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JOHN FOSTER of Harlow
RENOLD FOSTER 2 (d. 1681) of Ipswich m. Judith Wignol (d. 1644)
ISAAC FOSTER (abt 1630 - 1691) m. Mary Jackson
JOHN FOSTER of Harlow
John Foster of Harlow, a town eight miles from Theydon Garnon, made his will in 1601, naming his son Reynold Foster his chief heir. [Ref]
RENOLD FOSTER 1
Parents: John Foster
Renold (Reynold) Foster made his will in 1622, naming his grown son Reynold. [Ref]
RENOLD FOSTER 2 (d. 1681) of Ipswich
Parents: Possibly Renold Foster 1
Renold Foster died between28 Dec 1707 and 30 May 1861. He married Judith Wignol in 1619 in Theydon Garnon, Essex, She died in Oct 1644 in Ipswich. [Ref] He married second Sarah, the widow of John Martin of Ipswich, in Sep 1665 [Ref] in Ipswich. [Ref] She survived Renold and married as his second wife William White of Haverhill on 21 Sep 1682. [Ref]
Renold came to New England with his family in 1638. [Ref] He settled in Ipswitch with his wife, five sons and two daughters. [Ref]
Renold bought a house and land from John Tuttell on 26 Sep 1638. [Ref] On 6 Apr 1641 Renold was granted eight acres of meadow in the west meadow in Ipswich, if any remained. This was in consideration of a hovel that stood at a new bridge and was taken away to accomodate passage there. [Ref] He bought Ralph Dix's six-acres lot lying in the common field north of the river on 8 Mar 1647/8. [Ref] He bought a lot with a house, a barn and other buildings, a lot with an orchard on the north side of the river and a three-acre planting lot on the north side of the river from Roger Preston for £50 on 11 Mar 1657/8. On 20 May 1663 he bought six acres of marsh in the Hog Island marshes from Richard Nichols for 16 shillings. [Ref]
Renold and his son Abraham are on a 19 Dec 1648 list of taxpayers in Ipswich. [Ref] He or his son was made a freeman on 29 (7) 1657. [Ref] Renold and his sons Abraham, Jacob, Isaac and Renold, Jr. are on a 18 Feb 1678 list of those who have right of commonage in Ipswich. [Ref]
Renold was on the 25 (1) 1651, 25 (7) 1655, 30 Mar 1656 and 27 Sep 1659 trial juries at the court in Ipswich. [Ref] He was on the 26 Sep 1665 and 29 Sep 1668 grand juries at the court in Ipswich. [Ref] The town of Ipswich hired Renold and Thomas Clark for £10 to make a passage between "the river" and the Chebacco river with a ford and a footbridge in 1652. [Ref] In Mar 1667 Renold was released from ordinary training and was to pay a bushel of wheat a year to the use of the company. [Ref] In 1674 he was released from training, without having to make a payment. [Ref]
Renold witnessed the will of William Averill of Ipswich on 3 Jun 1652. [Ref] He appraised the estate of Robert Rogers on 29 Sep 1663. [Ref]
By a deed dated 20 May 1663, Reynold Foster, Sr. of Ipswich bought six acres in the Hog Island marshes from Richard Nicolls for 16 shillings. [Ref]
Renold Foster and Mark Quilter were chosen to ensure that all swine on the north side of the river were ringed and yoked on 24 Mar 1667. [Ref]
In Mar 1669 John Chub was presented at court for killing Renold Foster's hores. He was ordered to pay or be fined. [Ref]
Renold signed his will on 20 Apr 1680; it was proved on 9 Jun 1681. [Ref][Ref] He attached a codicil to his will on 5 Mar 1680/1. [Ref] Inventory on his estate, amounting to £744.16s. was taken on 30 May 1861. [Ref]
Children of Renold and Judith:
ISAAC FOSTER (abt 1630 - 1691)
Parents: Renold Foster 2 and Judith Unknown.
Isaac Foster was born about 1630. He died on 8 Feb 1691 in Ipswich. [Ref] He married first Mary Jackson on 5 May 1658 in Ipswich. [Ref] She died on 27 Nov 1677 in Ipswich. [Ref] He married second Hannah Downing on 25 Nov 1678 in Ipswich. [Ref] He married third Martha Hale on 16 Mar 1679/80 in Ipswich. [Ref][Ref]
Isaac was a freeman on 31 May 1671 in Ipswich. [Ref]
Isaac and his brother Abraham testified on 27 Jun 1664 on behalf of Nehemiah Abbott in his case against John Bridges. [Ref]
Isaac was 60 years old when he made his will, which was proved on 29 Mar 1692. [Ref]
Children of Isaac Foster and Mary Jackson:
Children of Isaac and Martha Hale
RENOLD FOSTER 3 (abt 1636 - 1707)
Parents: Renold Foster 2 and Judith Unknown
Renold Foster was born about 1636. He died on 28 Dec 1707. [Ref] He married Elizabeth Dane. [Ref] Renold and his wife Elizabeth were over 30 in Sep 1668. [Ref]
Renold deposed that he was over 30 in 1668. [Ref] He deposed that he was about 40 on 26 Jun 1676. [Ref]
Renold was one of the people who signed a petition on behalf of Thomas Wells and his wife in Nov 1688. [Ref]
Renold was constable of Ipswich in 1669. [Ref] In Nov 1674 Renold was released from training and was to pay 5 shillings to the company. [Ref] In Sep 1676 the court ordered Renold Foster, Robert Lord and Moses Pengry to lay out a highway to Greene Creek. [Ref]
Daniel Warner wrote, "my ante foster had 3 sons jsaac, john and Nathaniel; and 6 daughters, Elizabeth Judith, Mary, Sarah, Neomy and Elenor." [Ref]
Goodman Brabrucke tried to sell Renold and Elizabeth meat from a drowned heifer, saying that they could have it cheaply as they had "a great many small children". Unfortunately, when the investigated they found that the heifer had been dead for three days. [Ref]
Renold's will is dated 11 Jul 1704; it was proved on 10 Jan 1708. [Ref]
Children of Renold Foster and Elizageth Dane:
PRUDENCE FOSTER (1675 - 1755)
Parents: Isaac Foster and Mary Jackson [Ref]
Prudence Foster was born on 23 May 1675 [Ref] in Ipswich. [Ref] She died on 28 Oct 1755 in Topsfield. [Ref] She married Joseph Boardman on 17 Feb 1696/7 in Topsfield. [Ref][Ref]
ELEANOR FOSTER (b. 1673)
Parents: Renold Foster 3 and Elizabeth Dane
Eleanor Foster was born on 14 Jun 1673 [Ref] in Ipswich. [Ref] She married William Bennett 1.
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Abbot, Charlotte, Answer in the Answers section, Essex Antiquarian, 10, 48, 1906.
Davis, Walter Goodwin, "Renold Foster," The American Genealogist 18, 1941, 13-15.
Editors, "The Foster Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1, 1847, 352 -354.
Forster, Edward Jacob, "Genealogy of the Fo(r)ster Family: Descendants of Renold Fo(r)ster of Ipswich, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 30, 1876, 83-102.
No Author, "Boardman Genealogy," Essex Antiquarian, 9, 1905, 145 -.
Pierce, Frederick Clifton, Foster Genealogy: Being the record of the posterity of Reginald Foster, an early inhabitant of Ipswich, in New England, Chicago, F.C. Pierce, 1899.
Editors, "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 205-208, 243-254, 339-346; 7, 1853, 83 - , 357 -; 7, 1853, p. 357 - 360; 8, 1854, 49-54.
A Subscriber, "Early Ipswich Families," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 174-7.
Wait, Luther, trans., "Ipswich Proceedings," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 50-53.
Scott, Henry Edwards, "Fanny Foster," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 90, 1936, 307-311.
Editors, "John Dane's Narrative," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 8, 1854.
Hammet, A., trans., "Extracts from Daniel Warner's Record," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 15, 1861, 50.
Editors, "Materials for the History of Ipswich," New England Historical and Genealogical Society 7, 1853, 77 - 80.
Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.