John Gosney Webb

1815–1887 (Age 72)
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Gosney

When John Gosney Webb was born on 28 July 1815, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Webb, was 28 and his mother, Mary Gosney, was 26. He married Harriet in 1838, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died in October 1887, in Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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John Gosney Webb
Marriage: 1838
Joseph Webb
Eleanor Webb
Harriet Webb
Caroline Webb
Joseph Webb
George Webb
Elizabeth Ann Webb
Mary A Webb
James Webb
Susan Webb

Spouse & Children

Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)


Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 18

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 28

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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