Hester Osborn

(16 December 1795 - )
     Hester Osborn was born on 16 December 1795 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn). Hester Osborn was christened on 26 January 1796 in St John, Croydon.

John Osborn

(22 February 1723 - 27 February 1723/24)
     John Osborn was born on 22 February 1723 in Croydon, Surrey. He was christened on 23 February 1723 in St John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Dunn.
     John was buried on 27 February 1723/24 in Croydon.

Mary Osborn

(13 February 1791 - before 8 January 1800)
     Mary Osborn was born on 13 February 1791 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn). Mary Osborn was christened on 16 March 1791 in St John, Croydon.
     Mary died before 8 January 1800 in Croydon, SRY.

Mary Osborn

(25 December 1721 - )
     Mary Osborn was born on 25 December 1721 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Dunn. Mary Osborn was christened on 4 January 1721/22 in St John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey.
     Mary Osborn married Allen Chatfield on 14 July 1747 in Orpington, Kent.

Children of Mary Osborn and Allen Chatfield

Mary Ann Osborn

(15 January 1789 - before 12 March 1789)
     Mary Ann Osborn was born on 15 January 1789 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn). Mary Ann Osborn was christened on 23 January 1789 in St John, Croydon, Surrrey.
     Mary died before 12 March 1789 in Croydon, SRY. She was buried on 12 March 1789 in Croydon.

Mary Ann Osborn

(18 November 1764 - )
     Mary Ann Osborn was born on 18 November 1764 in Croydon, Surrrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Sarah Grover. Mary Ann Osborn was christened on 27 November 1764 in St John, Croydon, Surrrey.
     In Robert Osborn's will dated 10 September 1785 in Croydon, Surrey, Mary Ann Osborn was named as heir; I Robert Osborn of Croydon in the County of Surrey, corn chandler, do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give and devise all that my Freehold Messuage or [Tenement] wherein I now dwell situate in the Town of Croydon aforesaid with the Mill House and the [Quills] and Improvements and Fixtures therein Stables and one [equis] [---] or half part of the Garden and also the use of the Yard and Washhouse behind my said Dwelling house in common with and in the same manner as the same are now used by myself and the Tenant of my next adjoining House unto my Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns for ever he and they paying thereout unto my Daughter Mary Ann Osborn the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull [money] of Great Britain within twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby charge and make [---] my said Messuage or Tenement and [Premises] [where] devised to my said Son with the [---] [thereof] accordingly Also all that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement and [apportionates] in the Tenure or Occupation of Mrs Martha Barton and the other equal [moiety] of my said Garden and also the joint use of the said Yard and washhouse in [counion] with my said Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns I do hereby give and devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her Heirs and assigns for ever and my will and Mourning is and I do hereby direct that my said Garden [---] be divided in a straight line from East to West and that my said Son Robert Osborn his Heirs and Assigns [shall inherit the North part thereof and my said Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her heirs and Assigns] the South part thereof and that the [charge] and Expense of dividing and keeping the same divided and also of repairing [amending] supporting upholding and keeping in repair the said Washhouse and Yard and the Pump and the Gates and Fences belonging thereto shall be paid and born equally between them my said Son and Daughter Elizabeth and their respective heirs and assigns also all that Freehold Close or piece or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of [---] close with its appurtenances lying and being at an certain place called [Bersham] within the Parish of Croydon aforesaid I [---] give and devise unto my Daughter Sarah Osborn her heirs and assigns for ever also I give and devise all those seven Freehold Messuages or Tenements with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yards Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto [---] belonging situate lying and being at a certain place called [--lake] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Heirs and Assigns for ever and I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn all that Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Tenure or Occupation of Elizabeth [Bristol] situate lying and being at Thornton [---] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid which I hold by virtue of a Lease granted thereof by the Hospital of the Holy Trinity in Croydon aforesaid to hold the same to her my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Executors administrators and assigns for and during all my Estate might Tithe [Term] and Interest therein together with all benefit and advantages of [concerning] the house or houses thereof also I give unto my said Son Robert Osborn all and singular my horses waggons carts ploughs harrow harnesses husbandry [Farthling] and [---] in husbandry and all the rest residue and remainder of all my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or [---] soever these same do consist after [assignment] and satisfaction [---] of all my just Debts my Funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my will I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Son and three Daughters equally between them and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my [Nephew] Mr. John Chatfield and my said Son and Daughter Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn joint Executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former and other wills by me heretofore made declaring this alone and none other to be my last Will and Testament on writing whereof I [---] to this my last Will and Testament [--- in --- --- --- --- ---] set my name and seal the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eigthy five. Robt Osborn (seal) Signed Sealed Published and [---] by the said Testator [--] Robert Osborn and and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto [---] our names as Witnesses thereto. Edward Horwood of Croydon Shops Keeper
Josiah Bell of ditto Distiller, Thos Smelt of do Atty.

Prudence? Osborn

     Prudence? Osborn was born. There is no Prudence baptised in Croydon before 1753. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn.
     Prudence? Osborn married William Butler.

Child of Prudence? Osborn and William Butler

Robert Osborn

(18 March 1719/20 - before 6 November 1785)
     Robert Osborn was born on 18 March 1719/20 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Dunn. Robert Osborn was christened on 7 April 1720 in St John, Croydon.
     Robert Osborn married Sarah Grover on 15 March 1758 in Thames Ditton, Surrey. Robert Osborn of the parish of Croydon in Surrrey & Sarah Grover of this parish were married by licence. Robert Osborn was an executor of Robert Osborn's estate on 16 October 1765 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Robert Osborn made a will dated 10 September 1785 in Croydon, SRY. I Robert Osborn of Croydon in the County of Surrey, corn chandler, do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give and devise all that my Freehold Messuage or [Tenement] wherein I now dwell situate in the Town of Croydon aforesaid with the Mill House and the [Quills] and Improvements and Fixtures therein Stables and one [equis] [---] or half part of the Garden and also the use of the Yard and Washhouse behind my said Dwelling house in common with and in the same manner as the same are now used by myself and the Tenant of my next adjoining House unto my Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns for ever he and they paying thereout unto my Daughter Mary Ann Osborn the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull [money] of Great Britain within twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby charge and make [---] my said Messuage or Tenement and [Premises] [where] devised to my said Son with the [---] [thereof] accordingly Also all that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement and [apportionates] in the Tenure or Occupation of Mrs Martha Barton and the other equal [moiety] of my said Garden and also the joint use of the said Yard and washhouse in [counion] with my said Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns I do hereby give and devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her Heirs and assigns for ever and my will and Mourning is and I do hereby direct that my said Garden [---] be divided in a straight line from East to West and that my said Son Robert Osborn his Heirs and Assigns [shall inherit the North part thereof and my said Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her heirs and Assigns] the South part thereof and that the [charge] and Expense of dividing and keeping the same divided and also of repairing [amending] supporting upholding and keeping in repair the said Washhouse and Yard and the Pump and the Gates and Fences belonging thereto shall be paid and born equally between them my said Son and Daughter Elizabeth and their respective heirs and assigns also all that Freehold Close or piece or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of [---] close with its appurtenances lying and being at an certain place called [Bersham] within the Parish of Croydon aforesaid I [---] give and devise unto my Daughter Sarah Osborn her heirs and assigns for ever also I give and devise all those seven Freehold Messuages or Tenements with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yards Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto [---] belonging situate lying and being at a certain place called [--lake] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Heirs and Assigns for ever and I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn all that Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Tenure or Occupation of Elizabeth [Bristol] situate lying and being at Thornton [---] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid which I hold by virtue of a Lease granted thereof by the Hospital of the Holy Trinity in Croydon aforesaid to hold the same to her my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Executors administrators and assigns for and during all my Estate might Tithe [Term] and Interest therein together with all benefit and advantages of [concerning] the house or houses thereof also I give unto my said Son Robert Osborn all and singular my horses waggons carts ploughs harrow harnesses husbandry [Farthling] and [---] in husbandry and all the rest residue and remainder of all my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or [---] soever these same do consist after [assignment] and satisfaction [---] of all my just Debts my Funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my will I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Son and three Daughters equally between them and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my [Nephew] Mr. John Chatfield and my said Son and Daughter Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn joint Executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former and other wills by me heretofore made declaring this alone and none other to be my last Will and Testament on writing whereof I [---] to this my last Will and Testament [--- in --- --- --- --- ---] set my name and seal the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eigthy five. Robt Osborn (seal) Signed Sealed Published and [---] by the said Testator [--] Robert Osborn and and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto [---] our names as Witnesses thereto. Edward Horwood of Croydon Shops Keeper
Josiah Bell of ditto Distiller, Thos Smelt of do Atty.

     Robert died before 6 November 1785 in Croydon, SRY. He was buried on 6 November 1785 in Croydon. Robert Osborn, aged 65.
     His will was proved on 6 March 1786 at PCC. This Will was proved at London on the sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six before the worshipfull William [Mathew] Doctor of Law Surrogate of the [Right] Worshipfull [--- ---] Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the pregrogative court of Canterbury lawfully [constituted] by the oaths of Robert Osborn the Son and Elizabeth Osborn Spinster the Daughter of the deceased the Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like Grant to John Chatfield the other Executor therein named whom he shall apply for the same of. [E.S.]
     From February 1787 to 1801 there are references to an Abstract of Title: 5/6 Feb 1787 James Dempster Junior of Mitcham, Surrey and Sarah his wife who was daughter of and devisee in the Will of Robert Osborne late of Croydon, convey to Thomas Osborne of Croydon, stonemason, all that close of land called Crown Close, 7 acres at Bensham or Bensham Lane.
     He may also have had a son Stephen who was buried 30 August 1840 aged 66 at St John the Baptist, Croydon..

Children of Robert Osborn and Sarah Grover

Robert Osborn

(9 June 1763 - before 28 December 1826?)
     Robert Osborn was born on 9 June 1763 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Robert Osborn and Sarah Grover. Robert Osborn was christened on 1 July 1763 in St John, Croydon.
     He may be the Robert Osborn who married Ann Walton 13 May 1781 at St Giles, Camberwell.
     In Robert Osborn's will dated 10 September 1785 in Croydon, SRY, Robert Osborn was named as heir; I Robert Osborn of Croydon in the County of Surrey, corn chandler, do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give and devise all that my Freehold Messuage or [Tenement] wherein I now dwell situate in the Town of Croydon aforesaid with the Mill House and the [Quills] and Improvements and Fixtures therein Stables and one [equis] [---] or half part of the Garden and also the use of the Yard and Washhouse behind my said Dwelling house in common with and in the same manner as the same are now used by myself and the Tenant of my next adjoining House unto my Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns for ever he and they paying thereout unto my Daughter Mary Ann Osborn the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull [money] of Great Britain within twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby charge and make [---] my said Messuage or Tenement and [Premises] [where] devised to my said Son with the [---] [thereof] accordingly Also all that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement and [apportionates] in the Tenure or Occupation of Mrs Martha Barton and the other equal [moiety] of my said Garden and also the joint use of the said Yard and washhouse in [counion] with my said Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns I do hereby give and devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her Heirs and assigns for ever and my will and Mourning is and I do hereby direct that my said Garden [---] be divided in a straight line from East to West and that my said Son Robert Osborn his Heirs and Assigns [shall inherit the North part thereof and my said Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her heirs and Assigns] the South part thereof and that the [charge] and Expense of dividing and keeping the same divided and also of repairing [amending] supporting upholding and keeping in repair the said Washhouse and Yard and the Pump and the Gates and Fences belonging thereto shall be paid and born equally between them my said Son and Daughter Elizabeth and their respective heirs and assigns also all that Freehold Close or piece or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of [---] close with its appurtenances lying and being at an certain place called [Bersham] within the Parish of Croydon aforesaid I [---] give and devise unto my Daughter Sarah Osborn her heirs and assigns for ever also I give and devise all those seven Freehold Messuages or Tenements with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yards Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto [---] belonging situate lying and being at a certain place called [--lake] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Heirs and Assigns for ever and I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn all that Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Tenure or Occupation of Elizabeth [Bristol] situate lying and being at Thornton [---] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid which I hold by virtue of a Lease granted thereof by the Hospital of the Holy Trinity in Croydon aforesaid to hold the same to her my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Executors administrators and assigns for and during all my Estate might Tithe [Term] and Interest therein together with all benefit and advantages of [concerning] the house or houses thereof also I give unto my said Son Robert Osborn all and singular my horses waggons carts ploughs harrow harnesses husbandry [Farthling] and [---] in husbandry and all the rest residue and remainder of all my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or [---] soever these same do consist after [assignment] and satisfaction [---] of all my just Debts my Funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my will I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Son and three Daughters equally between them and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my [Nephew] Mr. John Chatfield and my said Son and Daughter Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn joint Executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former and other wills by me heretofore made declaring this alone and none other to be my last Will and Testament on writing whereof I [---] to this my last Will and Testament [--- in --- --- --- --- ---] set my name and seal the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eigthy five. Robt Osborn (seal) Signed Sealed Published and [---] by the said Testator [--] Robert Osborn and and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto [---] our names as Witnesses thereto. Edward Horwood of Croydon Shops Keeper
Josiah Bell of ditto Distiller, Thos Smelt of do Atty.

     Robert Osborn and James Dempster were mentioned from 5 February 1787 to 1801.
     Robert Osborn married Mary Unknown (Osborn) before 1789.
     In Thomas Osborn's will dated 28 December 1791 in Croydon, SRY, Robert Osborn was named as executor of the estate. He was an executor of Thomas Osborn's estate on 15 February 1792 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     1793 - Purchase of rectorial tithes of same close as passes to Thomas Osborn by James & Sarah Dempster, the daughter of Robert Osborn, by Robert 0sborn who was heir to his uncle Thomas by his will of 1791.
     1799 - Jeremiah Booth of Croydon sells his rights under the Enclosure Act to Robert Osborne
     1801 - Allotment under Inclosure Act to Jeremiah Booth of 3 roods in Croydon Common and to Robert Osborne 2 roods 23 perches also on Croydon Common.
     30131 Jan. 1793 (xxxiv George 111) Lease and Release dS70
     The Rt. Hon. George Samuel, Lord Viscount Montague, for £208 conveys to Robert Smith, esq. and Francis Fisher, surgeon and apothecary, both of Croydon, the tithes arising in respect of the Rectory of Croydon alias Bermondsey on All the messuage and lands called Oakfield Place,14 acres, the property of R.S. in his own occupation and on all the mess. and lands, 5 acres, the property of the Devisees of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew, dec'd, late in the occupation of Christopher Norton and now of said R.S. and on that mess. and lands called Goose Acre, 4 acres, the property of the heirs of John Bartholomew Lanty, dec'd. and in occupation of Thomas Baker, esq. and on that field called Waterslade, 2 acres, the property of John Heathfield and in occupation of ROBERT OSBORN, and on that mess. and field the property and in the occupation of John Brookes, esq. the hole of which is 30 acres, To hold for ever on trust for the use of Robert Smith.
     "1st July 1794 (xxxiv George 111) Conveyance dS70
     Francis Fisher of Croydon, surgeon, a Trustee for Robert Smith, of Croydon with the consent of the latter for £208 conveys to Isaac Lefevre, of Mile End Green, Windsor, all the Tithes, parcel of the Rectory Inpropriate of Croydon, arising in respect of a messuage orchards, garden and farm lands, called Oakfield Place, 14 acres, late the property of said Robert Smith and in his tenure, and all that messuage, homestead, orchard and farm lands, 5 acres the property of the devisees of Sir Nicholas Hackett Carew, Bt. dec'd, late in tenure of Christopher Norton, and now of said Robert Smith, and all that messuage orchard, garden, and farm lands, called Gorse Acre, 4 acres, the property of the heirs of John Bartholomew Lanty, deceased, now in tenure of Thomas Baker, and all that field called Waterslade, 2 acres, the property of Mr. John Heathfield, and in tenure of ROBERT OSBORN, and all that messuage, orchard, garden and field, 5 acres, the property of and on the tenure of John Brookes.
Plan in margin of deed..      
Robert Osborn paid land tax in 1808 in Croydon, SRY.
     Robert Osborn was recorded in 1811 census in High Street, Croydon, Surrey, England. There were two Robert Osborns listed, one a 'Victualler - Tap', the other a mason. He was listed in a directory dated between 1823 and 1824 as Robert Osborn, stone mason at North End, Croydon.
     Robert died before 28 December 1826? In Croydon, SRY. He was buried on 28 December 1826? In St John the Baptist, Croydon.

Children of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn)

Robert Osborn

(28 June 1798 - )
     Robert Osborn was born on 28 June 1798 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn). Robert Osborn was christened on 6 August 1798 in St John the Baptist, Croydon.

Robert Osborn

(circa 1693 - October 1765)
     Robert Osborn was born circa 1693. At Croydon there are two possible baptisms: 20 June 1694, son of David or 5 Dec 1698, son of Andrew & Elizabeth. There were two Osbonds listed in Croydon for the 1664 Surrey hearth tax (Mr with 3 hearths, Rob with 2 & William Osburne who was not chargeable)..
     Robert Osborn married Elizabeth Dunn on 4 September 1715 in St John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey.
     Robert Osborn married Elizabeth Pullen in 1733 in Croydon.
     Robert was an oatmeal maker in Croydon.
     Surrey Quarter Sessions: Midsummer & Michaelmas Sessions 1744 - Apprenticeship indenture: Morgetts Michael Pranks, son of Elizabeth Pranks of Croydon, to Robert Osborn of Croydon oatmealmaker. [With payment of £10 of the Charity of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the putting out of poor children].
     Robert Osborn made a will dated 4 September 1765 in Croydon, Surrey. His will mentions his wife Elizabeth, his son Robert, his son in law Allen Chatfield, distiller, his eldest grandson Robert Chatfield and his siblings Allen, Charles, John, William & Mary Chatfield. He also mentions his grandchildren Elizabeth & Richard Waring who are minors.
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Osborn the elder of Croydon, Surrey, oatmeal maker ....
Item I give and devise? unto my loving wife Elizabeth Osborn all that my messuage or tenement wherein I lately dwell and now in the ... to my son Robert Osborn and his heirs for ever ... my said son in law Allen Chatfield ...Robert Chatfield eldest son of the said Allen Chatfield, Allen, Charles, John, William & Mary Chatfield... grandchildren Elizabeth & Richard ...

     Robert died in October 1765 in Croydon, SRY. He was buried on 6 October 1765 in St John, Croydon. Robert Osborn, aged vxxii/72.
     His will was proved on 16 October 1765 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Robert Osborn

Children of Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Dunn

Sarah Osborn

(5 September 1759 - 17 June 1800)
     Sarah Osborn was born on 5 September 1759 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Sarah Grover. Sarah Osborn was christened on 16 September 1759 in St John, Croydon.
     In Robert Osborn's will dated 10 September 1785 in Croydon, SRY, Sarah Osborn was named as heir; I Robert Osborn of Croydon in the County of Surrey, corn chandler, do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give and devise all that my Freehold Messuage or [Tenement] wherein I now dwell situate in the Town of Croydon aforesaid with the Mill House and the [Quills] and Improvements and Fixtures therein Stables and one [equis] [---] or half part of the Garden and also the use of the Yard and Washhouse behind my said Dwelling house in common with and in the same manner as the same are now used by myself and the Tenant of my next adjoining House unto my Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns for ever he and they paying thereout unto my Daughter Mary Ann Osborn the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull [money] of Great Britain within twelve months next after my decease and I do hereby charge and make [---] my said Messuage or Tenement and [Premises] [where] devised to my said Son with the [---] [thereof] accordingly Also all that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement and [apportionates] in the Tenure or Occupation of Mrs Martha Barton and the other equal [moiety] of my said Garden and also the joint use of the said Yard and washhouse in [counion] with my said Son Robert Osborn his heirs and assigns I do hereby give and devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her Heirs and assigns for ever and my will and Mourning is and I do hereby direct that my said Garden [---] be divided in a straight line from East to West and that my said Son Robert Osborn his Heirs and Assigns [shall inherit the North part thereof and my said Daughter Elizabeth Osborn her heirs and Assigns] the South part thereof and that the [charge] and Expense of dividing and keeping the same divided and also of repairing [amending] supporting upholding and keeping in repair the said Washhouse and Yard and the Pump and the Gates and Fences belonging thereto shall be paid and born equally between them my said Son and Daughter Elizabeth and their respective heirs and assigns also all that Freehold Close or piece or parcel of Land commonly called or known by the name of [---] close with its appurtenances lying and being at an certain place called [Bersham] within the Parish of Croydon aforesaid I [---] give and devise unto my Daughter Sarah Osborn her heirs and assigns for ever also I give and devise all those seven Freehold Messuages or Tenements with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yards Gardens and Appurtenances thereunto [---] belonging situate lying and being at a certain place called [--lake] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Heirs and Assigns for ever and I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn all that Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Edifices and Buildings Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Tenure or Occupation of Elizabeth [Bristol] situate lying and being at Thornton [---] in the Parish of Croydon aforesaid which I hold by virtue of a Lease granted thereof by the Hospital of the Holy Trinity in Croydon aforesaid to hold the same to her my said Daughter Mary Ann Osborn her Executors administrators and assigns for and during all my Estate might Tithe [Term] and Interest therein together with all benefit and advantages of [concerning] the house or houses thereof also I give unto my said Son Robert Osborn all and singular my horses waggons carts ploughs harrow harnesses husbandry [Farthling] and [---] in husbandry and all the rest residue and remainder of all my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or [---] soever these same do consist after [assignment] and satisfaction [---] of all my just Debts my Funeral Expenses and the charges of proving this my will I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Son and three Daughters equally between them and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my [Nephew] Mr. John Chatfield and my said Son and Daughter Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn joint Executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke annul and make void all former and other wills by me heretofore made declaring this alone and none other to be my last Will and Testament on writing whereof I [---] to this my last Will and Testament [--- in --- --- --- --- ---] set my name and seal the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eigthy five. Robt Osborn (seal) Signed Sealed Published and [---] by the said Testator [--] Robert Osborn and and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto [---] our names as Witnesses thereto. Edward Horwood of Croydon Shops Keeper
Josiah Bell of ditto Distiller, Thos Smelt of do Atty.

     Sarah Osborn married James Dempster, son of James Dempster and Elizabeth Etheredge, on 7 July 1786 in St Mary Abbots, Kensington, London. James Dempster, bachelor, Kensington & Sarah Osborn, spinster, Croydon, by licence. The witnesses were Robert Osborn, Elizabeth Osborn, Robert Reynolds and Dan Arundell.
     From February 1787 to 1801 there are references to an Abstract of Title: 5/6 Feb 1787 James Dempster Junior of Mitcham, Surrey and Sarah his wife who was daughter of and devisee in the Will of Robert Osborne late of Croydon, convey to Thomas Osborne of Croydon, stonemason, all that close of land called Crown Close, 7 acres at Bensham or Bensham Lane.
     Sarah died on 17 June 1800 in Mitcham, Surrey, aged 40. She was buried on 24 June 1800 in Mitcham. Sacred to the memory of Sarah, wife of Mr James Dempster, of Baron House, in this parish, who departed this life on the 17th June 1800, in the 40th year of her age.

Children of Sarah Osborn and James Dempster

Sarah Osborn

(14 October 1793 - )
     Sarah Osborn was born on 14 October 1793 in Croydon, Surrey. She was the daughter of Robert Osborn and Mary Unknown (Osborn). Sarah Osborn was christened on 23 January 1794 in St John the Baptist, Croydon.

Thomas Osborn

(5 July 1716 - circa January 1792)
     Thomas Osborn was born on 5 July 1716 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the son of Robert Osborn and Elizabeth Dunn. Thomas Osborn was christened on 23 July 1716 in Croydon.
     Thomas Osborn married Ann King on 13 September 1737 in Croydon, Surrey. Thomas was a stone mason.
     Thos Osborne was listed in the Croydon Appeals for 1783. He is not mentioned in the will of his presumed father in 1765.
     Thomas Osborn made a will dated 28 December 1791 in Croydon, SRY. In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Osborn of Croydon in the County of Surry Stonemason do make my last Will and Testament as follows (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my Brother Benjamin Osborn Stonemason the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid him as soon as convenient after my decease also I give unto my Niece Ann Butler the sum of fifty pounds also I give unto my friend William [Budgen] of Croydon aforesaid Watchmaker one of my Executors herein afterward the sum of twenty [guineas] for his trouble in the Execution of this my Will also I give unto my Sister [Prudence] Butler Wife of William Butler of Croydon aforesaid Stonemason the yearly sum of ten pounds eight shillings for and during the term of her natural life to be paid her by weekly payments to and for her own sole and separate use independant of her present or any future husband and her receipt alone to be a dischare for the same the said payment to be issuing and made out of the Rents and profits of such cottage Leasehold provisos as I now hold of the Hospital of the Holy Trinity in Croydon aforesaid and which Leasehold provisos I hereby subject and charge with the same also I give unto my dear Wife Ann Osborn and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear Yearly Sum of fifty pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her half Yearly the first payment thereof to begin and be made at the end of six months next after my decease to and with the payment of which said annuity of fifty pounds to my said Wife I hereby Subject and Charge all my freehold and Leasehold Lands Tenements [---] and provisos which said annuity of fifty pounds and other things herein after given and bequeathed unto my said Wife Ann It is my Will shall be in [lieu] and [---] of all [Dower] and [Thirds] which she might otherwise be intitled to at Common Law or by Statute or otherwise also I give to my said Wife Ann Osborn all and singular my Household Goods and furniture of Household plate Silver and china to and for her own use and benefit also I give unto my said Wife Ann the Sum of Twenty Shillings a week to be paid her weekly by my Executors from the [residue] of my [---] Will the first half Yearly payment of [her] said annuity of fifty pounds shall become payable for and towards her support and maintenance [till] that time and it is my Will and I desire and direct that my said Wife shall during her natural life (in case the [---] of the provisos shall so long exist or be [---] ir [---]) have the use and [occupation] in common with my Nephew Robert Osborn of the Messuage or Tenement I now reside [---] dwell in at Croydon and that without paying any Rent for the same and in case through or in consequence of any disagreement with him my said Nephew Robert Osborn or on any [after]account my said Wife shall hereafter [choose] to quit the occupation thereof them it is my Will that she shall have and be intitled to the [---] of any one other of my Messuages or Tenements in Croydon aforesaid to reside in and that such Residence shall be free of and without paying any Rent or Land Tax or other Considerations to my said Nephew Robert Osborn for the same Also I give to my said Nephew Robert Osborn (who now lives with me) my Wattle and Seals and also my Wearing apparel of all kinds Also I give to my said Nephew Robert Osborn my Business of a Stonemason All the Rest and Residue of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever both Real and personal of what nature or kind soever and of whateer the same may consist I give devise and bequeath to my said Nephew Robert Osborn To hold to him my said Nephew Robert Osborn his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever according to the nature and quality of the same Estate and provisos (Subject nevertheless as to all my freehold and Leasehold Estates to and I do hereby charge the same with the payment of the said annuity of fifty pounds to my said Wife Ann and her assigns during her natural life and Subject as to my Cottage Leasehold to the payment of the said Yearly Sum of Ten pounds eight Shillings to my said Sister Prudence Butler during her life and Subject as to the Residue of my Estate and Effects to the payment of all my just Debts [Legacies] funeral and Testamentary charges and Expenses) and Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills bequests and Legacies by me at any time [heretofore] made and do declare this alone to be my last Will and Testament and do [nominate] constitute and appoint the said William Budgen of Croydon aforesaid Watchmaker and my said Nephew Robert Osborn Executors hereof. In Witness whereof I [have hereunto] set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one. Thos Osborn (seal) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Thomas Osborn as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses (the Legacy of fifty pounds to Ann Butler being first [---] George Wildgoose [---] James Lovejoy Tho. Baker Atty Croydon.
     Thomas died circa January 1792 in Croydon, SRY.
     His will was proved on 15 February 1792 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. This Will was proved at London the fifteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and ninety two before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honble Sir William [Wynne] Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Gudgen and Robert Osborn the Nephew of the Deceased the Executors named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased having been first sworn duly to administer. [---]s.

Elizabeth Osborne

     Elizabeth Osborne was born in Sussex, England.
     Elizabeth Osborne married William Marlott, son of William Marlott and Faith Killingworth, circa 13 June 1649.

Children of Elizabeth Osborne and William Marlott

Ellen Osborne

(circa 1842 - )
     Ellen Osborne was also known as Osborn in records. She was born circa 1842 in Bocking, Essex.
     The marriage of Ellen Osborne and Thomas Cocksedge, son of ? Cocksedge and Mary Unknown, was registered in Bury St Edmunds, in the December 1860 quarter.
     Ellen Osborne and Thomas Cocksedge appeared on the 1861 census in Eastgate St, Bury St Edmunds, St James. Thomas W Cocksedge, 5 days, grandson of James & Mary Osborne, born BSE; Thomas Cocksedge, 21, carpenter son in law of ditto, born BSE, married, Ellen Cocksedge daughter, 19, cloakmaker, born Bocking, Essex, married.

Child of Ellen Osborne and Thomas Cocksedge

George Osborne

(circa 1870 - )
     George Osborne was born circa 1870 in Suffolk.
     George Osborne married Edith Eliza Bullett, daughter of George Bullett and Eliza Gardner, on 13 November 1895? In Bradfield St George, Suffolk.

Henry Osborne

(circa 1813 - before 1881)
     Henry Osborne was born circa 1813 in Rode, Somerset.
     The marriage of Henry Osborne and Mary Ruby, daughter of John Ruby and Elizabeth Carpenter, was registered in Newton Abbot RD, Devon, in the March 1864 quarter.
     Henry Osborne and Mary Ruby appeared on the 1871 census in Gt Cheverell, Wiltshire. Henry Osborne, aged 59, retired farmer, born Road, Somerset with his wife Mary, aged 50, born Abbotskerswell, Devon, and niece Emily Ruby, aged 19, born Horngaing? Breconshire, Wales.
     Henry died before 1881.

Humphrey Osborne

     Humphrey Osborne was born in Wales.

Child of Humphrey Osborne

Isabella Osborne

(1882 - )
     Isabella Osborne was born in 1882 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
     Isabella Osborne married Samuel Ruby, son of Thomas Ruby and Mary Jane Kemp, in September 1904 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Jenn ap Humphrey Osborne

     Jenn ap Humphrey Osborne was born in Wales. Jenn ap Humphrey Osborne was also known as John in records. He was the son of Humphrey Osborne.

Child of Jenn ap Humphrey Osborne

John Kenneth Osborne

(24 September 1906 - 1966)
     John Kenneth Osborne was commonly known as Ken. He was born on 24 September 1906 in Chatswood, New South Wales. He was the son of John Osborne.
     John Kenneth Osborne married Laura Joyce Bowker, daughter of Edward Ballard Bowker and Laura Lillian Shelley, on 15 February 1936 in Toronto, New South Wales. OSBORNE-BOWKER. February 15, 1936. at
Saint Saviour's Church of England, Toronto, by
Rev. Booth Hodgetts, John Kenneth, only son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Osborne, of Currawong, Toronto,
and great-grandson of the late Doctor John Osborne,
R.N., of Wollongong, to Laura Royce (Joyce),
second daughter of Doctor and Mrs. Edward
Bowker, of Toronto.
. John Kenneth Osborne was an executor of Ada Mary Dyer's estate on 25 October 1963. John was Manager (retiring in 1966) of the Mosman, Sydney branch of the Bank of NSW, in New South Wales.
     John died in 1966 in Coff's Harbour, New South Wales. He was lost overboard from a motor launch.

Sophia Osborne

(22 June 1800 - )
     Sophia Osborne was born on 22 June 1800 in Rattlesden, Suffolk. She was born before April 1813 in Rattlesden, Suffolk.
     Sophia Osborne married John Cocksedge, son of William Cocksedge and Charlotte Fulcher, on 12 June 1821 in Rattlesden, Suffolk.
     Sophia Osborne and John Cocksedge appeared on the 1841 census in Great Green, Hessett. John Cocksedge, aged 40, agricultural labourer, Sophia, aged 40, Frederick 19, George 12, Emma 10, Abraham 8, John 6, Sophia 7, Elijah 3, Mary Ann 1, all born in the county.
     Sophia Osborne and John Cocksedge were recorded on the 1851 census in Hessett. John Cocksedge, head, married, aged 50 agricultural labourer, born at Hessett, with his wife Sophia, aged 45, born at Rattlesden and their children Abraham, aged 17, John 13, Elijah 12 and Mary Ann 10, all born at Hessett. All the boys were working as agricultural labourers.
     Sophia Osborne and John Cocksedge appeared on the 1861 census in Smallwood Green, Bradfield St George. John Cocksedge, head, aged 53, ag. lab, born Hessett with his wife Sophia aged 48, born Rattlesden.
     Sophia Osborne and John Cocksedge appeared on the 1871 census in the Street, Hessett. John Cocksedge, head, 74, ag. labourer, born Hessett with his wife Sophia aged 73, born Rattlesden.

Children of Sophia Osborne and John Cocksedge

Susannah Osborne (Firman)

(circa 1857 - after 1923)
     Susannah Osborne (Firman) was also known as Susan in records. She was born circa 1857 in Bradfield St George, Suffolk.
     Susannah Osborne (Firman) married James Bullett, son of William Bullett and Sarah Cobbold, on 21 December 1884 in Hessett, Suffolk.
     Susannah Osborne (Firman) appeared on the 1901 census in Mill Rd, Bradfield St George. Edward Osborne, 40, farm labourer, born Gedding, his sister Susan Bullett, 34, born Bradfield, nephews Joseph 13, born Hessett, Thomas 8 & Basil 2, born Bradfield.
     I presume she inserted the memorial notice for her son Basil Bullett as Mrs S Firman of Rushbrook in 1923.
     Susannah died after 1923.

Children of Susannah Osborne (Firman) and James Bullett

Sarah Osburn

(before 1775 - )
     Sarah Osburn was also known as Osborne in records. She was born before 1775 in Suffolk.
     Sarah Osburn married John Cocksedge, son of Francis Cocksedge and Ann Osborn, on 12 October 1794 in Pakenham, Suffolk.

Children of Sarah Osburn and John Cocksedge

Frederick John Osterfield

(circa 1866 - 1955)
     Frederick John Osterfield was born circa 1866.
     Frederick John Osterfield married Henrietta Louisa Hurwood, daughter of James John Burns Hurwood and Mary Smith, in 1921 in Victoria.
     Frederick died in 1955 in Cali..., Victoria.

Child of Frederick John Osterfield and Henrietta Louisa Hurwood

Harold John Osterfield

(circa 1923 - 1946)
     Harold John Osterfield was born circa 1923 in Victoria. He was the son of Frederick John Osterfield and Henrietta Louisa Hurwood.
     Harold died in 1946 in Woodend, Victoria.

Barbara Noeline Ostler

( - 15 January 1983)
     Barbara Noeline Ostler married Wilfred Arthur Bland, son of David Abraham Bland and Elsie May Roden, on 12 May 1956.
     Barbara died on 15 January 1983 in Hertfordshire, England.

David Oswald

     David Oswald married Dorothy Crab Ruby, daughter of William Ruby and Elizabeth Unknown, on 1 July 1762 in Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon.

John Otterwell

     John Otterwell married Mary Cocksedge, daughter of John Cocksedge and Priscilla Plampin, on 7 April 1835 in Drinkstone, Suffolk. John Ottewill & Mary Anne Cockeksedge..