William George Webb

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William George Webb, 1901 photograph

William George Webb (1843 – 14 June 1905)[1][2] was an English businessman, brewer and politician. He was Member of Parliament for Kingswinford.[3]

Life[edit]

He was the elder son of Edward Webb (1810–1872) of Wordsley, Staffordshire, and his wife Eliza. His father's business interests included glass manufacture at Amblecote and elsewhere (he was a cousin of Thomas Webb (1804–1869) the glassmaker), and milling.[1][2][4] He became senior partner in the seed company Edward Webb & Sons,[5] with agricultural seed farms of over 1000 acres at Kinver.[6] The firm also acted as wool and hop merchants, and sold manure.[7][8]

Webb commanded the South Staffordshire Militia, and used the rank Colonel.[9] He was elected to parliament at the 1900 United Kingdom general election, as a Conservative.[10][11]

Publicity for Webbs

Webb died at Stourbridge following a short illness, aged 61.[12] His estate was valued at over £500,000.[5] He was a director of P. Phipps & Co. (Northampton and Towcester Breweries), where his place was taken by his brother Edward.[13]

Family[edit]

Webb married Ada Pryce, daughter of Captain Broughton Pryce, at Wanstead on 14 October 1874.[2][14] They had three sons and two daughters.[15] The eldest son, W. Harcourt Webb, was wounded at Senekal in the Second Boer War, and became managing director of Webb & Sons;[16][17] another son, Frank, also served in the war.[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dod's Parliamentary Companion". Internet Archive. 1904. p. 371. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Hazell's annual ... a cyclopædic record of men and topics of the day ." Internet Archive. 1905. p. 527. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Brewery History: 118, pp. 2-20". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  4. ^ "antiquarian.us, History of William Webb, Jr. & Edward Webb". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Will of Colonel Webb M.P." Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 1 November 1905. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Agriculture, &c". Worcester Journal. 6 July 1878. p. 6. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Rural Notes". Western Mail. 20 October 1900. p. 3. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Implements". Tamworth Herald. 29 August 1885. p. 5. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Death of Colonel Webb M.P." Western Gazette. 16 June 1905. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "Debrett's House of Commons". Internet Archive. 1901. p. 247. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Mr William Webb, former MP, Kingswinford - TheyWorkForYou". MySociety. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Obituary". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 10 June 1905. p. 19. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "P. Phipps & Co. Limited". Northampton Mercury. 15 December 1905. p. 6. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  14. ^ "Births, Deaths and Marriages". Worcester Journal. 17 October 1874. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  15. ^ "The New Members". London Standard. 8 October 1900. p. 4. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  16. ^ "Notes of the Week". Lichfield Mercury. 26 October 1900. p. 5. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  17. ^ "blackcountryatwar.org, County Express, August 29th 1914". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  18. ^ "The Imperial Yeomanry". Birmingham Daily Post. 27 January 1900. p. 8. Retrieved 17 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.