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Margery Fowler, daughter of Philip Fowler and Mary, was baptized in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 25 May 1615. Mary Winsley, as mother of Margery, is only a possibility. Is there proof that she was Philip's wife and the mother of his children? B-404 17:29, 16 June 2014 (EDT)
Margaret (Fowler) Osgood and her husband Christopher Osgood came as passengers in the same vessel as her parents, on the Mary and John, from London 24 March 1633-4, and settled in Ipswich, Mass. 
Margery Fowler married first Christopher Osgood (his second marriage), on 28 July 1633, at St. Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire. He was the son of Christopher of Marlborough and grandson of Christopher of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. [p11]
- Children of Margaret & Christopher Osgood.
- Abigail Osgood, b say 1636; m. “Shove Willson” at Ipswich 9 Sep. 1657. Shoreborne Wilson, son of William,was born about 1637. Abigail Wilson was to receive £5 from the estate of her mother, then Margery Colman of Nantucket by deed dated 27 May 1673, it to be paid one year after her mother's decease.[p13]
- Christopher Osgood, b in Ipswich 1643; m. (1) Salem 6 Dec 1663 Hannah Belknap; (2) Andover 27 May 1680 Hannah Barker; (3) Topsfield 21 Dec 1687 Sarah Reddington; (4) by 1692 Sarah _____. He had sixteen children. He removed to Andover in 1665
- Elizabeth Osgood, b ___; was mentioned in her father's will dated 19 April 1650, but not living 24 Feb 1650/1 the last of the year, when her mother remarried.
- Deborah Osgood, b. ___; married John Ross 28 Aug 1663 in Andover.
- Thomas Osgood, b. 1650 or 1651 (probably posthumous, as not mentioned in father’s will); m. Andover 22 May 1674, Susanna Lord.
Margery Fowler remarried after the death of Christopher Osgood. She entered into a marriage covenant with Thomas Rowell early in 1651. The original covenant is on file in Essex Registry of Probate:
Know all men by these presents, yt I, Thomas Rowell of Salisbury, doe hereby covenant & make this agremt concerning Margere Ossgood, ye widdow of Christopher Ossgood of Ipswich, whoome, God willing, I intend to make my Lawfull wife & now being in perfect healthe, sense & memory, doe bind my selfe to the premisses following: Videly: As I take her to be my loving wife, soe I freely take her issue, being two sonnes & two daughters, as my one to endeavor to bring them upp, as a ffather ought to doe: & ffurther more I bind myselfe that the said Margere shall quiettly enjoy & posesse the halfe of my estate, which I shall be posessed withall when it shall please God to change my life, besides the part of portion of goods which I shall have with her, paying to the said issue there severall portons mentioned in there ffathers will, according to the appointed times, out of the said estate ,which I shall enjoy with her : In wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this 24th of ffebruary 1650. [p15, 16]
Thomas Rowell died in Andover 8 May 1662, his will was dated 24 Feb., 1650/1. Margaret administered his estate, 15 July 1670. At that time, with the consent of her current husband Thomas Coleman of Nantucket, she deeded to her son Christopher Osgood of Andover, joiner, “all that my parcel of upland lying and being on the north & west side of Shawshin River within the bounds of Andover” about 100 acres, except 15 acres and 2 ½ acres of meadow land which she kept for herself to use.
- Child of Thomas and Margaret Fowler Osgood Rowell:
Widow Margaret Fowler Osgood Rowell, married third, prior to 1670, her fellow townsman Thomas Coleman or Coultman, as his third wife. He was born in 1602, came from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England in the James, which arrived at Boston, 3 June 1635, and settled in Newbury, Mass the same year. He was one of the partners or purchasers of one twentieth part of the island of Nantucket in 1659. Thomas Coleman died in Nantucket before 1682.
27 May 1673, Margery Coleman of Nantucket, and formerly of Andover, granted her son Thomas Ossgood of Newury “libety to take into his possession my dwelling house barn, outhouses, yards, garden, orchard and the land about it or belonging thereunto both upland & meadow wherein I lately dwelled in my former husband Thomas Rowell his time which house & land in now in the occupation of Christopher Ossgood … provided always that the said Thomas Ossgood shall pay or cause to be paid unto my son Jacob Rowell the full sum of twenty-nine pounds ten shillings when he comes to age of twenty-one years, according to the order of court, and also five pounds apiece to my two daughters, Abigail Wilson and Deborh Russ”
8 June 1675, “Margery Coleman late wife of Thomas Rowell of Andover, deceased, having let unto my son Christopher Ossgood of Andover my house and land for twelve years, for which he is to pay unto me the said Marger fifteen pounds when the said twelve years is expired.” Christopher was to give Thomas the fifteen pounds and Thomas was to use it to pay part of the twenty-nine pounds he owed his half brother Jacob Rowell. She also gave to her son Jacob Rowell a feather bed and bolster, “which I left in my son-in-law John Lovejoy his hands, and an iron pot I left with daughter Russ, also a basin and little pewter platter I have in my own keeping”
Widow Margaret Fowler Osgood Rowell Coleman, married for her fourth husband, Thomas Osborne a widower . He was admitted a member of the first Congregational Church in Charlestown 7th 10th mo 1644 was one of the founders of a Baptist Church there 1665 and a licensed preacher of that denomination was fined and imprisoned for his belief and fled from persecution to Nantucket, where Margery Coleman took him for her fourth husband. In a letter by Osborne to George Little of Newbury, dated Nantucket Island, 25 of the 8 month 1682:
- “This is farther to let you understand I have married to one Margery Colman, a widdow on the island Nantucket where I now am. I believe God hath profided for me & given me a meet help, a very loving wife, one in charity & walking, ..., & a true lover of the pepell & church of the Lord,...”
She died after October 1682, the date of the above letter. Death dates of July 28, 1633 and August 30, 1659 previously listed above are incorrect, as proven by the fact that she was still marrying after those dates.
OSBORN, Margery, wid., Nov. 20, 1701, a. abt 87 y. (p. 512)  [Note: unconfirmed if this death record is the correct Margery Osborne. CH]
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Stickney, Matthew Adams. The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler of Ipswich, Mass. Ten Generations: 1590-1882. Salem: Mass.: Salem Press, 1883. (pp 11-19)
- ↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9CV8-NKQ : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Margery Fowler, 25 Mar 1615; citing St Peter and St Paul, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 97839, 97840.
- ↑ “A Contribution to the History of the Family of Osgood.”The New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Vol 20 p27. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1866
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Volume II – Marriages and Deaths. Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1910.
- ↑ Vital Records of Salem Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Vol. III – Marriages. Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1924.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Vital Records Of Andover Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. Vol. II Marriages and Deaths. Topsfield, Mass.: The Topsfield Historical Society, 1912.
- ↑ Vital Records Of Topsfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. Topsfield, Mass.: The Topsfield Historical Society, 1903.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Anderson, Robert Charles. "Christopher Osgood" The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-35. Vol. 5 M-P p 318-322. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007. (Online at AmericanAncestors. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.
- ↑ Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Volume II – Marriages and Deaths. Salem, Mass: The Essex Institute, 1910.
- ↑ From Vital Records of Nantucket Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Vol IV – Marriages (H-Z). Boston: NEHGS, 1927. p. 340. Text = “Margery [dup. Rowell], wid. Thomas, formerly wid. Christopher Osgood, d. Peter Fowler, and Thomas Coleman of Newbury, ____,* P.R.38.”
- ↑ From Vital Records of Nantucket Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Vol IV – Marriages (H-Z). Boston: NEHGS, 1927. p 345. Text = Margery, wid. Thomas of Newbury, formerly w. Thomas Rowley, "was a widow Osgood," and Rev. Thomas Asburn, —, 1682,* P.R.38.
- ↑ “Letter From Thomas Osburne to George Little, 1682.” NEHGR 16:25
- Putnam, Eben (editor). A Genealogy of the Descendants of John, Christopher and William Osgood who came from England and settled in New England early in the seventeenth century. Compiled by the late Ira Osgood & Frank Story Osgood. Salem, Mass: Printed at the Salem Press 1894.
- There is more information on Margery and her husbands in the text of The Fowler Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler of Ipswich, Mass. Ten Generations: 1590-1882. https://archive.org/details/fowlerfamilygene00stic
- Descendants of George Abbott Title: Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass. : of his joint descendants with George Abbott, sr., of Andover, Mass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, of Providence, R.I., of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of Andover, Mass., of George Abbott, of Norwalk Ct., of Robert Abbott, of Branford Ct., with brief notes of many others of the name, original settlers in the United States Author: Lemuel Abijah Abbott ,Boston: Abbott, 1906.
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On August 22, 2015 at 23:41GMT April Dauenhauer wrote:
Your collaboration on this is needed. Margery is on a profile for Thomas Coleman that combines the Thomas Colemans - the one who died in Hadley, and the one who died in Nantucket (which was her husband). It is a merge mess, and your help is needed to separate the two Thomas profiles and get her on the right one. Please help.
On July 24, 2015 at 03:46GMT April Dauenhauer wrote:
This is a lovely profile and thanks to all who have made it so!
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