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William Barrington and his wife Elizabeth Green arrived in Canada on May 14, 1820 from County Wexford, Ireland.They arrived at the Port of Quebec an this date.It is likely they took a second boat to Montreal and from there a Durham boat which would have brought them up the St. Lawrence River to Brockville.Thence north by oxen team to their new land located in the Redan area (Elizabethtown).The 1842 census lists William's family at 2 from Ireland (William and Elizabeth), 8 born in Canada, total 10.The 1851 census lists William, 50; Elizabeth, 44; Elizabeth, 20; Samual, 19; Hester, 17; James, 18; Allis, 13; Caroline, 11; and, Rebecca, 8.The family bible lists the children with birthdays and is in William's handwriting.
It is interesting that a second page of births in the family bible lists the same eleven children with the same day and month but the year is one year later.
The bible has two additional notes of interest.The marriage of William Barrington to Elisa (Elizabeth J. Green) on the 31st of July 1821 with the comment 'both of the County of Wexford, Ireland'.The second is William Barrington's arrival in Quebec as May 14, 1820.William's tombstone ( a large flat tombstone about three feet wide and six feet long)indicates the date of arrival as May 20, 1820.This may be the date he arrived in the Redan area.
William first shows up in Elizabethtown Township in the 1839 census where he is shown to have 3 boys under 16, 1 over 16, 4 girls under 16 and 1 over 16.
The 1851 census lists William as 50 years old making his birth date 1801.