Thomas Osborne, 15941677 (aged 83 years)

Thomas /Osborne/
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Birth April 4, 1594 24 22
MarriageMary GoatleyView this family

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Wilmeth
February 8, 1600 (aged 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Osborne
October 12, 1611 (aged 17 years)
Death of a fatherJeremy Osborne
February 8, 1620 (aged 25 years)
Death of a motherJhoane Wyborne
February 8, 1620 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonThomas Osbond
November 6, 1622 (aged 28 years)
Death November 26, 1677 (aged 83 years)
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Birth: February 4, 1570 27 32Kent, England
Death: February 8, 1620Kent, England
Birth: July 7, 1571Kent, England
Death: February 8, 1620Middlesex, England
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Birth: April 4, 1594 24 22Kent, England
Death: November 26, 1677Queens Co., New York, USA
Family with Mary Goatley
Birth: April 4, 1594 24 22Kent, England
Death: November 26, 1677Queens Co., New York, USA
Birth: January 1600Kent, England
Death: May 2, 1687Suffolk Co., New York, USA
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Birth: November 6, 1622 28 22Kent, England
Death: September 23, 1712Suffolk Co., New York, USA
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Thomas Osborn, bp. Apr. 1594/5 in Ashford, co. Kent, England, died in East Hampton, L.L. between 1677 and 1686' mar. Ashford, 18 Jan 1621 to Mary Goatley. He was the son of Jeremy and Joan (Wybourne) Osborne, and was the grandson of Thomas and Wilmeth Osborne. The Osborne family lived in and near Maidstone, England; the earliest record appears in a will dated 1404, but it is known that the wife of King Egbert was an Osborne. Thomas1 Osborne owned land in Hingham, Mass., before 1635; moved to Windsor, Conn., before the Pequot Was of 1637, in which he served; was an original settler of New Haven in 1638; removed 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 Osburne, Sr., of East Hampton, tanner, deeded his house and tanyard in New Haven to his son Jeremiah Osburne, tanner, of New Haven. In 1677 Thomas, Sr., gave his house and home lot in East Hampton to his son Benjamin. He 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. The children of Thomas and Mary Osborne, the first five born in Ashford, Eng., the rest in New Haven, Conn., were:

  1. Thomas2, bp. 24 Nov 1622, D. East Hamption, L. L. 25 Sept 1712; M. 1)Elizabeth and had son Thomas3 who died young, and Jonathan and Bezalell: m. 2)Mary, daughter. Robert and Jane Bond of East Hampton, and had Joseph3, b. 1660, Daniel, B. 1665, and Abigail, b. 1671 (who m. 1691 Samuel Filer).
  2. Jeremiah2, bp. 20 Mar 1624, d. New Haven 26 Apr. 1676
  3. Richard, bp. 15 July 1637, d. Jan 1628
  4. John, bp. 31 July 1631, d. ca. 1687 in Wainscott, L.L., a town of which he was a first settler; m. Marian who d. 1704 and had six sons, viz., Thomas, b. 4 Aug 1660, d. 23 June 1745; John, b. 19 Apr 1661, d. 25 June 1738; Ephraim, b. 1666, d. 6 July 1744; Caleb, d. 1711; Edward; James. Thomas's line is continued in Rattray.
  5. Stephen, bp. 24 Feb 1633, d. Elizabethtown, N.J., 1698; m. Sarah Stanborough of Southhampton L.L. "as one of the founders of Elizabethtown."
  6. Joseph, b. New Haven ca. 1642, d. Elizabethtown, N.J., after 1707: m. Priscilla Rogers of Newark, N.J. He was one of the original Associates of Elizabethtown in 1665.
  7. Rebecca, bp. 23 Oct 1642, d. East Hampton 1704
  8. Increase, bp. 5 Feb 1643
  9. Benjamin, bp. 3 Jan 1646, d. East Hampton, 27 Feb 1721 Married and had a name named Benjamin who removed to "East Jersie".

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.