Hugo’s Toy Theatre

James Webb - Family History

 

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James Webb

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Edith?

Elizabeth Webb

Walter James Webb

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Amy ?

 

James Webb was John Redington’s agent for many years from the mid 1850’s to 1876 when the latter died.

 

The 1841 Census found James Webb and his wife Edith at Brick Lane

 

Census Extract 1841

HO107-668-6 Folio 17 - Page 25

Brick Lane, St Lukes, London

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County

James Webb

35

Theatrical Pr’t M

Yes

Edith Webb

23

Yes

 

They are still at Brick Lane in 1851, at number 75.

 

Census Extract 1851

HO107-1521  Folio 226 - Page ?

75 Brick Lane, St Lukes, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

James Webb

Head

46

Juvenile Theatrical Maker

Middlesex, Whitechapel

Edith Webb

Wife

33

Middlesex, Cripplegate

 

 

From the parish records of St Luke, Old Street, Finsbury, London, James and Edith Webb’s children were christened:-

 

Elizabeth Webb born 15th October 1855, was christened on 4th November 1855.

Walter James Webb was born on 11th July 1861 and christened one month later on 11th August 1861.

 

The 1861 Census was taken just before Walter James Webb was born. James Webb his wife Edith and daughter Elizabeth were still at 75 Brick Lane.

 

Census Extract 1861

RG9-203 Folio 7 - Page ?

75 Brick Lane, St Lukes, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

James Webb

Head

56

Tobacconist

Middlesex, Whitechapel

Edith Webb

Wife

43

Middlesex, St Lukes

Eliz’h. Webb

Daughter

5

Middlesex, St Lukes

 

In 1862 Brick Lane was re-named as Central Street. So in 1871 the Census found them in the same abode, but with the new address of 16 Central Street.

 

Census Extract 1871

RG10-401 Folio 28 - Page 50

16 Central Street, St Lukes, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

James Webb

Head

66

Toy Seller

Middlesex, Whitechapel

Edith Webb

Wife

53

Middlesex, Cripplegate

Eliz. Webb

Daughter

15

Binder of Collars

Middlesex, St Lukes

Walter J Webb

Son

9

Scholar

Middlesex, St Lukes

 

By the time the 1881 Census was taken James Webb appears to have given up the toy seller and taken up as a general shopkeeper. They were still at 16 Central Street, St Lukes.

 

Census Extract 1881

RG11-0363 Folio 54 - Page 44

16 Central Street, St Lukes, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

James Webb

Head

75

Shop Keeper

Middlesex, Whitechapel

Edith Webb

Wife

63

Middlesex, Cripplegate

Eliz. Webb

Daughter

25

Machinist

Middlesex, St Lukes

Walter J Webb

Son

19

Packer

Middlesex, St Lukes

 

No sign of them could be found in the 1891 Census. Therefore they had probably died. I have located two possible entries which may account for their deaths thus:-

 

James Webb – Dec Quarter 1881 aged 77 Holborn 1b 514

Edith Webb - Mar Quarter 1886 aged 68 Holborn 1b 685

 

James’s children still lived locally in 1891.

 

Census Extract 1891

RG12-169 Folio 23 - Page 42

66 Packington Street, Islington, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

Elizabeth Webb

Lodger

34

Sewing Machinist

Middlesex, St Lukes

 

Census Extract 1891

RG12-167 Folio 55 - Page 53

32 Noel Street, Islington, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

Walter J Webb

Head

29

Warehouseman

London, St Lukes

Amy Webb

Wife

28

Warwick’s, Birmingham

Edith C Webb

Daughter

1

London, Clerkenwell

 

Census Extract 1901

RG13-189 Folio 46 - Page 16

44 Noel Street, Islington, London

Name

Relation to Head of Household

Age

Occupation

Where Born

Walter J Webb

Head

39

General Labourer

London, St Lukes

Amy Webb

Wife

37

London, Clerkenwell

Edith C Webb

Daughter

14

School Girl

London, Clerkenwell

Gennie G Webb

Daughter

9

School Girl

London, Islington

Mona B Webb

Daughter

7

School Girl

London, Islington

Walter R Webb

Son

3

London, Islington