Richard HARDAKER

Male 1704 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Richard HARDAKER 
    Born 1704  Yeadon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Aug 1704  Guiseley St Oswald, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Richard son of Roger Hardaker of Yeadon.
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I61  Hardaker One-name Study
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2017 

    Father Rodger HARDAKER,   b. Abt 1665, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann SMITH,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. 1713, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jul 1703  Guiseley St Oswald, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [3, 4
    • 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, so 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, so 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.
    Children 
    +1. Richard HARDAKER,   b. Abt 1742,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Samuel HARDAKER,   b. 1747, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1704 - Yeadon, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Aug 1704 - Guiseley St Oswald, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Research on The Hardakers at Rawdon and Surrounding Areas: The Early Generations
    Research on The Hardakers at Rawdon and Surrounding Areas: The Early Generations
    The first Hardakers apparently arrived at Rawdon early in the seventeenth century. It seems likely that the family originated in Ribblesdale, in and around the Forest of Bowland. The surname was probably originally a place-name. There are a couple of hamlets at Newby, near Clapham, in the shadow of Ingleborough Hill and in upper Ribblesdale, which are now called Upper and Lower Hardacre. These might well be what remain of the place concerned.
    Research on Richard Hardakers of Rawdon and Surrounds (born 1600s and early 1700s)
    Research on Richard Hardakers of Rawdon and Surrounds (born 1600s and early 1700s)
    The genealogy records provide us with evidence of at least six Richard Hardakers born or baptised between 1693 and 1707 around the Rawdon area. Working out the parentage of these Richards is not straight forward, and harder still is working out which of them married whom, and had which children. This paper details our best attempt at coming up with the correct answers.
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] WYAS via Ancestry.com (Reliability: 2).
      West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; New Reference Number: RDP29/1/4

    2. [S492] A Transcript of the Early Registers of the Parish Church of Guiseley in the County of York, 1584-1720, Preston, William Easterbrook and Joseph Mambly Rowe (compilers), (Percy Lund, Humphries, Bradford, 1913..).

    3. [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

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