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Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« on: Monday 07 September 20 04:57 BST (UK) »
I have hit a brick wall trying to find any Foster ancestors. Joseph Foster (mariner) was born around 1832 and came to New Zealand in 1853. He was followed by his mother Elizabeth (Eliza?) and sister Amelia Elizabeth in 1858. An 1841 census has people of that name living in Little Corman St London with a James Foster the same age as Joseph. Other than that I can't find any other evidence of a Foster family with a mother Elizabeth & children Amelia & Joseph. Foster is my children's surname and I would love to be able to trace their lineage.

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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 September 20 06:07 BST (UK) »
Have you a marriage certificate for John or Amelia? What does it say about their parents?
What about the death certificate for Elizabeth?

Added, but if married before 1875 then not so useful.

What about  death certs, or birth certs of children born after 1875?
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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 September 20 06:16 BST (UK) »
For the benefit of others here is the passenger list for the Strathallan, arrived Lyttleton Jan 1859

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DR67-8KD?i=27&cc=1609792&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AFSTW-GM2
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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 September 20 06:36 BST (UK) »
Is this card at Canterbury Museum your family?

https://collection.canterburymuseum.com/objects/721239#&gid=1&pid=1

“Joseph Foster, Mariner  b ‘34 marr 10.9.56 Amelia Ann Wells, d Thomas Wells, mariner
Son Wm Thos b Lytt. ‘66 storeman, marr 9.12.91 Eliz. Frances Taylor. Etc


“? Amelia Foster day of Joseph Foster & Amelia* marr Enoch Barker, 2nd wife, 14.2.59. Lytt. M.R.

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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 September 20 06:38 BST (UK) »
So, do you know anything about Enoch Barker who she married straight off the ship.  Another family I have researched who did a similar thing were known to each other in England.

And, is Elizabeth on the Strathallan perhaps not a mother but some other relation?
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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 September 20 06:46 BST (UK) »
So, do you know anything about Enoch Barker who she married straight off the ship.  Another family I have researched who did a similar thing were known to each other in England.

They met on board ship! How unhelpful  :(


Link to his “card”. His wife died on the voyage

https://collection.canterburymuseum.com/objects/708164
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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 September 20 07:12 BST (UK) »
Ok,  if this death is The mother of Joseph the Mariner, she is 60 at death on 1860
Yet 49 the previous year.  Have you reconciled that in anyway

1860/2018   Foster   Eliza   60Y

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/LT18600912.2.10?end_date=31-12-1864&items_per_page=10&phrase=2&query=Joseph+Foster&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1854
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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 September 20 07:45 BST (UK) »

Ok,  if this death is The mother of Joseph the Mariner, she is 60 at death on 1860
Yet 49 the previous year.  Have you reconciled that in anyway

1860/2018   Foster   Eliza   60Y


I could be way off the mark, and I am not saying I am right - but in my research, I have a family who lied about an older members age, as they were too old to travel, so they took a few years of the age, so they could come to NZ.


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Re: Life before Joseph, Amelia and Elizabeth Foster emmigrated to New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 September 20 07:58 BST (UK) »
thank you everyone, I have all the information about the Foster family once they arrived in New Zealand. I can't find any information about where they came from inEngland