Perched at the top of my tree I have my Gt x 8 Grandfather William Harrington 1660 - 1706 of Essex, married to Mary. But there the trail ends, thus far. My brother had a DNA test so I guess it was he who matched your test.
If you'd like further info on subsequent generations please...
Duncan, I have not been able to trace further back than the Maplestead Harringtons. To say I am curious about possible links further back is putting it mildly, and your statement is so teasing! Would it be possible to provide more info?
Many thanks for all that Simon, great stuff! So we'd very much like some DNA from a bona fide member of the Exton Harringtons. If a victim can be found would we be willing to sponsor a test (about £74 "sale" price)? Just an idea.
Another thing that one of these DNA sites showed was my brother...
That is interesting! It looks highly likely then that we are part of the Great Maplestead clan. I wonder if they've managed to push back to any earlier than Isaac 1685? I read somewhere that a branch of the Exton Harringtons went to live at Great Maplestead (or was was it Castle Hendingham? -...
Hi Simon, do you have your father's DNA results? My brother Graham had his done ( see ID h-46 on this page: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/harrington/results) it shows Jacob Harrington b1781 as the earliest known paternal ancestor, but I have been in touch with a gentleman who says he has...
I think we share the same ancestor, William b1660, but like you I've not been able to locate his parents, sorry!
If you do have success it would be gratefully appreciated if you could post the details here. I shall do likewise.
I think my 8th Great grandfather was William Harrington b1660 Pebmarsh. Jacob, one of his sons, was born in Little Maplestead in 1708. He married Jane Pavett. Do you know of a connection between any of my folks above and your Isaac Harrington born 1685?