Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Annie Webb (1805–1880)

Alternate Name(s): Molyneux (maiden name); Webb-Peploe (alternate name)

Biography: Annie Webb (later Webb-Peploe) was born in 1805 at Ludlow, the daughter of Captain John Molyneux, R.N. In 1828 she married John Birch Webb (1801–1869), the vicar of Weobly, Herefordshire. The family took the name "Peploe" in 1866. She wrote upwards of twenty five works beginning with Naomi: or, The Last Days of Jerusalem (1841). Most of her fiction is historical with religious themes and was often reprinted. The couple had two sons: one became clergyman and the other served in parliament. Webb died in 1880.

References: Boase


  1. Julamerk: A Tale of the Nestorians.  3 vol.  London: R. York Clark, 1849.
  2. The Martyrs of Carthage: A Tale of Times of Old.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1850.