Babington, Hume Blackley (1871-1934)

Hume Blackley Babington was a master mariner. He lived at 2029 Pendrell Street from 1903 to 1911.

He was born in Birkinhead, near Liverpool, England on October 1871. His father was James Boyle Babington (1841-1897), who was also a master mariner and estate agent. His mother was Elizabeth Blackley (1842-1914).

While the family was in England, James was associated with the Inman line of steamships running between Liverpool and New York.

The Babingtons first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1888, living on West 10th Avenue near Ontario Street.

James died in Vancouver on July 19, 1897. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Elizabeth died in Prince Rupert, British Columbia on September 30, 1915. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

By 1901, Hume was living at an unnumbered address on Beach Avenue. He was the captain of the steamship “Lois.”

“Lois” - detail from Vancouver City Archives - Bo P260 - Barque Inch Keith being towed by the tugboat Lois from Hastings Sawmill - 1893; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/barque-inch-keith-being-towed-by-tugboat-lois-from-hastings-sawmill;rad

“Lois” – detail from Vancouver City Archives – Bo P260 – Barque Inch Keith being towed by the tugboat Lois from Hastings Sawmill – 1893; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/barque-inch-keith-being-towed-by-tugboat-lois-from-hastings-sawmill;rad

Hume was the captain of ships along the British Columbia coast.

Before the First World War, he moved to Prince Rupert. Along with several other people, he established the Rupert Marine Iron Works, which operated a series of tow-boats.

About 1922, he retired and moved to Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, where he operated a boathouse and repair shop. He became president of the Saanich Board of Trade and vice-president of the Associated Boards of Trade of Vancouver Island. He was also a member of the Pacific Club. He belonged to the B.C. Rabbit Breeders’ Association. He was a director of Victoria Wineries, and a manager of the Brentwood Athletic Building Company.

By 1928, he was retired and living in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island.

It appears that he did not marry.

Hume died at Sidney, British Columbia on October 22, 1934. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Hum had a sister named Evoryna May Babington. She was born on September 2, 1882 in Birkinhead district, Cheshire, England.

On March 15, 1911, in Vancouver, Evoryna married Norman Robert Broadhurst. He was born on October 13, 1877 in California, probably in Riverside. His father was John C Broadhurst; his mother was Martha M. Trader.

Norman died in Victoria, British Columbia, on February 7, 1966.

Evoryna died in Saanich, British Columbia, on April 28, 1974.

Norman and Evoryna had a daughter named Evoryna Babington Brodhurst. She was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia on December 30, 1915. She married George Newell Kirkpatrick. She died in Victoria, British Columbia on November 17, 1985.

 

Sources

James Boyle Babington (father of Hume Blackley Babington)

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FBFK-N22 : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington, 24 Nov 1870; citing Cheshire, England, ; FHL microfilm 1895083.

“England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FB7H-72N : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Bebington and Elizabeth Blackley, 24 Nov 1870; citing Cheshire, England, item 3; FHL microfilm 1885411.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQG4-SDD : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington and Elizabeth Blackley, 25 Nov 1870, Marriage; citing item 3 p 92, Holy Trinity, Chester, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2068300.

“England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D2L-G1Q : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington, 1870.

Inman Line, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inman_Line.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKS-1QF : accessed 04 May 2014), J B Babington, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2X-8N5 : accessed 04 May 2014), J B Babington, 19 Jul 1897; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13092, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927120.

Vancouver Daily World, July 20, 1897, page 8: “Many will learn with regret of the death of Capt. J.B. Babington, of the steamer Agnes, whose demise occurred on Monday at his residence on Mount Pleasant. The deceased gentleman, who leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss, was for many year prior to coming to this city, connected with the Inman line of steamers running between Liverpool and New York.”

Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, July 20, 1897, page 8: “The sad death took place last night of Capt. J.B. Babington, of Mount Pleasant. The deceased was well known and has resided in the City for over ten years. He was formerly connected for a long time with the Inman line of steamers running between New York and Liverpool and since living here has been owner and captain of the steamer Agnes. The deceased leaves a widow and two children, who have the sympathy of a large number of friends. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.”

Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, July 21, 1897, page 8: “The funeral of the late Capt. J.B. Babington will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the family residence, Tenth avenue. Rev. L.N. Tucker will officiate.”

Vancouver Daily World, July 21, 1897, page 8: “The funeral of the late Capt. J.B. Babington occurred from his residence on Mount Pleasant this afternoon, Rev. L.N. Tucker officiating.”

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 35288489, Captain James B Babington, Birth: unknown; Death: Jul. 19, 1897; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: OLD/1/03/022/0016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35288489.

British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files, GR-1415, Babington  , James Boyle, http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-1F938CE/view/TextualRecords/find%2Bbabington%2B%2B%2B%2B/6#1; First page of file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31814-13799-81?cc=2014768&wc=M69N-S29:332530701,332530502,332536101; last page of file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-31814-13480-62?cc=2014768&wc=M69N-S29:332530701,332530502,332536101.

“Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ5N-DJJ : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington, 19 Jul 1897; citing 00016, 005014917, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 101003. “Babington James Boyle [281] 6 November Administration (with the Will) of the Estate of James Boyle Babington late of Vancouver British Columbia Master Mariner who died 19 July 1897 granted at Dublin to David L.J. Babington Solicitor Effects £105 (Limited)”

 

Elizabeth Blackley (mother of Hume Blackley Babington)

Social and personal column, Vancouver Province, March 17, 1906, page 4: “Mrs. Babington, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Babington, returned Monday from a five-month’s visit to Southern California.”

Vancouver Province, July 22, 1910, page 5: “Mrs. Babington, who has been staying recently at Earl’s Court, left early in the week for California, where she will stay for an indefinite time with her sister, Mrs. Carragher.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2S-ZLB : accessed 04 May 2014), Elizabeth Babbington, 30 Sep 1915; citing Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13113, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927141.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 26263493, Elizabeth Babington; Birth: unknown; Death: Sep. 30, 1915; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: OLD/1/03/022/0015; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26263493.

 

Hume Blackley Babington

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XWB-VV2 : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume Blackley Babington, 1871.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J7LS-XRG : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume Blackley Babington, 26 Jun 1872; citing , reference 245; FHL microfilm 1656604.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3NG-1L4 : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume Blackley Babington, 26 Jun 1872, Christening; citing item 5 p 245, St Catherine, Tranmere, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1656604.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X317-9H6 : accessed 04 May 2014), Hame B Babington in household of George Tinkler, Chester St Martin, Cheshire, England; citing “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 11/, p. , The National Archives of the UK, Public Record Office, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-W1S : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume B Babbington in household of Norman Broadhurst, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX4B-V8Q : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume Babington, 1928.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGP-W4B : accessed 04 May 2014), Hume Blackley Babington, 22 Oct 1934; citing Saanich, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13151, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952857.

“Capt. H.B. Babington Passed Away To-day,” Victoria Times, October 22, 1934, page 15.

“Death Removes H.B. Babington; Popular Resident of Brentwood Passes Away After Brief Illness,” Victoria Daily Colonist, October 23, 1934, page 3.

“Late Captain Well Known; Capt. H.B. Babington Served at Sea and Retired to Brentwood; For many years the late Capt. H.B. Babington, who passed away at Resthaven early yesterday morning, was a well-known ship master of the coast, and following his retirement from the sea some years ago, became active in several Vancouver Island societies,” Victoria Times, October 23, 1934, page 16.

Hume Blackley Babington, death notice, Victoria Times, October 23, 1934, page 9.

Hume Blackley Babington, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 23, 1934, page 16.

“Capt. H.B. Babington Passed Away Monday,” Vancouver Province, October 23, 1934, page 18.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 26303834, Hume B. Babington; Birth: unknown; Death: Oct. 22, 1934; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Plot: OLD/1/03/022/0014; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26303834.

 

Evoryna May Babington (sister of Hume Blackley Babington)

“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XK4-L2F : accessed 04 May 2014), Evoryna May Babington, 1882.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NY88-XXX : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington in entry for Lavarnia May Babington, 29 Oct 1882; citing S John Egremont, Chester, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1655857 IT 4.

“England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQN6-XHW : accessed 04 May 2014), Lavarnia May Babington, 29 Oct 1882, Christening; citing item 4 p 10, St John, Liscard, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 1655857.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J72G-QH7 : accessed 04 May 2014), James Boyle Babington in entry for Lavarnia May Babington, 1882; citing Egremont, Cheshire, England, reference p10 n73; FHL microfilm 1655857.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-WBT : accessed 04 May 2014), Norman Broadhurst, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 20, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

Social and personal, Vancouver Province, December 2, 1910, page 5: “Miss Babington is staying for a few weeks with Mrs. Noel Humphreys.”

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6P7-3PW : accessed 04 May 2014), Norman R Broadhurst in household of Martha Broadhurst, Riverside, San Bernardino, California, United States; citing sheet 442B, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Social and personal, Vancouver Province, March 16, 1911, page 5: “An interesting wedding took place in St. Paul’s Church last evening when Miss Evoryna May Babington was united in marriage to Mr. Norman Robert Brodhurst of Prince Rupert. The ceremony, which took place at 7:30 o’clock, was performed by Rev. Mr. Chadwick. The bride was attended Miss Katherine Pugh and Mr. R.J, Casement was best man. After the ceremony the bridal party was entertained to supper by Mrs. Noel Humphrys at her residence on Broughton street. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Brodhust took the boat for Prince Rupert where they will live.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTR-PM1 : accessed 04 May 2014), Norman Robert Brodhurst, 07 Feb 1966; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13276, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033800.

Norman Robert Brodhurst, death notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, February 11, 1966, page 25: “Brodhurst – Norman Robert Brodhurst, at Sidney, B.C., on February 7th, 1966, in his 89th year. Survived by his wife, his daughter, Mrs. George Kirkpatrick and two grandchildren.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBK-Z76 : accessed 04 May 2014), Evoryna May Brodhurst, 28 Apr 1974; citing Saanich, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13332, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050287.

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