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Paulina Belli was born in Calcutta, daughter of John and Elizabeth Stuart Belli.  She had two older sisters also born in Calcutta, but her brother, John Henry, was born in Southampton, Hampshire in 1786 when Paulina was two years old. 
On 1 August 1801 when Paulina was 16 she married Sir Codrington Edmund Carrington at All Saints, Southampton.  The marriage allegation says he was aged 21 but his biography indicates that he was more than 30 years old.  The ODNB article says Paulina's father was called Charles assumed here to be an error. Almost immediately her newly knighted husband sailed for Ceylon where he arrived in January 1802 to take up his post as the first chief justice of the supreme court. Paulina and Codrington were to have several children but none until Harriet was born in 1812  so that it is impossible to assert that Paulina accompanied her husband.
Codrington returned to England in poor health in 1805 and bought Chalfont House in Buckinghamshire where Paulina died about 1823.
↑ Baptismal record, Calcutta, Bengal (20 November 1784. Paulina Belli daughter of John Belli, factor, and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart)
↑ Baptismal record All Saints, Southampton (1786 John Henry Belli son of John Belli and Elizabeth Stuart)
↑ Marriage Allegation All Saints, Southampton (1801 Paulina Belli aged 16, daughter of John Belli and Codrington Edmund Carrington aged 21)
↑ Marriage record All Saints, Southampton (1801 Paulina Belli married Sir Codrington Edmund Carrington)
↑ T. F. Henderson, ‘Carrington, Sir Codrington Edmund (1769–1849)’, rev. Roger T. Stearn, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 10 Nov 2016
↑ Baptismal record St Mary, Marylebone 21 March 1812 Harriet Jane Carrington born 20 January 1812 daughter of Codrington Edmund Carrington and Paulina