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Mary Osgood (Clements)

Also Known As: "May"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: October 27, 1710 (69-77)
Andover, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Robert Clements, Sr.; Robert Clements; Elizabeth Lydia Clements and Lydia Clements
Wife of Capt. John Osgood
Mother of Lt. John Osgood; Hannah Osgood; Mary Osgood; Timothy Osgood; Lydia Frye and 8 others
Sister of Job Clements; Lydia (Abigail) Clements; John Clements; Robert Clements; Abraham Clements and 3 others

Occupation: at age 5 left behind in England. re-joined family in 1652, spent 3 months in jail for Salem witch trials
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About Mary Osgood

Capt John Osgood married, November 15, 1653, Mary Clement, of Andover, born about 1637, eighth and youngest child of Robert Clement, an immigrant from England, who came from Coventry, Warwickshire, about 1652 or 1653. She was indicted for witchcraft in 1692, and was living in 1695.

They had twelve children, among whom were sons John, Timothy, Peter and Samuel.

I was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials and spent three months in prison. See:

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Mary Clements1 F, #366322, b. circa 1637 Last Edited=12 Jan 2010

    Mary Clements was born circa 1637.1 She was the daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia (?).2 She married John Osgood.1
     Her married name became Osgood.

Citations [S47] BIFR1976 page 246. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47] [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Mary Clements Found 10 Records, 9 Photos and 1,115,345 Family Trees Born in Leicestershire, England on 1627 to Robert Clements and Lydia Drummer. Mary married John Osgood and had 12 children. She passed away on 1710 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, New England. Family Members Parents Robert Clements 1595-1658 Lydia Drummer 1597-1642 Spouse(s) John Osgood 1637-1693 Children Hannah Osgood 1674-1674 Mehitable Osgood 1668-1752 Timothy Osgood 1660-1748 John Osgood 1658-1681 Mary Osgood 1656-1740 Timothy Osgood 1659-1748 Lydia Osgood 1661-1741 Peter Osgood 1663-1730 Samuel Osgood 1664-1717 Sarah Osgood 1675-1724 Ebenezer Osgood 1678-1680 Clement Osgood 1680-1680


Mary Clement Osgood Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Birth: 1637 Ansley Warwickshire, England Death: Oct. 27, 1710 Andover Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Accused and imprisoned for being a witch during the Salem witch trials. She was released from prison 4-6 months later.

“Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts” William Richard Cutter Published in 1908

John Osgood, son of John, born in England, probably 1630, died in Andover, Massachusetts, August 31, 1693.

He married at Haverhill, November 15, 1653, Mary, daughter of Rev Robert Clements, of Haverhill, who came from London in 1642.

She was of the unfortunates suspected of witchcraft in the great delusion of 1692, was examined in Salem before John Hawthorne and other “Majestie’s Justices”, September 8, 1692, confessed, and was indicted January 1693, but recanted before Increase Mather.

After about four months imprisonment at Salem, she and four others were released upon petition of Mr Dudly Bradstreet.

John Osgood lived in Andover in the house his father left him, and where the first recorded town meeting was held, March 1656. He was active in the militia, being Sergeant, 1658-61; Lieutenant, 1666-75-77-80; Captiain 1683. He was innholder 1689; served frequently as selectman, holding that office in 1668-69 and 1689-90. As he had been imprisoned for nine or ten days by Sir Edmund Andros, without warrant, during the opposition of his imposition of taxes, in August or September 1687, he was very popular among the townspeople of Andover.

His Children: 1 - John, born in Andover, September 14, 1654 2 - Mary, born in Andover, November 27, 1656; Married July 1680, John Aslett 3 - Timothy, born August 2, 1659; Married Deborah Poor 4 - Lydia, born August 10, 1661; Married James, son of John Frey of Andover 5 - Peter, born in Andover, August 30, 1663 6 - Samuel, born in Andover, March 10, 1665 7 - Sarah, born in Andover, April 7, 1667, died april 22, 1667 8 - Mehitable, born in Andover, March 4, 1671, died January 14, 1691; Married April 25, 1688, Daniel Poor, brother of Deborah, Timothy Osgood’s wife 9 - Hannah, born in Andover, May 30, 1674, died August 3, 1674 10 - Sarah, born in Andover, November 4, 1675; Married Thomas Perley 11 - Ebenezer, born in Andover, October 4, 1678, died August 18, 1780 12 - Clement, born in Andover, October 12, 1680, died November 18, 1680

Mary Clements Osgood (1637?-1710) - Born in England in 1637, her father was Robert Clements. When her father immigrated to the America in 1642, five year-old Mary was left with relatives. She later joined her father who was serving as a magistrate in Haverhill. When she married John Osgood, Jr. in November, 1653, her father performed the ceremony. Of Andover, John Osgood was a man of prominence, who had served thirty years in military service in which he had attained the rank of captain, was one of the first settlers in Andover and a church founder, was the first representative to the General Court from Andover, and owned a considerable amount of land. The couple would have one daughter they named Constance. Though Mary was described as a remarkably pious and good woman, she was accused of witchcraft. When she was examined, she was 68 years old. Though it is known that she spent some time in jail, she was later released, probably on bond. Her husband died on August 21, 1693. Mary lived until October 27, 1710. (from

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Mary Osgood's Timeline

Coventry, Warwickshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 4
September 13, 1654
Age 17
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 18
November 27, 1656
Age 19
Andover, Essex, MA
August 10, 1659
Age 22
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 20, 1661
Age 24
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
August 30, 1663
Age 26
Andover, Essex, MA
March 10, 1665
Age 28
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States