Hardy Family of Virginia, descendants of John de Hardy of England
The Hardy family that settled in Virginia in the 1600s can be traced back to John de Hardy born in 1446 in Yorkshire, England. His descendant Richard Hardy with wife Alice Wilson and children immigrated to Virginia. Richard's son John Hardy and his wife Olive Council also immigrated to Virginia.
Lucy Hardy daughter of John Hardy and Olive Council married Hodges Council Jr. Their granddaughter Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council and Susannah Fulgham, married Robert Lawrence IV thus researcher's connection to this Hardy family. Whether Hodges Council Jr. was of the same family as Olive Council how married John Hardy Sr. is not known.
Since several branches of ancestors of this family trace back to the noble and royal families of England. I have provide a 15 generation ancestral chart for Anne Council, wife of Robert Lawrence IV.