Sir John Hardy, 1st Baronet

Sir John Hardy, 1st Baronet (23 February 1809 – 9 July 1888), was a British Conservative Member of Parliament.

Hardy was the son of John Hardy and Isabele Gathorne. Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook, was his younger brother. Hardy was elected to the House of Commons for Midhurst in March 1859, but held the seat for less than two months. The following year he was returned for Dartmouth, a constituency he represented until 1868, and then sat for Warwickshire South from 1868 to 1874. On 23 February 1876 he was created a Baronet, of Dunstall Hall in the County of Stafford.[1] In 1878 he was appointed High Sheriff of Staffordshire.

Hardy died in July 1888, aged 79.


  1. "No. 24295". The London Gazette. 18 February 1876. p. 760.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Warren
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
March 1859 – April 1859
Succeeded by
William Townley Mitford
Preceded by
John Dunn
Member of Parliament for Dartmouth
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Charles Mordaunt
Henry Christopher Wise
Member of Parliament for Warwickshire South
With: Henry Christopher Wise
Succeeded by
Earl of Yarmouth
Sir John Eardley-Wilmot
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Henry Hodgetts-Foley
High Sheriff of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
Augustus East Manley
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Dunstall Hall)
Succeeded by
Reginald Hardy

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