Person Sheet

Name Gov. John Webster397,375
Birth 16 Aug 1590, Cossington, L., England
Death 5 Apr 1661, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Occupation Magistrate, deputy-governor and governor of Ct.
Father Matthew Webster (1564-1592)
Mother Elizabeth Ashton (~1566-)
1 Agnes Smith397,375
Birth abt 1602, Warwick, England
Death abt 1667, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Father Richard Smith (1555-)
Mother Agnes Wraske (~1552-)
Marriage 7 Nov 1609, Cossington, L., England
Children: Mary (~1616-1687)
William (~1617-)
Notes for Gov. John Webster
The following is largely from Savage. John Webster was in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636, but it is not clear from where in Massachusetts he came. The family tradition has his origin in County Warwick, England. He was representative 1 May 1637, a magistrate from 1639 to 1655, when he was deputy-governor and the next year governor. He took the side of Rev. Mr. Russell of Wethersfield in the dispute about church and government. As a result of that he moved up the Connecticut River to found Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1659. He was made a Freeman of Massachusetts by the General Court. He became a magistrate again in May 1660. Savage has various additional family details.

WILL: Date: 23 APR 1659
Research Notes for Agnes (Spouse 1)
LDS Ancestry File, 1992
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