||Christopher Osgood migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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He married twice. His first wife was Mary Everatt of Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.She died shortly after giving birth to their only child, Mary, who was baptized at St. Mary's Marlborough on 17 March 1632/3. Three months later Christopher married Margery Fowler.
(2) Margery Fowler, d/o Phillip Fowler, on 28 July 1633, at St. Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire. She married (2) Thomas Rowell soon after 24 Feb 1650/1 the date of their pre-nup agreement. She married (3) Thomas Coleman, and (4) by 1682 Thomas Osborne.
Christopher Osgood, having taken the Oaths of Supremacy & Allegiance came to the New World aboard the ship Mary & John of London, on a list date 24 March 1633/4 sailing from Southampton for New England, with Robert Sayres as master.
Christopher Osgood of Marlborough, England emigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1633 with his second wife, Margaret Fowler. He settled on four acres of land, the center of which lies today at the intersection of Central, Hammett, and Manning Streets. Christopher had one child by his first wife, Mary Everatt. The child was named Mary and was born in England in 1633. Through his second wife he had five children born in America; Abigail, born 1636; Elizabeth, born 1638; Deborah, born 1640; Christopher, born 1643; and Thomas, born 1651. When Christopher died in 1650, the sons were taken in by the Family of John Osgood in Andover. This is another indication that these Osgoods were related. Christopher Osgood, the son, became a contributing member to the Town of Andover. He was a Captain in the Militia and was a Representative. His grandson, Ezekiel, settled the Town of Blue Hill, Maine, where he was deeded one-half of the Town. Many Osgoods still reside on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
The other son, Thomas, is not known after 1694. It is presumed that he migrated to South Carolina with his Family. There was a group that left from Dorchester, Massachusetts, about this time.
On 24 March 1633/4 Christopher and Margery, Mary Osgood, Margery's parents, and family, set sail aboard the Mary and John bound for New England.
Christopher was a brick-maker by trade. He was made a freeman on 6 May 1635, and he must have been a solid member of his church, a requirement for Freemanship. He received a houselot and multiple plots of land over the course of his life. He served on the petit jury and the grand jury. Just as he was entering the prime of his life, he died. Christopher wrote his will on 19 April 1650 and it was proved in October of that same year. All of his children were under age, his son Christopher Jr. was to inherit the bulk of his estate. His daughter Mary was to get 10 pounds on the day of her marriage, the younger daughters only five pounds each.
Christopher, a brick-maker, signed the freeman’s oath 6 May 1635. A resident of Ipswich, Massachusetts, he served on juries in 1642, 1645, 1648 and 1650. He received town grants of land in Ipswich, and also sold land.
Christopher Osgood died at Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 19 April 1650 - the date of his will, and 10 October 1650 - the date his will was proved. In it he left “my eldest daughter Mary Osgood ten pounds … at her day of marriage” ; to “my other three daughters, Abigail, Elizabeth and Deborah five pounds to each of them … at or upon their respective days of marriage” to “my son Christopher Osgood … my house & lands … at the age of two and twenty years”; “my beloved wife Margery Osgood shall be the sole executrix of this my will & to enjoy the profit & benefit of my estate during the minority of my children”. He requested Mr. John Norton “& my father Phillip Fowler to be overseers.” Apparently the estate of Christopher did not stretch to meet all the bequests he made, for Margery petitioned the court 15 Oct 1650, to help order and manage the estate, as closely to Christopher’s will as possible, and that herself and children may be most comfortably provided for. She refers to herself as "Margery Osgood, widow, of Ipswich", showing that Ipswich was the home of Christopher when he died. The court altered the legacies, oldest daughter to receive 8 pounds, instead of ten; second daughter to receive 4 pounds instead of five; and that the son Christopher pay his two youngest sisters 4 pounds each on their marriage.
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By second wife Margery Fowler:
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On 19 Apr 2016 at 02:00 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
Please see your local library or NEHGS.org for reference to the pages on Christopher Osgood.
On 4 Apr 2016 at 03:36 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
Before the merge, we need a Leader to move the PPP designation from Osgood-44 to Osgood-38 so the final ID# is the lowest #.
Any Leader -- help please:)
On 4 Apr 2016 at 03:34 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
Any Leader? Help please:)
On 26 Mar 2016 at 18:18 GMT Brad Lovejoy (11) wrote:
On 5 Aug 2015 at 23:57 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
See all eight pages of Christopher Osgood's Ancestors by Joan Fletcher Fiske, FASG] in this Free Page at NEHGS.org or your local library. Images previously posted to WikiTree have been removed due to copyright considerations.
Fletcher shows with primary sources that Thomas Osgood is Christopher the immigrant's father, and that Christopher's purported father, Christopher Osgood-45 is actually his grandfather.
Profiles have been added for Thomas Osgood and for his wife, but not connected - waiting for collaboration.
Please collaborate and help establish the correct ancestors for Christopher Osgood. Please the article by Fiske. Thank you.
On 2 Aug 2015 at 22:31 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
New information still turns up as dedicated genealogists sift the parish records, etc. of England.
Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, stumbled upon the baptism record for Christopher Osgood II and recognized the name of a well known immigrant. She published her subsequent findings in TAG (see source this profile).
Multnomah county library in Portland, OR sent me a copy of her eight page article, (see page 53 uploaded this profile).
Found Part II, published separately, in TAG vol 83, No. 2, (pub July 2009) pages 141 - 155, will be requested from MCL 8/3/15 first thing.
If you have access to a large city library, you may be able to read the whole article, or I will forward the attachments I was sent upon request.
On 25 Jul 2015 at 12:25 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
Christopher is 17 degrees from SJ Baty, 18 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.