WEBBE, John (c.1532-71), of Salisbury and Odstock, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1532, 1st s. of William Webbe of Salisbury by Katherine, da. and h. of John Abarough of Salisbury; bro. of William. m. Anne, da. of Nicholas Wylford of London 3s. 3da. suc. fa. 1554.

Offices Held

One of the 24, Salisbury by Jan 1559, mayor 1560-1, auditor for the 24 1564.


On the accession of Elizabeth, Webbe added to his inherited property at Salisbury. He remitted the wages due to him for representing the city in the Parliament of 1559. He died in London 1 Feb. 1571, and was buried in the church of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Salisbury, where he is commemorated by a monumental brass. His will, drawn up a week before his death, left bequests to Christ’s hospital, London, as well as to the Salisbury poor and the prisoners in the gaol there. At his burial 20 poor men of Salisbury were to be given gowns and a dinner. The will provided for the heir John, aged 14, to go to a university and an inn of court. His brother William was an overseer.

C142/274/68; PCC 26 Tashe, 24 Holney; Hoare, Wilts. Chalk, 29, Cawden 20, Salisbury, 282, 296, 708; Stephenson, Mon. Brasses, 534; City of Salisbury mss leger 1452-1567, ff. 320, 322, 324, 335v; Wilts. N. and Q. iii. 124; iv. 309, 322, 374, 456; v. 177; Wilts. Arch. Mag. xxxvi. 11; xlviii. 26; Wards 7/13/115; CPR, 1569-72, p. 445; Vis. Surr. (Harl. Soc. xliii), 141-2.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge