Re: Abraham Errington, possible Massachusetts gateway ancestor
- From: Don Stone <don@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:42:38 -0600
In a message dated 10/11/2008 10:08:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time, don@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:Kerry Bate's Errington article in the Register says (p. 50) that widow Anne Errington's claimed age of 77 at death "must be in error." (Note that this age comes from her tombstone, which has other suspect information: a date of death that disagrees with church records.) Anne's 1619 marriage record (All Saints, Newcastle) gives her name as Anne Liddell, and Bate calls attention (p. 49) to the 1598 baptism of an Anne Liddell, daughter of John, at St. Nicholas, Newcastle. If this is indeed the baptismal record of William Errington's wife, she would be 6 years younger than her husband (b. 1592) rather than about 16 years older than him and "long in the tooth."
I would like to direct people to Marshall
Kirk's research on Abraham Errington, which I put on the Web not too
long ago: http://donstonetech.com/Kirk/ErringtonResearch.htm. Marshall
felt that a descent from Elizabeth Plantagenet, illegitimate
King Edward IV of England, is quite likely.>>
When Abraham died in Cambridge in 1677 he was "aged 55".
His mother, the "widow Anne Errington" when she died 11 Dec 1653 also in Cambridge she was "aged 77"
Anne being born in 1575/77 is a bit long in the tooth, to be the wife of a man William who the chart you referenced has being born in 1592.
-- Don Stone