Re: Hardwidge, South Brent, Somerset, England
I have Hardwidge ancestry in my direct line. James Reines married Hester Hardwidge at Wells Cathedral in August 1703. They later lived at Easton next to Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset. There were (and still are) a number of Hardwidge's living around Westbury, Wedmore, and Wells parish going back to the early 17th century.
Maybe your line originates from here?
I have no further information on Hester Hardwidge, and would dearly love to know when she was born, and who here parents were. Do you have any info?