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Philip Webley

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1830-1850 Muzzeloder shotgun.
1830-1850 Muzzeloder shotgun.
1830-1850 Muzzeloder shotgun.
1830-1850 Muzzeloder shotgun.
1830-1850 Muzzeloder shotgun stamped Philip Webley, London.

of 84 Weaman Street, Birmingham.

1790 Company established by William Davis who made bullet shot and became the father-in-law of Philip Webley

c.1813 Philip Webley was born

1838 Philip Webley, a percussioner, married Caroline Davis, daughter of William Davis, gun maker in Birmingham[1]

1841 Philip Webley 25, bullet moulder, lived in Birmingham with Caroline Webley 20, Hannah Webley 65, Thomas Webley 3, Emma Webley 2, Philip Webley 2 weeks; a neighbour of John Davis (b.1796) a gun implement maker and his family[2]

1842 Advert: Late William Davis

1849 Directory: Listed as makers of guns and / or gun components [3]

1851 Philip Webley 38, gun and pistol implement manufacturer, lived in Birmingham with Caroline Webley 33, Thos Wm Webley 12, Emma Webley 11, Phillip Webley 9, James Webley 8, Henry Webley 4[4]

1855 Gun Implement And Bullet Mould Manufacturer, of 84, Weaman St[5]

1888 Philip Webley died in Kings Norton[6]. His son Thomas William Webley was a gunmaker[7]

1895 The company was presumably P. Webley and Son

1896 Company merged with W. and C. Scott to become Webley and Scott. Producers of guns.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns
  2. 1841 census
  3. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849: Guns
  4. 1851 census
  5. 1855 White's Directory of Birmingham
  6. BMD
  7. National Probate Calendar
  • Birmingham Engineering and Mining Journal Volume 9 for 1910-11