John Webster (b. Abt. 1597, d. Bef. November 04, 1646)
John Webster was born Abt. 1597 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, and died Bef. November 04, 1646 in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA. He married Mary Shatswell on 1624 in Suffolk County, England.
Notes for John Webster: From: "A Few Websters. Eight Generations from John Webster of Ipswich, note: Massachusetts to Daniel Webster of Bangor, Maine" by Daniel Webster, Jr. [Bangor Public Library, Call # 929.2.W393f]. "John Webster was an employee of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, however we do not know in what capacity he worked for them. His occupation is reported to be that of a baker but he apparently did not engage in that profession while living in Ipswich."
Source: Genserv datafile: HENC6JA, ID# 335 "John Webster, the Baker admonished for brewing and tepleinge"
From Don Weymouth: John Webster came from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, around 1631 to Ipswich, MA, where he was made a freeman in 1635. He was a baker by trade, admitted an inhabitant of Salem in 1637 and had a grant of land. He was a witness in the Essex court in 1639 and applied for land at the Creek in 1642. He died soon after coming here, leaving four sons and four daughters. The family subsequently moved to Newbury. Source: 'Historical and Genealogical Shatswells of Ipswich., No 1.', Augustine Caldwell, p 1. 'Some of the Descendants of John Webster of Ipswich, Mass., in 1635', Wm. B. Lapham, 1884, p 1. 'New England Families Genealogical and Memorial,' William Richard Cutter, 1915, p 1179. 'The New England Historical and Genealogical Register', Volume 150 April 1996, p 185.
Will: Estate of John Webster of Ipswich Essex Probate Docket # None
Inventory of John Webster's lands and goods sworn to 29:7:1646 by his widow, Mary Webster, who is appointed administratrix. (Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 5)
Petition of Mary widow of John Webster, that her eldest son, John, should have the land called the farm, of about 32 acres, which lyeth between Mr. Rogers oxe pasture and Thomas Bishop's farm, when he is twenty-one years, he to pay Nathan the youngest child 5li at fourteen years or if he refuse that Elizabeth, Abigail and Israell have 20 nobles each, when twenty one; the dwelling house and 6 acres of land tied to make it good. The Court, Nov 4, 1646, granted that the estate be ordered as the widow desired and apointed her administratrix, to give bond for security in such sum as the next Ipswich court shall approve and receive of her the inventory amount to 147li. 5s. (Mass Bay Colony Records, vol 2, p. 184.) John Emery of Newbury married Mary, widow of John Webster, late of Ipswich, and she had power from the Court to administer and dispose of his goods to his children. Some of the children now grown, almost ready to receive their portions, John Emery petitions for liberty to sell the Island which is devided to three of the children, and also the house and 6 acres of land which was bound to make good the 20li. to the other three, and upon grant of this, binds himself to pay the children the full price he shall sell it at, and to the other three children, who are to have 20 nobles, to make good to them the 8li. apiece and to pay the daughter their portions at eighteen and the sons at twenty-one years. (Mass Archives, vol 15B, p. 147) The above petition was granted Oct 14, 1651. (Mass Bay Colony Records, vol. 3, p. 254) Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex Co., Massachusetts; 1635 - 1681," In three volumes,The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916 (Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 5)
More About John Webster and Mary Shatswell: Marriage: 1624, Suffolk County, England.
Children of John Webster and Mary Shatswell are:
+Hannah Webster, b. December 23, 1635, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, d. February 03, 1706/07, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA.