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Descendants of Sir Henry WEBB

Eighth Generation


14. Sir Alexander WEBB Sr (Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 24 Dec 1534 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1573 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

Alexander married Margaret ARDEN, daughter of Robert ARDEN and Mary WEBB, in 1555 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. Margaret was born in 1538 in Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1608 in Warwickshire, England.

Margaret ARDEN was born abt 1538/39 in Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England, and died 1608 in Stratford (Fairfield Co), CT. She married Alexander WEBB 1555 in Stratford (Fairfield Co), CT, son of Henry Alexander WEBB and Grace ARDEN. He was born 24 DEC 1534 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England, and died 1573.

Alexander and Margaret had the following children:

  28 M i Robert WEBB was born on 5 Mar 1555 in Wilnecote, Warwickshire, England.

Robert remained on the estate near Stratford in England when other members of the family came to America.
        Robert married Mary PERKES.
  29 F ii Margaret WEBB was born on 9 Jun 1558 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
+ 30 M iii Sir Alexander WEBB Jr

15. Agnes WEBB (Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born about 1536 in Warwickshire, England.

Agnes married (1) John HILL.

They had the following children:

  31 M i John HILL
  32 F ii Mary HILL

Agnes also married (2) Robert ARDEN.

19. Mary ARDEN (Mary WEBB , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born about 1537 in Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England. She died on 9 Sep 1608 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

Mary ARDEN was born 1537 in Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England, and died 9 SEP 1608. She married John SHAKESPEARE 1557 in Aston Cantlowe, Statford-on-Avon, England, son of Richard SHAKESPEARE and Abigail WEBB. He was born 1537 in Switterfield, Warwickshire, England, and died 1601 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

Mary married John SHAKESPEARE, son of Richard SHAKESPEARE and Abigail WEBB, in Jun 1557 in Warwickshire, England. John was born in 1537 in Warwickshire, England. He died in 1601 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

From Brad Sydnor
John Shakespeare b. 1532/37, Warwickshire, England; d. 1601, Stratford, Warwick, England md Mary Arden 1557 dau of Robert Arden and Mary Webb d 1608 note: ** In an application for a coat of arms, claimed that his grandfather was a hero in the War of the Roses and was granted land in Warwickshire in 1485 by Henry VII. No historical evidence has been discovered to corroborate this story of the man who would be William Shakespeare's great-grandfather. EARLY YEARS
John Shakespeare lived between 1531 - 1601. John's father, Richard Shakespeare, was a tenant farmer of Robert Arden of Wilmecote John was illiterate - he used glovers compasses as his signature! He moved to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1551 to set up business trading in animals, wool, malt and corn. His father Richard produced the goods and John sold them! He bought a house in Henley Street, Stratford , which was conveniently near the market. John Shakespeare used the skins of animals to set up trade as as a Glover and Whittawer (making saddles, harnesses and fine leather gloves) He sold goods to the wealthy and made the right connections in Stratford - an ambitious man! John was also involved in the dubious business of money lending! He made enough money to purchase another house in Greenhill Street, Stratford in 1552
THE SUCCESSFUL YEARS
He married Mary Arden in 1557 - great marriage as she was the daughter of the wealthy Robert Arden . John and Mary married at the ages of 26 and 17 respectively (a year after her father had died) In 1557 John Shakespeare was obtained Public Office when he was elected as ale-taster of the Borough of Stratford (an important role as people drank ale which was safer to drink than water!) John and Mary had eight children between 1558 - 1580 John became important and was elected Chamberlain of Stratford in 1561, Alderman in 1565 and Mayor in 1568
THE DOWNFALL OF JOHN SHAKESPEARE
In 1570 John Shakespeare was accused of Usury for lending money at the rate of 20% and 25% Interest. In 1570 his application to bear a Coat-of-Arms and for the title of Gentleman fails Why? No one knows for sure but it is possibly to do with the Shakespeare's Catholic religion
In 1570 the Queen, Elizabeth I, was excommunicated by the Catholic Church and feared that her crown would be taken by Catholic plots involving Mary Queen of Scots . Catholics were viewed with suspicion. Some of the Catholic relatives of the family were sent to the Tower of London. In 1578 John became behind with his taxes. In 1579 He was forced to mortgage Mary's estate, Asbies . In 1583 Edward Arden, the head of the Catholic Arden Family was executed for his beliefs and for plotting against the life of the Queen. Edward Arden's son-in-law, John Somerville, was also arrested, tortured on the rack and died in the Tower of London for being supporters of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots . In 1586 John Shakespeare was removed from the Board of Aldermen . By 1590 John Shakespeare's only possession was the house on Henley Street . In 1592 he was fined for not attending church .
THE RISE OF JOHN SHAKESPEARE
By 1592 John's son, William Shakespeare, was mixing with nobles and courtiers .
In 1594 William Shakespeare would play before Queen Elizabeth. The name of Shakespeare was again accepted . John's fortunes rose with those of his son and on October 20, 1596 he was granted permission to display a Coat-of-Arms . In 1599 John Shakespeare was reinstated on the Town Council at Stratford-upon-Avon . In 1601 Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare dies . 1608 Shakespeare's mother Mary Shakespeare nee Arden dies

John and Mary had the following children:

  33 F i Joan SHAKESPEARE was born in Sep 1558 in Warwickshire, England. She died in 1559 in Warwickshire, England.

Joan Shakespeare b September of 1558, baptized in Stratford on September 15, d -succumbed to the plague shortly after the bapitism
  34 F ii Margaret SHAKESPEARE was born in Dec 1562 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1563 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.
+ 35 M iii William SHAKESPEARE
  36 M iv Gilbert SHAKESPEARE was born in 1566 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1612.
  37 F v Joan SHAKESPEARE was born about 1569 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1646.
        Joan married William Leroy HART. William died in 1616.
  38 F vi Anne SHAKESPEARE was born in Sep 1571 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1578.
  39 M vii Richard SHAKESPEARE was born in 1574 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1613 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.
  40 M viii Edmund SHAKESPEARE was born in 1580 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1607 in London, England.

20. Margaret ARDEN (Mary WEBB , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1538 in Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1608 in Warwickshire, England.

Margaret ARDEN was born abt 1538/39 in Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England, and died 1608 in Stratford (Fairfield Co), CT. She married Alexander WEBB 1555 in Stratford (Fairfield Co), CT, son of Henry Alexander WEBB and Grace ARDEN. He was born 24 DEC 1534 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England, and died 1573.

Margaret married Sir Alexander WEBB Sr, son of Sir Henry Alexander WEBB and Grace ARDEN, in 1555 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. Alexander was born on 24 Dec 1534 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1573 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

They had the following children:

  41 M i Robert WEBB is printed as #28.
  42 F ii Margaret WEBB is printed as #29.
+ 43 M iii Sir Alexander WEBB Jr is printed as #30.

25. John SHAKESPEARE (Abigail WEBB , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born in 1537 in Warwickshire, England. He died in 1601 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

From Brad Sydnor
John Shakespeare b. 1532/37, Warwickshire, England; d. 1601, Stratford, Warwick, England md Mary Arden 1557 dau of Robert Arden and Mary Webb d 1608 note: ** In an application for a coat of arms, claimed that his grandfather was a hero in the War of the Roses and was granted land in Warwickshire in 1485 by Henry VII. No historical evidence has been discovered to corroborate this story of the man who would be William Shakespeare's great-grandfather. EARLY YEARS
John Shakespeare lived between 1531 - 1601. John's father, Richard Shakespeare, was a tenant farmer of Robert Arden of Wilmecote John was illiterate - he used glovers compasses as his signature! He moved to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1551 to set up business trading in animals, wool, malt and corn. His father Richard produced the goods and John sold them! He bought a house in Henley Street, Stratford , which was conveniently near the market. John Shakespeare used the skins of animals to set up trade as as a Glover and Whittawer (making saddles, harnesses and fine leather gloves) He sold goods to the wealthy and made the right connections in Stratford - an ambitious man! John was also involved in the dubious business of money lending! He made enough money to purchase another house in Greenhill Street, Stratford in 1552
THE SUCCESSFUL YEARS
He married Mary Arden in 1557 - great marriage as she was the daughter of the wealthy Robert Arden . John and Mary married at the ages of 26 and 17 respectively (a year after her father had died) In 1557 John Shakespeare was obtained Public Office when he was elected as ale-taster of the Borough of Stratford (an important role as people drank ale which was safer to drink than water!) John and Mary had eight children between 1558 - 1580 John became important and was elected Chamberlain of Stratford in 1561, Alderman in 1565 and Mayor in 1568
THE DOWNFALL OF JOHN SHAKESPEARE
In 1570 John Shakespeare was accused of Usury for lending money at the rate of 20% and 25% Interest. In 1570 his application to bear a Coat-of-Arms and for the title of Gentleman fails Why? No one knows for sure but it is possibly to do with the Shakespeare's Catholic religion
In 1570 the Queen, Elizabeth I, was excommunicated by the Catholic Church and feared that her crown would be taken by Catholic plots involving Mary Queen of Scots . Catholics were viewed with suspicion. Some of the Catholic relatives of the family were sent to the Tower of London. In 1578 John became behind with his taxes. In 1579 He was forced to mortgage Mary's estate, Asbies . In 1583 Edward Arden, the head of the Catholic Arden Family was executed for his beliefs and for plotting against the life of the Queen. Edward Arden's son-in-law, John Somerville, was also arrested, tortured on the rack and died in the Tower of London for being supporters of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots . In 1586 John Shakespeare was removed from the Board of Aldermen . By 1590 John Shakespeare's only possession was the house on Henley Street . In 1592 he was fined for not attending church .
THE RISE OF JOHN SHAKESPEARE
By 1592 John's son, William Shakespeare, was mixing with nobles and courtiers .
In 1594 William Shakespeare would play before Queen Elizabeth. The name of Shakespeare was again accepted . John's fortunes rose with those of his son and on October 20, 1596 he was granted permission to display a Coat-of-Arms . In 1599 John Shakespeare was reinstated on the Town Council at Stratford-upon-Avon . In 1601 Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare dies . 1608 Shakespeare's mother Mary Shakespeare nee Arden dies

John married Mary ARDEN, daughter of Robert ARDEN and Mary WEBB, in Jun 1557 in Warwickshire, England. Mary was born about 1537 in Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England. She died on 9 Sep 1608 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

Mary ARDEN was born 1537 in Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England, and died 9 SEP 1608. She married John SHAKESPEARE 1557 in Aston Cantlowe, Statford-on-Avon, England, son of Richard SHAKESPEARE and Abigail WEBB. He was born 1537 in Switterfield, Warwickshire, England, and died 1601 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

John and Mary had the following children:

  44 F i Joan SHAKESPEARE is printed as #33.
  45 F ii Margaret SHAKESPEARE is printed as #34.
+ 46 M iii William SHAKESPEARE is printed as #35.
  47 M iv Gilbert SHAKESPEARE is printed as #36.
  48 F v Joan SHAKESPEARE is printed as #37.
  49 F vi Anne SHAKESPEARE is printed as #38.
  50 M vii Richard SHAKESPEARE is printed as #39.
  51 M viii Edmund SHAKESPEARE is printed as #40.

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