Richard Harding

Brief Life History of Richard

Richard Harding was born as the son of Edward Harding and Joan Bennynge. He married Mary Agnes Atkins on 15 May 1565, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 30 November 1599, in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, and was buried in Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Harding
–1599
Alice Harding
1552–1634
Mary Harding
1558–
Joan Harding
1577–1578
Mary Harding
1580–
Ann Harding
1561–
William Harding
1562–1593
John Harding
1564–1631
Edith Harding
1564–
Elizabeth Harding
1567–
Jane Harding
1569–1649
Richard Harding
1573–1642
Joan Harding
1573–1616

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    1549 · Book of Common Prayer

    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

    The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Harding (Old English Hearding, literally ‘the hard one’ a derivative of Old English heard ‘hard, harsh, strong, firm, brave’). The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.

    North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, or a habitational name from a farm named Harding, of the same etymology.

    History: Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923), the 29th president of the US, was born on a farm in OH, of English and Scottish stock on his father's side. Early American bearers of this very common name include Joseph Harding who died at Plymouth in 1633. His great-great grandson Seth was a naval officer during the American Revolution.

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

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