'Forster05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Forster of Dunstan Steeds, Forster of Fleetham, Forster of Higham Dikes, Forster of Newham, Forster of Tuggall Hall, Forster of Warenford

"descended out of the house of Forster of Adderstone" (see Forster01) was ...
Nicholas Forster of Newham
1. Florence Forster ("bailiff of Newham before 1538")
  A. Nicholas Forster of Newham
  m. Margaret Gallon (a 1586)
i. John Forster of Newham (d before 13.03.1581)
  m. Phillis Forster (d before 10.11.1606, dau of Thomas Forster of Adderstone)
  a. John Forster of Newham (a 01.1607/8)
  (1) Richard Forster of Newham (b c1598, bur 03.09.16*1)
m. Grace Armorer (dau of Thomas Armorer of Belford)
  (A) Richard Forster of Newham (d c1670)
  m. Frances
  (i) Richard Forster of Newham (bpt 10.05.1667, bur 01.1721)
  m. (c1683) Eleanor Widdrington (dau of Hon. Edward Widdrington of Long Horsley)
  (a)+ issue - William (bur 19.05.1697), Ferdinando of Seremerston (bur 28.10.1725), Dorothy (b 1680-1?, d 29.04.1769)
  (ii) Grace Forster (bpt 09.02.1663/4) possibly the Grace who married ...
  m1. Thomas Armorer of Belford
  m2. Thomas Carr of Belford & Slatesrow (b before 1625, a 1644)
  (iii)+ other issue - Catherine, Margaret (bur 12.08.1668)
  Our copy of the Main Source is not clear as to the parentage of the following (who appear to be of the same generation as Richard and his 3 sisters shown immediately above) but the indication is that, if they were children of the above Richard of Newham (rather than of one of his siblings), it is likely that either they were not children of Frances or they were children of Frances and above Richard and his 3 sisters were not.
  (v) Edward Forster of Higham Dikes (a 08.1746)
  m. (06.07.1720) Frances Carr of Lessury (bur 01.07.1767, widow of Henry Struther of Bilton Banks)
(vi) John Forster of Higham Dikes (b 1692-3, d 06.05.1767)
  m. Alice (a 1764)
  (a) Mary Forster
  m. Francis Laidman of Morpeth (b 1715-6, d 06.1796)
  ((1)) Charles Laidman of Morpeth (b 1756-7, d 25.09.1836) had issue
  m. Jane
  ((2)) John Laidman
  ((3)) Juliet Laidman (d 08.1815)
  m. (02.1796) Francis Johnson of Woodhorn (b c1766, dsp 1836)
  (b) Catherine Forster
m. (21.02.1761) Patrick Blake ("of the family of Tower hill, co. Mayo", Captain)
  (c) Frances Forster (d 11.03.1771)
  m. (c1768) Joseph Thompson of Sunderland-by-the-sea
  (vii)+ other issue - Francis (a 1757), Elizabeth (b c1689, d 24.10.1766)
  (B) Mary Forster (bur 24.08.1683)
  m. John Forster of Crookletch (bur 18.05.1681)
  (C) Grace Forster (bur 22.07.1684)
  m. Francis Forster of Low Buston (bur 15.03.1720/1)
  (D)+ other issue - John of London (bur 06.03.1681-2), Edward of Hamburg (a 1682), Thomas (bpt 03.01.1653/4, bur 18.10.1654), Francis (bur 18.03.1653)
(2)+ other issue - Thomas of Newham (d c1635), John, Nicholas (bur 28.10.1679), George, Samuel, Philadelphia, Mary
  b. Barbara Forster
  c. Dorothy Forster
  m1. George Fenwick of Great Ryle
  m2. _ Clavering
  d. Helen Forster
  m. Fergus Story of Beanly
  ii. Richard Forster of Tuggall Hall
  m. Elizabeth Collingwood (dau of Thomas Collingwood of Great Ryle)
  a. John Forster of Tuggall Hall & Newham (a 1615)
  m. Grace Forster (dau of Cuthbert Forster of Adderstone)
  (1)+ issue - Sanuel, Philadelphia, Mary
  iii. Elizabeth Forster probably of this generation
  m. Matthew Forster of Fleetham @@ just below
  iv. Margaret Forster probably of this generation
  m. George Alder of Alnwick & Hobberlaw (d by 1617)
  B. Matthew Forster of Fleetham
  m. Anne Ogle
  The following is supported by 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 1, Edward Bateson, 1893, 'Forster of Fleetham', p288).
  i. Richard Forster of Fleetham (d before 13.07.1579)
m. Jane Hebburne (a 07.1579, dau of _ Hebburne of Hebburne)
  a. Matthew Forster of Fleetham
  m. Elizabeth Forster (dau of Nicholas Forster of Newham) @@ just above
  (1) Richard Forster of Fleetham (b c1591, d before 06.11.1637)
  m. Ellen Bradford (sister of Thomas Bradford of Fleetham & Bradford)
  (A) Matthew Forster of Fleetham (bur 12.12.1704)
  m. (14.02.1666) Jane Hunter
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas of Fleetham (a 1646), Elizabeth, Mary
  (2) Ralph Forster (a 01.1646)
  m. Isabel Bradford (dau of Lionel Bradford)
  (3)+ other issue - John, Nicholas, Alexander of Swinhoe, Thomas, Matthew, Mary, Phillis, Margaret
  b. Gilliam Forster
  m. _ Harbottle
  (1) Edmund Harbottle (a 1624)
  c.+ other issue - Roger of Fleetham (a 03.1624), Nicholas of Catchburn (a 10.1629), Richard, Cuthbert, Alexander, Gabriel, Robert
  C. Oswald Forster (a 1540)



Ralph Forster of Doxford (bur 13.12.1702)
m. Margaret (bur 13.11.1725)
1. Thomas Forster of Warenford (bur 09.08.1716)
  A. Thomas Forster of Warenford (bpt 19.07.1709, bur 12.06.1769)
  m. (20.08.1741) Catherine Whitehead (b 1710-1, d 07.01.1802, sister of Joshua Whitehead of Bouloer)
  i. Thomas Forster of Alnwick & Warenford (dsp 1813, 2nd son)
  ii.+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas (bpt 12.11.1742, bur 10.10.1743), Ralph (bpt 01.02.1744), Jane (a 1769)
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - Ralph (bpt 02.10.1710, bur 24.10.1730), Matthew, Cuthbert (bpt 14.12.1715), John (bpt 09.04.1717, dsp?), Elizabeth (bur 06.11.1714), Margaret (bpt 12.02.1707)
2. John Forster of Dunstan Steeds (bur 05.10.1720, 3rd son)
  m. (13.12.1710) Jane Proctor (a 07.1747)
  A. Ralph Forster of Dunstan Steeds (bpt 29.03.1713, bur 30.01.1748)
  m. Sarah (a 1741)
  i. Elizabeth Forster of Dunstan Steeds (bpt 24.06.1750)
  ii.+ other issue - Ralph (bpt 24.10.1746), Anne (bpt 18.08.1748)
  B. John Forster of Dunstan Steeds (bpt 21.10.1714)
  m. (10.1735) Jane Adams of Embleton
  C.+ other issue - William (bur 17.09.1727), Margaret (bpt 13.09.1711)
3. Jane Forster
  m. (11.12.1705) _ Forster of Alnwick
4. Margaret Forster (bur 08.01.1740)
  m. (07.06.1722) Thomas Alder of Belford West Hall (bur 30.09.1733)
5.+ other issue - Edward of Warenford (bur 27.10.1717), Ralph, William

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 16.03.19, expanded 17.03.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 1, Edward Bateson, 1893, 'Forster of Newham', p276)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 10.04.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 1, Edward Bateson, 1893, 'Forster of Warenford', p252)
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