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John 'of Bamborough' Forster, of Bamburgh

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Birthplace: Etherstone Castle, Durham, England
Death: Died in Spindlestone, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Forster, Knight, 9th Gov. and Dorothy Ogle, Lady Grey
Husband of Isabel Sheppard and Jane Fenwick
Partner of Janet Buicks
Father of Dorothy Fenwick; Grace Fenwick and Nicholas Forster, Sir
Brother of Margaret Heron; Robert Forster; Eleanor Craster; Reginald Forster, of Capheaton; Elizabeth Forster and 5 others
Half brother of Catherine Carr; Anne (Agnes) Clavering; Isabel Grey; Margery Heron; Barbara de Grey and 4 others

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About Sir John Forster, Knight of Bamburgh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Forster

Sir John Forster (1502?-1602) was an English military commander and Warden of the Middle Marches.

Life

Born about 1501, he was son of Sir Thomas Forster (d. 1527) of Etherston, Northumberland, marshal of Berwick, and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Ralph Ogle and Margaret Gascoigne. Trained from early youth in border warfare, he was in August 1542 put in command of Harbottle Castle with a garrison of a hundred men. He fought at the Battle of Solway Moss, 23 November 1542, under Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton, and claimed to have captured Robert Maxwell, 5th Baron Maxwell; Cuthbert Tunstall and Suffolk, however, determined that Maxwell's real captor was Edward Aglionby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solway_Moss

He fought also at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, 1547. Knighted by Protector Somerset in 1547, he was sheriff of Northumberland, 1549-50. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pinkie_Cleugh

On 4 August 1563 he was appointed a commissioner to treat concerning the delimitation of the borders, and on 10 January 1565 to discuss the position of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray and other Scottish exiles in England. In 1569 he assisted in suppressing the rebellion of the northern earls, and in 1570 took punitive measures against the Scottish borderers who had helped them. In August 1572 he was ordered to have the Earl of Northumberland executed.

In July 1575 he was captured during a border fray and taken to Jedburgh. He was to meet the Scottish Warden, and make truce every so often. Forster, however, was known for cheating. His meeting with Sir John Carmichael turned into a battle, and he was defeated and captured. His lieutenant, Sir George Heron, among others, was killed. Forster was, though, immediately released by the Scottish regent, on Elizabeth's remonstrances. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_of_the_Redeswire

On 27 July 1585, Forster and his son-in-law, Francis, Lord Russell were attacked by Sir Thomas Ker of Fernieherst, and Russell was killed. Forster at first described it as an accident, but this did not suit the English government, and, with a view to exacting compensation, Russell's death was represented as the result of a deliberate plot. Meanwhile various accusations, promoted perhaps by local feuds, were brought against Forster; he was said to have connived at murder, set thieves at liberty, executed others on insufficient grounds, and had dealings with Northumberland wreckers. Articles based on these accusations were drawn up on 27 September 1586, and Forster was dismissed from his office. Lord Hunsdon, however, thought the charges frivolous, and about April 1588 Forster was restored. He held the wardenry until October 1595, when he was superseded by Lord Eure; his removal was due partly to his old age, partly to a renewal of the charges against him.

On 24 October 1597 he was nearly surprised at Bamburgh Castle by a party of Scots. He died at Bamburgh on 13 January 1602.

Family

He left several sons and daughters by his wife Jane, daughter of Cuthbert Radcliffe, and widow of Robert Ogle, 5th Baron Ogle. His son Nicholas was deputy-warden under his father, was knighted in 1603, and was father of Sir Claudius Forster, 1st Baronet. His daughter Juliana, wife of Francis, Lord Russell, was the mother of Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford; and another daughter, Grace, married Sir William Fenwick of Wallington, and was mother of Sir John Fenwick, 1st Baronet.


Sir John Forster, High Sheriff of Northumberland


Sir John Forster From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir John Forster (c.1520–1602) was an English military commander and Warden of the Middle Marches.

Life

  • Born about 1520, he was son of Sir Thomas Forster (d. 1527) of Etherston, Northumberland, marshal of Berwick, and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Ralph Ogle, 3rd Baron Ogle and Margaret Gascoigne.
  • Trained from early youth in border warfare, he was in August 1542 put in command of Harbottle Castle with a garrison of a hundred men. He fought at the Battle of Solway Moss, 23 November 1542, under Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton, and claimed to have captured Robert Maxwell, 5th Baron Maxwell; Cuthbert Tunstall and Suffolk, however, determined that Maxwell's real captor was Edward Aglionby.
  • He fought also at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, 1547. Knighted by Protector Somerset in 1547, he was sheriff of Northumberland, 1549-50.
  • On 4 August 1563 he was appointed a commissioner to treat concerning the delimitation of the borders, and on 10 January 1565 to discuss the position of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray and other Scottish exiles in England.
  • In 1569 he assisted in suppressing the Rebellion of the Northern Earls, and in 1570 took punitive measures against the Scottish borderers who had helped them.
  • In August 1572 he was ordered to have the Earl of Northumberland executed.
  • In July 1575 he was captured during a border fray and taken to Jedburgh. He was to meet the Scottish Warden, and make truce every so often. Forster, however, was known for cheating. His meeting with Sir John Carmichael turned into a battle, and he was defeated and captured. His lieutenant, Sir George Heron, among others, was killed. Forster was, though, immediately released by the Scottish regent, on Elizabeth's remonstrances.
  • On 27 July 1585, Forster and his son-in-law, Francis, Lord Russell were attacked by Sir Thomas Ker of Fernieherst, and Russell was killed. Forster at first described it as an accident, but this did not suit the English government, and, with a view to exacting compensation, Russell's death was represented as the result of a deliberate plot. Meanwhile various accusations, promoted perhaps by local feuds, were brought against Forster; he was said to have connived at murder, set thieves at liberty, executed others on insufficient grounds, and had dealings with Northumberland wreckers. Articles based on these accusations were drawn up on 27 September 1586, and Forster was dismissed from his office, Lord Eure being appointed in his place. Lord Hunsdon, however, thought the charges frivolous, and about April 1588 Forster was restored. He held the wardenry until October 1595, when he was again superseded by Lord Eure; his removal was due partly to his old age, partly to a renewal of the charges against him.
  • On 24 October 1597 he was nearly surprised at Bamburgh Castle by a party of Scots.
  • He died at Bamburgh on 13 January 1602.

Family

  • He only had daughters with his wife Jane, daughter of Cuthbert Radcliffe, and widow of Robert Ogle, 5th Baron Ogle. Their daughter Eleanor or Juliana, wife of Francis, Lord Russell, was the mother of Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford; and another daughter, Grace, married Sir William Fenwick of Wallington, and was mother of Sir John Fenwick, 1st Baronet.
  • His son Nicholas, deputy-warden under John himself, was knighted in 1603. He was the father of Sir Claudius Forster, 1st Baronet, who died without issue; and John, who did not inherit the title but succeeded to his brother's estate. Nicholas' mother is unknown, but the family-tree continues to this day. The latest addition to it is Nicole Victoria Forster (b.2002).

References

  • Sidney Lee, ed. (1901). "Forster, John (1520?-1602)". Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  • The Complete Peerage, Volume V. St Catherine's Press. 1926. p. 181.
  • Collins, A. (1720). The Baronettage of England: Being an Historical and Genealogical Account of Baronets, from Their First Institution in the Reign of King James I. : Containing Their Descents, the Remarkable Actions and Employments of Them and Their Ancestors: as Also Their Marriages, Issue, &c. with Their Coats of Arms and Crests Engrav'd and Blazon'd, (Vol. 2, pp.121). London: W. Taylor. Google Books.
  • Hodgson, J. & Hodgson-Hinde, J. (1827). "Pedigrees of Strother and Fenwick of Wallington." A History of Northumberland in Three Parts, (pp.256). E. Walker. Google Books.

Attribution


  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Sidney Lee, ed. (1901). "Forster, John (1520?-1602)". Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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Second biographical and genealogical attribution: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Forster-568

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Sir John "of Bamborough" Forster aka Foster

  • Born about 1520 in Northumberlandmap
  • Son of Thomas Forster and Dorothy (Ogle) Grey
  • Brother of Eleanor Forster, Margaret (Forster) Heron, Thomas Forster Esq, Dorothy (Forster) Carnaby, Isabelle Grey and Ann (Grey) Clavering
  • Husband of Jane Radcliffe — married after February 27, 1545 [location unknown]
  • Father of Nicholas Forster and Mary (Forster) Stapleton
  • Died about 1602 in Bamburgh, Northumberland

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Sir John Forster, Knt., Lord of Bamborough Castle

  • b. c.1520
  • d. 1602

Parents

  • Sir Thomas Forster (d.1527) and Dorothy Ogle

According to Collins (1720), John died without a male heir by Jane Ratcliff (Radcliff) m. after 27 Feb 1545

Jane Radcliff Issue:

  • Grace m. Sir William Fenwick of Wallington
  • Eleanor (Juliana) m. Sir Francis Russel, Knt. (Father: Francis, Earl of Bedford)

Issue by Unknown Mother(s)

  • Nicholas m. Jane Ratcliffe (Father: Anthony Ratcliffe)]
  • John
  • Dorothy m. Ralph Salkeld
  • Mary m. 05 Jul 1599 Sir Henry Stapleton

Occupation

  • Gov. of Berwick
  • 1542: Commander of Harbottle castle
  • 1547: Knighted
  • 1549-50: Sheriff of Northumberland
  • 1555 - death: Captain and crown's grantee of Bamborough castle
  • 1560; 1564: Warden of the Middle Marches
  • 1560-1595: Lord warden of the marches.
  • Aug 1572: ordered to have Earl of Northumberland executed
  • 27 Sep 1586: Dismissed. Charged with 'maladministration.
  • Apr 1588: Restored

Battles

  • 23 Nov 1542: Battle of Solway Moss
  • 1547: Battle of Pinkie Cleugh
  • 1569: Rebellion of the Northern Earls
  • Jul 1575: Captured by Scots, but later released.

Property

  • Blanchland abbey lands
  • 1575: crown gave John a grant of the tithes for priory of St. Andrew the Apostle at Hexham.

External Links

  • Wikipedia: Sir John Forster
  • Wikipedia: Raid of the Redeswire

References

  • Banks, T. C. (1807). The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England; Or, An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Emploiments, and Most Memorable Actions, of the English Nobility Who Have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1806: Deduced from Public Records, Ancient Historians, the Works of Eminent Heralds, and from Other Celebrated and Approved Authorities, (Vol. 2, pp.405). London: T. Bensley. Google Books. Web. 26 Jan. 2014.
  • Collins, A. (1720). The Baronettage of England: Being an Historical and Genealogical Account of Baronets, from Their First Institution in the Reign of King James I. : Containing Their Descents, the Remarkable Actions and Employments of Them and Their Ancestors: as Also Their Marriages, Issue, &c. with Their Coats of Arms and Crests Engrav'd and Blazon'd, (Vol. 2, pp.120 - 121). London: W. Taylor. Google Books.
  • Foster, J. (1871). A Pedigree of the Forsters and Fosters of the North of England and Some of the Families Connected with them. FamilySearch. eBook.
  • Hodgson, J., Hodgson-Hinde, J., James Raine J., Collingwood, J. & Walker, B. E. (1840). A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts: General history of the country. Northumberland. Google Books. Web. Accessed 12 Jan 2014.
  • Lee, S. (1906). "Forster or Foster, Sir John (1520? - 1602)." Dictionary of National Biography, (pp. 455). Macmillan Co. Google Books.
  • Welford, R. (1895). Men of Mark 'Twixt Tyne and Tweed, (pp.254). Google Books.

Collins, 1720, p.121 Foster, 1871 Lee, 1906 Wikipedia: Sir John Forster John was the 2nd son (Collins, 1720, p.121)

  • daughter of Cuthbert Radcliffe; widow of Robert Ogle, 5th Baron Ogle (d.27 Feb 1545).
  • Issue: Sir John Fenwick, 1st Baronet.
  • Issue: Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford.
  • deputy-warden. knighted 1603.[citation needed]; Issue: Claudius Forster, 1st Baronet m. ___ dau. of Sir William Fenwick, Knt. (Collins, 1720)
  • Welford, 1895
  • Hodgson, Hodgson-Hinde, Raine, Collingwood & Walker, 1840
  • Wikipedia: Lord Warden of the Marches
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Sir John Forster, Knight of Bamburgh's Timeline

1520
1520
Etherstone Castle, Durham, England
1535
1535
Age 15
Badby, Northamptonshire, UK
1575
1575
Age 55
1602
1602
Age 82
Spindlestone, England
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