Dorcas (b. c. 1600) was married to a Mr. Foster, prior to her marriage with Bartholomew Hoskins (also of unknown origins but speculation attempts to attach him with the Hoskyns of Harewood in Herefordshire ... not to be confused with Hertfordshire). She had two children with this UNKNOWN Foster: Robert and Richard.
Warner (1971), states that the husband of Dorcas was a Richard Foster, but he doesn't cite this claim. Based on onamastics, some other researchers thought that Foster's given name is "Robert." But both given names have been refuted:
"information has conclusively shown that ... Richard Foster was transported by his step-father, Bartholomew Hoskins, ancient planter. Bartholomew had married Richard's mother, Mrs. Dorcus Foster, widow of two children, in England. We do not know the first husband of Dorcus Foster Hoskins, but it was not Sir Robert Foster."
His wife's identity is also in question. Some seem to believe she may have been from the Isham family, and have variously called her:
Dorcas Ann Isham; or
but for the most part it's speculation since to date, there really is no documentation to prove this.
What is PROVEN is that Foster's son Richard (b. abt. 1619), sailed on the ship "Safety," from London to the New World in August of 1635 at the age of 16.
The parents listed for this individual are speculative and may not be based on sound genealogical research. Sources to prove or disprove this ancestry are needed. Please contact the Profile Manager or leave information on the bulletin board.
Achievements of Canterbury (n.d.). "The Foster Family." PDF.
Hotten, J.C. (1874). The Original List of Persons of Quality: Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700, (pp.121- 122). NY: Empire State Book Co. Google Books.
Warner, C.W.H. (1971). Hoskins of Virginia and related families of Hundley, Ware, Roy, Garnett, Waring, Bird, Buckner, Dunbar, Trible, Booker, Aylett, Carter, Upshaw Tappahannock, Virginia, pp. 12 ff. FamilySearch. eBook.
↑ Note that the date of birth for Mira Isham (b. 1587) is not valid for this UNKNOWN Foster (see Dorcas' profile for sources on Isham's birth). The only dating that we have for his wife Dorcas, puts her date of birth around 1600. Her second husband Bartholomew Hoskins was b. abt. 1600/1.
↑ According to Achievements of Canterbury (n.d.), Dorcas Foster of London and Bartholomew Hoskins, gent. of St. Mary, Bothaw, London, were married by licence in Dustan, Stepney on 03 Jul 1628, (p. 3).
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