William Charles Hume Babington, 1870–1930 (aged 60 years)
|Birth|| March 1870
|Death of a mother||Ellen Sherry|
January 16, 1874 (aged 3 years)
|Death of a father||Daniel Buckley|
March 4, 1893 (aged 23 years) Age: 62
|Religious marriage||Mary Ann Ada Holder — View this family|
September 17, 1912 (aged 42 years)
Source: 'Mary Wade to Us' P 97 & BDM: 9733/1912
|Birth of a daughter||Mary Ellen Babington|
November 9, 1912 (aged 42 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Noreen Doris Babington|
December 26, 1914 (aged 44 years)
|Birth of a son||William Hume Babington|
June 1917 (aged 47 years)
|Birth of a son||Harry Daniel Babington|
June 5, 1919 (aged 49 years)
|Death|| July 31, 1930 (aged 60 years)|
Cemetery: Culcairn Cemetery, Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia
|Marriage||Marriage — October 25, 1857 — Albury, New South Wales, Australia|
|Religious marriage||Religious marriage — September 17, 1912 — Germanton, (now Holbrook), New South Wales, Australia|
|Marriage||Marriage — 1942 — Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia|
|Marriage||@'Mary Wade to Us' P 97 & BDM: 9733/1912@|
William was born in March 1870 in the home of his parents, Daniel and Ellen Buckley (nee Sherry) in Townsend Street Albury. In later years William has accepted his step-grandfathers name of Babington. Babington is the name he was married under and his children were given.
Williams mother Ellen, died in childbirth in January 1874, she was 39 years old, and William was only four years old at this time.
In the year of 1882 William’s father Daniel has placed his son then aged 12, with the Culnane family at Morven. It was not unusual in those times to be sent out to work from that age, Both the Buckley and Culnane families had a lot to do with horses, it appears that William has been sent there as an apprentice, working in the stables. William’s occupation when he was older was a Jockey and Groom. William continued his schooling at Morven until he turned 14 years old.
William rode in many local races he travelled the circuit around Victoria and in the late 1800’s he won the Mooney Valley Cup.
William was a kind and compassionate man, my mother Judy Babington said she loved to watch her father working with horses, his gentle hands, calm manner and voice were very soothing to a nervous or sick horse.
William married Mary Ann Ada Holder at Germanton (Holbrook) on the 17th of September 1912.
William had a perfect set of teeth, though he never used a tooth brush or tooth paste, he cleaned his teeth by chewing charcoal, then rinsing his mouth with water, he did this several times, twice a day.
William was a good Jockey, and like all Jockey’s he had to keep his weight down, the method the Jockey’s used in those early days was to make up their own Sauna by piling up a huge mound of horse manure out in the hot sun, inside it’s depths, the manure fermented, generating scalding heat. Riders dug holes in the surface and burrowed in, burying themselves up to the neck in the manure for extended periods. William was an asthmatic, his wife Mary, always believed it was caused by the many years of losing weight by this method.
William Babington died in his home at Morven on the 31st of July 1930, he was 60 years old. William’s coffin was carried from his home at Morven to the Culcairn cemetery in an open black carriage pulled by four Blood-Black Clydesdales.