Webster Family Tree     


                                                                                                                                                  John Webster

                                                                                                       Robert William Webster     b abt 1835           

                                                                                                         b 1859 Irelandb 1859 Ireland

                                                         John Wiley “Jack” Webster    d 1934 Hamilton, Ont, Ca

                                                          b 1894 Ireland                     

                                                                      d 1960 Toronto, Ca                                                                    William Emmett

Children (born in Toronto)                                                             Margaret Wiley Emmett                      

1. Robert William Webster,                                                                        1867?-1904 Ireland

     1921-2004?, m Norma Reynolds                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Charles Shaw

2. John Henry “Jack” Webster                                                                                                                                                                                           b 1771, Lincoln, Eng.

     b abt 1922, m Ethel Shuster                                                                                                                                                                                George Shaw                    

  1. 3.Ruth Mary Webster                                                                                                                                                          b1804 Grimsby, Lincoln, Eng       Martha ?        

     1923-1999, m Kenneth Bloye                                                                                                                                                                              d 1888, Lincolnshire, Eng

4. Florence Maude “Flo” Webster                                                                                            Charles Robinson Shaw                                                                              John Robinson

     1924-1947, m Kenneth Marks                                                                                                                            b 1834 England                                                                            Jabez Robinson       1737-1813 Lincoln, Eng

5. Violet Louise Webster                                                                                                            d 1916 Michigan                    Jane Robinson                       1782-1854 Lincoln    Ann Northern, daug of John

     1928-2014, m Robert Freeman                                                                                                                                                                            b1808 Grimsby, Lincoln, Eng.     

6. Arthur Webster                                                                                                                                                               d 1898 Lincolnshire, Eng.            Thomasin Graul

     b abt 1929, m Jean ?                                                                                                                                                                                  

7. Albert Raymond “Al” Webster                                                                                           

     b 1932, m Joan Richie                                                                                   Jabez Shaw                                                                                                                                 William Barnett

8. Charles Webster                                                                         b 1867 England                                                                               William Allison Barnett 

     b abt 1933, m Jeanette ?                                                                                  d 1937? Toronto, Ca                Jane Elizabeth Barnett          b 1809-11, Buckton, Yorkshire

                                                                     Clara Louise Shaw                                                          b abt 1837, England                                                                                                                    Michael Hardy

                                                                      1894-1961, Toronto, Canada                                                            d 1872 Toronto, Canada                                                                                                            son of Michael Hardy & Jane Yates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thomas Yates Hardy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ann Elizabeth Hardy           1791-1831 Bridlington, Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                b    b abt 1819, Buckton, York, Eng

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Waters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eliz., daug of  John Waters & Anne Davies

                                                                                                                                                                                John Baxter                                                                       Anne was daug of William Davies & Ann Bather

                                                                                                                            Letetia Mary Baxter           b abt 1845, prob Ireland

                                                                                                        b 1870, Tyrone Co, Ireland     

                                                                                                                             d. 1937? Toronto, Canada        Margaret Barnes

Webster Family  - Ireland to Canada

Earliest known ancestor:

Robert Webster


1. Robert Webster, born June 10, 1859 in Newtownbarry, Wexford County, Ireland, the son of John Webster. (John was probably a brother, son or cousin of Thomas Webster of Moneycross, Gorey.)  He married Dec. 10, 1890, Margaret Wiley Emmett, daug of William Emmett. (See marriage license below)  According to the record below, when Robert married he was probably living at Rosedale House (at right) in Shankill (County Dublin) where he worked as a coachman. (See also a picture of the Coach house, where Robert may have lived while working there.)  


Margaret was living at St. James Parsonage in Bray, probably working as a domestic. (St. James church pictured at right, built about 1840, lies between Shankill in County Dublin and Bray in County Wicklow.)

(Thank you, Hilda, for finding this record in Ireland!!)


Robert was also listed on his son Jack's birth certificate as a coachman. 

Margaret died in Dublin, Ireland in 1904. After her death, the family story is that the children were placed in a orphanage in Dublin.  Their daughter, Violet was in a girls boarding school in Dublin in 1911. 


Robert came to Canada in 1907 with his 2 sons, John (Jack) and Arthur. Daughter Violet came later.


1911 census of Canada, Ontario, Toronto Center, 50 Leonard Ave.:

Webster, Robt. (head) - 52, b Jun 1859

. . . . . John (son) - 17, b Jun 1894

. . . . . Arthur (son) - 18, b Mar 1893


At some point Robert Webster remarried to Mary McCormack and may have had another son (maybe Albert J). Robert worked for the railroad in Canada. Mary died in 1930 and Robert died Feb. 12, 1934 in Toronto. Information from his death certificate:

     Robert Webster, living at 77 Hunter St E, Hamilton, Wentworth -- had lived at residence 17 years, and in province & Canada 27 years.

     died at the hospital, Feb 12th 1934 of pneumonia. age 69 -- buried York Mills, date of burial, Feb 14, 1934

     He was a widower, b in Ireland, June 10, 1864 -- occupation: gardner

     informant: son, John W. Webster, York Mills, Ontario (unfortunately son John listed Robert’s parents as unknown)


Obituary from the Toronto Telegraph, Feb 13, 1934 -

“Webster - on Monday Feb 12th, 1934, Robert Webster, of Newtown Barry, County Wicklow, Ireland,

husband of the late Margaret Wiley Emmett, of Tullamore, Ireland. In his 69th year.

Funeral from F. Myer’s Funeral Parlors, 2335 Yonge Street, Wednesday, 3:30 pm. to Memorial Cemetery.”


Info from his death certificate:

Robert Webster, living at 77 Hunter St E, Hamilton, Wentworth (picture of house today at right)

died at the hospital, Feb 12th 1934 of pneumonia. age 69

He was a widower, b in Ireland, June 10, 1864

See also his Find-a-grave page

 

occupation: gardner

had lived at residence 17 years, and in province & Canada 27 years

buried in York Mills at Westminster Memorial Park in Toronto. 

date of burial, Feb 14, 1934

informant: son, John W. Webster, York Mills, Ontario

(son John listed Robert’s parents as unknown)


Robert and Margaret Webster's children:

1. Arthur Webster, b March 1893, Bray Wicklow, Ireland

2. John Wiley Webster, b Jan 27, 1894, South Dublin, Ireland; m Clara Louise Shaw, Sept 24, 1920 in Toronto; d May 24, 1960, Toronto

3. Violet Webster, b abt 1899, also came to Canada but not with the rest of the family. Violet was in a girls boarding school in Dublin in 1911. Married 1st to Edward Ernest Morris in 1920, then around 1948 to Joe K___? . Died Toronto. No children.




John Wylie Webster


John Wylie Webster and Clara Louise Shaw


John, also called "Jack," was born 27 Jan 1894 in South Dublin, Ireland, the son of Robert Webster and Margaret Wiley Emmett.  Baptism Feb 18, 1894, Parish of St. Kevin’s, Diocese of Dublin, Church of Ireland. The family was living at 29 Lennox St. in Dublin at this time (in central Dublin now).


Jack's mother died in 1904 and the family story is that his father couldn't take care of the 3 children (or the government wouldn't let him keep them because the view was that a man couldn't care for small children) so he (had to) put them an orphanage in Dublin. 

Picture of the "Tunisian" (other pictures).
  

John came to Canada in 1907 (age 13) on the ship "Tunisian", departing from Liverpool May 2, 1907 and arriving in Quebec May 11.  [I'm not sure exactly where he landed. This page says that the Tunisian arrived May 11 with 31 children with these notes: "Catholic Emig. Assoc. to Ottawa", "Waifs & Strays Assoc. of London to Niagara on the Lake",  "Children to Belleville". Not sure what this all means.] 


His father Robert also came to Canada in 1907, and his brother Arthur. It's possible that Robert came first then sent for his sons. His sister Violet came later since she was not with her father and brothers in the 1911 census.


1911 census of Canada, Ontario, Toronto Center, 50 Leonard Ave.:

Webster, Robt. (head) - 52, b Jun 1859

. . . . . John (son) - 17, b Jun 1894

. . . . . Arthur (son) - 18, b Mar 1893


After John served in World War I he married Clara Louise Shaw.  She was born in 1895 in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Jabez Shaw and Letetia Mary Baxter.  She and John were married Sept 24, 1920 in Toronto.


Jack (along with his father-in-law) was a member of the Orangemen, a Protestant group.  I was a group found in 1795 and found mostly in Northern Ireland and Scotland, but also throughout the English Commonwealth. 


John was a plumber in Toronto. He died in Toronto May 24, 1960 and Clara died the next year of cancer, Dec. 26, 1961.


Children of Jack & Clara Webster:

1. Robert Edward "Bob," b abt 1917 in Toronto, Ontario (named for his grandpa Webster); m Norma ?; d about 2004, Hamilton, Ontario

2. John Henry "Jack," b abt 1919 in Toronto, Ontario; m Ethel Shuster; d England

3. Ruth Mary, b 19 Aug 1923 in Toronto, Ontario; m Irvin Bloye; d 1999 Toronto.

4. Florence Maude, b abt 1926 in Toronto; m Kenneth Marks; d 1947 Toronto, age 21.

5. Violet Louise, b 16 Feb 1928 in Toronto (named for her father's sister); m Robert Freeman

6. Arthur, b abt 1929 in Toronto (named for his father's brother); m Jean ?

7. Albert Raymond "Al," b abt 1930, Toronto; m Joan ?

8. Charles "Chuck,", b abt 1931, Toronto


Wedding picture of daughter, Ruth Mary Webster and Irvin Kenneth Bloye.


On the left is John Wylie Webster (father of the bride) and

Elizabeth Isabel Saunders (mother of the groom)


On the right is Clara Louise Shaw (mother of the bride) and

John Robert Bloye (father of the groom)
















At right is Jack Webster and his daughter Violet Louise (probably about 1944).



Daughter Flo’s wedding to

Kenneth Marks.

On Flo’s right is her sister Violet.

Flo died in 1847.

Find-a-grave page.




































L to R: Roger Freeman, Bob Freeman, Violet Webster Freeman, Joan Webster, Bruce Webster, Al Webster. Al restores old cars and one of them is in the background.


Below:

Al Webster and his nephew, Roger Freeman, 2006.