GENERATION 14

GENERATION 13

JOHN WEBSTER
bapt:about-1535Cossington, ENG  
marr:                                          
buri:10-11-1594Cossington, ENG
father:JOHN WEBSTER
mother: 
 
 
born:                                          
marr:    
died:    
father: 
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Biography

JOHN WEBSTER III married first Isabel Ky--thin on Oct. 1, 1559. She died in childbirth the following year and was buried on Aug. 12, 1560.

Shortly thereafter JOHN III took a second wife who would be the mother of all his children. Her name is unknown.

JOHN III was certainly a leading man of Cossington. He was listed in village matters along with the squire and parson. He was among the most highly taxed due to his land holdings.


 

Children

  born marr died
all children born in Cossington, Leicestershire, England
Eleanor 11-18-1561                   12-10-1561     
Elizabeth 10-18-1562                    
MATTHEW WEBSTER
  wife ELIZABETH ASHTON
about-1564
         -1566
 
04-17-1587
09-13-1592     
 
John                      
Margaret 09-07-1570    
Humphrey 09-07-1571   09-24-1571     
Emett 09-27-1573   02-01-1574/75


The American Genealogist

(see John Webster (Generation 15) for more detail)

John Webster III, whose domestic life was punctuated by a pathetic succession of lyings in and layings out, appears to have married shortly after his grandmother's death. His bride, Isabel, died in child bed within a year and he married again very soon, for another babe was laid in the churchyard before sixteen months were out. In those days, when no man could run a farm or a business without a helpmate, he would not be accused of inconstancy.

He prospered in business; the accounts show that he ranked extra land and that he was taxed quite highly for parish purposes. He became, after the squire and the parson, a leading man in the village; in fact, his name appears next after theirs in the articles of agreement made in 1585. It is interesting to notice that these rules, that were "to contynew for ever," were drawn up at a time when England was in greater peril than she was ever to be again until 1940.



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