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Robert Harrington, II

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Southwold, Suffolk, England
Death: May 17, 1707 (86-94)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James John Harrington; john harrington; Ann Harrington and ann harrington
Husband of susanna harrington and Susannah Harrington
Father of thomas harrington, sr.; Susanna Cutting / Beers / Cloyes; John Harrington; Robert Harrington; George Harrington and 9 others

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http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pjmpjm&id=I58418

Has discussion and sources to suggest parents are Robert and Joan Jentilman Harrison. (Information also posted at the bottom of this post. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.nssdp.com/membership/ancestors-of-the-society/ - John Harrington and Ann Clinton - listed

http://graysonfamily.org/Documents/Grayson/Miscellaneous/Jamestowne%20Society%20eligibility.pdf

buried in Ye Old Burial Place, Watertown, Massachusetts, Plot # 98 See attached FAG

Note: Robert Harrington's name is the last on the list of proprietors,made out 1642-44. He then owned a homestall, "given him byThomas Hastings." This gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Dea. Hastings. He was admitted a Freeman on May 27,1663, and he married Oct. 1, 1649, Susanna George, b. 1632, whod. July 6, 1694, and he died May 17, 1707. In his Will, datedJan. 1, 1704-5 (the day before the 3d marriage of his daughter Susanna), he mentions his sons John, Daniel, Benjamin, Samuel,Thomas, Edward (his youngest son, to whom he gave his homestead), and daughters Susanna Beers, Mary Bemis, Sarah Winship; Joseph, son of my son Joseph, deceased, and dr.-in-lawJoanna Ward, late wife of his son, Joseph. His inventory mentions 16 lots of land, amounting to 642.5 acres, and appraised at 717 pounds. Dec. 24, 1684 he bought of Jeremiah Dummer, a goldsmith, of Boston, and Anna, his wife, for 90pounds, the West or SW half (250 acres) of the Oldham Farm,where some of his descendants have continued to reside until the present time. Sept. 28, 1685 he gave to his son Joseph, 55 acresof land, which he bought of Simon Cooledge, Jan. 29, 1680 whichhe (S.C.) had bought of Simon Stone, and which he (S.S.) had bought of the widow and heirs of Rev. Henry Green, to whom ithad been granted by the town. It is very probable that all ofthe families of the nam e of Harrington in New England are descended from Robert, of Watertown. The are very numerous andwidely dispersed.

From: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worchester Countyvol1

The ship "Elizabeth" which sailed from England, April 10, 1634,had as one of its passengers Robert Harrington, born in England,1616. He settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he was givena "homestall" by Deacon Thomas Hastings, probably a relative.Harrington's name appears last on the list of proprietors ofWatertown, made 1642 to 1644, at which time he owned the abovenamed "homestall." October 1, 1648, he married Susan, (orSusanna) George, daughter of John George, of Watertown. She wasat that time an orphan, the widow of Henry Goldstone being herguardian. She died July 6, 1694. He was admitted freeman May 27,1663, and died May 11, 1707, aged ninety-one years. His will,dated January 1, 1704, mentions sons--John, Daniel, Benjamin,Samuel, Thomas and Edward. To Edward he gave the homestead. Hiswill also mentions daughters, Susanna Beers, Mary Bemis, SarahWinship; his grandson, Joseph, son of Joseph, deceased, anddaughter-in-law, Joanna Ward, late wife of his deceased sonJoseph. His inventory mentions sixteen lots of land amounting tosix hundred and forty-seven and one-half acres, appraised atseven hundred and seventeen pounds. The estate included houseand mill, valued at one hundred and twenty pounds. The childrenof Robert and Susan (George) Harrington were: Susanna, bornAugust 18, 1649, married, February 9, 1671, John Cutting; John,August 24, 1651, died August 24, 1741; Robert, August 31, 1653,died young; George, November 24, 1655, was in Captain SamuelWadsworth's company and was killed by Indians at Lancaster,February, 1675; Daniel, November 1, 1657, died April 19, 1728;Joseph, December 28, 1659; Benjamin, January 26, 1661, died1724; Mary, January 12, 1663, married John Bemis; Thomas, April20, 1665, died March 29, 1712; Samuel, December 18, 1666;Edward, March, 1668; Sarah, March 10, 1670, married JosephWinship, Jr., November 24, 1687, and died November 28, 1710;David, June 1, 1673, died March 11, 1675.


B: 1 Oct 1616

Southwald, Suffolk, England

D: 17 May 1707

Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

M: 10 Oct 1648

Watertown, MA


His name is last on the list of proprietors of Watertown, MA made 1642-1644. He then owned a homestall, "given him by Thomas Hastings." This gift makes it probable that he was a relative of Deacon Hastings.

He took the Oath of Fidelity in 1652.

Robert was admitted as a freeman on 5/27/1663 [List of Freemen of Massachusetts, Vol. IV. p. 416].

He was selectman for 15 years, from 1679-1700.

On 12/24/1684, he purchased from Jeremiah Dummer, a goldsmith from Boston, and Anna his wife for the sum of £90 the west or southwest half (250 acres) of the Oldham Farm on which descendants of his have continued to live until the present time. On 9/28/1685, he gave to his son Joseph 55 acres of land which he bought of Simon Cooledge 1/29/1679/80.

In his will, he mentions sons John, Daniel, Benjamin, Samuel, Thomas, Edward (his "youngest son" to whom he left his homestead) and daughters Susanna Beers, Mary Bemis, Sarah Winship, Joseph son of my son Joseph deceased and daughter-in-law Joanna Ward, wife of his late son Joseph.

His inventory mentions 16 lots of land amounting to 642½ acres, appraised at £717.

It is possible that all families of the Harrington name in New England descend from Robert [Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Vol. I, p. 272].


Part of the Puritan Great Migration

Arrived in the Massachusetts Colony 4/10/1634 on the ship "ELIZABETH"

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.


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=norvan&id=I532344

http://www.ursboxlerphotography.com/Judy/dart%20genealogy/Green.pdf

  • Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 3
edited by William Richard Cutter

Pages 1424, 1943

https://books.google.com/books?id=qaK9Vz1UdDcC&pg=PA1424&dq=Hugues+De+Payens,+Harrington+family&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YJSHVcXJG4LaoATC6KegDg&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

  • References to Robert Harrington are in Clarence Winthrop Bowen's "The history of Woodstock, Connecticut, Volume 6" Pages: 660, 661, 666, 667

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89072991557;view=1up;seq=772;skin=mobile

  • Early generations of the family of Robert Harrington of Watertown, Massachusetts, 1634, and some of his descendants / by Frederick Lewis Weis
  • Harringtons in America, 1634-1984 : a 350-year record of certain families descended from Robert Harrington of Watertown, Massachusetts / compiled by Thomas Dale Harrington, Jr. and Paula Anne Franklin Harrington. --

Harrington, Thomas Dale, 1940-

  • The Cradle of the Republic: Jamestown and James River
By Lyon G. Tyler,
References to Robert Harrington on page 105

Member of the House of Burgesses, Robert Harrington. March 24, 1630

  • Burke's Distinguished Families of America: The Lineages of 1600 Families of British Origin Now Resident in the United States of America

https://www.burkespeerage.com/record_to_view.php?book=Burke's%20Peerage%20Colonial%20Gentry&ref=ColonialGentry&page=1&totalPages=898

  • An Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars ...
By General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.) p. 221
  • Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 4
edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal ..., Volume 2
By Ellery Bicknell Crane

Page 64

  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 45
edited by Richard Henry Greene, Henry Reed Stiles, Melatiah Everett Dwight, George Austin Morrison, Hopper Striker Mott, John Reynolds Totten, Harold Minot Pitman, Louis Effingham De Forest, Charles Andrew Ditmas, Conklin Mann, Arthur S. Maynard, pages 114, 115, 116.

https://books.google.com/books?id=5dYUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=Robert+Harrington+Southwold+in+Suffolk+County,+in+1616.&source=bl&ots=8E_r5kY5GR&sig=6FavgVyQq3TGHWSaJ1EF1Ab5F2E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=422HVf_tOI2sogSx_JaoDg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Robert%20Harrington%20Southwold%20in%20Suffolk%20County%2C%20in%201616.&f=false

Children of Susanne and Robert Harrington:

1. Susanna Harrington b. August 18, 1649 m. Feb 9, 1671, John Cutting by whom she had seven children. He d. July 18, 1689 and she m. (2) April 21, 1690, Eliezer Beers who d. Dec 5, 1691; and she m. (3) Jan 2, 1704/5, Peter Cloyes of Framingham. This Eliezer (Eleazor) Beers was a son and the admin. of Capt. Richard Beers.

2. John Harrington b. Aug 24, 1651; died Aug 24, 1741. 3. Robert Harrington b. Aug 31, 1653; prob. died young. 4. George Harrington b. Nov 24, 1655. He belonged to Capt. Wadsworth's company and was killed by the Indians in Lancaster, February 1675/6. 5. Daniel Harrington b. Nov 1, 1657; adm. freeman April 18, 1690; d. April 19, 1728 6. Joseph Harrington b. Dec 28, 1659; adm. freeman April 18, 1690. 7. Benjamin Harrington b. Jan 26, 1661/2; d. 1724. 8. Mary Harrington b. Jan 12, 1663/4; m. about 1680, John Bemis (14 chil.) 9. Thomas Harrington b. April 20, 1665; adm. freeman April 18, 1690; d. Mar 29, 1712. 10. Samuel Harrington b. Dec 18, 1666. 11. Edward Harrington b. Mar 2, 1668/9. 12. Sarah Harrington b. Mar 10, 1670/1; d. Nov 28, 1710; m. Nov 24, 1687, Joseph Winship, Jr. of Cambridge. 13. David Harrington b. June 1, 1673; d. Mar 11, 1675.

http://www.blackcountrysociety.co.uk/articles/bagley.htm


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20992084

Inscription: HERE LYES BURIED Ye BODY OF ROBERT HARRINGTON AGED 91 YEARS DIED MAY ye 11 1707

Burial: Old Burying Place Watertown Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Plot: 98

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.

Other opionions on Find a Grave:

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) 

Family links:

Parents:
 James Or John Harrington (1592 - 1630)
 Ann Clinton Fiennes Harrington (1596 - 1632)

Spouse:
 Susanna George Harrington (1631 - 1694)

Children:
 John Harrington (1651 - 1741)*
 Daniel Harrington (1657 - 1728)*
 Benjamin Harrington (1661 - 1724)*
 Mary Harrington Bemis (1663 - 1716)*
 Thomas Harrington (1665 - 1712)*
 Edward Harrington (1668 - 1736)*
 Sarah Harrington Winship (1671 - 1710)*
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Robert Harrington II, son of Joan Jentilman and Robert Harrington I, was baptized Oct. 1, 1616 in Southwold, Suffolk, England. He came to America before 1644 because he is listed as a proprietor of Watertown in 1644. Robert Harrington, married October 1, 1648, Susanna, daughter of John GEORGE. They had 13 children.

' Robert Harrington is last on the list of proprietors in Watertown (1642-44). He then owned a homestall given to him by Thomas Hastings. The gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Thomas Hastings.' Bond Pg. 272. I found the first printed misinformation about the ship in Bouley. A narrative History of the Harrington Family. Worcester, 1963. In fact, I’ve studied the genealogy of the Hastings family and find no Robert Harrington listed. At this time in Watertown, there was a huge influx of new immigrants and it was ruled by the town that no land or homestall in the original town lots was to be sold to the newcomers. This resulted in a lot of hanky-panky. Original settlers were “giving” land and homestalls to the newcomers. Quiet deals were made. This may be how Robert Harrington came by his “gift” from Hastings.

Robert Harrington’s inventory (in will) mentions 16 lots of land (642.5 acres) appraised at 717 lbs. He had purchased the Oldham Farm for 90 lbs (250 acres.) Some of his descendants still lived there at the time of Bond’s book writing, ca. 1859.

http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=3280&p=surnames.harrington

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ID: I58418 Name: Robert HARRINGTON Given Name: Robert Surname: Harrington Suffix: Jr. ("the Immigrant") Name: Robert HERINGTON Given Name: Robert Surname: Herington aka 1 2 Sex: M _UID: EB91376E8DF8584B858373C30D39DC0CB5FF Change Date: 30 NOV 2008 Birth: BEF 1 OCT 1616 in Southwold, Suffolk, England, UK 1 3 Death: 11 MAY 1707 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA U. S. A. Note: His death is recorded as 17 May 1707 but his gravestone is inscribed with 11 May 1707. 1 4 5 Residence: Watertown, Middlesex, MA U. S. A. 1 6

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Father: Robert HARRINGTON b: BEF 1595 Mother: Joan JENTILMAN b: ABT 1598

Marriage 1 Susannah GEORGE b: ABT 1632 Married: 1 OCT 1649 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA U. S. A. Note: from TORREY:

HERINGTON, Robert (1616-1707) & Susan/?Susanna GEORGE (ca 1632-1694); 1 Oct 1649, prob 1648; Watertown 2 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Children Has No Children Susanna HARRINGTON Has No Children John HARRINGTON Has No Children Robert HARRINGTON Has No Children George HARRINGTON Has No Children Daniel HARRINGTON Has No Children Joseph HARRINGTON Has No Children Benjamin HARRINGTON Has No Children Mary HARRINGTON Has No Children Thomas HARRINGTON Has No Children Samuel HARRINGTON Has No Children Edward HARRINGTON Has Children Sarah HARRINGTON b: 10 MAY 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA U. S. A. Has No Children David HARRINGTON

Sources: Abbrev: Torrey's New England Marriages Title: New England Marriages Prior To 1700

Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior To 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Repository: Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library Dural, NSW 2158 AUSTRALIA Abbrev: Harrington (1958) Title: Frederick Lewis Weis, Early Generations of the Family of Robert Harrington of Watertown,Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants (Worcester, MA: privately printed, 1958) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 15 Abbrev: Harrington (1958) Title: Frederick Lewis Weis, Early Generations of the Family of Robert Harrington of Watertown,Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants (Worcester, MA: privately printed, 1958) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: pp. 15-6 Abbrev: Harrington (1958) Title: Frederick Lewis Weis, Early Generations of the Family of Robert Harrington of Watertown,Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants (Worcester, MA: privately printed, 1958) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 16 Abbrev: Watertown VRs 1694-1737 Title: Watertown Records, Volume 2. The Third Book of Town Proceedings, and the Second Book of Births, Marriages and Deaths to the End of 1737; also plan and Register of Burials in Arlington Street Burying Ground (Watertown, MA: Historical Society of Watertown) Page: p. 34 Abbrev: Watertown, MA Early Settlers Title: Early Settlers of Watertown, MA

Dr. Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts (1860) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: Vol. 1, p. 272 Abbrev: Britton (1901) Title: Edward Earle Britton, Genealogy Britton (Brooklyn, NY: J. W. Gunnison & Company, 1901) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: pp. 22-3 Abbrev: Ackley-Bosworth Title: N. G. Parke and D. L. Jacobus, The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth (1960) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 263 Abbrev: Bridges Anc. (1960) Title: Samuel Willard Bridges, Bridges Genealogy including Britton, DeNike (Boston, MA: George H. Ellis & Company, 1960) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 103 Abbrev: Stevens-Miller Title: Ancestry of Col. John Harrington Stevens & his Wife Frances Helen Miller

Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Col. John Harrington Stevens & his wife Frances Helen Miller, 2 vols. -- also Torrey, C.A., "Notes and Corrections to Stevens-Miller Genealogy (1948)" (n.p., 1949), typescript (Concord, NH: Rumford Press, 1948-52) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 151, p. 160 and p. 166 Abbrev: Bigelow-Howe Title: Josephine C. Frost, Ancestors of Charles Dana Bigelow and His Wife, Eunice Ann Howe (NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 67 and p. 73 Abbrev: Warner-Harrington Title: Frederick Chester Warner, "The Ancestry of Samuel Freda and John Warner," 5 vols. (Boston, MA: typescript 1949, 1955) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 229 and p. 283 Abbrev: Bridge Title: Bridge, William Dawson (et al.), Genealogy of the John Bridge Family in America 1632-1924 (Cambridge, Mass.: The Murray Printing Co., 1924) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 28 Abbrev: Edwards (1887) Title: Gifford, Elizabeth Edwards, Our Patronymics. . . . ([Auburn, N.Y.: Jewhurst & Plumb], 1886) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 7 Abbrev: Shurtleff Title: Benjamin Shurtliff, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts (Revere, MA: 1912) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: Vol. 1, p. 675 Abbrev: Hinckley Anc. (1928) Title: Myrtle Tedrow Emberson, One Hundred and One Ancestors of John Fay Hinckley (Los Angeles, CA: 1928) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 39 and p. 84 Abbrev: Utah Genealogical Magazine Title: The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Genealogical Society, 1910) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 19 Abbrev: Newton (1915) Title: Ermina Newton Leonard, Newton Genealogy : Genealogical, Biographical, Historical (New Haven, CT: Press of the Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1915) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.

Page: p. 229 Abbrev: Warren (1894) Title: Huntington, Charles White, The Warren-Clarke Genealogy : a Record of Persons Related within the Sixth Degree to the Children of Samuel Dennis Warren and Susan Cornelia Clarke (Cambridge: J. Wilson & Son, 1894) Repository: Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston, MA 02116 U. S. A.


Robert Harrington's name is the last on the list of proprietors made out 1642-44. He then owned a homestall, “given him by Thomas Hastings.” This gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Dea. Hastings. He was adm. freeman, May 27, 1663. ... Robert Harrington took the oath of fidelity, 1652. He was selectman 15 years, 1679-1700. [14]

Bond reports:

Robert Harrington is last on the list of proprietors in Watertown (1642-44). He then owned a homestall given to him by Thomas Hastings. The gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Thomas Hastings."[4] Matthiesen reports:

I’ve studied the genealogy of the Hastings family and find no Robert Harrington listed. At this time in Watertown, there was a huge influx of new immigrants and it was ruled by the town that no land or homestall in the original town lots was to be sold to the newcomers. This resulted in a lot of hanky-panky. Original settlers were “giving” land and homestalls to the newcomers. Quiet deals were made. This may be how Robert Harrington came by his “gift” from Hastings.[2] However the land was acquired, there is an unanswered question -- how did Robert Harrington, now aged 26, and with no prior documented history of family or work, come by the resources to acquire property?

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Robert Harrington, II's Timeline

1616
October 1, 1616
Southwold, Suffolk, England
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk Co., England, England
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk, England
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk, England
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk Co., England, England
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk, England
October 1, 1616
Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
October 1, 1616
Southwald, Suffolk, England
1649
August 18, 1649
Age 32
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States