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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage[1]

Male 1791 - 1871  (79 years)

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  • Name Charles Babbage 
    Born 26 Dec 1791  Crosby Row, Walworth Road, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism 6 Jan 1792  St Mary, Newington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Charles Babbage baptism 1792
    Charles Babbage baptism 1792
    Gender Male 
    University 1810  University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Trinity and Peterhouse colleges 
    University 1814  University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    BA 
    University 1817  University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    MA 
    University 1828-1839  University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lucasian Professor of Mathematics 
    Census 1861  Dorset Street, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fundholder, age 69, head, widower 
    Census 1871  Dorset Street, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fundholder, widower, age 79, head 
    Died 18 Oct 1871  Dorset Street, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 24 Oct 1871  Kensal Green Cemetery, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Charles Babbage burial 1871
    Charles Babbage burial 1871
    Notes 
    Person ID I2894  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 30 May 2014 

    Father Benjamin Babbage,   b. 1753, Totnes, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Plumleigh "Betty" Teape,   b. 1759,   d. 1844  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F1118  Group Sheet

    Spouse Georgiana Whitmore,   b. 1792, Dudmaston Hall, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1827, Worcester, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1814  St Michael, Teignmouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "Soon after graduation in 1814, Babbage eloped with his fiancée, Georgina Whitmore, quarreling with his disapproving father, a wealthy banker. He married Georgiana Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Teignmouth, Devon in 1814, and then left Cambridge in 1815 to live in London. His father did not approve of the marriage. The couple lived happily at 5 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, London. They had seven children [?], but only three lived to adulthood. Sadly Charles' father, wife, and two sons all died in 1827 .Although he had married Georgiana Whitmore against his father's wishes he inherited a fortune from him, freeing him to indulge in his passion for mathematics and mechanics."
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Herschel Babbage,   b. 6 Aug 1815, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1878, St Mary's, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Charles Whitmore Babbage,   b. 22 Jan 1817,   d. 1827, Devonshire Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     3. Georgiana Whitmore Babbage,   b. 17 Jul 1818, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edward Stewart Babbage,   b. 15 Dec 1819, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1821, Marylebone Road, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Francis Moore Babbage,   b. 1 Jun 1821, Devonshire Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Devonshire Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Dugald Bromhead Babbage,   b. 13 Mar 1823, Marylebone Road, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1901, Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Maj Gen Henry Prevost Babbage,   b. 16 Sep 1824, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1918, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Alexander Forbes Babbage,   b. 1827,   d. 1827, Devonshire Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Charts
    The illustrious Blacketts and their link to Charles Babbage
    The illustrious Blacketts and their link to Charles Babbage
    Lord Blackett's great greatgrandfather William Whitmore had served in the Royal Navy and interested himself in inventions after retirement. The inventor of the calculating machine, Charles Babbage, married Whitmore's daughter, the sister of Patrick's great-grandmother. See http://goo.gl/OzL3p
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1114  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsUniversity - Trinity and Peterhouse colleges - 1810 - University of Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUniversity - BA - 1814 - University of Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUniversity - MA - 1817 - University of Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUniversity - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics - 1828-1839 - University of Cambridge Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Babbage c1850
    Charles Babbage c1850
    daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet
    Charles Babbage
    Charles Babbage

    Histories
    Charles Babbage - a short history
    Charles Babbage - a short history

  • Sources 
    1. [S2351] alumni i2894.

    2. [S5750] baptism i2894.

    3. [S5751] burial i2894.

    4. [S2425] marriage f1114.