Teddy Fossett

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Teddy Fossett
Edward  Fossett
Circus ringmaster Teddy Fossett, petting Cindy the elephant, during the recording of a radio documentary entitled
Personal details

Spouse(s) 1953 Herta Fossett

Country Ireland

Title owner 1951-1998
Location at Fossett Brothers Circus (Powell & Clarke) in Ireland

Biography details

Edward Fossett , circus director in Ireland

Born 1927-11-17 in Ireland dead 1998 in Ireland , son of director Edward Fossett and director Mona Fossett .

Affiliation with 4 elephants

1: Blackie (from 1956) 2: Jimmy (from 1956) 3: Monica (from 1956) 4: Cindy ( to 1972)

The second son, Edward (Teddy) Fossett (1927–98) was born 17 November 1927 in Augher, Co. Tyrone. Known throughout his life as ‘Teddy’, he was educated at New Ross CBS and joined the circus immediately afterwards. It consumed his life, as animal trainer, presenter, director, and joint owner with his brothers from 1951.

1946: Mona Fossett Powell died young on the 7th June 1946 aged only 41.
1951: Edward Fosset passed away five years later on Sep 7th 1951 aged 53. It made Bobby Fossett, Teddy Fossett and Johnny Fossett the youngest circus proprietors in the world as they took over the running of the show and they were only in their 20’s.
1952: an important year for Teddy when a young circus artiste came as top of the bill, her name Herta Pohorsky (Bhorsky), part of the three Lordini Perch Act.
1952: Teddy and Herta married in 1953, their children were Edward Fosset Jr., Robert Fosset, Marion Fosset, Angela Fosset, and Mona Fosset.
1956: Elephants Jimmy, Blackie and Monica (two males and a female)were sold to Fossett's Circus in Ireland. Teddy Fossett presented them and later his wife Herta Fossett or her father Otto Lordini. They were later sold to Russia. Jimmy and Blackie, and one female elephant called Monica was sold to Russia.


Total: 5 children

  1. Edward Fossett Jr..
  2. Robert Fossett.
  3. Mona Fossett.
  4. Marion Fossett.
  5. Angela Fossett.


Siblings through the father Edward Fossett (1895? -- 1951-09-06):

  1. Robert Fossett Born 1924-01-11 Dead: † 2002-07-18
  2. John Fossett Born 1931-01-23 Dead: † 1989-06-01

Teddy Fossett s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Teddy Fossett
Born: 1927-11-17

Edward Fossett

Born: 1895?

Paternal Grandfather:
Robert Fossett

Born: 1848
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Robert Fossett
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Emma Yelding
Paternal Grandmother:
Mary Francis

Born: ?
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Mona Lowe

Born: ?

Maternal Grandfather:
George Lowe

Born: 1861?
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Margaret Bond

Born: 1876?
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Edward Fossett in Ireland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=3006. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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