Audrey Harrington

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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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–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1761
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
children

(7)

    Ann Eldridge

    Female1758–Female

    Ruth Eldred

    Female1763–Female

    Alice Eldred

    Female1766–Female

    Abigail Eldred

    Female1772–Female

    Elizabeth Eldredge

    Female1773–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 36

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1803

Age 63

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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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