HARDRES, John (1675-1758), of Canterbury, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 1708
1710 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 2 Oct. 1675, 1st s. of Thomas Hardres of Canterbury by Mary, da. and h. of John Short. educ. G. Inn 1689; Wadham, Oxf. 1692. m. bef. 1704, Anne Thomlinson, 2s. d.v.p. 7da. suc. fa. 1688.1

Offices Held

Capt. of Sandown castle, Kent ?1705-8.


Hardres, a Tory and a member of the October Club, was returned for his native city of Canterbury. From 1715 he voted against the Government, except on the peerage bill, which he unexpectedly supported, receiving through Sunderland £580 from the King’s bounty in 1720-1.2 His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.3 Retiring in 1722, he died 14 Jan. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. St. George's, Canterbury, par. reg.; Arch. Cant. iv. 56.
  • 2. Sunderland (Blenheim) mss D. II, 4.
  • 3. Stuart mss 65/16.