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John Webster

Male Abt 1485 - Bef 1558  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name John Webster 
    Born Abt 1485  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1558  [1
    Person ID I17759  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father William Webster,   b. Abt 1460, of Syston, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emett Welle,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1558 
    Children 
    +1. John Webster,   b. Abt 1510,   d. Bef 24 Jun 1575  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Skillington et al., citation details below:

      [William Webster's] eldest son, John, took up his freedom in 1509/10, when he would probably be in his early twenties. He paid the Lay Subsidy in Syston in 1524 and his name appears on the Musters there in 1540.

      John Webster I became tenant, under the priory of Ulverscroft, co. Leicester, of a farm in Cossington about 1535, and in 1544 he went to law about it. His opponents, Thomas Chamberlain and William Chamberlain, were probably his friends, who joined him in a collusive suit to secure his title. It is significant that Thomas Chamberlain and William Chamberlain were witnesses to the will of Emett Webster, John's widow. In 1554 John bought this house and farm, where he had lived for some years. His name appears twice in the churchwardens' accounts: in 1545 he paid rent for a piece of land (a butte) and in 1549 he held the office of churchwarden.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1456] Mrs. S. H. [Florence E.] Skillington, "The Ancestry of Governor John Webster," ed. Bruce Hunter Sisler and Mrs. Bruce Hunter [Evelyn Brown] Sisler. The American Genealogist 24:197, October 1948.