Category Archives: Webb

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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Birth certificate for Mary Emily Elizabeth Webb

More confirmation arrived in the post today – this time of the French-Webb connection on my dad’s (Robb) side of the family – in the form of a copy of my grandmother Mary Emily Elizabeth (‘Polly’) Webb’s birth certificate. My … Continue reading

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