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Osbornes in late 17th and 18th Century Merriott

Earliest Records

The Osbornes arrived in Merriott towards the end of the 17th century. The first Parish Register record was the baptism of Mary, daughter of Alexander Osborne, born in Norton Sub Hamdon, and his wife Mary in 1692.   The surname was sometimes spelt OSBAND during the 18th century.  The baptism of Alexander & Mary’s first son Alexander (born about 1687)  does not appear in the Merriott records.

Alexander can be found in the lists of the The Monmouth Rebellion, as a “rebel, not taken”, abode Merriott – so he must have been living in Merriott by 1685, and must have escaped capture, otherwise he would have appeared on other records and presumably been sentenced to death or transportation to the West Indies.

Virtually every person of surname OSBORNE living in Merriott in the 19th century has been shown to  a descendent of Alexander & Mary.   OSBORNEs of Merriott have emigrated to many different locations throughout the world.

There are still OSBORNEs in Merriott, descended from Alexander & Mary.   Just as well Alexander was “not taken” during the Monmouth Rebellion, or there would be a lot fewer OSBORNEs in the world today!

Late 17th, and 18th Century Records

MARRIAGES

MALES – 16 FEMALES – 15
20 June 1706 Thomas Osborne ( Spelt Osband) of Crewkerne m Elizabeth Taylor
30 November 1721 William Osborne m Mary Bartlet
28 June 1736 Alexander Osborne of Merriott m Joan Rousel, of Merriott
17 January 1755 John Osborne (Norton sub Hamdon) m Elizabeth Innet
12 February 1759 John Osborne m Martha Mash
25 August 1760 Samuel Osborne m Catherine Osborne
15 April 1774 Alexander Osborne m Elizabeth Stone
2 October 1786 Joseph Osborne Elizabeth Douch
17 May 1787 Henry Osborne m Mary Mitchell
28 August 1787 James Osborne m Parthenia Higgins
28 August 1787 John Osborne m Ann Pattemore
23 August 1789 Abraham Osborne (Spelt Osband) m Prudence Lawrence
25 October 1790 George Osborne ( Spelt Osband) m Martha England
21 May 1792 Samuel Osborne m  Tamsin Sweet
5 September 1799 George Osborne m Joan Lawrence
6 May 1800 Henry Osborne m Elizabeth Higgins

9 April 1744 Mary Osborne of Merriott m James Churchill (of Crewkerne)
14 August 1748 Mary Osborne m Thomas Mogridge (Dowlish?)
8 October 1756 Susanna Osborne m William Eason
25 August 1760 Catherine Osborne m Samuel Osborne
20 August 1771 Elizabeth Osborne m William Chant
24 May 1773 Ann Osborne m John Mitchell
29 October 1776 Charity Osborne Spelt Osband m Joseph Butcher (Chard)
19 August 1777 Jane Osborne Spelt Osband m William Lang (Lopen)
1 August 1777 Joan Osborne m Robert Pattemore
23 December 1782 Susanna Osborne m William Mitchell
1 September 1784 Mary Osborne m Samuel Gange
19 September 1785 Sarah Osborne m Alexander Mitchell
28 September 1791 Catharine Osborne Samuel Sweet
2 July 1797 Joan Osborne m John Sweet
4 September 1800 Elizabeth Osborne m Thomas Dight

BAPTISMS (or Burials where indicated)

Alexander & Mary OSBORNE Baptism  30 March 1690 Mary
Baptism  16 October? 1693 Elizabeth
Birth 22 March 1698 William
Baptism  25 March 1698 William
Baptism  9 September 1711 John
Alexander & Martha OSBORNE Baptism 14 September 1713 Ann
Baptism  1 November 1715 Alexander
Baptism  28 September 1718 Mary
Baptism  24 August 1721 Elizabeth
Baptism  20 September 1726 James
Burial  12 July 1730 James
Baptism  12 August 1730 James
William & Mary (nee Bartlet) OSBORNE Baptism  31 August 1722 William
Baptism 11 July 1725 Susanna
Baptism  13 August 1727 Mary
Baptism  23 September 1733 Sam
Baptism  8 March 1736 Sara
Baptism 14 May 1738 George
Alexander & Joan (nee Rousel)  OSBORNE Baptism  18 February 1736 Kathrine
Baptism  8 April 1739 Alexander
Baptism  1 February 1740 Martha
Baptism  16 August 1743 Eliz
Baptism  30 March 1746 Ann
Baptism  3 January 1749 Susannah
Baptism  27 October 1751 Henry
Baptism  27 October 1751 James
Baptism  25 August 1754 Joan
William & Mary (nee Lane)  OSBORNE Baptism  17 August 1746 Sarah
Baptism  16 April 1750 Jane
Baptism  3 March 1754 Thomas
Burial 17 March 1754 Thomas
Baptism  15 June 1755 Marget
Baptism 20 May 1759 Mary
Baptism  4 September 1763 Liddy?
Burial  8 December 1768 William
Mary OSBORNE Baptism 30 August 1741 Ann (a Base Child)
Mary OSBORNE Baptism 22 December 1754 Sarah White
Mary OSBORNE Burial 4 January 1756 Charity
Mary OSBORNE Burial 25 September 1768 Sarah BB
James & Mary OSBORNE Baptism  26 March 1754 Mary
Baptism  4 December 1755 Charity
Baptism  30 September 1756 Charity
Baptism  14 May 1758 James
Baptism  7 April 1760 Joan
Baptism  24 June 1762 Martha
Burial  14 October 1763 Martha
Baptism  22 January 1764 Martha
Baptism  22 June 1766 Ruth
John & Elizabeth (nee Innet)  OSBORNE Baptism  27 July 1755 Thomas
Baptism  22 February 1761 Susannah
Baptism  4 September 1763 George
Baptism  2 February 1766 John
Baptism  22 July 1770 Jane
Burial  15 June 1773 Jane
Samuel & Katharine/ Catharine ( nee Osborne)
OSBORNE
Baptism  21 June 1761 Katherine
Baptism  7 August 1763 Samuel
Burial  14 September 1763 Katherine
Baptism 21 July 1765 John
Baptism  16 August 1767 Katharine
Baptism  21 September 1769 William
Baptism  15 October 1771 Mary
Baptism  15 October 1771 Susannah
Baptism  14 March 1773 Joan
Burial  21 October 1773 Mary
Burial  5 May 1774 Mary
Baptism  25 June 1775 Alexander
Baptism 25 June 1775 Martha
Burial  23 July 1775 Martha
Baptism 7 February 1777 Henry
Burial  25 May 1779 Ann
George & Sarah OSBORNE Baptism  20 September 1772 Ruth
Baptism  17 December 1775 Mary
Baptism 17 October 1775 Mary
Burial  4 December 1776 Ruth
Baptism  13 May 1778 Ruth 
Alexander & Elizabeth (nee Stone) OSBORNE Baptism  16 March 1775 Alexander
Baptism  18 August 1776 Elizabeth
Baptism 11 February 1778 James
Burial 28 November 1779 Ann
Baptism 1 December 1780 Martha
Baptism 29 October 1782 Henry
Baptism 26 August 1785 Richard
Baptism 7 June 1787 John
Baptism 17 February 1790 Joan
Baptism 26 October 1791 Joseph

Note: Alexander noted as a Pauper in 1791
Mary OSBORNE Baptism 21 February 1780 George Groves, BC
Lucy OSBORNE Burial  16 September 1783 John Baptism  21 April 1794 Mary, BC

Note: Lucy noted as a Pauper in 1794.
Sarah OSBORNE Baptism 22 August 1784 Alexander, BC
Joseph & Elizabeth (nee Douch) OSBORNE Baptism  21 January 1787 Ruth
Baptism  25 May 1789 Sarah
Baptism  6 March 1791 Joseph
Baptism  23 December 1792 Joseph
Baptism  4 June 1795 Mary

Note: Joseph noted as a Pauper in 1792.
John & Ann (nee Pattemore) OSBORNE Baptism 4 May 1788 John
Baptism 25 May 1789 Ann
Baptism 25 December 1791 Susannah
Baptism 1 June 1794 Catharine
Baptism 9 March 1796 Samuel
Note: John noted as a Pauper in 1791 and 1794.
Abraham & Prudence (nee Lawrence)  OSBORNE Baptism  16 May 1790 Susanna
Baptism  8 March 1793 Job
Baptism  27 November 1796 Hannah    
Baptism  9 April 1798 Hannah
Baptism  6 September 1801 Susanna
Note: Abraham noted as a Pauper in 1793
James & Parthenia (nee Higgins) OSBORNE Baptism  29 June 1794 James Baptism 4 September 1796 Parthenia
Baptism  4 October 1798 James
Henry & Mary (nee Mitchell) OSBORNE Baptism 3 January 1796 Isaac
Baptism 25 December 1787 Hannah
Baptism 25 December 1788 Ann
Baptism 17 May 1790 Robert
Baptism 13 January 1793 Hannah
Thomas & Jane OSBORNE Baptism  6 March  1796 George
Lydia OSBORNE Baptism 23 June 1799 John, BC

BURIALS

MALES – 17 FEMALES – 24
25 December 1714 Alexander Osborne
1 March 1768 Alexander Osborne
12 May 1793 Alexander Osborne
2 June 1793 Alexander Osborne Pauper
29 December 1784 George Osborne
28 April 1795 George Osborne
26 March 1797 George Osborne
21 June 1787 James Osborne
26 April 1796 James Osborne Spelt Osborn
17 March 1797 James Osborne
2 May 1773 John Osborne
7 November 1791 John Osborne Pauper
1 December 1791 John Osborne Pauper
29 July 1797 Joseph Osborne
27 May 1798 Samuel Osborne
7 May 1766 William Osborne
6 November 1768 William Osborne
28 July 1745 Ann Osborne
24 June 1798 Ann Osborne nee Pattemore
21 February 1794 Elizabeth Osborne
30 April 1797 Hanna Osborne
12 April 1792 Hannah Osborne
2 October 1741 Jane Osborne
29 October 1779 Joan Osborne
29 January 1789 Joan Osborne Spelt Osband
6 July 1779 Katharine Osborne
26 October 1758 Martha Osborne
20 April 1783 Martha Osborne
8 December 1793 Martha Osborne
11 August 1735 Mary Osborne
6 December 1761 Mary Osborne
26 December 1768 Mary Osborne (Widow)
19 January 1779 Mary Osborne
24 April 1787 Mary Osborne
26 August 1792 Mary Osborne Pauper
8 August 1742 Sarah Osborne
7 July 1782 Sarah Osborne
25 September 1796 Sarah Osborne Spelt Osborn
18 February 1781 Susanna Osborne
24 April 1787 Susanna Osborne
7 May 1797 Susanna Osborne 

The Somerset Record Office holds the following item:
DDSB/31/8.   Miscellaneous litigation papers, including Rodbard v Osborne over Merriott ejectment and Merriott manor lease (Osborne, 1772).   [Ejectment – Wikipedia – Common law term for civil action to recover the possession of and title to land]


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