2 September 1740– Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
The Life of Audrey
When Audrey Harrington was born on 2 September 1740, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Job Harrington, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Spencer, was 38. She married Jeremiah Eldridge on 29 October 1761, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters.
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1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. The first gets its name from Old English Haferingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with someone called Hæfer’, a byname meaning ‘he-goat’. The second probably meant ‘settlement (Old English tūn) of someone called Hæring’. Alternatively, the first element may have been Old English hæring ‘stony place’ or hāring ‘gray wood’. The last, recorded in Domesday Book as Arintone and in 1184 as Hederingeton, is most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name, Heathuhere.2 Irish (County Kerry and the West): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty’, ‘powerful’.3 Irish (County Kerry): adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’.