James Webb

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

The Life Summary of James

When James Webb was born in 1837, in Litlington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Webb, was 28 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
1837–before 1946
Hannah Webb
1837–1913
Marriage: 12 October 1859
Sophia Webb
1860–
Walter Webb
1871–
George Willis Webb
1861–
Susan Webb
1864–
John Webb
1866–
Charles Webb
1868–
Sarah Jane Webb
1873–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1859
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843
    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

    English: occupational name for a weaver, from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine), probably used of both male and female weavers). 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 (see Webster , Webber and compare Weaver ).Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, cognates of 1, including Weber and Weberman.History: Richard Webb, a Lowland Scot, was an admitted freeman of Boston in 1632, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Webster
    Web
    Webber
    Webbe

    Sources (13)

    • James Webb in entry for George Willis Webb, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Webb in household of John Disbro, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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