Annex to Chapter 4

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Joseph, the eldest of the five brothers, married Ann Payne Hunt at St Phillips, Birmingham, in 1824 and they probably had four children, though only one baptism has been found to date. Edward Daniel Webb, son of Joseph Webb, a bridle cutter, and his wife Ann, was christened at St Philip's Birmingham on May 10th 1828. The family address is given as "Ellise Street" but this is more likely to be a mis-spelling of Ellis Street.
Edward Daniel is important in this account of the Webb family, not only because of his fascinating experiences as a missionary, but because he thought to write down what he knew of the family history. Without his document much of the earlier history of the Webbs could not have been researched.For full details of the life of Edward Daniel Webb see Chapter 5.
In 1832 Joseph and his sister-in law (or possibly mother-in-law) Caroline Hunt were the witnesses to the second marriage of his brother William, again at St Phillips.
Joseph's wife Ann died in August 1840, and in February of the next year, Joseph remarried. His new wife was Catharine Hillman, and they were
also married at St Phillips, with brother James as a witness. Catherine, a cook, was from nearby Cheapside, but had been born in Wooten Wawen. Joseph's eldest son Alfred (born 1827
) is found with his wife and family on the census of 1871 as a stationer employing 4 men, 2 boys and 11 females - was this a reflection of the family tradition of papermaking? He was then living in Summer Street, Edgebaston, a well-to-do suburb.

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Harvey was 10 years younger than Joseph and had married Lydia Pratt at Tardebigge in 1836 (younger brother Charles was a witness to the marriage). Lydia was a dressmaker, and originally from Claverdon,

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Lydia died at the home of her son James, a saddler (High Street, Bordesley, Birmingham) in 1885. She was living with them at the time of the 1871 census, but at 276 Bell Barn Road, where James' occupation is given as "grocer's provision dealer". There may be a connection between the Jones family and that of Susannah Gardner (of Solihull, or Solihull Lodge, second wife of brother William) but this has yet to be established.

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Charles was yet another brother who was married more than once. His first wife was Mary Kingerlee, and yes, they were married in Birmingham, but this time at St Martin's (the oldest church in the city). At the ceremony in 1835 brother Harvey and his wife-to-be Lydia Pratt were witnesses.
The only child of this marriage, Ann Kingisley (sp?) Webb was christened at St Stephen's in Redditch the following year, but she only lived until 1839. It was fairly common to use the mother's maiden name as a middle name for one of the children, thus preserving the link with her family. Her mother Mary must have died around the same time, because in 1842 Charles, a widower, married at St Martins once again.

His second bride was Emily Lee, whose address was given as nearby Bradford Street where her father was a surgeon. In later censuses she claimed to have been born in Redditch, but was this really the case? The witnesses were once again Harvey and Lydia, now husband and wife. The marriage entry states that Charles was from Evesham, but we suspect this was a misunderstanding, as he had been living with William and Susannah in Evesham Street, Redditch, only the year before.

Charles and Emily had a large family, and moved from Studley, to Breedon (Ipsley Street, Redditch) , then to Church Green West and finally to Beoley Road. They generally had their children christened at the Wesleyan chapel and their daughter Harriet is mentioned especially by her cousin Edward Daniel (the Wesleyan missionary) in his account of the family history. After the death of Emily in 1869, Charles married for a third time.
In 1875 he married Elizabeth Newell (? marriage entry almost illegible) at Ipsley, stating that he was a needlemaker from Windsor Street. He died 5 years later.