George Hardy

Wood Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Hardy was born in 1830, in Wood Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hardy, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Daft, was 22. He married Mary Ann Bailey on 15 October 1855, in Scredington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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George Hardy
Mary Ann Bailey
Marriage: 15 October 1855

Spouse and Children

15 October 1855
Scredington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Hardy


    Rebecca Daft




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World Events (8)


Age 0

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 3

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 50

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).2 Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.3 Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Hardy in household of Thomas Hardy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Hardy, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • George Hardy, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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