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HARDY, Sir Charles, British soldier, born about 1705; died in Spithead, England, 18 May, 1780. He became captain in the navy, 10 August, 1741, governor and commander-in-chief at Newfoundland in 1744, and as rear-admiral of the white was second in command at the taking of Louisburg in 1758. He was British administrative governor of New York in 1755-'7, and vice-admiral of the white in Hawke's victory of Belle Isle in 1759. Sir Charles was governor of Greenwich hospital in 1771-'80.--His brother, Josiah, merchant, was governor of New Jersey in 1761-'3, but was dismissed for issuing a commission to judges during good behavior, in violation of his instructions.
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