Joseph Webb

Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Webb was born on 11 June 1837, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Gosney Webb, was 21 and his mother, Harriet, was 16. He married Mary Ann Proctor on 17 June 1860, in St Pancras Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1881, in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 42.

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Joseph Webb
Mary Ann Proctor
Marriage: 17 June 1860
John Proctor Webb
William W Webb
Harry Webb
Helena Webb
Elizabeth Webb
Samuel James Webb

Spouse & Children

17 June 1860
St Pancras Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)


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

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)

  • Joseph Webb in household of John Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Webb in household of John Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Webb, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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