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Land grant to Thomas Hardy
Title : Land grant to Thomas Hardy Land grant to Thomas Hardy
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Creator : Hardy, Thomas (1775-1849)
Source : D 3207 (misc)
Date of creation : 1837
Format : Manuscript
Dimensions : 600 x 420 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Grant of land, town section 414 in Angas Street, Adelaide, to Thomas Hardy of Walworth in the county of Surrey, issued under preliminary land sales in England, signed by James Hurtle Fisher and dated 23 December 1837. Later notation on the folded section refers to its receipt into the Registry Office, Adelaide on 4 November 1853.

Thomas Hardy was a surgeon of Walworth, Surrey, and his wife was Harriet, nee Hurst. In 1836 Hardy inherited the Yorkshire manors of Birksgate and Shepley; he and his wife did not come out to South Australia. Their sons Alfred (1813-1870) and Arthur (1817-1909) both came to South Australia, Alfred in 1836 on the Cygnet (ship) as a member of Light's survey party, and Arthur on the Platina (ship) in 1838. The land grant document was donated to the State Library of SA in 1952 by a descendant of Alfred Hardy.

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Related names :

Cygnet (ship)

Hardy, Alfred (1813-1870)

Hardy, Arthur (1816-1909)

Light, William, 1786-1839

Platina (ship)

Coverage year : 1837
Period : 1836-1851
Place : South Australia
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

South Australian Company New colony of South Australia: to experienced farmers, possessing small capitals [London: The Company, 1837]

Stephens, John The land of promise: being an authentic and impartial history of the rise and progress of the new British province of South Australia London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1839

Sutherland, George The South Australian Company: a study in colonisation London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1898

South Australia's foundation: select documents / edited and introduced by Brian Dickey and Peter Howell. Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986

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