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Lord Thomas Forster, III, Earl of Etherston

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: 1526 (70-78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Lord Thomas Forester, II, Earl of Etherston and Lady Elizabeth Forster, of Stanhope Hall
Father of Thomas Forster, IV
Brother of Edward Foster, of London; Nicholas Forster, of Newham; Sir Roger Forster; Patrick Forster and Reginald Forster

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About Lord Thomas Forster, III, Earl of Etherston


The first child, Thomas, married Jane Hilton (chart 146). They had seven children. Their 4th child, Thomas Forster, married Dorothy Ogle. He died after 4 Mar 1526. Their son, Thomas, married Frances Wharton, and their son, John Thomas Forster, married Margaret Servington.

           Thomas and Margaret are the parents of Christopher Foster who married Frances Stevens abt 1610.  Christopher and Frances along with three children sailed for America in 1635 aboard the Abagail.  Christopher is the first of the “Long Island Fosters” which is our pedigree.
           For a very interesting monograph about the early Fosters or Forsters, and the relationship between the  English and Scotish families see History of the Forster Family and Clan by Gerry Forster.  Use Google to the web WWW gerryforster.netfirms.com/History/Forster_History.htm. 
           In the 10th, 11th,and 12th centuries there were not so many people. As a result the titled families of England, France, Germany and Scandanavia were all related by blood, marriage or conquest.
                        Thomas Forster 1448 married Elizabeth Fetherstonebaugh of Stanhope Hall; Thomas Forster married Elizabeth de Etherstone of Etherstone; Thomas Forster married Joan de Elmedon of Elmedon; (Chart 500) and John Forster  married Elizabeth de Orde of Buckton (Chart 502).  These marriages created a relationship to the de Elmedons, Umfrevilles (Charts 506, 508, 509); the Comyns (Chart 515) and Galloways (Chart 522) as well as the Kings of Scotland and Dukes of Normandy. 
            Joan De Elmedon was the daughter of Elizabeth De Umfreville.  Her great great great grandfather, Gilbert De Umfreville married Eliza;beth Comyn (chart 506).  Her great grandfather, Richard Comyn married Hextilda Tynedale whose mother was Bethoc Princess of Scotland (chart 509).  Her father was Donald “Bane” III King of Scotland and the Scottish Kings (charts 517, 530-536).
            Elizabeth Comyn (chart 509) was the root of several pedigrees.  Her great grandfather was Robert De Quency (chart 519) whose great great grandfather was Siward Biornsson whose father was Biorn “Bjorn Ulfiusson “Estridsen” born in Denmark (chart 520) and  follows on to the Danish an Norwegian Kings.        
            Another great great grandfather of Elizabeth Comyn is Rolland of Gallaway (chart 522) whose grandfather was Henry I King of England who married Matilda Princess of Scotland.
            Elizabeth Comyn seems to be related to everyone.  Her great  grandfather, Saher IV De Quency’s great grandmother is Matilda “Maud” Huntington who leads us into the French Dukes ( 540, 550, 560), French Kings, and check our old friend in chart 560 line 28.  Scott and I are the 32nd direct descendant of  Hugues Capet, King of France around 987. 
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  • 'Foster genealogy; (1899) Vol. 1
  • http://www.archive.org/details/fostergenealogy01pier
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/fostergenealogy01pier#page/14/mode/1up
  • 20. SIR THOMAS FORSTER (Sir William, Sir Richard, Sir Reginald, Sir Alfred, Sir Randolph, Sir John, Sir William, Sir Reginald. Sir Hugo, Sir Richard, Baldwin IV, Baldwin III, Baldwin II, Baldwin I, Anacher Great Forester). He was of Etherston Castle, Knight, b. 1397, married Joan Elwerden, co-heiress to the Earldom of Angus, which is now in abeyance. He was succeeded by his son.
  • 21. SIR THOMAS FOSTER (Sir Thomas, Sir William, Sir Richard, Sir Reginald, Sir Alfred, Sir Randolph, Sir John, Sir William, Sir Reginald, Sir Hugo, Sir Richard, Baldwin IV, Baldwin III, Baldwin II, Baldwin I, Anacher Great Forester). He was knighted, and married the daughter of Fetherstonbaugh, of Stanhope Hall, Durham, Chief of the Fetherston clan. This family is of Saxon origin, and was seated at Fetherston, in Northumberland, before the Conquest; that part of the country having been allotted to its progenitor, a Saxon officer, for his gallant conduct against the Britons. The house in which the family resided was formerly upon a hill, where were two stones — called fether stones. The house was destroyed and a new edifice erected under the hill, which valley was locally denominated a haugh, hence the name Fetherstonehaugh. Sir Thomas' children were:
    • ' 22. i. SIR THOMAS. He was knighted, was of Etherston, and married the daughter of Lord Baron Hilton, of Hilton Castle. His children were:
      • 24. 1. SIR THOMAS, m. Dorothy Ogle.
      • 25. 2. PATRICK.
      • 26. 3. ROGER.
      • 27. 4. REGINALD.
    • 23. li. SIR ROGER.
      • 24. SIR THOMAS FORSTER ('Sir Thomas', Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir William, Sir Richard, Sir Reginald, Sir Alfred, Sir Randolph, Sir John, Sir William, Sir Reginald, Sir Hugo, Sir Richard, Baldwin IV, Baldwin III, Baldwin II, Baldwin I, Anacher Great Forester). He was of Etherston, Knight, who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1564, and also in 1572 married Dorothy, dau. of Ralph, Lord Ogle of Ogle,* and Baron of Bothall of Bothall Castle by Mary his wife, daughter of William Gastroigne of Lawthrop, Knight in Yorkshire. His children were :
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  • 'From generation to generation. The genealogies of Dwight Stone and Olive Evans (1907)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/fromgenerationto00lcneil
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/fromgenerationto00lcneil#page/35/mode/1up
  • 26. Sir Thomas Forster of Etherston Castle, Knight, was born in 1397, and married, Joan Elverden, co-heiress to the earldom of Angus, now in abeyance.
  • 27. Sir Thomas Forster, knight, married a daughter of Fetherstanbaugh of Stanhope Hall, Durham. (This family was of Saxon origin. Their house was upon a hill where there were two fetherstones.)
  • ' 28. Sir Thomas Forster, knight, of Etherston Castle, married a daughter of Lord Baron Hilton of Hilton Castle.
  • 29. Sir Thomas Forster, married in 1572, Dorothy, daughter of Ralph, Lord Ogle of Ogle
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/fromgenerationto00lcneil#page/36/mode/1up
  • and Baron of Bothall of Bothall Castle, by Mary, his wife, daughter of William Gastiorgne. The Ogle family is of great antiquity in Northumberland. Sir Robert was the eighth in descent from Humphrey Ogle, who settled at Ogle at the Conquest. His wife was the daughter of Lord Bothall. William Gastiorgne was of Lowthorp and a knight of Yorkshire.
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  • 'The Forsters of Adderstone and Bamburgh
  • http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:5LguL2f_TywJ:theforsterfamily.com/The%2520Forsters%2520of%2520Adderstone%2520and%2520Bamburgh.pdf+Florence+Wharton+1557&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESi8D3bD5x-udb8fRGZa_9PZERZ4zu8LxPuFnVGMQp_9B2nQ_kyP7ADP5vraA3MFqWTIYxHD-aw9r3udl2vWL3yWMuPagvhhEuKrT9xE-kqrzZZDr_v3_BtZozfiH4LJCQYyCmKp&sig=AHIEtbSwBnNXI5i_YUHAF_Dfi63QDD8SiQ
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  • 2. Thomas Forster II of Etherstone (Thomas Forster I of Etherstone) was born in 1394 and he died in 1446
    • This Sir Thomas is considered to be the first of the Adderstone-Bamburgh line, and so he ranks highly in family records dating back to that time. For all intents and purposes he was the first of the Bamburgh Forsters. History shows that he owned a Pele Tower in Adderstone in 1415. Later that year, as a youth of 18 or 19 he accompanie Henry V to France, where he is said to have fought valiantly at the Battle of Agincourt under the Percy family banner. (The young Earl of Northumberland, a lad of 17, was not present, having been charged by Henry V with the task of holding the Scot at bay along the Border during the King's absence in France). He returned to Northumbria with a well-earned Knighthood for his deeds in the field at Agincourt and his name on the Subsidy Roll as holding one quarter of a knight's fee in Adderstone. He had earlier married Elizabeth Featherstonhaugh and the Arms of her family were now added to Thomas's new Arms marking the start of a real dynasty. (The fee related to land granted in exchange for his outstanding military service.) Elizabeth bore him 22 children, 19 boys and three daughters. 'Thomas', as the elder, inherited his father's title. (GF)
    • (JF) pedigree list the first four children. (JoeF) also lists the first four and the remainder in his pedigree. (BP) pedigree list the first three males, 'Thomas' Roger and Nicholas, and a reference for a marriage to Gerard Shaftoe. (BP pedigree also states there were 19 sons and 3 daughters. (HughF)
  • Thomas married Elizabeth Featherstonhaugh daughter of William Featherstonhaugh of Stanhope Hall. They had the following children:
    • ' 3. M i. Thomas Forster III of Etherstone was born in 1418 and died in 1503
    • 4. F ii. Elizabeth Forster Married Gerard Shaftoe of Bavington
    • 5. M iii. Roger Forster of London was born in 1422
    • 6. M iv. Nicholas Forster of Newham and Tuggel
    • 7. M v. Robert Forster A juror in 1450. (JoeF)
    • 8. M vi. William Forster of Greencroft Durnham
    • Pg. 13
    • Slain at Towton Morr, Lancastrian side, 1461. (JeoF)
    • 9. M vii. Rowland Forster died in 1524
  • ' 3. Thomas Forster III of Etherstone (Thomas Forster II of Etherston, Thomas Forster I of Etherstone) was born in 1418 and died in 1503
  • ' Little is recorded of this Sir Thomas of this dynasty, except that he married the daughter of Baron Hilton a noble who lived at Hilton Castle, Co. Durham. And, by some amazing genetic fluke, they also had a huge number of children like Thomas's parents, the eldest three of their 19 sons being Thomas, Roger and Nicholas.
  • The story of the three Forster borthers' dubious excapade as youths is remarked upon in the family history. Let it suffice here to say that it involved the death of a family foe during a fight after they were waylaid by three Karr brothers. Roger, who struck the fatal blow, had to flee to the south of England to avoid the long arm of the law. It is worth noting, however, that he stayed in the Sough long enought to marry Joan Hussey, daughter of Lord Sussex, and begin a new branch of the Forster family with four sons, Thomas, John, Emile and Richard, who later bred several High Court Judges! One, Sir Robert Forster, became the Lord Chief Justice of England under Henry VIII! (GF)
  • ' Thomas married Jane Hilton daughter of Sir William Baron of Hilton Castle. They had the following children:
    • 10. M i. Sir Thomas Forster IV of Etherstone was born in 1466 and died in 1520
    • 11. M ii. Robert Forster of Durham and Heslecton was born in 1468 Died without issue. (BP)
    • 12. M iii. Patrick Forster Died without issue (BP)
    • 13. M iv. Reginald Forster Died without issue (BP)
    • 14. F v. Constance Forster Married James Gower of Stainsby
    • 15. F vi. Margaret Forster Married Gawen Mitford
    • 16. F vii. Eleanor Forster Eleanor married Lionnal Grey of Berwick son of Grey of Horton Grey was a Porter of Berwick (JoeF)
    • Pg. 14
    • 17. F viii. Isabella Forster Married Turpin Turpin was Governor of Morpeth. (BP)
  • 10. Sir Thomas Forster IV of Etherstone ('Thomas Forster III of Etherstone', Thomas Forster II of Etherstone, Thomas Forster I of Etherstone) was born in 1466 and died in 1520 in England
  • Born at Adderstone, he married Dorothy, the 6th daughter of Robert, Lord Ogle, and he was created Marshall of Berwick-on-Tweed by King Henry VIII. Whilst there he was given command of a troop of sixty cavalrymen just before the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513, a great battle in which he and his troops played a valiant part. He was the father of eight children.
  • He was described at that time as “The Chief of one of the most numerous Border Clans” and, quite apart from its humorous inference regarding his prolifically fecund father and grandfather, it appears to have been an actual fact. His eldest son became the next Thomas. But his younger son, John, was to become a notorious figure on the Border Marches. Whilst John was born an Adderstone Forster, he also heads up the Bamburgh list as Sir John Forster of Bamburgh. (GF) Will dated 3 March 1526 (BP)
    • (GF) has his birth and death date as 1430 - 1520
    • (BP) states his wife was a daughter of Ralph Ogle and sister of Robert, 4th Lord Ogle
    • (JF) states his wife was a daughter of Cuthbert, Lord Ogle of Ogle in Northumberland
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  • 'Thomas Forster
  • 'M, b. circa 1465
  • Father Thomas Forster b. c 1445
  • Mother Elizabeth Featherstonehaugh b. c 1445
  • ' Thomas Forster was born circa 1465 at England. He married Jane Hilton, daughter of Sir William Hilton, 7th Lord Hilton and Mary (Mariot) Stapleton, circa 1484 at England.
  • 'Family Jane Hilton b. c 1455, d. a 1511
  • Child
    • Thomas Forster+ b. c 1485, d. bt 4 Mar 1526 - 1530
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2619.htm#i78688
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   Elizabeth Featherstonhaugh 1489-1570
   Roger Forster 1511-1545

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England, United Kingdom
Age 74