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John Hardy (1646 - 1714)

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John Hardy
Born in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married in Rowley, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bradford, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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John Hardy


John was born say 1646/7 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His birth is unrecorded.[1] He was probably born at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.[2] He was a son of Thomas Hardy and Anna Rowley.


John married 1) Mary Jackman April 2. 1667 at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died Dec 2, 1689.[2]


  1. John Hardy
  2. Thomas Hardy
  3. Joseph
  4. Richard Hardy
  5. Nathaniel Hardy
  6. Zachariah Hardy
  7. Mary Hardy
  8. Sarah Hardy
  9. John Hardy
  10. Hannah Hardy
  11. Esther Hardy
  12. Thomas Hardy

His second marriage, July 3, 1695, was to 2) Martha (Smith) Burbank. This was her second marriage as well as John's.[2]

Service to Town of Bradford

1667, 1680, 1687, 1689 - surveyor of highways and fences, and chimneys (Bradford Town Records 1:9)[2]

1677, 1683, 1688, 1689 - selectman[2]

Jan 6, 1690 - culler of staves

Death and Legacy

John died February 4, 1714 at Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.[citation needed]


  1. Anderson, Robert C., The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III (Page 858). (Online database accessed 2/9/2014:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Smith, Dean Crawford The ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway, 1844-1916 with lines from Annis, Chase & Ordway of Newbury, MA ... Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1990, accessed online 2/28/2014

Additional sources of information, not footnoted:

Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:

Fulk, Dori, comp. Bradford Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Topsfield, MA, USA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907, accessed at

Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library. 1999

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