Last update - May 2023  (being re worked)


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 1900 names in the database and growing all the time.

The database was significantly reduced (from 7300 entries) in February 2016 after removal of no longer relevant family trees.

In the process of rationalisation, some duplicates were found and as time moves on any more found will either be deleted or merged as necessary.

If you find any errors or have questions, please ask or advise, thank you.


My full range of DNA tested data is:

Y-DNA   Haplogroup R-Z8
mtDNA    H1b1-T16362C


You can visit the FtDNA pages at:


Searching 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.

"Friedrich Louis Honig" (b 13 Oct 1813 - Hanover?) immigrated to Australia on the ship, Herder in 1851.

He came to Australia with two daughters and one son but the shipping documents state "Wife did not Sail"

I believe the databases of the Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) State archives have the following family.

  Carl Friedrich Louis Hinig (Honig), 37 1/2 y. old, miner from Wildemann* emigated via Bremen to Port Adelaide in 1851

on board the sailing ship Herder (Captain Von Hagen) which left Bremen on June 4, 1851 and arrived in Port Adelaide on September 21, 1851

He emigrated with three children, namely:

Auguste Amalie Honig b August 2, 1836

Dorothea Juliane Honig b June 27, 1838

Georg Friedrich Ernst Honig b January 30, 1841

His wife, nee Steinbrueck stayed behind. he had been separated from his wife. 

This data was extracted from the record of the so called "Oberbergamt" Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Fach 154.

The record about the emigration of Carl Friedrich Louis Honig and his three children is located in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, a branch archive of the Hannover State Archive



Full DNA testing has been completed for Ian Talbot Foster

MtDNA = H1b1-T16362C

yDNA Haplogroup = R-Z8



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.



Anecdotal history debunked!

Anecdotal tales within the family have for many years claimed ties to a number of famous / infamous families.




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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