Frederick William Foster

1760 - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed as tenant-in-tail for the Bogue estate in St Elizabeth Jamaica, then died: the award was made to his son John Frederick Foster (q.v.). 

  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 (possibly grandchildren) of a third nephew, John Foster. 

  2. 'Moravian Bishop' and hymn-writer. 

  3. Will of Frederick William Foster of Ockbrook Derbyshire proved 15/08/1835.



T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 348A & B (Bogue Estate). 

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

  2., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online] (entry for John Frederick Foster, the son); Moravian Messenger May 2005 p. 5 [accessed 09/02/2012]; [accessed 31/08/2016].

  3. PROB 11/1850.


Further Information

Louisa LaTrobe
John Frederick Foster

Associated Claims (1)

£7,467 15s 2d
Deceased awardee

Associated Estates (2)

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
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman
1768 [SY] - 1799 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Ockbrook, Derby, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England