John (Governor) WEBSTER (1590 - 1661)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Elizabeth WEBSTER
Matthew WEBSTER (1616 - 1675)
William WEBSTER (1617 - 1688)
Robert (Lt.) WEBSTER (1619 - 1676)
Mary WEBSTER (1620 - 1659)
Anne WEBSTER (1621 - 1662)
Thomas WEBSTER (1643 - 1686)
John (Governor) WEBSTER (1590 - 1661)



Six Generation Ancestors Table

b. 16 Aug 1590 at Cossington, Leistershire County, England
m. 07 Nov 1609 Agnes SMITH at Leistershire County, England
d. 05 Apr 1661 at Hadley, Hampshire County, MA aged 70
Near Relatives of John (Governor) WEBSTER (1590 - 1661)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Father in Law Richard SMITH Y
Mother in Law Agnes WRASKE Y

Self John (Governor) WEBSTER 16 Aug 1590 Cossington, Leistershire County, England 05 Apr 1661 Hadley, Hampshire County, MA 70

Wife Agnes SMITH Y

Daughter Elizabeth WEBSTER Y
Son Matthew WEBSTER bef 1616 16 Jul 1675 Hadley, Hampshire County, MA 59
Son William WEBSTER abt 1617 England abt 1688 71
Son Robert (Lt.) WEBSTER abt 17 Nov 1619 Cossington, Leistershire County, England 31 May 1676 Hartford, CT 56
Daughter Mary WEBSTER abt 1620 Essex, England bef 1659 39
Daughter Anne WEBSTER 29 Jul 1621 Cossington, Leistershire County, England 09 Jun 1662 Northhampton, CT 40
Son Thomas WEBSTER abt 1643 Windsor, Hartford County, CT abt Oct 1686 43

Son in Law x MARKHAM Y
Daughter in Law Mary REEVE Y
Daughter in Law Susannah TREAT Y

Grandson John (II) WEBSTER 10 Nov 1653 Middletown, CT 08 Dec 1694 Hartford, CT 41
Granddaughter Sarah WEBSTER 30 Jun 1655 Y
Grandson Jonathan (Deacon) WEBSTER 09 Jan 1656 Middletown, CT abt 1735 Hartford, CT 79
Granddaughter Susannah WEBSTER 06 Oct 1658 Y
Grandson Samuel WEBSTER abt 1660 Y
Grandson Robert (II) WEBSTER abt 1662 Y
Grandson Joseph WEBSTER abt 1665 Y
Grandson Benjamin WEBSTER Apr 1670 Y
Grandson William (Ensign) WEBSTER Jun 1671 Y
Granddaughter Mary WEBSTER abt 1672 Y
Granddaughter Elizabeth WEBSTER abt 1674 Y

Events in John (Governor) WEBSTER (1590 - 1661)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
16 Aug 1590 John (Governor) WEBSTER was born Cossington, Leistershire County, England
07 Nov 1609 19 Married Agnes SMITH Leistershire County, England
bef 1616 26 Birth of son Matthew WEBSTER
abt 1617 27 Birth of son William WEBSTER England
abt 17 Nov 1619 29 Birth of son Robert (Lt.) WEBSTER Cossington, Leistershire County, England
abt 1620 30 Birth of daughter Mary WEBSTER Essex, England
29 Jul 1621 30 Birth of daughter Anne WEBSTER Cossington, Leistershire County, England
abt 1643 53 Birth of son Thomas WEBSTER Windsor, Hartford County, CT
bef 1659 69 Death of daughter Mary WEBSTER (aged 39)
05 Apr 1661 70 John (Governor) WEBSTER died Hadley, Hampshire County, MA
Personal Notes:

John Webster
From: The Governers of Connecticut
By: Frederick Calvin Norton
Published: 1905
THE early life of John Webster is shrouded in mystery. Family tradition said that he was from the County of Warwick, England, but even this is indefinite. The date of his birth is unknown and there is nothing handed down to us regarding his ancestry.
His name first appears in history when he became one of the original proprietors of Hartford.
Webster must have been one of the first settlers, for it is recorded in 1639 that he owned a lot on the east side of the thoroughfare now called Governor Street. His prominence in the town is demonstrated by the fact that in 1637—8 he sat with the Court of Magistrates, and was a magistrate himself from the year 1639 to In the latter year Webster was chosen to the office of deputy governor of the colony, and in 1656 was advanced to governor. He held the office one year. During the year 1642 Governor Webster was a member of the commission that framed the code of criminal laws for the colony. In 1654 he was one of the commissioners of the United Colonies. Governor Webster took a prominent part in the famous church controversy at Hartford. Professor Johnston, in his scholarly book, “Connecticut,” says the nominal beginning of this trouble was after the death of Rev. Thomas Hooker in 1647. “Goodwin, the ruling elder,” writes Johnston, “wanted Michael Wigglesworth as Hooker’s successor; and Stone the surviving minister, refused to allow the proposition to be put to a vote. The Goodwin party-twenty-one in number, including Deputy Governor Webster—withdrew from the church; the Stone party undertook to discipline them; a council of Connecticut and New Haven churches failed to reconcile the parties; the General Court kindly assumed the office of mediator and succeeded in making both parties furious; and finally a council at Boston in 1659 induced the Goodwin minority, now some sixty innumber, to remove to Hadley, Massachusetts.”
The year following his removal to Hadley, Governor Webster was admitted as a freeman in that colony. His career in Hadley was destined to be brief; however, fbr he died on April 5, 1661 nearly two years after his arrival. He was survived by his widow and seven children.
The historian, Hollister, speaks of Webster as an “honored name,” and “whose virtues are still perpetuated in those Who inherit his blood.” Probably the most distinguished descendant of Governor Webster was Noah Webster, the famous lexicographer, who was born in Hartford in 1708 and died at New Haven, May 28, 1843.
Source References:
2. Type: Book, Abbr: History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family ..., Title: History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut, Auth: By William Holcomb Webster & Rev. Melville Reuben Webster, Publ: E. R. Andrews Printing Company, Rochester, New York, Date: 1915, Locn: http://www.archive.org/details/historygenealogy01webs, http://www.archive.org/details/historygenealogy02webs, http://www.archive.org/details/historygenealogy03webs, Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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