Captain George Hardy came from England before his parents about 1650. He was the owner of the Old Hardy Mill in Isle of Wight County, which is still standing. [The mill was dismantled in 1990] He owned large estates in both Isle of Wight and Surry Counties and had an interest in several vessels. He was a liberal supporter of the Established Church. He made his will 5 March 1693, and the same was probated in 1694. In his will he named his daughters Margaret and Sarah, and his grandchildren, Richard and George Jarrett. (children of his daughter Mary.

*Source: "Hardy and Hardie, Past and Present", 1935, Authored by H. Claude Hardy, Ph.D. of White Plains, N.Y. and Rev. Edwin Noah Hardy, Ph.D., of Greenwich, Connecticut, pp.238-239

George Hardy was a Captain in the Virginia Militia and Vestryman in Isle of Wight Co., Va.