from Foster Genealogy by Frederick Clifton Pierce
History of Boxford, Mass., says:
William Foster, from Ipswich, settled in Rowley Village in 1661. The old house that stood some years ago on the site of the late residence of Mr. Dean Andrews, deceased, was undoubtedly his residence. The first town meetings were held in his house; and in it was also kept for several years after the incorporation of the town, a kind of tavern called in the language of those days, an ordinary. Mr. Foster was one of the principal men in the Village, as the numerous offices of trust of all kinds held by him fully prove.
He d. May 17, 1713. Res., Boxford, Mass.
31. i. Mary [Foster], b. Nov. 16, 1662; m. Nov. 20, 1682, Samuel Kilburn, of Rowley.
32. ii. Judith [Foster], b. June 19, 1664; m. 13 April, 1693, John Platts. Five children:
1. Mary Platts.
2. James Platts.
3. John Platts [married Hannah Fiske].
4. Ebsaba Platts.
5. Jonathan Platts.
33. iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 23, 1673; m. May 11, 1709-10, Theophilus Rix, of Wenham, who died July 5, 1726. She was his second wife. Two children:
1. Samuel Rix, b. April 7. 1711.
2. Hannah Rix, b. May 4, 1717.
34. iv. Jonathan, b. 6 March, 1667-8; m. Abigail Kimball.
35. v. William, b. 1670; m. Sarah Kimball and Margaret Gould.
36. vi. Timothy, b. 1672; m. Mary Dorman and Ruth Andrews.
37. vii. David, b. 9 May, 1679; m. Mary Black.
38. viii. Samuel, b. 20 February, 1681; m. Mary Macoon.
39. ix. Joseph, b. 168—; bap. May 21, 1682; living in 1711, but probably never m. See his father's will.