William Micajah Webb, The Immigrant

Male 1588 - 1656  (68 years)


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  • Name William Micajah Webb 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Alt Birth 1 Jan 1581-1582  Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 7 Jan 1588  Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1629  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Ship Builder & Marine Designer  [1
    Died 0Jul 1656  Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I37436  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Sir Alexander Webb, Jr., The Immigrant,   b. 20 Aug 1559, Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1629, Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Wilson,   b. 0___ 1561, Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1579  Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F13570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Tocker,   b. 1588, Stratford, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Richard Webb,   b. 15 May 1603, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1675, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F13855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1 Jan 1581-1582 - Stratford, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1588 - Stratford, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1629 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Jul 1656 - Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography

      William Micajah Webb came to America in 1629. with three sons.

      He first settled at Isle of Pines, then to Smithfield, Isles of Wrightt then moved to Norfork.

      William was the "Merchant of Virginia". Robert Webb's little manuscript says: "Between the years 1640 and 1650, two brothers emigrated from Wales to America.

      One of them settled at Braintree, MA. His name was Christopher, and he was the ancestor of the northern branch of the family.

      The other of these two brothers settled at Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co VA. He was a merchant, the progenitor of the southern branch of the family. His name was William, though one tradition designates him Micajah."

      His son, Richard came to Virginia abt. 1622/3.

      Thus the two older sons Giles and James were born in England and the other seven were born in Virginia.

      From him came the great southern branch of the Webb Family.

      One of his sons, James moved to Richmond VA and Lucy Webb was of his branch.

      His place of residence for a while was Smithfield. Isle of Wight, VA.

      He was a renowned shipbuilder and designer. Nonie Webb's Research. Webb history from Virginia Webb.

      One of his sons, James moved to Richmond VA and Lucy Webb was of this branch. His place of residence for a while was Smithfield, Isle of Wight, VA. He was a renowned shipbuilder and designer.[1]

      Apparently William and his family settled in the Norfolk VA area while his father Alexander Webb settled in the Boston Mass. region.

      Note: There are a number of variations of the genealogy of this early Webb family, and the online references give the appearance of a number of different Richard Webbs being melded into one family, with minimal evidence, resulting in a situation in which little confidence can be given to the resulting "genealogy".[2]

      Birth
      07 JAN 1588
      Stratford, Warwickshire, England[3]
      Christening
      09 JAN 1588
      Warwick, England
      Death
      JUL 1656
      Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia[4]

      Sources

      ? http://www.mdnestor.com/webb/webb0000000.html
      ? http://www.geni.com/people/William-Micajah-Webb-Sr/6000000002135517427
      ? Source: #S3
      ? Source: #S3
      User ID: EDF87D96-72D4-4E4D-AE57-8035102CA0DC
      Record ID Number: MH:IF254
      Source S3 Title: OneWorldTree : Author: Ancestry.com : Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA: Repository: #R1
      Repository: R1 Name: Ancestry.com
      http://www.geni.com/people/William-Micajah-Webb-Sr/6000000002135517427 Has extensive primary source details.
      Ancestry, family search,rootsweb,genealogy,Knights of Alabama
      Acknowledgments
      This person was created through the import of Rodney Timbrook Ancestors and Relatives_2010-09-10.ged on 10 September 2010.
      Webb-2123 created through the import of Webb Family Tree.ged on Oct 26, 2011 by Calvin Webb.
      Webb-1458 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
      Webb-1459 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
      Entry by Travis Wagner.
      Thanks to Bev Webb for starting this profile.

      end of profile [2]
    • (William came to America in 1629. He was a merchant in Norolk, VA. He was a renowned shipbuilder and designer. It is said that all southern Webbs descend from him.)

      end of note [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51663] Kathie Fisher Farmer | 15 Oct 2013 | Webb Pedigree | farmer10@tds.net.

    2. [S13802] "William Micajah Webb (1588 - 1656)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Webb-165, abstra.

    3. [S1017] http://varnellfamily.familytreeguide.com/ahnentafel.php?personID=I8634&tree=T1&generations=8.

    4. [S13803] "Alexander Webb II (1559 - aft 1629)", Profile, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Webb-113, abstrac.