Margaret Babington

Female1610–6 April 1663

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Babington was born in 1610, in Curborough, Staffordshire, England, her father, William Babbington, was 29 and her mother, Elinora Littleton, was 22. She married John Birch on 22 July 1630, in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 April 1663, at the age of 53.

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John Birch
Margaret Babington
Marriage: 22 July 1630
Margaret Byrch
Edward Birch of Leacroft

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Babington - Church record: birth: about 1610; Whittington, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Margret Babbingeton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Babington - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Margaret Babington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1630Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (2)

    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

    Age 10

    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

    1642 · The English Civil War

    Age 32

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name for someone from Babington in Somerset or Great or Little Bavington in Northumberland, which is recorded as Babington until the early 18th century. Both are named with the Old English personal name Babba (see Babb ) + the connective particle -ing- ‘associated with, named after’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The name may also be derived from Bebington in Cheshire (see 2 below) or Bevington in Warwickshire (see Bevington , which has sometimes been altered in spelling by association with Babington).

    English (Cheshire and Lancashire): variant of Bebbington, a habitational name from Bebington in Cheshire, from the Old English personal name Bebba + the connective particle -ing- ‘associated with, named after’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The alteration to Bavington and Bevington shows a common development of -b- to -v- in placenames and surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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