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Lawrence Foster

Lawrence Foster

Male 1596 - 1668  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Lawrence Foster 
    Christened 4 Oct 1596  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 10 Jun 1668 
    • He described himself as of the parish of Rolvinden, yeoman. He left Laurence Lansdell, his grandchild, son of his daughter Mary the wife of George Lansdell, £20 which George Lansdell his father owed Laurence Foster upon bond, to be paid to Laurence Lansdell when he was 24 together with a further £5.
    Buried 15 Dec 1668  Rolvenden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate 1 Mar 1668/69  [3
    Person ID I768  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Richard Foster,   c. 28 Nov 1560, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 15 Nov 1624, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Agnes Weller,   b. Abt 1566 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1595  [4
    • No marriage record has been found for Richard Foster and Agnes Weller and no mother's details are given for the baptisms of Richard Foster's children. Their marriage is, however, suggested by two pieces of circumstantial evidence. One of these is the will left by Sara Weller, mother of Agnes, in 1597. In this she refers to her daughter, Agnes Foster and granddaughter, Sara Foster. The only Sara Foster baptised in Cranbrook prior to 1597 was the daughter of Richard Foster. The names of Richard Foster's first two children provide the other supporting evidence. Sara and Lawrence were also the names of Agnes Weller's parents and the practice of naming children after parents and grandparents was very common at this time.
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Fowe,   bur. 31 May 1664, Rolvenden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Apr 1623  Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Foster  [natural]
     2. Joan Foster  [natural]
     3. Sara Foster,   c. 20 Jan 1627/28, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. Mary Foster,   c. 21 Feb 1629/30, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Jul 1699, Rolvenden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
    +5. Richard Foster,   c. 12 Apr 1635, Cranbrook, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 27 Dec 1670, Rolvenden, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Oct 1596 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1623 - Cranbrook, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S309] Transcript of the Parish Register of Cranbrook, Kent, baptism of Larrawnce Foster, son of Richard (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S304] Parish Registers - Vol 3, Incorporating the Mary Wigan Transcripts, The Kent Family History Society, (KFHS CD-ROM 12, including Benenden (C 1558-1906, M 1578-1836, B 1558-1906), Cranbrook (C 1559-1812, M 1559-1837, B 1559-1812) and Rolvenden (C 1558-1840, M 1558-1840, B 1558-1840);), burial of Laurence Foster, 15 Dec 1668, Rolvenden (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S325] Lansdell, Abbott & Nelson Genealogical Data, K.L. Watson, (1988;).

    4. [S310] Abstracts of Cranbrook Wills proved in the Diocesan Courts of Canterbury and now preserved in Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, Kent, 1396-1640, Jules de Launay, (Kent Record Collections/The Kent Archaeological Trust, 1984;), will no.381, proved on 2 March 1597/98 in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, volume 51, folio 38 (Reliability: 3).
      Will of Sara Weller, widow of Laurence Weller. Written October 1597, proved 2 March 1597/98. "Sara Weller, widow of the parish of Cranbrook, deceased, the late wife of Laurence Weller of the same parish, being after the death of the said Laurence Weller, visited with the plague and yet being of good memory and perfect understanding, not long before her death in the month of October or thereabouts in anno 1597, did make and declare her last Will and Testament in manner and form following." To her three daughters: Agnes Foster, Margaret Weller, and Ellen Weller, all her household goods given to her lately by her husband. To her two sons, Thomas and Laurence, two cupboards. Also to her three daughters, all the butter and cheese, swine, and poultry. Of the two kine given to her by her husband, one is to her daughter Ellen Weller and the other to Sara Foster, daughter of her daughter Agnes Foster. To the widow of William Weller who attended her during her sickness, a neckerchief. Witnesses: William Weller's widow, Elizabeth Weller the daughter of William Weller's widow, Ellen Weller

    5. [S309] Transcript of the Parish Register of Cranbrook, Kent, marriage of Lawrence Foster and Elizabeth Fowe (Reliability: 3).