'Hardware1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hardware of Brombrorough, Hardware of Chester, Hardware of Peele

William Elcocke alias Hardware
m. Alice Ratcliffe (son of John Ratcliffe, son of Sir John of Ordshall)
1. John Hardware of Astmore in Halton, Cheshire (a 1543)
2. Henry Hardware, Mayor of Chester (d 05.03.1584)
  m. (1560) Amey or Anne Gee (b 1536, dau/coheir of Henry Gee of Chester (by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Snead of Chester), sister of Edmond of Chester)
  A. Henry Hardware of Brombrorough & Peele, Mayor of Chester (b 1561, d 1603)
  m. Elizabeth Aldcroft (d 1613, dau/heir of Robert Aldcroft of Molesworth)
  i. Henry Hardware of Brombrorough & Peele (bpt 23.01.1587, d 1613)
  m1/2. (07.12.1607) Margaret Wilbraham (b 05.01.1586, d 11.06.1611, dau of Ralph Wilbraham of Dorfold)
  a. Henry Hardware (d 1638-9)
  m. Jane Ravenscroft (dau of Robert Ravenscroft of Bretton)
  (1) Thomas Hardware (d 1639)
  This was probably the Henry who (also) married ...
  m2/1. Mary Mainwaring (dau of Henry Mainwaring of Carincham)
  ii. John Hardware, later of Brombrorough & Peele (a 1639)
  m. Anne Hanley (dau/coheir of Thomas Hanley of Boughton)
  a. John Hardware of Brombrorough & Peele (d 17.02.1661, Captain)
  m1. Mary Gardiner (d 01.02.1652, dau of John Gardiner of Shrewsbury)
  (1) John Hardware (d young)
m2. Mary Angell (dau of John Angell of Crowhurst, m2. John Huckenhull of Huckenhull)
  (2) Henry Hardware (d c1662)
  b. Richard Hardware of Brombrorough Court (b 1625, a 1668)
  m. Elizabeth Hodgkinson of Preston, Amounderness
  (1) Samuel Hardware (d infant)
  (2) John Hardware of Brombrorough (b 1664)
  m. Frances Hunt (dau of Rowland Hunt of Boreatten by Frances, dau of Lord William Paget of Beaudesert)
  (A) John Hardware of London (b 1689, d 1721)
  m. Joanna Bradley (dau of Benjamin Bradley of London)
  (i) Henry Hardware (b 01.1718, d 1802)
  m. (1739) Mary Millington (d 01.1789, dau of Richard Millington of Manchester)
  (a) John Hardware of Jamaica (b 1741, d 1793)
  m. Dorothy Millington (d 1801, m2. John Dod (son of Robert of Rowton), cousin)
((1)) Maryon Hardware
  m. (1787) Robert Grier of Jamaica
  (b) Mary Hardware (d 1799)
  m. (1768) Thomas Richmond (son of Sylvester (rector of Walton))
  ((1))+ issue - Sylvester, Henry, Maria, Elizabeth
  (c)+ other issue - Richard (d infant), Henry (dsp 1776), Henry (d infant)
  (ii)+ other issue - Benjamin (d unm 1752), Elizabeth (d infant)
  (B) Frances Hardware (b 1684)
  m. (Samuel) Bagshaw (son of Samuel of Ford)
(C) Jane Hardware (b 1703)
  m. _ Pierce of Gloucestershire
  (i) _ Pierce (a 1790, rector of West Kirkby)
  (D)+ other issue - Samuel (b 1686, d 1701), Brian (b 1688, d 1692), others (d young - Rowland, Sarah, Martha, Hannay, Lettice, Katherine, Katherine), others (dp - Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Lettice)
  (3) Katherine Hardware (b 1664)
  m. Matthew Henry (son/heir of Philip of Broad Oak)
c. Hannah Hardware
  m. Randle Greene of Poulton
  d.+ other issue (dsp) - Henry, Jonathan, Elizabeth
  iii.+ other issue - George (bpt 29.03.1584, dsp), Theodore (bpt 09.03.1593, bur 28.10.1594), Margaret (d unm), Anne (bpt 09.11.1583, dsp 1612), Elizabeth (bpt 13.07.1586, dsp)
  B. Anne Hardware (b 1562, dsp)
  m. William Chantrell of Bache
  C. Jane Hardware (b 1568)
  m. Thomas Harbottle of Newbold (a 1588, Sheriff of Chester)
  D. Elizabeth Hardware (b 1572, bur 18.01.1596)
  m1. John Cowper (dsp, alderman of Chester)
  m2. John Bruyn of Stapleford
  E. Eleanor Hardware (b 1575)
  m. Gerard Massy (rector of Wigan)
  F. Margaret Hardware (b 1576, d 1626)
  m. Edward Dutton (a 1604, Mayor of Chester)
  G.+ other issue (d infant) - John, William, Richard, James, Anne, Dorothy, Alice

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, Horton : 'Hardware, of Peele and Brombrorough') with some support from Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, 'Hardware of the Peele in Mouldsworth and of Chester')
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