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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Seems interesting that some (at least) of the Essex Harringtons match Y-DNA, indicating a common ancestry in the past few hundred years. http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/harrington/results Would be interesting to see more tests done to see if the oft-quoted Edmund Harrington of Great...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Slightly off topic here but for anyone interested in historical fiction (with the emphasis on "fiction" in this case, I think) you can pre-order this novel about the Hornby Harringtons. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781593701
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Out of interest, has Camilla's ancestry been published anywhere? I'd be interested to see how they trace back from Isaac Harrington of Great Maplestead.
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Given the interest in the discovery of Richard III's bones in Leicester in September, I thought this might be of interest, especially for those interested in the Harrington family of Lancashire and Hornby Castle. http://www.historyextra.com/feature/treachery-what-really-brought-down-richard-iii
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    I've seen a copy on Amazon UK for £25 (still pricey but may be more affordable). Link is here (I hope I'm allowed to post this, but if not please delete). Not sure if they can ship overseas but might be worth contacting them?
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    I was lucky and picked one up in York in the 1980s for £2.50. A bargain even then I think. :)
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Hiya, I was defining nobility as those who bore titles (Lords, Barons, with large estates) and the gentry as those who were landed knights (i.e. Sir Harrington with their own manor or castle) - definitions vary. In medieval England, you would be more likely to hold high public office as a...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    I'd recommend reading "The Harington Family" by Ian Grimble, if you can find a copy second-hand. It's not cheap these days, but well worth it if you want to know more about the noble/gentry Harrington family from Osulf down, including the Lords of Aldingham, the knights of Hornby Castle, the...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Bit off-topic, but the well-preserved medieval body found at St Bees in Cumbria, who is mentioned in one of the Harrington links above, is now almost certainly not a Harrington. He's probably Anthony de Lucy who died on crusade in Lithuania in 1368. There was a Harrington buried there, and...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Hi, yes I agree, DNA testing from a Harrington provably from the Exton branch would be a good comparison. If it matches, then it clearly substantiates the case for the Essex Harrington -> Exton Harrington link. More Essex Harrington testing would be useful too, perhaps that would follow if we...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Yes there was a Harrington family in Great Maplestead, who claimed descent from a younger branch of the Harringtons of Exton in Rutland (who are in turn a younger branch of the medieval Lord Harringtons. The family are shown in the Visitation of Essex (can't remember the date but 17th century)...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Hi, yes it looks like we *are* related then! We are also shown on the same worldfamilies page as Lineage VIII (I-M223+), my father is CC Harrington with the ancestor James Harrington bapt. 1678, Finchingfield. It would be interesting to compare this to other Essex Harringtons, but looks like we...
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    Calling all Harrington family members

    Hi Duncan, I'd be very interested to know of your research. My own Harrington ancestry seems to originate in Finchingfield in the 1700s, but Sible Hedingham, Great Yeldham and Great Maplestead are neighbouring parishes, so I've often wondered if the Harrington families there are all related...
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