Timothy Foster (1640 - 1688) MP

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Birthplace: Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
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About Timothy Foster

626. iii. TIMOTHY, b. 164o; m. Mrs. Ruth (Tileston) Denton, and Relief


8626. SERGT. TIMOTHY FOSTER (Edward, Timothy), b. Scituate, Mass., in 164o; m., Oct. 13, 1663, Mrs. Ruth (Tileston) Denton, of Dorchester, dau. of Thomas Tileston and widow of Richard Denton. Her father was a freeman in 1636 and was an enterprising and useful man. Ruth d. Dec. 5, 1677; m., 2d, March q, 168o, Mrs. Relief (Holland) Dowse.

He sold part of his house lot in Scituate to Edward Jenkins, in 1662, and moved to Dorchester, but returned to his farm at North river. He sold the west part of his house lot and the house at the harbor to John Allen in 1679. In 1671 he purchased one-half of the Edward Breck mill with land adjoining of Mrs. Isabell Fisher, widow of Edward Breck, and now wife of Anthony Fisher, of Roxbury. She was the widow of John Rigby when Breck married her. Breck was from Ashton, Lancaster, England; was a freeman in 1639, selectman in 1642, and for many years afterward. The land his widow sold to Foster was purchased by him of Jonathan Burr. Timothy Foster's second wife was Relief, the daughter of John Holland, one of the first settlers of Dorchester. She m., 1st, Oct . 31, 1672, John Dowse, son of Lawrence, b. 1649; d. Nov. 28, 1677. By him she had four children and resided in Charlestown. Her third husband was Henry Leadbeater, b. Oct . 16, 1664, whom she married March 9, 1692. She had four children by Foster. She d. July 7, 1743

Will—Timothy Foster, of Dorchester, Dec. 15, 1688; son, Hatherly to have lands in Scituate and profits from same until he comes to age of twenty-one years. Hatherly's oldest sister, Ruth; wife, Relief Foster; six youngest children— Rebecca, Timothy, Edward, Prudent, Thomas and Elizabeth; daughter Naomy. Wife, executrix until Hatherly reach twenty-one, then he to join with her; mentions his tide-mill. Lib. 11, fol. 129-131. Inventory made Dec . 26, 1688. Relief Foster appeared before assistants, March 2o, 1689, and made oath as to inv. of estate of her husband, Timothy Foster, deceased. Suffolk Prob., Lib. 9, fol. 366.

He d. Dec. 16, 1688. Res., Scituate and Dorchester, Mass.

8628. i . RUTH, b. Sept. 4, 1664.

8629. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Oct . 8, 1667; d. Sept. 15, 1676.

863o. iii. NAOMI, b. Feb. 11, 1668; m., John Davenport. Naomi d. Jan. 7, 1739.

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Timothy Foster's Timeline

April 22, 1638
Of, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
April 22, 1638
Of, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
October 13, 1663
Age 23
Dorchester, Plymouth, Massachusetts
September 4, 1664
Age 24
Scituate, MA, USA
October 8, 1667
Age 27
Scituate, MA, USA
February 11, 1669
Age 29
Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 22, 1671
Age 31
Scituate, MA, USA
September 12, 1675
Age 35
March 9, 1680
Age 40