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Families covered: Foster of Dunleer

Of or connected to the family of Foster of Cumberland was ...
Anthony Foster of Dunleer, co. Louth (Colonel)
1. John Foster of Dunleer (d 16.05.1747)
  m. (10.12.1704) Elizabeth or Mary Fortescue (d 29.10.1762, dau of William Fortescue of Newrath)
A. Anthony Foster of Collon, co. Louth (d 03.04.1778, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland)
  m1. (25.02.1736) Elizabeth Burgh (d 30.07.1744, dau of William Burgh of Bert)
  i. John Foster, 1st Lord Oriel of Ferrard (bpt 28.09.1740, d 16.08.1828, last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons)
  m. (14.12.1764) Margaret Amelia Burgh, Baroness Oriel of Collon, Viscountess Ferrard (d 20.01.1824, dau of William Burgh of Bert)
  a. John Foster of Dunleer (b c1770, dvp unm before 18.04.1792)
  b. Thomas Henry Foster, later Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard (b c1772, d 18.01.1843) had issue
m. (20.11.1810) Harriet Skeffington, Viscountess Massereene (d 02.01.1831, dau of Chichester Skeffington, 4th Earl of Massereene)
  ii. William Foster, Bishop of Cork then Kilmore then Clogher (b 1744, d 11.1797)
  The following comes from BIFR1976 (Foster-Vesey-Fitzgerald).
  m. Catharine Letitia Leslie (d 23.11.1814, dau of Rev. Henry Leslie of Ballibay)
  a. John Leslie Foster of Rathescar, co. Louth (b 1781, d 09.07.1842, Judge) had issue
  m. (19.08.1814) Letitia Vesey-Fitzgerald (dau of James Fitzgerald by Catherine, Baroness Fitzgerald & Vesey)
  b. William Henry Foster (b 1796, d 1861, vicar of Collon then rector of Loughgill) had issue
  m. (18.12.1821) Catherine Hamilton (b 1803, d 1871/3, dau of James Hamilton of Brownhall)
  c. Catherine Foster (d 05.09.1842)
  m. (05.09.1805) William Drummond Dunlop Delap of Monasterboice (d 1875, son of Robert of Monellan)
d. Anna Elizabeth Foster (d 15.11.1833)
  m. (14.02.1805) Jonas Stawell of Oldcourt (d 25.07.1840)
  e. Henrietta Foster (d 27.10.1856)
  m. (1810) Jerome Fane de Salis, 4th Count de Salis (d 02.10.1836)
f. Elizabeth Foster
  m. Rev. James McCreight
  g. Letitia Foster (dsp 28.11.1852)
  m. John Henry North (judge)
  iii. Margaret Foster (bpt 21.02.1737)
  m. (1759) Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath (d 07.10.1798)
  m2. (29.07.1749) Catherine (sb Dorothea?) Burgh (dau of Thomas Burgh of Oldtown)
  B. Thomas Foster (b 16.11.1709, d 1784, rector of Dunleer)
  m. (04.05.1740) Dorothy Burgh (dau of William Burgh of Bert)
  i. John Thomas Foster of Dunleer (d 10.10.1796)
  m. (02.04.1776) Elizabeth Hervey (d 30.03.1824, dau of Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol)
  a. Frederick Thomas Foster (b 02.10.1777, a 1817, MP)
  b. Sir Augustus John Foster, 1st Bart (d 01.08.1848) had issue
  m. (18.03.1815) Albinia Jane Hobart (d 28.05.1867, dau of George Vere Hobart, son of George, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire)
  C. (John) William Foster 'of Rosy Park'
  BP1934 (both relevant sections) identifies the 3rd son as John William, ancestor of Foster of Ballynascanlan. The following comes from BLG1886 (Foster of Ballymascanlan) which starts with a William Foster, 2nd son of Rev. Thomas and nephew of Anthony (Lord Chief Baron & father of Lord Oriel). That would suggest that BP1934 was wrong and that William was son of the Thomas shown just above. However, BLG1886 shows William as having married Patience Fowke in 1743 which indicates that he was of this generation and was probably younger brother rather than nephew of Anthony, the Lord Chief Baron. Provisionally, we in effect compromise between these sources and show this to have been the William who married ...
  m. (1743) Patience Fowke (dau of John Fowke)
i. John William Foster 'of Fane Valley' (d 1809, MP for Dunleer)
  m. (1788) Rebecca McClure (dau of Hamilton McClure of Dublin)
  a. Frederick John Foster of Ballymascanlan House, Sheriff of co. Louth (b 1799)
  m. (22.10.1827) Isabella Vere (dau of Peter Vere)
  b. Louisa Jane Foster (d 14.01.1893)
  m. (26.10.1819) Thomas Plunket, Bishop of Tuam, 2nd Lord Plunket of Newton (b 1792, bur 24.10.1866)
  c.+ other issue - William Hamilton (d 1813), Henry (d 1820), Charles Thomas (d 1822), Elizabeth Susan, Emily Anna (d 1874)
  ii. Henry Foster
  iii. Patience Foster
  m. (1766) John McClintock (MP)
  iv. Elizabeth Foster
  m. John Longfield (MP)
  D. Margaret Foster
  m. Stephen Sibthorpe of Brownstown or Brownston
  E. Charlotte Foster
  m. Nicholas Forster of Tullaghan
  F. Alice Foster
  m. Thomas Bolton (d 17.03.1740)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Massereene), BP1934 (Foster of Glyde Court) with additional input as noted above
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