George Forster, KB
|Birthplace:||Harpsden, Oxfordshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Aldermaston, Berkshire, England|
|Place of Burial:||Aldermaston, Berkshire, England|
|Managed by:||Private User|
Matching family tree profiles for Sir George Forster of Aldermaston
About Sir George Forster of Aldermaston
Elizabeth de la Mare, whose male relatives predeceased her, inherited Aldermaston. Elizabeth's husband, George Forster, was the son of Sir Humphrey Forster I from Harpsden near Henley. When Elizabeth and George married, George became the owner of Aldermaston Manor along with other manors previously owned by the De la Mare family. He was knighted by Henry VII in 1501, becoming Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxford in 1517. He was made a Knight of the Bath in 1525. His assumed wealth meant that he was part of Henry VIII's entourage at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. George was succeeded by his son, Humphrey II, in 1533.
- Royal Berkshire History: Aldermaston - Monument to Sir George & Lady Forster "The monument is known to have been erected in the lifetime of Sir George, who died in 1533, and may justly claim to be one of the finest examples of monumental art to be found in any parish church in England."