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Jean Baptiste Hardy born July 12, 1832 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Back row: Frances, John, Edward, Alexander, Joseph, Louis, George
Front row: Margaret Louise, Marguerite Beauchamp, Jean Baptiste, Rosalie
The above picture was generously provided by Lou Jones of Michigan
Marguerite Boushou is actually Marguerite Beauchamp
The term "Hardy Boys" refers to the original group living in Ontario in the 1850s. I find it easier to refer to them this way rather than keep listing the names. They were George Lardy, Jean Baptiste Lardie, Louis Lardie, Olivier Lardie, and Edward Lardy. In researching this family I came to a brick wall on the name Lardie. It could be easily found in Ontario at this time but from there back it was extinct. It was extinct because when you went to Quebec the name was Hardy. If you are not familiar with the French language this may not make sense at first. Here is a brief explanation of how we became "Lardies". In old Quebec records the name was originally Hardy. It, in later years, got recorded as L'Hardy (the L' usually means "THE Hardy". Still later the priests record Lardy. A shorter form yet. Now in French the letter H is silent. so the pronunciation to L'Hardy would phonetically be close to "la ardee". When we moved to Ontario the British census takers recorded as they heard. Louis Lardy gives his name and the census taker writes Lewis Lardie. A very legitimate BRITISH name.
The above "Hardy Boys" are all related. To tie them all together you must get back one or two more generations. Then we all tie together. Firstly I will try to identify "The Hardy Boys"
Edward is found in the 1861 census of Milton Ontario. He is 24 years of age. Occupation cooper. Born Lower Canada (Quebec) and Roman Catholic. States he was married in 1856. There was a record found from Notre Dame in Montreal for an Edward L'Hardy born February 23, 1835. He is the son of Jean baptiste L'Hardy and Louise Rougeau. He has three children showing at this time. All were born in Ontario. Mary C age 7, Gideon C. age 5 and Rosa L. age 2. He is found again in the 1871 census living in Mount Forest, Ontario.
Baptism of Edward Lardy
George is found in the 1851 census of Milton, Ontario. His occupation is cooper. His age is 22, born Canada and Roman catholic. His wife is listed as Harriet. there is one child named Harriet, age 1. I have May 1829 listed as his date of birth in Montreal. His parents were George W. Lardie and Marie Josephte Chartrand.
JEAN BAPTISTE LARDIE
Jean shows up in the 1861 census of Milton. He is a cooper, born in Lower Canada, age 29, and Roman Catholic. States he was married in 1851. His wife is listed as Mrs. Lardie (she is in fact Marguerite Beauchamp) and the children are all born Ontario. They are Rosa Anne age 8, Edward age 6, Margaret age 3, John age 3 and Louis age 1. A record of his birth was found in Notre Dame, Montreal. His parents were Jean Baptiste Lardy and Louise Rougeau. There is also a copy of the Church register for the marriage of Jean Baptiste and Marguerite Beauchamp. There is an error in the record in that the priest recorded her father as Jean Baptiste Rougeau (as he had just written for the mother of the groom) and Mary Morin. This was in Ontario so the French spellings had been lost. Mary Morin is Marie Agathe Morin.
Baptism of Jean Baptiste Lardie
Marriage of Jean Baptiste Lardie and Mary Beauchamp
Louis was in the 1861 census for Milton, Ontario. He is a cooper, born in Lower Canada, age 30 and Roman Catholic. His wife is listed as Mrs. Lardie (she is Rose Beauchamp as confirmed by their son Louis's marriage record in the Ontario Registers and her name Rose is on the 1871 census). Their children are listed as Jane age 9, Mary or Mag age 4, and Louis age 2. A record of his birth is found Notre Dame, Montreal. His parents were George Hardy and Marie Josephte Chartrand. I haven't found the marriage of Louis and Rose but have their children's marriage records with them listed as the parents.
Baptism of Louis Lardie
Baptism of Rose Beauchamp
Oliver is listed on the 1851 census of Milton, Ontario. He is a cooper, born Canada, religion Roman Catholic and age 20. There is a record from Notre Dame, Montreal. His parents were George Lardy and Marie Josephte Chartrand. I lose him except for a later birth record listing a George Lardie and Seraphina Roy as parents. They were living in Tilbury which is 2/3 of the way from Milton to Michigan.
Baptism of Olivier Lardie
Most of this Hardy line was from around Montreal. Almost all of the records
are in Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal. Here is a picture of the inside.
"Hardy Boys" results from Census
We now know that three children of George Hardy and Marie Josephte Chartrand and two children of Jean Baptiste Hardy and Louise Rougeau came to Milton. Next we must link George and Jean Baptiste Hardy. This will take us to the point where we all have a common ancestor.
George Lardy was born in Montreal September 25, 1810. The following marriage record to Marie Josephte Chartrand July 21, 1828 from Notre Dame, Montreal tells us that his parents were Francois Hardy and Cecile (Cusson) Desormier. George is listed as a cooper and his father Francois as a "day worker". Marie's parents are Francois Chartrand and Marie Josephte Labelle.
George Hardy Esther Beauchamp marriage (Loisel)
GEORGE HARDY MARIE CHARTRAND MARRIAGE
JEAN BAPTISTE HARDY
Jean Baptiste Hardy was born in Montreal October 3, 1804. The following marriage record to Louise Rougeau
on May 31, 1830 from Notre Dame, Montreal tells us that he was the widower of Adelaide Mallet. To get his
parents it is necessary to go to the Hardy/Louise Rougeau marriage. This document tells us that Jean's
parents were Francois Hardy and Marie Cecile (Cusson) Desormier. In one document Jean is listed as a
sawyer and the other a carpenter.
Please note that at this point you have birth of Rose Beauchamp, marriage of Esther Beauchamp and the marriage of Marguerite Beauchamp and all three registrations list their parents as Jean Baptiste Beauchamp and Marie Agathe Morin. This has verified that the three of them were sisters.
WE NOW HAVE GEORGE AND JEAN BAPTISTE PROVEN BROTHERS. NOW WE CAN VIEW THE COMPLETE FAMILY OF FRANCOIS HARDY AND MARIE CECIL CUSSON DESSORMIER.
THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1802, MONTREAL.
This marriage register from Notre Dame tells us that Francois' parents are Jean Francois Hardy and
Marie Josephte Lariviere. Their family that has been found includes Jean Baptiste 1804, Francois 1807,
Joseph 1809, George 1810, Louis about 1810, Marie Cecil 1814, and Edouard 1818.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE DIRECT HARDY LINEAGE FROM FRANCOIS
HARDY AND MARIE CECILE CUSSON DESORMIER
Francois Hardy born Aug 7, 1777 m. Marie Cecile Cusson dit Desormier born September 23, 1781
Mascouche, Quebec, Marr. 1802, Montreal.
Their children were
Jean Baptiste Hardy, October 3, 1804, Montreal
Francois Hardy, 1807, Montreal
Joseph, 1809, Montreal
Louis, abt 1810, Montreal
George W. Hardi, September 25, 1810, Montreal
Marie Cecile, 1814, Montreal
Edouard Hardy, 1816, Montreal
In the above group there is Francois and Joseph or Frank and Joe "The Hardy Boys"
Jean Francois Hardy born Aug. 6, 1749, Cap-Sante, Quebec, m. Marie Josephe Lariviere. Marr. Aug. 22,
1774, L'Assomption, Quebec.
Francois Hardy Aug. 7, 1777
Francois Francoisdesales Hardy born January 26, 1720/21, Cap-Sante, Quebec. m. Marie Rose Matte born September 27, 1728. Marr. July 22, 1748, Cap-Sante, Quebec.
Jean Francois Hardy, Aug. 6, 1749.
Pierre Hardy, dit Chatillon born January 10, 1671/72, Quebec m. Marie Charlotte Lefebvre, dit Angers born
February 9. 1678/79, Quebec. Marr. January 26, 1698/99, Neuville, Quebec.
Francois Francoisdesales Hardy, Jan. 26, 1721
THE PROGENITOR IN QUEBEC
Jean Francois Hardy b. 1641, St. Francois, v. le Harve, archev, rouen, normandie (ar. le Havre, Seine-
Maritime), France m. Marie Poire b. 1641, St. Larurent de Paris, Ile de France, Marr. October 21, 1669,
Pierre Hardy, dit Chatillon, Jan. 10, 1672
Pierre Hardy b. 1610, St. Francois, v. le Harve, archev, rouen, normandie (ar. le Havre, Seine-Maritime),
France m. Isabelle Maheu b. France. Marr. abt 1644, St.Mrt, Ruen, Normandie, France.
Jean Francois, 1641
See the files!!!
Click on either Louis Lardie born 1831 or Rose Beauchamp 1832. You will see their lines back to France. I started with my relatives as these two will take you back and include the other HARDY BOYS
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Note: I have divided the files as to those descended from the Lardie name and the Beauchamp name. If you don't connect to a Beauchamp sister then the Lardie file is yours. If you connect to both then both files apply to you. If you would like to produce a more complete file we could have a page for each interested person and show the descendants of each of the Hardy boys. Just send me a gedcom of your family and I'll arrange it to show from yourself back to one of the pioneers of the 1850 era. If this is appealing to you then a large file could be made. As I have asked you to not to submit my work you also have my assurance that I will not submit your lines. I intend to leave MY complete file with the Church of Ladder Day Saints. I am not a member but feel it is the safest repository to ensure the information will be available to future generations.