Rebecca Harrington

about 1760–26 June 1827 (Age 67)
Washington, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

Rebecca Harrington was born about 1760, in Washington, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. She married William M Bradshaw on 11 September 1782, in Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died on 26 June 1827, in St. Martins, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bradshaw Cemetery, St. Martins, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William M Bradshaw
1763–1852
Rebecca Harrington
1760–1827
Marriage: 11 September 1782
William Bradshaw
1783–1873
Abraham Bradshaw
1785–1852
Ebenezer Bradshaw
1787–
Isaac Bradshaw
1789–1867
Jacob Bradshaw
1794–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1782Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 16
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1780 · French Occupy Newport
    Age 20
    During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

    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 (15)

    • Rebecca Freeman, "Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909"
    • Rebecca Bradshaw in entry for Isaac Bradshaw, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
    • Rebeca Bradshaw in entry for Abraham Bradshaw, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"

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