My great-great-great-grandfather was named Isaac Errett. He was born in Ireland circa 1790 and came to North America with his brother Henry in the early 1800's. There were at least two generations of Erretts born in Ireland before them: their father William (circa 1762-1805) and grandfather Henry (born circa 1732). The family had lived in Arklow, County Wicklow.
Family legend has it that the Errett family originated in Holland and that a Captain Errett served under William of Orange. When William became King of England, he sent many Protestants to Ireland to dilute the influence of the Roman Catholic church. Supposedly, Captain Errett was among those relocated to Ireland.
My great-great-great-grandfather Isaac Errett settled in Ontario. His brother Henry went to New York City and had a number of distinguished children, one of whom became a three-term Congressman.
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