Geroge Babington 1826

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Migrated to /Born in Canada

George Babington was born on 26 March 1826 at the home of his parents John Babington (About 1786-1866) and Mary Levins (?-?) in Camghy, Magheracloone, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

George Babington married Elizabeth Orr (Abt 1839-1880) at Glasleck Presbyterian Church, Shercock, Bailiebrough, Co Cavan. George and Elizabeth had nine children at their homw in the Knocknacran West townland, Magheracloone, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Elizabeth Orr Babington died on 29 Ocober 1880 after having a stillborn son named Oliver.

George Babington and his nine children left Ireland via Cobh of Cork in 1885, arriving in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 29 April 1885. From Philadelphia George and his family went to live in Meaford, Grey County, Ontario, Canada where George Babington spent the rest of his life.

George Babington is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford, Ontario, Canada.

The photo of George Babington is with his older half sister Martha Matilda Babington Canning (1807-1904) in New York state, USA in about the late 1890's. Also atached is an obituary for George Babington that appeared in a Meaford newspaper. One of the tales in the family is that George Babington was supporter Charles S. Parnell and that George was a surveyor in Ireland. George Babington also had a reputation as having some issues with the drink.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 26th Mar 1826  
Date of Death 12th Jun 1901  


  • I have a death certificate for John Levins b1808 d 1868 in Bailieborough, Cavan; a pensioner, sister Mary present at death. I also have his son Jas George Levins b 1856 Bailieborough d 1882 Bailieborough; a police constable who served in Galway. I have created a tentative family tree for them in Ancestry trying to link the Levins together. Strange that George Babington should marry in this parish, perhaps it was where his mother originated?


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