Richard HARDAKER

Male Abt 1742 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Richard HARDAKER 
    Born Abt 1742 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I270  Hardaker One-name Study
    Last Modified 24 May 2016 

    Father Richard HARDAKER,   b. 1704, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Alice HOLDSWORTH,   b. Abt 1712, Northowram, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1733  Halifax St John, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Halifax register: Richard Hardacre of Guiseley psh (parish) ?clothier?, Alice Holdsworth of North'm spr (spinster).
    • Northowram Register: Richd. Hardacre of Crag and Alice dr. Solomon Holdsworth of Northourum mar. Dec 20.
    Notes 
    • The marriage of Richard and Alice was recorded in Oliver Heywood's Nonconformist Register and also in the register of Halifax church, from this we can be confident that they were nonconformists. In those days, that almost certainly meant that they were Quakers, Presbyterian or Baptists. The Quakers married in the faith and good Quaker records were kept. Since Richard and Alice's marriage is not in the Quaker records of the time we have grounds to suppose that one or both of Richard and Alice were either Presbyterian or Baptist. Alice's family came from Northowram which was strongly Presbyterian due to the influence of Oliver Heywood who lived there for many years. We also know that Richard was "of Guiseley", and we have reason to believe that the couple returned to the Guiseley area following their marriage.
    • We believe that Richard and Alice were part of the congregation at the Buckstone Baptist chapel between around 1735 and 1760, and quite possibly named their children there. With no known birth/death records for Buckstone chapel prior to about 1750, it is probable that Richard and Alice had a number of children for whom we have no record.
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty OVEREND,   b. 1743, Calverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Jan 1770  Calverley St Wilfrid, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Richard Hardaker, Worstedman of Guiseley parish and Betty Overend, spinster of Calverley parish. Richard and Betty both signed their names. Witnesses were Samuel Overend & William Hardaker.
    Children 
     1. Samuel HARDAKER,   b. 16 Feb 1771, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1861, Wrose, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Richard HARDAKER,   b. 2 Oct 1772, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Timothy HARDAKER,   b. 12 May 1775, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1832  (Age 56 years)
     4. John HARDAKER,   b. 19 Apr 1780, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1870, Idle, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1770 - Calverley St Wilfrid, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage of Richard Hardaker and Betty Overend 1770
    Marriage of Richard Hardaker and Betty Overend 1770
    Richard described as a "Worstedman". Witnesses were Samuel Overend (probably Betty's brother) and William Hardaker (most likely a brother, or possibly father or uncle)

    Histories
    Link to: Baptist Beginnings in the West Riding (Buckstone Baptist Chapel)
    Link to: Baptist Beginnings in the West Riding (Buckstone Baptist Chapel)
    Richard Hardaker (#727; #270), recorded the births of his four sons at Buckstone Baptist Chapel. The congregation was believed to have evolved from the group of Puritans who worshiped in secret under the lee of Buckstone Rock, Rawdon, among whom John Hardaker (#7), son of Roger who died in 1667, was a leading light.
    Research on Richard Hardaker of Rawdon - A 30 Year Old Puzzle Solved
    Research on Richard Hardaker of Rawdon - A 30 Year Old Puzzle Solved
    This paper presents a new theory that we think finally Solves the long standing problem of the ancestry of Richard Hardaker who married Betty Overend in 1770.

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] WYAS via Ancestry.com (Reliability: 2).
      West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D53/1/10; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/1/10

    2. [S195] Northowram Register, Revs Oliver Heywood & T. Dickenson; Edited by J. Horsfall Turner, (Brighouse [Eng.] : J. S. Jowett, printer, 1881), Page 226 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S86] IGI M007253 & Copy of register entry.

    4. [S373] www.calverley.info, www.calverley.info (Reliability: 2), http://calverley.info/cal_mar_1761.htm.