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A tatty, but very special box

My grandmother, Hannah Matilda Webster, was born in January 1889 in Bethnal Green, East London. She was the second daughter of William and Mary Ann Webster. They were not a rich family. William was a gas lamp lighter, a job which we tend to look back on with a rosy...

A Tragic Story

I have five Joshua Websters in my tree and a couple more waiting in the wings for some kind of proof or otherwise. The name is quite common in Yorkshire, but in East London in the 19th century my ones were pretty much the only ones. To make it even easier the earliest...