'Forrester04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Forester of Dothill, Forester (Forster) of Watling Street, Forester of Wellington, Weld-Forester of Willey Park

Possibly kin of Hugh Forester (a 1187-1197) was ...
Robert de Wellington, Salop (a 1227, forester)
1. Robert Forester of Wellington (d 1278)
  A. Roger FitzRobert of Wellington (b c1253, d by 1283)
  i. Roger FitzRoger of Wellington (forester)
  a. John FitzRoger le Forester (bpt 20.07.1314, d 10.09.1349)
  b. William le Forester (d 29.09.1394)
  (1) Roger FitzWilliam Forester (b c1379, d by 03.11.1397)
  c. Roger Forester (d 21.07.1403)
  (1) Roger Forester of Wellington (b c1377, d 15.06.1443)
  (A) John Forester (b c1422, d 02.1466)
  (i) Edward Forester of Watling Street or Wellington (b c1430)
  (a) John Forester of Watling Street
The above comes from BP2003. Visitation shows John as son of William (by Elizabeth, dau of John Rufford of Butlos) son (by Alice) of Richard (younger brother of William dsps) son (by Alice) of William possibly son of John son of Roger son of Richard.
  m. Anne Banester (dau of Thomas Banester of Hadnell)
  ((1)) John Forester of Watling Street (a 1506)
  m1. Alice Charlton (dau of Thomas Charlton of Apley Castle)
  ((A)) Alice Forester
  m. John Ikee or Meyrick or Nycke
  m2. Isabel Lister (dau of William Lister or Lyster of Rowton)
  ((B)) John Forester of Watling Street (d 13.03.1591) - continued below
m. Joyce Upton (dau/heir of Philip Upton of Oteley)
  ((C)) Richard Forester or Forster of Sutton Madox, Salop
  m1. Elizabeth Morton (dau of Robert Morton)
  p/m2. Margery Wildygote of Wolverhampton
  ((i)) John Forester of Sutton (b 1592) born before parents' marriage
  m. Isabella Forster (son of Edward Forster) @@ just below
  ((a)) Francis Forester
  ((ii)) Frances Forester born before parents' marriage
  m. William Adams of Cleeton
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Forester born after parents' marriage
  m. Robert Bowyer
  ((D)) Edward Forester or Forster (5th son)
  ((i)) Isabella Forster
  m. John Forester of Sutton @@ just above
  ((2)) Richard Forester (dsp)
  Visitation shows a Richard who dsp as brother rather than son of John with John's son Richard having dvp having had sons John (dsp) & William (dsp).



John Forester of Watling Street (d 13.03.1591) - continued above
m. Joyce Upton (dau/heir (by Anna Steventon of Dothill) of Philip Upton of Oteley, brother/heir of Robert Upton (dsp) son of (Stephen son of) RIchard of Upton (Sussex) by Elianor, sister/heir of William Oteley of Oteley)
1. William Forester or Forster of Watling Street & Upton (dvp 04.05.1590)
  m. Margaret Weaver (dau/coheir of John Weaver of Strangford, m2. ?? Ketelby, m3. ?? Scudamore)
  A. Francis Forester or Forster of Watling Street (d 06.05.1637)
  m. Cicely Charlton (dau of Andrew Charlton of Apley Castle)
i. Francis Forester or Forster of Watling Street (b 1599, d 01.1644/5)
  m. Dorothy Skrimsher (dau of James Skrimsher or Scrimshire of Norbury)
  a. Francis Forester 'of Watling Street' of Dothill Park, Wellington, Sheriff of Salop (b 1623)
  m. Mary Newport (dau of 1st Lord Newport of High Ercall)
  (1) Sir William Forester of Dothill (b 10.12.1655, d 02.1717/8)
  m. Mary Cecil (dau of 3rd Earl of Salisbury)
  (A) William Forester of Dothill (b 1690, d 12.11.1758)
  m. Catherine Brooke (d 27.08.1755, dau/heir of William Brooke of Clerkenwell)
(i) Brooke Forester of Dothill (b 07.02.1716/7, d 08.07.1774)
  m1. (04.05.1734) Elizabeth Weld (bur 28.05.1753, dau/heir of George Weld of Willey Park)
  m2. Elizabeth Barniston (d 01.11.1795, dau of Robert Barniston of Chester)
  (a) George Forester of Dothill & Willey Park, Salop (b 21.12.1735, d unm 13.07.1811)
(b)+ other issue (d unm)
  (ii) Cecil Forester of Rossall nr. Shrewsbury (d 22.08.1774, Lt. Colonel, MP)
  m. Anne Townshend (d 24.05.1725, dau/coheir of Robert Townshend of Christleton)
  (a) Cecil Forester, later Weld-Forester, 1st Lord Forester of Willey Park (bpt 07.04.1767, d 28.05.1828)
  m. (16.06.1800) Katherine Mary Manners (d 01.0.1829, dau of 4th Duke of Rutland)
  ((1)) John George Weld-Forester, 2nd Lord (b 09.08.1801, dsp 10.10.1874)
m. (10.06.1856) Alexandrina Julia Theresa Whilhelmina Sophia Mortimer (d 07.07.1894, dau of Joachim Charles Louis Mortimer, Count von Maltzan, widow of 3rd Viscount Melbourne)
  ((2)) George Cecil Weld-Forester, 3rd Lord (b 10.05.1807, dsp 14.02.1886)
  m. (08.11.1862) Mary Anne Jervis (d 07.03.1793, dau of 2nd Viscount Saint Vinvent, widow of Col. David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre)
((3)) Charles Robert Weld-Forester (b 28.12.1811, dsp 16.09.1852, Major)
  m. (11.06.1848) Maria Jocelyn (d 17.03.1894, dau of 3rd Earl of Roden)
  ((4)) Orlando Watkin Weld-Forester, 4th Lord (b 18.041813, d 22.06.1894) had issue
  m1. (14.07.1840) Sophia Elizabeth Norman (d 02.04.1872, dau of Richard Norman)
  m2. (05.10.1875) Emma Marie Tolemache (d 24.06.1898, dau of William Tollemache)
  ((5)) Anne Elizabeth Weld-Forester (d 27.07.1885)
  m. (30.11.1830) 6th Earl of Chesterfield
  ((6)) Elizabeth Katherine Weld-Forester (d 22.07.1832)
  m. (17.06.1822) 2nd Baron Carrington
((7)) Isabella Elizabeth Annabella Weld-Forester (d 29.12.1858)
  m. (30.11.1830) George Anson (General)
  ((8)) Henrietta Maria Weld-Forester (d 22.04.1841)
  m. (06.07.1833) 1st Baron Londesborough
  ((9)) Selina Louisa Weld-Forester (d 25.11.1894)
  m. (30.04.1844) (Orlando George Charles Bridgeman,) 3rd Earl of Bradford
  ((10))+ other issue
(b) George Townshend Forester, later Townshend-Forester (b 09.04.1768, dsps 29.05.1845)
  m. Ann Jones (dau of J. Jones of Chirk)
  (c) Townshend Forester (b 05.04.1772, d 04.10.1841, rector of Broseley) had issue
  m. (05.01.1786!) Anna Maria Byne (d 21.02.1842, dau of Major ?? Byne)
  (d) Francis Forester (b 19.08.1774, d 21.10.1861, Major) had issue
  m. (29.07.1813) Louisa Catherine Barbara Vane (d 08.01.1821, dau of 1st Duke of Cleveland)
  (e)+ other issue
  (iii) Mary Forester (bur 27.09.1779)
  m1. (02.05.1738) Sir Brian Broughton-Delves, 4th Bart (d 11.08.1744)
  m2. (02.01.1764?) Humphrey Mackworth Praed (d 06.03.1803)
  (B) Rachel Forester probably of this generation
m. Sir Edward Leighton, 2nd Bart (b 1681, d 06.03.1756)
  (C) Mary Forester probably of this generation
  m. (1700) Sir George Downing, 3rd Bart of East Hatley (dsp 1749)
  (D) Elizabeth Forester probably of this family, of this generation
  m. John Sambrooke (d 19.05.1734)
  ii. Maria Forester or Forster
  m. Thomas Chetham of Nuthurst
iii.+ other issue - Andrew (dsp), William, Sara
  B. Reginald Forester or Forster of Rodington, Salop possibly fits here
  This connection is speculative, being hased on the fact that Reginald's son (Reginald, b c1618) was originally "of Watling Street".
  m. Blanche Williams (dau of Reginald Williams of Willaston)
  C. Margaret Forester or Forster
  m. Roland Hill of Bechley
  D. Joyce Forester or Forster
  m. William Iremonger or Ironmonger of Chatterell (Chatkull)
2. Roger Forester or Forster (4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Pavier (dau of Roger Pavier)
  A. Joyce Forester or Forster (d 1619)
  m. (27.04.1595) William Baldwin
  B.+ other issue - John, Thomas
3. Edward Forester or Forster
  m. Margaret Bostock (dau of Thomas Bostock)
  A. Isabella Forester or Forster
  m. John Forster of Sutton
4. Elizabeth Forester or Forster
  m. Edward Stanly of Knocking
5. Jane Forester or Forster
  m. Richard Heyline of Alderton or Aldeston
6.+ other issue - John (dsp), Richard (dsp), Thomas, Robert (had issue), Phillip (dsp), Anthony (had issue), Francis (dsp), Job, Johanna

Main source(s): BP2003 (Forester of Willey Park), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Forster of Watling Strteet and Sutton Madoc)
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