Our first Shropshire Tree (1656)
Ducking out of London for a long weekend I decided to follow the Sussex Babb line in the town of Rye. While hunting for a will that was allegedly proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, I came across three Wills. None of them were the one I was looking for, but I decided I…
Getting to know Limehouse and Stepney through something thoroughly modern!
Limehouse and Stepney are two historic neighborhoods located in the East End of London, England. Limehouse was originally a small village that became a busy port and shipbuilding center in the 19th century. It was home to a large immigrant community, including the Chinese, Jewish, and Irish. Cover Image: John Boydell, View of the Riverside…
Found Money! – David L. Babb Estate
Through a cousin, I’ve received a curious request. A researcher is looking for the family of David Leslie Babb who died in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England on 05 Mar 2019. No one has come forward to claim his estate since his death. A whole bunch of technical stuff follows. If you know anything about the family,…
Collections now Available on Babb Unabridged Store
I’ve finally shaped out each of the Genetic Lineages into separate collections in the new store. There is a General Merchandise collection followed by each Genetic Lineage in the order they were discovered. This link will take you directly to the Collections Page:Babb Unabridged: collections on Zazzle New Products
The Family that Apprentices Together, Stays Together.
The only one of the 3 identified Devon Y-DNA lineages that is modern enough to be included in the available newspapers.com collection is that of the Falcons of Fremington, which is currently only as far back as 1844. The newspapers in this county go back as far as 1800, so there was adequate time to…
Thomas Babb (1791-1859) – Charged with Having Committed an Unnatural Crime
We pick up this scandal in 1818 in the town of Teignmouth. Before we begin, I should note that at that time this crime was punishable by death. I would like to tell you it made headlines in the The Exeter Flying Post or Trewman’s Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser but given the list of trials…
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. Get to know Edmund Pollexfen Bastard Thomas happens to be the son of the Lt-Col Thomas Babb that was featured here: