Children of Myles Birket and Christina Foster

01. (Myles) Birket Foster

1884-08-22 b. Willesden Green, Middlesex GRO index; parish register; censuses
1884-09-24 of Dean Rd, Willesden; bapt. St Mary, Willesden, London parish register
1891 scholar, living at 6 Dean Road, Willesden, Middlesex, with his family, a cook, a nurse, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/1044 f82 p31
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with his family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
1902/1906 of 121 Sinclair road, Hammersmith electoral registers
1904-02-15 at a performance at St Stephen's Parish Hall given by the West London Dramatic Club, who play as 'The Ravens', acted "with due repression" in Pinero's The Money Spinner, Acton Gazette, 1904-02-26
1906-04-25 at a performance at Chiswick Town Hall of Shaw's Arms and the Man, given by the Ravens Dramatic Club in aid of the League of Mercy, "Mr. Birket Foster, as "Major Sergius Saranoff," took his part thoroughly well, with the exception of an occasional slip of memory, though he was imperturbable even at that." West London Observer, 1906-04-27
1907 Q2 m. Catherine Beatrice Trent (1881–1952, b. Islington RD), in Fulham RD GRO index
Children: Catherine Louise (1907 – after 1952, b. Holborn RD) and Christine (1915 – ?, b. Windsor RD)
1911 assistant manager of beer bottlers, beer bottlers, worker, living with his wife and daughter in 5 rooms at Cambridge Cottage, Bath Road, Langley, Buckinghamshire RG 14/7830 RD144 ED7 SN80
1918-11-19 of Cambridge Cottage, Bath-road, Langley, Buckinghamshire; d. Eton RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1919-08-11 admon at London to Catharine Beatrice Foster, widow; effects £169 National Probate Calendar


02. Dorothy Margaret Foster

1885-10-09 b. 6 Dean Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. GRO index; parish register; censuses
1885-11-11 of Dean Road, Willesden; bapt. St Mary, Willesden, London parish register
1891 living at 6 Dean Road, Willesden, Middlesex, with her family, a cook, a nurse, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/1044 f82 p31
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with her family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
1904-02-15 at a performance at St Stephen's Parish Hall given by the West London Dramatic Club, who play as 'The Ravens', played the French maid in Pinero's The Money Spinner, as well as acting in Montagu's Browne with an E Acton Gazette, 1904-02-26
1911 private secretary to F. Ball Esq., worker, living in 9 rooms at 14 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W., with her family, a housekeeper (as boarder), and a general servant RG14PN6949 RG78PN344 RD128 SD5 ED22 SN434
1912 Q2 m. Geoffrey Bennoch Strahan (1882–1915, b. Kensington RD, d. of Alexander and Elisabeth Strahan), in Brentford RD GRO index; parish register of Holy Trinity, Paddington
1930-10-24 independent, of Haleyou Club Ltd, 13 Cork Street, W.1; arrived Tilbury from Bombay, aboard the P&O Viceroy of India, travelling first class; had been travelling in Australia, Africa and India UK incoming passenger lists
1932 of 63 St George's Square, Westminster, London electoral registers
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1939-09-29 secretary district nursing assn, living at 30 Bedford Place, Holborn, London 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1945/1947 of 7 Taviton Street, St Pancras, London W.C.1 electoral registers
1951-08-05 of 102 London-road and care of Westminster Bank Limited, High-street, both in Guildford, Surrey; d. at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1951-11-08 will proved at London by John Lorimer Foster, company secretary, and David Roy Balfour Park, solicitor; effects £4266 7s. 4d. National Probate Calendar


03. John Lorimer Foster

1886-10-15 b. Willesden Green, London GRO index; parish register; UK incoming passenger lists; censuses
1886-11-24 of Willesden Green; bapt. St Mary, Willesden parish register
1891 living at 6 Dean Road, Willesden, Middlesex, with his family, a cook, a nurse, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/1044 f82 p31
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with his family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
1904/1956 worked for Western Telegraph Company, with breaks where he travelled on duty to South America, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and also to Tenerife in the Canary Islands email from Guy Ramos Sr, 2021-03-17
partner: Genoveva Francisca Araújo Ramos
Children with partner: Mabel Araújo Ramos, Alfredo Araújo Ramos and João Araújo Ramos (1912–2003), born on the islands of Cape Verde
  on Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente, was known as 'Mister John'; became known because he promoted and participated in sporting events such as cricket, tennis, golf, and football
1912 Q2 m. Cicely Frances Gordon Brown (1884–1947, b. Chelsea RD), in Brentford RD GRO index; electoral register
1919-09-18 telegraph co.; with his wife, arrived London from Montevideo, aboard the Nelson Line's Highland Glen, travelling first class; had been permanently resident in Uruguay UK incoming passenger lists
Child with wife: Nigel Arthur (1920–1942), b. Brentford RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1921/1923 living with his wife at 15 Bath Road, Chiswick, London electoral registers
1924 living with his wife at Midhill Cottage, Horsell Rise, Horsell, Farnham, Surrey
1937 living with his wife at Midhill Cottage, Horsell Rise, Horsell, Farnham, Surrey; an Isabella Frances Brown also living there
1938 living with his wife and Isabella Frances Brown at Cornerways, Walton Lane, Weybridge, Surrey
1939-09-29 not found in 1939 Register 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1942-09-02 son died on war service National Probate Calendar
1945 living with his wife at 26 Walton Lane, Weybridge electoral register
1948-01-31 manager; administrator of his son's estate National Probate Calendar
1951-11-08 co-executor of the will of his sister Dorothy National Probate Calendar
1954-09-04 retired company secretary; executor of the will of his sister Mabel National Probate Calendar
1960-08-19 retired, of Brown Gables, Enton, near Godalming, Surrey; arrived Southampton from Madeira, aboard the Union Castle's Pretoria Castle UK incoming passenger lists
1974-06-06 of Kingsdown, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey; d. Surrey South Western RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1974-07-18 will proved at London; £26,586 National Probate Calendar


04. Mabel Christine Foster

1888-01-24 b. 6 Dean Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. GRO index; parish register; censuses
1888-03-14 of Willesden Green; bapt. St Mary, Willesden parish register
1891 living at 6 Dean Road, Willesden, Middlesex, with her family, a cook, a nurse, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/1044 f82 p31
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with her family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
1911 embroidress, Royal School of Art Needlework, worker, living in 9 rooms at 14 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W., with her family, a housekeeper (as boarder), and a general servant RG14PN6949 RG78PN344 RD128 SD5 ED22 SN434
1923/1925 of 14 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick electoral registers
1925 of The Apricots, Witley, Guildford, Surrey
1932-09-26 of Witley; exhibited with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society at Cumberland House, Portmouth Portsmouth Evening News, 1932-09-27
1933 of Apricots, Witley, Guildford electoral registers
1934/1936 of Ferry Den, St Catherine's Hill, Artington, Guildford
1937 of Echo Pit, Mousehill Down, Witley, Guildford
1939-09-29 teacher of embroidery, living at 'Riddens', Hambledon, Surrey 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1945 of Riddens, Moushill, Guildford electoral register
1954-06-24 of Echo Pit, Moushill, Godalming, Surrey; d. The St Thomas Hospital, Hambledon, Surrey GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1954-09-04 will proved at London by John Lorimer Foster, retired company secretary; effects £7235 5s. 2d. National Probate Calendar


05. Robert Spence Foster, CMG, OBE

1891-07-11 b. 6 Dean Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. GRO index; parish register; censuses
1891-07-14 of Willesden Green; bapt. St Mary, Willesden parish register
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with his family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
1911 student, about to enter Magdalen Coll. Oxford, worker, living in 9 rooms at 14 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W., with his family, a housekeeper (as boarder), and a general servant RG14PN6949 RG78PN344 RD128 SD5 ED22 SN434
1914/1922 2nd Lieutenant, The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) TNA: WO 339/45974
1919 of 22 Woodstock Road, Chiswick, Middlesex electoral register
1921-08-29 had been 2nd Lieut., K.S.L.I; Lieut., K.A.R.; awarded Victory and British Medals, and the 1915 Star, at Nairobi British Army WWI medal rolls index cards; UK World War I service medal and award rolls
1929 m. Dulce Stella Ammabel (née Gardiner, 1908–1989, d. of Frederick Gardiner, Judge President of the Cape) GRO index; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101); Tejfoster; Caroline Foster
Children: Myles Birket (1930–1997, b. Kapaula, Uganda) and John F. (1934–2011, b. Godstone RD) GRO index; Newspapers.com obituary index; Jennifer Wilson
1934-10-08 "R.S. Foster (Assistant Auditor, Gold Coast) to be Senior Assistant Auditor, Nigeria." The Scotsman, 1934-10-09
  Asst Educ. Adviser to Secretary for Colonies source misplaced
1939-09-29 not found in 1939 Register; wife and two redacted individuals [presumably their children] living at 126a Old Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent 1939 England and Wales Register
1942-06-05 of the Colonial Education Service: Director of Education, Zanzibar; awarded the OBE Wikipedia
1943-12-10 awarded Insignia of the Third Class, Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, by HH the Sultan of Zanzibar The London Gazette, 1943-12-17
1944-10-01 took up the position of Director of Education, in Kenya Kenya Gazette, 1944-10-24
1946-06-13 lately Director of Education, Kenya; awarded the CMG Supplement to the London Gazette, 1946-06-13; Kenya Gazette, 1946-06-18
1947-09-01 of Inglewood, Witley Station, near Godalming, Surrey; d. Charing Cross Hospital, London W.C.2 GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1947-09-04 bur. Witley, by his cousin Henry Clapham Foster burial register
1947-12-16 will proved at London by Ernest Hopkins Hazel and Roland Henry Hazel, solicitors; effects £4258 3s. National Probate Calendar


06. Arthur Edward Foster

1893-06-17 b. 6 Dean Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. GRO index; parish register; censuses
1893-07-30 of 6 Dean Road; bapt. St Mary, Willesden parish register
1901 living at 121 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London, with his family, a children's maid, a cook, and a house parlourmaid TNA: RG 13/50 f11 p14
  went to Magdalen College School in Oxford hevrg
1911 engineer—student at Chelsea Polytechnic, worker, living in 9 rooms at 14 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W., with his family, a housekeeper (as boarder), and a general servant RG14PN6949 RG78PN344 RD128 SD5 ED22 SN434
1915-05-14 "Private Arthur Edward Foster, from the 28th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Artists' Rifles), to be second-lieutenant (May 14)." Western Mail, citing London Gazette
from 1915-11 seems to have volunteered 18th Royal Fusiliers and served as a Private (1487) in France davidberesford141240
1917-04-09 killed in action in France GRO index; Soldiers Died in the Great War; CWGC
  bur. grave A12, Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France CWGC
  a biography of his life at school and his experiences in WWI is contained in David Bebbington's 2014 book Mister Brownrigg's Boys hevrg


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