Webster Wedderburn, James

NOBLEMAN (GREAT BRITAIN)
BORN 31 May 1788, London: Clapham - DIED 13 Aug 1840, Dublin
GRAVE LOCATION Dublin

Friend of Lord Byron. He married Frances Annesley, who had an affair with Byron in 1813. Webster was there in June 1814 when Byron first met his cousin Mrs. Wilmot, about whom he wrote his famous "She walks in Beauty like the Night" the next day.

In 1816 he and Frances moved to Scotland where they were neighbours of Sir Walter Scott. Scott wrote of him that he was 'a pest of the first water'.

Family
• Wife: Webster Wedderburn, Frances (1810-1837, London: St. Marylebone, Westminster)

Related persons
• was a friend of Byron, George Noel Gordon

Sources
Orange
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
Sir James Webster-Wedderburn 1788


Webster, Benjamin Nottingham

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 10 Nov 2017