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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #27 on: Friday 27 January 17 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Lawrence McLay Webster -  1887 Fraserburgh 1941

Lawrence McLay Webster  - M - 1886 - 196/ 160 - Fraserburgh

Lawrence McLay Webster - 54 years - 1941 - 168/1 29 - Aberdeen Northern District.

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #28 on: Friday 27 January 17 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou so much sandra. This is all great x

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #29 on: Friday 27 January 17 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Pleased to be able to help.  ;)

This from an ancestry tree

Elsie Watt Webster 18731953 - born 5 February 1873 - Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
passed away 2 January 1953 - Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Married Robert Alexander Anderson 18701917
Born 15 November 1870 - Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland passed away 16 July 1917 - At sea - in WW1

Couple had 2 sons - Harold Webster Anderson - 19051955
born 13 February 1905 - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa passed away 5 APR 1955 - Benoni, Johannesburg, South Africa.

and William Webster Anderson 19131959
born 11 August 1913 - Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa passed away 15 February 1959 - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 28 January 17 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi, and a Welcome from me too. ;D

hi,,the censuses show he was a Painter,,not an artist...one census describes him as  "house painter".  ;)

A painter/house painter by day, but an artist by night. A census as informative as it is, doesn't
reveal all.....

At the Fraserburgh Library there is a reading room dedicated to the "Webster Family" of artists.
The plaque reads
"The room is named after a remarkable Fraserburgh family. Alexander Webster (1841-1913) was a painter and decorator to trade, but gained a reputation as a skilled painter of landscape and coastal scenes, in oils and water colours. At least six of his sons were to inherit his artistic skills......."

From a YouTube clip, you can see some of their art work at the Library, the plaque, and also a snippet of the family tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB_QqOOw0xY
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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 28 January 17 03:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Just tagging along with Sandra's excellent work, :)

Nova Scotia, Canada
Using this link, add Webster, agree to terms and conditions, under counties add Halifax, to view
BMD's for your Webster's.
https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/Start.aspx
Marjorie Scott Webster b. February 20, 1896, Dartmouth, N.S. late birth registration April 1957,(3 pages) parents William and Emily marries Arthur L. MacD Boutilier, soldier, parents Allan and Margaret, on Sept. 28, 1916, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Find A Grave, Middle Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia
Lloyd (Arthur) MacD. Boutilier 1895-1972
Marjorie S. Boutilier 1896-1985
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154929335&ref=acom

WW1 Attestion Papers and digitized service file for Lloyd Boutilier, b. May 23, 1895, Brighton
on-Trent, England, NOK Mrs. Marjorie Boutilier.
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=56706

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 28 January 17 04:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Obituary for son of Lloyd and Marjorie Boutilier, David Maxwell Boutilier b. Feb. 5, 1924 d. Nov. 29, 2013 with photo
http://thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/1172695-boutilier-david-maxwell

Find A Grave, Middle Stewiacke, Colchester, Nova Scotia
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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 28 January 17 12:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi thankyou so much. Interestingly my grandfather also called alexander (name was passed down) is an artist and has his pictures in his loval museum in hampshire. Funny how things follow through a family. Ive seen pictures on the internet but didnt know he had a segment for the faily in fraserburgh. Fantastic.

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« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 22 February 17 11:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi, My name is Gordon Webster. I am also descended from the Webster Fraserburgh Artists. Lawrence McLay Webster was my Grandfather. I would be happy to get in touch with any of the people on this forum. I am new to the forum and am still trying to find my way around. I have found this site to be extremely helpful in confirming some of the facts that I was unsure about and also for giving me much more information.

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Re: Webster family of artists
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 22 February 17 12:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gordon, and Welcome to Rootschat  :)

The posters "witchill" and "speckle22" with the Webster family connection haven't been active recently, but I have sent them a PM (Personal Message) to advise them of your reply.

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Cheers, and enjoy the forum :)
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