|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1711|
Saint Philip, Barbados
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1785|
Col. (County Militia) George Carrington, son of Henningham Codrington & Dr. Paul Carrington, merchant & plantation owner of Barbados, was born and baptized 7/8/1711 in St. Phillips Parish, Barbados. He emigrated from there to "Henrico Shire", VA in 1723 where he managed a store near Richmond with Joseph Mayo, a Barbados Merchant & the uncle of his future wife. He later patented a 5,650 acre plantation known as "Boston Hill" which was accessed by the James & Willis Rivers on a portion of Goochland County, later redesignated Cumberland County. Additionally he patented 28,000 acres of frontier land. In his new home, he served as a vestryman for South Parish, Presiding J.P., County Lieutenant, County Surveyor, Sheriff, Coroner, and member of the VA House of Burgesses from 1745-1765. Although originally a servant of the king, he backed VA in her fight for independence by approving as a member of the Cumberland County Committees the acts of the Continental Congress & served in the VA House of Delegates during the war from 1778 through 1783. As a firm backer of independence he served as Chairman and Treasurer of the Cumberland County Committee of Safety which positions made him the highest civil and military authority in the county. He was married to Johanna "Anne" Mayo in 1732 the year in which his father-in-law, Maj. William Mayo, deeded the "Boston Hill" property to them. George, many of his sons, and grandsons formed a great patriotic family in the struggle against Great Britain. In addition to the children shown below George & Anne had the following issue: Mrs. John (Henningham) Bernard, Nathaniel (2/28/1743-1802/03), & Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Watkins.
Henningham Codrington Carrington (1675 - 1744)
Anne Mayo Carrington (1711 - 1785)*
Paul Carrington (1733 - 1818)*
William Carrington (1735 - 1739)*
George Carrington (1737 - 1784)*
William Carrington (1739 - 1757)*
Joseph Carrington (1741 - 1802)*
Edward Carrington (1748 - 1810)*
Hannah Carrington Cabell (1751 - 1817)*
Mayo Carrington (1753 - 1803)*
Note: The exact burial location in the family cemetery is now lost. Both he and his wife were originally buried under a sassafras tree.
Boston Hill Plantation
Created by: Jim Hutcheson (James Ste...
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
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