WEBB, Steffano





Steffano Francis Paulovitch Webb
born 16 October 1880 at Sherwood House, Christchurch, New Zealand.
died
22 December 1967 at Windsor House, Christchurch, New Zealand.




 

 Steffano Francis Paulovitch Webb
 (Official Record of the New Zealand International Exhibition 1906-7, page 66
incorrectly identified as E. Bartley)





Steffano Francis Paulovitch Webb (6) was born on 16 October 1880 at Sherwood House(1) in Cashel Street, Christchurch the son of Henry Richard Webb (pictured left) and Augusta Ann Webb nee Peacock. At the time of his birth his father was the Manager of The Permanent Investment and Loan Association of Canterbury located in Hereford Street. He had been a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council 1869-75 and member of Parliament for Lyttelton 1873-75. Henry Webb was the last Provincial Secretary of Canterbury. In about 1846 he had taken up amateur photography and in the 1890's was the President of the Photographic Section of the Philosophical Institute (2). Steffano Webb's mother was the sister of the businessman and politician John Thomas Peacock.


above: Steffano Webb's birth is announced in the Star newspaper.
Star, Issue 3903, 20 October 1880, Page 2


above: six months after his birth Mrs Webb advertised for a children's nurse.
 Star, Issue 4058, 23 April 1881, Page 2

Steffano Webb was baptised at St John's Church, Latimer Square on 28 November 1880. He attended Christ's College from 1895 to 1899. His father died at "Te Wepu", Merivale Lane, Christchurch on 11 February 1901 aged 72 years and his mother died there in 1914. Steffano Webb's sister Malvina Mary Webb was married to Robert Ewing McDougall (1860-1942), who was the benefactor of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery.


Steffano Webb began work as a photographer for "The Press" newspaper (4) before establishing a studio in Colombo Street about 1906. One of his first major jobs was as one of the official photographers for the New Zealand International Exhibition (1906-1907) in Christchurch.(3)
above: a selection of postcards from the NZ International Exhibition with photographs by Steffano Webb.

About 1908 he went into partnership with George Angus Bunz in Gloucester Street under the name Webb and Bunz. When Bunz left in 1909 (8) to establish a studio in Ashburton, Steffano Webb remained in Gloucester Street. By March 1912 he had moved to the second floor of the Petersen's Building at 252 High Street.

The Press, 30 March 1912, page 15

He married at St Mary's Church, Merivale on 30 April 1913 to Beatrice Howard Buss (born 10 March 1889 - died 26 April 1978) (7). He was then aged 32 years his wife was aged 24 years; she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Buss nee Howard and William Buss, an auctioneer.


During World War One he is not shown in directories as a photographer in Christchurch and only appeared again in 1922, back at the High Street address. In about 1929 he also took over the studio of John Ernest Pigott located in the Oxford Buildings, George Street, Timaru. He had both studios until he retired in about 1951. Raymond Attwell Ayton (1922-1992) purchased the High Street studio and Frederick Walter Goffe Dickeson (1917-1987) took over the studio in Timaru. Ayton Studio Co. Ltd remained at 252 High Street until about 1961 when I. K. O Photo Studio moved there. (refer to Directories listed below)




The Sun, Saturday 23 May 1925, page 7


above - a photograph by Steffano Webb, Christchurch of an unidentified baby

Steffano Webb was well known especially for his portrait photography. In 1947 he was the President of the New Zealand Photographers' Association and in 1965 he was made an honorary life member of the Association.(3)(4)
 

He died aged 87 years on 22 December 1967 at Windsor House, Christchurch. He was survived by his wife, daughter and three sons.(3)(5)



The Christchurch Star-Sun, Thursday 23 March 1950, page 12




The Christchurch Star-Sun, Saturday 20 May 1950, page 1


The Christchurch Star-Sun, Wednesday 17 May 1950


 
Whimsical Webb
REMEMBER when you had your first photograph taken? Remember how the photographer placed an altogether unsuitable book in your juvenile hands, told you to look pleasant, and then put a dirty one over you by instructing you to watch for a dicky-bird that never materialized? These were tricks of the old photographers and they are gone for good now. Art is the soul of the modern photographer's work. If you want to know more about the matter, see Steffano Webb, that worthy citizen of Christchurch, whose work bears the invisible imprint of the master. Steffano Webb has a flair for all kinds of work entailing the use of the magic box. Studio portraiture, commercial photography, press pictures — these are all in the day's work of this likeable, sincere fellow. You cannot fluster him. He meets the most trying situations with one of his whimsical remarks. Nervous children, equally nervous brides with their grooms trying, to look nonchalant under the circumstances — to photograph people such as these calls for patience — and tactful patience at that. But Steffano Webb falters not. He likes his work and likes his town — and he gives his best to both. Truly, a useful, member of this community. 
NZ Truth, Issue 1162, 8 March 1928, Page 6


The Christchurch office of Archives New Zealand has his probate file dated 1968.
Photograph of H. R. Webb - The Jubilee Number, The Weekly Press 1850-1900.


above - Hon. John Thomas Peacock the uncle of Steffano Webb
photo by Clarke, Wellington.

(1) Star, Issue 3903, 20 October 1880, Page 2.
(2) Star, Issue 5569, 19 May 1896, Page 1 - Mr H. R. Webb, who briefly sketched the history of photography, which, he said, he had taken up as an amateur fifty years ago, though even he had to yield the palm as the oldest amateur photographer to another gentleman present, Mr B. W. Mountfort.

(3) Obituary - The Christchurch Star, 23 December 1967, page 5.
(4) Obituary - The Press, 26 December 1967, page 8.
(5) Margaret Ann Webb born 10 May 1914, Richard Steffano Webb born 26 November 1916, Bryan William Webb, born November 1919, John Howard Webb born 28 October 1926 (Christchurch City Libraries)
(6) The name Paulovitch may come from Robert Hector Paulovich a Storekeeper in West Maitland, New South Wales who provided a reference when Henry Richard Webb commenced business as a commission agent in Sydney in 1853. Others were provided by Messrs. Peacock & Son, and Mr. J. Rickards, Merchant, Pitt-street, Sydney.
Rickards may have been the uncle of Henry Richard Webb (his mother was Susannah Webb nee Rickards), Paulovich may have been Rickard's son-in-law. Paulovich died 29 January 1874, Acton House, Brisbane http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article669002
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843-1893), Saturday 25 June 1853, page 4.




above - an advert from the Canterbury Society of Arts - Catalogue 1933




Additional information

The name Steffano Paulovitch comes from the husband of Henry Richard Webb's aunt Ephrath, who was the sister of Webb's mother Susanna and also the sister of John Rickards. Ephrath Rickards married Stephano Paulovich in London in 1810 and two of her sons came to Australia in 1837 to join her brother John Rickards and sister Susannah Webb who had arrived in 1828. One of these sons was Robert Hector Paulovich. Therefore, he and Henry Richard Webb were first cousins and John Rickards senior was their uncle. However, John Rickards Jun is more likely to have been the one who provided the reference as John Rickards sen returned to the UK and his son was in charge of the business during the 1850s and 1860s. (see Cathie's comment below)

(7) died Wesley Hospital, Christchurch, of 32 New Brighton Road, Christchurch. Press 27 April 1978 page 31.
(8) Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7764, 6 April 1909, Page 4





above: Peterson' Building at 252 High Street, Christchurch. Steffano Webb's photographic studio was located on the top floor of this building from about 1912.
Photograph by Steffano Webb.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Record Title: Petersen's Building, 252 High Street, Christchurch
Reference Number: 1/1-021846-G




above: The entrance to the studio from High Street.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Record Title: Petersen's Building, 252 High Street, Christchurch
Reference Number: 1/1-021846-G


above: detail of the top storey windows as viewed from High Street.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Record Title: Petersen's Building, 252 High Street, Christchurch
Reference Number: 1/1-021846-G


below: the location of Petersen's Building at 252 High Street can be seen in this aerial photograph from the 1950's or 60's, the building has since been demolished.







Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio
"Scrum"





Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio
not identified





Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio
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Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio
A picture framer's note on the reverse shows the name "Mrs McKeegan, Hawarden".
(framed by H. Fisher & Son, 691 Colombo street, Christchurch)



Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio


Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio




Steffano Webb's Timaru Studio



Steffano Webb's Timaru Studio


 Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio




Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio




 John Thomas Sutton Sr, founder of Quill Morris 1939 and a well-known hotelier in Christchurch. Portrait identified by great grandson, June 2016.
 by Steffano Webb's Christchurch Studio
(framed by Smith & Hodgson, Picture Framers, 153 High Street, Christchurch)




Hugh Lowry
Manager of Dalgety's in Timaru 1924-1931 - from Dalgety Album




Steffano Webb
Christchurch
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Steffano Webb
Christchurch
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Steffano Webb
Christchurch
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 Steffano Webb
Christchurch



 unidentified women by
Steffano Webb
Timaru


 A unnamed couple 
by photographed by Steffano Webb, Christchurch

 "Gladys"
photographed by Steffano Webb, Timaru 



Catherine Rita May Bolitho,
photographed by Steffano Webb, Timaru in 1929.



The wedding of Catherine Rita May Bolitho to Sidney Clarence Gudsell
photographed by Steffano Webb, Timaru on 23 January 1931.
Pictured from left, James Ivan Nicholls Bolitho, Agnes Elizabeth Scott (later Dale), Sidney Clarence Gudsell, Catherine Rita May Bolitho and Janet Hall Bowie (later Sheridan).



Janet Ruby Lawrie Bolitho nee Oliver and William George Bolitho

photographed by Steffano Webb, Timaru.





 
not identified


inscribed "With Xmas love from Lilian"


 




Mrs and Mrs Austin?



not identified

 

 not identified
by photographed by Steffano Webb, Christchurch








above: Steffano Webb's Timaru Studio
Star Cricket Club - 1st Eleven
Winners Senior Competition and Bristol Cup 1933-4
Matches Played - 15, Won 8, Drawn 6, Lost 1.
back row: J. Holden, R. Judge, S. Williams, H. Fraser, (President), R. Seaton, R. Taylor, L. Wood.
front row: J. Rodgers, (Hon. Sec.), A. Shillito, N. Ede, V. Hahn*, (Captain), H. Button, (Vice-Captain), F. Smith, Dr. N. K. Cox. (Coach).
Absent G. Powell, R. Barlow.

*Victor Alexander Hahn was born on 19 October 1904 at 74 (or 14) Ruskin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch the son of Albert James Hahn and Jessie Robertson, he died about 1977.

News has been received in Wellington of the death of Mr. A. J. Hahn, an ex member of the first contingent which sailed from Wellington for South Africa on 21st October, 1899. The late Mr. Hahn, whose home was at Fairfield avenue, Addington, Christchurch, served in all the engagements in which the contingent was prominent, and was very popular with his comrades. Latterly he had not enjoyed very good health.
Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 36, 11 August 1926, Page 13.

 

Known studio locations:
1906 and 1907 - Webb S. F. P., Colombo street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1906 and 1907

1906 -
Webb Steffano F. P., 215A Colombo Street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1906
 

1908 and 1909 - Webb & Bunz, Gloucester street, Christchurch
The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1908 and 1909
 

1910, 1911 and 1912 - Webb Steffano, Gloucester street, Christchurch
The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1910, 1911 and 1912.

1913 -
Webb Steffano, 252a High street, Christchurch

Petersen's Building, 252 High Street, Christchurch
The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1913

1914 -
Webb Steffano F., 252 High Street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory April 1914

1922 -
Webb, Steffano, 252 High Street phone 1989

Christchurch Telephone Directory 1922

1924, 1928 and 1929 - Webb Steffano F., 252 High Street, Christchurch
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1924, 1928 and 1929

1930 -
Webb Steffano F., 252 High Street Christchurch & Oxford Bldgs George Street, Timaru

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1930 

1934 and 1936 - Webb Steffano F., 252 High Street Christchurch & George Street, Timaru
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1934 and 1936

1939, 1940, 1941 and 1943 - Webb Steffano, 246 High Street, Christchurch & George Street, Timaru
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1943
 

 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1950 - Webb Steffano F., 252 High Street, Christchurch & George Street, Timaru
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory

from 1951 R. A. Ayton was operating from 252 High Street, until 1957 when Steffano Webb is again shown at this address. In 1962 Ikophoto Studio was at this address.


 











Webb Family

Henry Richard Webb born 18 May 1829 Sydney, Australia son of Henry Webb and Susannah Rickards [they married on 24 February 1825 at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England], baptised 14 June 1829 St. Philips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, died 11 February 1901, "Te Wepu" Merivale, Christchurch aged 72 years. Susannah Webb died 1 January 1871 at the residence of her son, Lyttelton, New Zealand aged 83 years, buried Lyttelton Anglican Cemetery plot 53.i

He married 1stly 27 October 1853 St. Paul's Church, Auckland, by the Rev. Lloyd, M.A.,  Ann Vaile, second daughter of George Vaile, Esq., Auckland, architect, she died 21 December 1854 at 6 Victoria Terrace, Miller's Point, Sydney.

By special license, on Thursday, 27th October [1853], at St. Paul's Church, Auckland, by the Rev. T. F. Lloyd, M.A., Mr. Henry Richard Webb, of Miller's Point, Sydney, to Ann, second daughter of G. Vaile, Esq., Auckland. 
The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 9 December 1853, page 5

child of Henry Richard Webb and Ann Vaile:

1. Ann Vaile Rickards Webb born 6 December 1854, 6 Victoria Terrace, Miller's Point, Sydney, reg. no V18554169 42B/1855, baptised 3 January 1855  The Holy Trinity Church, Sydney, died 12 January 1856 at the residence of her father, 6 Victoria Terrace, Miller's Point, Sydney, aged 13 months, reg. no V18565238 122A/1856.

He married 2ndly 15 October 1857 by license, at the Centenary Chapel, York-street, Sydney, by the Rev. J. G. Millard, Augusta Ann Peacock, second daughter of John Jenkins Peacock, Esq., of Urgent Cottage, Miller's Point, Sydney.

On Thursday, 15th instant, by license, at the Centenary Chapel, York-street, by the Rev. J. G. Millard, Henry Richard Webb, to Augusta Ann, second daughter of John Jenkins Peacock, Esq., of Urgent Cottage, Miller's Point.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 23 October 1857, page 1 


children of Henry Richard Webb and Augusta Ann Peacock:
2. Ephrath Theresa Webb [or Ephreth] born 27 September 1858, 6 Victoria Terrace, Miller's Point, Sydney, reg. no 2007/1858 Sydney, died 25 March 1940 at her residence 114 Aikman's Road, Merivale, Christchurch aged 81 years, cremated, headstone in St Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Papanui, Christchurch. Furniture and effects sold May 1940 - Press, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23011, 4 May 1940, page 30

3. Henry Peacock Webb born 21 June 1860, 6 Victoria Terrace, Miller's Point, Sydney, registration number 1578/1860 Sydney, died 27 October 1920 Christchurch aged 60 years, reg. no 1920/6369, buried Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, block 36, plot 91. 
Civil Engineer of 16 Holly Road, Christchurch (1907 lived at 16 Loftus Street, Sydney).

4. William Jenkins Webb born 17 October 1862 at 16 Crown Street, Miller's Point, Sydney, (sheep farmer of Dunsandel), reg. no. 2004/1862 Sydney, died 12 November 1926, 11 Queen's Avenue, Fendalton, Christchurch, aged 64 years, reg. no. 1926/8872, buried Church of England Cemetery, Lyttelton, married 18 December 1899 at Holy Trinity Church, Otahuhu, Auckland, by the Rev. Canon Gould, Martha Mary Ethel Gray born 2 August 1871 London, England, daughter of Owen Wynne Peyton Gray and Augusta Ann Spicer, she died 21 December 1941, Christchurch, her sister Mary Barbara Harriet Gray was married to  Croslegh Dampier-Crossley
     issue:
     4a. Barbara Augusta Webb born 2 November 1900, Springbank, Waimakariri, Canterbury, reg. no 1900/18472, baptised 13 December 1900, died 12 February 1990, Timaru, married about 1930, reg.
1930/2426, Francis George Macdonald Raymond [accountant], son of  Francis Archdall Raymond and Mary Galloway, he died 1 January 1954 Te Moana
          issue:  
          Suzanne Mary Raymond born 28 February 1931, Timaru, died 10 August 1997, Remuera, Auckland [Mrs Holderness?]
          daughter born 6 February 1934, at "Whare Nana" Timaru
          Wynne Archdall Raymond, Mayor of Timaru, born 23 October 1936 at "Whare Nana" Timaru, died 2019, reg. 2019/10512
     4b. Patrick Henry Webb born 27 September 1906 Springbank, Waimakariri, Canterbury, reg. 1906/21895, baptised 4 November 1906, died 28 April 1985 Christchurch, reg. 1985/33550, married 16 February 1933, Knox Church, Bealey Ave, Christchurch by the Rev. T. W. Armour, reg. 1933/9816, Mary Marguerite Minson
 
  Star, Issue 6679, 28 December 1899, Page 3


5. Albert John Webb (sheepfarmer at Waipahi, Otago) born 14 March 1864, Augusta Villa, Burwood, Sydney, reg. no 3938/1864 Concord, died 11 August 1942 Balclutha aged 78 years, reg. no 1942/30026, buried Clinton Cemetery, Otago, plot 20, block 2, section Anglican, married 22 April 1913 Tainui Parish, Musselburgh, Dunedin, reg. 1913/4301, Alice Brook, died 26 August 1957 Waimate, aged 76, buried Clinton Cemetery, Otago, plot 20, block 2, section Anglican. [There is a Webb Road, at Waipahi] http://www.balcluthagenealogy.org.nz/search.php
     issue:
     5a. Malvina Jean Webb
born 18 March 1915, died 2007, reg. no. 2007/6582 as [Melvina Jean Middlemiss], married 1954-1963, Kenneth James Middlemiss [farmer].


6. Edward Rogers Webb, MBE 1954 [accountant, bursar at Christ's College] born 3 March 1866 at Augusta Villa, Burwood, Sydney, reg. no 4060/1866 Concord, died 30 November 1954 aged 88 years, reg. no 1954/35833, buried Waimairi Cemetery, block AN12, plot number 6, married 18 April 1907 at St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, Frances Mary Young Taylor daughter of Thomas Taylor and Annie Livermore McDougall, died 9 February 1938 at her residence 27 Murray Place, St Albans, Christchurch, buried Waimairi Cemetery. E. R. Webb was president of the Canterbury Early Pilgrims' Association - Evening Star, Issue 23533, 25 March 1940
issue:
    6a. Betty Frances Webb born 17 August 1908, reg. no 1908/24371, baptised 4 October 1908 St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch      
    6b. Claire Florence Webb born 8 January 1913, reg. no 1913/903, baptised 16 February 1913< St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, married 21 February 1939 St Mary's Church, Merivale by Archdeacon A. K. Warren, Frank Stewart Taylor
    6c. Robert Courtney Webb born 13 September 1917, reg. no. 1917/6637, baptised 4 November 1917 St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, died 1989, married Barbara Saywell Reay
    6d. William Rogers Courtney Webb


Star , Issue 8915, 29 April 1907, Page 3


7. Florence Augusta Webb born 7 January 1870, "Epeira", Lyttelton, New Zealand reg. no 1870/9910, baptised 13 March 1870 Holy Trinity Church, Lyttelton, died 11 May 1884 aged 14 years 4 months at Merivale, Christchurch, buried 12 May 1884, St Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Papanui, Christchurch, (the headstone shows 14 May 1884, however the Star newspaper of 12 May shows she died on 11 May 1884).

8. Malvina Mary Webb born 29 December 1870, "Epeira", Lyttelton, New Zealand, reg. no 1871/10623, baptised  3 March 1871 Holy Trinity Church, Lyttelton, died 2 December 1964, buried Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, block number, 11 plot 15A aged 93 years, married Robert Ewing McDougall.
     issue:
     8a. Marjorie Rellan McDougall born 1898, reg. no 1898/12377
     8b. Frances Jean McDougall born 1901, reg. no 1901/5085      
     8c. Malvina Nancy McDougall born 1904, reg. no 1904/11419    


Star, Issue 5802, 20 February 1897, Page 4

9. Ernest Courteney (or Courtney) Webb (sheepfarmer at Hororata, later at French Farm, Banks Peninsula) born 23 May 1873, Lyttelton, New Zealand, reg. no 1873/36282, baptised 29 June 1873 Holy Trinity Church, Lyttelton, died 27 June 1957 Akaroa, aged 84 years, reg. no 1957/24487, buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery, block 37, plot 226, married about May 1935 St Andrew's Church Oxford by the Rev. H. F. Ault, Marion Elizabeth Alford born 16 May 1907, reg. no 1907/2503 daughter of Elizabeth Jones and William Harley Alford [watchmaker], died 19 October 1979 aged 63 years, reg. no 1979/45928, buried Ruru Lawn, block 37, plot 226. He collected stamps.
     issue:
     9a. Elizabeth Ann Courtney Webb 
     others?
  

10. Lilian Kate Webb born 22 September 1876 "Epeira", Lyttelton, New Zealand, reg. no 1876/17558, New Zealand, baptised 29 October 1876 Holy Trinity Church, Lyttelton, died 21 February 1877 aged 5 months, reg. no. 1877/3708, buried 22 February 1877 Lyttelton. 

11. Steffano Francis Paulovich Webb (photographer) born 16 October 1880 at Sherwood House, Christchurch, New Zealand, baptised 28 November 1880, died 22 December 1967 at Windsor House, Christchurch, married 30 April 1913 St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, Beatrice Howard Buss, daughter of William Buss (auctioneer) and Mary Elizabeth Howard.

issue:
     11a. Margaret Ann Webb born 10 May 1914, Jackson's Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, reg. 1914/23107, baptised 5 July 1914 St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch, died 5 August 2001, Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, Christchurch, reg. 2001/17020, 1954 - spinster, 32 New Brighton Road, 1957 - plunket nurse
      11b. Richard Steffano Webb J.P., [farmer, real estate agent] born 26 November 1916, Jackson's Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, reg. 1917/12601, baptised 14 January 1917,  died 20 November 2006, Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, Christchurch, married 11 September 1945 at St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch by Archdeacon A. J. Petrie, Ann Beatrice Westenra born 15 September 1921 [twin], died 9 September 2007, Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, Christchurch, reg. 2007/22835, second daughter of and Derrick Warner Westenra (farmer) and Helen Beatrice Nicholls of "Camla", Dunsandel
         i. Peter Howard Westenra Webb [accountant] - married Diane Louise ...
         ii. Michael John Richard Webb - married Carol Anne ...
     11c. Bryan William Webb [Market Gardener] born 6 November 1919, 17 Jackson's Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, died 9 April 1992 at his home, Christchurch, reg. 1992/35653
    11d. John Howard Webb [photographer, cleaner] born 28 October 1926, Snowden Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, died 29 December 2002, reg. 2003/438
     11e. still born son, [younger twin] 28 October 1926, reg. 1926/27416, buried 1 November 1926, Bromley Cemetery. 

12. Rickards Hickman Webb [company manager/mercantile clerk, works manager of Aulsebrook and Co. Ltd] born 27 April 1884 Hawkesbury, St Albans, Christchurch, reg. 1884/12625, died 5 September 1964 Christchurch, aged 80 years, reg. no. 1964/45488, married 15 December 1920, St Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch by Archdeacon Haggitt, Kathleen Eva Hartley, born 1892, died 24 August 1961 Christchurch
     issue:
    13a. Bruce Anthony Webb [salesman] born 1922, died 27 December 1968 
    13b. Pamela Webb [school teacher] born 9 January 1924 at Nurse Bethune's, Cashel Street, Christchurch, died 1 March 2014

Sergeant R. H. Webb, who has been wounded, is the seventh son of the late Mr H. R. Webb, and is 33 years of age. He was educated at Christ's College, and prior to enlisting with the 14th Reinforcement was on the staff of Aulsebrook and Co. Sergeant Webb was well known in musical circles in Christchurch. While in England he was twice recommended for a commission.
Sun, Volume IV, Issue 1060, 5 July 1917 




5. Albert John Webb
Obituary.— Mr A. J. Webb, whose death occurred recently, was the third son of Mr H. R. Webb, a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council, and M.H.R. for Lyttelton. He was born at Burwood (Sydney, N.S.W.), and came to Lyttelton with his parents in 1868. He was educated at Christ’s College, where he was captain of the senior football team, a lieutenant in the cadets and boxing champion. After leaving school he entered the office of Messrs Dalgety and Co., Ltd., in Christchurch. He was for some time manager of Wai-iti Station for Mr J. T. Peacock, and from 1897 he conducted farming operations on his own account at Hazelburn, near Pleasant Point, and elsewhere. He was a director of the Otago Farmers’ Co-operative Association and the Otago Farmers’ Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Mr Webb is survived by his widow, one daughter, one sister and four brothers.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 25012, 4 September 1942

 


4. William Jenkins Webb born 1862 -1926
Mr. William Webb, Manager of “Springbank,” was born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1862, and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch. He joined the Bank of New Zealand, in which he passed four years, and then exchanged the desk for station life, which he followed at “Birch Hill” and at “Springbank,” and the latter property was managed by him for several years. He afterwards visited Australia, where he studied wool-classing and attended the technical college at Sydney. He and his brother, Mr. A. Webb, bought Ngakorua estate, at Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, in 1895, but after a time he again entered on the management of “Springbank.”
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]


Henry Richard Webb
Mr. Henry Richard Webb, F.R.M.S., was a native of the Colony of New South Wales, where he was born in 1829, his parents being amongst the passengers who arrived in the previous year in the ship “Eliza.” Mr. Webb was educated at the Sydney College, and entered mercantile life in that city, subsequently going into business as a member of the firm of Fergusson, Webb and Co., merchants. He was for a long time connected with the Horticultural and Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Settling in Canterbury in 1868, Mr. Webb for some time had charge of Peacock's Wharf at Lyttelton, prior to the establishment of the Harbour Board. Then he was for thirteen years manager of the Permanent Investment and Loan Association of Canterbury. Mr. Webb represented Lyttelton in the Provincial Council till the abolition of the provinces and was also Provincial Secretary and chairman of committees. He sat in the House of Representatives as member for Lyttelton. Mr. Webb was actively associated with the cause of education; he was chairman of the Lyttelton School Committee, subsequently became a member of the North Canterbury Board of Education, being for some years chairman of that body, and he was a member of the Board of Governors of Canterbury College from its inception, occupying the position of chairman from 1893 until his death in 1901. Mr. Webb was a member of the council of the Philosophical Institute and president of the photographic section. He was very closely identified with the Anglican Church in Christchurch, a member of the diocesan synod for many years and chairman of committees; he was also a member of the General Synod of New Zealand, representing the Western district Mr. Webb was elected a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society of London in 1880. He was married in 1857, in Sydney, to a daughter of the late Mr. J. J. Peacock, sister of the Hon. J. T. Peacock, M.L.C., Christchurch, and had seven sons and two daughters. Mr. Webb died on the 11th of February, 1901


also see - Wikipedia entry for Henry Richard Webb

2 comments:

Kiwisteven said...

Another great article full of wonderful research from many different sources. I especially liked the images of the studio frontage.

Cathie said...

The name Steffano Paulovitch comes from the husband of Henry Richard Webb's aunt Ephrath, who was the sister of Webb's mother Susanna and also the sister of John Rickards. Ephrath Rickards married Stephano Paulovich in London in 1810 and two of her sons came to Australia in 1837 to join her brother John Rickards and sister Susannah Webb who had arrived in 1828. One of these sons was Robert Hector Paulovich. Therefore, he and Henry Richard Webb were first cousins and John Rickards senior was their uncle. However, John Rickards Jun is more likely to have been the one who provided the reference as John Rickards sen returned to the UK and his son was in charge of the business during the 1850s and 1860s.