On these pages I have combined the family trees of William Donald WEBSTER and Florence HUDSON (my grandparents). Main surnames include AGAR, ASHTON, BARBER, GIBLETT, HARLEY, HUDSON, MATTHEW, PEACOCK, PORTER, SHEPPARD, WEBSTER (mainly in England, especially London, Middlesex, Surrey, Yorkshire, Durham and Somerset). Details of living people have been suppressed to protect their privacy.
Some of these families have been traced back (with documentary evidence) to the mid to late 1700s. Our PORTER ancestor moved from Scotland to England in the 1700s, and our WEBSTERs are alleged to have done so too. Several branches of the HUDSON and WEBSTER families emigrated to Australia.
Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to this project (especially those who shared irreplaceable family documents or did significant research in archives - notably Michael FLYNN, Anne and Michael REECE, Rodney CARR, Yvonne THOMAS, Joe HUDSON, Julie BROOK, Jennie JORDAN and Bill CORDUEX).
This is a 'work in progress', and there will be some errors. Many entries are based on anecdotal evidence and need to be verified. I have a vast amount of information that is not shown here. I am willing to share more details, photos and full source references with anyone who is researching these families. Additions and corrections are welcome, but please explain from what sources you obtained your facts.
As Elizabeth Shown Mills says in "Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian" (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1997), "Genealogical research - well done - requires a critical approach to knowledge. Answers to questions can seldom be 'looked up'... we are still expected to verify those published facts."
To give future generations access to a reliable family tree, we need to ensure the long-term preservation of our data; but we must also observe privacy and copyright laws. You may use information shown here for your own private research provided that you quote 'Judy Webster's Website' as the source.
Several 'new' relatives have contacted me via my entries at Curious Fox and LostCousins, and I encourage you to submit information to those sites. If you use GenesReunited, I advise you to enter only year/place of birth. If you want to upload a GEDCOM file with more data, I recommend that you do so at Rootsweb's WorldConnect.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at the address shown below.