|4 September 1830 at Wiesandra betw. St Germans & Saltash, Cornwall, England.|
|30 September 1830 at Liskeard Wesley Methodist Circuit, England.|
|24 June 1899 at Parkes, NSW while visiting Thomas and Wilhelminia Tom.|
|General Cemetery, Bathurst, NSW.|
|Selina Jane Jones Tom (1835-1929) on 18 January 1854 at Springfield.|
(Double ceremony with Thomas and Emma)
|Edmund Tom Webb (1855-1925)|
|Aubrey Thomas Webb (1856-1865)|
|Selina Helen Webb (1857-1949)|
|Sydney William Webb (1859-1940)|
|Catherine Emma Webb (1861-1941)|
Edmund Webb (1830-1899), storekeeper and politician, was born on 4 September 1830 at Liskeard, Cornwall, England, younger son of Thomas Webb, farmer, and his wife Catherine, née Geake. Educated at Saltash, after his father’s death he was advised to seek a better climate and with his mother and sisters reached Sydney in the Penyard Park on 13 September 1847. Refusing to be tied to an apprenticeship which would last beyond his majority, he found work with a draper at Bathurst; three years later, having saved £200 and being refused a partnership, he accepted a loan from a friend and opened his own business in November 1851. On 18 January 1854 at Springfield near Bathurst he married Selina Jane Jones (d.1929), daughter of William Tom.
Edmund became a wealthy Bathurst businessman and was appointed MLC in 1881. During his lifetime he held many public offices. In the 1860s he built a fine house
Considerations of health compelled Mr. Webb, while a youth in his teens, to emigrate to Australia. On arrival in Sydney a situation was found for him by a relative, which did not suit him, and which with characteristic self reliance he soon forsook for one of his own choosing. By dint of industry and economy he managed to save a few hundred pounds. But Sydney did not suit his health, and he sought the drier atmosphere of Bathurst. There he began in a small way on his own account in the early ’fifties. With the discovery of gold, the western city boomed, and Mr. Webb’s business grew, until it be came one of the recognised emporiums of the west. An instance of the influence he came to exercise in the town and district is given in connection with the general election of 1861. The squatting industry of the district had, up to that time, dominated the constituency. But Mr. Webb nominated a candidate who did not even visit the district, but who professed allegiance to the new policy of ’free selection before survey,’ and on Mr. Webb’s championing of his cause the absent candidate was triumphantly returned. Afterwards Mr. Webb himself accepted a requisition to stand for election, and represented the district. Ultimately, he was appointed to a seat in the Legislative Council, of which he remained a member to the time of his death.