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William Arlent Webb

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William Arlent Webb was a very keen and very thorough genealogist in the 1930s. On his son's death, I was given a car-load of his papers (he was a very distant connection-by-marriage-twice-removed) including boxes of neatly annotated Victorian carte-de-visite (photographs), mourning cards, two huge scrapbooks full of trees and photos and letters. He married Cecil Thompson from Tingewick but the majority of the Webb ancestry relates to Melksham in Wiltshire.

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He laid out his main scrapbook with a double page for each generation for each of the families he was researching. As well as all the trees, transcripts and photos you might expect, between the leaves are often letters relating to his search for that branch of the family that make fascinating reading in their own right. They include:

(his father's family)

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  • William Webb and Betty Chivers (married 1789) who were his father's paternal grandparents

(his mother's family)

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(his wife's family)