Charles Hardy

Charles Hardy
Sir Charles Hardy
Admiral Sir Charles Hardy, 1780.jpg
Hardy, painted by George Romney in 1780
Born ca. 1714
Died 18 May 1780
Allegiance United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Admiral of the Fleet
Commands held Channel Fleet

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hardy (ca. 1714 – 18 May 1780) was a Royal Navy officer and colonial governor of New York.


Early career

Born at Portsmouth, the son of a vice admiral, Charles Hardy joined the Royal Navy as a volunteer in 1731.[1]

He became a captain in the Royal Navy on 10 August 1741,[1] around the age of 27. He was appointed governor and commander-in-chief of the British colony of Newfoundland in 1744.[1] There is no evidence that he ever visited the colony of Newfoundland. The next year he commanded Gibraltar to the newly captured fortress of Louisbourg.[1]

He was knighted in 1755 and served as British Administrative Governor of the Colony of New York from 1755 to 1757[1] (replaced by James Delancey). During his term he was made Rear Admiral of the Blue.

Seven Years War

In 1757, under the command of Vice Admiral Francis Holburne, Hardy escorted Lord Loudoun and his army from New York to Halifax intending to attack the French fortress of Louisbourg, but the attack was cancelled. The next year, he was second in command under Admiral Edward Boscawen at the Siege of Louisbourg.[1]

That autumn, he and James Wolfe attacked French posts around the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and destroyed all of the French fishing stations along the northern shores of what is now New Brunswick and along the Gaspé peninsula. He also participated in Hawke's victory at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759.[1] He became Member of Parliament for Rochester in 1764.[2]

Hardy served as governor of Greenwich Hospital from 1771 to 1780. In 1778, he was made Admiral of the White. In 1779 he became Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet remaining in that post until his death in May 1780.[1]

Personal life

In 1749 he married Mary Tate and in 1759, following his first wife's death, he married Catharine Stanyan.[1] The couple had three sons and two daughters. Sir Charles Hardy died at Spithead. He bequeathed £3000 to each of the sons and £4000 to each daughter,[1] as well as leaving his estate at Rawlins, Oxfordshire, to his eldest son Temple Hardy. By Catharine's death in 1801, only Temple survived of the three sons. Hardy's brother, Josiah, was a merchant and the Governor of New Jersey from 1761-63.

See also


External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Smith
Commodore Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Richard Edwards
Preceded by
James DeLancey
Colonial Governor of New York
Succeeded by
James DeLancey

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charles Hardy — Hardy, peint par George Romney en 1780 Naissance vers 1714 Décès …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charles Hardy (disambiguation) — Charles Hardy may refer to: Charles Hardy, naval officer Charles Hardy (Australian politician) Charles Leach Hardy (born 1919), U.S. federal judge Charlie Hardy, Australian rules footballer Charles Albert Creery Hardy, (1865 – 1946) New Zealand… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Hardy (Australian politician) — Charles Hardy Senator for New South Wales In office 1 July 1932 – 30 June 1938 Personal details Born …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Hardy Carr — For other people of the same name, see Charles Carr. Charles Hardy Carr (August 18, 1903 – March 13, 1976) was a United States federal judge. Born in Coahoma, Mississippi, Carr received an A.B. from Vanderbilt University in 1925 and an LL.B. from …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Hardy (eater) — Hungry Hardy is a competitive eater from Brooklyn, New York, USA. Hardy is a long standing member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. He retired from the sport in 2005 to become the IFOCE s commissioner. During the latter half… …   Wikipedia

  • Sir Charles Hardy Islands — is in the reef of the same name adjacent to Pollard channel Blackwood channel about 40km East of Cape Grenville off the Cape York Peninsula. hipwrecksThere are a number of shipwreck incidents in this area: Charles Eaton * Charles Eaton. Barque,… …   Wikipedia

  • "Hungry" Charles Hardy — is a competitive eater from Brooklyn, NY. Hardy is a long standing member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating and retired from the sport in 2005 to become the IFOCE s commissioner. During the latter half of 2004 Hungry Charles… …   Wikipedia

  • Parque Nacional Grupo Sir Charles Hardy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Grupo Sir Charles Hardy es un parque nacional en Queensland (Australia), ubicado a 1997 km al noroeste de Brisbane. Datos Área: 1,29 km² Coordenadas …   Wikipedia Español

  • Arthur Charles Hardy — est un homme politique canadien qui fut président du Sénat. Il est né le 3 décembre 1872 et décédé le 13 mars 1962 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arthur Charles Hardy — Arthur Charles Hardy, PC (December 3 1872 ndash; March 13 1962) was a Canadian politician.Born in Brantford, Ontario, he ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian House of Commons in the Ontario riding of Leeds in the 1917 federal election. In 1922, he …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”