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Margaret (Arden) Webb (abt. 1538 - 1608)

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Margaret Webb formerly Arden
Born about in Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Stratford, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Margaret (Arden) Webb was born about 1538 in Wilmcote, England. She married Alexander Webb Sr., She died 9 Sep 1608 in Warwickshire, England. They had four children.


  • The Early Webb Families

Although earlier Webb information is available, we will start the Webb story in the late 1400s in villages near Stratford, Warwickshire, England. If Stratford sounds familiar, it's because of William Shakespeare. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon and that's the same town. In fact, there are some very interesting family connections between the Webbs and the Shakespeares. The picture below is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. His grandmother was named Abigail Webb, and she is an ancestor of the American Webbs.


  • Robert Arden 1506, Mary Webb 1512

· 24 May 2014 ·

ROBERT ARDEN 1506 - 1556 MARY WEBB 1512 - 1550

Born: 1506 - Wilmcot, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Christening Near Stratford on Avon

He married Mary Webb 1526, (the daughter of John Alexander Webb) in Wilmcote, Ashton Cantlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England.

He married (2) Agnes Hill, or Webb, in April 1548 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England Died:

He died 16 December 1556 at age 59 in Wilmcote, Ashton Cantlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England. He was buried in the parish church at Aston Cantlow. He named his daughter (Shakespeare's mother) Mary, only sixteen at the time, one of his executors.

Father: Thomas ARDEN Mother: Wife born about 1469

Mary WEBB Born: 5 Feb 1512 - Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England Died: 1550 - Stratford, , Warwickshire, England Father: John Alexander Webb

Robert was in military service as a yoeman in the service to King Henry VII of England.

Robert Arden bought the land called Glebe Farm in Wilmcote in 1514 and built the house that had sat next to Palmer's Farm. This was the house where Mary Arden, the mother of Shakespeare was born, and which she inherited from her father, Robert.

Robert was owner of the sixty-acre farm called Asbies.

The Arden Clan came from Warwickshire, England, including some in Wilmcote.

Facts on the Shakespeare, Arden and Webb families were taken from William Shakespeare A Bio graphy by A. L. Rowse 1963:

This biography confirms that the Arden family was a well-known and large family in Wilmcote and that John Shakespeare was a ner-do-well who was often fined for not showing up for doing his duty as baliff or alderman, or mayor, and who vouched for other peoples debts as well as accumulating his own and so lost all his money and standing in the community. Even when William began to make money, debt plagued his father for the rest of his life. John Shakespeare could not read nor write, but had aspirations to be a nobleman and applied to the Herald s College for a grant of a Coat of Arms. This grant was not accepted & put through until after John’s death, when William pursued the matter. The Coat and crest were granted on October 20, 1596


Agnes Arden. Born (about 1526-S1)(in 1536-S2), of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwick, England. Katherine Arden. Born (about 1530)(in 1545-S2), of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwick, England.

Joan ARDEN, Born (about 1533-S1)(in 1542-S2), of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwick, Enland.

Mary ARDEN (Mother of William Shakespeare) Born: 1537 - Wilmcote, Aston Contlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England. Marr: 1557 - John SHAKESPEARE, son of Richard Shakespeare and Abigal Webb, Died: 9 Sep 1608 - Stratford, Wilmcote , Warwickshire, England.

Margaret ARDEN born about 1538, Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England. Margaret married Alexander Webb, son of (Sir) Henry Alexander Webb and Grace Arden, about 1555 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England. Margaret died on 9 September 1608 at Wilmote, Aston Cantlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England.

Joyce ARDEN, Born about 1534, of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwick, Enland. She died in 1557.

Alice ARDEN, Born about 1536, of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwick, Enland. She died in 1580.

Katherine ARDEN, Born: 1545 at Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England.

Thomas Arden. Born in 1540, of Warwickshire, England. Died: Bet 1541 and 1630.


  • Robert Arden and Mary Webb.

HUSBAND: Robert Arden. Born in 1506 at Wilmcote, Ashton Cantlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England; son of Thomas Arden.

Robert Arden married (1) Mary Webb, daughter of John Alexander Webb, in 1526 in Wilmcote, Ashton Cantlowe Parish, Warwickshire, England.

He was a yoeman in the service to King Henry VII of England.

WIFE (1): Mary Webb. Born on 5 February (1511-S1)(1512-S2), of Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England; daughter of John Alexander Webb.

She died before (1550)(1548-S11) in Stratford, Warwickshire, England.

SOURCES: [S1]. Robert Arden. [S2]. Family History and Birding with Tim Janzen. [S3]. Timperley of Hintlesham research page. [S4]. Robert Arden. WikiTree. [S5]. The Ancestors of William Shakespeare. [S6]. William Shakespeare. The 1911 Classic Encyclopedia. [S7]. Shakespeare's Ancestry. [S8]. Shakespeare Family Tree. and [S9]. Ancestors of Gladys E. Parker. Family Tree Maker Online. [S10]. Descendants of Sir Henry WEBB. [S11]. Mary Arden. QUOTES as sources: a) /Shakespeare/shakespeares-mother.html


  • Margaret Arden.

Birth 1538 Wilmcote, England. Death 1608 Warwickshire, England. PARENTS Father Robert /Arden. Mother Mary /Webb. MARRIAGES (1). Spouse Alexander /Webb. CITING THIS RECORD: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-05-20), entry for Margaret /Arden/. PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE Person Count 9,283 Submission ID MMQ5-2CY.

  • Some genealogies say her father was Henry Webb and Arden was her married name.[1]

Margaret was born in 1538. Margaret Arden ... She passed away in 1608. [2]


Margaret /ARDEN/
Margaret /WEBB/


Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, England[3]


Wilmcote, Aston Courthouse, Warwickeshire, England
09 SEP 1608[4]


Stratford, Warwickshire, England[5]


  • Source S3 : Author: : Title: OneWorldTree : Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; : Repository: #R1
  • Repository R1 : Name:


  • Arden-27 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson.
  • Created through the import of Rodney Timbrook Ancestors and Relatives_2010-09-10.ged on 10 September 2010.
  • Arden-57 created through the import of Webb_2011-07-09.ged on Jul 9, 2011 by Bryan Webb.
  • Travis Wagner, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Travis and others.
  • Created through the import of WikiTree.ged on 20 February 2011.
  • Arden-56 created through the import of Webb_2011-07-09.ged on Jul 9, 2011 by Bryan Webb.

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On 27 Jul 2016 at 21:31 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Arden-177 and Arden-6 appear to represent the same person because: same dates, father {merge proposed} husband and family

On 13 Sep 2013 at 23:38 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask the Arborist. Thank you.

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