Edward BARRINGTON

other immigrants:

Edward BARRINGTON
Maria CLEMENTS
Eliza Ann COLE
George COLLINS
Florence Daisy DAY
Sarah FLEMING
Roderick GOLLAN
Martha HALEY
Elizabeth HAYWARD
John JAMES
John Henry JONES
Jane LITTLE
Ann MEHEGAN/MEAGHAN
Charles & Elizabeth PULLING
Patrick ROBBINS
William ROBERTS
John Wright SIMMONS
Catherine SPRING
Richard SYDES
William TUDGEY
Thomas TYRRELL
Ann WHITE
Henry WILKINSON

 

 

Edward BARRINGTON son of Charles BARRINGTON and Eliza Ann HOOKE was born 6 September 1849, Bishop's Hull (just west of Taunton), Somerset, England. He departed England in April 1869 and arrived in Melbourne, Australia per "Norfolk" in July 1869 listed as 19 years of age. On board were his brother Charles Barrington 24, Charles' wife Elizabeth Barrington nee Rowsell 19 and an infant also listed as Elizabeth (see http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=23). 

Edward's brother Charles died of phthisis (tuberculosis) shortly after arriving in Australia and his wife and infant child returned to England (they are listed in the 1871 census as daughter-in-law and grandson living with Charles and Eliza Ann). 

Edward selected land at Godfrey's Creek (?location) and in 1875 moved to a block of land near the Broken Creek, Kialla East until moving again to Caniambo, purchasing a property "Knapleigh" and after 36 years there, retiring to Shepparton (source: Early Families of Shepparton, Barrington pages by Anna Doncon). 

Edward married Sarah Jane TUDGEY, daughter of William TUDGEY and Maria CLEMENTS in 1878 in Kew, Melbourne (Victorian BDM index) on the 13 October (family records). They had ten children between 1880 and 1894 (Victorian BDM index, family records - see below). 

Edward died 22 October 1921 aged 72. 

The photo below was taken c1910 of Edward and Sarah and their children: 

Back Row: Francis, William, Charles, Arthur, Sydney
Centre Row: Percy, Anna, Edward, Sarah, Eliza
Front Row: Ethel, Worthy

This photograph was amongst my grandfather's papers with this (and other) type-written information: click here.

In searching for Edward's ancestors, I got in touch with Peter Barrington in England (who had a family tree of Somerset Barringtons) who sent me an extensive tree that his uncle put together of the Barrington family of Stoke St Gregory (just east of Taunton). EWJ Barrington has gone back to John Barrington who married Mary Himborow in Stoke St Gregory in 1627. His note attached to the tree Peter sent me summarises what is known about John Barrington: click here.

Peter's tree has a family group that includes a Charles Barrington, wife Eliza Ann and child Edward who I now believe is the Edward Barrington who came to Australia. In searching for proof that this was in fact Edward's family, I discovered that Charles had no less than four wives. 

A mention should be made here of several connections with the Marke family of Somerset: Edward's sister married John Marke in Somerset in 1874, five years after Edward left England. John Marke's younger brother Theophilus Tripe Marke came to Australia in about 1883 and in 1887 married Emma Tudgey (Sarah Jane Tudgey's sister). Later still, around 1911, John Brake Marke came to Australia and in 1913 married Edward's eldest daughter Eliza Ann Barrington.

There are two trees: the first "Family Barrington" deals with Edward's father Charles and lists his children and parents. The second tree "Family Barrington 2" deals with the ancestors of Charles' parents.

Primary Tree / Family Barrington / Family Barrington 2 / Family Hooke

 

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