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Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Arthur Wellesley Wellington Babington R.N.,


Date of Seniority Royal Navy 5 July 1841


Arthur Wellesley Wellington Babington was born in Ireland c. 1818, the son of Thomas Babington. He married Mary Lloyd at Holy Trinity Cork on 13 November 1851.


QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications M.R.C.S. Eng. 1839; L.A.H. Dublin 1840 [1]


STAFF SURGEON

He was appointed Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy on 03 July 1841.[2]


CHINA MEDAL

He was on the list of seamen and marines entitled to the China Medal for H.M. Barracouta 1856 - 1860. [3]


DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL

He was appointed Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets on 21 August 1857 [4]


NAVAL APPOINTMENT

He was appointed to H.M.S. Cadmus in 1860[5]


SURGEON SUPERINTENDENT CONVICT SHIP

He was appointed Surgeon-Superintendent to the convict ship York in 1862 [6]

The York departed Portsmouth in September 1862 and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 31 December 1862.


NAVAL APPOINTMENTS

In 1865 he was appointed to H.M.S. Hawke. In 1870 he was Staff Surgeon appointed to H.M.S. Britannia -[7]


1871 CENSUS

The 1871 Census records him residing at Dartmouth with his wife Mary, daughters Mary age 17 and Albinia age 11 and son Percival age 5.


DEATH

Arthur Wellesley Wellington Babington died at Midland Road Bedford on 12 April 1877, his former address being Clissold road Stoke Newington, Co. Middlesex. [8]


NOTES AND LINKS

1). The Navy List


REFERENCES

[1] The Medical Directory for Ireland 1860 (Ancestry)

[2] National Archives

[3] Ancestry.com. UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls

[4] National Archives

[5] The Medical Directory for Ireland 1860 (Ancestry)

[6] Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal, Volume 18

[7] The London and Provincial Medical Directory

[8] Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar -Index of Wills and Administrations