The Websters of Withernwick

Barrington Webster c 1870

This is, as far as I know, the oldest photo on the website, hence its poor condition.
It is of Barrington Webster, born in Hedon in 1809.

He was a blacksmith, he and his wife, Susannah Johnson moved to Withernwick by 1830, they had 13 children, all born in the village.
by 1861, he has changed occupation to a grocer and druggist.
He died in 1877 and is buried in Easington churchyard (he only moved there near the end of his life, to live with one of his sons - Robert, who had started a shop there).
One of his daughters, Jane (b 1837) married Samuel Harsley which started the Harsley family in Withernwick - click here.

Click here to read more about Barrington, the Websters and the blacksmiths of Withernwick.

Click here to read census details of the Webster family.

Click here to see a family tree of the Websters.


The photo on the left shows James Webster (b 1845 in Withernwick) son of Barrington and his wife Frances (nee Jepson). The photo is taken c 1900 at the wedding of their daughter Kate.

James had moved to Leeds by the 1871 census when he is described as a blacksmith (aquired from his father).
In the 1901 census James and his family are living at Dewsbury Road, Hunslet, Leeds. His occupation is described as a dairy man. Frances was from Leeds, this photo is most likely, therefore, taken in Leeds.
His brother Robert (b 1848), who founded the shop in Easington had previously also lived in Leeds, he was living with yet another brother William (b 1848): this being so at the 1871 census.

See above for these census details.

As a 'Post-Withernwick' curiosity, Kate Webster who's wedding this was married into the Capewell family who made a fortune from making horsenails! Click here.
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