James Webb

1837–1946 (Age 109)
Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Webb was born in 1837, in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Webb, was 27 and his mother, Elisabeth Desborough, was 28. He married Hannah Webb on 12 October 1859. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died before 1946, at the age of 108.

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Family Time Line

James Webb
Hannah Webb
Marriage: 12 October 1859
Sophia Webb
Walter Webb
George Willis Webb
Susan Webb
John Webb
Charles Webb
Sarah Jane Webb

Spouse and Children

12 October 1859


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster.2 Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Webb in household of John Disbro, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • James Webb in household of Edward Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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