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John Webster
Birth: Aug. 9, 1590
Charnwood Borough
Leicestershire, England
Death: Apr. 5, 1661
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

John Webster served as the Governor of the Colony of Connecticut in 1656. He was born on August 16, 1590 in Cossington, Leicestershire, England to Matthew Webster and Elizabeth Ashton. He married Agnes Smith November 7, 1609 in Cossington. They had five children prior to immigrating to New England in the early 1630's and two more after their arrival. They first settled in Watertown, Massachusetts and moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1636, as one of the original landowners in Hartford. He held significant public offices including: Assistant to the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut from 1639 to 1655; Commissioner to the United Colonies of New England, 1654; Deputy Governor, Colony of Connecticut, 1655; Governor, Colony of Connecticut, 1656; Chief Magistrate, Colony of Connecticut, 1657; and Magistrate, Hadley, Massachusetts, 1660. He was one of the leading members of the First Congregational Church of Hartford. A religious dispute arose and John Webster was among the dissenting group. This ultimately led to a group leaving Hartford in 1659 for Massachusetts with John Webster as one of the leaders. He first settled in Northampton and later moved to Hadley, where he became a magistrate. He died of a fever on April 5, 1661. His wife, Agnes, returned to Hartford where she died in 1667.

Grandchildren by daughter Margaret who married Thomas Hunt. Following the deaths of their parents, Jonathan and Mary were sent to Massachusetts to live with their maternal grandparents, John and Agnes (Smith) Webster.

Jonathan Hunt
Mary Hunt

Family links: 
  Matthew Webster (1564 - 1592)
  Elizabeth Ashton Webster (1566 - ____)
  Agnes Smith Webster (1585 - 1667)*
  Elizabeth Webster Markham (____ - 1688)*
  William Webster (1614 - 1688)*
  Thomas Webster (1616 - 1686)*
  Robert Webster (1619 - 1676)*
  Anne Webster Marsh (1621 - 1662)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Hadley Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jul 30, 2006
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You are Not Forgotten, your 9x Great Grandson
- Gene Stephan
 Added: Sep. 14, 2017
My 10x great-grandfather. A true patriot.
- R.C.
 Added: Jul. 30, 2017

- KT
 Added: Jul. 25, 2017
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