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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Family Time Line

John Gosney Webb
1815–1887
Harriet
1821–
Marriage: 1838
Joseph Webb
1836–1837
Eleanor Webb
1843–
Harriet Webb
1854–
Caroline Webb
1857–
Joseph Webb
1837–1881
George Webb
1840–1879
Elizabeth Ann Webb
1845–1917
Mary A Webb
1847–
James Webb
1849–
Susan Webb
1851–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1838
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (6)

1823

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.
1843

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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