Robert Harrington II

Robert Harrington II

Somerset, England
Death 11 May 1707 (aged 90)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 98
Memorial ID 20992084 · View Source
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Watertown marriages: Robert Herington & Susan George Maryed the first of October 1649 (Harris and Savage says Oct. 1, 1648, see also record below)

From Early generations of the family of Robert Harrington of Watertown, Massachusetts, 1634, and some of his descendants, Frederick Lewis Weis, 1958:

ROBERT HARRINGTON, born probably in England about 1616, died at Watertown, Massachusetts, 17 May 1707, aged 91 years, having come to New England in the ship "Elizabeth," 10 April 1634. He married at Watertown, 1 October 1647, Susan George, born about 1632, died at Watertown, 6 July 1694, the daughter of John George of that town.

He took the oath of fidelity, 1652, and was admitted a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 27 May 1663, at which time he was undoubtedly a member of the First Church in Watertown, He was a proprietor of Watertown as early as 1642, and owned a homestall, "given him by Deacon Thomas Hastings" a kinsman or a generous patron. He was a member of Captain Hugh Mason's Watertown Train Band, 1652, the captain having been commissioned 5 May 1652; and Mr. Harrington served as Selectman of Watertown, fifteen years, between 1679 and 1700. (Society of Colonial Wars, Index of Ancestors, 1922, p. 221). Evidently he was a man of ability and highly respected by his fellow townsmen to be chosen so often for this important and responsible office. He was a mill owner and miller, and his house and mill were valued at £120, as shown by the original inventory of his estate.

From contributor AllanG:
There is some question about Robert Harrington's arrival in 1634. Robert Charles Anderson does not list Robert Harrington in his Great Migration books - he is not even listed in The Great Migration Directory which is supposed to list everyone who came to New England by 1640. While no genealogist is immune to errors I tend to have a great deal of respect for Anderson and feel he must've had good reason to exclude him.

From contributor Shelly Ketchum:
According to articles by the Historical Society of Watertown genealogist and "Early Genealogy of the family of Robert Harrington of Watertown, Massachusetts 1634 and some of his descendants", Robert was baptised Oct. 1, 1616 in Southwold, Suffolk, England and his parents were Robert Herrington (1595 England - 1622 Southwold, Suffolk, England) and Joan Jentilman (1598 England - 1638 England), who married March 17, 1613 in Southwold, Suffolk, England. The article in "Early Genealogy of the family of Robert Harrington, etc, etc.) goes on to explain why the parents of Robert were not James (or John) Herrington and Ann (or Elizabeth) Clinton.

Bio by: Bill Boyington

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