Matthew Forster

16 April 1721–
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Forster was christened on 16 April 1721, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Forster, was 31 and his mother, Anne Charleton, was 31. He married Mary Taylor on 14 May 1748, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Forster
1721–
Mary Taylor
1719–
Marriage: 14 May 1748
Thomas Forster
1750–
John Forester
1753–
William Forester
1755–
Robert Forester Rf
1759–
Jane Forester
1770–
Margaret Forester
1777–
Joseph Forester
1786–
Elizabeth Forester
1789–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 May 1748
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1689–Male

    Anne Charleton

    Female1690–Female

siblings

(6)

    Bartholomew Forster

    Male1715–Male

    Robert Forster

    Male1719–Male

    Stephen Forster

    Male1720–1724Male

    Male1721–Male

    Catherine Forster

    Female1722–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
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.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest ( see Forrest ).2 English: Norman French nickname or occupational name from Old French forcetier ‘cutter’, an agent noun from forcettes ‘scissors’.3 English: occupational name, by metathesis, from Old French fust(r)ier ‘blockmaker’ (a derivative of fustre ‘block of wood’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Matthew Forster, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • Matthew Forster, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • Matthrew Forrester in entry for George Forrester, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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