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Osbornes from Merriott to New South Wales, Australia
Information & Photographs on this page are courtesy of Peter Scott.
|William Osborne emigrated to New South Wales, arriving at Sydney 23 July 1857 by the ship “Alfred” with his wife, Hannah Sweet, herself an Osborne descendant. A cousin, Joseph Osborne (1827 – 1898) was also on board with his wife Mary Ann Lawrence. In 1858 William’s uncle, aunt & cousins arrived as assisted immigrants – Luke & Sarah (nee Osborne) Lawrence. [See: Lawrence to Australia]
Photo: William Osborne, taken about 1905, courtesy of Peter Scott.
Photo: courtesy of Peter Scott.
Joseph (aka Henry Joseph) Osborne was baptised in Merriott on 13th May 1827, the son of Joseph Osborne & Sarah Gill. He married Mary Ann Lawrence in Merriott in 1854. Mary Ann was the daughter of Charles Lawrence & Mary Geep, and had been baptised in Merriott in 1832. The couple emigrated to New South Wales in 1857 on board the Alfred, along with
William & Hannah Osborne mentioned above. Henry, born about 1868, son of this couple, returned to Merriott where he is noted in the 1890 census.
Descendants of Henry Joseph Osborne
1 Henry Joseph Osborne b: in Merriott, Somerset, England. Baptism: 13 May 1827 All Saints, Merriott, Somerset, England d: 1898. Census: 1841 Gardener; Lower Street, Merriott,
Somerset with sister Martha.
.. +Mary Ann Lawrence b: Bef. 1 Jan 1832 in Merriott, Somerset, England Baptism: 1 Jan 1832 All Saints, Merriott, Somerset, England m: 11 Feb 1854 in All Saints, Merriott, Somerset, England Census: 1851 Glover; Lower Street, Merriott
….. 2 Minnie Osborne b: 1862 d: 1912
……… +George Butler m: 1879
….. 2 Charles T Osborne b: 1864 in Newcastle, New
….. 2 Rachel Osborne b: 1867 d: 1949
……… +Walter Owers m: 1888
….. 2 Henry Osborne b: Abt. 1868 d: 1899, aged 30 years; Broadway, Merriott. Census: 1891 Market Gardener; Lower St, Merriott Burial: 24 Jul 1899 All Saints, Merriott, Somerset
……… +Ellen Lawrence b: 5 Apr 1869 in Merriott, Somerset, England Baptism: 13 Jun 1869 All Saints, Merriott, Somerset, England m: 9 Aug 1890 in All Saints, Merriott, Somerset, England d: aged 56 years; Lower St, Merriott, Somerset. Census 1: 1871 2 years; Higher St, Merriott. Census 2: 1881 11 years; Scholar; Beadon’s Lane, Merriott. Census 3: 1891 Shirt Ironer; Lower St, Merriott. Burial: 11 Jul 1925 All Saints, Merriott, Somerset
Samuel Osborne & Susan Lawrence married in 1856 on Guernsey in the Channel Islands, returned to Merriott in time to baptise their son Samuel on 11 October 1857, and then emigrated to New South Wales in 1858. This Samuel Osborne tragically drowned in the Williams River in 1864 at a little place called Seaham, just upstream from Raymond Terrace.
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