John Frederick Foster

18th Jun 1795 - 4th Sep 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Frederick William Foster (q.v.) and great-nephew of Thomas Foster, awarded shares in the compensation for the entailed Lancaster and Elim estates in St Elizabeth as tenant-in-tail and for Bogue apparently as owner-in-fee.

  1. The case of Foster and other v Romney, heard 14/11/1809, ruled that under the will of Thomas Foster (dated 08/04/1762), the Elim, Waterford, Lancaster and Two-Mile Wood estates (as well as estates in England and Horse Savanna Pen in Jamaica) were left to his four nephews and their sons as tenants-for-life (rather than until failure of their issue). The will identifies Frederick William Foster as one of the four nephews; Charles Foster as the only son of another nephew Samuel Warren Foster, and Joseph Foster Barham as Thomas' brother.  John Frederick Foster ('an infant'), George Foster and Henry Foster are among the defendants although not separately identified in the report: the sequence of names suggests the latter two to be the children of a third nephew, John Foster.

  2. John Frederick Foster, son of Dr Frederick William [Foster] Moravian Bishop and Louisa LaTrobe. Born 18/06/1795 at Wyke, educated at Moravian College, matriculated Queens' Cambridge 1813. BA 1817, MA 1821. Of the Bogue estate Jamaica and of Kempstone, Bedfordshire. Called to the Bar Middle Temple 01/06/1821; Bencher. Stipendiary Magistrate Manchester 1825-38. Chairman of the Quarter Sessions Salford 1838. Recorder of Manchester 1839-58. DL Cheshire. Married 13/05/1817 Caroline Bagshawe. Died 04/09/1858, father of Thomas Barham Foster.

  3. Administration of the will of John Frederic [sic] Foster who died 09/04/1858 at Chorley granted to Rev. Adolphus Latrobe Foster Rector of Saxby one fo the children effects under£25,000. The will of John Frederic[k]'s father Frederick William Foster of Ockbrook Derbyshire had been proved 15/08/1835.


T71/380 St Elizabeth Nos 345, 347 and 348A & B. Frederick William Foster claimed as tenant-in-tail for Bogue shortly before his death.

  1. Edward Hyde East, Reports of Cases argued in the Court of King's Bench Vol. XI (London, 1810) pp. 594-611.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

  3. National Probate Calendar 1858; PROB 11/1850.

Further Information

Caroline Bagshawe
Thomas Barham Foster
Wealth at death
Moravian College
Cambridge (Queens') [1813-1817 ]
Legal Education
Middle Temple [1821 ]

Associated Claims (3)

£3,127 3s 1d
Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
£7,252 17s 8d
Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
£7,467 15s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Executor → Testator
Notes →
John Frederick Foster was also the son of John Forster the elder's first cousin, Frederick William Foster...
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle