Stephen John Foster and Mary Maude Reid

1-Convict Stephen Joseph Foster was born about 1832 in Staffordshire, England and died on 6 Jun 1912 in Latrobe, Tasmania aged about 80.

Single. Native place = Stafford, England.

Tried in Birmingham 15th December 1848.

Transported for seven years for stealing a loaf of bread from the Baker`s shop.

Also Tried - Birmingham for stealing a pair of boots.

Sentence 3 months and 12 months for stealing clothes.

Transported on 5 Feb 1851,from the port of Portsmouth, England on board the Ship Lady Kennaway, a journey of 112 days arriving (V.D.L.) 28TH May 1851.

Marks : Foul Anchor on right arm.

Trade : Lock Forger. Height 5ft 6in. Age 24.

Complexion: fresh. Head: round. Hair : dark brown.

Eyes: grey. Nose: medium. Mouth: large.

Station of gang: 31/5/1851 Hospital

15/6/1851 Prisoners Barracks. 10/1/1852 Constabulary Public Barracks.

Probation Pass 18 months.

Offences and sentences : 20th May. Ticket of Leave.

2nd Feb 1853. TICKET of Leave.

Convicted in Hobart, 6 months hard labor for drunkeness and disobedience to

police,4th Feb 1853.

2nd April 1853,one months hard labour for misconduct, in being asleep when on watch.

June 1852 Recommended for Conditional Pardon.

2 Feb 1853 Prisoners Barracks.

1st Aug 1853. Ticket of Leave.

Conditional Pardon Approved 7th March 1854.

Stephen married Mary Maud Reid on 4 May 1860 in Port Sorell. Mary was born on 12 Jan 1839 in Ochiltree, Ayr, Scotland and died on 12 Sep 1910 in Latrobe, Tasmania at age 71. They had a son: Robert.

2-Robert Foster was born on 11 Nov 1865 in Don, Tasmania and died on 25 Dec 1947 at age 82. Robert married Sarah Ann Piper, daughter of Robert Piper and Dorothy Weller, on 15 Oct 1890 in Wesley Vale, Tasmania. Sarah was born about 1870. They had one daughter: Daisy Myrtle.

3-Daisy Myrtle Foster was born on 30 Sep 1896 in Port Frederick and died on 11 Nov 1984 in Tasmania at age 88. Daisy married Bernard Robert Marshall, son of James Reuben Marshall and Janet McHugh, on 25 Jul 1928 in Wesley Vale, Tasmania. Bernard was born on 29 Sep 1900 in Upper Castra, Tasmania and died on 3 Oct 1997 in Deloraine, Tasmania at age 97. They had a son: Brian Bernard.