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HARRINGTON Robert

HARRINGTON Robert

Male Abt 1616 - 1707  (~ 91 years)Deceased

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  • Name  HARRINGTON Robert  [1, 2, 3
    Born  Abt 1616  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1634  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    from England 
    • Robert sailed about the ship "Elizabeth". The ship left England on 10 Apr 1634.
    Land Grant  Abt 1642  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    • Robert's name is the last on the list of proprietors of Watertown that was made out in 1642-44. He then owned a homestall, "given him by Thomas Hastings." This gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Deacon Hastings. Deacon Hastings had come to America with Robert aboard the "Elizabeth".
    Membership  1652  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Captain Hugh Mason's Watertown Train Band 
    Freeman  27 May 1663  [1, 2
    Land Purchase  29 Jan 1679/80  [6
    from Simon Coolidge 
    • The land was originally granted by the town to Rev. Henry Green. His widow and heirs sold the land to Simon Stone, who later sold it to Simon Coolidge. Simon sold this land to Robert Harrington.
    Land Purchase  24 Dec 1684  [2
    from Jeremiah Dummer 
    • Robert purchased 250 acres from Jeremiah Dummer (a goldsmith) and his wife for 90. The land he purchased was the west or southwest half of the Oldham Farm. It was bounded on the west by the land of Joseph Garfield, on the north by Richard Cutting's, widow Sarah Fiske's, and Joseph Garfield's land, and on the east by Arbraham and JOhn Gales' properties. The south was bounded by the Charles River.
    Land Deed  28 Sep 1685  [6
    • Robert gave 55 acres of land to his son, Joseph. This was from the land which he had purchased from Simon Coolidge.
    Will  1 Jan 1704/05  [1, 7, 8
    • The will was dated the day before the third marriage of his daughter Susanna. It mentions sons John, Daniel, Benjamin, Samuel, Thomas, and Edward. He gave his homestead to Edward. The will also mentions his daughters Susanna Beers, Mary Bemis, and Sarah Winship as well as his grandson, Joseph (son of Joseph, deceased), and his daughter-in-law, Joanna Ward (Joseph's widow). His inventory consisted sixteen lots of land totalling to 647 1/2 acres, which was valued at 717. The estate included a house and mill, valued at 120.
    Alt. Death  11 May 1707  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  mill owner and miller  [2, 4
    Occupation  in 1679, 1681-83, 1685, and 1691-1700  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    selectman 
    Died  17 May 1707  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Age  ~ 91 years 
    Buried  Old Burying Place, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gravestone of Robert Harrington at the Old Burying Place in Watertown, MA
    Gravestone of Robert Harrington at the Old Burying Place in Watertown, MA
    Inscription:
    HERE LYES BURIED
    Ye BODY OF
    ROBERT HARRINGTON
    AGED 91 YEARS DIED
    MAY ye 11 1707
    Gravestone of Robert Harrington at the Old Burying Place in Watertown, MA
    Gravestone of Robert Harrington at the Old Burying Place in Watertown, MA
    Person ID  I3504  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2013 

    Father  HARRINGTON Robert,   b. Abt 1590, Southwold, , Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1622  Age: ~ 32 years 
    Mother  JENTILMAN Joan,   b. 1598,   d. 1630  Age: 32 years 
    Family ID  F1273  Group Sheet

    Family  GEORGE Susanna,   b. 1632, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1694, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years 
    Married  1 Oct 1647  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. HARRINGTON Susanna,   b. 18 Aug 1649, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1704/05  Age: 55 years
     2. HARRINGTON John,   b. 24 Aug 1651, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1741, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 89 years
     3. HARRINGTON Robert,   b. 31 Aug 1653, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HARRINGTON George,   b. 24 Nov 1655, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1675/76, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 20 years
     5. HARRINGTON Daniel,   b. 1 Nov 1657, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1728, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 70 years
     6. HARRINGTON Joseph,   b. 28 Dec 1659, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1690, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 30 years
     7. HARRINGTON Benjamin,   b. 26 Jan 1661/62, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1724, Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years
     8. HARRINGTON Mary,   b. 12 Jan 1663/64, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1716, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 52 years
     9. HARRINGTON Thomas,   b. 20 Apr 1665, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1712, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 46 years
     10. HARRINGTON Captain Samuel,   b. 18 Dec 1666, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728  Age: 62 years
     11. HARRINGTON Edward,   b. 2 Mar 1668/69, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1735/36, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 66 years
     12. HARRINGTON Sarah,   b. 10 Mar 1670/71, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1710, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 39 years
     13. HARRINGTON David,   b. 1 Jul 1673, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1675/76  Age: 2 years
    Last Modified  4 Apr 2013 
    Family ID  F1276  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1616 - , , , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - from England - 1634 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Abt 1642 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1647 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - Captain Hugh Mason's Watertown Train Band - 1652 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 11 May 1707 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - selectman - in 1679, 1681-83, 1685, and 1691-1700 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1707 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Burying Place, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert's name first appears in the plantation at Watertown as one of the proprietors in 1642 and 1644. He took the oath of fidelity in 1652 and was admitted freeman in 1663. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Historic Homes & Institutions of Worcester Co, MA, Ellery Bicknell Crane, (New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907.), Vol. 1: p. 415. (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2011.

    2. [S109] Early Generations of the Family of Robert Harrington, Frederick Lewis Weis Th.D., (Worcester, MA: Privately Printed, 1958.), p. 15. (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 2011.

    3. [S616] Genealogies of the Early Settlers of Watertown, MA, Henry Bond MD, (Boston, MA: NE Historic Genealogical Society, 1860.), p. 272. (Reliability: 4), 4 Apr 2013.

    4. [S42] Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of Families of Boston and Eastern MA, William Richard Cutter, (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908.), Vol. 4: p. 1943. (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2009.

    5. [S214] History of Grafton, Worcester County, MA, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Worcester, MA: C. Hamilton, 1879.), p. 501. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S616] Genealogies of the Early Settlers of Watertown, MA, Henry Bond MD, (Boston, MA: NE Historic Genealogical Society, 1860.), p. 273. (Reliability: 4), 4 Apr 2013.

    7. [S109] Early Generations of the Family of Robert Harrington, Frederick Lewis Weis Th.D., (Worcester, MA: Privately Printed, 1958.), p. 16. (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 2011.

    8. [S616] Genealogies of the Early Settlers of Watertown, MA, Henry Bond MD, (Boston, MA: NE Historic Genealogical Society, 1860.), p. 272-273. (Reliability: 4), 4 Apr 2013.

    9. [S108] History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex, MA: Genealogies, Charles Hudson, (N.p.: Houghton Mifflin, 1913.), Vol. 2: Genealogies: p. 272. (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2009.

    10. [S108] History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex, MA: Genealogies, Charles Hudson, (N.p.: Houghton Mifflin, 1913.), Vol. 2: Genealogies: 272. (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2009.