Henry Anthony Hardman

1782 - 12th Dec 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Unsuccessful claimant for the compensation for enslaved people on Monteros estate, Antigua, as mortgagee. He had been granted a mortgage by his father-in-law Thomas Clarke (the father of his first wife Dorothy) to secure £3785 in 1819. The estate and the mortgage were then include in his1823 marriage settlement with his second wife Mary Armstrong: this marriage settlement was controlled by trustees, Richard Trench and Rowland Edward Williams (both q.v.). His address in the compensation records is Belle Vue Lodge, Bitterne, Southampton.

  1. Henry Anthony Hardman of the 7th West India Regiment became a Lieutenant 15/01/1807 and retired on half pay 25/04/1816. His first wife was Dorothy Clark; they married in St Philip's, Antigua, 10/10/1807. They had at least one child, Elizabeth Theresa Willis Hardman, born in Aruba c. 1816. Dorothy died 11/02/1820: "In Burton-crescent, in her 31st year, Dorothy, wife of H. A. Hardman, esq., of Grenada, and daughter of Thomas Clarke [sic], esq., of Monterose [sic], Antigua."

  2. Henry Anthony Hardman, widower, married Mary Armstrong, 26/11/1823 at St Mary's, Southampton. At the time of the 1841 census they lived at Laura Place, Southampton; he is listed as age 60, "Navy [sic]: H.P.", born in foreign parts. His wife, age 45, was born in Ireland. At the same address is Fanny Hardman, age 13 (presumably this is their daughter Elizabeth Frances Hardman who married William Wynne Lodder in Southampton, 14/10/1851), and 2 female servants.

  3. By 1851 Henry Hardman and his wife Mary were living at 1 Laura Place, he age 69, "Army: half-pay", born "Germany, not Brit. sub." and Mary age 50 born in Ireland. Living with them were 2 female servants.

  4. Henry Anthony Hardman, Gentleman, late of Southampton, died 12/12/1859, effects under £450. His will was proved by his widowed daughter Elizabeth Theresa Willis Senior of Bitterne, Hampshire, the sole executor.

  5. The 1851 census for Elizabeth Theresa Willis Moore (nee Hardman and subsequently Senior) at High Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, gives her birth as c. 1818 in Aruba, West Indies. Later censuses and her burial record give her birth c. 1816. Presumably she was the daughter of Henry's first marriage.

  6. Richard Trench, one of the trustees of the marriage settlement marriage settlement, was Mary's uncle - so possibly Henry's claim on Monteros estate stemmed from his second marriage rather than his first. Mary's mother Elizabeth Armstrong nee Trench (?-1825) and Richard Trench (1774-1860) were siblings; their parents were Frederick Trench (1724-1797 of Woodlawn, Kilconnell, County Galway, Ireland) and Mary Sadleir (?-1819), daughter of Francis Sadleir of Sopwell Hall, Tipperary.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 11A and 11B (Montero's).

  1. A List of the Officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines on Full and Half Pay (London, War Office, 1821) p. 614. Langford Vere Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 1 pp. 137-138.

  2. Familysearch.org batch no. I04127-5. 1841 census online.

  3. 1851 census online; Familysearch.org batch no. M13756-3.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1860.

  5. 1851 census online.

  6. John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland (4 Vols., London, Henry Holburn, 1838), IV p. 342.

Further Information

[2nd wife] Mary Armstrong
Elizabeth Theresa Willis (1816-1889), Frances Elizabeth
Wealth at death
Soldier (half-pay)

Associated Claims (2)

£926 1s 11d
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£1,209 12s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant

Relationships (1)

Other relatives
Notes →
Richard Trench was the uncle of Henry Hardman's second wife Mary Armstrong, and trustee of her marriage...

Addresses (4)

Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
1 Laura Place, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Belle Vue Lodge, Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Hill Villa, Milbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England