Person:Robert Harrington (3)

m. 1613
  1. Robert Harrington1616 - 1707
m. 10 Oct 1648 or 1649
  1. Susanna Harrington1649 - Aft 1708
  2. John Harrington1651 - 1741
  3. Robert Harrington1653 - 1676
  4. George Harrington1655 - 1675
  5. Daniel Harrington1657 - 1729
  6. Joseph Harrington1659 - 1690
  7. Benjamin Harrington1661/62 - 1724
  8. Mary Harrington1663 - 1716
  9. Thomas Harrington1665 - 1712
  10. Samuel Harrington1666 - Bef 1739
  11. Edward Harrington1668/69 - 1736/17
  12. Sarah Harrington1671 - 1710
  13. David Harrington1673 - 1674/75
Facts and Events
Name Robert Harrington
Gender Male
Christening? 1 Oct 1616 Southwold, Suffolk, England
Other? 10 Apr 1634 From England to New EnglandShip "Elizabeth"
Marriage 10 Oct 1648 or 1649 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States to Susannah George
Death? 17 May 1707 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? 17 May 1707 Arlington St. Cemetary, Watertown, MA
  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).
  2.   Henry Bond, M.D. Watertown, Massachusetts Genealogies and History. (Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1855), page 273.


    1 Wid. HANNAH GEORGE d. in Wat., Ap. 26, 1670, aged 79.

  3.   Henry Bond, M.D. Watertown, Massachusetts Genealogies and History. (Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1855), pages 272-273.

    HARRINGTON (Herrington, Errington, Arrington).
    ROBERT HARRINGTON. His name is the last on the list of proprietors, made out 1642-44. He then owned a horsestall, "given him by Thomas Hastings." This gift renders it probable that he was a kinsman of Dea. Hastings. He was adm. freeman, May 27, 1663, and he m., Oct. 1, 1649 (? 48), SUSANNA GEORGE. b. 1632, who d. July 6, 1694, and he d. May 17, 1707. In his Will, dated Jan. 1, 1704-5 (the day before the 3d m. or his dr. Susanna), he mentions his sons John, Daniel, Benjamin, Samuel, Thomas, Edward (his "youngest son," to whom he gave his homestead), and drs. Susanna Beers, Mary Bemis, Sarah Winship, Joseph, son of "my son Joseph, deceased", and dr.-in-law Joanna Ward, late wife of his son Joseph. His Inventory mentions 16 lots of land, amounting to 642 1/2 acres and appraised at 717 pounds. Dec. 24, 1684, he bought of Jeremiah Dummer, a goldsmith, of Boston, and Anna, his wife, for 90 pounds, the West or S.W. half (250 acres) of Oldham Farm, where some of his descendants have continued to reside until present time. It was bounded W. by Joseph Garfield; N. by Richard Cutting, wid. Sarah Fiske , and said Garfield; E. to his son Joseph 55 acres of land, which he bought of Simon Coolege, Jan. 29, 1670-80, which he (S.C.) had bought of Simon Stone, and which he (S.S.) had bought of the wid. and heirs of Rev. Henry Green, to whom it had been granted by the town. It is very probably that all of the families of the name of Harrington, in New England, are descended from Robert, of Watertown. They are very numerous and widely dispersed. There was a Richard Harrington, or Arrignton, of Charlestown, in 1643; but I have not discovered that he left any descendants, bearing his name, or that he was related to Robert.

    ABRAHAM ERRINGTON, of Camb., adm. f. c. Mar. 27, 1663; m. REBECCA, dr. of Robert Cutler, of Charlestown. She had been adm. f. c. some time before. Chil., 1. REBECCA 2. HANNAH 3. SARAH; all bap. prev. to 1660. 4. MARY, bap. Jan. 13, 1660. 5. ABRAHAHAM, bap. Nov. 8,1663. I have discovered no further information respecting this family.

  4.   Weis, Frederick Lewis. Early generations of the family of Robert Harrington of Watertown, Massachusetts, 1634, and some of his descendants. (Worcester, Mass.: unknown, 1958, 153 pgs), pages 15-23, 1958.
  5.   NEHGR, Volume 34, Page 281, 1880.
  6.   Court Files of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1649-1675, 1666.

    Court Files of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1649-1675

    Year Record Original Record Sequence

    1666 1666 jan 2 Robert Harrington, the Watertown Constable's
    complaint of Assistance (not being rendered him

    1666 1666 June 29 Test: Susanna dau of Robert Harrington
    Ae abt 17 concg Saml Hagge refusing to
    carry a Hue & Cry to Dedham.

    1667 6 1667.7.12. Information against Robert Harrington who 59
    with some others go from house to house gain
    ing a subscription to a writing the purport
    whereof is to make Division in Town. Witnesses
    Wife of Henry Spring Joseph Beers & John Bemball