Robert Hardy 1
- Born: Abt 1642
- Marriage (1): Anne (?)
- Died: 24 May 1678-25 Aug 1679, Somerset Co., MD 2
From the old Somerset Liber IKL:
-Elizabeth Hardy the daughter of Robert Hardy was borne of Ann his wife the 25th day of November Annoque Domini one thousand six hudnred sixty and seaven
- Sarah Hardy the daughter of Robert Hardy was born of Anne his wife the 29th day of october Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred sixty and eight
-James Hardy the sonne of Robert Hardy was borne of Anne his wife the 27th day of Aprill Annoque Domini one thousand six hundred seaventy and one
-Mary Hardy ye daughter of Robert Hardy was borne was borne of Anne his wife the ninth day of March ANno Dominy one thousand six hudred seaventy two
-Rachell Hardy ye daughter of Robert Hardy was borne att Wickocomoco on Ann his wife ye ninth day of october Anno Dominy one thousand six hundred seaventy six
Robert Hardy had surveyed for him 300a of land called "The Barbers Rest" on Apr 6 1666 (patent was granted on Feb 1 1674 (NS). He then had surveyed "Barbers Addition" on Mar 17 1674 (patent granted Sep 11 1675) for 50a. These tracts were in Somerset County but lie in modern-day Wicomico County, MD on the Wicomico River and include all of the Green Hill Yacht and Country Club (2017).
We find this note in the Somerset court records regarding Robert Hardy: "September y 6th 1676:
This may Certifie yt Robert Hardy brought before mee Lyonell Care a Servant of his & made itt appeare yt this -- Servant Lyonell Care had adsented himselfe from his Service by running away thirty Dayes & halfe likewise y abovesaid Lyonell Care without Compulsion Did owne this above written before mee : / : John Winder: /:" (SoJ-1675/77:94)
Robert Hardy wrote his will on May 24 1678 and it was proven Aug 25 1679 in Somerset Co., MD as follows:
- To wife Anne Hardy all moveable and unmoveable estate until son James Hardy reaches age 16, then all except land divided equally between wife Ann and children James, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Rachel Hardy.
- Wife Ann, use of half of 350a of land, the part on which she lives then at her absence, it all goes to son James Hardy
- If James dies without issue, then eldest daughter Elizabeth to get the land after she pays the other three daughters one hogshead of tobacco each that must contain 400 lbs of sound merchantable tobacco
- To James Goslee (as Gosly), value of one half of one share after it is equally divided among five sgares to my five children.
- To John Winder and William Elgett to oversee my estate for the good of my wife and children
Witnesses: John Winder, William Elgate (as Elgett) (SoW-EB5:123)
Robert married Anne (?). (Anne (?) died after 1678 in Somerset Co., MD.)
"A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.
Robert Hardy's will written 5/24/1678 and probated 8/25/1679 (MD Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, page 215).