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Henry William Foster b. 9 Nov 1840 Lambeth - died 6 Jul 1919 NSW - parents Henry Foster (1815-1880) & Ann Hurst (1821-1846) - they married 9 Jun 1839 St Mary’s Lambeth - after Ann’s death, Henry married her sister Jane Hurst on 8 Jun 1846

Marriages Jun Qtr 1839 Lambeth 4 294
FOSTER Henry & HURST Mary Ann

Deaths Jun Qtr 1846 FOSTER Mary Ann [24] Lambeth 4 212

The marriage of Henry to Jane ?
Assisted to NSW 'Washington Irving' 1855 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 401, [X92]
Henry FOSTER 39
Jane FOSTER 29
Henry W FOSTER 13
Mary Ann FOSTER 7
Amelia FOSTER 3
Margaret FOSTER

No 2nd reel so no details of parents.
York Street, St Mary, Lambeth
Henry Foster 26 Printer not born in County
Mary Foster 21 not born in county
Henry Foster 8 mths Born in county

As Henry was born Lambeth and Mary Ann died there this seems the most likely Census entry. There are four families living in the address and one family is Thomas Hurst, wife and children who turns out to be Mary Ann's brother.

Thomas Hurst (1797-1871) married Jane Roberts (1798-1872) in Portsea 21 July 1818. They had several children in Havant, Hampshire including Thomas baptised 8 October 1818, Ann 7 January 1821 and Jane 10 May 1829.

I cannot find a marriage for henry and Jane although I have found a tree which gives the same date in 1846 as you have.

I have found Henry's marriage to Ann. Her father is given as Thomas and his as William. The only baptism I can find with father William is
Henry Foster 19 November 1815 London parents William and Sarah.
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Henry William Foster baptised 6 Dec 1840 St John the Evangelist Lambeth – Henry & Ann Foster - Parish register.
Arrived 14 April 1855 Port Jackson with father, stepmother(Aunt) & 3 half sisters (Cousins)

Henry 39 – printer, Jane 29, Henry 13, Mary Ann 7, Emma J 5, Amelia 3 – there is also another Margaret 10mths?

Death cert for Henry Foster – died 11 Dec 1880 Cecil Place Chippendale – compositor age 65 of bronchitis – father William Foster printer mother Sarah – informant friend Walter Dorman. Born
London in Colony about 30 yrs in NSW – married Lambeth age 25 to Jane Hurst.
Henry William, Mary Ann, Emma Jane, Amelia, Margaret, Alice Hannah, Jane Maria, Elizabeth,
Agnes, Harriet, Kate, Louisa Adeline, Amy, Living 1 female dec. (14 in total)

Jane Foster nee Hurst death cert
died 24 Oct 1910 of 32 Danger Place – widow age 82 of septicemia, gangrene of foot
father Thomas Hurst farmer mother not listed informant G Hyslop son-in-law buried C of E Rookwood
b Havant Hampshire, 56 yrs in NSW married London age 18 Henry Foster

Children: Mary A (Wright) 63, Emma J (Smith) 60, Amelia (Maskell) 59, Margaret (Buchanan) 57, Alice H (Shepherd) 55, Elizabeth (Cunnigham) 51, Agnes H (Dorman) 48, Catherine (Barr) 45, Louisa A (Hooper) 42, Annie (Hyslop) 39 living 1 female dec.

if 1st wife Mary Ann Foster didn’t die until March qtr 1847 Lambeth – Vol 4 page 207 – dont think Henry would have remarried before that

the only marriage I can find is for a Thomas Foster March 1850 Epsom which lists a Jane Hurst amongst them

** note on tree has - a Mary Ann Foster died 17 April 1846 age 25 but death cert shows husband a George Foster a carpenter…

1841 census has Henry 26 a printer with Ann 21 and baby Henry 8 mths.

birth for a Sarah Ann Foster Nov qtr 1842 baptised 30 April 1843 St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey
Henry & Ann Foster – parish reg – she died Sept 1848 St George Southwark Vol 4 page 513

looking at 1851 census for Henry – age has been gone over so reckon shows 34 but transcribed as 24

found this.. very possible...
Ann Foster age 26 buried 24 Sept 1847 St Dunstan & All Saints Stepney – Tower Hamlets - Parish register

then children for Henry & Jane
1851 has child Mary age 3
Mary Ann Foster b D qtr 1847 Bethnal Green Vol 02 page 42 mm Hurst
Emma Jane Foster b 1850 J qtr Shoreditch District Vol 02 page 416 - mm Hurst
Amelia Foster b D qtr 1851 Shoreditch District Vol 02 page 441 – mm Hurst
Margaret Foster b 1853 D qtr Shoreditch District Vol 01C page 100 – mm Hurst
Thanks Val.

Not quite right.

1880 ... compositor age 65 ... married Lambeth age 25 to Jane Hurst ...
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