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Families covered: Forster of Adderstone, Forster of Bamborough (Bamburgh), Forster of Cornhill, Forster of Etherston, Forster of Horsley

Sir Thomas Forster of Etherstone/Adderstone, Governor of Bamborough Castle (d 1526)
m. Dorothy Ogle (dau of Ralph, 3rd Lord Ogle)
1. Sir John Forster of Bamborough, Sheriff of Northumberland (b c1520, d 1602) this line followed by Bateson (p156+)
  p1. Janet Buicks not named by Bateson
  A. Nicholas Forster of Bamborough, Sheriff of Northumberland
  m. Jane Radclyffe, heiress of Blanchland (dau of Anthony Radclyffe)
i. Sir Claudius Forster, Bart of Bamborough, Sheriff of Northumberland (dsp 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Fenwick (dau of Sir William Fenwick of Wallington)
  ii. John Forster of Blancheland, later of Bamborough (d 20.05.1625)
  m. Elizabeth or Susannah Forster (dau of Thomas Forster of Adderston or Ederston) @1@ below
a. Nicholas Forster of Bamborough (b 1612, d 10.12.1636)
  m. Agnes Chaytor (b 27.04.1615, d 01.1669, dau of William Chaytor of Croft, m2. ?? Dawson of Azerley, m3. Sir Francis Liddell of Redheugh)
  (1) John Forster (d young) mentioned by Bateson
  (2) William Forster of Bamborough (b 13.12.1636, d c12.11.1674)
  m. Dorothy Shelby (bur 30.09.1672, dau of Sir William Shelby or Selby of Twisell & Thornton by Eleanor, dau of Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax)
  (A) William Forster of Bamborough & Blancheland (b 28.07.1667, dsp 06.09.1700)
  m. Elizabeth Pert (dau of William Pert of Essex by Elizabeth Forster)
  (B) Frances Forster (b c1664)
  m. (27.01.1680) Thomas Forster of Adderstone (b 06.08.1659, bur 25.10.1725) @2@ below
  (C) Dorothy Forster (b c1673, dsp 16.10.1715)
  m. (23.07.1700) Nathaniel Crewe, Bishop of Oxford then Durham, 3rd Lord of Stene (b 31.01.1633, dsp 18.09.1721)
(D)+ other issue - John (b 28.09.1668, dsp 15.11.1699), Ferdinando (b 14.02.1669/70, dsp 22.08.1701), Nicholas (b 08.06.1671, d 07.04.1678), Mary (b 23.11.1664, d young), Eleanor (b 08.06.1663, d 02.1664)
  (3) Ferdinando Forster not mentioned by Bateson
  (4) Mary Forster not mentioned by Bateson
  m. _ Moore
  (5) Frances Forster (bur 30.05.1675)
  m. Francis Liddell (son/heir of Sir Francis of Redheugh)
  b. Thomas Forster of the Friars
c. Claudius Forster of Blancheland
  (1) John Forster of Durham
  d. Elizabeth Forster
  m. _ Elrington of Elrington
  iii. Edward Forster of London (d unm)
  iv. daughter
  m. _ Elliott
m1. (before 1552) Jane Radclyffe (dau of Cuthbert Radclyffe, widow of Lord Cuthbert Ogle)
  B. Juliana Forster
  m. (15.04.1571) Sir Francis Russell (d 27.07.1585, son of Earl of Bedford)
  C. Grace Forster
  m. Sir William Fenwick of Wallington
p2./m2. Isabel Sheppard
  E. Matthew Sheppard or Forster
  F. Mary Forster
  m. (05.07.1599) Sir Henry Stapelton
  p3. ?? mother of the Dorothy who married/partnered Thomas Widdrington was _ Mawtlaine/Mawclaine
G. John Forster
  H. Dorothy (Mary) Forster
  m1/2. Ralph Salkeld (son of Thomas of Hulne Park)
  Possibly the Dorothy Mawtlaine who (also) married/partnered ...
  m2/1/p. Thomas Widdrington of Asington (d after 08.01.1589/90)
2. Sir Thomas Forster of Adderstone/Etherston, Sheriff of Northumberland (d after 03.04.1589) this line followed by Bateson (p228+)
  m. (1572) Florence Wharton (sister of Thomas, Lord Wharton)
  A. Thomas Forster of Etherston (b 1549, d c10.1587)
  m. Isabella Brewster (dau of Thomas (or John) Brewster of Lucker)
  i. Sir Matthew Forster of Etherston, Sheriff of Northumberland (a 1617)
  m. Catherine Grey (dau of Sir Ralph Grey of Chillingham)
a. Thomas Forster of Adderstone (b c1604, d after 06.09.1637)
  m. Mary Fenwick (bur 25.01.1671, dau of Sir William Fenwick)
  (1) Thomas Forster of Adderstone (bur 19.06.1673, Colonel)
  m. (27.01.1651) Mary Cole (bur 25.01.1671/2, dau of Sir Nicholas Cole of Brancepath Castle)
(A) Ralph Forster (b 17.04.1655, d 19.05.1656)
  (B) Thomas Forster of Adderstone, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 06.08.1659, bur 25.10.1725)
  m1. (27.01.1680/1) Frances Forster (dau of Sir William Forster of Bamborough Castle) @2@ above
  (i) Thomas Forster of Adderstone (b 29.03.1683, dsp bur 07.10.1737, 'Rebel General' )
  (ii) John Forster of Adderstone (bpt 05.07.1688, bur 03.07.1745)
  m. (19.03.1739/40) Isabella Orde (bur 26.11.1789, dau/coheir of William Orde of Sandybank, m2. Robert Fenwick of Lemington)
  (a) Thomas Forster of Adderston (bpt 22.11.1743, dsp bur 04.04.1763)
  (b) Isabella Forster (dsp bur 09.04.1780)
m. (26.05.1767) John Widdrington of Hauxley (b 19.12.1727/8, dsp bur 14.01.1780)
  (iii) Dorothy Forster (bpt 03.02.1686, bur 05.1767)
  m. John Armstrong of Berry Hill (m2. Ann, dau of Rev. George Marsh of Ford)
  (iv) Margaret Forster probably the Margaret who married ...
  m. (13.02.1706) William Bacon of Staward Peel
  Adderston later passed into the Bacon family, members of which assumed the name Forster.
  (v)+ other issue - William (bpt 01.11.1685, d young, Elizabeth (b 14.08.1684)
  m2. Mary (bur 09.10.1697)
  (vii) Ralph Forster of Carham (bpt 15.04.1703, d before 1735)
(viii) Mary Forster
  m. (27.01.1725/6) Vincent Proctor of Rock
  m3. (14.02.1701) Barbara Lewes or Laws (a 1738)
  (C) Mary Forster (b 21.02.1653, bur 19.04.1705)
  m. Edmund Maine (bur 25.04.1711, Lt. General, Governor of Berwick, MP)
  (2) John Forster of Crookletch (bur 10.05.1681)
  m. Mary Forster (dau of Richard Forster of Newham, sister of John of London)
(A)+ issue - Thomas (bpt 09.05.1672, dsp 1726, vicar of Leake), Richard (bpt 26.08.1680, bur 29.08.1680), Grace (bpt 11.1669), Margaret (a 1683), Catherine (a 1683)
  (3) Ralph Forster of Adderstone, later of Halton
  (4) Francis Forster of Belford, Easington Grange & South Bailey (d 1681)
  m. Elizabeth Clerke (dau of Gabriel Clerke, prebendary of Durtham)
  (A) Elizabeth Forster, coheiress of Belford & Easington Grange
  m. (03.09.1685) Charles Montague (d 1721, son of Edward, Earl of Sandwich)
  (B)+ other issue - Francis (bpt 05.02.1652, bur 25.01.1653/4), Gabriel (bpt 04.07.1653, dvp?), John (bpt 05.02.1657, bur 29.04.1658), Frances (bpt 11.07.1680, coheiress)
(5) Madeleine or Magdalen Forster
  m. Philip Grey of Howick (d 07.06.1666)
  (6) Mary Forster
  m. George Baker of Crook (d 14.10.1677)
  b. John Forster of Cornhill (d after 05.12.1679)
  m. Mary Orde (sister of John Orde of Mindrum)
  (1) Thomas Forster of Cornhill
  m. Elizabeth Reed (dau of George Reed of Cassop)
  (A) Elizabeth Forster (a 1715)
  m1. Hon. Charles Grey of Chillingham (d before 1696)
  m2. John Atkins of Horninghold
  (2) Catherine Forster (a 1698)
  m. _ Wilkinson (d before 1698)
  (3) Elizabeth Forster
  m. Henry Collingwood of Branxton
  (4) Margaret Forster
  m1. William Ramsey
  m2. George Fenwick of Brinkburne
  c. Matthew Forster of Horsley, Northumberland
  The following comes from BLG1952 (Forster of Wellisford Manor).
  (1) Robert Forster of Horsley
  m. (10.05.1681) Eleanor Staper of Ovingham
  (A) Thomas Forster of Horsley
m. (11.05.1708) Margaret Forster (dau of Robert Forster of Ovingham)
  (i) Matthew Forster of Horsley
  m. (27.09.1739) Catherine Slater of Ovingham
  (a) Matthew Forster of Horsley (b 08.1746)
  m. (03.1774) Isabel Simpson (dau of Jonathan Simpson of Horsley)
  ((1)) Matthew Forster of High Barnes (b 01.08.1775, d 26.11.1860) had issue
  m. (20.11.1802) Sarah Langstaffe (d 1848, dau of Joseph Langstaffe of Romaldkirk)
d. Edith Forster
  m. Edmund Craster of Craster
  e. Mary Forster (bur 17.12.1665)
  m. Edward Lisle of Acton (bur 18.05.1676)
  f.+ other issue - Magdelina, Jane, Dorothy
  ii. Phillis Forster
  m. John Forster of Newham
iii. Susanna or Elizabeth Forster
  m. John Forster of Bamborough (d 1625) @1@ above
  iv.+ other issue - Thomas, John, William, Florence, Margaret
  B. Cuthbert Forster of Brunton (a 1588)
  m. Elizabeth Bradforth (dau of Thomas Bradforth of Bradforth)
  C. Margaret Forster
  m. Nicholas Ridley
  D. Barbara Forster
  m. Robert Rodham (son of John of Rodham)
3. Rowland Forster of Lucker then Wark
  m1. ??
m2. Catherine Selby (dau of Leonard Selby)
  A. Elizabeth Forster
  m. Thomas Orde of Orde
4. Reginald Forster of Capheaton
  m. Clara Swinburne (dau (sb widow?) of William Swinburne of Capheaton)
  A. Dorothy Forster possibly of this generation
  m. Ralph Errington of Bingfield (d before 1616)
  B.+ other issue - George, Peter
5. Margaret Forster
  m1. William Heron of Ford Castle (dvp)
  m2. John Heron of Thornton
  m3. Sir George Heron of Chipchase Castle
6. Dorothy Forster
  m. Sir Reginald Carnaby of Halton
7. Elizabeth Forster
  m. George Finch of Kent
8. Eleanor Forster
  m1. George Craster of Craster (d 06.03.1545-6)
  m2. Robert Widdrington

Main source(s): www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Wheeler/ (Foster in England) with input/support from 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 1, Edward Bateson, 1893, 'Forster of Bamburgh' (p156+) & 'Forster of Adderstone' (p228+))
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