Reverend Thomas Babb (1785-1861) -He just didn’t like the Bastard!

Every now and then an article comes along that just writes itself. It makes you wonder if this is the origin story for the phrase.

Start reading after the break in the first column.

The Exeter Flying Post or Trewman’s Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser, 25 Jun 1818

Get to know Edmund Pollexfen Bastard

Thomas happens to be the son of the Lt-Col Thomas Babb that was featured here:

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