Joseph Foster, Jr.
|Death:||Died in New Kent, Virginia, United States|
|Managed by:||Andrew David Johnson|
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Info about the land Joseph got from his uncle William Bassett;
William Bassett, son of William and Ann Bassett of Southampton, England, was born in 1640 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England. He died in 1687. He married Bridget Cary, daughter of Miles and Ann (Taylor) Cary. She was born in 1645 in Warwick County, Virginia. She died in 1702 in New Kent County, Virginia. He was a member of the House of Burgesses, and of the Council for 1667. During the early years of his residence in New Kent he lived at the site of the Castle, which by his last will he devised to his nephew, Joseph Foster. He purchased a large amount of land and acquired a large estate which he disposed of in a lengthy will made in 1671. Among other things, he directed that he be buried at the Upper Church in Blisland Parish, which was the Old Warreney Church, but there is no evidence that this was done. The land which he gave his wife and son constituted the large Eltham Plantation, which became the seat of his family, and was one of the great plantations in Virginia for the whole of the Colonial Period.