Lewis Barrington


Lewis Barrington (perhaps Lucas Barrington) possibly was born about 1750. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany. We also seek information on a possible connection to contemporary Albany resident Nicholas Barrington.

He served the American cause as an enlisted man in Col. John Harper's regiment of levies. Afterwards, he was accored a land bounty right in association with the city militia regiment.

His first wife was Jane White. Their son was christened at the Albany Dutch church in December 1778. She died and, by 1782, he had married Albany native Margaret Adams with whom he had six children christened in Albany churches between 1782 and 1792.

In 1781, he was appointed constable for the second ward.

In 1788, his property and house were valued on the second ward assessment roll. In 1790, his second ward household was configured on the Albany census.

In June 1791, Anna Van Iveren granted him power of attorney for the sale of a "negro man slave named Jacob." In February 1796, he purchased a lot on the north side of Ferry Street from Rensselaer and Elizabeth Schuyler.

Lewis Barrington died in May 1797 and was buried from the Dutch church.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Lewis Barrington is CAP biography number 7252. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/25/09