John Hardy (MP)

John Hardy (1773 – 29 September 1855) was a British businessman and member of Parliament.

Hardy was the main owner of the Low Moor ironworks and also represented Bradford in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1837 and from 1841 to 1847. He married Isabel, daughter of Richard Gathorne. Their elder son John was created a Baronet in 1876 while their third son Gathorne became a prominent Conservative politician and was created Earl of Cranbrook in 1892. Hardy died in September 1855.

See also



    • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,
    • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
    • Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage.
    Parliament of the United Kingdom
    New constituency Member of Parliament for Bradford
    With: Ellis Cunliffe Lister
    Succeeded by
    Ellis Cunliffe Lister
    William Busfield
    Preceded by
    Ellis Cunliffe Lister
    William Busfield
    Member of Parliament for Bradford
    With: William Cunliffe Lister 1841
    William Busfield 1841–1847
    Succeeded by
    William Busfield
    Thomas Perronet Thompson
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