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Errington

Errington, presumably of England.
Lived in Barbados in the West Indies.


  


George Errington of Barbados is listed among the subscribers to a book of Poems by Charles Churchill, vol.2, 1768.
From here.


  
George Errington.
Presumably of England, though his origin is uncertain.
Lived from at least 1768 in Barbados in the West Indies. See world map and satellite view.
Barbados had extensive slavery at this time. See History of Barbados.
George Errington of Barbados is listed among the subscribers to an American edition of Poems by Charles Churchill, vol.2, 1768. See extract from here. The subscribers are from America and the West Indies.
George Errington, a Freemason, wrote a letter in 1769 from Barbados to Freemason leadership.
George Errington of Barbados is listed among the subscribers to the American edition of Commentaries on the laws of England by Sir William Blackstone, Book the Fourth, Philadelphia, 1772. See extract from here. The subscribers are from America and the West Indies.

He mar 21 May 1772, Barbados, to Isabella ----.
She is Isabella Wilkinson, widow, at marriage. Do not know maiden name.
They mar in St Michael Parish, Barbados. See mar entry from here. NOT 1771.
This is the parish of St. Michael's Cathedral in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.

He must be George Errington who was appointed Deputy Postmaster of Barbados, 2 Oct 1782. See entry in UK Postal Service Appointment Books.
If he had that job he must have lived in Bridgetown.
George Errington is listed as Deputy Postmaster General for Barbados on 21 May 1783. See entry in UK Postal Service Appointment Books.
George Errington is listed as Deputy Postmaster General for Barbados on 3 Mar 1784. See entry in UK Postal Service Appointment Books.
She is probably Isabella Errington, widow, who was buried 23 June 1795 in St.Michael Parish, Barbados. See entry from here.
George and Isabella had issue:


  1. Isabella Errington.
    She was born 17 Apr 1774 in Barbados.
    She was bapt 1 May 1774 in St Michael Parish, Barbados. See entry from here.
    She mar 25 Apr 1791, in Barbados, to John Manners Kerr and had issue.
    They mar in St Michael Parish, Barbados. See entry from here.





Map of St.Michael Parish, Barbados, c.1775.
See larger and full size.
From here. Originally from LOC.
See more Old maps of Barbados.



Marriage of George Errington, 21 May 1772, in St Michael Parish, Barbados.



Baptism of Isabella Errington, 1 May 1774, in St Michael Parish, Barbados.



Marriage of Isabella Errington, 25 Apr 1791, in St Michael Parish, Barbados.



Not connected to Errington, but just to show something of late 18th century Bridgetown, Barbados.
This is a painting of 1794-1800 of Government House in Bridgetown.
The family are presumably slaves.
For sale here.


  

  

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