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Ambrose Hardy

Ambrose Hardy

Male Abt 1794 - 1886  (~ 92 years)

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  • Name Ambrose Hardy  [1
    Born Abt 1794  County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ambrose Hardy died in 1886 and is recorded as aged 92 years. To date no records can confirm this.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 20 Aug 1870  Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Address:
    Ballylummin, Ahoghill, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland 
    • Ambrose's occupation is recorded on his 1870 marriage record.
    Died 28 May 1886  Ballylummin, Ahoghill, Co Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 92y 
    Cause: Debility 4 weeks. Uncertified, no medical attendant. 
    Address:
    Ballylummin, Ahoghill, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland 
    • The death was registered with the Ahoghill Registrar by "Rebecca Hardy, wife of the deceased, present at death" on 10 Jun 1886. Rebecca Hardy was formerly Rebecca Diamond.
    Occupation 3 Feb 1897  [5
    Farmer 
    • Occupation of Ambrose recorded on marriage registration of son William John 3 Feb 1897.
    Person ID I284  Hannaway
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2019 

    Father James Hardy 
    Family ID F423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucinda O'Rourke 
    Married 30 Aug 1854  Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Ahogill RC parish church (St Mary's), Ahogill, Ballymena, Co Ant 
    • Witness Role: Witness Name: John Lynn
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Alex'r Hardy
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Diamond,   b. Abt 1840, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Aug 1870  Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Ahogill RC parish church (St Mary's), Ahogill, Ballymena, Co Ant 
    • In their 1870 marriage record Ambrose Hardy is aged 70 and a widower. Rebecca, a Weaver is aged 30. The Witnesses are Thomas Rowan & Mary McGarry. Were the terms Best Man & Bridesmaid used at the time?
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Thomas Rowan
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Mary McGarry
    Children 
     1. Maria Hardy,   b. 25 Jan 1870, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1870, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. James Hardy,   b. 25 Jan 1870, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1870, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Margaret Hardy,   b. 24 May 1871, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Hardy,   b. 21 Jun 1873, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William John Hardy,   b. 20 Dec 1875, Ballylummin, Ahoghill, Co Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rose Hardy,   b. 12 Aug 1877, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hugh Hardy,   b. 20 Jun 1881, Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1794 - County Antrim, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 20 Aug 1870 - Ahoghill or Ahohill, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 92y - 28 May 1886 - Ballylummin, Ahoghill, Co Antrim, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hardy,Ambr &LucO'R_Ahogill_m1854
    Hardy,Ambr &LucO'R_Ahogill_m1854
    Picture Note: Marriage of Ambrose Hardy and Lucind(a) O'Rourke - 30 Aug 1854. Extract from the parish entry of Ahogill RC chapel (St Mary's), Ballylummin, Co Antrim. Witnesses are John Lynn & Alex'r Hardy. An Alexander Hardy is a tenant of a house on Ambrose Hardy's land in 1864 (Griffiths Land Valuations). © Copyright the National Library of Ireland - http://registers.nli.ie/ Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI.
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    Hardy, Ambrose house1864 map & GoogleSat
    Hardy, Ambrose house1864 map & GoogleSat
    Picture Note: Ambrose Hardy 1864 - house is on plot 78 (in red) - zoom in to the map (Griffiths Land Valuations 1864). Below is GoogleSatellite view today with a close-up of plot 78.
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    Hardy, Ambrose, Ballylummin 1864_No78 tenant_red 78 on Map
    Hardy, Ambrose, Ballylummin 1864_No78 tenant_red 78 on Map
    Picture Note: Ambrose Hardy: in upper section is No78 of the Ballylummin tenants in 1864 (Griffiths Land Valuations 1864). Lower section map linked to the same list shows No78 in red writing adjoining the thick red border (zoom in to map).
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    Hardy,Ambrose &RebDiamond_m1870
    Hardy,Ambrose &RebDiamond_m1870
    Picture Note: Marriage of Ambrose Hardy, a widower aged 70 and Rebecca Diamond, a weaver aged 30 in the RC chapel in Ahogill, Ballylummin, Co Antrim - 20 Aug 1870. Ambrose and Rebecca had 7 children; the first, twins James and Maria died just a month after birth. The last recorded child was Hugh Hardy, born to them in 1881. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie - Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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    Hardy,Ambrose_Ballylummin_d1886
    Hardy,Ambrose_Ballylummin_d1886
    Picture Note: Ambrose Hardy died in Ballylummin townland, Ballymena on 28 May 1886. His death was registered on 10 Jun 1886 with the Ahoghill Registrar by "Rebecca Hardy, wife of the deceased, present at death". Rebecca Hardy was formerly Rebecca Diamond. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie - Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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  • Notes 

    • In 1864 Ambrose Hardy was the occupier of over 7 acres in Ballylummin townland (House, offices & Land). An "Alexander Hardy" was also tenant of a house on that land (source: Griffiths Land Valuations 1864).
      In August 1870 civil records show that Ambrose Hardy of Ahogill, a widower aged 70, married Rebecca Diamond. Rebecca, unmarried, was a Weaver aged 30. Ambrose and Rebecca had 7 children; the first, twins James and Maria died just a month after birth. The last recorded child was Hugh Hardy, born to them in 1881. All their children's births are recorded on the civil register with the father as: "Ambrose Hardy" and mother: "Rebecca Hardy" ( formarly Diamond/Dimond) living in Ballylummin. There is only one other Hardy in Ballylummin; Alexander Hardy, a tenant on Ambrose's land. The last-born in 1881 would mean Ambrose was a father aged 80/81 years. Ambrose could not read/write and would have no record of his birth. It is more creditable that Ambrose was in his 60's and not aged 70 when he married Rebecca.
      Researching the earlier marriage of Ambrose Hardy has produced a marriage at Ahogill RC chapel (St Mary's), Ballylummin, on 30 Aug 1854 of Ambrose Hardy to "Lucind(a) O'Rourke". Witnesses are: John Lynn & Alex'r Hardy (source-Ahogill RC parish records) . Alexander Hardy was a tenant of Ambrose Hardy in the 1864 Griffiths Land Valuations of "Ahoghill" townland.
      Ambrose Hardy had deceased on the 1897 Registration of his son William Hardy's marriage (he had died in 1886). After his death a neighbour took over Ambrose Hardy's house & land tenancy and not a member of his family (Griffiths Land Valuation Revisions).

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).
      Name located from marriage record of son William John Hardy in 1897 to Mary Anne Mackin.

    2. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs . (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 3).
      Death of Ambrose was prior to the 1897 marriage of his son William (marriage record).

    5. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S36] Parish Records Ireland, http://registers.nli.ie/ Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records. (Reliability: 3).