  3. Thomas [b 1826] who was a spinner [1841]
  4. James [b 1833]
  5. Timothy [b 1836]
  6. Mary Ann [b 1841]

They lived at Lee Bridge Lane Halifax [1841]

Hardy, JosephRef 375-3930
[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 [1828-1898] 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 [1859-8th July 1937] who was a sewing machinist  [1881], never married, & was buried with her mother

Joseph died 1st February 1873 (aged 51).

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

In 1879, Hannah married (2) William Chadwick.

Hannah & Julia were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 819] with Hannah's second husband

Hardy, JosephRef 375-843
[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, RaymondRef 375-401
[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].

The Halifax Courier [7th October 1914] reported his death with a photograph.

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

Hardy, RichardRef 375-2813
[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, RichardRef 375-6
[1819-1861] Baptised at Sowerby.

He was a carpenter & joiner [1851] / a carpenter [1861].

In [Q2] 1843, he married Sarah Leach [1819-1896] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 4 Hanover Court, Halifax [1851]
  • 18 Hanover Street, Halifax [1861]

Richard died 22nd September 1861 (aged 41).

In [Q2] 1866, Sarah married (2) William Aked in Halifax

Sarah died 8th January 1896 (aged 77).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1333]

Hardy, Rev Ronald A.Ref 375-8000
[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, SamuelRef 375-10
[1820-1882] Son of Joseph Hardy.

Born in Warley.

He was a woolsorter [1841, 1851, 1861, 1871] / a woolsorter (woollen) [1881].

He married Emma [1818-1886].

Emma was born in Halifax.

She was a wool maker [1861]



  1. John [1844-1845]
  2. Mary Emma [1850-1866]

The family lived at

  • 6 Mount Pleasant, Halifax [1851, 1861]
  • 11 Mount Pleasant, Halifax [1871]
  • 11 Pleasant Street, Halifax [1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was lodger John William Knowles [b  Halifax 1848] (pianoforte maker).

Living with them [in 1881] were 3 lodgers: John T. Jackson [b Huddersfield 1858] (grainer and sign writer) / James William Wilson [b Castleford 1862] (domestic gardener) / William Smith [b Huddersfield 1860] (foreman domestic gardener).

Samuel died 8th August 1882 (aged 62).

Emma died 14th June 1886 (aged 68).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2309]

Hardy, ShawRef 375-809
[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 ThomasRef 375-3692
[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, Rev WalterRef 375-2
[18??-18??] He is recorded [1941] when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery

Hardy, WilliamRef 375-3857
[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 carder [1841], a wool  comber [1851]
  2. Jonas
  3. John
  4. Mary [b 1827] who was a silk drawer [1851]
  5. George [b 1833] who was a silk boiler [1851]

They lived at Triangle, Sowerby [1841, 1851].

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

Hardy, WilliamRef 375-396
[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]
  2. Laura who died 7th September 1877 (aged 8 months) & was  buried with her mother

Mary Jane died (possibly of perinatal complications) [7th December 1877] (aged 26)  & was buried at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Norland with her parents.

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]

They lived at

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


Hardy surnameRef 375-1

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

There are 38 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


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