Posted By:Ann Allison
Subject:Re: Robert W Hanington
Post Date:January 08, 2013 at 04:02:23
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I'm not related - but he has been an interesting person to research -

The inherent problem here is the name Hannington/Hanington is often transcribed in error as Harrington.

misc stuff - found where he was a subject of the (quackery) Phrenology Journal, includes a drawing of him (@google books)

found where Ashley John Studio has a 6" by 10" oil by Robert, priced at just under $6,000.

It is a little fuzzy whether Robt was b. in NY or England, as there are records going both ways. I tend to think that he and younger sister Ellen were born in New York, with the rest of the family b. England.

First possible record I find for Robt' father Robert, is arrival from London to NY 10/29/1836 on the ship Soronto
Hanninton, Robert 42
Hannington, Ellen 25

For sure - this is them, arriving 9/12/1849 London to NY, Ship Yorktown
Hannington, Robert 56
Julia 35
Julia 15
Robert 11
Ellen 10

1850 Williamsburg, Kings, NY
Harrington, Robt 55 Eng
Julia 30 Eng
Julia 17 Eng
Ellen 15 NY
Robt 14 NY

1860 Brooklyn, Kings, NY
Harrington, Paul_n 22 NY female
Robt W 25 NY Printer or Painter
Paul M 7/12 NY

1870 Brooklyn, Kings NY
Harrington, Robert W. 34 NY ARtist
Pauline 33 NY
Alfred 9 NY
Cecelia 7 NY
Evalina 6 NY
Edward 5 NY

1875 Brooklyn, Kings
Hannington, Robert 39 NY Artist
Pauline 30 Brooklyn
Alfred 14 Brooklyn
Cecelia 13 Brooklyn
Evelyn 12 Brooklyn
Edward 11 Brooklyn

1880 Jersey City, Hudson, NJ
Harrington, Robt W 43 NY ENG ENG Landscape artist
Pauline 42 NY FR ITAL
Alfred 18 NY NY NY
Cilia 17 NY NY NY
Evelina 15 NY NY NY
Edward 14 NY NY NY
Augusta 4 NY NY NY dau.

Robert also listed with his sister's family in 1880

1880 Franklin, Somerset, NJ
Fontraen[sic] (Toulmin), Hector 48 Eng
Julia 46 ENG
Ella 23 Eng
Charles F. 14 NY
Alice M 10 NJ
Hanington, Annie 63 ENG mother-in-law
Hanington, Ella 42 ENG sister-in-law
Hanington, Robt W. 42 ENG brother-in-law artist in oil
Handley, Charlotte 36 Eng Niece

1900 Manhattan
Harrington, Robert W. 62 b. aug '37NY ENG FR md 5 yrs Artist

1910 Manhattan, NY NY
Hanington, Robert W. 73 NY ENG FR separated md 10 yrs art collector

1915 NY, NY
Harington, Robert W. 84 Lodger, Artist

1916 NY Census of Inmates in Almshouses & Poorhouses-Manhattan Division
Admission date June 6, 1916
Hanington, Robert, 82 father: Robert, b. ENG mother: Julia, B. ENG physical condition-poor, cause of dependence-sickness, feeble-minded?-NO, ever received public relief? - NO - relatives-son,Albert Hanington teleph Bedford7888; cousin Charles Hanington 8 w. 40th Tel Bryant 8194

There is a Robert Harrington d. 6/13/1916 Manhattan age 82, certificate 18339 - This is likely Robert Hanington

Other stuff -
It appears that Robert was Pvt Co G NY 142 Infantry - enlisted at Tarrytown, NY(Westchester Co.) from New Jersey. He filed for Pension 9/3/1895, however is does not appear that it was granted. When he enlisted he was shown as Robert W Harrington, it appears that the record was not corrected to Hanington until 1914. - Prob. why he didn't get his pension.

On Familysearch -
Wills for brother-in -law Hector Toulmin(d.1895) and sister Julia Toulmin(d. 1915).

Pauline Hannington was a witness to Hector's will, and Julia's will names Robert W. Hanington as an alternate Heir.