John Thomas Foster

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John Thomas Foster (1747 – 10 October 1796), of Dunleer, was an Irish politician.

He was the son of Rev Thomas Foster, Rector of Dunleer and Dorothy née Burgh.[1] Foster was elected member to the Irish House of Commons for Dunleer in 1776 and held this seat until 1783. Subsequently he represented Ennis until 1790.

Foster married 1776, Lady Elizabeth Hervey daughter of 4th Earl of Bristol; they separated 1781. Children:

  • Frederick Thomas Foster (3 October 1777 – 1853) MP for Bury St Edmunds.
  • Elizabeth Foster (17 November 1778 – 25 November 1778).
  • Augustus John Foster, later Sir Augustus Foster, 1st Baronet (December 1780 – 1848).


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage (See Mssereene and Ferrard)
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Sibthorpe
Dixie Coddington
Member of Parliament for Dunleer
With: William Thomas Monsell
Succeeded by
John William Foster
Henry Coddington
Preceded by
William Burton Conyngham
Francis Bernard
Member of Parliament for Ennis
With: Stewart Weldon
Succeeded by
Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt
William Burton Conyngham