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Margery Fowler, daughter of Philip Fowler and Mary, was baptized at St Peter and St Paul in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 25 March 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]
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.
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:
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]
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On 22 Aug 2015 at 23:41 GMT April (Dellinger) 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 24 Jul 2015 at 03:46 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
This is a lovely profile and thanks to all who have made it so!
On 30 Dec 2014 at 22:30 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
On 30 Dec 2014 at 02:53 GMT Brad Lovejoy (11) wrote:
On 16 Jun 2014 at 23:01 GMT Anne B wrote:
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