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William Osgood (1609 - aft. 1700)

William Osgood
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Biography

William Osgood was born in about 1609, based on the age (60) he gave in deposition in 1669.[1] The exact date of his birth is not known, nor are his birthplace or parents. It is supposed that he is is related to the Osgood family of Newton Tony, Wiltshire or Wherwell, Hampshire.[2] He is not the son of Christopher Osgood and Elizabeth Brockwell, as Christopher was dead by 1607. If William was born in 1609, he would have been 29 years old in 1638, too old to be the William, under 11, who is recorded on the ship Confidence;[3] however, the ages of the other Osgoods on the same passenger list are known to have been wildly inaccurate, so the possibility exists that he may have been mis-recorded as well.[2]

William was in Salisbury by 1640, this information comes from court testimony. He testified that he built a barn in Newbury in 1640 for John Spencer.[1] In 1641 William received land in the new town of Salisbury with the condition that he build and operate a sawmill, he was a carpenter by trade. He formed a partnership with other Salisbury men, together they operated the mill for many years.[3]

William was married to Elizabeth by 1640. Although her surname is said to be Cleer, this is based on unsourced anecdotal evidence. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth gave birth to her first child in 1654. Guessing that she was at least 14 at the time means that she had to have been born by 1640.[4]

On 17 Nov. 1642 “William Osgood of Salisbury, carpenter” mortgaged to John Woodbridge of Newbury “all his right in his mill & in sixty acres of land adjoining to the said mill in Salisbury being one-third part of the said mill.”[5] A saw-mill, situated on "Pawwans river", in Salisbury, near to a corn-mill, was in possession of William Osgood, Philip Challis, William Barnes, and Anthony Colby, in 1658.[6] Each of the four was to use the mill a week in turn. Colby admitted Samuel Worcester to a share of his fourth. John Remington of Rowley loaned John Geary money to pay a debt and was given land and a 1/3 interest in a saw-mill in Salisbury to reimburse him and he sold this right to William on 27 Oct. 1662 and William made over the right to Robert Jones on 1 Nov. 1662.[7] "Osgood's Mill", in Salisbury was mentioned in 1682.[8] William and the other part owners of the mill were cited by the town for failing to pay the town its share of the lumber agreed upon in return for allowing the mill to be built on Salisbury land. William had to sue the heirs of the other owners including Susan Whitrige, administratrix of Anthony Colby's estate to recover boards for the town of Salisbury which he did during the Sept. term of the court in 1682. John Pressy "aged about forty-four years, testified that the first summer he came into this country, in 1651... I do well remember that the saw mill at Salisbury was one thing that was accounted a rare thing and I did go to see it and I did see it going and sawing boards that very summer."[9]

William received land in Salisbury in 1641, 1642, and in 1654, his homestead farm contained a six acre lot on Round Hill. On 18 Jan. 1655 Tristram Coffin of Newbury sold some meadowland in Salisbury to William.[10] On 1 Apr. 1656 William “Millwrite” and Elizabeth sold some upland to Richard Currier in Salisbury.[11]

He was a "commoner" and taxed in Salisbury in 1650, 11/6, and in 1652, 17/4. He received more land in Amesbury in 1659 and in 1662 and was a "townsman" of Amesbury in 1660, and a "commoner" in Amesbury in 1667-8. He and "Goodwife Osgood" had seats in the Amesbury meeting house in 1667 but, he was a "householder" of Salisbury in 1677. William sold 10 acres of land in Amesbury to Thomas Frame in 1689.[12] William was a constable and Justice of the Peace in 1668 and was also a selectman in Salisburyand acted as the town’s agent to obtain a schoolmaster, despite the fact that he was illiterate. [13]

By the original agreement in 1654 he and his family were to have certain rights in the new town, though residing in the old. His mill on the Powow River, though on the Salisbury side, brought him into close contact with the new town. Quite a number of residents of Salisbury and Amesbury worked for him at different times, and his enterprise appears to have drawn young men to the locality from other places. It is said that Symon, the notorious Indian, once lived with him.[14] Simon was thought to have been the leader of the Amesbury massacre of July 1697 when the Indians attacked the home of Elizabeth Osgood Quimby, wife of Robert Quimby. Simon fled thinking that he had killed the daughter of his benefactor.[15]

William testified against John Godfrey in 1658/9 concerning witchcraft dating back to 1640.[16] "Goodwife Osgood was summoned to give evidence concerning Susanna Martin in 1661. Elizabeth Brown, wife of William Brown, and Elizabeth Osgood testified in Apr. 1661 "to give their evidences concerning the said Martin... before the grand jury." Elizabeth Brown told her husband that Susanna Martin said: "she would make her the miserablest creature for defamin her name at the court". About two months after this, Brown says, his wife "would not own him... and from that time to this very day (1692) she has been under a strange kind of distemper and frenzy, incapable of any rational action, though strong and healthy of body." Based on this and other evidence Susanna Martin was convicted and executed as a witch. Elizabeth Brown fared better as: "The church appointed a day of humiliation, to seek God in her behalf; and thereupon her trouble ceased... for which the church, instead of the day of humiliation, gave thanks for her deliverance. She came to meeting and went about her business as before."[17]

"I Willm Osgood Senr of… Salisbury… Millwright for… yt Natural Afection which I bear unto my daughter Mary now wife of Thomas Currier of Almsbury… give… unto Sd Currier all yt… Land wch I lately purchased of ye Townsmen of Almesbury… to Hold… from ye Instant of ye Decease of me ye said Will: & Elizabeth my now wife forever”. The deed is dated 11 Jan. 1687 and was witnessed by Jacob Morrill and Philip Rowell.[18]

"I William Osgood of Salisbury for… that Natural affection that I do beare unto my Grandson John Quinbey… Confirme upon my Said Grandson John Quimby… land… in… Amesbury”. Dated 27 May1691 and witnessed by William Osgood Jr. and Solomon Shepard. [19]

"I William Osgood Senr of… Salisbury… Mill Right for… that Natural affection I have unto my son Will: Osgood… Confirme unto my Son William Osgood… meadow within… Salisbury”. Dated 15 Sept. 1691.[20]

On 25 Oct. 1691 “William Osgood Senr of… Salisbury… Milwright for… good and lawful Consideracons… Sell unto my Son in Law Thomas Currier of… Almsbury… planter a lott of Sweepage… in… Salisbury”.[21]

"William Osgood Senr of… Salisbury Millright for… a Valuable Sume… to me Secured by my Son in Law Nathaniel Whitcher of ye Same Towne… Labourer… do… sell… land… in… Salisbury”. Dated 21 Apr. 1693. [22]

"I William Osgood Senr of Salisbury… Carpenter… for… Ten pounds… paid by Daniel Davison of Newbury… mrcht and my son William Osgood and John Allen and John Wadleigh all three of Salisbury… Sell… to each of them One Quarter part apeese of all my Right… of the water, watercourses priviledges Imminnityes that I now have… upon the northern Side of Powow River at the falls there or below the falls and below the Saw Mill now Standing upon Salisbury side of the River”. The deed is dated 4 July 1693 and witnessed by Mary Whicher, Abigail Osgood and Ephraim Seavernes.[23]

On 23 Dec. 1693 William sold some land to “John Wadleigh, late of Exeter, now of Salisbury, Carpenter”, witnessed by William Osgood, Jr., and John Osgood Jr. [24]

"William Osgood of… Salisbury… Millwright… for yt Natural afecon wch I have & doe beare unto my Well beloved Son William Osgood… Confirme unto my Son William… Meadow… in… Salisbury”. The deed is dated 27 Jan. 1695/6 and witnessed by Thomas Currier and Nathaniel Whicher.[25]

"I William Osgood Senr of… Salisbury… for… Money Received of Thomas & Samuel Currier of Almsbury… Sell… land… in… Salisbury… Wee ye Said Thomas & Samuel Currier doe promise… That our grandfather ye Said William Osgood Shall have liberty to make improvement of that part of this land abovementioned”. Dated 11 June 1697. [26]

"I William Osgood Senr… of Salisbury… for that Naturall affection which I bear unto my daughter Mary now wife of Thomas Currier of Almsbury… give… unto ye Said Thomas Currier all That my full… quarter part of ye old Sawmill So called… upon ye pawas River with ye one full quarter part of ye Right… appertaining Thereunto: (only reserving liberty of ye Said quarter part of ye Said Mill unot Philip challis late of Amsbury Deceased, his administrators or Successors Three days yearly in the Month of aprill or May so long as ye Said Mill Shall continue. The deed is dated 24 Nov. 1697 and endorsed on this is an acquittance of their rights by Mary Challis, the widow, William Challis, Thomas Challis and John Challis.[27]

"Wee William Osgood Senr & William Osgood Junr both of… Salisbury… Millwrights for… One Eighth part of a Sawmill in Amesbury Side below ye Millbridge & Two thousand foot of boards & forty shillings in money… received… of Jacob Morrill of ye Same Towne… Confirme… unto ye Said Jacob Morrill all That our… Quarter part of ye old Saw mill So Called now Standing… upon ye powwows River”. Dated 1 Dec. 1697 and witnessed by Thomas Currier, John Wadleigh, and Nathaniel Whittier.[28]

"I William Osgood Senr of… Salisbury… millwright for… yt natural love which I have and do Bear unto my beloved Grandsons John Osgood and Jonathan Osgood Both Sons of My Son William Osgood Both of… Salisbury… Confirm… unto my abovesd Grandsons a Certain Stream of water and parcel of land… in… Salisbury”. Dated 23 Dec. 1699.[29]

"Wee Robert Jones & Joanna my wife of… Amesbury… for… fourteen pounds already received of Coll John March of… Newbury… Sell… land… in… Amesbury… formerly granted to our father William Osgood Late of Salisbury Deceased… which Said Lott was given to us by Our Said ffather William Osgood Decd”. Dated 25 Nov. 1706. [30]

William's wife Elizabeth is known to us by a family tradition. The story goes that after Elizabeth's death there was a husking at old William's log house. In the course of the evening as the young people became merry William recalled his earlier years. In response to their merriment he broke out in a sort of musical speech: "My wife was Betty Cleer and I loved her before I see her."

William’s old log house in Amesbury was built about 1650 and moved to Dover, MA in 1969 and was on the market in 2014 for $2 million! I wonder what William would have thought about his old log house bringing that much money! That would be £8,660 in 1650… wow.

Elizabeth's death was not recorded. William wrote his will in March of 1700. His family approached the court with intent to probate in August of 1700. His estate was valued at over 400 pounds. It was settled on 2 October 1701.

"In the name of God, Amen.

I, William Osgood senr of the town of Salisbury in the county of Essex, in his majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being weak of body, but through the goodness of God of sound, & disposing memory & understanding, Do make this my last Will & testament, in manner & form following, First and principally I commend my soul to God who gave it, & my body to the dust from whence it was taken, decently to be buried, with Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, in hopes of a joyful Resurrection to life eternal at the last day, through the perfect merits of Christ my Redeemer. Nextly, as for my worldly goods & Estate, after payment of all my just debts & funeral expenses, I dispose of as followeth vizt.

Imprimis - I give & bequeath unto my son William Osgood one hundred acres of my six score acre lot lying in the township of Salisbury above said, at a place commonly called "Round Hill", as also my dwelling house & land adjoining, or homestead, & my tide meadow lot & my lot of salt meadow lying near a place commonly called Munday's Pond, as also a full & complete half of all my other meadows, except that which is in a place in Salisbury commonly called the "higly piglys", during the term of his natural life, & unto the sons of the said Wm. Osgood my son in equal portion, To have & to hold to themselves their heirs or assigns forever. Also I give unto my said son William Osgood the one half of my grist mill with the privileges thereunto belonging during the term of his natural life.

Item - I give & bequeath unto my grandson John Osgood son of my said son John Osgood deceased, twenty acres of upland lying in the upper end of my six score acre lot, called "Round Hill" lot, on the condition that he leave a convenient high way, next unto land of Ensign William Allen for the use of those, who shall hereafter possess that other part of said six score acre lot by lawful derived title from me, or my heirs, as also that he pay or cause to be paid & delivered unto his sister Hannah Osgood or her order within the town of Salisbury in some good & merchantable pay at price current & merchantable the full & just sum of four pounds within one year next after my decease, which together with the above mentioned four pounds to be paid by his brother William, I give unto her for a Legacy.

Item. I give & bequeath unto grandson Thomas Quimby son of my daughter Elizabeth Quimby deceased (as a Legacy), forty shillings in good pay, to be disposed of for his use out of my part of the rent which shall be due to me from or out of the income of the fulling mill which Benjamin Eastman senr is about to build at the discretion of said Benj. Eastman.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Joanna wife of Robert Jones of Amesbury the one half of my fresh meadow lying in Salisbury at a place commonly called "bugs-mow", as also a lot of upland which I had by execution upon judgment in Court obtained against widow Mary Challis administratrix to the Estate of her once husband Philip Watson Challis deceased, lying in Amesbury, at a place commonly called "Thorn Hill".

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter in law Abigail now wife of my son William Osgood all my household goods of what sort kind soever they be.

Item. All the rest of my lands, meadows, goods & estate whatsoever, not herein before bequeathed, after my debts & funeral discharged as abovesaid, I do give & bequeath unto my loving son-in-law, Thomas Currier senr of Amesbury, whom I make & appoint sole executor of this my last Will & testament to take care that it will be in all respects & particulars punctually observed and fulfilled. And hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made I Lilliam Osgood senr do subscribe, seal & acknowledge the contents of this instrument to be my last Will & testament this 15th day of March in the twelvth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord William the third, by the grace of God of England, Scotland &c., King, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred.
William Osgood WO his marke
Signed & Published in the presence of
Thomas Morrill
Nathaniel Eastman X
Benjamin Eastman"[31]

"Whereas my Hond: ffather in Law William Osgood senr Late of Salisbury… deceased was pleased in his Last will & testament dat: march: 15th: 1700 to ordaine & appoint me Thomas Currier Senr: of… Almsbury… Sole Executor there unto I the sd Thomas Currier being very infarme of body not able to travel such a Journey I have sent my son Samll currier to your Honr with sd will & do by these prsents… Renounce… Executorship to ye fore mentioned Last will and testament… this twenty ninth day of Augst one thousand seven hundred…
Thomas Currier senr
Witness
Robert [ ? ]
Samuel Currier
Ben Eastman

An Inventory of ye estate of William Osgood senr of salsbery Late deceased

Item his waring Clothes..................................02-00-00
Itt his household goods of all sorts...............06-06-00
Itt his house & [ ] & all his Land adjacent by
esteemation 150 acres..................................210-00-00
Itt an old Corne mill.........................................10-00-00
Itt part of A ffoolling mill in revertion to Benjamin
easman is to build............................................10-00-00
Itt a Lott of salt marsh in Salsbery called ye higlee
piglee 3 acres....................................................20-00-00
Itt an eight acre Lott of Marsh in ye Cosocommon
so Called............................................................24-00-00
Itt a Lott of medowe in ye tide medowes so Called
2 acres...............................................................12-00-00
Itt a Lott of marsh in a place Called Mundays
pond..................................................................20-00-00
Itt a Lott of ffresh medow in a place called ye new
medows 2 acres...............................................10-00-00
Itt a parcel of Land on ye east side of ye back acer
so called [  ? ]...................................................40-00-00
In Amsbery a peece of [ ? ] by burchin plaine.01-00-00
Itt an 8 acre Lott of upland in ye Lions mouth so
called.................................................................28-00-00
Itt a Lott of upland at redoake hill by esteemation
30 acres............................................................[ ? ] 00-00
Itt a Lott of upland in a place Called bugsmore by
esteemation 30 acres.....................................[ ? ] 00-00
Itt a Lott of upland neare burchin medow by
esteemation 30 acres......................................15-00-00
In Salsbury itt one yoke of oxen & a Cow & a
calfe...................................................................10-00-00
total..................................................................416-16-00
Thomas ffreame
& Jarvis Ring Aprizers

Debts dew from ye estat of Willem osgood of sailsbury deseasedare as foloweth:

Itt to hanah Osgood..............................................8:0-0
Itt to Elisabeth flanders........................................1-0-0
Itt to Isac: Morell...................................................7-0-0
Itt to Tho: Corer.....................................................9-0-0
Itt to capt grenelife..............................................0-10-0
Itt to Ben: Easman...............................................0-10-0
This is all yt hath ben dymanded of us: Willem osgood: Ben: Easman

Itt: to: his funeral charges......................................5--0
Itt payd to ye probate my salf 3) witneses & one
bondsman............................................................2-16-0

Resaived of wilem Osgood my Brother in full for ye Lageysey given to me by my gran farther wilem Osgood of sailsbury deseased: being four pounds to my satisfacktison… hanah Osgood O her mark
Octobor 2d: 1701

Be it known unto all men… that whereas my grandfather Willm Osgood of Salsbury… hath ordered my brother John Osgood to pay unto me the sd hanah osgood the sum of four pound she hathaccquited me the aforsd osgood of all duees and demands on that account because I have given him suffisiant securety for the aforsd four pound… I have rreceived full satisfaction on the account of my brother John Osgood upon all accounts…
Hannah Osgood O har marck
Witness
Bennony tucker
Hannah Morrill

Received of William Osgood Administrator to his ffather William Osgood deceased Estate the sum: of seven pounds which was due to mee from his said ffather… october: ye: 4th: 1701
Isaac Morill
Witness
Thomas Currier

Recavied of William Osgood Administrator to his ffather William Osgood deceased Estate the sum of nine pounds which was due to me from his said ffather… dat october: ye: 4th: 1701
Thomas Currier senr
Witness
Samuel Currier
William Currier

This may sarty fie whom it may conserne wom it may con sarn that I John Osgood son of wilem Osgood have Resaived on halfe of a grist mill given to me by my honored gran father Late of sails bury desesed in his Last will and tastyment bareing dat ye 15th march 1700 and doe aquit & discharge ye administrator of ye sayd Lageysey: as witness my hand this 17th day of October 1701
John Osgood his I Mark

This may sarty fie whom it may concern that I abegall Osgood dauter in Law to my honored father in Law willem Osgood Late of sailsbury deseasedhave resaved all that housel goodsgiven me by my sayd father in Lawe in his Last will & tasty ment bareing date ye 15th of march 1700: and doe a quit ye administrator of sayd Lageysey as witness my hand this 17th of October 1701
Abgle Osgood her A Mark

This may sarty fie whom it may consarn that I John Osgood son of John Osgood deseased have ressaived twenty ackers of Land given to me by my honred grandfather wilem Osgood lat of sailsbury deseased in his Lasst will nd testyment bareing dat ye 15 of march 1700… this 17th day of October 1701…
John Osgood His JO Mark

This may sarty fie whom it may conserne that I Joanah Jons ye wife of Robert Jons of armsbury have re seaved all that madow and upland given to me by my honord father willam Osgood Late of sailsbury in his Lat will and tastey ment bareing date ye 15th march 1700 acording as it is axsprastin said will and doe here by aquit & discharge ye administrator to sayd will of ye aboveseyd Lageysee… this 17th day of October 1701
Joanah Jons her X mark
Witness
William Osgood
Ben: Eastman

This may sarty fie whom it may consarne that I mary corer wif of Thomas corer of armsbury doe axsapt of all that Lot of upland lying in armsbury at a place commonly caled Round hill ales: Rad oke hill given me by my honored fathe willam Osgood late of sailsbury deseased in his Last will and tastyment bareing dat ye 15th march 1700 and doe here by aquit and discharge ye administrator to sayd will of ye a [  ? ] sayd Lageysey as witness my hand this 17th day of octoer 1701
Mary Corer her M mark
Witness
William Osgood
Ben Eastman

This may sartyfie whom it may consarne that I Sarah Colby wife of John Colby have researved a lot of upland Lying in armsbury at a place commonly caled the burching adows given to me by my honored father willem Osgood Late of sails bury deseased in hislast will and tasteyment bareing date the 15th march 1700 and doe hereby a quit and discharge ye administrator of said Legeyse… this 17th day of October 1701
Sary Colbe her S mark
Witness
William Osgood
Ben: Eastman

This may sarty fie whom it may consearn that I willem Osgood son of John Osgood deceased have reseaved and doe exssapt of all the Lands and medow given to me by my honored grandfather wilem Osgood of sails bury deseased upon the condisons he hath given it to me in his last will & tasteyment bareing dat ye 15th of march 1700 as witness my hand this 17th day of October 1701
William Osgood
Witness
Ben: Eastman

William Osgood Administrator… of ye Estate of his ffather William Osgood late of Salsbury Decd ye account of his Administracon… October 20th: 1701

The said Estate is Cr [ ? ] Reall Estate P
Inventory...........................................................388-00-0
By ye Personall Estate as P Ditto......................28-16-0
............................................................................416-16-0
By his pt of a piece Comon land in Almsbury undevided 10
By his Right of Comonage in Salisbury undevided of sd 40
Yor Hon Accountant Prays Allowance for ye Following
payments & disburstment
The said Estate is Dr ye Bond & Letter of Administracon & Recording & Proveing ye
Will & Copies &c......................................................1-3-6
Itt Do to John Osgood son of Wm Osgood ½ a Corn
mill as p Rec wch was given Him by ye Decd in his
last will...................................................................5-00-0
Itt Do to Wm Osgood son of John Osgood a Prcell of
Land according to Will wch is Called in ye Inventory
a Prcell of land on ye East side of ye back river as P
his Rec..................................................................40-00-0
Do to Ditto ½ of an 8 acre Lot of Cow Comon in
Salisbury..............................................................12-00-0
Do to John Osgood Son of sd John twenty Acres of land
at ye upper End of ye Round Hill lot as P Rec.20-00-0
Do to Joanna Jones Wife of Robert Jones ½ ye fresh
meadow in Salisbury at a place Commonly Called
new meadows.......................................................5-00-0
And a lott of upland in Almsbury at a place Called
Bugmore................................................................3-00-0
And also a lott of upland at a place called whilte
thorne hill alias lions mouth...............................8-00-0
Do to Mary wife of Thomas Curriar a lott of upland
lying in Almsbury at a place Called Hill alias Red oak
hill.........................................................................15-00-0
Do to Sarah Wife of John Colbe at Lott of upland
laying in Almsbury at a place Called Ye Birchen
meadowes...........................................................15-00-0
Do Abigall Osgood all ye houshould goods According
to Will.....................................................................6-00-0

To Sundry debts paid severall Prsons as followeth
To Isaac Morrell....................................................7-00-0
To Thomas Corrier...............................................9-00-0
To Capt Greenlife..................................................0-10-0
To Benja Eastman.................................................0-10-0
To ye ffunerall charges........................................5-00-0
..............................................................................22-00-0
Remains to ye Admr Wm Osgood as P Will 100 Acres of ye Six Score acre lot in Salisbury at a Place Called Round hill as also ye house & land adjoining or homestead & ye tide meadow Lot & ye salt meadow lots at a place Called munday pond & also halfe ye meadow at A place Called
ye higlypiglys.....................................................237-00-0
..............................................................................349-3-6
To Ditto halfe ye Grist mill 5£
Itt pd ye Wittneses & bondsmen for their time &
expenses...............................................................1-12-6
Itt pd for Writing ye Rects and Acquittances and for
having ye Wittneses and [ ? ] and Expences wth
them.......................................................................1-10-0
To Allowed ye Admr for his Trouble of Administracon
and expence.......................................................11-00-0
Alloweing ye Acctt 5s a Quietus 4s stating & Regstring
this acctt 5/..........................................................00-14-0
..........................................................................£364-00-0
The marke of
William WO Osgood" [32]

Children

• I. Elizabeth- m. 7 Jan. 1663 Salisbury, Robert Quinby
• II. Joanna- m.c.1658 Robert Jones, d. after 1706
• III. John- b. 8 Oct. 1648 Salisbury, m. 5 Nov. 1668 Salisbury, Mary Stevens (m.2. 26 Aug. 1685 Salisbury, Nathaniel Whittier), d. 7 Nov. 1683 Salisbury
• IV. William- b. 8 Oct. 1648 Salisbury, m. Oct. 1672 Abigail Ambrose (d. 30 Jan. 1714/5 Salisbury), d. 29 Mar. 1729 Salisbury
• V. Mary- b. 3 Mar. 1649/0 Salisbury, MA, m. 9 Dec. 1668 Amesbury, MA, Thomas Currier (b. 8 Mar. 1646 Salisbury, d. 27 Sept. 1712 Amesbury), d. 2 Nov. 1705 Amesbury
• VI. Joseph- b. 18 Mar. 1651 Salisbury, d. 22 Apr. 1664 Salisbury
• VII. Sarah- b. 7 Feb. 1652/3 Salisbury, m. before 1700 John Colby (m.1. 27 Dec. 1675 Sarah Eldridge), d. before 1714. In Oct. 1668 Sargent Thomas was found not-guilty of fathering Sarah Osgood's child.[33]

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  30. Essex Co. Registry of Deeds- Vol. XX, p. 84
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In spite of the family genealogy published by Ira Osgood in 1887 I have found that my ancestor, William Osgood, whom this listing refers to is not related to the John Osgood and Christopher Osgood also included in the book. Several years ago I did a y dna test to unearth evidence that the three were brothers but the haplo group for William was different from John and Christopher.

To the person who compiled this listing I want to thank you. It is the most information on William Osgood that I have ever come across. Since he is my direct ancestor that takes me back 12 generations I have been searching for many years for some of the information included in this listing.

posted by Paul Osgood
What is the source for the birth info recently added please?
posted by Jillaine Smith
I have applied the new information about the Osgood family to this profile.
Please disconnect William Osgood from relationship to Christopher Osgood.

Christopher cannot be the father of William Osgood-111, because Christopher died in 1607, two years before the birth of William.

Perhaps parents of William Osgood will be found in Part II of New Light on the English Background of the Osgoods of Essex county, Massachusetts, by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, See TAG 83:2, pages 141 - 155 for Part II, which deals with other branches of the Osgood family.

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