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Foster, Sir Michael (1689-1763), judge and legal writer

Neil Jones

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9964
Foster, Sir Michael (1689-1763), judge and legal writer


Foster, Sir Michael (1689-1763), judge and legal writer, was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 16 December 1689, the second son of Michael Foster (1658-1720), a Marlborough attorney, and his wife, Sarah Coleman (b. 1657). The Fosters were a dissenting family. Educated at Marlborough Free School, Foster matriculated at Exeter College, ...

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