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Descendants of Sir Henry WEBB

Ninth Generation


30. Sir Alexander WEBB Jr (Alexander , Henry Alexander , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 20 Aug 1559 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died after 1629 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and was buried in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Alexander Webb Jr married Mary Wilson and came to America with four sons: Christopher, Richard, John and William. This was the beginning of the WEBB family in America.

Alexander married Mary WILSON about 1579 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. Mary was born about 1561 in Stratford, Warwick, England.

They had the following children:

+ 52 M i Richard WEBB Sr
+ 53 M ii William Micajah WEBB
+ 54 F iii Elizabeth WEBB
  55 M iv John WEBB was born on 23 Oct 1597 in Stratford, Warwick, England. He died on 5 Apr 1660 in Siterly, Hampshire, England.

John was one of four brothers who came to America in 1629 with their father, Alexander Webb Jr.
+ 56 M v Christopher WEBB Sr
+ 57 M vi Henry WEBB

35. William SHAKESPEARE (Mary ARDEN , Mary WEBB , John Alexander , John Alexander , William , John , Geofrey , Henry ) was born on 23 Apr 1564 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died on 3 May 1616 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. This was the sixth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He was christened on April 26 of that year. The day of his birth is unknown. It has long been celebrated on April 23, the feast of St. George. By 1592 Shakespeare was in London and was already recognized as an actor and playwright. He was then 28 years old. In that year Robert Greene, a playwright, accused him of borrowing from the plays of others. Between 1592 and 1594, plague kept the London theaters closed most of the time. During these years Shakespeare wrote his earliest sonnets and two long narrative poems, 'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece'. Both were printed by Richard Field, a boyhood friend from Stratford. They were well received and helped establish him as a poet. Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603. King James I followed her to the throne. Shakespeare's theatrical company was taken under the king's patronage and called the King's Company. Shakespeare and the other actors were made officers of the royal household. Shakespeare retired from his theater work in 1610 and returned to Stratford. On April 23, 1616, Shakespeare died at the age of 52. This date is according to the Old Style, or Julian, calendar of his time. The New Style, or Gregorian, calendar date is May 3, 1616 He was buried in the chancel of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. In 1607, when he was 43, he may have suffered a serious physical breakdown. In the same year his older daughter Susanna married John Hall, a doctor. The next year Shakespeare's first grandchild, Elizabeth, was born. Also in 1607 his brother Edmund, also a London actor, died at the age of 27.

William married Anne HATHAWAY on 27 Nov 1582. Anne was born in 1556. She died in 1623.

They had the following children:

+ 58 F i Susanna SHAKESPEARE
  59 M ii Hammet SHAKESPEARE was born on 2 Feb 1585 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. He died in Aug 1596 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.
  60 F iii Judith SHAKESPEARE was born on 2 Feb 1585 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1661 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

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