John Alexander Webb, Jr.
|Nicknames:||"John /Webb/", "Sir John", "Knight"|
|Death:||Died in Stratford, Warwickshire, England|
Son of John Alexander Webb Sr. and Alice Webb
|Managed by:||Clifton (Clif) Shelby Crawford|
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About John Alexander Webb, Jr.
BIO:William, the poet and playwright, was the grandson of both daughters
of John Alexander Webb. Richard Shakespear married Abigale Webb,their
son John married Abigale's neice Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert
and Mary Webb Arden. John and Mary Arden Shakespear had eight
children, William was the third child and the first son.
Officer in the army of King Henry VIII
Was an Officer if rank in the army of King Henry VIII --------------------
Sir John Alexander Webb Jr, 3rd Baronet of Odstock
The Life and Family of Sir John Alexander Webb
Sir John Alexander Webb
Sir John Alexander Webb, born January 11, 1484, and served in the armies of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Later in life, he was an usher in the Privy court of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife and the only one who survived the dark hand of Henry. It appears that while he was born in Warwickshire (the county of Warwick), he did live for some time at Hampton Court, one of the palaces of Henry VIII. Sir John's first son, Henry--wonder where that name came from!--was born at Hampton 'Courts'. Actual construction of the Hampton Court palace did not begin until 1514, so it is unclear if the birthplace of Henry was a general location or if the birthplace is inaccurate. The title 'Sir' is the result of serving in the military as a knight and indicates the family was part of the nobility. Nobles were usually granted land in return for their military service and had the right to keep and bear arms. Nobility was hereditary and passed through male offspring, often first-born males.
The Family of Sir John Alexander
Sir John had four children: Henry, Abigail, Mary, and William. Not much is known about William, but the other three children are very significant. Henry is a direct ancestor to the American Webbs. Abigail and Mary have some very complicated marriages and relationships, all due to the decree from Henry VIII that first cousins could marry. Abigail marries into the Shakespeare family and an eventual product of that marriage is William Shakespeare. Mary married into the prominent Arden family. The Arden's were wealthy landowners in Warwickshire. The interconnections between the Webb, Arden and Shakespeare families are too complicated for words, so the diagram below explains it all...
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The Webbs of Warwickshire, England: http://webb.skinnerwebb.com/
Sir John Alexander Webb Jr.'s Timeline
January 11, 1484
Stratford, Greater London, UK
May 11, 1510
June 6, 1515
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Stratford, Warwickshire, England