Foster, Augustus John, Sir, 1780-1848

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1780-12-04
Death 1848-08-01

Biographical notes:

British minister to the United States.

From the description of Sir Augustus John Foster papers, 1794-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981837

Epithet: Plenipotentiary to the United States

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001345.0x000232

Epithet: diplomatist

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x0001a4

Biographical Note

  • 1780, Dec. 1: Born, Ireland [?]
  • circa 1802 - 1804 : Secretary to British legation, Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Italy)
  • 1805 - 1807 : Secretary to British legation to the United States
  • 1808 - 1810 : British chargé d’affaires, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1811 - 1812 : Great Britain’s minister plenipotentiary to the United States
  • 1812: Returned to Great Britain; elected member of Parliament for Cockermouth, England
  • 1814 - 1824 : British minister plenipotentiary, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1815: Married Albinia Jane Hobart
  • 1822: Became member of Privy Council, London, England
  • 1824 - 1840 : British minister plenipotentiary to Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (Italy)
  • 1825: Knighted by King George IV
  • 1831: Named Baron of Clyde Court, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland
  • 1840: Retired from diplomatic service and began writing “Notes on the United States...”
  • 1848, Aug. 1: Committed suicide at Branksea Castle, near Poole, England

From the guide to the Sir Augustus John Foster Papers, 1794-1844, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

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Occupations:

  • Diplomats--Great Britain

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Spanish America, Americas (as recorded)
  • Paraguay, South America (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Manchester, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Meath, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Greece, Europe (as recorded)
  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)
  • Poland, Kingdom of, Europe (as recorded)
  • Fermanagh, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Texas, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Belgium, Europe (as recorded)
  • Blackburn, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Cavan, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Greece, Europe (as recorded)
  • Euboea, Greece (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (as recorded)
  • Sardinia (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Mykonos, Greece (as recorded)
  • Sicily, Italy (as recorded)
  • Satara, Bombay Presidency (as recorded)
  • Margate, Kent (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Cavan, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Chile, South America (as recorded)
  • Mexico, Central America (as recorded)
  • Tramore, Waterford (as recorded)
  • Sardinia (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (as recorded)
  • Portugal, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ionian Islands, Greece (as recorded)
  • Cracow, Poland (as recorded)
  • Stockport, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • Cork, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Italy--Sardinia (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)
  • Fermoy, Cork (as recorded)
  • Italy--Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (as recorded)
  • East Dunmore, Waterford (as recorded)
  • Hungary, Europe (as recorded)