John Foster was born about 1675, in Bucknell, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Jane Bridges in 1706. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 May 1738, in his hometown, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bucknell, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
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.