Betsey W Foster (Morris) (c.1851 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, UK
Death: Died in Waratah, NSW, Australia
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About Betsey W Foster (Morris)

By the 1851 census, at age 29, Betsey's father William is listed as occupation Ag Labourer. The Census shows he is living at Barrington No.71 with his wife Mary (27), and their daughters Mary Ann (4) and Anna (2). Williams parents and siblings are living next door at Barrington No.72.

Arrived NSW 13 May 1857 via "Plantagenet". William age 35, wife Mary 34 and 5 children Mary Ann 10, Hannah 9, Betsy 6, George 3 & James 10 weeks was born during the voyage. Williams 20 year old brother, Samuel, also came with them.

The family stayed at Tomago for about a year before buying land on Moscheto Island and establishing their farm.

Betsy married George Robert Foster of Moscheto Island (aka Mosquito I) and the family continued to live on the island until selling the property and building a hotel at....

Betsey and her family lived on Moscheto (aka Mosquito) Island, see http://www.geni.com/projects/Islands-of-the-Lower-Hunter-River-New-South-Wales/12343

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Betsey Foster's Timeline

1851
November 26, 1851
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
November 26, 1851
Ilminster, Somerset, UK
1857
October 12, 1857
- February 13, 1858
Age 5
Australia

The Plantagenet was 809 tons and sailed 12 Oct 1856 arrived 13 Feb 1857 after 124 days. R. Robertson was the Surgeon Superintendent and there were 129 males, 104 females, 42 male children, 56 female children, total 331, with 4 deaths on the voyage - 2 males under 14 years and 2 females under 14 years.

This is from the British Parliamentary Papers of 1857.

1874
1874
Age 22
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
1875
1875
Age 23
Raymond Terrace, NSW, Australia
1877
1877
Age 25
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
1879
1879
Age 27
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
1882
1882
Age 30
Sydney, NSW, Australia
1920
1920
Age 68
Waratah, NSW, Australia