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Ancestors of John William Webster (b.1876-d.1965)

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This project is essentially a working repository of the great-grandparents of John William Webster. From a family of humble bricklayers in Norfolk, Geni shows how John's ancestors moved with the industrial revolution and originally had much grander links.

John William Webster was a noted 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) of whom 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 a small village, Oxwick, in Norfolk where he and his brothers and their ancestors had worked as builders for several generations before being caught up in the Industrial Revolution and leaving Norfolk to seek their fortunes elsewhere.

Coming from a small village inevitably led to marriage to other families in the immediate area and we have traced the offspring of well over two thousand linked profiles going back over 30 generations which include a surprising number of historical figures,