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Authorised form of nameForster; William Edward (1818 - 1886)
Dates1818 - 1886
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBradpole, Dorset, England
Date of birth11 July 1818
Place of death80 Eccleston Square, London
Date of death05 April 1886
Dates and placesBurial:
Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire
ActivityEducation:
Quaker schools
Career:
Entered the woollen trade, Bradford; MP for Bradford (1861-1886); Under Secretary for the Colonies (1865); Privy Councillor (1868); Chief Secretary for Ireland, under Gladstone
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/04/1875
RelationshipsSon of William Forster of Bradpole, Quaker minister, and his wife Anna Buxton, daughter of Thomas Fowell Buxton; married (1850) Jane Martha, daughter of Dr Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby, and left the Society of Friends
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Authority:
Birth date from Boase and DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 06 March 1869
Royal Society codeNA6542
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1875/03Forster, William Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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