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Edith Hardacre (née McKerney)

Mother of Irene Mary

Born: 22nd January 1908 in Preston, Lancashire

Died: April 1987 in Leyland, Lancashire


Richard Hardacre

Father of Irene Mary

Born: 27th December 1905 in Higher Walton, Lancashire

Died: April 1962 in Chorley, Lancashire

Maternal ancestry of Irene Mary

William McKerney (born 29th March 1878. died November 1943) – maternal grandfather of Irene Mary

Margaret Jane Hope (born 1879. died June 1942) – maternal grandmother of Irene Mary.

William was born in Preston while Margaret was born in Liverpool.

Hugh McKerney (born 1842. died 5th July 1918)

Alice Sarginson (born July 1851. died 17th April 1891)

Alice was born in Old Hutton in Kendal and died in Preston.

Hugh was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and died in Preston.

Hugh and Alice were married on 20th July 1868 in Warton, Lancashire.

Hugh was a builder by trade.

Hugh McKearney (born 1789. died 14th February 1863)

Mary McKearney (born 1809. died 18th December 1872)

Mary was born in Dublin, Ireland and died in Preston, Lancashire, England.

Hugh was born in Tyrone, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and died in Preston.

Paternal ancestry of Irene Mary

William Hardacre (born 3rd July 1877. died 4th November 1941) – paternal grandfather of Irene Mary

Mary Elizabeth Lund (born 12th January 1879. died 25th March 1947) – paternal grandmother of Irene Mary

They married in June 1901.

Both buried at Our Lady & St Patrick's Church alongside Gabriel Benson and Derrick Stephen Taylor

William was a cotton weaver.

Both William and Mary were born in the village of Higher Walton.

They had two children, Alice "Minnie" in 1902 and Richard in 1905.

Richard Hardacre (born 11th April 1853. died 1st March 1942) – paternal great-grandfather of Irene Mary

Alice Woodruff (born October 1853. died 6th January 1919) – paternal great-grandmother of Irene Mary

They had eight children.

Richard was born in Higher Walton and Alice was born in Walton-le-Dale.


The Hardacre line of Irene Mary's paternal ancestry has long roots in and around Higher Walton in Lancashire and can presently be traced back to John Hardiker (born 1665. died 1730) and his wife Elizabeth Tomlinson (born c. 1670. died c. 1729).

John Lund (born 1847. died unknown) – paternal great-grandfather of Irene Mary as father of Mary Elizabeth Lund

Alice Orrell (born July 1856. died c. 1899) – paternal great-grandmother of Irene Mary as mother of Mary Elizabeth Lund

John was born in Preston while Alice is recorded as having been born in Walton-le-Dale.

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