FORSTER, William (d.1574), of Aldermaston, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. of Sir Humphrey Forster of Aldermaston by Elizabeth, da. of William, 1st Baron Sandys. educ. Oxf. BA 1540, MA 1543; L. Inn 1542. m. c.1553, Jane, da. of Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Glos., 5s. inc. Sir Humphrey 3da. suc. fa. 1556.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Berks. 1569, j.p.q. by 1573.


Forster had land in Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. He was visited at Aldermaston by Queen Elizabeth in 1568. When he was returned for the county his friend and neighbour John Winchcombe was sheriff.

Forster died 10 Jan. 15