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Re: Long lost 2nd Great Uncle William Webb
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 24 March 20 17:18 GMT (UK) »
It is possible that he ended up in Boston, Mass,
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Are you looking at William W Webb, born June 1865, living in Ward 25 of Boston in 1900? He is not the same man who arriived on the Italy in 1887. The naturalization papers of Wm W Webb say he arrived at Boston about 15 July 1888.

I don't think he is your gg uncle either. The same record says he was born 20 June 1864. But your gg uncle apparently was baptized 11 April 1865.

According to ancestry's hints, the Boston man's wife's maiden name was Amy Cook, based on a Social Security application for daughter Lucy. Their daughter Amy seems to have been baptized 12 Feb 1888 at Mile End Old Town St Peter, Tower Hamlets, England, daughter of William Willis Webb.

I didn't chase down the UK records to be sure they all fit together. But if they do, then the Boston Webb isn't your gg uncle.

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Re: Long lost 2nd Great Uncle William Webb
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 24 March 20 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Here is an example of one chap with a middle initial ? William A Webb who immigrated 1886 - occupation miner (copper) on the 1900 census Township 5 Silver Bow, Silver Bow, Montana.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6Q3S-PBB?i=16&cc=1325221&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMM58-GX1

1910 census Precinct 4, Silver Bow, Montana,

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLCD-WFH
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This man's death record, 20 November 1917, Silver Bow County, Montana, says his parents were Henry Webb and Mary Olds. The informant is Mrs William A Webb, his wife.


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Re: Long lost 2nd Great Uncle William Webb
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 24 March 20 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Many discounted - another one William H Webb - 11 July 1867 - 28 March 1945 - Philadelpehia -
parents were John and Mary Webb.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK15-353X

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Re: Long lost 2nd Great Uncle William Webb
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 04 April 20 14:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your input.

William's mother was Mary Southall. His elder brother was born to Hannah Maria Webb née Oakley she died in the year of 1858, when John was 3 years old. William married Mary in 1859.


We know that his younger brother Thomas Webb, travelled out to Australia to visit John and look for work, but we could not understand why he came back via New York, unless he was visiting William, so this quest is really a shot in the dark.

I am a direct descendant of the above Thomas Webb.
And it looks as though you have read my ancestry chart.

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Martyn C Webb

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Re: Long lost 2nd Great Uncle William Webb
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 05 April 20 06:47 BST (UK) »
Running a search with just "William Webb" and mother "Mary Southall" at familysearch and at ancestry.com did not turn up anything at all. With just "Southall" I found one man born somewhere in England in the 1920s, so not the person you are looking for.