My name is Fred Webster
and I started this site.
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By building this site, I am attempting to research and document as much as possible the direct ancestory of the grand children of Kathleen and Fred Webster. As a general rule, I have decided to not go 'sideways' any further than our neices and nephews, but in some cases have done so, simply because the information was readily available. If anyone in our extended family wants the information for their own use, please feel free to use it, and if you have a problem retrieving or saving the data, simply contact me.
From what I've been able to gather, the Webster surname originates in England, (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Midlands) and Scotland. It is derived from the occupational name for a weaver, Middle English "webber", agent derivative of Webb.It has been assumed that the original Websters were United Empire Loyalists that came to New Brunswick. I only have records tracing settlement in Queens County in the early 1800's. My mother's birth name was Antworth, from Carleton County, New Brunswick. To date, I have not been able to document where they came from but census records show that they were farming in that area by the 1870's. There are several marriages in both paternal and maternal lines of Irish settlers, that arrived prior to the Great Potato Famine of the 1840's.
Kathleen's birth name is Willette. The orgins of the name are simple and well documented. Her grandfather's surname was Oullette, and he came to Bonne Bay, Newfoundland from northern New Brunswick or Quebec. He is recorded as Oullette on his marriage certificate, however, his son - Kathleen's father - was baptised as Willette, that name that the family has used since. Family lore is that his wife - i.e. Kathleen's paternal grandmother - was a Mi'Kmaq, although docmented proof has not been found, to date. Kathleen's maternal family name is Hatcher. It appears that they were descendents from mainly British fishing settlements in Northern Newfoundland and the south of Labrador.
For everyone's security I have chosen to have tight restrictions on who can access all the data - for example, a 'casual visitor' cannot see detailed information on any living members of the tree. Similarly, any additions or modifications to the material can be made only by me, so if you have a correction, new material such as photographs, documents, etc. please send them to me and I will take care of updating the site.
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