Reverend Herbert Webster (1869-1937)

Rev. Webster’s signature in 1906

Herbert was born on 14th August 1869 in Bexley Heath and he was baptised on 4th April 1870 at Saint Stephan, Coleman Street, London. When he was a boy of 11 he lived with his parents at Lonsdale Lodge, High Street, Dulwich and his father was a tea dealer.

Rev. Webster in his younger days after becoming a clergyman and apparently visiting or working in British Honduras (Belize)

He became a priest and one of his early appointments saw him move to Aylsham Road, Norwich as a Clergyman where he met his future wife Harriette Louisa Angell. They were married in 1902 at Wangford, Suffolk and had a son called John Reginald Webster who was born in 1904 at Norwich.

They moved to Martham in 1906 where he was employed as the vicar until 1921.

The Vicarage in 1906 with what is believed to be Herbert and his wife Harriette

They retired to Hove in Sussex where Herbert died on 1st October 1837. Harriette was still living there in 1939 but the date she died is unknown.

Rev. Herbert Webster in later life probably taken around 1920 when he was the vicar at St Mary the Virgin, Martham

With my grateful thanks to Sylvia Odell for supplying both the above portraits of Rev Webster.

Sources: Appointment information courtesy of the: Clergy of the Church of England Database at https://theclergydatabase.org.uk

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