William Foster

1802–27 July 1855 (Age 53)
Basford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 28. He married Eliza Tomlinson on 23 September 1821. 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 Foster
1825–1895
Sarah Foster
1830–1862
Elizabeth Foster
1833–
William Foster
1834–
Francis Foster
1837–
Isaac Foster
1840–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1821
children

(12)

    Ellen Foster

    Female1822–Female

    Male1823–Male

    Male1825–1895Male

    Ann Foster

    Female1828–Female

    Female1830–1862Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 6

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

Age 17

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

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Wm. Foster in entry for Charles Foster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Foster en el registro de Elizabeth Foster, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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