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Patience Foster (Bigge)

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death: November 17, 1646 (58)
Perhaps, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Bigge, Sr. and Rachael Briggs
Wife of Hopestill Foster and Richard Foster, of Biddenden
Mother of Hopestill Foster, of Biddenden & Dorchester and Mary Foster
Sister of Anna Faux; Smallhope Bigge; Elizabeth Stowe; James Bigge; Mary Bigge and 5 others
Half sister of Samuel Briggs and Clement Briggs

Managed by: Mona Lantz Levi
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About Patience Foster

7. Patience3 Bigg (John2, Parent of John1) (#2347) was born in probably, Cranbrook, Kent, England circa 1588.(37) Patience died in maybe Dorchester, MA.

Emigrated to New England in 1635 on the "Elizabeth" with her son Hopestill Foster.

She married Richard Foster in probably, Kent, England.(38) (Richard Foster is #2346.) Richard was born circa 1585 in Biddenden, Kent, England. Richard was the son of Thomas Foster and Dorothy Austen. Richard died 1630 in Biddenden, Kent, England, at 45 years of age. Richard's estate was probated May 3, 1630 in Prerogative Court, Canterbury, England.(39) NEHGRegister v.47 p.36 says he was son of Thomas Foster and Dorothy Austen; married Patience Bigg, who with son Hopestill went to New England, implying Richard's prior death in England.

Patience Bigg and Richard Foster had the following children:

  • 1. John Foster,   b. Abt 1608, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK ,   d. Jan 1608, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK  (Age ~ 0 years)
  •  2. John Foster,   b. Abt 1610, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK ,   d. Dec 1624, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK  (Age ~ 14 years)
  •  3. Mary Foster,   b. Abt Dec 1612, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK
  •  4. Elizabeth Foster,   b. Abt Oct 1615, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK ,   d. Oct 1615, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK  (Age ~ 0 years)
  •  5. Capt. Hopestill Foster,   b. Abt 1620, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK ,   d. 15 Oct 1676, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, USA  (Age ~ 56 years) 


"To my sisters Patience Foster and Elizabeth Stow in New England. To Hopestill Foster, son of my sister, three hundred pounds.". From will abstracted by Henry F. Waters (NEHGR, Jan. 1884): "Smalehope Bigg, of Cranbrooke in the County of Kent, clothier, 3 May, 1638, by John Bigg."


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Patience Foster's Timeline

May 5, 1588
Cranbrook, Kent, England
July 30, 1620
Age 32
Biddenden, Kent, England
Age 36
November 17, 1646
Age 58
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
December 7, 2000
Age 58
December 22, 2000
Age 58
March 17, 2001
Age 58