Joseph FOSTER

Male 1729 - 1789  (59 years)


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  • Name Joseph FOSTER 
    Born 16 Dec 1729  Elim, St Elizabeth, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Joseph Foster-Barham 
    Assumed the Name 1750 
    of his Step-Father Henry Barham. 
    Died 21 Jul 1789  Hardwicke Hall, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 25 Jul 1789  Myddle, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I918  Silk Weavers and Stay Makers
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2016 

    Father John FOSTER,   b. 1681,   d. 30 Oct 1731  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth SMITH,   b. UNKNOWN, Barbados, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea VAUGHAN,   b. 26 Mar 1721, Trecwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1781  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 01 Jul 1754  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Johanna FOSTER-BARHAM,   b. 09 Aug 1756, Trecwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1824, Carshalton, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
     2. Mary FOSTER-BARHAM,   b. 27 Oct 1757,   d. 07 Jun 1837  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Joseph FOSTER-BARHAM,   b. 01 Jan 1759,   d. 23 Sep 1832, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Natural]
     4. John Barham FOSTER-BARHAM,   b. 17 Jan 1763, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1822, Dartington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Thomas FOSTER-BARHAM,   b. 08 Oct 1766, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1844, Leskinnick House, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From:- Afrikan Caribbean Institute of Jamaika The initiative for the establishment of a Moravian Mission in Jamaica came from two brothers, William Foster and Joseph Foster-Barham, who owned estates in western Jamaica. The brothers lived in England, where they came under the influence of the Moravian Church. They sought religious instruction for their slaves and applied to the Governing Board of the Moravian Church in Britain for missionaries to be sent to Jamaica - pledging to support them financially. Their request was approved, and three missionaries arrived in Kingston on December 7, 1754 Initially, the missionaries lived at Bogue, which was one of a cluster of estates in the parish of St. Elizabeth owned by the Foster family. Later, the Foster brothers presented the missionaries with seven hundred acres of land situated in the parish of St. Elizabeth, about ten miles from the Bogue estate. In 1756, the place was opened as a separate mission station and given the name Carmel. The missionaries also decided to cultivate provision grounds and to keep a cattle-pen at Carmel so that they could better support themselves. In order to do this, the missionaries became slave-holders and Carmel was worked by thirty to forty slaves. It was a decision that the Moravian Church was to later regret deeply.

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Welsh Biography Online, National Library of Wales.

    2. [S57] Welsh Medieval Database Primarily of Nobility and Gentry.