William Webb

1750–1811 (Age 61)
Northill, Bedfordshire, England

The Life of William

William Webb was born about 1750, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Peer on 7 September 1783, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 28 July 1811, at the age of 61, and was buried in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Webb
Elizabeth Peer
Marriage: 7 September 1783
William Webb
Mary Webb
Ann Webb
Elizabeth Webb
Martha Webb
Sarah Webb
William James Webb
Ann Webb
Sarah Sophia Webb
William Webb
Catharine Webb
George Webb
John Webb

Spouse & Children

7 September 1783
Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


  • William Webb


  • Mary Webb


  • Female1784–Female

  • Female1786–Female

  • Martha Webb


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 2

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 4

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 20

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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)

  • Wm Webb in entry for George Webb, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Wm Webb in entry for Sarah Sophia Webb, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • William Webb in entry for Anne Webb, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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