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Edward Babington

Edward Babington, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Babington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 19th July, 1828
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 130
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

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:

occupation, crime

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

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