Thomas Forster 1555

Thomas FORSTER (c. 1555 – 1648) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line.

Reginald Foster - Coat of Arms

Thomas  Forster (5) Esquire was born about 1555 in Gisburne, Yorkshire, England and was christened in  Brunton, Northumberland. His parents were Cuthbert FORSTER and Elizabeth BRADFORD.  Many sources say he was born in 1570, but that would mean he married at the age of ten.  He married first Margaret Forster on 22 Jan 1580 in Gisburne, Yorkshire, England.  He married second  Elizabeth CARR.   Thomas died 19 Jun 1648 in Brunton, Northumberland.  Many sources say Thomas died in Braunton, Devon, England.   The Forsters always lived in Northumberland, it not likely that Thomas would have moved to a similar sounding village on the other side of the country.

Margaret Forester was the daughter of Richard Forester of Tuggall,  Esq.  Thomas and Margaret had one daughter Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Carr  was born about 1570 in Gisburne, Yorkshire, England, she was too young to marry in 1580.   Her parents were  William CARR (Carre) Esq.  and Ursula BRANDLING.  Elizabeth died in  20 Sep 1594 in Gisburne, Yorkshire, England.  Some sources show children born later, maybe Thomas remarried.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Ephraim Forster 1591
Brunton Hall, Northumberland, England
2. John Forster c. 1593
Brunton Hall
3. Reginald FOSTER 1594/1595
Bruxton Hall
28 Sep 1619 Theydon Garnon, Essex, England
Sarah Larriford Martin Foster White
30 May 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
4. Matthew Foster c. 1596 or 1581
Brunton Hall
5. Edmund Forster c. 1600
Brunton Hall

:Sources source state the Thomas was a Reverend.

Brunton is a village in Northumberland, England. It is about 7 miles north of Alnwick, a short distance inland from the North Sea coast. Brunton is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Elizabeth’s father William Carr  was born 11 Nov 1551 in Ford, Northumberland.    His parents were Thomas CARR (1521 in Ford, Northumberland or Esholt, West Yorkshire- 26 Jan 1558 in Stackhouse, Yorkshire) and Elizabeth HERON.(1530 – after 1554)  He married Ursula Brandling on 22 Jan 1580 in of Gisburne, Yorkshire, England.  William died 1589 in England.

Elizabeth’s mother Ursula Brandling was born about 1551 in Parish of  St. Nicholas, Northumberland, England.  Ursula’s parents were Henry BRANDLING (1515 in North Gosforth, Northumberland -) and Ursula BUCKTON. (1526 in Yorkshire – 9 Sep 1593)

Elizabeth had two brothers and one sister Anne BrandlingWilliam Buckton, and Richard Brandling.

Gosforth is an area of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, to the north of the city centre.    The origin of the area’s name is thought to have come from the title Gese Ford meaning “the ford over the Ouse”, referring to a crossing over the local River Ouse or Ouseburn, however others think that it comes from the Old English Gosaford meaning a ford where the geese dwell, and it is first recorded as Goseford in 1166. Richard Welford notes that the names of North and South Gosforth come from the north and south of the River Ouse.


2. John Foster  immigrated to Scotland about 1640.  John had a son who went to Ireland and grandsons to Lancaster Co PA in 1728.


New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the …, Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter 1908 Pearce, Frederick Clifton (1899). Foster Genealogy Being the Record of the Posterity of Reginald Foster. Chicago: W. B. Conkey. pp. 11–12. OCLC 3354831

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