Name: John HARDY , Capt
Birth: ABT 1637 in Bedfordshire, England
Death: 9 JUN 1677 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
The following was copied from Ginny Berry, World Connect db=I5539:
John was the Justice of the county Court, about 1675.
!John Hardy, son of John and Olive Council, married Alice.
Source: Our Hardy Heritage, by Betty Barnes Couch, Page 68.
WILL OF JOHN HARDY
In the name of God Amen, I John Hardy of the Lower Parish in Isle of Wight Co., VA, being sick in body but of perfect memory, praised be Almighty God for the same, do make this my las will and testament in manner and form following:
Imprimis. I do hereby comit my soul to my God and Savior Jesus Christ through whose merritts I hope to obtain eternal salvation, and my body to be buried in a decent manner. Secondly, I give and bequeath my dau. Olive, the wife of Giles Driver, a parcel of land in the woods, being a part of a divident lying on the Northwest side of the swamp by the house Eastward to the Procosom running up the side of the Said swamp and running Westerly up along by a branch on the other side of the house and another little branch called the Miory Branch and so extending to the bounds of Matton Comlin's Market, and Wm. West on the other side, being a part of a divident of land I took up by pattent which parcel of land I do hereby freely give unto her and such heirs as she shall be leased to give it to, lawfully begotten of her body and their heirs forever.
Item. I give to my dau. Lucy Councill the wife of Hodges Councill one tract of land on the Southeast of the said Branch or swamp that the former land is joyned unto, extending in its full bounds to the line of Wm. West's and so running up the Pocoson to the said parcel of land. I do freely give and bequeath to her and to any of her heirs lawfully begotten of her body and to theirs forever.
Item. I give my dau. Debora Hardy one parcel of land lying and being about the house, beginning at the swamp formerly spoken of and running down the swamp to Wm. West's line and so along the said line till it comes to Matton Comlin's Cross and so along the said Comlin's line till it meets the land of my said daughter Olive Driver, which said parcel of land with the houses and edifices thereon now standing. I do freely give and bequeath unto her and either of her heirs, lawfully begotten of her body and their heirs forever. But in case my said dau. Deborah Hardy should happen to dye without any issue lawfully begotten of her body that then my will is and I do freely give the said tract of land with the houses and edifices aforesaid unto my grandchild Hardy Driver the daughter of Giles Driver and to either of her heirs forever.
Item. My will is and I do hereby ordain and bequeath all the Pocoson that belongs to the devident to be equally divided for the said tracts to find them timber for the furnishing the several plantations thereupon, as occasion shall require, forever.
Item. I give to my son in law Giles Driver one draft brinded (?) ox called swan.
Item. I give my son in law Hodges Councill a serge suit of my wearing apparall and my Back Sword.
Item. I give my grandchildren, that is to say my daughter Oliver Driver's two children, each of them one ewe apiece, with their increase, and to the three children of my dau. Lucy Councill each of them a ewe apiece with their increase to be delivered unto them presently after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my wife's grandchilde John Johnson one cow to be delivered unto him when he comes of the age of seventeen. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved looking (?) wife Alice Hardy, my debts and funeral expenses being first paid and satisfied, all the rest of my worldly estate of what nature, quality, condition whatsoever, during her life to be at her disposing, and after her decease to be equally divided between my aforesaid three daughters and whom they think fit of their heirs, making her my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Item. I do give and bequeath to my son in law Robert Burnet my rapier (?) and bolt, and unto Wm. Mayo all my silver clasps to my breeches and shirt, whom I shall request to see this my last will and testament performed. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 7th day of October 1676.
(signed) John Hardy, Seal
Witnesses: Richard Rennolds, Will Jenkins
Proved by Mr. Rennolds in Court June 9, 1677
Teste: John Bromfield, Clk Ct
(Isle of Wight Co., VA, WB2, P146
John HARDY II [Parents] 1 was born 1 1637 in England. He died 9 Jun 1677 1 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia 1. John married Alice BENNETT on 1657 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia.
Father: John HARDY b: ABT 1613 in Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Olive COUNCIL b: ABT 1613 in Bedfordshire, England
Alice BENNETT b: ABT 1633 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Lucy HARDY b: ABT 1656 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Olive HARDY b: ABT 1657 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Ann HARDY b: ABT 1659 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Isabel HARDY b: ABT 1660 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- Deborah HARDY b: ABT 1662 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
- John HARDY b: ABT 1667 in Isle of Wight Co, VA