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John (Wright) Osmaston (1831 - 1901)

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John Osmaston formerly Wright
Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 23 Jun 1853 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdommap
Husband of — married 19 Dec 1861 [location unknown]
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Died in Sussex, Englandmap
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John (Wright) Osmaston was born on 21 June 1831 and baptised on 16 July 1831 in Radcliff on Trent, Nottingham. He was the son of Francis Wright and Selina FitzHerbert.[1] He was given the name of John Wright at birth. On 8 September 1876 his name was legally changed to John Osmaston by Deed Poll.

He married, firstly, Emily Sophia Plumptre, daughter of Reverend Henry Western Plumptre and Eleanor Bridges, on 23 June 1853 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.[2] Children of Emily Sophia Plumptre and John Osmaston:

Eleanor Agnes Osmaston, d. 17 Mar 1925
Francis Plumptre Beresford Osmaston, b. 10 Mar 1857, d. Dec 1925
Reverend Marcus Wetern Beresford Osmaston, b. 29 Mar 1858, d. 1926
Emily Selina Osmaston b. 29 Mar 1860, d. 1932

John then married Florence Mary Rice, daughter of Edward Royds Rice and Elizabeth Knight, on 19 December 1861. Children of John Osmaston and Florence Mary Rice:

Rosamond Florence Osmaston, d. 13 Mar 1938
Violet Mary Osmaston, d. 13 Mar 1938
Olive Elizabeth Osmaston, d. 1902
Basil de Forest Osmaston, b. 31 Dec 1862, d. 25 Nov 1943
Colonel Cecil Alvend FitzHerbert Osmaston, b. 24 Jul 1866, d. 14 Aug 1949
Bertram Beresford Osmaston, b. 3 Jan 1868
Osmund Gordon Osmaston, b. 7 Aug 1869, d. 31 Aug 1899
Lionel Sherbrooke Osmaston, b. 20 Oct 1870, d. 29 Mar 1969
John Henry Osmaston, b. 13 Oct 1881, d. 31 Dec 1919
Ulric Ernest Osmaston, b. 5 Sep 1883, d. 1922
Arthur Edward Osmaston, b. 4 Mar 1885, d. 30 Jun 1972

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Derbyshire, the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Staffordshire, Derbyshire and for Sussex. He lived at Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire, England. and at Hawkhurst Court, Hawkhurst, Sussex, England.[3]

He died on 1 November 1901 at age 70 in Petworth, Sussex, England.[4][5][6]


  1. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Name: John Wright, Gender: Male, Christening Date: 16 Jul 1831, Christening Date (Original): 16 JUL 1831, Christening Place: RADCLIFFE ON TRENT,NOTTINGHAM,ENGLAND, Father's Name: Francis Wright, Mother's Name: Selina
  2. British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices, Name: John Wright, Esq, Event Type: Marriage Notice, Event Date: 1 Jul 1853, Event Place: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Event Place (Original): Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, Gender: Male, Father's Name: Francis Wright, Esq, Spouse's Name: Emily Sophia Plumptre, Spouse's Gender: Female, Spouse's Father's Name: Rev Henry Western Plumptre, Newspaper: Lincolnshire Chronicle
  3. The Peerage # ;
  4. England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Name: John Osmaston, Event Type: Death, Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec, Registration Year: 1901, Registration District: Petworth, County: Sussex, Event Place: Petworth, Sussex, England, Age: 70, Birth Year (Estimated): 1831, Volume: 2B, Page: 203, Affiliate Line Number: 320
  5. De Vlieger, Rev. A. “Historical and Genealogical Records of the Coote Family”, Lausanne: Bridel, 1900, Appendix: ‘Pedigree of the Plumptre Family 1766-1900
  6. Added by Des Lynch on 12 January 2020

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