Name Thomas FOSTER
Country Of Origin England
Born 1798
Died 1862
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1798, London, England
Parents Thomas and Sarah Foster
Apprenticeship Possibly with Bland and Foster, St James Street, London, Jewellers to His Majesty and His Royal Highness the late Duke of Kent.
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Macquarie Street, Hobart
Elizabeth Street, Hobart (adjoining the Coach and Horses)
Marriage/Spouse 30 January 1822, St Andrew, Holborn, London, to Eliza Watson
Arrival 4 September 1829, Hobart on the ship Elizabeth (emigrated with wife Eliza and four children).
Other 2 October 1829: Advertised commencing business in Macquarie Street, Hobart.

June 1830: Relocated business to Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

May 1833: According to a newspaper report, Thomas decided to ‘turn his attention to agricultural pursuits.’

Relocated to New South Wales.

Death 7 November 1862, at the home of his son Edward Foster, Newcastle, New South Wales
TAHO: CSO1/1/420/9429 1829, RGD32/1/1 no4253 Birth 1830.
Web: Ancestry: London, England, Church of England Marriages & Banns 1822.
Hobart Town Courier 12 September 1829, Colonial Times 2 October 1829, 4 June 1830; Colonist and Van Diemen’s Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser 21 May 1833; Cornwall Chronicle 22 November 1862; Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate 25 September 1919.