Samuel Babbington

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Samuel Babbington probably was born in Europe and before 1690. Perhaps he came to America to serve in the British army about 1711. By 1715, he was identified as a lieutenant and was living in Albany.

In November 1711, his name was on a list of lieutenants who had been sent to America from England "for the late expedition." A month later, he was identified as a lieutenant who had been involved in "defence of the frontiers last winter." In 1714, he was among the lieutenants scheduled to be paid for service on the Canada expedition. In 1738, a "Sam'll Babbington" was on a roster of an Albany militia company.

In October 1715, he petitioned the city council for a plot on the north side of the Beaverkill. He also asked to rent some "bush land" adjoining the path leading to the mill of Frederick Visgers. In March 1716, he asked to rent fifteen acres on the "Flatts of Evert Wendell."

In 1716, he was appointed sheriff of Albany city and county by the provincial government. In 1719, he was replaced by Gerrit Van Schaick.

In 1720, he was identifed as a freeholder living in the third ward.

His wife was named Elsie. Their two daughters were christened at the Albany Dutch church in 1716 and 1722.

In 1716, a petition for vacant land beyond Albany initiated in June 1714 was approved by the provincial Council. His wife Elsie also was named on the title.

Samuel Babbington was last heard from in Albany in October 1733 when the house he "formerly owned" was referenced by the city council.


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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Samuel Babbington is CAP biography number 7186. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.




first posted: 6/20/07