Paul Carrington Sr.

Paul Carrington Sr. (abt. 1733 - abt. 1818)

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Judge Paul Carrington Sr.
Born about in Boston Hill, Cumberland County, Colony of Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Charlotte, Virginiamap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died about in Charlotte County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jun 2011
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Some records apparently list him as having 3 wives , my records list only two Insert non-formatted text here

N.B. I have changed the date of Paul's birth from 5 Mar 1733 to 16 March 1733, so that it will be in line with his entry in Wikidata (URL: (Patricia Prickett Hickin, 4 July 2018.)

Judge Paul Carrington Sr. was born in Virginia, March 16, 1733. He was the son of "Colonel (County Militia)" George & Anne Mayo Carrington of "Boston Hill", Cumberland County, Virginia, at "Boston Hill", and he was the grandson of Dr. Paul (Codrington) Carrington. Judge Paul Carrington Sr. was home-tutored and later studied law under Col. Clement Read, his future father-in-law. In 1756 Lt. Gov. Dinwiddie appointed him "King's Attorney" for Bedford County, which position he also held later for Mecklenburg and Lunenburg counties. For the years 1765-1776 he was elected to the House of Burgesses and subsequently was appointed to the House of Delegates. Additionally he was a member of the Virginia Revolutionary conventions of 1775 and 1776 and served in the Virginia Senate for 1776 and 1778. His other appointments included membership on the powerful Virginia Committee of Safety. In 1779 he was appointed 2nd Judge of the General Court from which post he was elevated to Judge of the Court of Appeals. In 1789 he was elected Judge of the reorganized Court of Appeals, from which post he resigned in 1807. He helped to found the Prince Edward Academy in 1755, later renamed Hampden-Sydney College, and served as a trustee for 43 years. His home and the seat of his extensive holdings was named "Mulberry Hill". It eventually encompassed over 2,800 acres. Other lands were purchased and provided to his children. There were two marriages, (1) 1755-Margaret Read (died May 1766) & (2) 1792-Priscilla Sims (died-1803). Both wives are buried in the plantation cemetery. Paul died in Charlotte County, Virginia., on 23 January 1818."

Children: George Carrington (1756 - 1809)* Mary Scott Carrington Venable (1758 - 1837)* Ann Carrington Cabell (1760 - 1838)* Clement Carrington (1762 - 1847)* Paul Carrington (1764 - 1816)* Henry Carrington (1793 - 1867)* Lettice Priscilla Carrington Coles (1798 - 1875)* Robert Carrington (1802 - 1845)*

Siblings: Paul Carrington (1733 - 1818) William Carrington (1735 - 1739)* George Carrington (1737 - 1784)* William Carrington (1739 - 1757)* Joseph Carrington (1741 - 1802)* Edward Carrington (1748 - 1810)** Mayo Carrington (1753 - 1803)*

Burial memorial #91094976 in Mulberry Hill Plantation, Charlotte Court House, Charlotte County, Virginia, USA

Paul was born in 1733. He passed away about 1818.


  • Paul Carrington (judge) on Wikipedia
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed April 27th, 2015), "Record of Paul Carrington", Ancestor # A019726.
  • The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume II
  • WikiTree profile Carrington-114 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.
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* [1] The Cabells and Their Kin: A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy Alexander Brown January 1, 1895 Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Daughter marriage on page 192, Deeding land to his daughters page 199, Birth Date page 205, Elected Judge page 206, Second marriage page 206, Death page 207

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On 3 Sep 2018 at 14:36 GMT Hart (Leech) Wallace wrote:

I sm trying to merg my Cabell, Tutwiler, Carrington line but get a warning based on the fact that Judge Paul Carring would have had a child at 83 by Pisicilla Sims. Can you help me with that data, anyone?

On 20 Aug 2018 at 16:33 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Carrington-1102 and Carrington-114 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates, same father (merge proposed), same child

Paul is 15 degrees from Jim Angelo, 16 degrees from Willis Carrier and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.