Edith Marguerite Harrington

Brief Life History of Edith Marguerite

When Edith Marguerite Harrington was born on 14 June 1893, in Fulham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Woods Harrington, was 27 and her mother, Alice Edith Stillman, was 27. She married Philip Morton Shand on 22 April 1916, in Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Acton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Banstead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died on 3 January 1981, in Fulham, Middlesex, England, at the age of 87.

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Philip Morton Shand
Edith Marguerite Harrington
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Bruce Middleton Hope Shand

Sources (10)

  • Edith Marguerite Harrington in household of Henry Harrington, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Slee Or Sissons, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Edith Marguerite Tippet in entry for Herbert Charles Coningsby Tippet, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"

World Events (8)

1894 · Tower Bridge Completed

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is built across the Thames and is a suspension bridge. It has gothic towers on either side of it and is sometimes confused with the London Bridge. It is also the oldest bridge in London.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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.

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