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Webster family of artists
« on: Sunday 17 August 14 00:20 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone,  This is my first attempt on this site, it would be wonderful if someone could help me with some info.  I am researching my great grandfather Alexander Webster from Fraserburgh c1841-1913.  One of his daughters Elizabeth (1870-1949) was my grandmother, but I would love to find out a little of his other children - Alexander, William, John, Elsie, Frederick, Peter and Gordon all born in Fraserburgh. He was an artist as it seems were all of his family.

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 August 14 00:29 BST (UK) »
hi,,the censuses show he was a Painter,,not an artist...one census describes him as  "house painter".  ;)
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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 August 14 00:38 BST (UK) »
Yes, he was a house painter/decorator, but also quite a well known artist both in NE Scotland and America, as it seems were some of the sons, which makes me wonder if some of the family emigrated to America.  :)

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 January 17 09:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi witchell

I am the great great granddaughter of gordon webster. We are looking into our tree now. My understanding was alexander was a landscape painter. So was one of his sons. I had heard something about someone emigrating to usa. Also that one of them died falling into the sea whilst trying to paint on the rocks. There are a number of alexanders throughout the family. Gordon goes on to fight in the wars in the navy and apparently survived a shipwreck. Its all a bit uncertain at the moment as im getting this info third hand and not got the full story at the moment. Any info you have would also be greatly appreciated

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 January 17 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

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Apologises to Witchell who doesn't seem to have had a proper RootsChat welcome.

Is this the family you mean on the 1871 Census 67 Bread Street Fraserburgh

Alexander Webster 29 Painter (emaster employing one apprentice)
Elizabeth Webster 25
Alexander Webster 6
William Webster   3
John Webster   2
Elizabeth Webster 1

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 January 17 10:25 GMT (UK) »
1881 Fraserburgh Scotland

Alexander Webster 39 Painter (Master employing 1 man and 1 boy)
Elizabeth Webster 35
Alexander Webster 16 Painter App.
William Webster   13 John Webster   12 Elizabeth Webster 11
Elsie W Webster   8 Frederick Webster   6 Peter S Webster   4 Gordon B Webster   2
Mary Mackie   50
William Webster   16
Elizabeth Mackie   43

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 January 17 10:28 GMT (UK) »
1891 Victoria St Argyle Cot Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire

Alexander Webster 49 House Painter.
Elizabeth Webster 45
John Webster   22 Painter.  - Elsie W Webster   18
Frederick Webster 16 Painter. - Peter S Webster   14
Gordon D Webster 12 - Lawrence McL Webster 4
William M Stewart   29
Elizabeth M Stewart   21

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 January 17 10:31 GMT (UK) »
61 Saltoun Pl Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire - 1901

Alexr Webster   36 House Painter.
Mary Webster   28
Alexander S Webster   1 Month

1930 census South Bonnie Ave Pasadena Los Angeles California.

Alexander Webster 66 Born Scotland. Imm 1922. Painter.
Mary Webster   56 Born Scotland. Imm 1922. Alien.
Alexander Webster 28 Born 1902 Scotland. Bookkeeper.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 January 17 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Alexander Webster born 1866 Fraserburgh appears on a New York passenger List - SS Baltic - departing Liverpool arriving New York 24 July 1911.
Wife Mary - 28 Chadwick Street Fraserburgh - going to brother Peter Webster 3 Bath Street Atlanta Georgia.  Had been in USA previously in Ohio 1893/1894.

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