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Christopher Webb, Sr.

Birthplace: Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, England
Death: September 1671 (72)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Alexander Webb, Jr., Kt.
Husband of Humility Webb
Father of CHRISTOPHER WEBB, , Ensign; Hon. Christopher Webb; Thomas Webb, II; Sarah Buckmaster; Mary Sheffield and 4 others
Brother of Richard Webb, of Norwalk; William Micajah Webb, I; Elizabeth Sanford; John Webb and Henry Webb

Occupation: He must have arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony between 1634 and 1645
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About Christopher Webb, Sr.

Christopher Webb was born 15 Apr 1599 at Stratford, Warwickshire , England and died Late summer or early autumn of 1671, Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (see note 1)

Parents: Alexander Webb Jr. and Mary Wilson. (note 2 for conflicting information)

Married 1: Humilitie Wheaton (note 3)

Children (note 4)

1. Christopher Jr (1630-1694) m. Hannah Scott

2. Richard (1632-?)

3. Thomas (1632-?) m. Mary

4. Sarah (1634-1704) m. Zachariah Buckminster


Note 1:

Vital statistics :

Date of Birth : prior to 1600

Place of Birth : England

Date of Death : Late summer or early autumn of 1671

Place of Death : Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Burial Information : Braintree

One source, claiming family tradition, gives his place of origin as Barking, in Essexshire, England, but no record has yet been found to corroborate this claim.

Note 2:

Of interest is the discovery of a parish record from the East Tytherly, Hampshire, England showing that a “Christopher Webb,” son of Sylvester Webb, was baptized on 15 August 1601 in East Tytherly. In his will, Henry Webb, of Boston clearly states that his deceased brother John Webb lived in Tytherly, Hampshire, England. Does this clue indicate some connection between the two men? A comparison of names, places and dates associated with either Christopher Webb or Henry Webb fails to eliminate the theory that they are siblings or relatives, but only adds fuel to the fire of confusion. Neither man mentions the other in any documentation yet examined, nor do they share in business, trade property or intermarry their familes. The only real clue is the apparent coincidental appearance of each man in the same place and in the same time period. Added to this mystery is the association of both men and their families with property in Braintree, namely the lands where the failed Iron Works once stood.

Note 3:

Spouse :

Name : Humility Wheaton

Date of Marriage : 22 April 1628 (or 1629)

Place of Marriage : Crediton Parish, County Devon (Devonshire), England

Died : November 1687

Notes : Devonshire = County Devon. The date & place of marriage is confirmed by an abstract copied from IGI film – batch#M050741, 1558 – 1580, call#0917184. Also, from Bates’ Braintree town records, p658, “Humility Webb, widow dyed, November, 1687 (or 1678), aged 99.” If the last statement is true, then the birth date of her husband Christopher might be somewhere closer to 1580-1590.

Note 4:

Probate : According to the notes of Webb Hester, his will was proved 2 November 1671 and inventory valued at 109.16.10, by Saml Thompson & Joseph Adams (Suff. Prob. 8:15; Suff. VII 158-9) Linzee noted that in his will, his wife is listed as Humility Web, also son Christopher, daughter Mary Sheffield, daughter Sarah Buckmaster; inventoried on 30 October 1671.

Birth 1599 Warwickshire, England

Death Jun 1671 (aged 71–72) Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Burial Unknown

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"Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy" 7 Volumes - Frederick Adams Virkus: Probably came from England about 1628 and settled in Braintree, MA. Was the town clerk - 1655. He moved to Billerica and married Humility.

"Webb Genealogy from 1350" - Dr. George F. Webb - 1900: Christopher Webb arrived in America in 1629 with his father and brothers.

"Church of Latter Day Saints 1 - G.I." April 22, 1629 - Christopher Webb married Humilitie Wheaton at Crediton, Devonshire, England. Their first 3 children were born and baptized there.

1636 - Mary was born to Christopher and Humilitie in Boston.

"Webb Genealogies from 1350" - James B. Webb - 1913: Christopher Webb arrived in America in 1629. He had 5 children: Richard, Sarah, Christopher Jr, Thomas and Mary.

1645 - Christopher Webb came to America. 1635 - LCWebb indicates Christopher came to America (last child, Mary, was born in 1636 in Braintree)

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Christopher Webb, Sr.'s Timeline

April 15, 1599
Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, England
April 15, 1599
of Barking, Essex, England
April 15, 1599
April 15, 1599
Stratford, Warwick, England
April 15, 1599
Stratford, Warwick, England
April 15, 1599
Stratford, Warwick, England
April 15, 1599
Stratford, Warwick, England
November 18, 1630
Age 31
Crediton, Devon, England
November 18, 1630
Age 31
Crediton, Devon, England