Webb, Charles


Collection date: Aug 1906

Area: Somerset - Bridgwater Surrounds

Charles Webb of Puriton (1833-1913): age 75, 1 song on 14 Aug 1906: Charles sang a version of ‘Rosemary Lane’ (FT1013) to Sharp. He was baptised at Enmore on 24/3/1833, son of William Webb, labourer and his wife Elizabeth. He left home and found work 8 miles away on the other side of Bridgwater at Bawdrip, for on 18/12/1855 he married local girl Charlotte Clist at nearby Puriton church. Neither could sign their name. They had 8 children and were living in Puriton in every census.

Charles was a labourer all his life, ending as a cement works labourer in 1901 (ref RG13/2286 f20 p9). When Charlotte died in Jan 1908, Charles went to Russell Place, Bridgwater to live with his eldest daughter Elizabeth, her husband James Warren and their 5 children (his grandchildren). He died there and was buried back at Puriton on 25/1/1913 aged 76.

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