Elizabeth Haworth (née Foster)

1777 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Elizabeth Haworth née Foster, inherited a share in Lancaster estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, from her father Samuel Warren Foster. Sister of Charles Foster or Forster (q.v.), mother-in-law of Anthony Davis (q.v.).

  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 of a third nephew, John Foster.

  2. Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Samuel Warren Foster, was baptised in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, 23/12/1777.

  3. Samuel Warren Foster had died by 1794: "CO/139/48 (926) Act for rewarding and making free a sambo man slave, George on the Lancaster estate. in the parish of St Elizabeth, property of the heirs of Sam Warren Foster decd. 19.12.1794."

  4. Unsourced online family tree gives the marriage of Samuel Warren Foster and Elizabeth Cope Custos in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, 03/01/1774 and the daughter of Eliza Haworth née Foster as Eliza Forster Haworth, who married Anthony Davies.

  5. Living at Highbourne House, 36 Amersham Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, in the census of 1861, age 85, born Jamaica, Deaf, with her son-in-law Anthony Davis, age 66, magistrate, born Jamaica, daughter Eliza Davis, age 60, born in Hull, Yorkshire, 2 of their daughters and 2 female servants.


T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 345 (Lancaster).

  1. Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of the King's Bench (XI, London, J. Butterworth, 1810) pp. 594-611.

  2. Image available at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH6D-T9M [accessed 28/05/2012].

  3. 'Some Acts of the Jamaican Assembly from 1760 to 1810' available at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/actass1.htm [accessed 29/05/2012].

  4. http://www.airgale.com.au/forster/d10.htm [accessed 28/05/2012].

  5. 1861 census online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Married but no further details
Eliza Forster (1801-)

Associated Claims (1)

£3,127 3s 1d
Awardee (Legatee)

Relationships (2)

Sister → Brother
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (2)

Hull, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England
Notes →

In Hull, Yorkshire, for the birth of her daughter Eliza c. 1801

Misbourne House, Amersham Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England