Query: Carrington

By , November 28, 2012

11/27/2012 16:10:44



I am trying to find out about a Captain James CARRINGTON (1752-1816) who was from Orange County and allegedly served under Lt Col. Archibald LYTLE in the Revolutionary War . I appear to be related to him. Supposedly he was a POW at the Siege of Charleston and he had a brother named George. Any information you have regarding him would be most appreciated.

Thank you very much.


Gia Partain”


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2 Responses to “Query: Carrington”

  1. sdunaway says:

    I wish I could provide more details, but I cant. What I do know is James Carrington was involved in Orange County Confiscation activity (listed in a document) which was Archibald Lytle’s claim to fame – as he was the head man for Orange Co. in land confiscation (the process whereby the state could take land from a Loyalist). James is also listed in a 1776 list of Hillsboro District men – as First Lieu.
    The Carrington family did not own a “town lot” that is certain. I also looked in Granville Grants (175x-1763) to see if James had any purchases – NONE.
    However, there are a bunch of Carrington’s after the war in the Flat River area (northern Orange Co.) ca 178x-179x. I dont know if they are related.
    ALSO – be aware that at the Berry Hill Plantation in South Boston VA (north of Hillsboro NC) are a few Carrington family burials – Paul Carrington b. Sep 9 1764, d. Jan 8 1815 is the oldest. There are others, I photographed their tomb stones. You can locate the Berry Hill plantation via the web…its an amazing location.
    As you said, George Carrington is also listed in Rev War pensions etc. But I cannot tie them together, nor to Lytle’s group of men. Lytle was active at Battle Lindley Mill and I did not see any Carrington listed with him.

  2. William Lindsey says:

    Gia, I’m a descendant of James Carrington, and can fill you in a bit. He was the son of John Carrington and Mary Pamplin, who moved from St. Philip’s Parish, Barbados, to Orange Co., North Carolina. James wa born abt. 1752 in Virginia or Orange Co., NC. Abt. 1772, he married Jemima Tatum. After Jemima’s death, he married Ankey Tilley. By Jemima, he had children Elizabeth (m. James Horton, my ancestors), William Barney (m. Mary Garrard), and John D. (m. Celia Jones). By Ankey, he had children James and Mary. James was a captain during the Revolution, and died abt. 18 May 1816 in Orange Co., NC. If I’m not mistaken, the Carringtons lived around what’s now Rougemont in Durham Co., NC, where there’s an old Carrington family cemetery.

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