I am looking for anyone researching the Farrington family in the UK.

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William Farrington  was born in 1774 at Hackney, London, England and left for the Bahamas somewhere around 1790. His last will and testament stated that he has lived in the Bahamas for the past 49 years and his date of death was in 1839. He is the progenitor of the Farringtons in the Bahamas and if anyone has a Farrington in their tree that left the UK as a young man of say 16 years of age for the Bahamas, His parents might have been named Richard and Mary. I would appreciated any information that you might be able to share with me.
WikiTree profile: William Farrington
in Genealogy Help by Christopher Farrington G2G Crew (580 points)

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His father looks to be Richard.

 

William Farrington

England Births and Christenings

Name William Farrington
Gender Male
Christening Date 10 Jul 1774
Christening Place SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND
Father's Name Richd. Farrington

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPS5-5VQ : accessed 8 June 2016), William Farrington, 10 Jul 1774; citing SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 569,924.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
I think that Richard might be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think that Richard might be the Father, but I am trying to find out why he left England at such an early age of 16 to come to the Bahamas. Did he come alone? Did his family have interest in the Bahamas? Did he leave family behind in the UK?
I think that Richard might be the Father of William F. But why did he leave the UK at such an early age as 16? Did his family have interest in the Bahamas? Did he come alone? Did he leave family back in the UK? These are the questions I am seeking answers for.
Did Richard have any other children?
You could try looking for them at familysearch.org . Just enter the info that you have now, and hit SEARCH. It's free and you might come up with some.
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William Farrington and other Farrington's of Western Cemetery, Bahamas.

Armbrister, Edith Louise Farringtonimageimageimageimage 89285930
b. Aug. 16, 1871 d. Nov. 20, 1943
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Claridge, Harriet Mary Farringtonimageimage 113028857
b. unknown d. Dec. 13, 1877
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, Elizabethimageimage 89883717
b. 1794 d. Apr. 17, 1832
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, Brenda Dimageimage 88756796
b. Apr. 10, 1952 d. May 30, 2002
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, James Wimageimage 113029855
b. 1804 d. Mar. 22, 1854
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, Julia Elizaimageimage 113029909
b. unknown d. Aug. 29, 1858
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, Richard Ernest Williamimageimage 89877968
b. Oct. 15, 1869 d. Nov. 4, 1870
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Farrington, Williamimageimage 89883621
b. 1774 d. Jul. 9, 1839
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
McKinney, Emma Loleta Maud Farringtonimageimage 143594777
b. 1880 d. 1952
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
 
Saunders, Candacie Farringtonimageimage 89216916
b. Jan. 31, 1871 d. Aug. 12, 1892
Western Cemetery 
Nassau
New Providence District
Bahamas
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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I don't know how to answer some of your questions, but this could be his father's birth and his paternal grandparents. Maybe someone else at WikiTree would be able to answer why he left England and whether he came to the Bahamas by himself or with others. 

Richard Farrington

England Births and Christenings

Name Richard Farrington
Gender Male
Christening Date 28 Dec 1740
Christening Place SAINT JOHN SMITH SQUARE,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND
Birth Date 26 Dec 1740
Father's Name James Farrington
Mother's Name Elizabeth

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG2T-X6T : accessed 8 June 2016), Richard Farrington, 28 Dec 1740; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 477,650.

 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

William's older sister?

Richard Farrington

mentioned in the record of Mary Farrington

Name Richard Farrington
Gender Male
Wife Mary
Daughter Mary Farrington
Name Mary Farrington
Gender Female
Christening Date 14 Jul 1771
Christening Place SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND
Father's Name Richard Farrington
Mother's Name Mary

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQTB-TJN : accessed 8 June 2016), Richard Farrington in entry for Mary Farrington, 14 Jul 1771; citing SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 569,924.

William's younger brother?

Richard Shepard Farrington

mentioned in the record of Michael John Farrington

Name Richard Shepard Farrington
Gender Male
Son Michael John Farrington
Name Michael John Farrington
Gender Male
Christening Date 10 Feb 1782
Christening Place SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND
Father's Name Richard Shepard Farrington

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQTB-1PK : accessed 8 June 2016), Richard Shepard Farrington in entry for Michael John Farrington, 10 Feb 1782; citing SAINT JOHN,HACKNEY,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 569,924.

William's father Richard was born on 26 Dec 1740 and baptised two days later. 

 

Richard Farrington

England Births and Christenings

Name Richard Farrington
Gender Male
Christening Date 28 Dec 1740
Christening Place SAINT JOHN SMITH SQUARE,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND
Birth Date 26 Dec 1740
Father's Name James Farrington
Mother's Name Elizabeth

CITING THIS RECORD

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG2T-X6T : accessed 9 June 2016), Richard Farrington, 28 Dec 1740; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 477,650.

 

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I am studying the family and descendants of a prominent Abraham Farrington, possibly for a book. He was born in 1690 and passed on January 26, 1758, he is buried at the Bunhill Fields Quaker Burying Ground, in Islington, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England. He was born in Pennsylvania but moved to England, which is a part of the UK so I guess it counts. He is very interesting and a cool piece of Quaker history in Pennsylvania. I will search for help in your case and email findings.

Cheers, Austin
by Austin Pagels G2G6 (6.9k points)

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