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Date of Death 1781 VIEW SOURCE
Place of Death Carlow, Co Carlow  
Occupation Watch & clock maker, along with sons Joseph & Luke, 5 Tullow St, Carlow  
Names of Children Joseph (b 1755 - unconfirmed), Luke (b 1758), Benjamin Bunbury (b 1762 - unconfirmed)  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Susana nee Lenon VIEW SOURCE


  • My gx4 grandfather Luke Foster was born in 1858, the son of JOSEPH FOSTER & Susana Lenon.  This is the first of two appearances of Joseph, the other one being his year of death being 1781 as recorded on Susana's burial record: "Buried Mrs Susanna Foster relict of Joseph Foster (dec 1781) and sister to the late TB Lenon (dec 1798)."  I can find no further information on Joseph. (Susana's mother was Elinor Bunbury.)

    There's been a story in my family, begun by Edward Bunbury Foster (Luke & Susana's son, my gx3 grandfather) that composer Stephen Collins Foster was a cousin.  If that was the case, Joseph must've been related to Rev Alexander Foster, born about 1710 in Londonderry.  Family folklore.  I've not been able to find a connection.  I've searched too many databases to name but including Ancestry, FMP, FamilySearch, irishgenealogy.ie, etc.  The mystery as to who Joseph's forebears were remains just that!  


    Monday 17th May 2021, 01:18AM

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