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Christopher Brockwell Osgood, III

Birthplace: UK, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 10, 1650 (39-47)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Christopher Osgood, II and Elizabeth Osgood
Husband of Mary Sarah Dalton Osgood and Margery Osgood
Father of Mary S. Lowell; John Everard Osgood; William Osgood; Abigail Wilson; Elizabeth Osgood and 6 others
Brother of Sargent John Osgood; Margaret Osgood; Richard Osgood; Robert Osgood; Peter Osgood and 2 others

Occupation: Came to America in March 1633/34, Sailed on "Mary and John" Captain Sayres of London, Brickmaker
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About Christopher Brockwell Osgood, III

Another birthdate listed is 5/23/1615 (2017 note).

'Christopher OSGOOD was born on 25 MAY 1607 in England. He died after 1650 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Christopher and John OSGOOD that came to New England were not brothers.

[Osgood Genealogy, by Ira Osgood).

Parish register of St. Mary's in Marlborough, Wilts, England, begins in 1602, is found the following:

Baptized, 1632/33 March 17, Mary, daughter of christopher Osgood.

Married, 1632, April 21, Christopher Osgood and Mary Everatt.

Married, 1633, July 28, Christoper Osgood and Margery Fowler

Buried, 1633, april 21, Mary Osgood.

It would appear from the register of St. Mary's that Christopher Osgood lost his first wife soon after the birth of his daughter Mary, and again married a few months after. On the 24th March 1633/34 his name occurs in the list of passengers of New England by the Mary and John, of london, who then took the oath of allegiance and supremacy, and the 6th May 1685, he was admitted freeman by the Massachuetts General Court. Christopher Osgood settled at Ipswich, shortly after his arrival in New England, and died there in 1650, leaving, it is aid, a widow Margery, and children , Mary, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Christopher born in 1643, After his death his widow Margery married her fellow townsman Thomas Coleman, who also came from Marlborough, Wilts.

[NEHGR (1866) Vol. 20, p.27, article by Osgood Flied]

Christopher, Ipswich, emigrated to this country in the ship "Mary & John", Capt. Sayres, of London, from Southampton, in March 1633/34, and settled in Andover, MA. (Savage Vol. 3; NEHGR, Vol. 13, p. 200,(1859) Vol. 36, p. 113, (1882))

On 5 Jan 1634/35 he received a grant from the town of Ipswich, of "four acres of meadow and marsh ground, the land side, lying northward of the Town, aand marsh is not limited," and 26 Jan 1634/35. " a Hill of ground containing 6 acres of land,' and in1635, "six acres of meadow towards of Neck, having Philip FOWLER east, and a Creek on the northwest, also six acres of planting ground upon the hill, on the north side of the Town, having Philip FOWLER on the east, and Robert ANDREWS on the west, and John CROSS on the south"Also upland beyond muddy river, forming northwest boundary of Philip FOWLER's. (The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)

On 16 May 1655 he took the Freeman's Oath.(Savage Vol. 3); NEHGR, Vol. 13, p. 200, (July 1859); The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)

In 1 Feb 1641/42 (1st, 12th mo.) he was of Ipswich, brickmaker, and deeds to Moses PENGRY land on north side of the river bounding southeast on Philip FOWLER's land. Wites, Philip FOWLER. (The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)

In 29 March 1642/43 (29th, 1st mo.) he was on Jury of Trials, at Ipswich Court, also 28 March 1648, (28th,1st mo.), and 26 March 1650(26th, 1st. mo.). (The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)

The date of his death has not been found. (The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)

Chirstopher OSGOOD will <Essex Co. Probate Bk. 1: 234>.

"I, Christopher OSGOOD of Ipswich, being weake in body, but of perfect understandins & memory, doe comitt my soule into the hands of my redeemer, & concering that little Estate the Lord hath lent mee, this is my last will & testament. First, I do give unto my oldest daught Mary OSGOOD, ten pounds, to be paid her or her assign at her day of mariage, & to my other three daughters, Abigail, Elizabeth & Deborah, five pounds to each of them, to be paid to them, and every of them, at or upon thier respective dayes of marriage. And to my sonne Chirstoper=OSGOOD, I do give my house and lands, to have & enjoy the same, at the age of two & twentie yeares. And my will is, that my beloved wife Margery OSGOOD, shal be sole executix of my will, & to enjoy the proffit & benefitt of my estate, during the minority of my children, as abovesaid. And lastly, I doe request and desire Mr. John NORTON, and Father Phillip FOWLER, to be overseers, that this my will be performed, according to the true intent thereof. In witness heere of, I have subscribed my hand, the nineteenth day of Aprill 1650.


I do also desire our respected Major (Daniel DENISON) to a joyne with Mr. NORTON & my Father.





Memorandum which was forgotten, my will is, that my oldest daughter marry not, without the desire of my wife & the consent of my overseers, & that my younger daughters, marry not without the consent of their mother & the advice of the overseers, if it may be had, and that their several protions be paid unto them when they shall attaine the age of twenty yeares, if they be not marryed before that age.


Proved by oath of Daniel ROLFR, the 10th of the 8th mo. 1659, per me, Robert LORD."

(NEHGR, Vol. 13, p. 200, (July 1859); The Fowler Family, A Genealogical Meuior 1590-1882, M. A. Stickney)


Occupation: Brickmaker.


Margaret and Christopher, came over in the same vessel as her parents,

"Mary and John," from London, 24 March 1634, and settled in Ipswich, MA.

Parents: Christopher OSGOOD and Elizabeth BROCKWELL.



Christopher OSGOOD and Mary EVERETT were married

on 21 APR 1632 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

SOURCE: FHL Number 950274; Marriage:

Mary EVERATT, Date: 21 Apr 1632; Recorded in: Saint Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

Children were: Mary OSGOOD.

Spouse: Margaret FOWLER.

Christopher OSGOOD and Margaret FOWLER were married

on 28 JUL 1633 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. SOURCE: FHL Number 950274; Marriage: Margery

TOWLLER, Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1633; Recorded in: Saint Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

Children were: Abigail OSGOOD, Elizabeth OSGOOD, Debrah OSGOOD,

Captain Christopher OSGOOD, Thomas OSGOOD.

Christopher Osgood (1606 - aft. 1650)

Christopher Osgood

Born 17 Apr 1606 in Newton Tony, Wiltshire, England

Son of Thomas Osgood and Margaret (Skeat) Osgood

Brother of Peter Osgood, Richard Osgood, William Osgood, Thomas Osgood, Hester Osgood and Elizabeth Osgood

Husband of Mary (Everett) Osgood — married 21 Apr 1632 in St Mary's, Marlboro, Wiltshire, England

Husband of Margaret (Fowler) Osborne — married 28 Jul 1633 in St. Mary's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

Father of Mary (Osgood) Lovejoy, William Osgood, Abigail (Osgood) Wilson, Elizabeth Osgood, Deborah (Osgood) Russ, Christopher Osgood II and Thomas Osgood

Died after 19 Apr 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay

Profile last modified 3 Nov 2019 | Created 21 Sep 2010

Christopher Osgood migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).


Christopher Osgood was born in the tiny village of Newton Tony, Wiltshire, England. He was baptized at St. Andrew's on 17 April 1606, the son of Thomas and Margaret Skeat Osgood. [1][2][3]

He married twice. His first wife was Mary Everatt of Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.[4]She died shortly after giving birth to their only child, Mary, who was baptized at St. Mary's Marlborough on 17 March 1632/3. Three months later Christopher married Margery Fowler.[5][6][7]

Christopher Osgood, Immigrant

Although Christopher Osgood married at the parish church of St. Mary's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, in 1632, he was not from that parish. Records uncovered by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG and published in 2009 show that he was baptized at Newton Tony, Wiltshire, England, on 17 April 1606, son of Thomas and Margaret (Skeat) Osgood.[5] New Evidence on Ancestors of Christopher Osgood II

In 1866 Osgood Field published notes on the Osgood family in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. In 1894 Ira Osgood and Eben Putnam expanded Field's work in a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Christopher and William Osgood. In 1940 John Insley Coddington summarized what was known at that time, in TAG. No new research has appeared until the TAG article by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, published 2009. [5] This profile of Christopher Osgood, and his ancestors, now reflect the new discoveries. Dellinger-332 Please see The American Genealogist Vol. 83, pages 51-58 (2008-2009), page 51 - 58, New Light on the English Background of the Osgoods of Essex county, Massachusetts, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, pages 51 through 58, for the discovery of evidence regarding the ancestors of Christopher Osgood II, immigrant to Ipswich Massachusetts in 1634. (The eight pages cannot be reproduced on WikiTree because of copyright issues.) Fiske goes on to show that the father of Christopher Osgood II, Thomas Osgood, was born about 1570, probably at Newton Tony, Wiltshire, and was buried there on 16 June 1634.[5] He married there on 13 July 1595, Margaret Sckett [Skeat], who was buried 1 May 1 May 1616.[5] Marriage

(1) Mary Everatt on 21 April 1632 St. Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. [8]She was buried there on 22 April 1633. [9]

(2) Margery Fowler, d/o Phillip Fowler, on 28 July 1633, at St. Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire[9][10] She married (2) Thomas Rowell soon after 24 Feb 1650/1 the date of their pre-nup agreement. She married (3) Thomas Coleman, and (4) by 1682 Thomas Osborne.


Christopher Osgood, having taken the Oaths of Supremacy & Allegiance came to the New World aboard the ship Mary & John of London, on a list date 24 March 1633/4 sailing from Southampton for New England, with Robert Sayres as master.[11]

Christopher Osgood of Marlborough, England emigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1633 with his second wife, Margaret Fowler. He settled on four acres of land, the center of which lies today at the intersection of Central, Hammett, and Manning Streets. Christopher had one child by his first wife, Mary Everatt. The child was named Mary and was born in England in 1633. Through his second wife he had five children born in America; Abigail, born 1636; Elizabeth, born 1638; Deborah, born 1640; Christopher, born 1643; and Thomas, born 1651. When Christopher died in 1650, the sons were taken in by the Family of John Osgood in Andover. This is another indication that these Osgoods were related. Christopher Osgood, the son, became a contributing member to the Town of Andover. He was a Captain in the Militia and was a Representative. His grandson, Ezekiel, settled the Town of Blue Hill, Maine, where he was deeded one-half of the Town. Many Osgoods still reside on the Blue Hill Peninsula.

The other son, Thomas, is not known after 1694. It is presumed that he migrated to South Carolina with his Family. There was a group that left from Dorchester, Massachusetts, about this time.

Christopher Osgood, with his wife Margaret Fowler, and her parents, Phillip and Mary Fowler, sailed together on the Mary & John, were among the earliest settlers of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and obtained adjoining land grants. [12] On 24 March 1633/4 Christopher and Margery, Mary Osgood, Margery's parents, and family, set sail aboard the Mary and John bound for New England.[13]

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Christopher was a brick-maker by trade. He was made a freeman on 6 May 1635, and he must have been a solid member of his church, a requirement for Freemanship.[13] He received a houselot and multiple plots of land over the course of his life. He served on the petit jury and the grand jury. Just as he was entering the prime of his life, he died. Christopher wrote his will on 19 April 1650 and it was proved in October of that same year.[13] All of his children were under age, his son Christopher Jr. was to inherit the bulk of his estate. His daughter Mary was to get 10 pounds on the day of her marriage, the younger daughters only five pounds each.

Christopher, a brick-maker, signed the freeman’s oath 6 May 1635. A resident of Ipswich, Massachusetts, he served on juries in 1642, 1645, 1648 and 1650. He received town grants of land in Ipswich, and also sold land.

Death & Will

Christopher Osgood died at Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 19 April 1650 - the date of his will, and 10 October 1650 - the date his will was proved. In it he left “my eldest daughter Mary Osgood ten pounds … at her day of marriage” ; to “my other three daughters, Abigail, Elizabeth and Deborah five pounds to each of them … at or upon their respective days of marriage” to “my son Christopher Osgood … my house & lands … at the age of two and twenty years”; “my beloved wife Margery Osgood shall be the sole executrix of this my will & to enjoy the profit & benefit of my estate during the minority of my children”. He requested Mr. John Norton “& my father Phillip Fowler to be overseers.” Apparently the estate of Christopher did not stretch to meet all the bequests he made, for Margery petitioned the court 15 Oct 1650, to help order and manage the estate, as closely to Christopher’s will as possible, and that herself and children may be most comfortably provided for. She refers to herself as "Margery Osgood, widow, of Ipswich", showing that Ipswich was the home of Christopher when he died. The court altered the legacies, oldest daughter to receive 8 pounds, instead of ten; second daughter to receive 4 pounds instead of five; and that the son Christopher pay his two youngest sisters 4 pounds each on their marriage.

Children of Christopher Osgood

By 1st wife Mary Everatt:

Mary Osgood, bp St. Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire 17 Mar 1632/3[9]. She m. at Ipswich 1 Jan 1651/2 John Lovejoy. By second wife Margery Fowler:

Abigail Osgood, b say 1636; m. at Ipswich 9 Sep. 1657 Shoreborne Wilson Christopher Osgood, b say 1638; m. (1) Salem 6 Dec 1663 Hannah Belknap; (2) Andover 27 May 1680 Hannah Barker; (3) Topsfield 21 Dec 1687 Sarah Reddington; (4) by 1692 Sarah _____ Elizabeth Osgood, b. say 1640; in father’s will of 19 April 1640, but not in mother’s will of 27 May 1673. Deborah Osgood, b. say 1643; m. Andover 28 Aug 1663 John Russ. Thomas Osgood, b. 1650 or 1651 (probably posthumous, as not mentioned in father’s will); m. Andover 22 May 1674, Susanna Lord. Sources

↑ Christofer Osgood 17 April 1606 son of Thomas at Newton Tony, Wiltshire, also Hester 29 May 1608 by subscription at: ↑ FreeReg. "basic search." Database. FreeReg. ( : accessed 30 January 2016); entry for marriage of Thomas and Margaret Sikett, 13 July 1595, St. Andrews, Newton, Tony ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 January 2016), Christofer Osgood, 17 Apr 1606; citing NEWTON TONEY, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,279,336. ↑ "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 January 2016), Christopher Osgood and Mary Everatt, 1632; citing Saint Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, reference 2:12RLDN7; FHL microfilm 950,274. ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Jane Fletcher Fiske, "New Light On The English Background Of The Osgoods of Essex County, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist, 83 (2008-2009) 51-58, digital image, American Ancestors ( : accessed 30 January 2016). ↑ "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 January 2016), Christopher Osgood and Margery Towller, 1633; citing Saint Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, reference 2:12RLF43; FHL microfilm 950,274.[ Margery's surname was Fowler] ↑ Marriage entry 28 July 1633 Osgood, Christopher Margery Fowller at Marlborough, Wiltshire (image 166) by subscription at: ↑ Marriage entry 21 April 1632 Osgood, Christopher Mary Everatt at Marlborough, Wiltshire (image 167) by subscription at: ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 “A Contribution to the History of the Family of Osgood.” The New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Vol 20 p27. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1866 ↑ Marriage entry 28 July 1633 Osgood, Christopher Margery Fowller at Marlborough, Wiltshire (image 166) by subscription at: ↑ Drake, Samuel G. Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England: Made in the Years 1858, 1859, and 1860. p 70. Boston: The New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Register, 1860 ↑ A genealogy of the descendants of John, Christopher and William Osgood, page 255 - 256 ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration 1634-1635. Vol V, M-P, 318, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), digital images, American Ancestors ( : accessed 30 January 2016), 321. Anderson, Robert Charles, Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-35, Vol. 5 M-P p 318-322, entry for Christopher Osgood Fiske, Jane Fletcher, F.A.S.G., The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) New Light on the English Background of the Osgoods of Essex County, Massachusetts, TAG Vol. 83, (2008) Part One, pages 51-58, (NOTE: See TAG 83:141 - 155 for Part Two, other branches of the Osgood family) See Also:

The New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Volume 9, Database online, (accessed 29 July 2015), extracted from Volumes 1055-1056 of American periodical series, 1800-1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, (Publisher: S.G. Drake, 1855). Transcription of the passenger list of the Mary & John showing Christopher Osgood's name next to that of his father-in-law Philip Fowler. Stickney, Matthew Adams. The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler of Ipswich, Mass. Ten Generations: 1590-1882. Salem: Mass.: Salem Press, 1883. (pp 11-19) Abbott, Lemuel Abijah,. Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass. : of his joint descendants with George Abbott, sr., of Andover, Mass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, of Providence, R.I., of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of Andover, Mass., of George Abbott, of Norwalk Ct., of Robert Abbott, of Branford Ct., with brief notes of many others of the name, original settlers in the United States. Boston: Abbott, 1906. Osgood, Ira, A genealogy of the descendants of John, Christopher and William Osgood, Internet Archive, compiler, Ira Osgood, (Salem, Mass., Salem Press, 1894), page 255 - 260, [cited by Robert Charles Anderson in The Great Migration V

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Christopher Brockwell Osgood, III's Timeline

May 25, 1607
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
May 25, 1615
Age 8
Wherwell, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
October 16, 1631
Wherwell, Hampshire, England
March 17, 1633
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Ipswich, Essex Co., Ma