Elizabeth Webster

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Webster was born about 1700, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Thomas Ascroft. She died in November 1799, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 100, and was buried in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ascroft
1696–1744
Elizabeth Webster
1700–1799
Clarice Ascroft
1730–
Jane Ashcraft
1733–
James Ashcroft
1734–
Henry Ashcroft
1738–
William Ascroft
1739–
Henry Ashcroft
1742–1803

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Elizabeth in entry for James Ascroft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Jane Ascroft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, from Middle English webbester ‘weaver’ (Old English webbestre ‘female weaver’). By the time of surname formation, the gender distinction of the -stre suffix had almost completely disappeared. Compare Webb , Webber , and Weaver .

History: The name Webster was brought to North America from England independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One John Webster settled in Ipswich, MA, in 1635; another John Webster (died 1661), ancestor of the lexicographer Noah Webster, emigrated to Cambridge, MA, c. 1631 and later became one of the founders of the colony of CT, of which he was appointed governor in 1656. Daniel Webster (1782–1852), politician and orator, was born in Salisbury, NH, a descendant of Thomas Webster, a prominent 17th-century citizen of Ipswich, MA, whose family had settled there around 1635, while he was still a child.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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