Jeremiah Osborne (1624 - 1676) MP

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Nicknames: "/Jeremy/"
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Occupation: Tanner
Managed by: Richard David Hogan
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About Jeremiah Osborne

He was one of the four witnesses (August 18, 1665) to the deed from the Indians for land for Elizabethtown, NJ. Also took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity in 1665. In 1667 he was a witness to a whaling agreement, in East Hampton, signed by his brothers Thomas and John. He was the deputy of New Haven from 1672-1675. Called Sergeant-Oct 1675.


From the English Wikipedia page on the Elizabethtown Tract:

The Elizabethtown Tract was a property that was purchased on October 28, 1664, by John Baily, Daniel Denton and Luke Watson from the Native Americans that is in the area of (and surrounding) present-day Elizabeth, New Jersey.[1] [2] As specified in the Deed, the purchase included the area "Bounded on the South by a River commonly called the Raritons River, and on the East by the River which Parts Staten-Island and the Main, and to run Northward up after Cull-Bay, till we come at the first River which sets Westwards up after Cull-Bay." The territory encompassed lands from the mouth of the Raritan River and included all of present-day Union County as well as parts of Somerset, Middlesex, Morris and Essex counties.

Shortly after the purchase, Denton explored the area in and surrounding his purchase. In 1670, Denton wrote the first English-language description of the area.


1.^ Grabas, Joseph A.. "Land Speculation and Proprietary Beginnings of New Jersey". The Advocate (New Jersey Land Title Association) XVI (4): 3, 20, 14. Retrieved April 15, 2010.


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Jeremiah Osborne's Timeline

March 20, 1623
Ashford, Kent, England, (Present UK0
March 20, 1624
Ashford, Kent, England, (Present UK)
March 20, 1625
Age 1
Christ Church, Ashford, Kent, England
October 23, 1642
Age 18
Easthampton, Long Island, New York, USA
February 15, 1643
Age 18
Easthampton, Suffolk, New York, USA
December 4, 1646
Age 22
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
Age 27
New Haven, CT, USA
March 29, 1653
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA
Age 29
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA