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|PARENT (M) Richard Webb|
|Birth||9 MAR 1656||Gloucester, England|
|Death||ABT MAR 1720||Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., PA|
|Marriage||ABT 1683||to Elizabeth Hoopes at England|
|PARENT (F) Elizabeth Hoopes|
|Birth||ABT 1663||Wiltshire, England|
|Death||AFT 1728||Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., PA|
|Marriage||ABT 1683||to Richard Webb at England|
|Birth||ABT 1687||Gloucester, England|
|Death||SEP 1743||Chester Co., PA|
|Birth||1682||Gloucester, Gloucester, England|
|Death||1758||Sadsbury, Lancaster, PA, USA|
|Birth||BET 1680 AND 1695|
|Death||AFT 1743||Kennett, Chester Co., PA|
Date: 2 Mar 1719
Prove Date: 14 Jan 1719
Book Page: A:82
Remarks: Richard Webb of Birmingham, yeoman. March 2, 1719. 1/14/1719/20. A. 82. To wife Elizabeth all estate real and personal, to sell the same and pay debts and legacies as follows: To son William daughter Mary wife of George Brown, daughter Sarah wife of William Delwarth, dau. Esther wife of Jacob Bennett son Joseph, son Benjamin, son Daniel, son John and son James, £1 each. Executors: wife Elizabeth. Witnesses: Henry Nayle, John Bennett, Joseph Brinton.
Certificate of Removal:
Richard Webb City of Gloucester, England & family Quarterly m at Naylsworth, Gloucester co, England 6mo 27, 1700 received 12 mo 28, 1700
RICHARD WEBB b. 9 Mar. 1656, Gloucester, England, the son of Richard and Mary (Heyward) Webb, both Quakers.* His birth was recorded at the Friends Quarterly Meeting in Gloucester.11
He m. ELIZABETH HOOPES, who was born about 1663 in Wiltshire.
In 1697 Elizabeth Webb, described as a (Quaker) minister of Gloucester, made a "religious visit to America." Her certificate from the Quarterly Meeting at Tetbury was signed by Richard Webb.12 She returned to England in 1699 and less than a year later she and her husband and family came to the Colonies and settled in Philadelphia.13
The family was accompanied by Richard's brother John and his family, Richard's unmarried sisters Mary and Rachel, and Richard's remarried sister-in-law, Hannah Lea (widow of Joseph Webb) with her husband and family.14
In February of 1710, Richard and his family were granted a certificate to the Concord Monthly Meeting (M.M.) in Chester Co.15
They resided in Birmingham Twp. where they were instrumental in founding the Birmingham Monthly Meeting, which began to meet regularly in members' houses in about 1716. In 1821, Elizabeth Webb conveyed an acre of land for three pounds to Friends for the purpose of erecting the first Friends Meeting House in Birmingham.16
Richard Webb wrote his will on 2 March 1719/20. In it he conveyed his estate, both real and personal, to his wife Elizabeth. He named each of his children who were living at the time and gave each of them one pound. The will was probated on 14 March 1719/20.17
12. Albert Cook Myers, Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750 (Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1937), p. 18.
13. William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing
Co., 1969), p. 680, Records of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.
14. J. Smith Futhy and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1881), p.
15. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, p. 680.
16. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, p. 234.
17. Chester Co., Pa., Will Book, 1-82, Richard Webb, dp. 14 March 1719/20.
Janetta Wright Schoonover, A History of William Brinton, (Trenton, N.J., 1925), pp. 133 and 134.
"Historical Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs
of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania", Vol. 2, edited by Gil-
bert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead, Lewis Publishing Company, New York,
1904, pp. 318-9.
"SAMUEL PASCHALL WEBB. The earliest ancestor of the Webb family of whom
there is any authentic record was Richard Webb, who came from the city of
Gloucester to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1700, and four years later
became one of the pioneer settlers of the township of Birmingham. His
wife, Elizabeth, a noted minister, had visited this country in 1697 and
1698, and in the year 1710 paid a religious visit to her native land.
Richard Webb was an active, public-spirited citizen, served as justice of
the peace, and his death occurred in 1719. Their children were: William,
Mary, Esther, Sarah, Daniel, Benjamin, Elizabeth and James Webb.
from: Futhey and Cope, History of Chester County, 1881. pp.725-782 :
WEBB, RICHARD, a settler in Birmingham, 1704, came from the city of Gloucester to Philadelphia in 1700. His wife, Elizabeth, a noted minister, had visited this country in 169798, and in 1710 paid a religious visit to her native land. (See also Birmingham Meeting, p. 234.)
Richard Webb died in 1719. He had been a justice of the peace and an active citizen. His children were William, m. 1, 22, 170910, to Rebecca Harlan, and died about 1753; Mary, m. 1713, to George Brown, afterwards to John Willis, Jr., and Thomas Smith, died 1743; Esther, m. 1718 to Jacob Bennett; Sarah, m. to William Dilworth; Daniel, m. 9, 8, 1727, to Mary Harlan; Benjamin, m. 1725, to Rachel Nicklin; Elizabeth, d. young; James, b. 11, 19, 17089, d. 10, 26, 1785, married three times, and removed to Lancaster County.
William Webb settled in Kennet, and was an active man in public affairs, a justice of the peace, and for many years a member of Assembly. His son William, born 11, 13, 1710, married 9, 23, 1732, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Hoopes, of Westtown, and had
children, William, b. 9, 26, 1736, d. 6, 7, 1773, m. Sarah Smith; Stephen, b. 12, 23, 1738, d. 9, 8, 1787, m. Hannah Harlan, 9, 17, 1766; Rebecca, b. 5, 25, 1741, d. 7, 22, 1775, m. Benjamin Taylor; Ezekiel, b. 6th mo., 1747, d. 5, 26, 1828, m. Cordelia Jones and Elizabeth Hollingsworth; Jane, m. to William White, Jr.
With Richard Webb came his sisters Mary and Rachel, unmarried, who lived among their relatives here. John Webb produced a certificate to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 12, 28, 1700, from Gloucester Quarterly Meeting, held 6, 27, 1700, as did also Richard Webb, but we know nothing further of him. John Lea, wool-comber (baptized July 12, 1674), late of the parish of Christian Malford, in the county of Wilts, son of John and Joane Lea, of the same place, was married, 12, 1, 1697, at Gloucester Meeting, to Hannah Webb, of the latter place, widow of Joseph Webb. These also came over at the same time as Richard and John Webb. The children of Joseph and Hannah Webb were Hannah, b. 3, 31, 1687, m. Nathaniel Allen; Mary, b. 9, 26, 1688, m. Edward Pilkington; Ann, b. 8, 12, 1691; Sarah, b. 3, 21, 1693, buried in Philadelphia, 5, 2, 1714; Joseph, who died before 1735, leaving children, Hannah, Joseph, and Sarah.