John Forster of Buckton

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Sir John Forster, Sir

Also Known As: "Forester to Bishop of Durham", "Forrester to thre Bishop of Durham"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Buckton, Holy Island Parish, Durham, England
Death: 1371 (51-59)
England, UK
Place of Burial: Norham, Northumberland , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert Forester II, de Buckton and Ivetta Vaux
Husband of Elizabeth De Etherstone
Father of Elizabeth Forster; Robert Forster, of Adderstone and John Forster of Buckton
Brother of Gilbert De Buckton and Robert Forester

Occupation: Forester and gamekeeper to the Bishop of Durham.
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About John Forster of Buckton

Sir John Forster II. B. 1316 in England. D. 1371 in England. He Married Elizabeth, the daughter of Roger de Edrystone (Etherstone) and thus gained the Etherstone (or Adderstone) estate as his own. The Etherstone Arms were quartered with those of the Forsters. He fought in the 100 Years War against France with King Edward III at Bordeaux and Crecy. John became e He played a leading ta general in the Black Prince’s army at the Battle of Poictiers in 1356 and was knighted for his part in the battle. He and Elizabeth had a son who was named Robert.


He was forester and gamekeeper to the Bishop of Durham.

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John Forster of Buckton's Timeline

1316
1316
Buckton, Holy Island Parish, Durham, England
1347
1347
Age 31
Buckton, Northumberland, , England
1347
Age 31
Islandshire, Northumberland, , England
1355
1355
Age 39
Islandshire, Northumberland, , England
1371
1371
Age 55
UK
1505
1505
Age 55
Norham, Northumberland , England