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Marriage: Children:
  1. Mary Foster: Birth: ABT 1675 in Jamacia, Long Island, New York, NY.

  2. Deborah Foster: Birth: ABT 1677 in Jamacia, Long Island, NY.

a. Note:   N4023 See Simon Foster for sons John Sr. and Thomas and note at bottom of this page
  One of first settlers to Jamacia in 2nd patent of 1686
  The names given in this patent were, Nicolas Everit, Nathaniel Denton, Nehemiah Smith, Daniel Denton, John Oldfields, William Creed, Bryant Newton, Benjamin Coe, Jonas Wood, William Foster, John Everit, Edward Higbie, Daniel Whitehead, John Carpenter, John Furman, Samuel Smith, Richard Rhodes, Thomas Lamberson, Joseph Smith, George Woolsey, John Baylis, Thomas Smith, Wait Smith and Samuel Mills.
  -Williams only two know chidren are Mary and Deborah. Thomas and John Sr. might belong to a Symon/Simon Foster of Hempstead.
  William Foster made a will abstract dated 18 Dec 1687 in Queens Co., NY per wife Anne’s page- 2 wills for William Foster under Albany, NY
  see his wife Anne will for info on William Foster ======================================================== I found a will abstract posted for William 18 Dec 1687 listing wife Hannah, daus. Mary and Deborah. Also in Family Hstory of Central NY, v1 mar. Deborah Valentine 1674. She b. 1657. Not finding another William, I assumed this one m. twice, probably first to Deborah Valentine.
  From your information there must have been at least one more William. =============================================== You may have to check the Jamaica Town Records also, if you haven't done so. Perhaps a third of Fosters Meadow was within Jamaica (current Rosedale, part of Springfield, Laurelton and Cambria Heights) and the remainder constitutes part of Valley Stream and part of Elmont, generally south of the Hempstead Turnpike.
  A William Foster had a parcel of land in the 1680s at Fosters Meadow east of the Fosters River (probably now the creek west of Rosedale) in the bounds of Jamaica. A William Foster also had meadow land along the Haw Tree Path adjoining the land of Henry Foster's children in Jamaica. This apparently was somewhere along the southerly end of Hawtree Creek Road in what is probably now JFK Airport land just to the east of Old Howard Beach
  William Foster was a patentee of Jamaica and he apparently had early ties to Gravesend in Kings County. There are 2 different names circa 1680s for spouse of William - Jane and Ann. Were there 2 men named William Foster? ============================================== A possible relative of these men was Simon/Symon Foster, who first appeared in Hempstead in 1673. He was a witness when John Foster II of Jamaica, son of Thomas, came into his full estate in 1685. I know nothing more about him.
  I've seen no evidence that Thomas and John were related to William Foster of Jamaica (d. 1687/8), who was among the "friends" Thomas Foster mentioned in his will, though their shared surname and close proximity is admittedly a striking coincidence. William first appears in the Hempstead town records in 1658 and in the Jamaica town records in 1659. He resided in Gravesend for a brief period after his second marriage in 1679 to a two-time widow, Ann Stillwell Wilkins of Gravesend. William disposed of their Gravesend property in 1681/2 and returned to Jamaica with Ann. William married (1) Deborah Valentine in 1674; (2) Ann (Van Dyke) Stillwell Wilkins in 1679; and (3) Hannah, by 1687. His only known children and heirs were daughters Deborah and Mary, by his first wife. There was only one William Foster in the 1683 "List of the town estate of Jamaica", and only one man by that name in the "Return of marriages, christenings and burials in...Jamaica for 7 years preceding 1688". I know of no other William Fosters in the town in the 1680s.
b. Note:   probably closer to 1630 - some trees have him born Staten island
c. Note:   2 trees have city as Long Island City, Queens, NY is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.