Lydia Bates was born 9 May 1806 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Bates (c1772-1836) and Ann Griffin (1784-1864) and died 6 April 1867 Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes.
Daughter of a convict who became a soldier and granddaughter of a another soldier. Her mother who was a soldier's daughter was also a midwife.
Change of surname of daughters:
- Mary Ann Stewart married Edward Borton in 1848