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date: 14 October 2019

Forster, Edward, the elderlocked

(1730–1812)
  • Anita McConnell

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Forster, Edward, the elder (1730–1812), merchant and antiquary, was born on 11 February 1730 in London, eldest of the four sons of Thomas Forster (1698–1743), merchant, and his wife, Dorothy (1710–1763), daughter of Benjohan (Benjamin) Furly, a Rotterdam merchant of Colchester Quaker forebears. ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
Bodleian Library, Oxford
J. Nichols, , 9 vols. (1812–16); facs. repr. (1966)