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Benjamin HARRINGTON
Elizabeth WHITE
Descendants of our subject have been tested for the HARRINGTON Y-DNA Surname Project.  For a discussion of the test results, please see this page.  In a nutshell, the long alleged connection between our subject and Robert HARRINGTON (1616-1707) of Watertown, MA, is not supported.
Husband:  Benjamin HARRINGTON
Birth:  1618, England
Death:  18 Apr 1694, Providence, Providence Co., RI 
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I2b1 = I-M223
Parents:  Unproven (please see comments on this page)
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth WHITE
Birth:  ca. 1628, England
Death:  1700/1, Providence, Providence Co., RI
Father:  William WHITE
Mother:  Hannah or Elizabeth CADMAN
Children born in Providence, Providence Co., RI:
  1.  Elizabeth HARRINGTON, b. ca. 1650; m. Stephen NORTHROP
  2.  Benjamin HARRINGTON, b. 1650; m. 28 Mar 1687, Providence, RI, Lydia WELLS
  3.  Alice HARRINGTON, b 1651/2; d. 25 Feb 1727, Providence, RI; m1. 25 Dec 1669, Providence, RI, Daniel BROWN; m2. Chaddus BROWN
  4.  Joseph HARRINGTON, b. 1652; d. 19 Apr 1699, Providence, RI; m. 1671, Providence, RI, Sarah TILLINGHOST
  5.  Sarah HARRINGTON, b. 1654
  6.  Mary HARRINGTON, b. 1656; d. 1696, Providence, RI; m. 14 Oct 1675, Providence, RI, Capt. Andrew EDMUNDS/EDMONDS
  7.  William HARRINGTON, b. 27 Aug 1660 
  8.  John HARRINGTON, b. 9 Oct 1662; d. 30 Jan 1736, Scituate, Providence Co., RI: m. 28 Mar 1687, Providence, RI, Lydia CRANSTON
  9.  Thomas HARRINGTON, b. 1665; d. 1722/3, Norwich, New London Co., CT; m. Hannah HARRINGTON
10.  Isaac HARRINGTON, b. 1667
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; GBR, UK, United Kingdom, ENG; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Sources:

1.  Patricia Ann Scherzinger.  1996.  Colonial Americans of Royal and Noble Descent:  Alleged, Proven, and Disproven.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
p. 248 HARRINGTON
Benjamin (Harrington or Hearnden) - b abt 1624, m Elizabeth White - the immigrant LDS18,71; sufficient proof of alleged royal ancestry is lacking
Daniel - b abt 1748, m Sarah Carpenter - desc/o Benjamin Harrington LDS18
Elizabeth - b abt 1650, m Stephen Northrop - desc/o Benjamin Harrington LDS71...
John - b 1662, m Lydia Cranston - desc/o Benjamin Harrington LDS18
Jonathan - b 1704, m Sarah Foster - desc/o Benjamin Harrington LDS18
p. 562 LDS = Michel L. Call, Royal Ancestors of Some LDS Families, 1972
  Elizabeth and John are children of our subjects; Daniel and Jonathan are our subjects' grandchildren, through their son, John.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

3.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

4.  Anon. 1975. Founders and Patriots of America Index.  National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Washington, DC (repub. 1989/93 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; on Broderbund CD-506; italics indicate a founder, non-italics indicate a patriot):
p. 103 HARRINGTON, includes HEARNDEN, HARRINDEEN...
Benjamin (....-1687) m. ... Elizabeth White RI XXVI, 87
Ephraim (....-July 6, 1821) m. Jan. 19, 1772 Sarah Harrindeen XXVI, 87
Ephraim4 [Amos3, John2, Benjamin1]

.  "Genealogies in Preparation."  New England Historical and Genealogical Record 81(July): 368.
Hearnden (Harrington, Herendeen, Herrington). Benjamin, born in England before 1630, came with his parents, John Harrington and wife, died at Providence, R.I., in 1687, by Mrs. Lucy Doty (Harrington) Johnson, Caledonia, Livingston Co., N.Y.
Where is the evidence that he came with his parents?  Or that his father was named, John?
 
 

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