George Carrington

1782 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


George Carrington of Missenden Abbey Buckinghamshire claimed the compensation for the Carringtons and Chapel estates in Barbados, but then ceded to the trustees of his marriage settlement with Anna Maria Parris, dated 16/08/1809. Despite the name of the estate, it appears that Carringtons was held by Anna Maria Parris' family.

  1. In 1841 George Carrington aged 60 was living at the Abbey Great Missenden with George 30, Edward 20, Maria 20 and Elizabeth 25. In 1851 he was shown there aged 'above 50', Magistrate and farmer employing 20 labourers born Dorsetshire, with son George aged 39 born Barbados. A George Carrington, son of George and Elizabeth Carrington, was baptised at St John Zachary London 10/07/1782, born 19/06/1782.

  2. Will of George Carrington of Missenden Abbey proved 23/01/1856. The George Carrington of Missenden Abbey who died 08/07/1862 leaving £18,000 (resworn Oct. 1866 under £16,000) was presumably the son.  

  3. Paul Carrington Parris, son of David Parris, matriculated Christ Church Oxford 21/10/1808 aged 19.

  4. The 'Carrington Quartos' [see Cultural Legacies] sold by George Carrington of Great Missenden in 1905 were said to have been acquired by a great-uncle a century before. George Carrington (1856-1916), presumably the seller, was the grandson of the George Carrington of the award. His great-uncle, the acquiror has yet to be identified.


T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2934 (Chapel) and 2980 (Carringtons).

The Online Archives of California site includes in the UCL Special Collections papers for the plantation from 1810-1855, and associates them with the Parris family, Bound MS 170/165 1-3 [accessed 16/05/2011].

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; London England Baptisms, Marriages amd Burials 1538-1912.

  2. PROB 11/2225; National Probate Calendar 1862.

  3., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; Vere Langford Oliver in 'Monumental Inscriptions' cites what appears to be a death notice for Paul Carrington Paris [sic] at Pimlico 13/05/1812 from the Gentleman's Quarterly 597.

  4. Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900, entries for George Carrington father (1811-1862) and son (1856-1916).

Further Information

Anna Maria Parris [1781-1829]

Associated Claims (2)

£5,202 8s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£5,458 15s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

The estate appears to have been settled on George Carrington as part of his marriage settlement with Anna Maria Parris in 1809.

1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

The estate appears to have been settled on George Carrington as part of his marriage settlement with Anna Maria Parris in 1809.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Library - mss.
Shakespearean Quartos... 
notes →
In 1905 5 Shakespearean quartos (Merchant of Venice; King Richard II; Henry IV; Henry IV part II; and King Lear) belonging to George Carrington of Missenden Abbey were sold at auction. The quartos...

Political (1)

Local Government
office →
High Sheriff
1817 - 1818

Relationships (5)

Son → Mother
Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Notes →
Trustee of the marriage settlement of George Carrington and Anna...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
George Carrington married David Parris the younger's half-sister or step-sister Anna Maria Parris in 1809, some years after the death of David Parris the younger in 1795....

Addresses (2)

London, Middlesex, London, England
Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England