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Thomas Osborne, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Easthampton, Long Island, New York, USA
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremy (Jeromey, Jeremiah) Osborne and Joan Osborne
Husband of Mary Osborne
Father of Thomas Osborne, Jr.; Jeremiah Osborne; Richard Osborne; John Osborne, I; Stephen Osborne and 5 others
Brother of Joseph Osborne; Wilmina Osborne; Richard Osborne; Ann Osborne; Vincent Benshine Osborne and 1 other

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About Thomas Osborne, I

The Osborn family lived in and near Maidenstone, England. Thomas owned land in Hingham, Mass., before 1635. He moved to Windsor, Connecticut before the Pequot War or 1637, in which he served. He was an original settler of New Haven in 1638, he moved to East Hampton about 1648, just after the arrival of the original nine men, some of whom left shortly. He was a tanner, as were one or two of his sons and some of their descendants. In May 1660 Thomas Osborne, Sr., of East Hampton deeded his house and tanyard in New Haven to his son Jeremiah Osborne, tanner, of New Haven. (N.H. Recs., I-472). In 1677 Thomas, Sr., gave his house and home lot in East Hampton to his son Benhamin (E.H. Recs. I-406). He probably lived with this son until his death.

A beautifully carved chest, said to have been brought from England by Thomas Osborne, can be seen in the John Howard Payne Memorial House, a gift by a descendant.

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Father : Jeremy Osborne

Mother : Joan Wybourne

Birth date : ca. 1595

Born at : Ashford Co., Kent, England

Baptized : April 1594/95-Ashford Co., Kent, England

Married : Mary Goatley

Marriage date : January 18, 1621/22

Married at : Ashford Co., Kent, England

Death date : Aft. November 26, 1677

Buried at : East Hampton, New York

Children :

Thomas Osborne

Jeremiah Osborne

Richard Osborne

John Osborne

Stephen Osborne

Joseph Osborne

Rebecca Osborne

Increase Osborne

Benjamin Osborne

-------------------- Sex: Male Father: Jeremy Osborn Mother: Joan Wyborne Birth: 4 Apr 1594 Ashford, Kent, England Death: 26 Nov 1677 Easthampton, Suffolk, NY Immigration: 1659 to Maryland from Ashford, Kent, England (with his wife and son, probably)

Family 1 Spouse/Partner: Mary Goatley b. 1600 d. 1688 Marriage: 18 Jan 1622 Ashford, Kent, England Children:

 Stephen Osborne  b. 24 Feb 1634 d. Jul 1698  

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immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts 26 June 1637 and in 1638, Thomas helped to found the town of New Haven, Connecticut

--------------------------------------------- Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley Pennsylvania By John W. Jordan, LL.D. – Volume I - 1913

Thomas Osborne, the pioneer ancestor of this family, from Maidenstone, England, was a brother of Richard Osborne, and was also at New Haven among the early settlers. In 1650 he removed to East Hampton, Long Island. He was a land owner in East Hampton and in 1687 conveyed all his remaining lands to his son Benjamin, returned to his old home at New Haven, and died there.

Thomas was also a tanner.

Children: Benjamin, Thomas, John and Jeremiah. -------------------- Birth: Apr. 4, 1594 Ashford Kent, England Death: Nov. 26, 1677 Long Island City Queens County New York, USA

Thomas Osborn of County Kent, England

Thomas Osborn had a family of five boys, and rather than see his sons grow up to go off the war, he decided to face the dangers of an unknown world. Therefore, he left England with his family and sailed to America, just in time to escape the First Bishop's War in 1637-38.
He was born in 1594, the son of Jeremy Osborn and Jhoane Wyborn, and married Mary Goatley on January 18, 1621. By that time, Queen Elizabeth I was dead and James was the reigning monarch of England and Scotland. The couple had six children, all boys, but only five were alive when they left for the new world.
Clouds of war began to gather over England. It's likely that Thomas and Mary agonized over leaving England. He was 43 years old, but he knew that in America, his sons would not be required to fight in battles of religious wars. Thomas understood such a war was cruel. He told of its horrors in such gripping language that his descendants 10 generations later shivered when they heard and passed the stories along.
The Osborns were hardly alone in their desire to leave for America. The emigrating company were determined to stay together once in the new land and form a community. Before they sailed, so many people wanted to emigrate with the party, it became necessary to hire another vessel to accompany the main ship, The Hector. It is believed the ships sailed from London sometime after April 12, 1637. As such, their cargo would not only include clothing, bedding, food, tools, arms and ammunition, but a variety of seed as well. Neat cattle and goats were usually taken on board and sometimes horses. Ships of that day usually carried 100 passengers and their cargo.
The story of that voyage, handed down through the Kentucky branch of the family, is that the Osborns brought sheep with them from England. Further, the voyage was one of suffering before its arrival in Boston on June 26 of 1637.
As the voyage neared its end, someone described The Hector and her consort as they neared land. "This evening we saw the new moon more than half an hour after sunset, being much smaller than it is at any time in England." Four days later, the ships were anchored in Boston and the weary voyagers went ashore to be greeted by friends who feasted them with good venison, pastry and beer. Some of the company went to gather fine strawberries, the records show.
Boston in its infancy welcomed all Puritans. But those who landed that June 26 received an unusually warm welcome because most of those onboard were men of wealth, education and influence. Every effort was made to persuade them to settle in the Bay Colony. Few did, however.
The following April, most sailed from Boston in a heavily ladened sloop, rounding the eastern point of Connecticut and stopping at New Haven Harbor. They met together and formed a provisional government, patterned after the Mayflower agreements. New Haven is a port of entry on an extensive plain extending four miles from Long Island Sound. The colony was first called Quinnipac for the river marking its eastern boundary. Town lots were assigned on the basis of wealth and size of family. First, each settler built a house, then a barn. After these buildings were constructed, fences were erected to enclose each family's property. Each family was allotted four acres of planting ground per family member, and one acre beyond the East River.
By 1643, Thomas Osborn's family included five boys. His entire estate was rated at $300, including 30 acres of land in the first division, six acres on the "neck," 18 acres of meadows and 72 acres of land in the second division. He paid one pound, 1 shilling annually for the land.
He didn't live on his original lot very long. He occupied a house and tanyard on the south side of George Street in Quinnipac, facilities that were better suited for his work as a colony tanner.
Even though Thomas was not a very good tanner, he was known by the title of "Goodman Osborn" and Mary was called "Goody Osborn." They participated in the life of the community which seemed to revolve around the church. They had assigned seats in the church. Furthermore, Thomas was also a member of the court. 
After they arrived in Connecticut, the Osborns had three more children, two girls and another son. Records also tell of a Richard Osborn of New Haven as a brother of Thomas, but there is no documented proof other than that the two men arrived on the ships at the same time.
Word passed through the colony that on April 29, 1648, Theophilus Eaton, Governor of the colony, and Edward Hopkins, Governor of Connecticut, had bought East Hampton, Long Island, from the natives. Soon thereafter, Thomas and Mary began to talk about moving to this "new land." Accordingly, Thomas secured a grant of land for a new homestead in East Hampton. By 1650, the family was in residence on Long Island. He was 56 years old at the time.
Thomas became an early associate of East Hampton. He was one of the first nine pioneers of 1649. He also secured land for his Easthampton homestead, apparently on March 7, 1650. In 1653, the town of East Hampton built and thatched a church, located on the east side of the present cemetery. Thomas' family lived in a small thatched roof house on the west side of the street, about a quarter mile from the church. He was elected town constable in October of 1653, continuing his heavy involvement in community affairs.
Thomas owned his home lot of 20 acres, and various plots of land in East Hampton. He also owned 7 oxen, 6 cows, 4 three year old horses, 3 two year olds, 5 yearlings, 2 horses, 6 swine and 6 sheep. Total value—166 pounds, 10 shillings.
He continued to prosper in East Hampton. He began deeding his property to his sons, and died sometime in his 90s, about or before 1688, according to a land record kept by John Chatfield. 

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Parents:
 Jeremy Heiremy Osborne (1570 - 1620)
 Jhoane Wyborne Osborne (1571 - 1620)

Spouse:
 Mary Goatley Osborne (1600 - 1687)*

Children:
 Stephen Osborne (1634 - 1698)*
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Burial: Cremated, Other.


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Created by: Rita Osborne Record added: Jul 30, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 94476974 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94476974

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1594
April 4, 1594
Ashford, Kent, England
April 4, 1594
Ashford, Kent, England
April 4, 1594
Ashford, Kent, England
1620
1620
Age 25
North Carolina, United States
1622
January 18, 1622
Age 27
Ashford, Kent, England
November 6, 1622
Age 28
Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1624
March 20, 1624
Age 29
Ashford, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1627
July 15, 1627
Age 33
England
1631
July 31, 1631
Age 37
Ashford, Kent, England
1634
February 24, 1634
Age 39
Ashford, Kent, England