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Families covered: Foster of Burbach, Foster of Hinckley, Foster (Forster) of Iden
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Nichols starts his pedigree of the following family with John but notes that was eldest son of the following Robert "in whose family a considerable landed estate at Knighton, also in (Leicestershire), hath lineally descended, from the region of king Henry IV, to the present time. They also possessed some propery at Ibston on the Hill in this county, where some of them are buried."
Robert Foster of Great Glen, Leicestershire
1. John Foster of Hinckley, Leicestershire (b 1660+1, bur 10.04.1749)
  m. Mary Purefoy (b c1664, bur 08.11.1711)
  A. John Foster 'of Burbach' (bpt 09.08.1698, bur 04.04.1753)
  m. Dorothy Parr (bpt 01.1701, bur 13.10.1767, dau of Rev. Samuel Parr of Hinckley)
  i. John Foster of Leicester Grange (Warwickshire), Sheriff of Worcestershire (b 06.1735, d 1801)
  m1. (1765) Mary Milward (dau of Thomas Milward of Wollescott)
  a. John Foster (d unm 1796)
  m2. (1776) Judith Guest (dau of Edward Guest)
  b. Robert Foster of Wolvey (a 1810)
  m3. (1791) Charlotte Kerr (d 1802, dau of William Kerr of Northampton (MD))
  c.+ 2 daughters (a 1810)
  ii. Robert Foster (bpt 11.01.1740)
  a. John Foster of Burbach (d 1801)
  m. Anne Forryan (dau of Richard Forryan of Burbach)
  (1)+ 3 children (a 1810)
  B. Anne Foster (bpt 09.04.1701, d by 1761)
  m. Thomas Allen (d by 1761)
  C.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 05.05.1702), George (bpt 31.05.1704), William (bpt 09.11.1705, bur 16.03.1751), Thomas (bpt 26.12.1706, bur 17.09.1707), Mary (b 1703, bur 08.03.1704), Mary (bpt 08.07.1709), Frances (bpt 02.05.1711, bur 20.09.1747)



Visitation identifies the arms of the following family as "Argent, on a bend engrailed sable three bucks' heads caboshed or".
Thomas Forster or Foster (buried in Burwash/Borridge/Borredge, Sussex)
1. Thomas Forster or Foster of Iden, Sussex
  m. Anne Langton of Lancashire
  A. Goddard (Godard) Forster or Foster of Iden (d 13.01.1576-7)
m. Agnes Potkin of Kent
  i. Thomas Forster or Foster of Iden (b c1555, d 19.11.1605)
  m1. Phillip(a) Burton of Eastbourne
  a. John Foster of Iden (b c1583, d 17.07.1632)
  m1. Mary Pope (d 06.12.1616, dau of Ralph Pope of Hendall, widow of Nicholas Gildridge of Eastbourne) ## see here ##
(1) Thomas Foster of Iden (b c07.1613, d by 10.1670)
  m1. (sp) Frances Exelby (dau/coheir of _ Exelby of North Mims)
  m2. Susan Norman (b 1624-5, d 02.08.1689, dau/coheir of Francis Norman of Salehurst, m2. John Eversfield of Steyning) ## see here ##
  (A) Mary Foster (b c1649, bur 07.12.1675)
  m. (23.02.1670) Thomas Gilbert of Blechington
  (B)+ other issue (a 1662) - John (b c1647), Thomas, Robert
  (2) John Foster
  m. Mary Barker
  (A)+ issue - John, Mary
  (3) Mary Foster
  m2. (1626?) Elizabeth Traiton
  m2. Anne Engaine (dau of Vincent Engaine of Great Chart)
  b. Thomas Forster or Foster
  ii. Goddard Forster or Foster (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Hay (dau of Thomas Hay of Battell)
  a. Elizabeth Forster or Foster
  m. Thomas Wattle of Selliage
  b.+ other issue (a 1634) - Thomas (b c1598), John (b c1601), William (b c1608)
  B. Thomas Forster or Foster of London
  m. Margery Hopkins (dau of _ Hopkins of Worcestershire by _ Herward)
  i. Constance Forster or Foster (dsp)
  ii. Susan Forster or Foster
  m. Sir Thomas Forster (judge)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Foster of Hinckley', p726)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Sussex, 1634, 'Forster'), Visitation (Sussex, 1662 (with additions), 'Foster of Iden') with some support from CountyGen (Berry, Sussex, p154)
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