Mary Webb1

#12655, (circa 1801-)
FatherArthur Webb2 (c 1756-Jun 1820)
MotherCatherine (?)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants (#1)
Darby Family - descendants (#2)
Descendents of Richard Darby (#1)
Descendents of Richard Darby (#2)
Last Edited14 Aug 2014
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Mary Webb was born circa 1801 at Waltham Abbey, Essex.1 She was the daughter of Arthur Webb and Catherine (?)2 Mary Webb was baptized at Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross and St Lawrence on Sunday, 3 May 1801 at Waltham Abbey, Essex.3

She married Benjamin Darby, son of Thomas Darby and Elizabeth Perry, at St. Mary the Great on Tuesday, 29 November 1825 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.1 Sawbridgeworth is a large parish of about 6,638 acres in extent, divided from the county of Essex on the south and east by the River Stort. The ground reaches an altitude of about 300 ft. in the north, sloping down towards the valley of the Rib on the south and east. From the main road here a view is obtained over the river into Essex. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans, about half the area consisting of arable land. The church is built of flint rubble with stone dressings, the chancel walls being coated with cement; the roofs are covered with lead. It is probable that the main part of the chancel, nave and lower stage of the tower were built in the 13th century; the north and south aisles and the south chapel were added early in the 14th century.4

She married George Darby, son of Thomas Darby and Elizabeth Perry, at St. Leonard's on Thursday, 28 June 1838 at Shoreditch, London. George was the brother of Mary's first husband.1,2

Mary Webb was recorded as living with George Darby in the 1841 census at Great Parndon, Essex, and other records indicate this was her spouse. The 1841 census only recorded adult ages rounded down to the nearest 5 years; her approximate age was recorded as 35 years old. Also living in the house were her daughter Elizabeth Darby (child of her husband's brother).5

Mary Webb was recorded as the spouse of George Darby in the 1851 census at Brocles, Great Parndon, Essex. She was recorded as being 47 years old.. Also living in the house was her husband's daughter-in-law.6

Mary Webb was recorded as the spouse of George Darby in the 1861 census at Jackson Farm, Great Parndon, Essex.7

Family 1

Benjamin Darby (5 Sep 1782-Aug 1826)

Family 2

George Darby (7 Oct 1792-Oct 1863)


  1. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  2. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 1st Nov 2012 "A couple of bits."
  3. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 5th Nov 2012 "Webbs of Waltham."
  4. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3
  5. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 330; Book: 8; Civil Parish: Great Parndon; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 16; Page: 9; Line: 1; GSU roll: 241368. (
  6. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 1770; Folio: 412; Page: 3; GSU roll: 207416. (
  7. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 1065; Folio: 105; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542746 (