About Hugo Forster (Forestarius), Gov of Etherstone
Sir Hugo Forster, Governor of Etherstone Castle died 1121
Parents: Sir Richard Forster b. abt. 1050 of Flanders and Scotland & Unknown
- Sir Reginald Forster Governor of Etherstone Castle d. 1156
Governor of Etherstone Castle
Was General of the English army which marched against Magnus, King of Norway, when he invaded England A.D. 1103. In the battle that ensued King Magnus was slain and his troops routed. Sir Hugo died in 1121, leaving issue.
He was succeeded by his son Reginald.
He fought in Scotland and England against Magnus, King of Norway in 1101. Hugo also fought with Henry I of England against the usurping Duke Robert de Mowbray in 1106. He succeeded Richard as Governor of Etherstone. His wife is unknown, but they had two sons named Hugo and Reginald.
- Foster genealogy: Genealogy Is Traced Back to Anacher, Great Forester of Flanders Who Dies in 837 A.d. with Wills, Inventories, Biographical Sketches, Etc. Also, the Record of All Other American Fosters. Chicago: F. C. Pierce, 1899.
-------------------- "Sir Hugo Forester (d. 1121). Some sources identify this man and Sir Richard as the same person. He fought against Magnus, King of Norway in 1101 and helped King Richard I fight against Robert in 1106. He had two sons, Hugo and Reginald."