Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mary Dwinnell 1733-1775

Mary Dwinell
Born September 9, 1733 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Daughter of Stephen Dwinnel and Abigail Harris
Sister of Abigail Dwinell, Mehitable Dwinnell, Stephen Dwinell, Patience Dwinnell and Ebenezer Dwinell 
Wife of James Harrington — married:
Mother of James Harrington, Theophillus Harrington, William Reverand Harrington, Mary Harrington, Penelope Harrington, Sarah Anne Harrington, and Ruth Harrington
Died about 1775 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States

Judge Theophilus Harrington's headstone lists Dwinell as his heritage:

His headstone reads:
"The Hon. Theophilus Harrington, died Nov. 17, 1813 in his 53rd year & was buried here with Masonic Honors. He was the 5th in lineal descent from Isaac Harrington, who settled the east part of Connecticut in 1636. He was 5th by the mother on his father's side from Gen. Theophilus Whaley, who settled in New Haven, Connecticut in 1660. He was 6th also by the mother on the father's side from Dr. John Clarke, who settled in Rhode Island in 1686 & who was the first Baptist preacher there & afterwards the Governor of that Colony. His mother was grand daughter of Dr. Michael Dwinnell, who fled from Paris, France upon revocation of Edict of Nantes & in 1686 settled in Topsfield, Mass. By the mother's side he was the 5th from Thomas Harris, who settled in Plymouth Colony in 1620. He had held the offices of Selectman & Representative for the town of Clarendon; Chief Judge of Rutland County Court; and for last ten years of his life was a Chancellor and an assistant Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of Vermont."

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