The Webb Family of Bay St. George, NL

Because my family (LeJeune/Young) has had several connections to the Webb family, I have included the family in my research.

Marie LeJeune (abt 1785 - aft 1836)

Marie LeJeune (abt 1785 – aft 1836), my 4th great grandfather’s sister, married Jean Webb (abt 1785 – bef 1836) sometime about 1800. My my 4th paternal great grandfather was “Jean” Joseph LeJeune (1793 – aft 1851).

Jean Webb and Marie LeJeune had at least 2 children.

        • Francois Webb (1803 – 1892)

        • Jacques Webb (1805 -aft 1858)

” On November 22, 1836, after the publication of two bands of marriage made at the parish mass and having granted dispensation of one band between Francois Webb, a major son of the late Jean Webb and of Marie LeJeune of this parish and Eloyse Doucet, a minor daughter of the late Louis Doucet and Magdeleine Aucoin also of this parish and not having found any reason to prevent this marriage, I, the undersigned priest, with the consent of the parents and having received their mutual consent of marriage, I have given them the nuptial blessing in the presence of Pierre Doucet, Pierre Aucoin, Jules Deveau and of many other parents and friends, who could not sign.”

Signed:
J. Cousteau, P’tre

Source; The register of Father J. Cousteau, Missionary at Cheticamp, Cape Breton

The take away here is “

“Francois Webb, a major son of the late Jean Webb and of Marie LeJeune”.

An entry in the register of Father J. Cousteau, Missionary at Cheticamp, Cape Breton;

“Le vingt six Septembre mil huit cent trente sept, je pretre soussigne ai baptise Justine née hier du legitime mariage de François LeJeune et d’Eloyse Doucet, parrain Jules Deveau, marraine Justine Doucet ne savent signer.”

J. Cousteau, P’tre

Translation :

“On September 6, 1837, I, the undersigned priest, baptised Justine, born yesterday, of the legitimate marriage of Francois LeJeune and Eloyse Doucet, godfather Jules Deveau and godmother Justine Doucet, who could not sign.”

J. Cousteau, P’tre

Source; The register of Father J. Cousteau, Missionary at Cheticamp, Cape Breton

My note;

Based on the people that were present at both the marriage and the birth, it’s fair to say that the entry for the birth of Justine should read Francois Webb and not Francois LeJeune.

April 1883

“Married on the 3rd day after Easter; Felix King s/o Francois & Elouise Doucet and Cecile Blanchard d/o Joseph & Veronique White“.

Source; The “Immaculate Conception” Marriages for Sandy Point, Bay St. George, NL

Despite the omission of a family name for Francois, Elouise Doucet is the wife of Francois Webb.

August 1883

James King s/o Francois & Elouise Doucet married Ursule Benoit d/o George & Caroline Young.

Source; The “Immaculate Conception” Marriages for Sandy Point, Bay St. George, NL

Why did Francois Webb and Elouise Doucet, and their children change their family name to “King”?

It is not exactly clear when  Francois Webb and Eloyse Doucet relocated to Bay St. George.

The 1921 census for Jorneau’s Brook, Bay St. George, NL suggests that Felix King immigrated in 1842, when he was 1 year old. Felix King was the son of Francois Webb and Elouise Doucet.

It is reasonable to assume that Felix arrived in Bay St. George with his parents.

Given Name    Surname     Sex    Relation    Status    Birth Year / Month      Age     Birthplace
Felix                  King              M        Head           M            1841 / Aug               70       Margaree Immigrated 1842
Cecilia              King               F         Wife            M            1863 /Sep                 58      Sandy Point
Jane                  King               F         Dau              S             1898 /Oct                  22      Jorneau’s
Walter              King              M         Son              S             1902 /Nov                 18      Jorneau’s

A Francis King, age 89, died at Bank Head, Bay St George on December 11, 1892. His place of birth is listed as Cheticamp.

Source; Newfoundland Vital Statistics

It is believed that this Francis King is Francois Webb (1803 – 1892).

For some unknown reason, Francois Webb was not comfortable with Webb as a family name and changed it to King.

I have spent many hours researching the Webb name in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, without a lot of success finding the ancestors.

The Bay St. George records indicate that the descendants of Francois Webb (1803 – 1892) and Elouise Doucet (1816 – aft 1850) have changed their family name to “King”.

To the best of my knowledge, the descendants of Jacques Webb and Marie Camus are still using the family name Webb.

Suzanne Marie Webb (1832 - aft 1878)

On January 24, 1851, my great-great grandfather George Young (abt 1825 – aft 1883) married Suzanne Webb (1832 – aft 1878).

“On January twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty one, after being granted the dispensation of consanguinity from the second to the third degree, and the power given to us by Monsignor John Mullock, bishop of Newfoundland, we the undersigned priests, missionaries of Bay St. George have received once again, the mutual consent of marriage, first given before lay witnesses, of George Young, son of John Young and of Catherine Bouthillier of this mission and by Suzanne Webb, daughter of Jacques Webb and Marie Camus of this mission. We have given them the sacrament of matrimony according to the rites of the apostolic catholic church in the presence of witnesses, George Lent and Damien Gaumond, who could not sign.”

Signed: Alex Belanger, VG

Source; The “Immaculate Conception” Marriages for Sandy Point, Bay St. George, NL

Suzanne Marie was born in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia in 1832. Suzanne’s mother was Marie Camus, the daughter of Jean-Rene Charles Camus (1765 -aft 1799) and Marie L’official (1774 – aft 1799). Her father was Jacques Webb (1805 – aft 1858), the son of Jean Webb (abt 1785 – bef 1836) and Marie LeJeune (abt 1785 – aft 1836).

George Young was the son of “John” Joseph Young (1793 – aft 1851) and Susanna “Catherine” Boutilier (1792 – aft 1851).

George and Suzanne were married “after being granted the dispensation of consanguinity from the second to the third degree”. Both George and Suzanne were related to Marie LeJeune (abt 1785 – aft 1836).

Marie LeJeune (abt 1785 – aft 1836) was Suzanne’s grandmother (the wife of Jean Webb (abt 1785 – bef 1836).

Marie LeJeune was also the sister of George’s father John Joseph” LeJeune (1793 – aft 1851), which makes her George’s aunt.

In other words, George’s aunt was Suzanne’s Grandmother.

William Webb(1873 - 1960)

On February 17, 1900, my grandfather’s sister, Marie Josephine Young (1880 – 1915) married William Webb (1973 – 1960) at Southside (aka St. George’s) in Bay St. George, NL.

Source; Newfoundland Vital Statistics

Shortly thereafter, the couple is living at Mattis Point, Bay St. George, NL.

Surname Given name Relation Status      Year   Month Age Birthplace
Webb       William        Head      Married   1875   Nov     36   St. George’s
Webb        Josie            Wife       Married   1881   Apr     30   St. George’s
Webb        William        Son         Single      1902   May      9    St. George’s
Webb        Maggie         Dau        Single      1905   Jan       6    Main River
Webb        Steller (?)     Dau        Single      1909  Jun        2    Main River
Young       George          Boarder Single     1882  Jun       29   Flat Bay

Source; The 1911 Census for Mattis Point, Bay St. George, NL

George, the boarder, was my grandfather, George Young (1882 – 1969).

Josie, the wife, was George’s sister, Josephine Young (1880 – 1915).

Sadly, Josie passed on June 1, 2015.