FOSTER - TALBOT - HARVEY - RASMUSSEN RESEARCH
Last update - July 2010
Communication is a "Two Way Street", so is family research.
After looking through these pages, do you have anything that you could add or correct?
Portions of this tree now cover direct links from the current time to around 550 AD.
There are now over 7000 names in the database and growing all the time.
Small scale Maps and short description of principal
areas of current interest
The four links below lead to another site that has transcribed and
copied information from the Gazetteer of England and Wales
for all Foster links in Lincolnshire (New Sleaford), Talbot links in Suffolk
(Great Thurlow) . Harvey - Hervey and permutations in Cornwall.
These areas are generalised and not restricted specifically to them.
My Foster links take me back to
William Foster b1754 (Lincolnshire).
The son of William Foster (b1754), William Foster (b1790 Lincolnshire), married on 31 July 1821 (New Sleaford, Lincolnshire) to Sarah Tomblin (There are many surname variations such as Tomlin, Tamlin, Tamblin, Tomblan ).
The known children from the marriage of William Foster and Sarah Tomblin are William (b1823), Thomas (b1826), John (b1829), Francis (b1834), Tomblin (b1836) and Sarah (b1838). Family anecdotal history has two more daughters in this family but this is not as yet confirmed.
Son, Thomas Foster (b1826) (Holdingham, Linc), married Anne Jenkinson 27 June 1847 in New Sleaford and of their known 11 children, William (b19 July 1848), was born in Lincolnshire (New Sleaford) prior to emigrating to Australia.
Foster surname / family name variations such as Forestarius, Forrester, Forester & Forster exist and are prominent in the early parts of this research
The Talbot family group line ends with John Talbot (Torbert) b 22 Aug 1778, Great Thurlow, Suffolk, Son of John Talbot (Snr.)(b1755 - d1790)) and Sarah Bowyer (b1750-d1824) who were married on 13 Oct 1775 in Great Thurlow, Suffolk.
There were three confirmed sons of this union, Samuel Talbot, John Talbot & Henry Talbot. William Talbot (b1780) seems to be also a child of this marriage according to one registrar.
John Torbert / Talbot (Snr) appears out of the mists of history past and into the Great Thurlow landscape with no discernable trail, family or history. Did he come from an adjoining Shire or County? Did he make the great trek from across the other side of England somewhere? Is he just the first recorded Talbot in Thurlow from a long line of unlisted and unrecorded family? Are the records for this family amongst some of the many that have vanished for all time due to lack of care, accident or are yet to be unearthed by some skillful researcher? These questions have been asked for nigh on 30 years without a satisfactory answer!!!
The Talbot spelling variations include: Talbot , Talbott , Talbut , Talbart , Talbert , Torbert , Tubert , Taulbert , Taulbut , Tobutt , Tobitt and almost countless variations of the above.
For some History and Information on Great Thurlow and Little Thurlow,
These are the current areas of research and where the proverbial "Brick Walls" are.
Any help or information on these people would be greatly appreciated.
Julian to Gregorian Calendar
Don't get confused with mixed up dates - check this link out for assistance
Several of my name & notes pages are shown in links for reference information only
Family photo section in its infancy is included. More photographs will be added as time and resources permit.
The "Interactive Family Tree" section is the primary up to date data due to ease of compiling & web site space / size relative to the other formats that have been used in the past.
Some of the links that we have listed from our pages do contain sites that may require a paid subscription to extract meaningful data. We are in no way associated with these sites in any form of pecuniary fashion. These sites are included as an aid for further investigation if you choose to follow that path. We cannot and will not be held responsible for the content of the supplied links which we ourselves have found to be of varying degrees of value to our research.
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Anecdotal history debunked!
Anecdotal tales within the family have for many years claimed ties to a number of famous / infamous families.
The first of which was a marriage by a William
Henry Foster to Catherine Kelly who was Ned (Edward) Kelly's sister. This
William Foster was said to have caused Catherine to commit suicide by drowning
in a lagoon off the Condoblin Road and perhaps what is now known as Lake
Cargelligo. It is claimed he continually abused Catherine about her brother
Ned and his activities and drove her to the point of desperation where suicide
seemed to be her only escape. The children of William and Catherine are
understood to have been then taken care of by one of Williams brothers rather
than William himself however confirmed data shows that Ellen Kelly, the
children's' grandmother was to raise the children and not the brother of
William (Bricky) Foster. The latter parts of the story may well be true
however none of my direct Foster family links link into to this branch and do
not seem to occur within Australia as had been claimed (At this stage!). The
Foster group in this story are based in Forbes, NSW and trace back
to Nottingham (1837) and Leicestershire, England (1810).
( http://www.nedkellysworld.com.au/ )
Another piece of family anecdotal history was that there was a
direct link to the so called ' Foster Brothers" (William M Foster & Ralph R
Foster) who founded the famous Fosters Beer plant in Melbourne with first
product output in 1888. A little research shows that there were indeed two
brothers with the family name of Foster who did commence brewing beer in
Melbourne. It seems however that these two brothers were immigrants from New
York, tried their hand at brewing, sold their beer interests into the then
growing brewing cooperative now known as Carlton United Breweries and then
fled back to the USA. It has not been possible to establish any firm links to
the two brothers from the USA and it would seem that they did not have a
spouse or produce any children before departing the Australian shores forever!
There is also no obvious trail of their families following their return to the
( http://www.fosters.com.au/enjoy/beer/brand_heritage.htm ) or
( http://www.australianbeers.com/beers/fosters/fosters.htm )
The last piece of history within the family to have suffered under scrutiny is the claim that one of the females in the Harvey line was the first woman to be executed by hanging either in Australia or perhaps Victoria. Perhaps a female Harvey was executed for the claimed forceful drowning of her husband in a bathtub whilst he was inebriated however this story still remains strictly anecdotal and by no means factual at this time. As for being the first to be executed anywhere, that becomes another story altogether.
For generalised Australian History, Anne Davis was the first
woman hanged 23rd. November 1789. She was hanged for stealing clothes and was
certainly not a Harvey by family or marriage.
On 11th November 1863 at the Melbourne Gaol, an Elizabeth Scott together with her two male cohorts was the first woman to be hanged in the Colony of Victoria for murdering her husband, Robert Scott. The Scott family name does figure into parts of the Harvey lineage within our family however Elizabeth is not yet in the tree and nor is Robert!
Yet to come under serious scrutiny and investigation are the
associations and links to various members of the group known as the " Knights
Templar " from the times following the aftermath of the 1st Crusades (abt. 1099)
into Jerusalem and the " Holy Lands " .The time line of critical events leading
to this time places us at a point where " Alfred The Great " then King of
Wessex, later to become King of England actually gave the name of " England " to
what was now and for the first time, a united country (circa 830) .
Anecdotal evidence is consistent from varying sources as are geographic, time line associations and sources of published historical accounts. The inclusion of the " Chevron Vert " within the coat of arms and particularly in the pronounced form has new meaning when these associations are considered even though the grant occurred following the 3rd Crusades and the siege of Acre in 1191. This is a project for much later. Maybe when I retire.
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Since starting this project in the early 1970's at the behest of my Uncle, Edgar Harvey Foster (D'cd) there have been many different people who have given of their time, research and understanding whilst putting this tree together. I have also been abused by some family members who for whatever reason seem to think that their existence is a world secret! Every effort is made during publishing this information to protect the privacy of all living persons in this database. If you find an entry where this is not so, please advise me so it can be corrected. It is impossible to name any of the many individuals who have helped along the way however you all will know that I thankyou and that your efforts are appreciated by myself and I am equally sure, by future researchers into various branches of the families within this growing tree. This work can only ever be a composite result of the efforts and dedication of a great many people with a common interest and no one person could ever lay claim for the overall credit.
24 June 2004 - Thanks to my Cousin, Marjorie Nicholls (Foster), dau of Edgar Harvey Foster (see above) for making available some of her own and more of her Fathers corrected data. Corrections and additions will be added as time and web space permit.
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