James Webb

Brief Life History 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 29. 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.

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James Webb
1837–before 1946
Hannah Webb
Marriage: 12 October 1859
Sophia Webb
Walter Webb
George Willis Webb
Susan Webb
John Webb
Charles Webb
Sarah Jane Webb

Sources (13)

  • James Webb in household of John Disbro, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Webb, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Webb in entry for Susan Webb, "England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983"

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World Events (8)


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

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

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.

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