James Savage said. TRADITION says John Webster came from Ipswich England [Most likely sailed from the port]. No church record in Ipswich for Webster. Up the inlet is located Oulton where church records show John Webster bpt 27 Jan 1605 to Mathew Webster and ...ette' Houck.. More research needed.
John Webster's origins are unknown according to Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Project. Theories that his father was Thomas or Matthew have not been substantiated.
He migrated to Massachusetts by 1634 (there is no record of passage) and was admitted a freeman in Boston 4 Mar. 1634/5. By 1639, he had received land in Ipswich, where his wife's brothers were living. He was admitted as a commoner by that town on 23 Feb. 1644/5 and his occupation was given as baker. He had previously been admitted an inhabitant of Salem in 1637 and had a grant of land. He was a witness in the Essex court in 1639 and applied for land at the Creek in 1642.
"Inventory of John Webster's lands and goods sworn to 29: 7: 1646, by his widow, Mary Webster, who is appointed administratrix
Petition of Mary, widow of John Webster, that her eldest son, John, should have the land called the farm, of about 32 acres, which lyeth between Mr Rogers oxe pasture and Thom. Bishop's famr, when he is twenty-one yeares, he to pay Nathan, the youngest child, 5 li. at fourteen years, or if he refuse, then the 1-4 part of that land in kind or worth; that Mary, Stephen and Hannah may have the island bought of the widow Androws, in equal portions, when they shall be twenty-one; the Elisabeth, Abigail and Israell have 20 nobles each, when twenty-one; the dwelling house and 6 acres of land tied to make it good. The Court Nov. 4, 1646 granted that the estate be ordered as the widow desired and appointed her administratrix, to give bond for security in such sum as the next Ipswich court shall approve and receive of her the inventory amounting to 147 li. 5s.
John Emery of Newbury married Mary, widow of John Webster, late of Ipswich and she had power from the Court to administer and dispose of his goods to his children. Some of the children now grown, almost ready to receive their portions, John Emery petitions for liberty to sell the Island which is devided to three of the children, and also the house and 6 acres of land which was bound to make good the 20 li. to the other three, and upon grant of this, binds himself to pay the children the full price he shall sell it at, and to the other three children, who are to have 20 nobles, to make good to them the 8 li apiece and to pay the daughters their portions at eighteen and the sons at twenty-one years.
"Israell and Nathan Webster, sons of Jon. Webster, deceased, presenting their desires in writing, together with their mother's consent, with Jon. Cheny, Sr., Robt. Long and Wm Elsly as witnesses, and said Israell Webster being present in court and manifesting his desire also, that his father-in-law Jon. Emory and brother-in-law Jon. Emory, jr., might be appointed guardians, the court 25 : 9 : 1662 appointed them guardians, and also ordered that the bond given into Ipswich court for security for the children's portions remain in full force.
Petition of Israel Webster, aged eighteen yeares, and Nathan Webster, aged sixteen yeares, for appointment of John emery sr and John Emery jr as their guardians, signed also by Mary X Emery. Witness: John Chney, sr., Robert Long and William Elsly".
In 1663 their daughter Elizabeth was in court:
"Elizabeth Webster for taking a faulse oath. The sentence of the court is that she shall stand at the meeting house dore at Newbury the next lecture day from the ringing the first bell, until the minister be ready to begin prayer with a paper on her head, written in capitall letters, (FOR TAKING A FALSE OATH IN COURT) the constable to see it done, or else to paye a fine of five pounds to the treasurer, and to be disabled from taking an oath, and to pay cost and fees. She made choice to stand at the doore."
All the Webster children were remembered in John Emery's will and referred to as "his dear children".
Marriage and Children
His wife Mary was a sister of John Shatswell, who mentioned her in his will. He died before Nov 4, 1646, when the Court gave admin to the widow Mary.  leaving four sons and four daughters. The family subsequently moved to Newbury when their mother married John Emery.
... 8 minor children ... eldest son John, youngest son Nathan; Mary, Stephen and Hannah ... Elizabeth, Abigail and Israel ...
Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s - Filby, P. William, ed. (Farmington Hills, MI, USA, 2006) Ipswich, Massachusetts; Year: 1634; Arrival date: 1634 Arrival place: Ipswich, Massachusetts
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: Name: John Webster; Gender: Male; Spouse: Mary; Child: John Webster; Household Members: Name: John Webster; Mary; John Webster. MORE DETAILS NEEDED.
Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current: Name: John Webster; Birth Date: 27 Jan 1605; Birth Place: Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England; Death Date: 4 Nov 1646; Death Place: Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America. Find A Grave: Memorial #79699053 No Burial information
Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91: Name: John Webster; Date: 04 March 1634-5; Original Source: C. R., Vol. I. p. 113.
Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890: Name: John Webster; State: MA; County: Massachusetts Colony; Township: Freeman 4 Sep; Year: 1634; Database: MA Early Census Index
U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700: Name: John Webster; Gender: Male Marriage; Date: About 1627; Marriage Place: New England, USA; Death Year: 1646; Spouse: Mary Webster; Household Members: Name: John Webster; Mary Webster
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970: Name: John Webster; Death Date: 1646; Death Place: Prob Ipswich, Massachusetts; SAR Membership: 91797; Role: Ancestor; Application Date: 14 Nov 1964; Spouse: Mary Shatswell; Children: Hannah Webster; Household Members: Name: Arthur Tenney Emerson; Nellie Augusta Newman; Theodore Holbrook Emerson; Julia Ann Tenney; Hon Aaron Parker Emerson; Mehitable Parker; Captain Phineas Emerson; Marcy Cole; Timothy Emerson; Abigail Messer; Josiah Emerson; Mary Clark; Joshua Emerson; Hannah Webster; Michael Emerson; Mary Shatswell; John Webster