Jacob Hardy

M, (circa 1649 - 2 April 1706 or 3 April 1706)
Father-Biological*Thomas Hardy1 b. 1605, d. 4 Jan 1677/78
Mother-Biological*Lydia ______1
Family Lines
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Last Edited=28 May 2023
Gravestone of Jacob Hardy
     Jacob Hardy was probably born circa 1649 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of Thomas Hardy and Lydia ______.1

Jacob Hardy married Lydia Eaton, daughter of Thomas Eaton of Haverhill and Eunice Singletary.1,4,3,5 Jacob and Lydia were admitted to the church at Bradford, Massachusetts, on 26 April 1691.1,6 In March 1699, a vote was passed to preserve order in the meeting-house, and for this purpose it was ordered, that seats should be assessed to individuals, and that if any should refuse to take the seat assigned him, after proper notice, he should be fined five shillings for every day of public assembly, from which vote there were but two dissenting voices, viz: Joseph and Jacob Hardy.7 Jacob Hardy died on 2 April 1706 or 3 April 1706 at Bradford, Massachusetts, intestate.1,8,2,3 He was buried at Ancient Burying Ground, Bradford, Massachusetts. Jacob's epitaph reads:

DIED April ye
2 1706 & IN

His estate was probated on 6 May 1706. Division of the real property took place 2 Nov. 1713. It was agreed that she was to receive one-third of the estate, while the remaining two- thirds was to go to sons Jacob and Joseph with the understanding that they were to give to their sisters, Lydia, Ruth, Eunice and Mehitable, equal shares when they became 21 years of age.1,9

Children of Jacob Hardy and Lydia Eaton


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