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John Hardwick (abt. 1495 - abt. 1528)

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John Hardwick
Born about in Hardwick,Ault Hucknull,Derby,Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1512 in Hardwick Hall,,Derbyshire,Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Hardwick,Ault Hucknull,Derby,Englandmap
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John Hardwick was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

John Hardwicke, esq. (1495-1528)



John was the son of John Harwicke and Elizabeth Pinchbech. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Leek, esq. and Margaret Foxe. Of their six children,[1] their daughter "Bess of Harwicke" is the best known ... but John did not live to see his her grow up, and died when she was only a year old.[2]

While his daughters were left some money after his death, John was an "impoverished country gentlemen." Bess of Hardwick elevated her standing by taking a job as a woman in waiting in the home of the Zouche family, whose son Robert Barlow was an heir... and who would eventually marry Bess, but died a year after marriage.[2]


  • Father: John Hardwicke
  • Mother: Elizabeth Pinchbeck.


m. (1512) Elizabeth Leeke. Issue: 1 son, 5 dau.

  • James, esq.
  • Jane
m. Godfrey Bosvile, esq
  • Mary
m. Richard Wingfield, Esq
  • Alice
m. Francis Leche
  • Elizabeth (Bess of Hardwick)
m.1 Robert Barlow
m.2 Sir William Cavendish
m.3 Sir William St. Loe
m.4 George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury


  • Lewis, M. (n.d.). "John Hardwicke, Esq. #37847, b. circa 1495, d. 29 Jan 1528," citing Paget and Richardson. ORTNCA. Web.[1]
  • McDonald, H. (2012). Bess of Hardwick: Second Most Powerful Woman of the Elizabethan Age and a Symbol of Modern Thought. Grand Valley Journal of History, 2(1).[2][3]

  1. Lewis, n.d.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McDonald, 2012

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On 24 Sep 2013 at 19:59 GMT Kathleen X (Dance) Deveril wrote:

SIR John Hardwick was born 1495 at Hardwick Hall. His father is Sir John Hardwick b1451 at Hardwick Hall, by his wife Elizabeth Bakewell. Sir Roger Hardwick b1432 and his wife Nicola Barlow are parents of John b1451. Sir Roger is the son and heir of Sir William b1399.

John is 18 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 19 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 6 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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