George James Webb

WEBB, George James. b. near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 24 June 1803; d. Orange, New Jersey, 7 October 1887.  One of the leading musicians of Boston, Massachusetts between 1830 and 1860, Webb composed the hymn tune WEBB (also called MORNING LIGHT, GOODWIN, and STAND UP), often sung to George Duffield*’s* hymn, ‘Stand up! Stand up for Jesus’*. George James Webb’s parents, James Millett Webb (1772?-1848) and Isabella Ann Archer (nda), were married at St Margaret’s Church, near Westminster Abbey, on 16 May, 1802.  According to a typescript records kept by his grand-niece, Mary Sturgis Gray (nda), Webb and his seven siblings were born at Cranborn Chase, near Salisbury, Wiltshire; other...

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