William James Webb

1788–
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England

The Life of William James

When William James Webb was born on 28 March 1788, in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, his father, William Webb, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Peer, was 35.

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William Webb
1750–1811
Elizabeth Peer
1753–1812
William Webb
1771–
Mary Webb
1772–
Ann Webb
1784–
Elizabeth Webb
1786–
Martha Webb
1786–
Sarah Webb
1787–
William James Webb
1788–
Ann Webb
1789–
Sarah Sophia Webb
1790–
William Webb
1790–
Catharine Webb
1791–
George Webb
1792–
John Webb
1794–1852

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

  • William Webb

    Male1771–Male

  • Mary Webb

    Female1772–Female

  • Female1784–Female

  • Female1786–Female

  • Martha Webb

    Female1786–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

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Age 1

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 35

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • William James Webb, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • William James Webb, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Wm. Jas. Webb, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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