Bartholomew Foster

Brief Life History of Bartholomew

When Bartholomew Foster was born on 23 February 1702, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Foster Sr., was 49 and his mother, Margery Keyes, was 37. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1701. He died before 22 July 1728.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Foster Sr.
Margery Keyes
Richard Foster
Sgt Timothy Foster Sr
Mary Foster
Margaret Foster
Jonathan Foster
Bartholomew Foster
William Foster
Margery Foster
Lydia Foster
Hannah Foster

Sources (4)

  • Bartholomew Foster, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Bartholomew Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Bartholmew Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (1)

1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built

The Crowninshield-Bentley house was built in 1727 by ship captain John Caspar Crowninshield. His family occupied the house for generations until it was taken over by Revend Bentley.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.

English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.

English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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