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William Allen Carrington
Birth: Mar. 3, 1796
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1829
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Paul Jr. and Mildred Coles Carrington named their third son after Mildred's uncle, Col. William Allen of "Claremont Manor", Surry, VA. William Allen Carrington was born in Halifax County and therefore it is presumed at the ancestral home of his grandparents, Walter & Mildred Lightfoot Coles. The date of the demise of the original home, "Mildendo" #1, is unknown; but William Allen inherited the property from his uncle, Isaac "H" Coles, in 1814 & in Isaac's will the property is described as both "The home place" and "Mildendo". Included in the gift along with slaves, animals and tools are the household furnishings. William Allen decided to rebuild what became one of the most uniquely designed domiciles in Virginia. The new "Mildendo" was probably designed after a 'cottage' that was seen by William on his European tour in 1817/18. As described by the Kells who lived there after the Carringtons, the front hall ran east to west for 56', was 10' wide and 10' high. Behind this hall ran a center section of 80' which included several large common rooms with 14' ceilings and behind those was attached another 80" section of five rooms presumed to have been bed rooms. Besides the unique architecture, the home had magnificent gardens which covered 10 acres. William was educated at Hampden-Sydney College but apparently took little interest in political positions once he was settled with his wife and children of whom there were 6. From the time of his marriage 1/8/1819 until his death in 1829 he increased the plantation acreage to approx. 1,700 acres, a beautiful home well furnished, numerous out buildings, 62 slaves, 20 horses & other farm animals. Hampden-Sydney College elected him as a Trustee in 1820, a position he held until his death. He left his estate to his wife to manage as her own unless she should remarry: She never did.
In 1829 William may have traveled to the nation's leading medical institution, The Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical College, to seek help. In any case, his death is recorded in Philadelphia-cause "Entintis"-the burial in the 4th Presbyterian Church burial ground. In an 1830 map the church graveyard is shown to be south of Lombard between 12th & 13th. The church sold this site & it's church building in 1890. 
Family links: 
  Paul Carrington (1764 - 1816)
  Mildred Howell Coles Carrington (1769 - 1840)
  Sarah Embra Scott Carrington (1800 - 1872)
  Charles Scott Carrington (1820 - 1891)*
  William Fontaine Carrington (1822 - 1883)*
  Catherine Lightfoot Carrington Thompson (1825 - 1893)*
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Venable (1825 - 1845)*
  Paul Sydenham Carrington (1827 - 1896)*
  Willie Ann Carrington (1829 - 1846)*
  Anne Mayo Carrington Green (1787 - ____)*
  Edward Codrington Carrington (1790 - 1855)*
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Coles (1792 - 1820)*
  Walter Coles Carrington (1794 - 1858)*
  William Allen Carrington (1796 - 1829)
  Paul Sydenham Carrington (1798 - 1866)*
  Isaac Coles Carrington (1811 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Recorded in the 1803-1915 Philadelphia City Archives death records in Pennsylvania, film # 1905516,digital folder 4009789,image 156-4th Presbyterian Burial Ground-Burials were moved to Mt Moriah Cem. in 1891, Section 207, lot # unknown.
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. 207-A
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Record added: Jul 05, 2011
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William Allen Carrington
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William Allen Carrington
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William Allen Carrington
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