Carrington, Frederick George (DNB00)

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CARRINGTON, FREDERICK GEORGE (1816–1864), journalist, was the third son of Noel Thomas Carrington [q. v.], and was about fourteen years of age at the time of his father's death. He was placed under the protection of his eldest brother, Mr. Henry E. Carrington, the proprietor of the ‘Bath Chronicle,’ and devoted the literary talent of which he showed early promise to journalistic literature. He was principally engaged in contributions to the West of England journals, such as the ‘Bath Chronicle,’ ‘Felix Farley's Bristol Journal,’ the ‘Cornwall Gazette,’ the ‘West of England Conservative,’ the ‘Bristol Mirror,’ the ‘Gloucester Journal,’ and the ‘Gloucestershire Chronicle.’ He was for several years both editor and proprietor of the last-named paper. He also contributed to various magazines, and wrote treatises on ‘Architecture’ and ‘Painting’ for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. To the eighth edition of the ‘Encyclopædia Britannica’ he supplied the topographical descriptions of Gloucestershire and other counties. He died at Gloucester on 1 Feb. 1864, aged forty-seven, and was buried in the cemetery at that place. He left a wife and six children.

[Gent. Mag. 1864, xvi. (3rd ser.) 535; Gloucestershire Chronicle, 6 Feb. 1864.]

L. C.