George Foster or Forster

???? - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded part of the compensation for Lancaster and Elim having counter-claimed for all the portion of the enslaved on Lancaster, Bogue and Elim estates in St Elizabeth Jamaica claimed by Charles Foster as tenant-for-life. 

  1. The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica) were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother.  John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children (possibly grandchildren) of a third nephew, John Foster. Charles Foster was plaintiff.  

  2. George Foster (1780-1850) is shown as the son of John Foster of Egham (1747-1841) (the brother of Samuel Warren Foster and nephew of the Thomas Foster above); born 17/05/1780 at Egham, married Sarah Huntley, one son George John Foster (1811-1854), died Brussels on a family genealogical site.  

  3. Death at Brussels of George Foster Esq. of Egham Surrey and Elim St Elizabeth's Jamaica 1850; death at Pau, of Valeria Baroness d'Eisendecker, daughter of the late Thomas Forster of the Grove Bucks. and of Elim Jamaica 1858.

Sources

T71/870 St Elizabeth Nos. 345-7. On St Elizabeth claim no. 347 (Elim), John Forster claimed as tenant in tail, John Frederick Foster claimed under his 'life estate in contingent remainder' and Geo Forster claimed as tenant for life in remnant expectant under will of Thos Forster 8 April 1762; T71/1593 Commissioners to George Foster of 10 Dorset Place Dorset Square. 

  1. Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases argued in the Court of King's Bench, Vol. XI (London, 1810) pp. 594-611.  

  2. http://www.airgale.com.au/forster/d10.htm#g10 [accessed 12/02/2012]. This site shows at least 5 nephews of Thomas Foster. 

  3. Times 11/07/1850 p.9; Times 23/06/1858 p. 1.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Associated Claims (2)

£3,127 3S 1D
Awardee
£7,252 17S 8D
Awardee

Relationships (4)

Brothers
Son → Father
First Cousins
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
This is tentative. George Foster was the guardian of Henry Forster until the latter's majority c ....

Addresses (1)

10 Dorset Place, Dorset Square, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England