George Webb

Birth

Marriage

Death

August 1, 1842, at Lakenheath, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, England

On February 14, 1868, to Harriet Sheffield, at St. Bartholomew's (Anglican) church, Grahamstown.

On January 30, 1890, at Bathurst Street, Grahamstown

Parents

Siblings

Children

William Webb, Elizabeth Webb née Fincham

James Webb, Martha Ann, Elizabeth Webb, William Webb, Maria Webb, John Webb, Susannah Webb, Kezia Webb, Isaac Webb and Naomi Webb.

Nellie Louisa Webb, Arthur Sheffield Webb, Emma Martha Webb, Gertrude Blanche Webb, Reginald George Sheffield Webb, Kate May Webb, Bertha Jane Webb, Frederick Henry Sheffield Webb, Rupert Sheffield Webb, Harold Sheffield Webb, John Sheffield Webb, Edgar Sheffield Webb, George Harold Sheffield Webb

 

 

George Webb

The 1851 Census shows a George Webb born in Mildenhall and living there (folio 336 (Mildenhall)).  The census shows the remainder of his family on folio 162: William Webb, bricklayer (or butcher?) aged 32, Elizabeth Webb, aged 31, James aged 7 and Elizabeth aged 2.  They were living at 47 Sandy Hill.  Note that George was apparently not staying at home at the time.

George Webb emigrated to South Africa, traveling on the Relief, arriving on July 12, 1864, and was destined to work for William Webb (presumably his father) at Cawoods Post, Bathurst, near Grahamstown. His permit was R119/P.

George Webb had one short leg and found it difficult to practise his work as a land surveyor.  He turned to shoemaking, which was profitable in the early years.  Later he worked as a butcher’s clerk and then bought a farm in Koonup.  After the birth of their seventh child (Bertha Jane, in 1879) they moved to Bathurst where he took up market gardening. (The death certificate lists him as being a gardener.)

George Webb died of appendicitis on January 30, 1890 in Grahamstown, aged 47 years and 6 months.

 

Gravestone of George Webb

George Webb is buried alongside his son Arthur Sheffield Webb, at the Bathurst Church of England cemetery.

 

Sources:

(1) Date of birth, place of birth, date of death, marriage, parents, number of children, emigration date, siblings (as 6): personal communication from Lynn G. Anderson.

(2) Place of marriage: genealogist William Jervois, Resident Genealogist, Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa.

(3) Emigration date, ship, work destination, siblings (as 8): Esmé Bull, Aided Immigration from Britain to South Africa, 1857-1867. Entry kindly photocopied by Mr. William Jervois, Resident Genealogist at the Albany Museum, Grahamstown.

(4) Date of marriage: Lynn G. Anderson, personal communication, Feb. 5, 2001.

(5) Registration in 1851 census, occupations, cause of death, move to Bathurst, date of death: Lynn G. Anderson, typed-up family tree, received early 2001, page “docu0007”.

(6) I have his death certificate (via W. Jervois): KAB MOOC 6/9/277 338 WEBB, GEORGE. DEATH NOTICE. 1890.

(7) I do not have: TAB ZTPD 5/363 2819/1895 ILLIQUID CASE. PAYMENT. GEORGE WEBB VERSUS HENRY ALBERT WARREN. 1895.

(8) Place of death: death certificate.

 

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