This history is the work
of Rosemary Fisher, née Webb, who claims the moral right
to be considered the author.
The contents are believed to be correct, and permission to quote
from other sources has been sought wherever practicable.
The contents will be revised in the event of further details
coming to light, or in the event of errors being found.
To my father John in gratitude for his lifelong interest in local
and family history which he shared with me.
To my Uncle Peter who stimulated my curiosity about Bordesley
Abbey, involving me in those early "digs".
To all those members of the Webb family whom I never met, but
who now seem like old friends - I would love to have known you!
To my mother Jessie for her support and her amazing memory.
To my husband Maurice for his patience and computer know-how.
The Staff of Worcester Library and History Centre
Robin Whittaker and the staff of Worcester Record Office
Warwick Record Office
The Methodist Missionary Society
The editor of The Quarterly
Pat & Chris Bullivant
Mrs V A Morris
The Stallard family