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Ancestor of John William Webster

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This project is essentially a working repository of the great-grandparents of John William Webster. Through the power of Geni, we have traced over 2,800 ancestors (great grandparents) that suggest had origins with English, Scottish, Irish and European aristocracy.

Note: Like any chain, these ancestral links are dependent on the soundness of each link in the chain of profiles; for this reason, as the accuracy of each component of the tree improves, Geni's 'prediction' reflects those changes.

At the time of his death, John William Webster was a respected builder/developer in and around Barnsley, Yorkshire. An example of his work is that he is credited as being the main builder of the Newtown development in Cudworth in Yorkshire.

John William was one of 7 sons of Robert and Mary Anne (nee Glassell) - all but one (who died in childhood) were involved in the building trade at one time or another. John William settled around Wakefield, latterly Barnsley, whilst his brothers spread their trade to other parts of the UK and United States.

The brothers' father Robert was born in Oxwick, a Norfolk village where his ancestors had worked as builders for several generations before being caught up in the Industrial Revolution when they left Norfolk to seek their fortunes elsewhere.