WEBB, Robert (c.1719-65), of Taunton, Som. and Marylebone, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1754

Family and Education

b. c.1719, 1st s. of Nathaniel Webb of Montserrat and of Taunton, Som. by his 1st w. Bethiah, da. of William Gerrish. educ. M. Temple 1736, called 1741; I. Temple 1745. unm.1 suc. fa. 1741.

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Webb’s father, of a Somerset family, who made his fortune as a merchant in the West Indies.2 bought considerable properties in and around Taunton. Returned unopposed for Taunton on the dissenting interest in 1747, standing jointly with Sir Charles Wyndham,3 he was classed as a government supporter. At the general election of 1754 he withdrew, refusing to face the expense of a contest. He died 9 Sept. 1765.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. PCC 357 Rushworth.
  • 2. Oliver, Antigua, iii. 214.
  • 3. Egremont to Newcastle, 12 July 1754, Add. 32736, f. 23; HMC 15th Rep. VII, 124-5.