Audrey Harrington

2 September 1740–
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Audrey

When Audrey Harrington was born on 2 September 1740, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Capt Job Harrington II, was 38 and her mother, Elisabeth 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 2 sons and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Eldridge
1738–1811
Audrey Harrington
1740–
Marriage: 29 October 1761
Ann Eldridge
1758–
Ruth Eldred
1763–
Alice Eldred
1766–
Abigail Eldred
1772–
Elizabeth Eldredge
1773–
Ruth Elridge
1776–1850
Christopher Eldred
1777–
William Eldredge
1800–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1761Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 36
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 36
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1803
    Age 63
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Harrington (Cumberland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire). The Cumberland placename derives from the Old English personal name Hæfer + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Lincolnshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Hearra + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Northamptonshire derives from an Old English personal name Hǣthhere + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Compare Herendeen .Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArrachtáin ‘descendant of Arrachtán’, a personal name from a diminutive of arrachtach ‘mighty, powerful’.Irish: in Kerry, this name was adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIongardail, later Ó hUrdáil, ‘descendant of Iongardal’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Herington
    Herrington
    Herendeen
    Arrington

    Sources (5)

    • Andria Harrenton, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Ordery Herrington, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
    • THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS of JOHN HEARNDON of SCITUATE, R. I.

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