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Mrs Foster [15??-1613]
Mr Foster [18??-18??]
Mr Foster [18??-1887]
Dr Foster [18??-19??]
A. H. Foster [18??-1???]
Abraham Briggs Foster [1829-1904]
Adam Crossfield Foster [1826-1879]
Albert Foster [1897-1918]
Alfred Foster [1842-1873]
Rev Antony John Foster [19??-19??]
Arthur Foster [1917-1944]
Rev Arthur Wellesley Foster [1855-1929]
Benjamin Foster [1808-1831]
Benjamin Foster [1833-1875]
C. T. Foster [1???-19??]
Charles Clifford Foster [1886-1918]
Charles Milne Foster [1840-1???]
Clarence Foster [1917-1944]
Clementina Foster [1848-1938]
Daniel William Paris Foster [1867-19??]
Dudley Foster [1925-1973]
Edgar Frederick Foster [1896-1916]
Edward Foster [1783-1843]
Edward Foster [1871-1958]
Major Edward Hornby Foster [1869-1940]
Edwin Foster [1891-1916]
Eli Foster [1831-1885]
Ethel Jane Foster [18??-1940]
Major F. C. Foster [18??-19??]
Frank Foster [18??-19??]
Frederick Charles Foster [1852-19??]
Friend Foster [1865-1898]
George William Foster [1895-1917]
Grace Sutcliffe Foster [1838-1889]
Hannah Foster [1685-1765]
Harold Foster [18??-19??]
Harry Foster [18??-191?]
Henry Foster [1???-17??]
Henry Foster [17??-18??]
Rev Henry Foster [1745-1814]
Henry Foster [1805-1858]
Henry Foster [1809-1841]
Henry Foster [1831-1893]
Henry Edward Foster [1849-1919]
Herbert Foster [1890-1918]
Holmes Foster [1863-1937]
Horace E. Foster [18??-19??]
Horace Edward Foster [1860-1947]
Isaac Foster [17??-17??]
J. Foster [17??-18??]
J. Foster [18??-18??]
Jack Foster [1916-1945]
James Foster [18??-19??]
James Foster [1833-1???]
James S. Foster [1832-1891]
John Foster [1???-1???]
John Foster [1???-18??]
John Foster [17??-18??]
John Foster [17??-18??]
John Foster [17??-18??]
Rev John Foster [1770-1843]
John Foster [1771-1841]
John Foster [1776-1839]
John Foster [1798-1879]
John Foster [18??-18??]
John Foster [1806-1862]
John Foster [1833-1910]
John Foster [1851-1911]
John Foster [1861-1931]
John Henry Foster [18??-1913]
John William Foster [1887-1915]
Major Johnston Jonas Foster [1827-1880]
Jonathan Wilkinson Foster [1799-1850]
Joseph Foster [1890-1916]
Laurence Foster [19??-19??]
Lawrence Richard Foster [1894-1914]
Leonard J. Foster [1897-1916]
Leslie Foster [1893-1944]
Rev Lewis Foster [18??-19??]
Colonel Louis Pohlmann Foster [1857-19??]
Madame Marie Foster [18??-1???]
Matthew Foster [17??-18??]
Michelle Jane Hanley Foster [19??-]
Philip Staveley Foster [1865-1933]
Pliny Foster [1893-1918]
Richard Foster [1794-1853]
Richard William Foster [18??-18??]
Robert John Foster [1850-19??]
Ronald Foster [1920-1942]
Ronald Crossfield Foster [1860-1918]
Rosie Foster [1997-]
Samuel Foster [18??-18??]
Samuel George Foster [1848-1929]
Seth Thorpe Foster [1856-1922]
Sophie Foster [1994-]
Stanley Foster [1894-1917]
T. Foster [18??-19??]
Thomas Foster [1804-1835]
Thomas Henry Foster [1860-1932]
Thomas Sydney Foster [1893-1916]
W. H. Foster [18??-19??]
Walter Francis Foster [1877-1916]
William Foster [1???-18??]
William Foster [1803-1862]
William Foster [1821-1884]
William Foster [1823-1880]
William Foster [1831-1871]
William Henry Foster [1848-1908]
William Henry Foster [1854-1927] 


Foster, Mrs
[15??-1613] A widow of Halifax. Dr Favour recorded her death with the comment that she was
an infamous prostitute

Foster, Mr
[18??-18??] He married Fanny Barker.


Fanny was the daughter of
George Barker
 

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1875]
  2. Edith [b 1881]
  3. Alice [b 1883]

The family lived at Belle Vue Place, Whinney Hill, Hipperholme-with-Brighouse [with Fanny's parents 1891].

He was dead by 1891

Foster, Mr
[18??-1887] In 1850, he founded a business as a pattern maker for iron and brass founders at St John's Works, Halifax.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James

His son continued the family business

Foster, Dr
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Elland.

He was at Field House

Foster, A. H.
[18??-1???] Brewer or bottler or beerhouse keeper of Hebden Bridge

Foster, Abraham Briggs
[1829-1904] JP.

Son of John Foster.

Born in Clayton.

He was a nominee for the Northowram Board of Guardians [1869] / a landowner and farmer of 52 acres employing 2 labourers [1871].

On 28th October 1862, he married Rosamond Susanna [1844-1???], daughter of John Staveley.

Children:

  1. Philip Staveley
  2. Rosamond Isabel [b 1867]

The family lived at

He also had a home at Egton Lodge, Grosmont. He went to live at Canwell Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire [1881] and left Northowram Hall for his nephew, E. H. Foster.

See Northowram Mechanics' Institute

Foster, Adam Crossfield
[1826-1879] He was an attorney/solicitor [1861] / a solicitor [1871] / a partner in Norris, Foster & England / a partner in Norris & Foster [1868] / a partner in Foster, England & Foster.

On 18th December 1871, he succeeded James Edward Norris as Town Clerk of Halifax. The salary was £1,000 a year, but he had to provide his own clerks.

On 26th July 1855, he married Maria Pohlmann.


Maria was the daughter of Henry Pohlmann
 

Children:

  1. Louis Pohlmann [1857]
  2. Ronald Crossfield [1860]

The family lived at

On 21st January 1876, he was travelling home from London with Henry Alexander Norris, when the train ran into debris caused by an accident between the Scottish Express and a mineral train near Huntingdon. Foster's leg was badly crushed between the knee and ankle and he suffered a shock to the nervous system and was confined to his home for a long period.

He died of a stroke whilst walking in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, where he was on holiday.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Foster, Albert
[1897-1918] Son of Hannah Maria & Arthur Foster of 89 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

Baptised at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge [5th September 1897].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 18th July 1918 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Gonnehem British Cemetery [F 3].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Foster, Alfred
[1842-1873] MA.

Son of John Foster.

He was educated at Cambridge.

In [Q2] 1870, he married Alice Catherine Teale in Settle.

They lived at Spring Head, Halifax.

Alfred died 10th July 1873 (aged 30).

His sister Jane & her husband Sydney Perfect Norris erected a window in Alfred's memory at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Foster, Rev Antony John
[19??-19??] He was on the staff at Teso College in Uganda before becoming Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1974-1992].

He married Juliet.

Children:

  1. Stephen
  2. Helen
  3. Sara

Foster, Arthur
[1917-1944] Son of Mrs Margaret Foster of Todmorden.

He was a French polisher.

He married Lily.

They lived at

  • 12 Dombey Street, Halifax
  • Stanwix, Carlisle

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st (Airborne) Battalion Border Regiment.

He was killed at Cambrai [21st September 1944] (aged 27).

He was buried at the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery [25 C 6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Foster, Rev Arthur Wellesley
[1855-1929] MA.

Son of William Foster.

He was Vicar of Tatham / High Sheriff of Herefordshire [1899]

Foster, Benjamin
[1808-1831] Son of Matthew Foster.

Baptised at Luddenden [5th April 1808].

A member of the Foster family of Wadsworth & Denholme, and junior member of W. & H. Foster of Denholme.

The firm distributed the work to weavers at Wadsworth & Crimsworth, travelling across the moors to collect the pieces twice a week.

On the 4th February 1831, Benjamin was making one of these collections with his horse and cart, and a dog called Shep. On his return home, it was nearly dark, the wind was boisterous and the snow was falling fast.

Ignoring his friends' entreaties to stay the night, Benjamin set off, and with some difficulty got nearly to the edge of the moor, when the horse and cart fell into a deep morass. He decided to leave the horse and cart and go in search of assistance, but he lost his way and fell into one of the boggy places on the moor. Injured and unable to proceed further, he lay down exhausted upon a bed of snow. Next day, searchers found his body covered with snow, and his faithful dog lying across his body.

The dog became Fosters' trademark.

He was buried at Denholme Wesleyan Chapel [10th February 1831]

Foster, Benjamin
[1833-1875] Of White Shaw, Denholme.

Son of William Foster.

He married Jane Ann Sutcliffe.


Jane Ann came from Burnley
 

Foster, C. T.
[1???-19??] Curate at Todmorden Parish Church [1931]

Foster, Charles Clifford
[1886-1918] Son of William Henry Foster.

Born 21st June 1886.

He was educated at King William's College, Douglas and Heath Grammar School / in business at Edward Foster & Son Limited [1918] / a traveller (brassfounder) [1911].

He never married.

He lived with his parents at 63 Savile Park Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he and 7 friends enlisted with the Cheshire Regiment [17th September 1914]:

who were killed,

who were wounded, and Major Horace Fox, who survived unscathed.

Charles Clifford served as a Lieutenant with the 2/5th (Territorial) Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He served in Palestine [November 1917-June 1918], and then in France with the 1/7th Battalion.

He was killed by machine gun fire [29th July 1918] (aged 32).

He was buried at the Raperie British Cemetery [VI D 1].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, and in Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 633].

His Commanding Officer wrote

Your son will be greatly missed by us all, as he was very popular, and the regiment is all the poorer for his loss ... Since he joined the battalion in Palestine, your son has always done his work cheerfully and well

His Company Sergeant wrote

He was dearly loved by all the men of the company ... He had done his bit, and I say again, and to my dying day, I never wish to meet a better gentleman or soldier, for I think it is impossible for one to exist

Another Sergeant wrote

I have served under many officers, but none that I loved and respected more than Mr Foster, and my heart bleeds when I think of him; the 2 years that I spent with him as Transport Sgt. were the happiest ones, and every one that came in contact with him would say the same

Foster, Charles Milne
[1840-1???] Son of John Wilkinson Foster.

In 18??, he emigrated to Brisbane, Australia.

On 2nd September 1864 – the day after she arrived in Brisbane – he married Mary Jane (Polly) Kelk.


Mary Jane was the daughter of the late William Kelk of Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire
 

He ran a large general store in Brisbane with his brother-in-law, Mr ? Kelk, for many years.

His home, Shafston in Brisbane, is now part of the National Trust

Foster, Clarence
[1917-1944] Son of Rose (née Ella) & Owen Foster, blanket scourer, of Barkisland.

He was educated at Barkisland School / a member of Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel, Barkisland & Sunday School / employed by Edmund Sykes & Sons Limited at Krumlin Mills, Barkisland.

He lived at Villa Terrace, Barkisland.

During World War II, he enlisted [1940], and served as a Marine Royal Marines.

He died in hospital in Bath [20th September 1944] (aged 27).

He was buried at Krumlin Wesleyan Chapel Graveyard [25A]. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £432 14/4d.

Probate was granted to his father.

He is remembered on Barkisland War Memorial

Foster, Clementina
[1848-1938] In 1871, she became the second wife of Charles Crossland

Foster, Daniel William Paris
[1867-19??] Son of Daniel Deverill Foster, smith.

Born in Lambeth, London [Q4 1867].

He was a dyer's clerk [1911] / an Army pensioner [1911].

He married (1) Emma Catherine.

Children:

  1. Lawrence Richard
  2. Edgar Frederick
  3. William Thomas
  4. Cecil Leonard
  5. George
  6. Queenie [b 1898] who was a dyer's piece marker [1911]
  7. Rosie [1907-1911]
  8. Daniel Deveril [b 1909]

In [Q1] 1911, he married (2) Emily Oldfield [1877-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Greetland.


Emily, of Brook Row, Greetland, was born in Mexborough, the daughter of Charles Oldfield, coal merchant
 

The family lived at

  • Pietermaritsburg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1 John Street, West Vale [1911]

He had been in the Army for 30 years.

He had served in South Africa, where some of his children were born.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant / Captain with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His sons – all Privates – also served with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in World War I: Lawrence Richard who was killed in 1914, Edgar Frederick who was killed in 1916, William Thomas, Cecil Leonard, and George

In 1916, he had been in hospital suffering from shell shock, and had only returned to duty a fortnight earlier when he heard of his Edgar Frederick's death. He was only about 1 mile from the incident, but arrived too late to see Edgar alive

Foster, Dudley
[1925-1973] Actor.

Born in Brighouse. He appeared in many film and TV rôles.

He married actress Eileen Kennally.

He committed suicide in January 1973

Foster, Edgar Frederick
[1896-1916] Son of Daniel William Paris Foster.

Born in Pietermaritsburg, Natal, South Africa;

He was a clerk at Mirfield, at Greetland & at Elland stations / a railway telegraph messenger [1911] / a clerk at Halifax Drill Hall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with A Company 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [4th July 1916] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France [XIII A 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland His father had been in hospital suffering from shell shock, and had only returned to duty a fortnight earlier when he heard of his son's death

Foster, Edward
[1783-1843] Son of Edward Foster.

He was a plumber [1841].

In April 1862, he took over Edward Foster & Son Limited, which had been established by his father.

On 24th March 1804, he married Sarah Briar [1786-18??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Emma [1815-1878]

The family lived at Woolshops, Halifax [1841]

Foster, Edward
[1871-1958] Born in Norwich.

He was a gas stoker [1895, 1911].

On 13th April 1895, he married Harriet Ann Belfield [1876-1956] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet Ann was born in Runcorn
 

Children:

  1. Leonard
  2. James [1901-1992]
  3. Julia [1905-1997]
  4. Mary Alice [1907-1981]
  5. George [1911-1911]
  6. Emily Emma [1912-1982]
  7. Beatrice [1915-1917]

The children were born in Sowerby Bridge.

The family lived at 11 Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge [1897, 1911].

Living with them in 1911 were nephew Walter Robert Ransley [b 1897] (cotton piecer spinner)  and niece Hannah Ransley [b 1903]

Foster, Major Edward Hornby
[1869-1940] Of Ambler Thorn.

Son of William Foster.

Born at Hornby Castle.

He lived at Northowram Hall, when his uncle, Abraham Briggs Foster, moved to Staffordshire.

On 22nd April 1896, he married Florence Ruth Anderton.


Florence Ruth from Bradford, was the only daughter of Frederick William Anderton of Bolton Royd, Manningham, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. daughter [b 1897]
  2. daughter [b 1902]
  3. son [b 1906]

Foster, Edwin
[1891-1916] Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [2A, 2C & 2D]

Foster, Eli
[1831-1885] Of Waterloo House, Denholme.

Son of William Foster.

He married Maria Knowles.


Maria was the youngest daughter of Jonathan Knowles
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. John

Eli died in 1885.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £288,098 13/1d

Foster, Ethel Jane
[18??-1940] Daughter of Major Johnston Jonas Foster.

In 1896, she married the 15th Lord Inchiquin [18??-1929].

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. daughter
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

In 1920, she was awarded the Medal of Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.

She died at Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-upon-Fergus, Ireland

Foster, Major F. C.
[18??-19??] On 5th October 1924, a window was dedicated at Queensbury Church in his memory

Foster, Frank
[18??-19??] Halifax builder.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John Henry

Foster, Frederick Charles
[1852-19??] Of Prospect House, Queensbury.

Son of William Foster.

He was a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1881]

Foster, Friend
[1865-1898] Landlord of the White Horse, Halifax [1898].

On 20th February 1892, he married Jane Ellen Moore [1865-1931] at Christ Church, Barkisland.

Children:

  1. Herbert Newton [1892-1979] who was an apprentice engineer / tool maker [1911]
  2. Arthur Maurice [1895-1956] who was born at The White Horse, a pattern maker's apprentice [1911]

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

He was buried at Christ Church, Barkisland

After his death, Jane Ellen married Ben Smith

Foster, George William
[1895-1917] Son of Holmes Foster.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

Baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.

He was a butcher's apprentice [1911] / in business as a butcher in St George's Square, Hebden Bridge [1911] / a member of Hebden Bridge Liberal Club.

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was said to be a deadly shot and never missed.

He was killed in France when he and others took shelter in a dug out, and a heavy enemy shell exploded, killing and most of the other [20th September 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [LVIII C 4], on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John's Mission Church, Hebden Bridge

Foster, Grace Sutcliffe
[1838-1889] Second daughter of Henry Foster.

On 19th January 1854, she married Joseph son of John Hodgson of Sunderland House, Halifax, at Heptonstall Church

Foster, Hannah
[1685-1765] Daughter of Richard Foster, a cloth-worker of Ossett.

She married Rev Thomas Dickenson. After his death, she moved to Clerkenwell, London. She was buried in the Nonconformist burial ground at Bunhill Fields

See Richard Clapham

Foster, Harold
[18??-19??] Of Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

Recorded in January 1914, when

Mr & Mrs Harold Foster were popular humorous entertainers

Foster, Harry
[18??-191?]

During World War I, he served with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

Foster, Henry
[1???-17??] He and his wife, Elizabeth, were innkeepers in or around Heptonstall [1736].


Question: Does anyone know which inn this may have been?

 

New House, Heptonstall is dated F H E 1736 for the couple

Foster, Henry
[17??-18??] Of Slater Ing, Slack.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. a daughter
  2. Grace Sutcliffe

He was dead by 1854

Foster, Rev Henry
[1745-1814] MA.

Youngest of 5 sons [and 1 daughter] of a shalloon manufacturer of Heptonstall. He was educated at Heptonstall School. In 1762, he was affected by a severe infectious fever which killed his father. In 1764, he went to Queen's College Oxford. In 1767, he was ordained. He served at several churches in London

Foster, Henry
[1805-1858] Son of Matthew Foster.

Baptised at Luddenden [16th January 1805].

He and his brother William – members of the Foster family of Wadsworth & Denholme – employed hand weavers at Duck Hill, Wadsworth. It is said that they had capital of £220 to start their business.

Around 1830, they moved to Denholme, and – because of the shortage of local weavers – they distributed the work to weavers at Wadsworth & Crimsworth, travelling across the moors to collect the pieces twice a week. Their brother Benjamin died on one such journey.

They became successful worsted spinners & stuff manufacturers, W. & H. Foster.

The brothers founded St Paul's Church, Denholme.

In 1831, Benjamin Foster, a junior member of the firm, was making one of these collections when he perished in snow on the moors.

In 1837, he married Hannah Knowles.


Hannah was the eldest daughter of Jonathan Knowles.

She was born in Bradford [14th March 1816], and baptised by Rev Patrick Brontë at Thornton [23rd September 1819]

 

Children:

  1. Maria [b 1838] who married Victor Sylvester Sichel of Claremount, Great Horton Road, Bradford, manufacturer
  2. Martha [b 1842]
  3. Ann [b 1844]
  4. Alice [b 1847] who married her cousin Joshua Craven
  5. Henry Edward
  6. Emily Jane [1855-1929] who never married

Henry died at Denholme [8th June 1858].

Hannah died 1st March 1871

Foster, Henry
[1809-1841] Son of John Foster.

He was at Queen's College Oxford before moving to Heptonstall Slack,

Henry died in the Debtors' Gaol, Halifax and the jailer, Francis Scott, was charged with illegally retaining the body for Henry's debts

Foster, Henry
[1831-1893] Son of Jonathan Wilkinson Foster.

He took over his father's drapery business.

In 1888, he went into partnership with Mr Armstrong to established Foster & Armstrong.

He married Susan

Foster, Henry Edward
[1849-1919] of Thornton Hall.

Son of Henry Foster.

In 1861, he was boarding with Rev William Baldwin at Mytholmroyd.

In [Q1] 1888, he married Adeline Ann Craven Cheffins [1867-1945] in Medway District.

Adeline died at 45 Sussex Square, Brighton [28th July 1945]

Foster, Herbert
[1890-1918] Son of Elizabeth Foster of 59 Trooper Lane / 40 Darley Street, Halifax.

He lived at 41 Portland Road, Range Bank, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal / Bombardier with B Battery 155th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died of wounds in No.3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, France [25th April 1918] (aged 28).

He was buried at the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 [VI B 70].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Foster, Holmes
[1863-1937] Born in Bradford.

He was a clerk (wholesale fustian) [1887] / a clerk for wholesale clothier [1891] / a fustian clothier's clerk [1901] / a clerk at wholesale fustian clothing works [1911].

In 1887, he married Mary Hannah Alderson [1867-1947] in Halifax.


Mary Hannah was born in Luddenden
 

Children:

  1. Clara [b 1890] who was a sewing machinist wholesale fustian clothing works [1911]
  2. Lily [b 1891] who was a sewing machinist wholesale fustian clothing works [1911]
  3. Violet Alderson [1893-1976] who was a sewing machinist wholesale fustian clothing works [1911] and never married
  4. George William
  5. Edward Barker [1906-1964]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge and baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.

The family lived at

  • Weasel Hall, Erringden [1891]
  • Hollings, Heptonstall [1901]
  • Cragg Mount, Hebden Bridge [1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Martha A Alderson [b 1862] (sick nurse) 

Foster, Horace E.
[18??-19??] Solicitor at 22 George Street, Halifax [1905]. He was the Secretary to the Trustees of John Abbott Ladies' Homes

Foster, Horace Edward
[1860-1947] Son of William Foster.

Born in Halifax.

He was a solicitor in Halifax [until 1911].

In 1886, he married Elizabeth Ann Langton in Hackney.

In 1911, he retired and purchased a hotel in Hovingham.

Horace died in Wokingham [28th August 1947]

Foster, Isaac
[17??-17??] He was Constable of Northowram [1732]

Foster, J.
[17??-18??] Maltster at Brearley Mill [1809]

Foster, J.
[18??-18??] Brewer.

Partner in Smith & Foster and Lupton, Charnock & Company

Foster, Jack
[1916-1945] Son of Elizabeth & Herbert Foster of 83 Sandhall Lane, Highroad Well.

He was educated at Battinson Road, School / a member of the Boy Scouts of Park Congregational Church, Halifax / employed at Halifax Gas Works.

During World War II, he enlisted [June 1940], and he served as a Sergeant with the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

He was taken POW at Singapore.

He died of dysentery at Kuching POW Camp, Borneo [7th May 1945] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Labuan War Cemetery [K D 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Foster, James
[18??-19??] Son of Mr Foster.

He took over his father's pattern-making business at St John's Works, Halifax

Foster, James
[1833-1???] A plumber, and part-time waiter at the Fleece Inn, Halifax.

On 25th September 1868, he was brought up at Halifax Borough Court on a charge of having caused the death of Thomas Law.

Around 11:00 pm on 29th August 1868, Law was drinking at the Fleece Inn, Halifax, when a quarrel broke out between Foster and Law over whether Law had paid 1½d for a glass of beer.

Twice Law said he had paid for the beer, but Foster insisted he pay again, and tried to eject Law. A struggle took place in the passage of the house, and they both fell into the street. Law fell backward on to the pavement, fracturing his skull. Foster left him lying on the ground and went back inside, and passers-by late found Law bleeding from the ears.

He died at Halifax Infirmary [1st September 1868].

At the West Riding Spring Assizes [March 1869], Foster was found guilty and sentenced to one month's imprisonment

Foster, James S.
[1832-1891] Son of Richard Fostard and baptised as Fostard.

He was a boot and shoe maker at Stainland.

In May 1854, he married Ellen Hooker from Stainland at Stainland Wesleyan Chapel.

Children:

  1. Harry
  2. Richard
  3. Sarah

Around 1860, the family moved to Camberwell, London, and later they moved to Leicester

Foster, John
[1???-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1???]

Foster, John
[1???-18??] He was a waiter at the Upper George Inn / landlord of the Hare & Hounds, Halifax [1837].

On 28th April 1835, he married Elizabeth Haigh of Ashton, at Ashton under Lyne

Foster, John
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Old King Cross Inn, Halifax [1806]

In August 1806, he married Mrs Hannah Moore of Cambridge

Foster, John
[17??-18??] Of Foster & Sugden. Built New Bridge Mill, Hebden Bridge

Foster, John
[17??-18??] Of Heptonstall Slack.

Son of John Foster.

Recorded in December 1849, when he qualified as a magistrate for the county

Foster, Rev John
[1770-1843] Baptised in 1787.

Writer, essayist and Baptist minister born at Manor House, Hebden Bridge. He started work as a weaver.

He once spent a night alone in the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey in order to

commune with the monks of former days

He was a pupil at Dr John Fawcett's academy. He taught at the Sunday School at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

He attended Bristol Baptist Academy, and was Pastor at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He worked in Ireland before returning to Calderdale.

In 1808, he married Maria Snooke [1776-1832].

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy
  2. child who died in infancy
  3. John [1811-1826] who died after a lingering illness
  4. child
  5. child

In 1810, he was so disappointed that

the solemnity and silence of these valleys, with almost all their romantic and ghostly influences, have since vanished at the invasion of agriculture and the manufacturing establishments

that he left Halifax and never returned again. He went to live at Downend near Bristol.

On 14th June 1913, memorials were unveiled at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge and at Manor House, Hebden Bridge.

He was a contributor to the Ecclesiastic Review. He wrote an essay entitled The Evils of Popular Ignorance. His Essays on Poetical Criticism [from 1804] were considered valuable and influential.

Foster, John
[1771-1841] Of Learings, Heptonstall.

He married Sarah Lord [1774-1814] from Bacup.

Children:

  1. Betty [1795-1841]
  2. Thomas [1809-1825]

There is a memorial tablet for members of the family in Heptonstall Church which was raised by their surviving children

Foster, John
[1776-1839] Of Slack, Heptonstall.

On 18th December 1794, he married Mary Sutcliffe at Heptonstall Church.


Mary was the daughter of
William Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Sarah
  3. Henry

Mary inherited the Great House, Colden from her brothers who both died in 1805. John inherited the estates of William Mitchell and Harry Greenwood, and the Lee Estate

Foster, John
[1798-1879] Born in Clayton.

Founder of John Foster & Son Limited.

See Church of the Holy Trinity, Queensbury

Foster, John
[18??-18??] Of Southowram.

He married Emma [1808-1865].

Children:

  1. James who died in infancy

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Foster, John
[1806-1862] Son of Edward Foster.

He was partner in Edward Foster & Son Limited / brass founder employing 19 men & 30 boys [1861].

On 29th May 1825, he married (1) Mary Walsh at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1826]
  2. Edward [1830-1884]
  3. Sarah [b 1832]
  4. James Horatio [1833-1886]
  5. Harriet [b 1837]
  6. Emma [b 1843]

In 1849, he married (2) Mary Binns [1817-1896].

Children:

  1. Mary Ellen [b 1851]
  2. Thomas Binns [1853-1877]
  3. William Henry
  4. John Charles [1856-1914]

The family lived at 14 Wade Street, Halifax [1861].

John died 11th March 1862.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £7,000.

The will was proved by his widow Mary, Hiram Fell (bason factor), and Thomas Binns (butcher) 

Foster, John
[1833-1910] JP.

Son of John Foster. Of Hornby Castle, Lancashire.

He was Chairman of John Foster & Son.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) William Henry
  2. Abraham
  3. Jane [1839-1915] who married Sydney Perfect Norris
  4. Alfred

Foster, John
[1851-1911] Son of John Foster, woolsorter.

Born in Northowram.

He was a joiner of Northowram [1875] / a joiner [1881, 1891, 1901]

In 1875, he married Mary Ann Binns [1851-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, of Northowram, was the daughter of John Binns, carpet weaver
 

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1876] who was a rover worsted mill [1891]
  2. Emma [b 1878] who was a spinner worsted mill [1891], a worsted winder [1901]
  3. Joe [b 1880] who was a spinner worsted mill [1891]
  4. Clara [b 1882] who was a lasting weaver [1901]
  5. Arthur Edgar [b 1884] who was a pawnbroker's assistant [1901]
  6. John William
  7. Leonard James [b 1891] who was a bookbinder [1911]
  8. Harold [b 1893] who was a shop assistant [1911]

The family lived at

  • 30 Hope Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 30 Walnut Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 34 Penn Street, Halifax [1901]
  • 20 Diamond Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was widowed mother-in-law Hannah Binns [aged 70].

There are 2 possible deaths for Mary Ann: in 1901, aged 50, and in 1903, aged 54

John died [Q3] 1911

Foster, John
[1861-1931] Son of Eli Foster.

He married Effie Kate Crowther.


Effie Kate was John's cousin, the daughter of Thomas Crowther
 

They lived at

  • Bracken Hill, Denholme
  • Lynton Lodge, Scarborough

Foster, John Henry
[18??-1913] Son of Frank Foster, a Halifax builder.

He emigrated to Philadelphia and went into the dyeing business with Tom Firth, also from Halifax.

When he died, he left bequests to 19 people, 12 of whom were in Halifax and received £1,970 each

Foster, John William
[1887-1915] Aka John Willie.

Son of John Foster.

He was a sidesman & Sunday School teacher at St Mary's Church, Rhodes Street, Halifax / a member of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows / a worsted doffer [1901] / a woolcomber [1911] / employed by F. Reddaway & Company Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Private with the 11th Battalion, then the with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Hill 60 [5th May 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary's Church, Halifax

Foster, Major Johnston Jonas
[1827-1880] Jonas Foster was the son of John Foster of Queensbury. He was tenant at Cliffe Hill, Lightcliffe, and bought the estate from Sutherland-Walker in 1867 for £15,000.

He gave £15,000 for the construction of St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. There is Foster Chapel at the Church.

He and his family were associated with the building of Lightcliffe Vicarage.

In 1869, he was the first Chairman of the Hipperholme Local Board and held the post until 1874. He was a Major in the 6th West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1869, he was appointed County Magistrate.

On 7th January 1863, he married Hannah Jane Stansfield.

Children:

  1. Katherine Laetitia [1865-1883] who is buried at Shropshire
  2. Ethel Jane
  3. Gertrude Stansfeld who married the 3rd Marquess of Normanby

He added the name Johnston which was his wife's mother's surname.

He had a home at Moor Park, Ludlow, Shropshire.

He died at Cannes, France. He was buried beneath the Foster Chapel at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe. His widow lived at Ludlow and continued to own Cliffe Hill, Lightcliffe which she leased to William Henry Aykroyd

Foster, Jonathan Wilkinson
[1799-1850] Or John Wilkinson Foster.

Son of Sarah (née Wilkinson) & Joseph Foster.

Born May 1799.

He was brother-in-law of draper, John Rayner. When Rayner retired, Foster took over the business. He was a linen draper at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1829]

He moved to Crown Street, Halifax.

Later, his son Henry took over the business.

On 9th April 1825, he married Elizabeth Milne at Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of James Milne
 

Children:

  1. Edward James [1826-1869] who never married
  2. Sarah [b 1827]
  3. Henry
  4. Ellen [1834-1919] who married [1865] Joseph Liddle
  5. Mary Ann [b 1836] who never married
  6. Charles Milne
  7. Alfred [1842-1915] who never married

He died February 1850

Foster, Joseph
[1890-1916] Born in Burnley.

He was a contractor's labourer [1914].

On 20th May 1914, he married Annie Mcdermott at St Marie's Catholic Church, Halifax.

Children:

  1. Catherine [b 11th June 1914] who was baptised at St Marie's [13th July 1914]

The family lived at 2 New Street, Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery [September 1914], then served as a Rifleman with the 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade.

He was hit in the spine [1st February 1916].

He died in No.13 General Hospital, Boulogne (with a Catholic priest in attendance)  [16th February 1916].

He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery [VIII D 57].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Foster, Laurence
[19??-19??] Grandson of John Foster. He became a director of Black Dike Mills. He lived at Craig Royston, Hipperholme. He emigrated to Colorado Springs, USA

Foster, Lawrence Richard
[1894-1914] Son of Daniel William Paris Foster.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Mons [24th August 1914] (aged 20).

He was buried at the Hautrage Military Cemetery [II D 16].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Foster, Leonard J.
[1897-1916] Son of Edward Foster.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [16th March 1897].

He was a worsted doffer [1911] / employed by Siddall & Hilton Limited.

He lived at 11 Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [19th Oct 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). He went to France aboard SS Invicta [14th April 1915].

He suffered badly with trench foot and was hospitalised 3 times before being returned home [12th November 1915] and admitted to Braeside Hospital, Essex.

He returned to France [15th June 1916].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in a failed attack on Schwaben Redoubt [3rd September 1916] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

Foster, Leslie
[1893-1944] Son of William Henry Foster

He was vice president & council member of the Halifax Sunday Lecture Society / an apprentice brassfounder [1911] / a brassfounder [1927] / partner in Edward Foster & Son Limited.

When Edward Foster & Son Limited closed in 1933, he concentrated his efforts on the Bradford branch Edward Foster & Son (Bradford), Limited, plumbers' merchants.

He married (1) Doris Raynor [1896-1940] (possibly) at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax.

Doris died in the Royal Halifax Infirmary [2nd February 1940].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,478 8/11d.

Probate was granted to her husband Leslie.

In [Q1] 1943, he married (2) Elizabeth Cartland in Halifax.

They lived at Clapton Avenue, Halifax.

Leslie died 28th November 1944.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £7,851 17/3d.

Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth

Foster, Rev Lewis
[18??-19??] He was vicar at Glossop before becoming Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1936]. In 1950, he was appointed vicar of Wilshaw [Wakefield]

Foster, Colonel Louis Pohlmann
[1857-19??] Son of Adam Crossfield Foster.

He qualified as a solicitor in January 1879. He was a solicitor & a Lieutenant in the 4th W. Y. Volunteers [1881] / a solicitor/notary [1891, 1901] / a partner in Foster & Winter [until 1894] / a partner in Foster, England & Foster / a solicitor at Bank Chambers, Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1934].

He never married

He and his brother, Ronald, lived at The High Trees, Skircoat

Foster, Madame Marie
[18??-1???] In 1891, she set up business as a French milliner at 12 Commercial Street, Halifax

Foster, Matthew
[17??-18??] A member of the Foster family of Wadsworth & Denholme.

He married Hannah.

Children:

  1. John [bapt Luddenden 21st June 1801]
  2. William Foster
  3. Henry Foster
  4. Benjamin
  5. Ann [bapt Luddenden 27th March 1810]
  6. Mary [1812] who died in infancy

Foster, Michelle Jane Hanley
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2001-2002]

Foster, Philip Staveley
[1865-1933] Only son of Abraham Briggs Foster.

He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College Oxford. He was a director and chairman of John Foster & Son.

He stood as Conservative candidate in the Elland Parliamentary election of 1899. He gained 5056 [or 5057] votes, but was defeated by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan with 6041 votes.

He was MP for Stratford-on-Avon [1901-1906, 1909-1918].

On 11th January 1890, he married Louisa Frances Wemyss in London.


Louisa Frances was the daughter of Colonel Francis Charteris Wemyss, of 5 Onslow Square, London
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter

In 1921, he bought Old Buckhurst, Sussex. He was High Sheriff of Sussex

Foster, Pliny
[1893-1918] Born in Barkisland [27th November 1893].

He was orphaned [1901] / an inmate in Muller's Orphan House, Bristol / a miner in Eglwysilan, Glamorgan [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the submarine HMS G11.

He died 22nd November 1918 when his vessel, under the command of Lieutenant Commander George Fagan Bradshaw ran aground on rocks below cliffs near Howick, Northumberland. The impact tore the keel off the boat. The wreckage of the submarine can still be seen at low tide.

Pliny was one of two casualties, his body was never found.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [28]

Foster, Richard
[1794-1853] Of Brighouse.

He married Sally [1793-1877].

Children:

  1. Charles [1822-1838]
  2. Elizabeth [1834-1851]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Foster, Richard William
[18??-18??] Of Crossbrook House, Todmorden. Physician and surgeon at Todmorden.

He lived at Pavement, Todmorden [1845].

He worked with Dr James Hardman

Foster, Robert John
[1850-19??] DL, JP.

Son of William Foster.

Born in Queensbury.

He was educated at the Royal Institution School, Liverpool / educated at a private school in Geneva / educated at Bonn University / Captain 3rd Battalion West Riding Rifle Volunteers / County Councillor [1889-1895] / High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1898-1899] / MD of John Foster & Son Limited / a worsted spinner and manufacturer [1881]

On 16th September 1884, he married Hon Evelyn Auga Bateman-Hanbury [1859-1907] at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.


Evelyn Augusta was the daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Bateman, of Shobdon Court, Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire
 

Children:

  1. Gerald Robert
  2. Agnes Evelyn
  3. Cecil Geoffrey
  4. William Edward

The family lived at

Foster, Ronald
[1920-1942]

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with 169 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 7th April 1942.

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [E 52].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Foster, Ronald Crossfield
[1860-1918] Son of Adam Crossfield Foster.

He was educated at Rossall School / a solicitor's articled clerk [1881] / a solicitor/notary public [1918] / a partner in Holroyde & Smith / a partner in Norris, Foster & England.

He was a keen cricketer and fast bowler, and played for Shibden Hall Rovers.

He never married.

He and his brother, Louis, lived at The High Trees, Skircoat

He died whilst visiting Holme Hall, Holme, York.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery

Foster, Rosie
[1997-] Halifax-born actress. She is the younger sister of Sophie Foster

Foster, Samuel
[18??-18??] Landlord of the Lamb, Halifax [1850].

He married Mary.

In 1850, Mary took over at the pub.

On 21st August 1850, she was one of a number of local innkeepers who were fined £2 and costs at the Brewster Sessions for knowingly permitting prostitutes and those of notorious character to be drinking in their house, contrary to the spirit of their licence

Foster, Samuel George
[1848-1929] Son of Hannah (née Blythe) & George Foster, a farmer, and brother of Seth Thorpe Foster.

Born at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.

He was a teacher in Halifax [1881-1891].

He died in Scarborough [27th November 1929]

Foster, Seth Thorpe
[1856-1922] Son of Hannah (née Blythe) & George Foster, a farmer, and brother of Samuel George Foster.

Born at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.

He was headmaster at Salterlee School for 40 years.

On 11th December 1881, he married Emily Wood [1857-1936] at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.


Emily was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. William Horace [1882-1922] who never married

He lived at Ashwell House, Hipperholme.

He died in Hipperholme [20th September 1922].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,245

Emily died in Hipperholme [21st January 1936]

Foster, Sophie
[1994-] Halifax-born actress. She has played Katie Ormerod in the TV series The Royal She is the older sister of Rosie Foster

Foster, Stanley
[1894-1917] Son of Thomas Henry Foster.

Of Sowerby.

He was a baker [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private. with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died at Tournai, Belgium [16th September 1917] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension [I F 6].

He is remembered on the family grave at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones on the Memorial at Mill Bank Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church

Foster, T.
[18??-19??] Printer at The Caxton Printing Works, Hebden Bridge [1897]

Foster, Thomas
[1804-1835] Of Carr House, Erringden.

He married Sarah.

Sarah erected a window to his memory – and to that of her grand-niece, Esther Hannah Sutcliffe – in Heptonstall Church. She also erected a window in memory of Mary and William Foster of Wood Top, Erringden

Foster, Thomas Henry
[1860-1932] Born in Barkisland.

He was a silk dresser [1911].

In [Q2] 1882, he married Ruth Longbottom [1858-1934] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Barkisland
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1884] who was a cotton blower [1911]
  2. Frances Ann [1885-1925] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  3. Nora [b 1888] who was a silk spreader [1911]
  4. Rowland [b 1890] who was a cotton twiner [1911]
  5. Ernest [b 1892] who was a cotton twiner [1911]
  6. Stanley

The family lived at 48 Victoria Terrace, Triangle [1911].

Thomas Henry died 14th February 1932.

Ruth died 29th April 1934.

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.

Son Stanley died in World War I and is also remembered on the family grave

Foster, Thomas Sydney
[1893-1916] Born in Brighouse.

In [Q1] 1916, he married Caroline Sutton Heys [1889-1931] in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916].

He was buried at the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval [I D 11]

Foster, W. H.
[18??-19??] A brass founder in Halifax.

On 2nd July 1900, he was one of the jurors sworn on the Grand Jury at the Midsummer Quarter Sessions for the West Riding at the Bradford Court House

Foster, Walter Francis
[1877-1916] Son of William Foster.

During World War I, he served as a Driver with the 282nd Mechanical Transport Company attached to 192nd Siege Battery Army Service Corps.

He was killed in action [17th November 1916] (aged 39).

He was buried at the Blangy-sur-Bresle Communal Cemetery (near the North-East corner of crucifix) 

Foster, William
[1???-18??] Of The Hollins, Warley.

Worsted manufacturer in Midgley.

On 8th June 1830, he married Maria Titterington


Maria was the second daughter of Eli Titterington
 

Children:

  1. Emma who was born in Denholme and married Thomas Crowther
  2. a daughter
  3. a daughter

Foster, William
[1803-1862] Of The Hollins, Warley.

Son of Matthew Foster.

Baptised at Luddenden [29th May 1803].

Worsted manufacturer in Midgley.

He and his brother Henry – members of the Foster family of Wadsworth & Denholme – employed hand weavers at Duck Hill, Wadsworth. It is said that they had capital of £220 to start their business.

Around 1830, they moved to Denholme, and – because of the shortage of local weavers – they distributed the work to weavers at Wadsworth & Crimsworth, travelling across the moors to collect the pieces twice a week. Their brother Benjamin died on one such journey.

They became successful worsted spinners & stuff manufacturers, W. & H. Foster.

The brothers founded St Paul's Church, Denholme.

In 1831, Benjamin Foster, a junior member of the firm, was making one of these collections when he perished in snow on the moors.

On 8th June 1830, he married Maria Titterington in Halifax.


Maria was the daughter of Eli Titterington
 

Children:

  1. Eli
  2. Benjamin
  3. Emma [b Denholme 1836] who married Thomas Crowther
  4. Catherine, who married [1867] Edwin E. Rawson MRCS, of West House, Thornton

He died at Denholme [8th July 1862].

Maria died 21st July 1882

Foster, William
[1821-1884] Eldest son of John Foster.

By the age of 14, he was involved in the family business – John Foster & Son Limited.

In 1842, he was made a full partner.

In 1881, he was a Magistrate, High Sheriff of Lancashire, a farmer with 205 acres employing 20 men, and worsted spinner employing 2,100 workpeople

On 26th January 1848, he married (1) Emma Elizabeth Anderton [18??-1865].


Emma Elizabeth, was the daughter of Swithin Anderton JP, of Bradford
 

Children:

  1. William Henry
  2. Robert
  3. Frederick Charles
  4. Herbert Anderton [b 1853]
  5. Arthur Wellesley
  6. Florence Emily [1856-1858]
  7. Alice Ann [18??-1936] who married [25th August 1887] W. Hugh Fenton-Jones MD, MA
  8. twins Edith Isabel [1860] who died in infancy
  9. Ann [1860] who died in infancy
  10. Emma Beatrice [18??-1936] who married George Fletcher-Twemlow [formerly Royds], High Sheriff of Staffordshire [1917]

Emma Elizabeth died 3rd April 1865.

On 6th February 1867, he married (2) Mary Ellen Hornby [1846-18??] at Flotmanby, East Riding.


Mary Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Hornby
 

Children:

  1. Edward Hornby Edward Hornby of Ambler Thorn
  2. Harold Johnston [1871-1929]
  3. Walter Francis
  4. Mary Jane [18??-1941] who married Charles Bowles Shakespear

The family lived at

William retired in 1882.

He died in 1884.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £1,279,813 6/8d.

William's sons took control of the company following the death of John Foster in 1884

Foster, William
[1823-1880] Born in Halifax.

He was a solicitor / a partner in Wavell, Philbrick & Foster / a partner in Wavell, Philbrick, Foster & Wavell

On 26th December 1848, he married Mary Ann Stancliffe [1827-1916] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Mary Helen [1850-1907] who married Edmund Minson Wavell
  2. Edith [b 1855] who married [1890] Bradford solicitor Thomas Williams Staples Firth
  3. Horace Edward
  4. Florence May [b 1862] who married John Buckley Kershaw

The family lived at Ovenden Hall [1874].

William died at Ovenden Hall [28th October 1880]

Foster, William
[1831-1871] Of Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1854, he married Mary Ann Sampson in Halifax.

Children:

  1. John Sampson [1857-1871]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Foster, William Henry
[1848-1908] JP, DL, MP.

Son of William Foster.

He was of the 3rd generation of Fosters of Black Dike Mills, Queensbury / a keen fisherman / a good shot / merchant and farmer of 10 acres [1881] / Colonel commanding the 2nd West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry [1891] / High Sheriff of Lancaster [1891] / Lord of the Manors of Tatham and Mewith / a Freemason / President of cricket clubs in Queensbury and in Hornby / MP for Lancaster [1895].

On 5th February 1879, he married Henrietta Warneford Warneford [1853-1912] at All Saints' Church, Dudwell.

Children:

  1. Henrietta Margery [b 1881]
  2. Gladys Edith [b 1884]
  3. Hermione Lilian / Tillotson [b 1890]
  4. son

The family lived at

He died in Algeciras [27th March 1908] after spending the winter visiting New York

Foster, William Henry
[1854-1927] Son of John Foster.

Born in Halifax.

He was a brassfounder [1881] / a brassfounder (employer) [1891, 1911] / brassfounder and finisher with Edward Foster & Son Limited [1918].

On 1st July 1878, he married (1) Emma Haigh [1854-1888] at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe.

Children:

  1. Thomas Haigh [1879-1918]
  2. Edith Mary [1881-1950] who married Dr Algeon Sugden Hodgson
  3. Lilian [1883-1942]
  4. Charles Clifford
  5. Harold [1887-1888]

Emma died [Q1] 1888 (aged 34).

He married (2) Kate Agnes Haigh [1862-1935].


Kate Agnes was the sister of his first wife
 

Children:

  1. Leslie
  2. Russell [1894-1955] who was an apprentice [1911], a brassfounder [1927]

The family lived at

  • 53 South Mount, Halifax [1881]
  • 63 Savile Park Road, Halifax [1891]
  • South Grove, Halifax [1911, 1918]
  • 53 Savile Park Road, Halifax [1927]

William Henry died 10th December 1927.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,256 11/5d.

Probate was granted to sons Leslie & Russell, son-in-law Algeon Sugden Hodgson, and Robert Gilbert Pearson (merchant) 

 

The Foster family of Erringden
The family built the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge and Foster Mill, Hebden Bridge

The Foster family of Wadsworth & Denholme

See Benjamin Foster, Henry Foster, Matthew Foster and William Foster

Foster surname
There are over 100 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Foster, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Foster:


Marriages 1812, 1835, 1836, 1857, 1876, 1881, 1883, 1888, 1907, 1909, 1934; Deaths 1835, 1899
 




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