Family: Richard HARDAKER / Alice HOLDSWORTH (F177)

m. 20 Dec 1733


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  • Father | Male
    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
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Married  20 Dec 1733  [1, 2]  Halifax St John, Yorkshire, England  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Rodger HARDAKER | F129 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann SMITH | F129 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Alice HOLDSWORTH

    Born  Abt 1712  Northowram, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  19 Feb 1712  Northowram, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1786   
    Buried  16 Jan 1786  Buckstone Baptist Chapel, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Solomon HOLDSWORTH | F890 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anne SHELTON | F890 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Richard HARDAKER

    Born  Abt 1742   
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Betty OVEREND | F44 
    Married  17 Jan 1770  Calverley St Wilfrid, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Samuel HARDAKER

    Born  1747  Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  20 Mar 1747  Rawdon Chapel, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1811   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Grace DENNISON | F13 
    Married  11 Apr 1774  Guiseley Church, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Grace MEDLEY | F477 (By Banns) 
    Married  17 Aug 1789  Otley All Saints, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

  • 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.

    Married:
    • 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.

  • 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).