William Henry Foster (Shropshire)
Foster was the son of William Orme Foster of Apley Park Shropshire and his wife Isabella Grazebrook, daughter of Henry Grazebrook of Liverpool. His father had been MP for South Staffordshire. Foster was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a Justice of the Peace (JP) and Deputy Lieutenant for Shropshire and a JP for Northamptonshire.
In February 1870 Foster was elected at a by-election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bridgnorth. He held the seat until the 1885 general election when it was replaced under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.
In 1874, Foster married Henrietta Grace Mahon, daughter of H S Pakenham Mahon of Strokestown House, Roscommon. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 7 March 1924, and William died two days later, on 9 March, aged 78.
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- "Court Circular". The Times (London). 11 March 1924. p. 17, col B.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 60. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Nomination Of Sheriffs". The Times (London). 13 November 1901. pp. 14, col B.
- The London Gazette: . 24 March 1892. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Foster
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