Webb (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of February 28, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Christopher Webb descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of February 28, 2021

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Webb descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Christopher Webb (II) was baptized at Crediton, Devonshire, England 28 Mar 1630, son of Christopher Webb & Humilty Wheaton, and died Braintree, MA 30 May 1694. He married 18 Jan 1654/5 Braintree Hannahh Scott and they had nine children (born Braintree) including Peter and Christopher.

Second Generation

Peter Webb was born Braintree 1 Dec 1657 and died Salem 12 Feb 1717/8. He married twice, first Salem 18 Apr 1683 Ruth Bass[1] and second 1700 Amee/May Hayden. Only any children by his first marriage descend from a Mayflower passenger. These children were: Ruth (1684), Peter (1685), David (1687), Christopher (1689), Hannah (1692-1693), John (1693), Hannah (1694), Joseph (1696) and Priscilla (1697).

Christopher Webb (III) was born Braintree 25 Mar 1663 and died there 7 Feb 1689/90 Mary Bass[2].[1] and they had: Hannah (1686), Sarah (1688) and Christopher (1690).

Third Generation

Peter Webb was born Braintree 25 Dec 1685 and died bef 22 Aug 1749. He married twice, first Boston 20 May 1719 Hannah Tucker and second, Hingham 6 Nov 1722 Margaret LEAVITT Lincoln. By his firs wife he had Joseph (1719-1746 unk. if marr.) and by his second wife he had Margaret (1723)

David Webb was born Braintree 27 Nov 1687 and died Boston 9 Oct 1722. He married Boston 18 Jun 1713 Jane Snelling and they had five children (born Boston): John (1713-1719), Sarah (1714), David (1717), John (1719 unk. if marr.) and Abigail (1722).

Christopher Webb (IV) was born Braintree 30 Dec 1689 and died Boston bef 4 May 1724. He married twice, first Boston 4 Jul 1720 Sarah Pratt and second Boston 23 May 1723 Sarah Newell (no children). By his first wife, Christopher had one child (born-died Boston): Aaron (1721-1721).

John Webb was born Braintree 10 Mar 1693 and died there 14 Oct 1749. He married Bridgewater 6 Oct 1720 Mary Alden and they had four children (all born-died Braintree): John (1722-1726), Mary (1724-1725), Abigail (1726-1728) and John (1728-1729).

Joseph Webb was born Braintree 17 Jun 1696 and died Boston 10 Oct 1762. He married Boston 26 Oct 1721 Abigail Torrey and they had fifteen children (born Boston): Joseph (1722-1734), Samuel (1723-1724), Lydia (1725-c1726), Elisha (1726-c1728), Abigail (1728), Grace (1729-c1731), Lydia (1733), Joseph (1734 m Penelope Phillips, no ch.), Deborah (1735), Grace (1737), Elisha (1738-1739/40), William (1740 unk. if marr.), Nehemiah (1742 m Sarah Smith), Persis (1743-1751) and John (1745 unk. if m.)

Christopher Webb (IV) was born Braintree 19 Aug 1690 and died there 15 Jan 1761. He married Boston 30 Apr 1713 Ann White and they had fifteen children: Ann (1714-1714), Samuel (1716 m. Sarah Lincoln), Mary (1718-1719), Christopher (1720-1720), Christopher (1721 unk. if marr.), Joseph (1724 unk. if marr.), Ann (1726), Mary (1727), Nathaniel (1729 m. Jane Blanchard), Sarah (1730-1731), Ebenezer (1731-1731), Thomas (1732 unk. if marr.), Ebenezer (1733 unk. if marr.), John (1735 unk. if marr.) and Lydia (1737).

  1. After Christopher's death, Mary married Braintree 13 Apr 1694 William Copeland.

DNA results R1b-L21

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Webb Surname DNA Project Group: Christopher Webb (grandfather of Peter & Christopher) currently lists seven close STR matches, all claiming Christopher as their most distant known patrilineal (all male line) ancestor (MDKPA). None of them have done any Y-SNP tested and all are predicted (by FTDNA) to fall under R1b-M269. Two of the individuals have done Y-67 STR testing. Plugging in the STR values into the Nevgen Haplogroup prediction tool gives a very low prediction of the family falling somewhere under R1b-L21. Other subclades of R1b-P312 are also predicted with extremely low probability. The tool predicted a 75% chance of the result falling under an "unsupported clade."[1]

Further needed testing

We need direct male-line Webb descendants to WGS/NGS test to confirm and further refine the haplogroup placement.

  1. In addition, a fairly close STR match to this family has taken the Big Y-700 test and been found to fall under R-L21>S552>DF13>ZZ10_1>Z253>Z2534>ZZ5_1>A16>BY10>FGC53827 so it is quite likely the Webb family falls somewhere in this line of successive clades.

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