Category Archives: Webb

Some family photos: Robbs and Webbs

My cousin Barbara and her husband Glyn have kindly sent me some scanned photos from the album of Barbara’s mother Grace (my dad’s older sister). Grace Mary Emily Robb was born in East Ham in 1921, the first child of … Continue reading

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Four generations of George Webbs

As I explained in my last post, I’ve come to the conclusion that my great grandfather, George Webb, born in 1874, was the son of George Webb (born 1844) and Elizabeth (1848) his wife, who lived in the Shadwell and … Continue reading

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More on the Webbs

I’ve written before about George Webb, the father of my grandmother (my father’s mother), Mary Emily Elizabeth (‘Polly’) Webb. The availability of more London parish records at Ancestry, and coming across a linked family tree at the same site, have … Continue reading

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Limehouse links

Three generations of my mother’s family were married at St. Anne’s, Limehouse. John Blanch and Keziah Holdsworth were married there on 5th July 1827. Twenty-one years later, on 30th October 1848, their daughter Mary Ann married Daniel Roe in the … Continue reading

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More on the marriage of Arthur Robb and ‘Polly’ Webb

Following up on this post, I’ve now obtained a copy of the marriage certificate  for my grandparents, Arthur Ernest Robb and Mary Emily Elizabeth (‘Polly’) Webb. They were married on 1st Mary 1920, in the parish church of East Ham. … Continue reading

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Marriage of Arthur Ernest Robb and Mary Emily Elizabeth Webb

I’ve just subscribed to The Genealogist and have already found one record that I’d failed to locate at Ancestry. My grandfather, Arthur Robb, and my grandmother, ‘Polly’ Webb, were married some time between April and June, 1920, in West Ham. … Continue reading

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The family of George Webb

This post will probably be of little interest to anyone besides me, as I’ve yet to come across anyone else who is researching the history of the Webb family. If anyone with an interest in the Webbs finds their way … Continue reading

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1911 census: the Webbs

To begin with I had some difficulty tracing the whereabouts in 1911 of the Webbs – the family of my father’s mother, Mary Emily Elizabeth Webb. In previous census records they are listed as living in Mile End Old Town, … Continue reading

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George Webb (born 1873-4)

My father, Peter Ernest Robb (born 1933), is the son of Arthur Ernest Robb (1897 – 1979) and Mary Emily Elizabeth (‘Polly’) Webb (1898 – 1965). My grandmother was the daughter of George and Mary (also known as ‘Polly’) Webb … Continue reading

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Richard Ellis: bankrupt – and more Blanch-Ellis connections

Every now and then the amateur family historian makes an exciting discovery entirely by accident. As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve been trying to trace the movements of the Roe and Blanch families in the 1850s and 1860s. I … Continue reading

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