Title Ref: *2
First name(s) Ref: *1
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *6
  • Evening classes Lecturer in Dutch language; applied to be Professor of German

Education & professional details

Qualifications Ref: *5


Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *7
  • Tutor to H R H The Prince of Orange [to William, who died in 1879? ];
  • [Teacher at Higher Civic School at Delft (1869) ]

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *3
Place of birth
Date of death Ref: *4
[28 March 1899]
Place of death
[The Hague, Holland]
Family details Ref: *9

Spouse: Joan G b1832 Germany [possibly anglicised from Johanna Gertrude/Geertruida Koster ne van Harvevelt]

Notes Ref: *10

Advertised frequently in The Times between 1856 and 1864 as a tutor in French, German, Dutch, and Civil Service exams. The 1861 advertisement gives same address as Census record of 1861 (5 St John St, Holborn); The National Probate Calendar 1899 lists the will of a Dr Barend Koster of the Hague. The will itself was registered in 1869 in the Hague and is in Dutch but it also contains a full, authorised and official copy in English, made the same year. Unusual and possibly significant that the will was probated in London.  Described by the notary as " ...Doctor of Philosophy, Teacher at the Higher Civic School at Delft..." Legatee and executrix is his wife Johanna Gertruida (address given in the Hague). Reference also to " each of my children" .

* References

  1. National Probate Calendar 1899 p56
  2. Census 1861 Piece 183, f87, p25
  3. Census 1861 Piece 183, f87, p25
  4. National Probate Calendar op.cit
  5. Census 1861 op.cit
  6. King's College London Calendars 1861-1862 p281 & 1862-1863 p26; KA/IC/K25 1863 letters
  7. The Times 20th December 1856 advertisement
  8. The Times 11th April 1861 advertisement
  9. Census 1861 op.cit.; National Probate Calendar op.cit. [text of will]
  10. [a selection] The Times 20th December 1856, 3rd November 1857,  6th January 1860, 11th April 1861,  24th October 1863, 10th February 1864; National Probate Calendar op. cit. [text of will]
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