William FORSTER[1]

Male 1852 - 1884  (32 years)


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  • Name William FORSTER 
    Born 4 Jan 1852  Thornley Colliery Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Jan 1852  Parish Church Of Thornley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Age at death
    • 32
    cause of death
    • Confluent Smallpox
    Occupation
    • Station Master Sunderland Railway Station
    _UID 401706B96754424ABD315F349178F92F0FFA 
    Died 6 Jan 1884  5 Glebe Street Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Jan 1884  Possibly Cemetry In Gill Bridge Ave. Sun. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48235  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2003 

    Father Lancelot FORSTER,   b. 17 Aug 1822, Gateshead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1868, Castle Eden Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Alice HUMES,   b. 1824, Washington Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Thornley Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1846  Houghton Le Spring Parish Church Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary RICHARDSON,   b. Jun Q 1853?, North Shields, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1915, Possibly 5 Lily Street Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Feb 1872  Tynemouth Priory Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice FORSTER,   b. 1874, North Shields, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Ann FORSTER,   b. 1875, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Robert FORSTER,   b. 19 May 1877, 2 Glebe Street Sunderland Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Sunderland, Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. William Lancelot FORSTER,   b. 26 Sep 1878, 2 Or 5 Glebe Street, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1963, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Charles Henry FORSTER,   b. 31 Jan 1880, 6 Glebe Street, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1948, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Kate Ethel FORSTER,   b. 11 Aug 1882, 5 Glebe Street, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1962, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2003 
    Family ID F17706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Jan 1852 - Parish Church Of Thornley Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Williams family lived at 96 Princess St. Thornley in 1851. His mother died of cholera in 1854. His father remarried and moved to Castle Eden.
      His address on marriage in 1872 was given as Tynemouth and occupation a clerk. By 1877 the family had moved to 5 Glebe Street, which were Railway workers houses .
      On the 1881 census he was living at Glebe Street, Sunderland RG11 4988 9 11, A railway Clerk
      1881 Census
      Dwelling:5 Glebe St
      Census Place:Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England
      Source:FHL Film 1342200 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4988 Folio 9 Page 11
      MarrAgeSexBirthplace
      William FORSTERM29 MThornley Colliery, Durham, England
      Rel:Head
      Occ:Agent (N E Railway Coy) Carrier
      Mary FORSTERM27 FNo Shields, Northumberland, England
      Rel:Wife
      Occ:Agents Wife
      Alice A. FORSTER 6 FNo Shields, Northumberland,
      Rel:Daur
      Occ:Scholar
      Mary FORSTER 5 FSunderland, Durham, England
      Rel:Daur
      Occ:Scholar
      John R. FORSTER 3 MSunderland, Durham, England
      Rel:Son
      William L. FORSTER 2 MSunderland, Durham, England
      Rel:Son
      Charles H. FORSTER 1 MSunderland, Durham,
      Rel:Son

      In May 1882 he was acting Station Master at Sunderland Railway Station . SEE Returns for that year in mounted frame.

      He had a salary of ?180 per annum.
    • (Research):1881 Census 4988 9 11
    • (Medical):He died aged 32 of confluent smallpox said to caught from a rail passenger. SEE Photostat of burial notice from Sunderland Echo.

  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Avril Steward Gedcom, Avril Forster Steward.