Rebecca Harrington

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

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Harrington was born about 1760, in Washington, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Ebenezer Harrington, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Spencer, was 38. 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 1782
Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(5)

    William Bradshaw

    Male1783–1873Male

    Male1785–1852Male

    Ebenezer Bradshaw

    Male1787–Male

    Isaac Bradshaw

    Male1789–1867Male

    Jacob Bradshaw

    Male1794–1889Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 16

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

Age 16

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 20

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

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)

  • Rebeca Bradshaw in entry for Abraham Bradshaw, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Rebecca Bradshaw in entry for Isaac Bradshaw, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Rebecca Bradshaw in entry for Ebinezer Bradshaw, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"

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