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John Webster

Male Abt 1535 - Bef 1594  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name John Webster 
    Born Abt 1535  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 11 Oct 1594  [1
    Buried 11 Oct 1594  Cossington, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17755  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father John Webster,   b. Abt 1510,   d. Bef 24 Jun 1575  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F10908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown second wife of John Webster) 
    Married Aft Aug 1560  [1
    +1. Matthew Webster,   b. Abt 1564,   d. Bef 13 Sep 1592  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      John Webster III, whose domestic life was punctuated by a pathetic succession of lyings in and layings out, appears to have married shortly after his grandmother's death. His bride, Isabel, died in childbed within a year and he married again very soon, for another babe was laid in the churchyard before sixteen months were out. In those days, when no man could run a farm or a business without a helpmeet, he would not be accused of inconstancy.

      He prospered in business; the accounts show that he ranked extra land and that he was taxed quite highly for parish purposes. He became, after the squire and the parson, a leading man in the village; in fact, his name appears next after theirs in the articles of agreement made in 1585. It is interesting to note that these rules, that were "to conynew for ever," were drawn up at a time when England was in greater peril than she was ever to be again until 1940.

  • 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.