Born: 1820, Chelsea, London, England. Died: January 1893, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Henry’s parents were William Wells Hardy and Sophia Hardy. In the early part of his career, he held various organ appointments in England, including organist of the parish church of Ottery St. Mary, Devon, and in Berbice, British Guiana (now Guyana). The 1851 British census lists him as a Professor of Musick, living in Ottery St. Mary with his wife Harriett (a governess) and their two-year-old daughter Edith (who had been born in Berbice). In the mid-1850s the family moved to Eastbourne, where they would make their home at Berbice Villa, Hardwi… Go to person page >