Webb Genealogy - Person Sheet
Webb Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameSir Henry Alexander Webb
Birth11 May 1510, Stratford, Warwickshire, England, Europe57,54, Lists May 11, 1511 as birth date.,55
Deathabt 1544, England, Europe56
Honors17 Jun 1577, Hampton Court, England, Europe255
MemoGranted the Webb Coat of Arms
TitleA Baronet, granted the Webb Coat of Arms in 1577
Anst File#9L35-6K
FlagsDeceased
Spouses
Birth1514, Wilmcote, Aston Cantlowe, Warwickshire, England, Europe57, Gives birth year as 1514,56, Gives birth as about 1512
Death3 Dec 1539, Windsor, Hartfordshire, England, Europe57,56
FlagsDeceased
FatherThomas Arden (~1469-1546)
Mother(Mrs. Thomas Arden) (~1473-)
Marriage1533, Stratford, Warwickshire, England, Europe55
ChildrenAlexander (1534-1573)
 Agnes (1536-)
 Henry (1537-)
Notes for Sir Henry Alexander Webb
The WEBB Coat of Arms was granted to Sir Henry Webb on June 17, 1577 while at Hampton Court (Elizabeth I was Queen of England).

In a letter from Hiram Webb of New Bedford Mass., to Dr. Robert Dickins Webb of Yazoo City, Miss., year 1884, the following was written;

"The family coat of arms is a cross gule between four eagle falcons and border scroll, red with gilt letters, brown shadows on all, or crest out of a ducal coronet, and a device eagle displayed. Crown has 2 red and 3 blue shots all gold, with red hollows, scarlet shield, and edges light yellow. The cross shows that our ancestor was a crusader. The hawks denote swiftness and courage. The coronet that he was fighting under one of the confederate ducal sovereigns of France, and that he was an officer." The WEBB motto is " Principles not Men". " IN ALTA TENDO "

Sir Henry was usher in the Privy Council of Catherine Parr, Queen Regent of Britain in the 16Th century. Parr, Catherine (1512-48), 6th queen of Henry VIII of England; tactful, kindly woman to whose influence her stepchildren, the future sovereigns Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, owed much Among the few existing documents connected with the regency of Catherine Parr, While Henry The VIII was conducting the siege of Boulogne A. D. 1544, there is in the Crotonain Collections a letter to her council headed:

"Katherine, Queen Regent, K. P. in favor of her trusty and well beloved servant, Henry Webb, gentlemen, usher of her Privy Chamber". This letter is in regard to some grants and privileges to Henry Webb, but which have not been fulfilled. It concludes thus: " we most heartily desire and pray you to be favorable to him at this our earnest request. Given under my Hand and Signet, at my Lord, the King's Majesty's Honor of Hampton Court, the 23d of July and the 36th of his Highness most noble Reign."60

Here is information from Jim Webb:

It was said that Sir Henry Alexander Webb (1510-1544) established the family for all future time, since to him “for valiant deeds of his father”, Sir John Alexander Webb, of Oldstock, “who was an officer under Kings Henry VII and VIII”, the present generally accepted emblem, or coat of arms, was granted. This heraldic ensigna of rank in the New Nobility, that of the thegus, owe their origin in personal service to the prince then reigning. The New Nobility was accordingly one of office due to meritorious service. The device of hereditary coat of armour, a growth of the twelfth century, did much to define and mark out the noble class throughout Europe. When once acquired by grant of the Sovereign, it went on from generation to generation. They who possessed the right of coat of armour formed the class of nobility or gentry. Sir Henry Alexander Webb married Grace Arden, sister of Robert Arden. Mary Webb (Shakespeare's grandmother) married Robert Arden, brother of Grace.56

Jim and Jill Cruse wrote about the Webb Coat of Arms:

Sir Henry Webb was a Baronet and lived in Hampton Court after 1544. He was a gentlemen usher in the Privy Council of Catherine Parr, Queen Regent of Britian and also the 6th wife of King Henry VIII.
Queen Catherine wrote a letter to her council requesting that certain grants and privileges be given to Sir Henry Webb. Though none of these privileges were ever fullfilled, Sir Henry Webb was granted the Webb Coat of Arms on June 17, 1577 for his fathers service in the Crusades.
"The family coat of arms is a cross gule between four eagle falcons and border scroll, red with gilt letters, brown shadows on all, or crest out of a ducal coronet, and a device eagle displayed. Crown has 2 red and 3 bllue shots all gold, with red hollows, scarlet shield, and edges light yellow. The cross shows that our ancestor was a crusader, The hawk denotes swiftness and courage. The coronet denotes that he was fighting under one of the confederate ducal sovereigns of France and that he was an officer. The Webb motto is Principles not Men" IN ALTA TENDO255
Last Modified 5 Mar 2002Created 28 Jan 2022 using Reunion for Macintosh
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