Category Archives: Webb

Revisiting the Webb family

If you follow the links for the ‘Webb’ surname on this site, you’ll see the results of my often tortuous attempts to unravel the family history of my paternal grandmother, Mary Emily Elizabeth (Polly) Webb (1898 – 1968). I’ve traced the Webb … Continue reading

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The Webbs: from Westminster to Wapping

In the last post I explored the theory that my great great grandfather George Webb might have been born in Wapping in 1844, the son of another George Webb. In this post, I want to set down what I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Webbs of Wapping

In recent posts I’ve been trying to verify the origins of my great great grandfather George Webb – the father of my great grandfather, also George Webb (b. 1874). In the last post I explored the theory, which on the … Continue reading

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John Webb, cooper

As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is some evidence pointing to my great great grandfather, house decorator George Webb, being the son of cooper John Webb. I’m still not absolutely convinced of this connection, but here’s a reminder … Continue reading

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Richard Sawyer Webb

Continuing with my efforts to trace the history of Joseph Webb, who shared a house with my great grandfather George Webb, in the hope of discovering the nature of their relationship, I have been exploring the background of Joseph’s father, … Continue reading

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Joseph Webb (b. 1850), Bethnal Green carman

I’m still trying to discover more about the ancestry of my great grandfather George Webb (b. 1874). In the last few posts I’ve established some facts about his immediate family, but I’ve found it difficult to push the story back … Continue reading

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New information about George and Elizabeth Webb

Last week I received a comment on this blog from Patricia Tennent in Australia, who is a descendant of Alfred Webb, brother of the George Webb who I’m fairly convinced is my great grandfather (see these posts). Pat has sent … Continue reading

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