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William Webb and Joan Ewen

HUSBAND:
William WEBB. (Webbe). [Webb Family Study].
William was born on 16 March (1424-S3)(1425-S2) in (London-S2)(Stratford, Warwickshire-S3), England.

William Webbe alias Killihoe or Kellowe (c1425 or 1466-1523). (S3,S4). His alias hints of a possible relationship to Robert Keilway I of Dorset. (S3).

His father is unknown. (S3).
Son of John Webb. (S5).
Son of John Webb and Johanna. (S6).
Son of John Webb. (S7).

Born on 16 March 1424 in Warwickshire, England. (S6).
Born on 16 March 1425 in London, England. (S4)( OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc.).
Born on 16 March 1425 at Oldsrock [Odstock], England, or Startford, Warwickshire, England. (S5).
Born in 1425 at New Sarum (Salisbury), Wiltshire, England. (S?).
Born by 1466 (S9).

William stated in his will that he was christened in the church of St Lawrence at Shaftesbury, Dorset. (S3,S9). Shaftesbury is on the border of Wiltshire, about 20 miles west of Salisbury.

This christening was probably in the Bradford-on-Avon Monastery in Wiltshire, for which an alternate name is St Lawrence church. This monastery was was founded about 705-710 by St Aldhelm. It was granted to Shaftesbury in 1001. It was sacked by the Danes in 1003. it served as charnel house (vault or building where human skeletal remains are stored) in medieval period. It was in use as a dwelling and a school 18th to mid-19th Century. It was rediscovered in 1856 and restored in 1870–80, and the church now in ownership of the Wiltshire Archaeological Society. (List of monastic houses in Wiltshire. Wikipedia.)(see also" Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=208138)(Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/76789/Bradford-on-Avon).

His parentage is unknown, but his use of the alias ‘Kellowe’ in his will raises the possibility that he was an illegitimate offspring of one of the Keilway family of Dorset and thus perhaps related in blood to Robert Keilway I. If Webbe was a bastard it did not impede his progress, for by the end of the 15th century he had become one of the richest merchants of Salisbury. He may have started his career in Southampton, an important outlet for the Wiltshire cloth trade, where he built the so-called Church House in Crane Street; in 1509 a pardon was issued to John Stone of Salisbury and William James of Southampton and Salisbury, factors and attorneys of Thomas Coke I, William Hawkins and William Webbe. Poole was probably another port through which Webbe exported his goods, since both his son and grandson did so, while his daughter married a merchant of that town. (S9).

Bradford became a busy centre of the medieval wool trade and later was known for its manufacture of fine broadcloth. It would make sense that the Webbe (weaver) family had interests there.

William was of New Street in New Sarum, Wiltshire, England. (S4).

He married Joan Stone on 9 June 1450 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. (S2).
He married (1) Joan Ewen, widow Stone. (S3,S4) [NOTE: Joan Ewen was married to William Richard alias Webb of Wiltshire.]
He married Joan Stone about 1449 in Bromland, Somersetshire, England. (S6).
He married Joan Stone between 1456 and 1491. (S5).
He married Joan Stone. (S7).
He married (1) Joan, widow of one Stone, of Salisbury. (S9).

He was Sheriff of London during the time of Elizabeth the Great. (S3).

He was a prosperous cloth merchant in Salisbury. (S3)
Said to have been the Mayor of London. (S7). This is not correct. (S4).

He was a member of the Forty-Eight, Salisbury, by 1487; and of the Twenty-Four, by 1487. (S9).

He served as Constable of New Sarum (Salisbury) 1488. (S3,S4). He was jt. Keeper of the Keys in 1488, Constable, Market Ward in 1488. (S9).

He was Assessor in 1492 and 1498, and of the City in 1497. (S9).

He was Auditor in 1495, 1497-1500, 1504, 1506-1507, 1509, 1513, 1517-1518, and 1521. (S9).

Webbe performed many special duties for the corporation of Salisbury and during his second mayoralty he presided over the compilation of rules for public order to be approved by the King’s justices. His first three terms as mayor ended by his being paid £17, £19 12s.5d. and £18 4s.8d. respectively, of which £10 was for his pension and the remainder for other charges. He appears to have been reluctant to undertake a fourth term, perhaps because of failing health, for his election on 2 Nov. 1522 was followed three days later by a resolution that ‘for various considerations’ he need not hold the office again. (S9).

He served as Mayor in 1495 (S3,S4), and in 1496, 1511 and 1512, 1513 and 1514, and in 1522 until his death.

He was Commissioner of the Subsidy in 1496, 1512, 1514 and 1515. (S9).

He served as a member of Parliament (MP) in 1504. (S3,S4)

Webbe and Coke claimed payment at the statutory rate of 2s. a day for their service in the Parliament of 1504 but when both men were re-elected on 2 Jan. 1510 they were promised only 1s. a day. It was not customary for the mayor of Salisbury to be returned to Parliament, and this may explain why Webbe was not chosen when these reduced wages were again offered in 1512. (S9).

He served as a member of Parliament (MP) in 1510. (S3,S4)

He served as Mayor in 1512. (S3,S4)

He served as Mayor in 1514. (S3,S4)

He married (2), after 1517, Edith, widow of Robert Long, of Steeple Ashton, and of one Morgan. (S3,S9)

He married (3), after 1520, Joan Willington, who also preceded him in death. (S3)

He served as Mayor in 1522. (S3,S4)

He died on 13 July 1523 at the age of 98 in Oldstock, Wiltshire, England. (S2,S3).

He made his will 13 July 1523, and it was proved 14 Aug 1523. (S3)
He died on 13 July 1523. (S2. (source: M. Galgan email)(American Ancestry, V12, p152-3 says b. 1426)).
He died on 13 July 1523 in Oldstock, Wiltshire, England. (S6).

Webbe made his will on 13 July 1523, describing himself as ‘William Kellowe or William Webbe of the city of New Sarum, mercer and merchant’ and asking to be buried in the church of St. Thomas, where his three wives already lay. He made bequests to his daughter Cecily, the wife of Thomas White of Poole, and her three children, as well as to the children of his second wife by her two earlier marriages. The chief beneficiary and sole executor was his son William who received a dwelling house, shop, warehouses and five tenements ‘by the water lane in Castle Street’ at Salisbury. Thomas White and another ‘son-in-law’, John Stone, were named overseers, with £10 and £5 apiece. Webbe died some three months before the close of his mayoralty, for the will was proved on 14 Aug. and his death was noted when the assembly met to elect a successor five days later. (S9).

WIFE (1):
Joan Ewen. (Joen-S3)(Joan Ewen, widow Stone-S3,S4)(Stone). [PC T1-17-1].
Born (about 1425-S5)(about 1429-S3) in England.

Widow Stone. (S3,S4).

Died between 1456 and 1519. (S5). Burial St Thomas Becket Churchyard Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (S10).

CHILDREN of William WEBB and Joan Stone:


WIFE (2):
Edith.
Widow of Robert Long, of Steeple Ashton, and of one Morgan. Robert died in 1501.

WIFE (3): Joan Willington
Married after 1520. She preceded him in death.

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