The Descendants of Roger Forster, circa 1500 & Joan Hussey b. 1502.


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64. Col., John FORSTER [48159] (Thomas (Capt.)58, John (Capt.)35, Thomas21, Thomas, Kt. (Sir)15, Thomas3, Roger1) was born on 28 Jul 1681 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died on 30 Aug 1731 in Jamaica at age 50.

John married Elizabeth SMITH [48160] on 21 Aug 1712. Elizabeth died 2 Qtr 1756 in Mesopotamia Moreland Jamaica.

Noted events in her life were:

Will: that was proved July 13, 1756,, 28 Sep 1753.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 69 F    i. Mary FOSTER [48161] was born on 20 Mar 1714 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica.

+ 70 F    ii. Margaret FOSTER [48167] was born on 18 Nov 1715 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died in 1783 at age 68.

   71 M    iii. Thomas FOSTER, MP [for Dorchester] [48162] was born on 16 May 1720 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died on 19 Oct 1765 at age 45.

General Notes: At various times, Thomas lived at Egham House, Egham, Surrey; and at Two Mile Wood, St Elizabeth, Jamaica or Lancaster, Trelawny, Jamaica.

HISTORY OF THE MORAVIAN MISSIONS IN JAMAICA
Excerpts from The Moravians in Jamaica, by J. H. Buchner, 1854
In the parish of St. Elizabeth are situated several sugar estates, Elim, Lancaster, Two-mile-wood, and the Bogue, the property of the Foster and Barham families, names well known in our church and mission. A hundred years ago, the proprietors of these plantations applied to the United Brethren for missionaries to preach the gospel to their slaves. The Brethren, ever ready to listen to such an application, complied with their request, and on the seventh of December, 1754, the Brethren Zecharias Caries, Thomas Shallcross, and Gotlieb Haberecht arrived in Jamaica. The Bogue Estate, on which the Brethren were located, and the other estates above named, are situated in a most unhealthy locality at the foot of the Manchester mountains, too far inland to admit the burning and intolerable heat to be mitigated by the sea-breeze. The land is very rich and productive, the sugar-cane thrives remarkably well, and the Black river, navigable for large boats, offers every accommodation for shipping. Altogether, this part of the country possesses so many advantages, that we need not be surprised to hear, that no fewer than nine hundred slaves belonged to these plantations; and that the produce of their labour was a rich mine of wealth.

The Fosters were presented with a plaque from the Moravian church in recognition of their bringing the mission to Jamaica. The family still had the plaque in their possession when they owned the Chatham Hotel, one of the first hotels in Montego Bay.

Thomas married Mary HELDEN [48175] in Jun 1741 in St George's Hanover Square London England. Mary was born in 1726 and died in 1776 in Egham Surrey England at age 50.

+ 72 M    iv. William FOSTER [48163] was born on 18 Apr 1722 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died on 31 Oct 1768 in Bideford St Elizabeth Jamaica at age 46.

   73 M    v. John FOSTER [48164] was born on 3 Sep 1723 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died on 5 Apr 1743 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica at age 19.

+ 74 M    vi. Samuel FOSTER [46707] was born on 12 Jun 1725 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica.

   75 F    vii. Elizabeth FOSTER [48165] was born on 26 Aug 1726 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica and died on 23 Dec 1729 in Elim St Elizabeth Parish Jamaica at age 3.

+ 76 F    viii. Sarah FOSTER [48166] was born on 26 Nov 1727.

+ 77 M    ix. Joseph FOSTER-BARHAM [48168] was born on 5 Dec 1729 in Jamaica and died on 21 Jul 1789 in Hardwicke Hall Shropshire England at age 59.

68. Margaret FORSTER [48552] (Thomas60, Thomas, Kt. (Sir)56, Robert, Kt. (Sir)29, Thomas, Kt. (Sir)15, Thomas3, Roger1) died Abt. 1723.

Margaret married someone

Her child was:

   78 F    i. Margaret [48555] .


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