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The Webbs

James Webb¹§ was born in London in about 1796, and married Mary Ann Burgess§ (born about 1800) on 11th Oct 1819 at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, London.
He was an engineer, and he died in early 1837, leaving his wife, Mary Ann about to give birth and with 6 children between the ages of 16 and 8. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Lambeth on 19th March 1837 (source: Parish Records). When he died the family were living at Vauxhall walk, Lambeth.
1841 census: Bond Street, Vauxhall, Mary Ann Webb aged 41 living with James (19, an engineer), William (16, MS), Mary-Ann (12), Thomas (10), George (7) and Edward (4) as well as James Weddell, an engineer aged 22.
They had 7 children:

1) Elizabeth Webb

Born: abt 1821 (1851 census = 30 yrs old), Hackney Middlesex
married
Edwin Parr (b. 1820 St Giles Middx) in 1848 (marriage ref Jun 1848 Lambeth 4 263)
1851 census living at 1a Pulford Street, St George Hanover Square, Westminster. He is a grocer. With them is William Webb, brother in law, aged 26, a shopman, also born Hackney.
Not found on
1861 census - went to Australia?

2) William Webb

Born: abt 1825 (1851 census = 26 yrs old), Hackney Middlesex
1841 census living at Bond Street, Vauxhall, Lambeth with his mother and siblings. His occupation is shown as M.S. (?)
1851 census living at 1a Pulford Street, St George Hanover Square, Westminster with sister Elizabeth and her husband Edwin Parr. He is a shopman.

3) Thomas Edward Burgess Webb

Born: 1829, Lambeth, Surrey. He has a whole page to himself as his family is so large!

4) George Burgess Webb

Christened: 12th October 1834, Saint Mark, Kennington, London, England (source: IGI)
1851 census working as a servant - a warehouse boy at 18 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, working for a pawnbroker.
married Ellen Tyler Sept 26 1859 St Martin in the Fields
Not found on 1861 census

1871 census - at 37 Ford's Buildings Battersea - George = stoker, with wife Ellen, and children Ellen M, George B, Emma M, William and Jane R.

Had another child, Bessie, then emigrated to New Zealand shortly afterwards with their children
(in photo, named on the reverse as: George, Nellie, Will, Rosina, Emmie and Bessie.)


5) Mary Ann Margaret Webb

Born 1826 / 1827 - aged 34 on the 1861 census, a dressmaker, living with her brother Thomas, his wife and children at Falcon Road Battersea. Not found afterwards.

6) Edward John Burgess Webb (Ned)

Shown in the photo to the left

Christened 16th April 1837, Saint Mary, Lambeth, London, England. This was a tragic time for his family: his baptism record shows his father as "James, engineer, (dec?)" and indeed, burial records show that James was buried on 19th March that same year. At the time, the family was living at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth. (source: Parish Records)
1851 census living with his aunt Margaret and grandmother Margaret at 1 Arthur Street , Tower Hamlets Hackney. He is a scholar and they are laundresses.
1861 census living with his aunts Margaret and Susan Burgess at 1 Arthur Street, Tower Hamlets Hackney. He is a coppersmith and they are laundresses.
Married
Jane Hill late in 1862 and had 5 children (source: 1881 census) (sent for marr cert 20/11/04)
Living 28 Lavender Villas Battersea at birth of son Edward in 1864.
1871 census: a coppermith living Enfield Terrace, George Street, Romford, London with wife Jane and Edward, Margaret, William and Jessie
1881 census he is a coppersmith, aged 46, living at 156 Meyrick Road, Battersea, Surrey, with wife Jane and children Edward, Margaret, William, Jessie and George.
1891 census: living at 13 St Ann's Road with wife Jane and children Margaret, William, Jessie and George. On Wandsworth 1894 map! Where is son Edward?
1901 census: aged 64, still coppersmith, living 13 St Ann's Rd Battersea with wife Jane
Moved around a lot because of his job?
Their children:

1. Edward Burgess Webb Have birth cert. B. 3 May 1864, 28 Lavender Villas Battersea. Ticketwriter aged 16 on 1881 census
2.
Margaret Webb born about 1865, Clerkenwell, Middlesex (Maggie - photo on the right)
On 1891 census she is a dressmaker
3.
William Webb born about 1869 Kennington, Surrey
On 1891 census he is a brass finisher
4.
Jessie Jane Webb born 1870 Romford, Essex, who married Walter Edward Toy (have marr cert)
On 1891 census she is a dressmaker
On 1901 census
5.
George Webb born about 1875, Battersea
On 1891 census he is a clerk, single, living with his parents and siblings.
On 1901 census he is a clerk, married to
Florence (aged 23 = 1878, born Croydon) at Wansunt (?) Villa, near Station Road, Crayford, Kent with boarders Edward Oake, Alfred Jones and Herbert Sortwell, Edward and Herbert are engineer fitters, Alfred is an engineer turner. Possibly Florence Ann Somerville marr ref: 1898 Sept Wandsworth 1d 1038 Found her in 1891 census - her age and place of birth match.

7) James Webb² §

Born: approx. 1822, Hackney, Middlesex
Married Phoebe Moss on 15 Aug 1847
Address on
1851 census: York Road, Battersea. He was 29 and an engineer living there with his wife, Phoebe and their children James and Phoebe plus his brother, Thomas, aged 21.
Address on
1861 census: 4(?) York Road Terraces Battersea. He was 39 and an engineer living there with his wife, Phoebe and their children James, Phoebe, Mary Ann, Alfred, Elizabeth and Ellen.

Living at 8 York Road Terraces Battersea at birth of Amelia in
1862 and of Edmund in 1868.
James died aged 47 on 26th April
1868 of disease of the bladder. His occupation is shown as Foreman at a Candle Factory. The death was registered by Geo Webb 37 Fords Buildings Battersea. (George Burgess Webb, his brother)

Married to
Phoebe Moss §(Webb):
Born: approx. 1828, Sutton-At-Hone Kent, daughter of
David Moss§, deceased at the time of her marriage, a miller. Her mother was Phebe§. She had a sister, Ellenor Moss, who married William Tilly and with whom her teenage daughters Phoebe, Bessie and Mary Ann went to live. (Source: marriage certs, census and IGI) William Tilly died 6th December 1886 at 15 North Street aged 62.
Phoebe Moss married James Webb on 15 Aug 1847.
She has no occupation on the 1851 census, but on the 1861 census she is listed as a Ladies Wardrobe!
She was illiterate - did not sign Frederick William's birth certificate
Phoebe remarried after James' death, in 1870. Her second husband's name was
Henry Mayo, a widower who was a General Dealer. His father was William Mayo, same occupation.

Their nine children:

1) Phoebe Webb (Hosford)

Born: 3rd Jun 1850
Christened: 30 Jun 1850 Battersea St Mary
Died: 2 Mar 1914
Source: IGI Batch/film no:PO15551 Serial sheet:7631

1871 census living at 15 North Street aged 14, a dress maker, as niece of William Tilly, a builder master employing 27 men and 3 boys, along with Mary Ann, a domestic servant and Bessie, a scholar.

1881 census - boarding at 49 Ebury Street, London (with sister Ellen, plus Edith Dyke), working as dressmaker, unmarried
? 1901 census shows her as 48 which would make her birth 1853
Married
Henry Hosford on 31st March 1888 in St Peter's Pimlico, Middlesex, London. See marriage certificate here.Who is George Hunter (witness)?
1891 census - living at 49 Ebury Street with husband Henry Hosford and sisters Ellen and Emile (sic). It looks like they also had a servant, Caroline King, aged 30, born Cambridge.
At 1901 census living with Henry & son William (b. 1894) & Ellen & Amelia at 17 Ilminster Gardens.

Died aged 63, a widow, as Henry had died in 1905.
Lived 17 Ilminster Gardens, Clapham Common until her death. Quotation from wills information at the Family records office:
Administration London 29 December to William Henry Hosford private Royal Army Medical Corps. Effects £222 7s.

2)Ellen Louisa Webb (Nellie)

Born: 14th July 1859
Christened: 21 Aug 1859, St Mary, Battersea
1881 census - boarding at 49 Ebury Street, London (with sister Phoebe, plus Edith Dyke), working as dressmaker's assistant, unmarried, aged 21
Was left £20 in her aunt
Ellenor Tilly's will in 1895.
? 1901 census has her as single, living with the Hosfords in Ilminster Gardens, age 38 - would make her born in 1863
Married
William Robert Stringer in April/May/June 1901 in Wandsworth and later they went to live in Southsea.

Died: 30 Jun 1927, aged 68

3) Amelia Webb (Minnie)

Born: 12 Aug 1862 8 York Road Terraces Battersea
Christened: 5 Sep 1862
Died: 18 May 1942
Source: IGI Batch/film no:PO15551 Serial sheet:10934
Lived with Phoebe, her sister at 17 Ilminster Gardens, Clapham Common
1881 census living at 133 Lavender Rd Battersea with her brother Frederick, as granddaughter of Elizabeth Fisher, working as boxmaker
Was left £20 in her aunt
Ellenor Tilly's will in 1895
? 1901 census has her as 32 last birthday = 1869 birth

Went to live in Essex - address at death 17 Albany Road Romford, Essex. Quotation from wills information at the Family records office: Probate Llandudno 20 July to William Henry Hosford lecturer. Effects £1038 3s 3d
Aged 80 when died. Buried at Wandsworth cemetery. Same grave as her nephew, William (?).
Known as Minnie


4)Elizabeth Webb (Bessie)

Born: 9th March 1857 Surrey, Wandsworth
Christened: 5 Apr 1857
Died: 22 Jan 1938 aged 81
Lived with foster parents Mr and Mrs Tilly as a child who subsequently left their money to her. Lived at 39a Geraldine Road, Wandsworth. (source: Aunt Bessie 06/2000) [actually the Tillys were her aunt and uncle - Mrs
Ellenor Tilly (née Moss) was her mother's sister]
1871 census living at 15 North Street aged 14, a scholar, as niece of William Tilly a builder master employing 27 men and 3 boys, along with Mary Ann, a domestic servant and Phoebe a dress maker.
1881 census living at 15 North Road aged 28 as niece of William Tilly (builder), also with Mary Ann, both domestic servants

1891 census living as a domestic assistant at 7 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with Ellenor Tilly who is now a widow, and with Mary Ann, also a domestic assistant.

Was left everything in her aunt Ellenor Tilly's will in 1895 - around £6000.

1901 census living at 39a Geraldine Road, Battersea, aged 44 'living on own means' with Mary Ann, 'companion', aged 48.

1911 census living at 39a Geraldine Road, Battersea, with Mary Ann.

Bessie Webb at Southsea with her niece Bessie Lopez and her two great nieces in about 1932:

At her death in 1938 she was living at 63 Geraldine Road Wandsworth.

Quotation from wills information at the Family records office: Probate London 23 February to George Gale company director Arthur Webb managing director and Edward Percy Williams solicitor. Effects £7062 10s. 4d.

5) Mary Ann Webb (Polly)

Born: 11th Sept 1852, Battersea
Christened: 17 Oct 1852, Battersea St Mary's
Source: IGI Batch/film no:PO15551 Serial sheet:8321
Died: 11 Mar 1921 Aged 69 when died. Photo of grave
1871 census living at 15 North Street, a domestic servant as niece of
William Tilly a builder master employing 27 men and 3 boys, Phoebe a dress maker and Bessie, a scholar.
1881 census living at 15 North Road aged 28 as niece of William Tilly (builder), also with Elizabeth (Bessie), both domestic servants

1891 census - living as a domestic assistant at 7 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with Ellenor Tilly who is now a widow, and with Elizabeth, also a domestic assistant.

Was left £50 in her aunt Ellenor Tilly's will in 1895.


1901 census: aged 48, single, living with Elizabeth (Bessie) at 39a Geraldine Road, Wandsworth, profession - companion

At her death in 1921 she was living at 63 Geraldine Road Wandsworth (with sister Bessie). Quotation from wills information at the Family records office: Administration London 10 December to Elizabeth Webb spinster. Effects £107 16 s. 3d.
[Buried with Edith Mary Dyke who died 3/4/1910 - who is she?
Edith Mary Dyke at 1901 census: single, aged 37, dressmaker, living 13 Wellington Sq Chelsea with sibling]

6) Alfred Webb

Born: 4th Feb 1855
Christened: 4 Mar
1855, Battersea St Mary
1871 census living with brother James and his wife Mary Ann at 22 Benfield Street. Both men are factory labourers.
1881 census - possibly him living as lodger at 23 Pear Tree Street, London, aged 26, unmarried, working as a Clothworker in the wool cloth manufacturing industry


7)
Frederick William Webb§

Born: 2 Jul 1865, York Road, Battersea
Christened: 10 Sep
1865, St Mary, Battersea

Address at birth (1865):
York Road, Battersea, WANDSWORTH
1881 census living at 133 Lavendar Road, Battersea, with Amelia and their god? grand?mother Elizabeth Fisher aged 46, born Thornton, Bucks. Nurse & widow.
Married
Alice Alexander at St Peter's Pimlico Parish Church, on 9th April 1887 - address Ebury Street (both parties), he was a carpenter at the time. Witnesses W. Alexander, E.L. Webb [his sister Nellie] and N McKinna?
1901 census - aged 34 - living at 19 Somerley Street, Wandsworth, Laundryman Wash, at home with Alice, Frederick & Edward (sons)
1911 census - aged 34 - living at 19 Somerley Street, Wandsworth, Laundryman Wash, at home with Alice, Frederick & Edward (sons)
Died: 1st Dec
1947 aged 82. Interred at Wandsworth cemetery, grave no 576442

Married to Alice Alexander§

8) Edmund Webb

Born: 15 Feb 1868, 8 York Road Terrace, Battersea. His father was an engineer journeyman on his birth certificate.
Christened: 12 Apr
1868, Battersea St Mary
Died: 1st Sept
1869 age 1 year 6 months, of inflammation of the lungs. A neighbour, Emily Tidbury, registered the death the following day.

9) James Webb

Born: 6th March 1848
Christened: 7 May
1848, Battersea St Mary

living with parents James and Phoebe on the 1851 and 1861 censuses.
1871 census: living 22 Benfield Street with wife Mary Ann and brother Alfred. Both men are factory labourers.
Died?
? Owned a theatre in Australia