John WEBSTER was born 13 October 1866 in Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England. He married Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS 04 August 1889 in Shadwell, London, Middlesex, England. He died 11 October 1948 in Wapping, London, Middlesex, England. Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS, daughter of George BRYAN and Frances KNIBBS , was born 04 April 1871 in Mile End, London, Middlesex, England. She died 11 January 1921 in Wapping, London, Middlesex, England.


Children of John WEBSTER and Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS are:
1. Charlotte Elizabeth WEBSTER, b. bet. January and March, 1891
2. Barbara M WEBSTER, b. bet. October and December, 1911
3. Mary Ann M WEBSTER, b. bet. January and March, 1895
4. Alice E WEBSTER, b. abt. 1897
5. Charlotte WEBSTER, b. bet. April and June, 1900
6. Elizabeth WEBSTER, b. bet. October and December, 1903
7. John Charles WEBSTER, b. bet. April and June, 1907

Marriage Notes for John WEBSTER\Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS:

They married at the church of St Paul, Shadwell.


Notes for John WEBSTER:

In 1891, John, Charlotte and their daughter Charlotte were living at 1 Coleman Street, Chadwell, London, Middlesex with John's parents:

Joseph Webster Head 55 Bricklayers Labourer Stepney London
Mary Ann Webster Wife 55 City London
Joseph Webster Son 35 Bricklayers Labourer City London
Elizabeth Webster Daug 19 Leweisham London
John Webster Son 25 Bricklayers Labourer Mile End London
Charlotte Webster Daug in Law 20 Mile End London
Charlotte Webster Grnd Daug 2m Stepney London

I understand from Jonathan Webster, Joseph's great-grandson, that Joseph started life as blacksmith's labourer.
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In 1901, John and Charlotte were still living with John's parents at 19 Monza Street, Shadwell, Stepney, London:
Joseph R Webster Head M 65 Builders Labourer Gloucester St. Court Rd
Mary Ann Webster Wife M 65 Grussom Square Old Bailey
Elizabeth Webster Daur S 28 Salmon Lane Limehouse
John Webster Son Head M 35 Builders Labourer Quaker St Shoreditch
Charlotte Webster Wife M 29 Trouser Machinist Dadbury Street Birdett Rd
Mary Ann Webster Daur S 6 Coleman St Shadwell
Alice E Webster Daur S 4 Monza St Shadwell
Charlotte Webster Daur S 10 mos Monza St Shadwell
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We see John, Charlotte and family in 1911, living at 19 Monza Street, Shadwell, Stepney, London:
John Webster Head Married M 45 Bricklayers Labourer Shoreditch London
Charlotte Webster Wife Married (21 years) F 39 Mile End London
Mary Ann Webster Daughter Single F 16 Domestic Servant Shadwell London
Alice E Webster Daughter F 14 School Shadwell London
Charlotte Webster Daughter F 10 School Shadwell London
Elizabeth Webster Daughter F 7 School Shadwell London
John Webster Son M 2 Shadwell London
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I understand from John's grandson, Jonathan Webster, that John, formerly a builders labourer, became blind in his 40's but was able to help Charlotte at home with her work as a Trouser Machinist.

Sources for John WEBSTER:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Personal Contact with Jonathan Webster,
  4. Ancestry.com - Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,

Notes for Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS:



Charlotte aged about 20 years (click to enlarge)
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Charlotte was baptised at Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England
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I'm told that Charlotte died in 1921 aged 49, but I'm wondering if it's her death I can see in the GRO during q1/1922, aged 50 at Limehouse District, London, Middlesex, England. I do know from John's grandson that they moved to Monza Street, Wapping between 1895 and 1897, and remained there for the remainder of their lives. Limehouse District does include Wapping.

Family story has it that Lincoln Stanhope Wainwright, one of the Church of England's most famous figures, became Curate, and later Vicar, of St Peter's, London Docks, in the parish of Wapping in 1873, and on his rounds, he would spend time at Charlotte's home, sitting by the fire in the kitchen, drinking tea and eating food which Charlotte made for him. She would mend his clothes and probably provide him with replacements for those he gave away to the very poorest for even those who are poor themselves can always find someone in even greater need.

Sources for Charlotte Fanny KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Jonathan Webster,

Notes for Charlotte Elizabeth WEBSTER:

I suspect it was this Charlotte who was born in Mile End, London, Jan-Mar 1891 as Charlotte Elizabeth.

Sources for Charlotte Elizabeth WEBSTER:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave middle name 

Notes for Barbara M WEBSTER:

Sources for Barbara M WEBSTER:

  1. FreeBMD,

Notes for Mary Ann M WEBSTER:

Sources for Mary Ann M WEBSTER:

  1. 1911 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,

Notes for Alice E WEBSTER:

Sources for Alice E WEBSTER:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Charlotte WEBSTER:

Sources for Charlotte WEBSTER:

  1. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Elizabeth WEBSTER:

Sources for Elizabeth WEBSTER:

  1. 1911 British Census,

Notes for John Charles WEBSTER:

Sources for John Charles WEBSTER:

  1. 1911 British Census,