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Edward Babington, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||'ploman' & farm labourer
|Date of Death:
||19th July, 1828
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 130
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 13th November, 2015 wrote:
Edward was 50 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “having slaughtered a wether sheep, in a pasture in the parish of Reevesby, and feloniously taken away the carcass thereof, leaving the skin, head, and entrails, the property of the said J. Holden”.
Goal Report: Has been twice tried before & long borne a bad character. Once for stealing a Sheep once for a Pot 3 months, and once for an Iron Pot acquitted.
Edward was 5’9” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, mole under right eyebrow.
Wife & 7 children at Conningsby.
Edward was married to Mary Babington (nee Brown).
Edward applied to have his wife and children to be brought over to join him.
3/1/1827: Wife Mary aged 55, Rebecca 22, Elizabeth 17, John/or James 15 and possibly Susannah (although she was not listed) arrived per “Sir Charles Forbes:.
19/7/1828: Edward died, aged 55. Wife Mary died 1/2/1831 in Hobart, aged 60.
Son, Richard Babington was transported per ‘Nithsdale 1830’ to NSW.
Convict Changes History
Allan Gould on 12th November, 2015 made the following changes:
D Wong on 13th November, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th July, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m