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Louisa Mary Forster (1869- ) with her ropemaker husband Charles Henry Jerrom (1868-1959). Both were born in St Helier and they had a daughter Dorothy Rose in 1894

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Origins of surname

Whichever of two possible variants you believe, Forster was a craftsman. He was either a fustrier, making saddle trees from a piece of timber known as a fustre, or a forcetier, making chisels, or spears

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Forster family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Forster : Ann Cecilia , Chateau des Roches, St Brelade 2/07/1934 Only includes real estate in England - , 19/Nov/1940 , D/Y/A/107/74
  • Forster : Anne Jean , widow of William James Harrison, of Sandybrook Hospital, St Peter - 23/Jan/1980 , 23/Jan/1980 , D/Y/B1/313/34
  • Forster : Arthur , of Pinehurst, Westmount Court, St Helier - 20/Mar/1973 , 18/Jul/1977 , D/Y/B1/262/6
  • Forster : John , Dulce Domum, Five Oaks, St Saviour, Bequeaths an unspecified amount of money from his trust fund annually for the relief of the Roman Catholic poor attending the Roman Catholic Church of Whitehaven, Cumberland and/or the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and St Peter, Vauxhall Street, St Helier - , 24/Oct/1901 , D/Y/A/63/27
  • Forster : John William , of Langbank, Mount Hawke, Truro, Cornwall and formerly of 33, Clarence Road, Grappenhall, Cheshire - 12/Dec/1952 , 10/Oct/1968 , D/Y/B1/125/5
  • Forster : Leslie Gibson , of Beauvoir, Anne Port, St Martin - 1/Dec/1969 , 2/May/1979 , D/Y/B1/299/22
  • Forster : Sarah , wife of Frederick Whitaker Hambleton, of 1, Brook View, Vallee des Vaux, St Helier - 22/Jun/1964 , 4/Jul/1973 , D/Y/B1/192/32


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