Matthew Forster, Sir (c.1592 - c.1631) MP

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Nicknames: "forrester", "forester", "foster", "Foster"
Birthplace: Etherstone Castle, Durham, England
Death: Died in Probably Adderstone, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Sheriff of Northumberland
Managed by: David Prins
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About Matthew Forster, Sir

From "Archaeologia Aeliana, or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, edited by C.H. Hunter Blair (1917), Pg. 6, Sheriffs of Northumberland:

http://www.archive.org/stream/archaeologiaael00tynegoog#page/n22/mode/1up

The union of the crowns in 1605 brought peace to the Borders, it was no longer a duty of the sheriff to defend the Marches of England towards Scotland, nor to rais the array of the county to "preserve the English tongue from destruction," nor to keep the royal casltes of his bailiwick garrisoned and fortified. Their lives became more a record of the peaceful administration of county business and of a gradual diminution of power as their duties were delegated to other authorities.

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1620. Matthew Forster, knight

Silver a chevron vert between three hunting horns sable with due difference.

Illegitimate son of Thomas Forster of Adderstone, knighted by james I at Durham, 23 April 1617, married Catherine, daughter of Sir Ralph Grey of Chillingham, succeeded to Beadnell by his father's will and to Adderstone by the will of his grandfather Thomas (sheriff 1564)

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Sir Matthew Forster, Sheriff of Northumberland's Timeline

1592
1592
Etherstone Castle, Durham, England
1612
1612
Age 20
Etherstone, Durham, England
1613
1613
Age 21
Etherstone, Durham, England
1615
1615
Age 23
Etherstone, Durham, England
1617
1617
Age 25
Etherstone, Durham, England
1619
1619
Age 27
Etherstone, Durham, England
1631
1631
Age 39
Probably Adderstone, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
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Probably Chillingham, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
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