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William George Webb - Family History

1873 M - WG Webb = C Carr (WG Webb Signature).jpg

 

 

William Web

=

Mary Cumber

 

Sarah Bisiker

=

William George Webb

=

Caroline Carr

 

William Webb

 

Caroline E Webb

 

 

Mary Ann Webb

 

Eliza Webb

 

 

Henry J Webb

 

Frederick J Webb

 

 

Edith Webb

 

Emily Webb

 

 

George Webb

 

Margaret Webb

 

 

Joseph Webb

 

Eleanor Webb

 

 

Arthur Webb

 

 

 

 

 

William G Webb was born in Ripley, Surrey on 9th May 1821 and christened at Send and Ripley, Surrey on 29th July 1821. His parents were listed as William Web (sic) and Mary.

 

In 1841 I have found William Webb as apprentice to Archibald Park, the second of the Park dynasty.

 

Census Extract 1841

HO107-667-6 Folio 15 - Page 21

Leonard Street, St Luke, London

Name

Age

Occupation

Born in County

Archibald Pack

40

Engraver

Yes

Sarah Pack

30

 

Yes

Alexander Pack

11m

 

Yes

Maria Prosser

20

 

Yes

In Separate rooms

 

 

 

William Webb

20

Apprentice

Yes

Maria Gordon

30

Female Servant

Yes

Emma Leaper?

15

Female Servant

Yes

 

William George Webb married Sarah Bisiker on 21st September 1845 at St John’s Church, Hackney.

 

1845 M - WG Webb = S Bisiker (Cut).jpg

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Johns, Hackney in the County of London

Date

Names

Age

Condition

Occupation

Abode

Father

Father’s Occupation

21st Sept

William George Webb

Full Age

Bachelor

Engraver

North Street

William George Webb

Wool Merchant

1845

Sarah Bisiker

Full Age

Spinster

 

North Street

William Bisiker

Butcher

 

Witness to the marriage above was one James Webb. Was this WG Webb’s uncle who was also in the printing business and agent to JK Green?

See James Webb’s Family here.

 

 

Census Extract 1851

HO107-1506 Folio  - Page

3 North Street, Hackney

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William Webb

Head

29

Engraver & Printer

Surrey

Sarah Webb

Wife

28

 

Middlesex

William Webb

Son

4

 

Middlesex

Mary Webb

Daughter

2

 

Middlesex

Sarah Webb

Daughter

5m

 

Middlsesex

 

By 1861 the William Webb and family had moved to 146 Old Street, St Luke, London

He was with his first wife, and more interestingly his mother-in-law was living with them.

 

Census Extract 1861

RG9-209 - Folio 153 - Page 14 - Schedule 45

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William Webb

Head

40

Engraver & Printer

Surrey, Ripley

Sarah Webb

Wife

38

 

Middlesex, St Luke

William Webb

Son

14

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Mary A Webb

Daughter

12

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Henry J Webb

Son

8

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

Edith Webb

Daughter

6

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

George Webb

Son

2

 

Middlesex, St Luke

Edith Bisiker

MiL

69

 

Herts, Stortfold?

 

On the 1871 Census he and his family still resided at 146 Old Street, St Luke, London

 

Census Extract 1871

RG10-411 - Folio 85 - Page 44 - Schedule 250

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William G Webb

Head

49

Engraver

Surrey, Ripley

Mary Ann Webb

Daughter

22

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Henry J Webb

Son

18

Printer

Surrey, Bermondsey

Edith Webb

Daughter

16

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

George Webb

Son

12

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Joseph Webb

Son

9

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Arthur Webb

Son

7

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Walter C Russell

Boarder

19

Cooper

Middlesex, St Luke

 

Also under the same address, but a separate dwelling was almost certainly William G Webb’s son, William.

 

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William Webb

Head

24

House Carpenter

Middlesex, Hackney

Sarah Webb

Wife

23

 

Middlesex, Limehouse

Sarah Webb

Daughter

2

 

Middlesex, Finsbury

William Webb

Son

10m

 

Middlesex, Finsbury

 

In 1881 William is still at 146 Old Street, but he has remarried.

Most likely he married Caroline Carr (Dec Quarter 1873 – Hackney 1b 704)

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Johns, Hackney in the County of London

Date

Names

Age

Condition

Occupation

Abode

Father

Father’s Occupation

30th October

William George Webb

Full Age

Widower

Engraver

Union Street

William Webb

Gentleman

1873

Caroline Carr

Full Age

Spinster

 ---do---

Union Street

William Bisiker

Plumber

 

Census Extract 1881

RG11-0368 - Folio 104 - Page 39

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

Will G Webb

Head

59

Printer

Ripley, Surrey

Caro Webb

Wife

38

Printer’s Wife

Stoke Newington, Middlesex

Henry J Webb

Son

28

Lithographic Printer

Bermondsey, Surrey

Edith Webb

Daughter

26

 

Bermondsey, Surrey

George Webb

Son

25

Goldsmith Jeweller

St Lukes

Joseph Webb

Son

19

Vellum Binder

St Lukes

Arthur Webb

Son

17

Printer’s Compositor

St Lukes

Caroline E Webb

Daughter

6

Scholar

St Lukes

Eliza Webb

Daughter

5

Scholar

St Lukes

Fred J Webb

Son

3

 

St Lukes

Emily Webb

Daughter

1

 

St Lukes

 

William G Webb died on 13th January 1890 aged 69. His son Arthur of Isledon Road, was the informant.

 

By 1891 William G Webb had died leaving behind a widow and many young children. Eleanor was the youngest at 4 years of age, therefore born around 1887, with William G Webb dying from no earlier than 1886 but before 1891. William G Webb was still fathering children at the age of 65.

I have found a record of death for William George Webb (Aged 69 - Mar Quarter 1890 – Holborn 1b 619). This is almost certainly the correct record.

 

Census Extract 1891

RG12-234 - Folio 69 - Page 5

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

Caro Webb

Head

46

Toy Shop Keeper

Stoke Newington, Middlesex

Edith Webb

St Daughter

36

 

Bermondsey, Surrey

Caroline E Webb

Daughter

16

 

St Lukes

Frederick J Webb

Son

13

 

St Lukes

Emily Webb

Daughter

11

 

St Lukes

Margaret Webb

Daughter

8

 

St Lukes

Eleanor Webb

Daughter

4

 

St Lukes

 

On the 1901 the family had split up and gone their separate ways. Caroline (aged 56) was living with her stepson Arthur Webb at 95 Ilsedon Road, Islington. Like his father Arthur had entered the printing trade and shown as a “Printer Compositor”. (RG13-199-Folio 127 Page 31/2)

 

Henry J Webb - Family History

1882 M - HJ Webb = E Carr (HJ Webb Signature).jpg

Henry J Webb was born in Bermondsey, Surrey 27th August 1852.

 

In 1857 WG Webb and his family moved to 49 Old Street, which was renumbered in 1861 to 146 Old Street.

 

Census Extract 1861

RG9-209 - Folio 153 - Page 14 - Schedule 45

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William Webb

Head

40

Engraver & Printer

Surrey, Ripley

Sarah Webb

Wife

38

 

Middlesex, St Luke

William Webb

Son

14

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Mary A Webb

Daughter

12

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Henry J Webb

Son

8

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

Edith Webb

Daughter

6

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

George Webb

Son

2

 

Middlesex, St Luke

Edith Bisiker

MiL

69

 

Herts, Stortfold?

 

Edith Bisiker was Sarah’s mother, born in Stortfold, Bedfordshire, under the name of Edith Slade.

 

On the 1871 Census he was still living with his parents and still at 146 Old Street, St Luke, London

 

Census Extract 1871

RG10-411 - Folio 85 - Page 44 - Schedule 250

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

William G Webb

Head

49

Engraver

Surrey, Ripley

Mary Ann Webb

Daughter

22

 

Middlesex, Hackney

Henry J Webb

Son

18

Printer

Surrey, Bermondsey

Edith Webb

Daughter

16

 

Surrey, Bermondsey

George Webb

Son

12

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Joseph Webb

Son

9

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Arthur Webb

Son

7

Scholar

Middlesex, St Luke

Walter C Russell

Boarder

19

Cooper

Middlesex, St Luke

 

In 1881 Henry is still at 146 Old Street with his father and newly married step-mother.

 

Census Extract 1881

RG11-0368 - Folio 104 - Page 39

146 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

Will G Webb

Head

59

Printer

Ripley, Surrey

Caro Webb

Wife

38

Printer’s Wife

Stoke Newington, Middlesex

Henry J Webb

Son

28

Lithographic Printer

Bermondsey, Surrey

Edith Webb

Daughter

26

 

Bermondsey, Surrey

George Webb

Son

25

Goldsmith Jeweller

St Lukes

Joseph Webb

Son

19

Vellum Binder

St Lukes

Arthur Webb

Son

17

Printer’s Compositor

St Lukes

Caroline E Webb

Daughter

6

Scholar

St Lukes

Eliza Webb

Daughter

5

Scholar

St Lukes

Fred J Webb

Son

3

 

St Lukes

Emily Webb

Daughetr

1

 

St Lukes

 

On 13th January 1890, at the age of 69, WG Webb died.

 

By 1891 Henry had married and had moved out of the family home. He now resided at 16 Central Street and operated as a newsagent.

(Marriage Record = Sep Quarter 1882 = Emma Ann Crossman – Shoreditch 1c 274)

 

1882 M - HJ Webb = E Carr (Cut).jpg

 

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Johns, Hackney in the County of London

Date

Names

Age

Condition

Occupation

Abode

Father

Father’s Occupation

19th Sep

Henry James Webb

30

Bachelor

Printer

St Mark Old Street

William George Webb

Engraver

1882

Emma Ann Crossman

23

Spinster

 

St Mark Old Street

William Henry Crossman

Tailor

 

Richard Speak was witness to the above marriage and appears below on the 1891 Census. Richard Speak’s father married Emma Crossman’s mother. Hence the Richard Speak shown above was actually Emma Webb’s cousin.

 

Census Extract 1891

RG12-232 - Folio 40 - Page 10

16 Central Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

Henry Webb

Head

38

Newsagent

Bermondsey

Emma Webb

Wife

38

 

St Luke

Clara Webb

Dau

10

 

St Luke

Henry J Webb

Son

7

 

St Luke

Sarah Edith Webb

Dau

5

 

St Luke

Charles Webb

Son

3

 

St Luke

Willm Webb

Son

11m

 

St Luke

Thomas Randall

Lodg

38

Painter

St Luke

Richd? Speak

Lodg

33

Bookmaker

 

 

By 1901 Henry had moved back to Old Street, now at number 124. Like his father he too had a large family.

 

Census Extract 1901

RG13-260 - Folio 84 - Page 1

124 Old Street, St Luke, London

Name

Relation to Head

Age

Occupation

Place of Birth

Henry Webb

Head

48

Juvenile Theatre Maker & Newsagent

St Luke

Emma Webb

Wife

43

 

St Luke

Clara Webb

Dau

20

Lady’s Mantle Finisher

St Luke

Henry Webb

Son

18

Stationers Assistant

St Luke

Edith Webb

Dau

15

Dressmaker

St Luke

Charles Webb

Son

13

 

St Luke

William Webb

Son

10

 

St Luke

Walter Webb

Son

8

 

St Luke

Elizabeth Webb

Dau

5

 

St Luke

Margaret Webb

Dau

3

 

St Luke

Baby Webb

Dau

2m

 

St Luke

 

Baby Webb was later christened Emily Lillian Frances Webb.

 

Laurie Webb, the great grandson of WG Webb helped with a great deal of the above information. Many thanks Laurie.