John Webb (the Brasier)
Full name : John Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases : Jno. Web
Date of Birth :
Place of Birth : England
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Occupation : He was a manufacturer and artificer of brass. He sold brass nails to be used on the
Shipp Goodfellow in the summer of 1654, for which he was paid £2.13.02, The
merchant vessel Goodfellow was partly owned by Mr. Henry Webb, and on the
voyage that brought it to Boston in 1654 it transported slaves (described as
‘servants’ sold for £360). He (or John Evered alias Webb)
was chosen as a Constable of the Town of Boston by a public vote on “The 12th:
1 mo.: (16)54/55”
Property : It appears, from court records that he sued Ralph Keeler in 1648
for slander in the Connecticut Court at Hartford. He sued for £10 for slander supposed committed by Ralph
Keeler, but the jury found for the defendant. Keeler was still forced to pay 4 shillings in damages. From Public Records of Connecticut, “The
Perticular Court in Hartford this first of March, 1648 (extract) John Webb plaintiff contra Ralph Keeler
defendant, in an action of slander damages £10. In the action of slaunder betweene John Webb plt and Ralph
Keeler defendt, the Jury finds for the defendt. In the action of the case betweene John Webb plt and Ralph
Keeler defendt the Jury finds for the plt, 4s. damage, and costs of the
Courte. Ralph Keeler freed John
Webb in Courte from his Recogniscance to keepe the peace.”
He was formally admitted to Boston in 1651 (from Boston Town records), “The
24th, 9th mo., 1651. John Web,
Brasier, was Admitted to Inhabitt in the Towne six Months, and if he behave
himselfe well, for Lounger Tyme.”
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Comments, sources, various
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Written communication with
Vinton Phillips and David L. Hester, Huron County, Ohio, January
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