Buckridge Webb


Buckridge Webb lived in Albany during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. He is said to have been born in Philadelphia and to have served in the French and Indian War.

In February 1764, he was identified as one of the sergeants who were petitioning for a share of lands allotted to "disbanded officers." In April, a survey was returned of a tract of 200 acres in Albany County (Charlotte, Vermont) to be allotted to soldiers from the 60th Regiment.

By 1770, he had married Catherine Sees or Sweet at the Dutch church in New York City. At least three children were christened there prior to the oubreak of the War. However, his name seems to be absent from the extant Albany Dutch church records. However, he does not seem to have been much of a presence in pre-war New York City.

At some point during the 1770s, he re-located to Albany.

In March 1779, his house was valued moderately on the second ward assessment roll. A decade later, his property and holdings were assessed in the first ward.

We seek information on his wartime activities. However, aftrerwards, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

In October 1781, he was appointed constable for the second ward. However, a few days later he petitioned to be excused from serving due to his poverty and to being a refugee.

In 1788, his first ward home and property received modest assessments. In 1790, his South End household included four residents. In 1799, only his scant personal property was valued on the first ward assessment roll. But in 1800, he was listed as the head of city household in the same general location.

After 1800, the name of Buckridge Webb has not been found in the community-based records or during our sweep of available Internet resources. With questions beginning with his origins and about his life after 1800, at this time we move on from this onetime Albany resident.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Buckridge Webb is CAP biography number 6841. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/20/10; last updated 6/28/12