About Sir Thomas Webster, MP, 1st Bt Webster of Copthall
Sir Thomas Webster
bap. 12 Nov. 1676, 1st s. of Sir Godfrey Webster, merchant, of Fenchurch St., London, and Nelmes, Havering, Essex, by Abigail, da. and coh. of Thomas Gordon of Mere, Staffs. by Mary da. and coh. of Henry Whistler of Epsom, Surr. educ. M. Temple 1697. m. 2 Oct. 1701 Jane (d. 1760), da. and h. of Edward Cheek of Sandford Orcas, Som., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1720. cr. Bt. 21 May 1703.1. See http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/webster-sir-thomas-1676-1751 for extensive biography.
Sir Thomas Webster was created a baronet by Queen Anne in 1703. He was a rich city merchant, a supplier of hemp to the Royal Navy, and for a number of years an MP.