Robert Webb MP

1719 - 9th Sep 1765


MP for Taunton 1747-54 (government supporter). Son of Nathaniel Webb, merchant, of Montserrat and Taunton, Somerset and Bethiah, daughter of William Gerrish; brother of Nathaniel Webb MP. Webb’s father 'made his fortune as a merchant in the West Indies' and 'bought considerable properties in and around Taunton'.

  1. Robert Webb himself in 1757 invested £5000 to repay John Bannister of Cavendish Square moneys due to Bannister on a mortgage from Sir William Young 1st bart., and took over the mortgage himself, which covered two estates and the enslaved people attached to them on Antigua, Old Road of 333 acres and a second estate shown as near Body Ponds. Robert Webb's brother and heir Nathaniel was bought out of the mortgage in 1766 by the second mortgagees, Boddingtons and Maitland.


Shirley Matthews, 'Webb, Robert (c.1719-65)', History of Parliament online.

  1. Deed Book 1800, British Library, EAP688/1/1/11, pp. 202-3.

Further Information

Legal Education
Middle Temple; Inner Temple [Middle Temple: 1736; called 1741; Inner Temple: 1745 ]

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1751 [EA] - 1751 [LA] → Trustee
1757 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Taunton Somerset
1747 - 1754

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Taunton, Somerset, South-west England, England