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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Foster, Henry (bap. 1796, d. 1831), geophysicist and naval officer, was baptized on 4 September 1796 at Copp Chapel, near Woodplumpton, near Preston, Lancashire, the eldest son of Henry Foster, incumbent of Woodplumpton, and Alice Croft. He had two sisters and one brother. He was educated under a ...