William Foster

Brief Life History of William

When William Foster was born in 1802, in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Craddock Foster, was 22 and his mother, Ann Henfrey, was 29. He married Eliza Tomlinson on 23 September 1821, in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1851. He died on 27 July 1855, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

William Foster
1802–1855
Eliza Tomlinson
1801–1873
Marriage: 23 September 1821
Ellen Foster
1822–
Ann Foster
1828–
Thomas Foster
1834–
John Foster
1835–
Anna Foster
1838–1877
Thomas Foster
1823–
George Henry Foster
1825–1895
Sarah Foster
1830–1862
Elizabeth Foster
1833–
William Foster
1834–
Francis Foster
1837–
Isaac Foster
1840–

Sources (22)

  • Wm Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Foster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Nottinghamshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937

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World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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