Hi to All
When I began search of my Family Tree about 1980 I did establish my parentage to William Peden Union 1681 of Isle of Wight.
I miss takenly thought these laterArringtons all related to each other.Kept trying to expand branches of my tree and found Arringtons everywhere that would not connect.My examination of other researchers distorted my thinking as not all assumptions are the facts.
With the many dead ends I soon realized Arringtons before 1600 came from somewhere.Obtained copy of Richard Lee Arringtons book “ARRINGTONS BOUND BY BLOOD”.On first reading I determined this could not be true.Rereading repeatedly I found profound fact established.Richard Lee Arrington wrote;“In my research I have discovered three initial lines Arringtons from Virginia.The first was that of Edmond, Arrington’s of Charles City County and Henrico County, second those Arrington’s of the Isle of Wight and the third the Arrington’s of Westmoreland.”
I now understand my earlier frustration connecting branches to my tree that would not fit.I now know I descend from “Isle of Wight, VA.” union of William Arrington and Elizabeth Pedden.
Now I understand the Arrington charts from Charles City County and Henrico County and third those from Westmoreland County.Each researcher must learn to identify each of these three instead of generalizing about Arringtons.
The Isle of Wight, Va. Tree for me started with William Arrington, a man of abt 21 married Elizabeth Pedden abt 1693.Elizabeth was abt 13 at the time.Their first son Christopher born abt 1693 became my linkage to William and Elizabeth.I do not know parents of William.
Following excerpts from Richard Lee Arringtons book.He did good job and I recommend you read it closely like I did.
John M. Arrington 1-29-2004
Following copied from Richard Lee Arrington book “Arringtons Bound By Blood”; 2001; by John M. Arrington.Efforts to contact RL Arrington failed.This book very well written and facts appear authentic.A good tool for anyone interested in Arrington name origin.
THE SURNAME “ARRINGTON”
The surname Arrington has been said in family folklore to be of German origin. How this tale began I am unsure but I am sure that the name Arrington is of English origin.
English surnames began in the middle ages when it was common to identify one with an area from which they came. For example; my name is Richard and I am from Franklin County therefore I might be referred to as Richard of Franklin. As years passed the "of" was dropped and in the above example I would then become known as Richard Franklin. This is how the Arrington name came into existence in
The name is said to have originally been "Ermington" and eventually changed, in England, to Arrington.
The township of Arrington is located ten miles southwest of Cambridgeshire England. Also located in the township is the landowners manor. A friend of mine, in a visit to England, was kind enough to photograph the manor for me. "He advised me that the manor was so -large that"" he had to photograph it from half a "mile away in order to include the entire manor.
Wishing to obtain some first hand information concerning the area, I wrote to The Wimpole Manor, near Cambridge and was pleased to receive a response.
The response, from the administrator, is included for informational purposes.
What an arduous task you have! Sir, all I can do is give you pointers that will determine where to glean information at different levels.
Firstly allow me to correct your spelling. This area existed in Saxon times and was called Wems Pool. Certainly by 1600 it was known as- Wimpole - and this spelling was used idiosyncratically until the beginning of the century but for the greater part it has been called Wimpole. I cannot remember seeing it spelled with a "y”.
There exists no continuous record of this area in book form. We keep no records as the history of the surrounding villages is of no actual significance to the estate of Wimpole, belonging, as they did, to the estate. In its early days Wimpole was made up of 40,000 acres, and the surrounding villages were the estate.
The area of Arrington stands on the old London to York Road. This road is known as Ermine Way (or Ermine Street).
It is a Roman road, that is to say "straight”. At what point in time Arrington began I cannot tell. It had a landowner whose name I don't know. The landowners each had their parcel of land, some grew and prospered whilst others declined. Wimpole Estate began to take shape in or around 1630/40. There are census reports and these need careful researching. The Church existed before the estate became a reality and they should probably be your starting point;
P. M. Meadows
Keeper of the Diocesan Archive, University Library
Cambridge CB3 90R
Other places that deal with this area:
Cambridge Central Library
Hertford Central Library, Hertfordshire
The other address will require some expenditure of money, either in search fees or photographic reproduction fees, that is:
The British Museum, London
This last will yield the best results if you go yourself.
Beyond this I am unable to help, but I do wish you the best of luck.
(Unfortunately, the gentleman's last name, like most signatures, was partially illegible and I am not certain if I rendered it correctly here)
The earliest recorded use of the Arrington surname was in a document in London, England in 1273.
During research one might find the Arrington surname spelled in a variety of ways. I observed it spelled as Arington, Earington, Arenton, Arrinton, Arrendon and etc.. When I found the name spelled in a way other than our common spelling I researched further to ensure the subject was indeed an Arrington. The early records in the United States were generally written phonetically and so often a variety of spellings were prevalent.
The surname has come to mean much more since the first settlers arrived in this country. Families settled close to each. other, stood surety..and bond for each other, and cared for each other. Those bearing the Arrington surname have held positions such as magistrates, sheriffs, delegate, and others. They have farmed, owned businesses, served proudly in the military and married into important families. Each in their own way contributed to the freedom and prosperity we enjoy today. All are equally important as are their contributions. They all participated in the building of our family in the new land.
THE FIRST IN THE NEW LAND
In 1607 the first permanent settlement in Virginia was established at Jamestown, however no record indicating the Arrington family being present that early was located.
In the mid to late 1600's Virginia became a favored place to emigrate to.The King, in order to encourage emigration, allotted 50 acres of land to anyone who would venture into this country.Many came.A few paid their own passage, but most come fy way of “The Virginia Company of London.”The Virginia Company emigrants were known as “Servants of the Plantations.”These “servants” received an allotment of land, usually 50 acres, and their passage paid in exchange for their working for a period of years.(The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1661-1699, Peter Coldham) Each additional free immigrant brought in by someone netted them an additional 50 acres.Of the 50 acres allotted the only condition to the land was that 3 acres must be cultivated within a year.After the agreed upon years of service they were landowners, free from the agreement.Virginia, like England for a time after the death of King Charles I, had no Ruler and got a taste of independence.All of these factors contributed to the influx of immigrants to this new land.Whether by servant ship from Bristol or paid passage from London, they sailed for a new land.
The earliest arrival I located on ship passenger lists was aboard a ship departing from London, England on July 27, 1635 and commanded by Captain Douglas.The Ship, the Primrose, arrived in Virginia with its passengers, among whom was Edmond Ardington who was 20 years old. (Persons of Quality Who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700; John Camden Hooten: Baltimore General pub.)Later in research I see this name, Ardington; used also as Arrington.
On Jun. 4, 1655 Edmond is listed as a witness to a charge against a John Parham in Charles City county. (Charles City County Court Order Book 1655-1658" which is the area in which Edmond settled. The charge was concerning a sow pig which Parham had shot. It seems the pig was someone else's and when the shot rang out and the pig squealed, Edmond, within hearing distance, soon arrived on the scene to find Parham and the pig. Of course Edmond had to testify against Parham. It seems even that far back we Arrington's " loved" a good pork chop. (I couldn't resist that little humor.)
Edmond bought 1.50 acres of land from Mary West on April 31 1658.(Ivid)Edmond died around 1692 intestate (without a will) .
By 1690 the granting of land system was having problems, in that the master of a ship might make oath that he had imported himself and ten others and claim a huge grant of land. An example of such was a Edmond Bowring who claimed land for transportation of 16 persons on Nov. 22, 1682, one of which was Thomas, believed a relative of Edmond.(Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800; Nell Marion Nugent) This was not a concern 1mmediately to England because the revenues from the land were still expected and be collected but later the realization that the abuses were hurting the efforts to inhabit the land led to changes. One such change was that after patenting a parcel of land the patentee was required to settle the land within three years and to pay annually one, shilling per fifty acres. If the title lapsed due to nonpayment or non-compliance then the land returned to the crown to be re-patented to the first person to petition for it. Land also would return to the Crown if the patentee landholder was convicted of a felony, died without heirs, or died intestate.(Ibid)This was the case with Edmond Ardington. A Rebecca Poythres patented the land (1000 acres) previously patented by Edmond Ardington, deceased, on April 29, 1692. This was referred to as "Escheating by Inquisition."
Due to his intestate death I am unable to say with certainty that the Arringtons listed in and around Charles City County are descendant of Edmond Ardington but all indications are that the Arringtons were on this land around the mid 1600's.
There were Harrington’S, which may also be a translation of Arrington, arriving in this country from 1642. Ralph Harrington arrived 1642;William and Edward Harrington arrived in 1653. There was a James Arenden arriving about 1651. The list of spel1ings and possibilities of the first Arrington is extensive.
Virginia, while in its infancy, kept few records, making positive proof in the early records almost impossible to find. ,The church records were a valuable tool to identify family members and point out possible connections. In 1632 a law was enacted providing that ministers must present a registry of burials, marriages, and christenings. In colonial times marriages were a simple affair. The marriage was announced for three consecutive Sundays in the parish, then after the ceremony the marriage was registered in the parish registry. There was no centralized filing of the records and unfortunately few of those records have survived the years.
In 1661 the practice of requiring a " surety" or security bond was
instituted.This required persons to give a bond that. there was no lawful cause to prevent the marriage such as being to closely related, already married etc.. The bond only came payable if cause was found. It wasn’t until 1853 that accurate vital statistic records were kept.
The early genealogical links listed herein are made based on deeds, family location, church registry and existing documentation. I am certain that I have not uncovered all of the evidence. there is to the identity of those listed in these pages and I hope that as others research and document their findings an absolute genealogical line might be established.
In my research I have discovered three initial lines Arringtons from Virginia.The first was that of Edmond, Arrington’s of Charles City County and Henrico County, second those Arrington’s of the Isle of Wight and the third the Arrington’s of Westmoreland.Each will be discussed in a separate section of this book.Also, included will be section of miscellaneous notes and a military listing.
Henrico County bordered Charles City County to the West and as early as 1688 we see Arrington’s there.It is here we will begin the first line of Arringtons.
EARLY ARRINGTONS OF HENRICO COUNTY
Early court records show an adult, William Arrington, in Henrico County as early as 1688. William married a woman named Jane, whose last name I was not able to determine, prior to 1687. This William Arrington is the progenitor of the Arrington's later found in Albermarle County. He had a son, also named william, born about 1687 who, in 1693 at the age of six, was killed by a horse.(Colonial Wills of Henrico County 1654-1737; Benjamin B. Weisiger III)
William Sr. is also listed on April 1, 1688 in court records concerning the possible taking of a child to raise. The record reads in part, "Concerning Thomas Clyborn, an orphan three or four years of age, Jeremiah Brown married an aunt of said orphan. The court document says that, "Brown or William Arlington whose wife was mentioned in the bequest of 'mother of said orphan, if they take him to raise, must give him a cow, a gun, apparel, and bring him to reading."Arlington refused care of said child, and he is granted to Brown.”(Ibid)This same William is mentioned in other documents in the records as Arrington and Arlington interchangeably.The method of dealing with orphans, as demonstrated above, was a result of virginia legislation passed. in 1646 and it was akin to the system of Poor Laws of England. The dependent or orphaned child was required to serve apprenticeships with the master of said child acting as parent. Sometimes the child would even become a part of that family, taking the name of the family.
A William Arrington was granted 250 acres of land on Oct 23, 1690, on the James River. This land was on the Charles City side of the James which later became Prince George county.(Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol III;p.123;Nell Marion Nugent) william is mentioned in other deeds and in September 1696 appoints ,"his loving wife, Jane Arrington," power of attorney.(Henrico County Virginia Deeds 1677-1705; Benjamin B. Weisiger)
William died around the year 1699 and his estate administration was granted to Nicholas Perkins on Feb 1, 1700.(Colonial Wills of Henrico County 1654-1737;Benjamin B. Weisiger)His children are believed the following:
I. Samuel Arrington
On Oct 13, 1727 Samuel Arrington applied for and received a land grant in Henrico County. The land grant was 200 acres bordering the James River. No other Arringtons are found listed in the county at this time and I am sure this had to be another son of William and Jane Arrington.In 1728, Goochland County was formed from portions of Henrico County and there-after Samuel is found in Goochland, obviously his land was taken in by that portion becoming Goochland. Although I could find no record of the marriage, Samuel married prior to 1729.On September 16, 1729 Samuel sold his land grant, then in Goochland County, to John Michaux.In this deed his wife, Jane, is listed as relinquishing her dower right. (Goochland County Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1734; Benjamin Weisiger III) In the subsequent sale of this land (Goodhland Co. Deed Book 3, Pg 88) in which Abell Croom sold it to Robert Smith of Gloucester, and the land is described a bordering the James River and is referred to as, “that land taken up by Samuel Arinton,” which prves it to be the grant of 1927.The deed continues to note that it is the same land sold by Samuel to Robert Carter who sold it to John Michaux, who sold it to Daniel Croom, who willed it to Abell Croom who was then selling it.(Goochland County Virginia Deed Book 1;p 134)
Deed information concerning Samuel placed him in that area bordering the James River and "Deep Creek." The significance of the area is that later it will help to prove the identity of his son, who settled and owned land in the same area.
Samuel died, intestate, about 1731 in Goochland County and his estate was appraised in August and presented in court on September 21st of that year.
In Goochland County Deed Book I, page 284, an inventory of Samuel's estate is listed. The inventory listed the below items: 1 old horse
4 head cattle
1 old beq and furniture a portal of putor
portal of old lumber 13 hoggs
Though his belongs were meager, Samuel must have been a loving and thoughtful man in that he made provisions for his wife's care prior to his death. Perhaps aware of his failing health, Samuel entered into an agreement with David Liles of Prince George
County. Liles was paid, by Samuel, for 200 acres, prior to his death, which lay at the "mouth of Arinton's Creek" and which was to be deeded to Jane "for her life." The deed was recorded June 19, 1733. In a portion of this deed at least two of Samuel's and Jane's Sons are named. This portion of the deed reads l "... with every part and parcel thereof unto her sons William and Samuell Arinton,
heirs to Samuell Arinton.” (Goochland County virginia Deed book 1;p407)
Several subsequent land transactions by William Arrington are found in the following years in Goochland. These will be described in more detail under William's information. Samuel, on the oth~r hand is not mentioned in records that I researched in Goochland County after this listing.
The only other mention of Jane Arrington is found in a deed in 1748. The deed was between William Arrington and Jane Keys of Johnston County, North Carolina of one part and Paul Michaux of Goochland County of the second part. William and Jane sold 200 acres to Michaux for 50 pounds. This 200 acres was land sold to "Samuel Arrington, deceased former husband of the said Jane Keys" by David Lyles(Liles)(Goochland County Deed Book 5;p437) Evidently Jane had remarried and moved to North Carolina at this time.She must have only been there a short time prior to the sale of this land for Johnston County, North Carolina was not formed until 1746. Speculation is. that William, a Goochland County resident, handled this sale for her in her absence.
A. Samuel Arrington Jr. was not located in other documents researched in Goochland County. I suspect that Samuel was younger than William since first, William was listed first in the deed above mentioning heirs, and secondly since William handled the land transaction for Jane. I suspect Samuel is the same Samuel Arrington found listed in Amherst County, Virginia in the 1782 personal property tax listing. In 1761 portions of Albermarle County became the new County of Amherst. Only two Arrington men were listed in the earliest personal property tax lists. One was verified to be the grandson of William Arrington,
Samuel's brother, and the other was a Samuel. Samuel Arrington, son of Samuel Sr. and Jane Arrington, was first listed in 1782 in the personal property tax listing for Amherst County.
On 8 Jan. 1791 Samuel purchased 69 acres of land from a William Horsely on the south branch of Owens Creek and in 1795 he bought 99 acres from Elizabeth Evans? also on the south branch of Owens Creek.
In 1808 Nelson County was formed from part of Amherst County and we find Samuel there.
On August 24, 1811 an obviously aging Samuel entered into what-might be referred to today as a deed of survivorship with his children. This deed identifies Samuel's children. The deed stated, "in consideration for the natural love and affection" he bears for his children they receive for $5.00, or $1.00 each, the following:
* son-Woodrow, 1 negro man slave 24 years old named Tom;
* son-Samuel L., 1 negro winch about 19 years old and her two children, Sarah and Charity;
* daughter-Polly, slaves Charlotte and her son Edmund;
* daughter-Elizabeth, slaves sylva and her child Manuel;
* son-Willis, slaves Ester and Lucyand their increase. (Nelson County Deed Book 1;p364) .
Samuel's wife's identity is unknown but she had evidently predeceased him based upon this deed not naming her. In 1799 a Samuel and his wife Mary, sold 69 acres in Amherst County.
Samuel's children as identified in the above deed are discussed below.
l. Woodrow Arrington, named above, could not be located in documents researched by me in either Amherst County or Nelson County.
After the start of the War of Independence, he enlisted in Amherst on Feb. 17, 1779 and marched to Albermarle Barracks where he was to remain as long as British prisoners remained there. He marched from the Barracks to Winchester in charge of the prisoners and was discharged from there on May 22, 1781. Just before the harvest, he again was drafted, on June
30, 1781 and marched to Yorktown, Virginia. After the surrender he marched with Capt. Steuart as part of the guard that escorted the British prisoners there and he was discharged in November of 1781. As he was returning home he was caught in a deep snow while crossing Rockfish Gap but later returned home. He applied for a Revolutionary War Pension on August 22, 1843. He stated that he waited so long to apply because he was told that if he was worth more than $5.00 he could not obtain a pension and he owned land, slaves, and horse~. His pension was issued April 29, 1844. (Revolutionary War Pension Certificate #32136)
Samuel's (Jr.) first wife also is unknown however he married secondly a widow named Sally D. Stewart. Her maiden name may have been Miles, since the witnesses to the marriage were Benjamin Miles, James B. Edwards, and James Miles. They were married in Amherst County August 22, 1808. (Amherst County Marriage Book 1763-1853;p213)
Below are listed known, and suspected, children of Samuel Arrington (Jr.).
a. Judith Arrington married a Joseph Staples on February 28, 1807 in Amherst County. Jordan Arrington was listed as surety and S. Garland and Joseph Evans as witnesses.(Ibid; p 202)
b. Jordan Arrington, mentioned above as surety for Judith, married Polly Staples, daughter of Mary Staples.Joseph Staples stood as surety and James B. Edwards and Judith as witnesses. They were married on 23 Oct. 21, 1807.
The standing as witness and surety for each other is strong evidence that Judith Arrington and Jordan were sister and brother and the further indication is that they married a brother and sister. Note should also be taken that the witness James B. Edwards was also a witness in the subsequent marriage of Samuel.
Jordan and his wife are believed to have migrated westward to Kentucky around 1809-1810. They were later found living in Madison County, Kentucky in 1810.(Kentucky Info per Bob Stephens, Grove City, Oh.)
c. Andrew J. Arrington, son of Samuel (Jr.), married Lucy F. Mitchell in Nelson County on Sep. 13, 1848. (Nelson County marriage Bond; p 53)Samuel (Jr.) died sometime just prior to September 10, 1849 and Andrew served as the administrator for his estate(Nelson County Will Book; p238).
Andrew and his wife had the following known children:
*. Wealthy Jane Arrington married Charles E. Jones on February 21, 1866 in Nelson County.
*. Martha Arrington who also married a Charles Jones on Nov. 27, 1871 in Nelson County; (This may have been a second marriage of Charles Jones, who was possible widowed.Such a practice was not at all uncommon.)
*. William Arrington was not researched further.
Andrew died in the spring of 1858 and his will named each of these his
children. The will was recorded on April 26, 1858 in Nelson County.
3. Polly Arrington, daughter of Samuel (Sr.) married John Tolles in Amherst County on June 12, 1813. John PhilliEs and A. B. Davies stood as witnesses.No additional information concerning this family was researched or located.
4. Elizabeth Arrington, daughter of Samuel(Sr.), married William Payne october 11, 1830 ,in Nelson.This family was not researched further.
5. Willis Arrington married Mary spencer in Nelson County on May 20, 1820.Willis seemed to be a contentious sort for on April 11, 1823, in a dispute, the following was recorded:
"Willis Arrington ordered to secure payment of debt due to Horsely and Faris for $114.00, therefore sold Lucy Easter (slave) and her four children Irvine, Rachel, George, and Judith claimed by said Willis Arrington of Samuel Arrington by deed of gift recorded in Nelson Court...whatsoever both law and equity of heir the said Willis Arrington to have and to hold the said property above executioned with the hires, said negroes that may be due from Samuel Arrington who now wrongfully holds them in his possession and for the said property Willis Arrington has brought gain into Sup. Court
of Nelson County unto the said Micajah Pendleton".
Willis and his wife were involved in other such disputes including one in 1835 in which willis, in right of his wife, received two adult and one child slave as an award. No further information was located on Willis Arrington.
B. Agnes Arrington
Agnes Arrington is found in Goochland County in 1757 and that listing is the record of her first child's birth. No Arrington males, other than william and Samuel Arrington Jr., were found in this, or surrounding counties and it is therefore concluded that she may have been the daughter of Samuel and Jane Arrington.Agnes Arrington married a John Barnard (also listed Barnet). Agnes was probably in her twenties at the time.
1. On April 26, 1757 their first child, Mary Barnard, was born in Goochland County.
2. Daniel Barnard I was born July l4, l759.No further information was researched concerning the family of John and Agnes Barnard.
C. Susannah Arrington
Susannah Arrington is also believed to be another daughter of Samuel and Jane for the same reasons as given above. Susannah, born circa 1730, married John Profit, born Aug. 2,' 1727 in Goochland County, on March 10, 1757. John died in Wilkes County, North Carolina on Nov. 15, 1813.
John and Susanna had the following children.
1. Sylvester Profit, born April 18, died in Kentucky.
2. William Profit, born July 8, 1759 in Goochland County, Virginia and died in Sevier, TN on Dec. 16, 1823. He married Elizabeth Elmore in Wilkes County, NC on Jan. 10, 1783.
3. Pleasant Profit was born l760 in Goochland and also died in Kentucky.37
4. John Profit Jr. was born in 1762 in Goochland and died in Sevier, TN.
5. Mary Elizabeth Profit, born January 31, 1764. Mary married Jesse Sperry in Wilkes County, NC on July 8, 1795.
6. James Profit, born January 26, 1768 married Mary Lawson. James died Nov. 20, 1846.
7. David Profit, born May 31, 1769.
8. Martha Profit, born August 20, 1771.
9. Nancy Profit, born circa 1780 in Wilkes County, NC married James Fletcher on Oct. 10, 1799.
10.Lydia Profit, born circa 1782 in Wilkes Count, married Joshua Southern on Sep. 7, 1801.
I did not research this family further.
c. William Arrington
William Arrington, believed to be the son of Samuel and Jane Arrington, was listed in Goochland also. He was most likely born before 1700 and married a woman named, "Susannah" in the early 1700's.
William had seven adult children at his death, around 1748/1749, and his eldest was most likely born during the early 1700's, based upon information known about his children and grandchildren.
William received a land grant in Goochland County in 1734 and would have been at least twenty one years old at that time. In Goochland County Deed Books we see that William and his wife, Susannah, of St. James Parish sold 400 acres to John Bibey, the same being land on the south side of the James River bounded by Deep Creek. This sale was recorded April 19, 1736. On March 20, 1738 William and Susannah, his wife, sold 100 acres of land bordering the James River in Goochland County to Steven Hughes.
These deeds not only tell us that William was married to a woman named Susannah but also that his land also bordered the James River and Deep Creek and was no doubt very close, if not adjoining, that of his father.
William is again mentioned, this time as a witness to a deed of land sold by a William Walker on May 16, 1741.
In 1744 a portion of Goochland County became Albermarle County and no additional information of William is found in Goochland after this change. It is obvious that his land was taken into the newly formed county.
In 1749 the will of William Arrington was produced in Albermarle County at the November court. In it William names his children but evidently his wife had predeceased him, since she was not mentioned there-in. The will read as follows:
"In the name of God amen. I William Arrington of Albermarle County the VIII day of December MDCCXVIII do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
Item I give to my son Neaves, to him and his heirs forever, the one hundred acres of land which I now dwell on and lying along the James River on the north side. Also I give to my said son one negro slave named Landon and one of my beds of furniture, one cow and my stock of hogs.
Item I give to my sons Adler and Samuel, to them and their heirs forever, my entry of land on Aisle Creek also I give to both of my said sons forty shillings cash money, one cow to Adler, and one cow of yearling to Samuel.
Item I give to my daughter Lucey, to her and her heirs forever, one heiffer.
Item I will to my daughter Martha, to her and her heirs forever, one heiffer.
Item I give unto my son Thomas, and to him and his heirs forever, one heiffer.
My will and desire is that my estate shall not appraised. I do nominate and appoint my son Neaves Arrington and William Migginson my executors to this my last will a testament and do acknowledge, publish and declare this above writing to be same. (Albermarle County Will Book 1; p 11)(William Migginson is later listed a Justice in Albermarle County.)
With his death William closes a chapter of Arringtons but in his children, named herein, we will see that with the closing of one chapter comes the opening of another.
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