Webber

Name origin: the name is derived from the German word Weber, meaning weaver, Webber was the masculine, and Webster the feminine form of the word. The family originally came from Holland and those that bear the surname in New York and New England are generally descended from Wofret Weber, born Amsterdam, Holland, 1600, who came to New Amsterdam, 1633. [Not my line however!--haw]

William Webber

b.abt.1547 Bideford, Devonshire, England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Webber b.abt.1567 Biderford, Devonshire, England

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William Webber

b.abt.1567 Bideford, Devonshire, England; s/o William Webber
m.Sept. 18, 1601 Exeter, Devonshire, England; Johan (Joan) Wynslade
b.1571; d/o Robert Wynslade

CHILDREN included:

  1. Christopher Webber
  2. Thomas Webber b.1604 England

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Thomas Webber

b/bapt.Dec. 5, 1604 Biddeford, Devonshire, England; s/o William and Joan (Wynslade) Webber
m.July 12, 1626 Exeter, Devonshire, England; Phillipa Junsen/Johnson
b.abt.1608

CHILDREN (all born Bideford, Devonshire, England) included:

  1. Peter Webber b.and bapt. Dec. 16, 1627
  2. Thomas Webber b.and bapt.May 17, 1629 d.Feb. 1687
  3. Joane Webber b.and bapt. July 6, 1631
  4. John Webber b.and bapt. Jan. 19, 1633/34
  5. William Webber b.and bapt. Nov. 8, 1636
  6. Ruth Webber b.and bapt. May 24, 1640
  7. Robert Webber b.and bapt. Dec. 10, 1643

Thomas was a mariner.

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Thomas Webber

b./bapt.May 17, 1629 Biddeford, Devonshire, England; s/o Thomas and Phillipa (Junsen) Webber
d.Feb. 1687 Casco Bay, Falmouth, ME
m.ca.1655 Charlestown, MA; Mary Parker, who when abt. aged 53 testified in the Burrough's Trial in Salem Aug. 2, 1692
b.1639 Biddeford, Devonshire, England; d/o John and Mary Parker
d.1700 Georgetown, ME

CHILDREN included:

  1. Samuel Webber b.Feb. 2, 1651 York, ME d.May 16, 1716 York, ME
  2. John Webber b.abt.1656 Suffolk, York, ME d.1684 Boston, MA m.Mary ______
  3. James Webber b.1664/65 Wells, ME d.March 19, 1729 Medford, MA m.Patience Littlefield d/o John and Patience
  4. Joseph Webber b.ca.1665 d.1716
  5. Sarah Webber b.July 10, 1666 d.Aug. 8, 1666
  6. Lydia Webber b.1668 m.John Snowman
  7. Thomas Webber b.ca.1668
  8. Nathaniel Webber b.1658-1671 d.aft.1731/32 Charlestown, MA m.Elizabeth ______
  9. Mary Webber b.1671 d.single Jan. 21, 1741-3

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: THOMAS, mariner, master of the ship Mayflower; joined church Boston, Mass., 1644, removed to Kennebeck, Maine 1649, later to Charlestown, Mass.

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Samuel Webber

b.Feb. 2, 1651 York, ME; s/o Thomas and Mary (Parker) Webber
r. York-Wells 1679, millwright
d.May 16, 1716[will written] bur.Oct.1716
m.1680; Deborah Littlefield
b.1660 Titchfield, Hants, England; d/o John and Patience (Wakefield) Littlefield
d.May 20 [2], 1740 York, ME

CHILDREN included:

  1. Samuel Webber b.1681 York, ME d.March 25, 1735 York, ME m.Elizabeth Young d/o Rowland and Susanna Young; she m.(2)George Stover; she m.(3)Samuel Came
  2. John Webber b.1683 York, ME d.1740 Wells, ME m.(1) 1709 Magdalene (Hilton) Adams Weare d/o Mainwaring and Mary Hilton m.(2)May 21, 1726 Elizabeth [Boothby]Gypson of Wells; d/o Henry Boothby
  3. Thomas Webber b.Feb. 2, 1685 d.Feb. 26, 1723
  4. Benjamin Webber b.Jan. 9, 1688 York, ME prob.d.y.
  5. Joseph Webber b.1689 York, ME d.1744 m.int. Apr. 13, 1726 Mary Lewis
  6. Benjamin Webber b.June 2, 1690 Wells, ME bapt?.Jan. 18, 1697/8 m.(1)ca.Oct. 1715 Mehitable Allen d/o James Allen m.(2)Feb. 3, 1738 Martha Day
  7. Mary Webber b.Jan. 18, 1691 York, ME d.Aug. 1, 1759 m.Joseph Sayward
  8. Deborah Webber b.June 2, 1695 Gloucester, MA d.July 6, 1698 Gloucester, MA m.Andrew Wescott
  9. Dorcas Webber b.1693 York, ME d.1762 m.int.Feb. 5, 1724/5 John Baker
  10. Patience Webber b.Jan. 18, 1697/8 d.Feb. 1697/8 Gloucester, MA
  11. Waitsill "Waitt" Webber b.Jan. 18, 1697 Gloucester, MA d.1775 Harpswell, ME; settled on Merriconeag Neck in Harpswell m.Meribah Hutchins, d/o Benjamin Hutchins
  12. Bathsheba Webber b.1702 York, ME bapt.Feb. 17, 1714 Canada d.1741

FROM History of York by Banks; page 316-317...a girl that was captured at Cape Neddick, about this period [1707]...This was Bathsheba, dau. of Samuel and Deborah (Littlefield) Webber of Cape Neddick. She was taken to Quebec, where she was baptized, 1714, as "Marie," and called twelve years of age. She remained in Canada and married March 11, 1720 Joseph Saleur of St. Martin, province of Quebec. Northing further is known of her, except the recorded baptisms of her Saleur children.

Page 318: On April 21, 1712 Samuel Webber, father of the above said Bathsheba, was attacked while riding from the town of Cape Neddick, and his horse was shot in three places under him, but he escaped, apparently, although when the report was made he was missing. He died at home four years after this experience....Page 357: A JOURNAL OF OCCURRENCES March 25, 1735: Samuel Webber the Miller of Cape Neddick is mortally sick and made his will today. Elias Weare, his neighbour, informs this and saith Doctor Bulman attends him but gives no encouragement. May 29, 1735: Samuel Webber's will allowed in Court today. He gave all his property to his five sons and six daughters. His sister Bathsheba captivated by the Indians many years ago is yet in Canada and married there to a Frenchman. Sept. 19, 1735: Samuel Webber left a large Estate the Appraisors brought in L1124-3-01. He came here form Gloucester many years ago with his father and has been a prudent manager of his Mills.

Samuel was a millwright.

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Benjamin Webber

b.June 2, 1690 Wells, ME; s/o Samuel Webber and Patience Wakefield
bapt?Jan, 18, 1697/8
m.(1)Oct. 1715 Mehitable Allen; d/o James Allen
m.(2)Martha Day (int. at York Feb. 3, 1738/9)

CHILDREN of Benjamin and Mehitable included:

  1. Mehetable Webber b.Aug. 13, 1715
  2. Lydia Webber b.Jan. 23, 1717/18
  3. Dorothy Webber b.Feb. 11, 1719/20 d.Brooksville, ME m.(1)Matthew Farnham m.(2)John Grindle
  4. Bathsheba Webber b.Jan. 17, 1721/2
  5. Anna Webber b.Jan. 17, 1723/4
  6. Thankful Webber b.Aug. 14, 1727
  7. Benjamin Webber b.Apr. 30, 1731
  8. Patience Webber b.Nov. 12, 1732
  9. Mercy Webber b.Feb. 4, 1736/7

CHILD of Benjamin and Martha:

  1. Martha Webber b.Oct. 28, 17.1739[sic]

Benjamin was a millman.

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Benjamin Webber

b.April 30, 1731; s/o Benjamin Webber and Mehitable Allen
m.Nov. 29, 1750 Gloucester, MA; Hannah Babson
b.d/o John Babson and Hannah Hodgkins

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Webber b.Aug. 27, 1754 Gloucester, MA m.Apr. 29, 1770 Joseph Weare

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