Ancestry Webb, Walsh, Hill, Warwick

Web site created by David Webb with support from my sisters Anne, Geraldine and Julia.

Grandma Hill’s half brothers, Robert Edward Warwick

Born 1883 Tynemouth Northumberland, died 1951 Newcastle.

 William Warwick born 1884 Tynemouth, Northumberland, died 2nd June 1959, North Walsham, Norfolk.


These two brothers were a result of the first marriage of Henry Smith Warwick to Mary Eleanor Bolton,

In 1891 we find the two brothers living with there father and step mother Elizabeth Day, their mother Mary having died in 1888.

By the 1901 census they are now living back up north with an elderly aunt, Elizabeth Thompson, 67 years old, they are 18 and 17 years.

By the 1911 census so far not found Robert, in 1913 we find what is most likely him en route to Port Said, Egypt, he is 30 years old, travelling alone and down as an Iron Founder. Of course his father was almost certainly already in Egypt working as manager of the Egyptian railway so it is a near certain that this is Robert leaving to join his father..


It would appear that Robert Edward died in 1951 in Newcastle, so on returning to England he returned back to his roots in the North East.

William married Gertrude Isabella Wilkinson in 1908 in Tynemouth, by the 1911 census they have moved to London have two children, Muriel Eleanor down as one year and George William Bolton Warwick down as 2 ½ months old. It transpires he was born on January 18th 1911 and Died Chesham Bucks 13th December 1973. 14th August 1945 he married Gertrude Isabel Wilkinson.

In the 1911 census William senior is down as a Metal Manufacturers Agent, his father had his own foundry, they are living in London.

When he died it is recorded as in his probate as “Of the Rye, Gimmingham, Norfolk died 2nd June 1959”. He left £6,217 15s 6d to what appears to be two sons, George William Bolton Warwick, brewers manager and Peter Warwick  electrical engineer.


We also know that when his half brother Douglas Charles Warwick died in WW1 in France he was left a share of nearly £1,000, Douglas brother Thomas having died 2 years prior had left Douglas his wealth and Douglas in turn to his half brother William the younger of the two half brothers. We do know that William had moved to London whilst Robert travelled to Egypt and then back North.