Richard Knight Osborne, 15131581 (aged 68 years)

Richard Knight /Osborne/
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Richard Knight
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Birth 1513
MarriageJane BroughtonView this family

Birth of a sonThomas Osborne
April 18, 1542 (aged 29 years)
Death of a wifeJane Broughton
1570 (aged 57 years)
Death August 11, 1581 (aged 68 years)
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Birth: 1513Kent, England
Death: August 11, 1581Kent, England
Birth: 1514 30 25Buckinghamshire, England
Death: 1570Kent, England
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Birth: April 18, 1542 29 28Kent, England
Death: October 12, 1611Kent, England
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"Discovering a genius for mercantile affairs, which about that time beganto flourish, he was put apprentice to Sir William Hewet, of the Clothworkers Company, one of the most considerably Merchants in London, and possessed of an Estate of 6,000 pounds a year. "And whilst he living in that capacity, Sir William's only child, Anne, having been accidentally dropped...from the window of his house on London-Bridge, into the Thames, almost beyond expectation of being saved, he immediately leadped into the river and brought her safe out. "Sir Edwards afterwards had the said Anne in marriage, and with her got an Estate in the Parish of Barking in Essex, together with lands in the parishes of Wales and Harthill in Yorkshire. "Sir Edward 'dwelled in Philpott Lane in Sir William Hewett's house,' according to the list of "Mayors of London in the tyme of Queen Elizabeth." He was Sheriff of London in 1575, and Lord Mayor in 1582, when he was Knighted at Westminster. He served in Parliament for the City of London, 1585. p. 253, Vol. I, "Brigish Family Antiquity" by William Playfair. As the host of another dinner, held on the abandoned Ship Pelican,in which Sir Francis Drake visited the New World, Charles Kingsley has immoralized Osborne in fiction. "The Lord Mayor is giving a dinner to certain Gentleman of the Leicester House Party, who are intereted in foreign discoveries;and what place so fit for such a feast as the Pelican itself? "At the head of the table sits the Lord Mayer, whom all readers will recognize at once, for he is none other than that famous Sir Edward Osborne, clothworker, and ancestor of the Duke of Leeds, whose romance is in every one's hands. He is aged, but not changed, since he leaped from the window upon London Bridge into the roaring tide below, to rescue the infant who is now his wife. The chivalry and promptitude of the 'prentice boy have grown and hardened into the thoughful daring of the wealthy Merchant Adventurer. There he sits, a right kindlyman, with my Lord Earl of Cumberland to his right hand, and Walter Releigh on his left..."Westward Ho!" Charles Kingsley, Chapter XVI