\osborne\ma\madeed Updated: 12/22/2008
MA Land and Probate Records
Ipswich, Essex Co.,
Berkshire Co., MA Deeds and Probate Recs.
ND = Northern District; MD = Middle District; SD = Southern District
ND Deed 7/222. 2/8/1800 rec. 6/4/1801; James Osborn and Hannah his wife of
Hancock, Berkshire Co., MA to Jacob Adams of the same town; 40 acres in
ND Deed 7/282. 10/18/1799 rec. 11/14/1801; Joseph Osborn of Granville,
Washington Co., NY to William Towner of Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA;
3/4 acre in Williamstown.
ND Deed 23/510. 1/16/1795 rec. 7/7/1819; Solomon and Noah Osborn of Canaan,
Columbia Co., NY to Rufus Clark of Canaan; 45 acres in Hancock, Berkshire
MD Deed 6/106. 6/18/1758 rec. 7/28/1767; William Webb of province land
west of Sheffield, Hampshire Co., MA to Benjamin Osborn of Nine Partners,
Dutchess Co., NY; tract of land called Lightnact<?> west of Sheffield in
MD Deed 10/711. 2/2/1774 rec. 2/3/1774; Jonathan Osborn of Alford,
Berkshire Co., MA to Nathaniel Dale and Daniel Osborn of Alford; 205 3/4
acres in Alford.
MD Deed 28/432. 6/2/1788 rec. 12/16/1789; Reuben Osborn late of Hancock,
Berkshire Co., MA to David Osborn late of New Lebanon, Albany Co., NY;
tract of land in Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co. of 20 1/2 acres bounded
south on property of Mary Osborn, being his portion and to his wife Hannah
Osborn out of Benjamin Osborn's estate; Wit: Samuel Haight, Daniel Osborn,
Roswel Osborn, Phinehas Osborn.
MD Deed 31/156. 5/28/1791 rec. 12/10/1792; Daniel Goodrich, Nathan
Goodrich, David Goodrich, Ehzer Goodrich, Hezekiah Goodrich, Jeremiah
Goodrich, Hezekiah Osbourn & Abigail Osbourn & Benjamin Goodrich all of
Hancock or late of Hancock, Berkshire Co., MA to Francis Plummer of
Richmond, Berkshire Co.; Berkshire Co., Hancock - personally appeared
Hezekiah Osborn, Nathan Goodrich, Daniel Goodrich, & Jeremiah Goodrich who
acknowledged the deed; Columbia Co. (NY), Canaan 5 Dec 1792 - personally
appeared Benjamin Goodrich, Ehzer Goodrich, & Hezekiah Goodrich who
acknowledged the deed.
MD Deed 54/620. 4/30/1814 rec. ----; William Osborn and Lyman Osborn of
Otis, Berkshire Co., MA to Silas Osborn or Otis; 118 acres in Otis; signed
William Osborn, Lyman Osborn, Ruth Osborn, Betsey Osborn.
MD Deed 82/627. 6/5/1831 rec. 5/30/1834; By order of court, land of Eunice
Lovina Osborn, William Augustus, Huldah Emeline, & Benjamin & Milton Osborn
minor children of Benjamin G. Osborn late of Lee, Berkshire Co. to Elisha
Bradley of Lee.
MD Deed 82/628. 11/5/1832 rec. 5/30/1834; Hannah Osborn of Lee, Berkshire
Co., MA to Elisha Bradley of Lee; land sold for $1.
MD Deed 150/208. 6/10/1856 rec. 8/4/1856; Joseph E. Curtis of VA, Joseph
Curtis of Wetherfield, CT, Thomas S. Curtis, Lucy Osborn, & Lydia Curtis
of Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA to Charles S. Osborn of Lenox; their interest
in land which by the will of their father Levi Curtis dec'd was divided.
SD Deed 35/1. 11/28/1795 rec. 8/4/1797; David Osborn, Solomon Osborn, Noah
Osborn yeoman, & Mary Osborn spinster, all of Canaan, Columbia Co., NY to
Ezra Stevens of Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., MA; their interest in land
in Mt. Washington which fell to them by inheritance of their father
SD Deed 36/377. 5/26/1800 rec. 9/1/1800; Isaac Wildman Osborn of Mt.
Washington, Berkshire Co., MA to Simon Dakin Jr. of Northeast Town,
Dutchess Co., NY; 150 acres in Mt. Washington.
SD Deed 37/352. 10/24/1798 rec. 4/14/1800; Jeane Osborn, Daniel Caid, &
Elizabeth Caid of Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., MA to Danl. Lord of the
same place; their interest in land in Mt. Washington, which was the
property of Jonas Osborn, dec'd which fell to them by heirship or ever
shall at mothers decease & "I the widow Jene Osborn".
SD Deed 41/129. 3/8/1800 rec. 11/19/1804; Alvon Phelps, Phebe Phelps,
Daniel Caid, Elisabeth Caid, and Jerusha Osbun to John Tuller of Mt.
Washington, Berkshire Co., MA; about 7 acres sold to Jonas Osborn dec'd
and fell to them by heirship, other land.
SD Deed 41/618. 9/27/1806 rec. 10/4/1806; Isaac W. Osborn & his wife Sarah
of Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., MA to William Lee of Middletown,
Middlesex Co., CT; 100 acres in Mt. Washington.
SD Deed 43/145. 4/9/1805 rec. 3/11/1806; Joseph Orsborn of Mt. Washington,
Berkshire Co, MA yeoman to Stephen Chapman of Mt. Washington, yeoman;
49 1/2 acres in Mt. Washington; deed also signed by Clarisa Orsborn.
SD Deed 44/98. 12/17/1807 rec. 12/17/1807; John Osborn of Great Barrington,
Berkshire Co., MA to Jeremiah Osborn of Alford, Berkshire Co.; 45 acres in
Gt. Barrington subject to mortgage from Samuel Pee to John Osborn.
SD Deed 50/170. 12/28/1809 rec. 1/21/1813; Joseph Osburn of Kingburgh,
Montgomery Co., NY to Isaac Bartlett of Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT;
19 acres 45 rods in Mt. Washington, Berkshire Co., MA; Salisbury,
Litchfield Co., 12/28/1809, personally appeared Joseph Osburn who
acknowledged the deed.
SD Deed 102/369. 1/31/1853 rec. 5/7/1859; Martin R. Kellogg of West
Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA to William Osborn of Paris, NY; Oneida Co.,
NY, consent dated 8/26/1854 by Charles Osborn, exr. of the will of William
SD Deed 109/320. 4/3/1860 rec. 4/6/1860; Jeremiah Osborn and wife Maria of
Alford, Berkshire Co., MA to Nicholas Hollenbeck of Hillsdale, Columbia
Co., NY; 110 acres in Alford, land sold to Jonathan Osborn in 1801, land
sold to Sarah Osborn wife of Jonathan Osborn in 1801.
SD Deed 117/407. 10/1/1861 rec. 11/1/1861; Charles Osborn and wife
Catharine for the purpose of relinquishing her right of dower conveyed of
Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT to William M. Kniffin, Charles W. Kniffin,
& Edward Frost all of West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA; premises
described in deeds by Martin R. Kellogg.
Bristol Co., MA Deeds and Probate Recs.
Prob 2/244. 27 Jul 1708 rec. 6 Apr 1709; Will of Jerimiah Osborn of
Bristol, New England innholder; wife Mercey Osborn, her young children,
son John Osborn double portion, my other children; wife sole extrx;
wit: John Birge, Peter Reynolds, John Cary.
Deed 4/323. 30 Jul 1702 rec. 29 Sep 1704; Nicholas Osbund of Middletown,
in East Gersey Government to Thomas Terrey & John Terry both of Freetown,
Bristol Co., Massachusetts Bay, New England; 100 acres in Freetown;
Signed Nicholas Osborn & wife Lidia Osburn. <deed of purchase not found>
Deed 18/272. 16 Jan 1727 rec. 11 Apr 1728; Jonathan Woodbury, Samuel
Woodbury and John Osborne of Bristol, Bristol Co., MA mariner and Sarah
wife of the said John Osborn to Samuel Chase of Swanzey, Bristol Co., MA;
a lot of land laid out in the right of Mr. Samuel Woodbury dec'd.
Deed 19/461. 20 Mar 1724/5 rec. 9 Mar 1730/1; Mrs. Mercy Osborn of Bristol,
Bristol Co., MA widow and relict of Jeremiah Osborn late of Bristol
aforesaid deceased and also attorney to her son Capt. John Osborn of
Boston, Suffolk Co., MA and Capt. Jonathan Woodbury and Catherine his wife
and Capt Samuel Woodbury and Margaret his wife and Sarah Osborn and Hannah
Osborn all of Bristol to John Throope; all that grant or parcell of land in
Bristol belonging to ye said Mrs. Osborn and her children before named.
Deed 22/93. 9 Oct. 1733 prb. 15 Jan 1733; John Osborn of Boston, Suffolk
Co., New England and wife Sarah to Jonathan Woodbury of Bristol, Bristol
Co., New England; our 1/4 part of a tract of land ... was the estate of
Capt. Samuel Woodbury late of Bristol aforesaid deceased and the quarter
part thereof hereby sold derives to the said John and Sarah Osborn by
heirship as she is the daughter of ye said Samuel Woodbury dec'd.
Deed 35/114. 19 Jan 1744/5 rec. 15 Mar 1747; Samuel Osborn of Chatham,
Barnstable Co., MA dealer to Joseph Ellis of Barnstable Co. cordwainer;
"one half of that tract or percel of land lying and being in the Town of
Dartmouth in the County of Bristol which I bought of said Joseph Ellis
& Martha his wife"; Exsperience Osborn wife of Samuel Osborn relinquishes
right of dower.
Deed 36/296. 30 Jul 1747 rec. 10 Aug 1747; Samuel Osborn of Nantucket, MA
physician to "my two sons viz Samuel and Joseph"; all my lands at
Deed 44/123. 31 Jan 1760 rec. 20 Feb 1760; Margaret Osborn of Boston,
Suffolk Co., MA widow sole admtrx of Samuel Osborn late of Boston mariner
dec'd intestate to Jane Savel of Boston widow; 70 acres of land in
Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA, part of 150 acres of land that Samuel Osborn
formerly of Chatham purchased of Joseph Ellis and Martha his wife.
Prob 183/419. 18 Mar 1864 prb. ?; Will of Benjamin H. Osborn of Westport,
Bristol Co., MA mariner; brother William H. Osborn of Tiverton, RI; sister
Elizabeth A. Hambly wife of John B. Hambly of Tiverton, RI, children of
sister, not named; brother Thomas D. Osborn of Westport, his present wife
Lucy R. Osborn, her and my brothers daughter Ruth A. Osborn of Westport;
sole exr Charles Westgate of Westport;
Ipswich, Essex Co., MA Deeds
[Note: for a period of time Ipswich kept a set of deed records independent
of Essex Co.]
Deed 5/195. 28 Feb 1683 rec. 25 May 1686; Henry Osburne and John Osburne of
Ipswich, Essex Co. to Josiah Clarke of Ipswich.
Essex Co., MA Deeds and Probate Recs.
Deed 3/292. 24 May 1670 rec. 13 Jun 1670; Bezaliell Osbourne of South
Hampton within ye presincts of East Riding of Yorkesheere attorney unto
Frizwid Mulford of Riding aforesd (as -- instrument bearing date 14 May
1670) to Antipas Newman of Wenham, MA ... according to the grant of ye
Towne of Salem many yeares agow unto William Osborne, then husband of
to the said Friswid Mulford lying and being within the bounds & limits of
Wenham; that he ye sd Bezaliel Osbourne by virtue of his power & letter of
aturney from Friezwood Mulford, his mother, & John Mulford her present
husband; Signed Bezaleele Osbourne; Wit: Thomasin Collacut, Joseph
Deed 11/147. 20 Apr 1694 rec. 28 Jul 1696; Henry Osburn of Ipswich, Essex
Co., MA; Whereas there was an estate left by William Merchant my former
wives Father ... he dying intestate felled? ye one halfe upon his relict
Mary Merchant & ye other halfe upon sd merchants only child wife of sd
Henry and -- Mary relict of said William before her decease by will gave
her pt amounting to sixty & six pounds to be divided proportionately
amongst sd Henry & Mary Osburne's children that payment may be duly & truly
made to sd children John Mary & Elizabeth; Henry's estate to his son John.
Prob 305/299. 2 Aug 1697; Henry Osborne admr of the est. of Mary Merchant
late of Ipswich dec'd ... appeared accordingly by his attorny John Osborne
who provided discharges from two of the children interested in said estate
& Philip Fowler appearing by a letter of atturny in behalf of Anthony
Lowden who married Elizabeth the other party interested in sd estate.
Deed 13/25. 11 Oct 1697 rec. 11 Oct 1697; John Osborne of Ipswich, Essex
Co., MA gives POA to "my trusty & well beloved cousin George Hart cooper".
Prob Files, Docket 18196. John Osburne of Ipswich, son of Henry Osburne of
Ipswich, releases unto his father Henry Osborne, administrator to the
estate of Mary Marchent, widow, and administratrix to the estate of William
Marchent of Ipswich, all claim which he may have in the estate of Mary
Marchent and William Marchent. Signed and sealed July 29, 1697. Witness:
John Appleton, Elizabeth Appleton.
Acknowledeged by John Osborne July 31, 1697, before John Appleton, J. of
Peace, and Aug. 2, 1697, before Barth. Gedney, Judge of Probate.
Henry (his E mark) Osburne of Ipswich, ordained his son John Osburne,
his lawful attorney, and he to appear before the Court and render an
account of his administration on the estate of Mary Marchant. Signed and
sealed July 29, 1697. Witness: John Appleton, Elizabeth Appleton.
Acknowledged by Henry Osburne, sr., July 31, 1697 before John Appleton.
William (his |W G mark) Goodhue of Ipswich, who married Mary Goodhue,
daughter of Henry Osburne of Ipswich, releases unto his father Henry
Osburne, as administrator to the estate of Mary Marchant, widow, and
administratrix to the estate of William Marchant of Ipswich, all claim they
may have in the estate of Mary Marchant and William Marchant. Signed and
sealed July 29, 1697. Witness: Wm. Fellows, Martha Brewer.
Acknowledged by William Goodhue, 3d, July 31, 1697, before John
Whereas Henry Osborne administrator of the estate of Mary Merchant of
Ipswich, being cited to appear and render an account of his administration
on said estate, appeared accordingly by his attorney John Osborne, and he
producing acquittances for two of the children interested in said estate,
and there being but one child more, Elizabeth, who married Anthony Lowden
of Portsmouth, and Philip Fowler of Ipswich appearing by his letter of
attorney in behalf of sd. Lowden, John Osborne bound himself to pay over to
Anthony Lowden or to his attorney, 14li. 13s. 4d., which is the full share
of said Elizabeth Lowden, in the estate of Mary Merchant. The land still
to stand bound for the payment of the same. Signed and sealed Aug. 2,
1697. Witness: John Croade, Mary Smith.
Philip Fouler, attorney to Anthony and Elisabeth Louden, acknowledege
June 23, 1698, the receipt in full, of her share of all willed to her by
her grandmother Marchant, and acquitted Henery and John Orsborne from all
[The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, Vol. 3, Salem, Mass.,
The Essex Institute, 1917, page 357.]
Deed 16/8. 16 May 1698 rec. 17 Jul 1701; George Hart of Ipswich, Essex Co.,
MA as attorney to John Osburne late of Ipswich cooper to Robert Kimball.
Prob 308/214. 27 Nov 1702 prb. ?; Will of Alexander Osband of Salem, Essex
Co., MA; son John Osband, dau. Sarah Osband, wife Ruth Osband; son John
Prob 308/228. 19 Jun 1704 rec. 19 Jun 1704; Agreement between John Osband
of Salem Village, Essex Co., MA son of Alexander Osband executor to the
will of said Alexander who formerly married with Ruth the widow and
admx of William Sibble of the same town; Ruth is "mother-in-law" of John
Osband and Sarah Osband.
Deed 34/157. 15 Jan 1714/5 rec. 31 Mar 1718; Agreement between Mrs.? Ruth
Sibley alsOsborn and her two sons John Sibley and Nanthaniel Sibley all of
Salem, Essex Co., MA.
Deed 36/51. 5 May 1719 rec. 5 May 1719; John Osburne of Salem, Essex Co.,
MA, husbandman to James Houlton, husbandman and Benjn. Houlteon innholder,
both of Salem aforesaid; land in Salem on West side of Ipswich River ...
"land which was given and bequethed unto ye sd John Osbourne by ye last
will and testamt of his honoured father Alexander Osburne".
Deed 39/110. 30 Mar 1721 rec. 12 Apr 1721; Mary Osborne of Ipswich, Essex
Co., New England widow of Henry Osborne late of Ipswich dec'd to Richard
Kemball; the full third part of ... and also the full third part of ...
deriving unto me by my father Alexander Knight.
Prob 314/89. 6 Jul 1724; Admr of est. of John Osborne late of Salem, Essex
Co. dec'd granted to William and Sarah Roberds brother and sister to John
Prob 316/168. 31 Jan 1716/7 prb. 5 Feb 1729/30; Will of William Osborne of
Salem, Essex Co., New England; son Samuel, son William, son John, dau.
Hannah Trask; "my four children Samuel, John, William and Hannah; sons
Samuel, John, William Osborn executors.
Deed 53/262. 24 Aug 1728 rec. 17 Apr 1730; Mary Osburn widow of Henry
Osburn late of Ipswich, Essex Co., New England to her son John Gamage of
Ipswich; land originally Alexander Knight's of Ipswich.
Deed 63/161. 1 Jun 1733 rec. 1 Jun 1733; Rec'd of Ensign George Hart sum of
three pounds in bills of credit which was paid to me which is in full
satisfaction of all ye goods and lands that the sd George Hart as attorney
to John Osburn formerly of Ipswich in ye county of Essex the sd letter of
attorney dated One thousand Six hundred & Ninety and Seven; signed
Saml. Osburn, admr to his father's estate. (SLFHL 0866041)
Deed 69/246. 9 May 1734 rec. 19 Sep 1735; Mary Osborne of Ipswich, Essex
Co., New England widow to son John Gamage; land derived to her from her
Deed 83/26. 2 Jul 1741 rec. 7 Sep 1741; Samuel Osborn of Salem, Essex Co.
yeoman to his son Paul Osborn of Dighton, Bristoll Co., potter ... for
himself & his heirs covenant grant & agree to & with his brother John
Osborn of Salem aforesaid yeoman that he the sd Samuel Osborn.
Deed 89/217. 17 Jan 1744 rec. 5 Mar 1746; Paul Osborn of Dighton, Bristol
Co., New England potter to his brother Thomas Osborn of Salem, Essex Co.
cordwainor; "my hond father Saml. Osborn of Salem afd yeoman & my mother
Prob 329/252. 14 May 1750 prb. 4 Jun 1750; Will of Samuel Osborn Jun. of
Salem, Essex Co., MA yeoman; wife Mary Osborn, son Abraham Osborn, son
Samuel, my two daughters Eleanor Whittemore & Mary Goodale.
Prob 331/229. 30 Mar 1753 prb. 30 Apr 1753; Will of John Gamage of Ipswich,
Essex Co., currier; "to my brother Henry Osborn of Newport"; cousin
William Gamage, brother Joshua Gamage's children, Nathaniel's children,
brother-in-law Daniel Adams, wife Hanah late dec'd; William Gamage of
Prob 337/466. 31 Dec 1760; Gdnshp of Daniel Osborn & Desire Osborn, minors
above fourteen years of age, children of John Osborn late of Danvers dec'd
granted to Abraham Osborn of Danvers who gave bond with Saml. Osborn &
John Osborn of Danvers.
Prob 337/467. 31 Dec 1760; Gdnshp of Isaac Osborn a minor above fourteen
years of age son of John Osborn ... granted to Daniel Purinton of Danvers
who gave bond with Eliahs Flint of Danvers & Saml Wilkins of Middleton.
Prob 337/467. 1 Jan 1761; Gdnshp of Stephen Osborn a minor under fourteen
years of age son of John Osborn ... granted to Mary Osborn widow & Joseph
South & Abraham Osborn of Danvers as sureties.
Prob 338/195. 8 May 1761 rec. ?; Partition of dower portion of estate of
John Osborn late of Danvers dec'd to widow Mary Osborn.
Prob 338/198. 6 Jun 1761 rec. ?; Partition of non-dower portion of estate
of John Osborn late of Danvers; Lots 1+2 to eldest son Paul Osborn, lot
3 to son John Osborn, lot 4 to son Stephen Osborn, lot 5 to son Daniel
Osborn, lot 6 to son Amos Osborn, lot 7 to dau. Desire Osborn, lot 8 to
dau. [blank] Buxton wife of John Buxton, lot 9 to Mary Osborn wife of
Abraham Osborn, lot 10 to Isaac Osborn.
Prob 347/201. 31 Jul 1765 prb. 7 Oct 1771; Will of William Osborne of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA; to my son Stephen Osborne my dwelling house wherein
he now dwelleth, to children of my son William Osborne deceased, children
of my son Jonathan Osborne deceased, son Benjamin Osborne easterly half
of my house, dau. Margaret Buffam, my two daus. Elizabeth & Abigail Osborn
the westerly half of my house; Sons Stephen Osborne and Benjamin Osborne
Prob 360/274. 13 Sep 1773 prb. 15 Jul 1790; Will of Elisabeth Osborne of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA; to sister Abigail Osborne; sister Abigail Osborne
executrix; At probate the will of Elisabeth Osborne was presented by
Abigail Osborne(now Porter).
Prob 351/89. 3 Jan 1775; Gdnshp of Micajah Osborn a minor aged sixteen
years son of Jacob Osborne late of Danvers dec'd granted to Benja. Daland
with Jeremiah Page & Jacob Osborne as sureties.
Prob 351/176. 7 Mar 1775; Gdnshp of Caleb Osborn a minor aged 10<?perhaps
14 or 16> son of Jacob Osborn late of Danvers dec'd granted to Nathan Upton
with Jacob Osborn & Daniel Prince as sureties.
Prob 351/238. 6 Apr 1776; Gdnshp of Douglass Osborne a minor age about
eighteen years son of James Osborne late of Danvers dec'd granted to James
Osborne with Joseph Osborne & Stephen Osborne as sureties.
Deed 136/273. 1 Apr 1775 rec. 19 Jun 1779; Benjamin Osborne of Danvers,
Essex Co., MA yeoman and Stephen Osborn of Salem, Essex Co. son and
administrator on the estate of Stephen Osborn late of Danvers dec'd to
Deed 138/82. 3 Feb 1777 rec. 24 Apr 1780; Marble Osborn, Hannah Osborn,
& Pattee Osborn sisters of said Marble all of Danvers, Essex Co., MA to
Prob 354/264. 17 Nov 1780 prb. 4 Dec 1780; Will of Joseph Osborne of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA potter; son Aaron, son Joseph, son Israel, dau.
Eunice, dau. Rachel, dau. Ginger, dau. Mehitabel, grandson Ezra Porter,
son Abel; son Aaron executor.
Deed 142/164. 1 Mar 1784 rec. 5 May 1784; Benjamin Osborn of Danvers, Essex
Co., MA yeoman to Joseph Southwick of Danvers tanner; "my late father
William Osborn deceased"; "Elizabeth my wife".
Deed 152/68. 25 Aug 1789 rec. 7 Aug 1790; Lydia Osborne of Danvers, Essex
Co., MA widow to Sylvester Osborne of Danvers; a tract of land part of her
dec'd father Gideon Foster's estate.
Deed 167/203. 16 Feb 1801 rec. 27 Feb 1801; Francis Little of the Island of
Curracoa now resident in Newburyport, Essex Co., MA mariner & Mary Osborn
of Newburyport widow both children & heirs of Temperance & John Little late
of Newburyport dec'd to Josiah Little.
Prob 372/544. 1 Nov 1803 prb. 6 Aug 1805; Will of Paul Osborne of Danvers,
Essex Co., MA yeoman; wife Abigail Osborne, son Paul Osborne, son John
Osborne, son David Osborne, two daus. Desier<sic> Osborne and Mary Osborne,
dau. Phebe Southwick, dau. Dorcas Buxton; son Paul Osborne executor.
Deed 175/182. 30 Jan 1805 rec. 31 Jan 1805; Daniel Osborn jr. of Danvers,
Essex Co. potter to Joseph Osborn & Sylvester Osborn gentlemen, Jonathan
Osborn, John Osborn the third and Amos Osborn potters, Rachel Howard widow,
and Mary Osborn singlewoman all of Danvers; all his interest in the real
estate whereof his father Joseph Osborn late of Danvers deceased died
seized; Daniel and Hitty Osborn.
Deed 176/105. 13 Apr 1805 rec. 18 May 1805; Sylvester Osborn gentleman,
Jonathan Osborn, John Osborn 3d, and Amos Osborn potters, Rachel Howard
widow, and Mary Osborn singlewoman all of Danvers, Essex Co. to Joseph
Osborn of Danvers gentleman; Elizabeth wife of Sylvester, Susanna wife of
Jonathan, Lydia wife of John 3d, and Anna wife of Amos; Anna, wife of
Amos signs as Nancy.
Deed 176/105. Same dates and parties as previous deed, except Joseph Osborn
is in the list of grantors and Sylvester Osborn is the grantee; Judith
wife of Joseph.
Deed 176/106. Same dates and parties as previous deed, except Jonathan
Osborn is grantee.
Deed 187/232. 7 Jul 1809 rec. 2 Aug 1809; Henry Osborn and William Osborn
of Salem mariners and Sarah Osborn and Mary Osborn of Salem all in Essex
Co. to Thomas Whittredge of Salem merchant; their right in a lot of land
on Waters' river in Salem ... remised and released to Mary Cook afterwards
Deed 188/109. 12 Jan 1810 rec. 15 Jan 1810; Christopher Turner of Salem,
Essex Co. shipwright and wife Sally in her right to James Buffington of
Salem mariner; 1/3 of four undivided fifteenths of a certain lot of land
in Salem; being the same of which William Osborn grandfather of Sally died
Prob 380/26. 20 Aug 1810 prb. 16 Oct 1810; Will of Deborah Osborn of Salem,
Essex Co., MA widow; dau. Deborah Chever wife of Samuel Chever; dau.
Deborah Chever executrix.
Prob 381/425. 25 Oct 1811; Division of the estate of George Osborn of Salem,
Essex Co., MA shoreman; Lot 1 to Deborah Cheever wife of Samuel Cheever
3rd, lot 2 to Eliza Osborn and George Osborn children of George Osborn Jr.
Deed 191/297. 1 Jun 1772 rec. 20 Mar 1811; "by the last will and testament
of hour Hond father William Osborn late of Danvers deceased, bequethed to
us Stephen Osborn and Benjamin Osborn, sons of said Wllm. dec'd in equal
shares; div. of land by Stephen Osborn and Benjamin Osborn.
Prob 352/103. 15 May 1776 prb. 5 Aug 1776; Will of Samuel Osborne of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA husbandman; Wife Patience Osborne, son Samuel
Osborne, son Jonathan Osborne, son Moses Osborne, son Robert Osborne,
dau. Patience Buxton, dau. Eleanor Buxton, dau. Lydia Buxton, dau.
Deliverance, dau. Content, dau. Ruth; "to my six daughters to be equally
divided among them"; son Samuel executor.
Deed 191/298. 13 Mar 1790 rec. 20 Mar 1811; Stephen Osborne of Salem, Essex
Co., MA shoreman, Joseph Osborne of Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH potter, and
Sarah Epes wife of John Epes of Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, NH yeoman to
their brother James Osborn of Danvers gentleman; "which decended to us from
our father and that part of said house assigned to our grandfather William
deceased in a divisional deed between said William and Joseph Osborn dated
December Seventh 1753; also their interest in another tract of land,
Benjamin Osborne being owner of the other half.
Deed 192/269. 2 Jan 1811 rec. 25 Feb 1811; James Osborn jr. of Danvers,
Essex Co. potter and wife Elisabeth Osborn to Richard Osborn gentleman
and Stephen Osborn potter both of Danvers, Essex Co.; "out Hond. father
Mr. James Osborn".
Prob 380/457. 19 Apr 1811; Wesley P. Balch of Haverhill, Essex Co. trader
and Susan his wife ... that her brothre David Osborn of Haverhill, in
consequence of weakness and infirmity of mind, is rendered incapable of
taking provident care of himself; gdnshp of Daivd Osborn granted to Wesley
Perkins Balch 8 May 1811.
Prob 382/229. 20 Nov 1811; Partition of the estate of Stephen Osborn; Lot
1 to Mary Osborn, Lot 2 to Henry Osborn, and Lot 3 to William Osborn.
Deed 198/220. 5 Oct 1812 rec. 8 Oct 1812; Richard Smith mariner and wife
Elisabeth in her right, James Osborn yeoman, Margaret Osborn seamstress,
Patience Osborn singlewoman, and Abigail Osborn singlewoman, all of
Danvers, Essex Co. to Benjamin Pickman Senior of Salem, Essex Co.;
land "which our honoured father Mr. Benjamin Osborn died siezed and
possessed of." (SLFHL 0866107)
Deed 200/17. 22 Jul 1812 rec. 25 Dec 1812; Joseph Buxton yeoman and wife
Dorcas, Jonathan Buxton Junr yeoman, David Osborn potter, Samuel Osborn
Junr yeoman, Jonathan Buxton 3d yeoman and wife Sarah, and Phebe Osborn
singlewoman all of Danvers, Essex Co., MA and Daniel Needham taylor and
wife Hannah and Thomas Buxton cordwainer of Salem, Essex Co. and Amos
Huntington of Amesbury, Essex Co. yeoman and wife Content to Douglas
Osborn of Danvers. (SLFHL 0866108)
Deed 204/222. 5 Jul 1814 rec. 10 Aug 1814; David Osborn and Samuel Osborn
potters, Jonathan Buxton 3d and wife Sarah in her right, Phebe Osborn
singlewoman, Joshua Buxton and Timothy Buxton, yeomen, all of Danvers,
Essex Co., MA to Richard Osborn gentleman and Stephen Osborn potter, both
of Danvers; part of the estate of Samuel Osborn, dec'd; Nancy wife of David
Osborn, Elisabeth wife of Samuel Osborn, and Elsea wife of Timothy Buxton.
Deed 204/223. 27 Jul 1814 rec. 10 Aug 1814; David Osborn and Samuel Osborn
potters, Jonathan Buxton 3d and wife Sarah in her right; and Phebe Osborn
singlewoman, Joshua Buxton junior and Timothy Buxton yeomen; all of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA to Douglass Osborn of Danvers; part of the estate of
Samuel Osborn, dec'd; Nancy Osborn wife of David and Elisabeth Osborn wife
of Samuel, and Elsea Buxton wife of Timothy.
Deed 205/77. 22 Dec 1814 rec. 22 Dec 1814; Jacob Wood of Salem, Essex Co.,
MA cordwainer and wife Clarissa in her right to Joshua Osborn of Danvers
yeoman; her right in the estate of her Hond. father Joshua Osborn late of
Danvers dec'd; her Hond. mother Susanna Osborn; her right in the estate of
her grandfather Jacob Osborn late of said Danvers dec'd being that part
which was set off out of said estate to her grandmother Anna Osborn dec'd.
Prob 405/306. 1st Tuesday April 1826; Petition to sell real estate of
minors; Sylvester Osborn esquire of Danvers, Essex Co. as guardian of
Eben Tucker Osborn, a minor under the age of 21 years, Elijah Upton of
Danvers tanner as guardian of Richard Downing, Eliza Anne Downing, and
Mary Bond Downing minors under the age of 14 years and children of Richard
Downing mariner late of Danvers dec'd, that the minors are seized in fee
simple by virtue of the will of their grandfather<sic> Ebenezer Southwick,
late of Danvers, deceased in common with Lydia Osborn wife of John Osborn
of Danvers, Huldah Guile wife of Benjamin Guile of Danvers, Sylvester
Osborn junior and Nancy Robbins wife of Thomas Robbins of Danvers, Margaret
Burnham of Andover widow, and Temperance Searl of Cambridge, Middlesex Co.
widow of two undivided twelfth parts of certain lots of land.
Prob 406/372. 28 May 1821 prb. 20 Nov 1827; Will of Thomas Osborn of Salem,
Essex Co. mariner; to Mary Smith of said Salem all my estate, it being all
personal estate; Mary Smith executor.
Prob 406/275. 5 Apr 1824 prb. 3 Jul 1827; Will of Daniel Osborn of Danvers,
Essex Co., MA; to Daniel Osborn the third <relationship not stated> who
lives in my family; there are no other legatees and there is no real estate
Prob 409/147. 30 Jun 1826 prb. 1 Jul 1834; Will of James Osborne of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA potter; wife Elizabeth Osborne; my two sons Benjamin
Clarke Osborne and Richard Sprague Osborne; wife Elizabeth Osborne extrx.
Prob 406/312. 22 Jun 1827 prb. 21 Aug 1827; Will of Joshua Osborn; sister
Susanna Osborn land conveyed to him by William Robberts guardian to John
Osborn recorded in deed book 184 leaf 107; to Joshua Osborn jun. son of
Micajah Osborn; to my cousin Amos Osborn jun. for the benefit of Benjamin
Swan Osborn, son of Micajah Osborn or in the case of his death for the
benefit of Sally Osborn wife of the said Micajah; my brother Micajah Osborn
and to my sister Clarissa Wood ... my father Joshua Osborn dec'd ... for
the benefit of my mother Susanna Osborn; nephew Joshua Osborn jun.; my
brother Christopher Osborn; sister Deborah Osborn; aunt Anna Osborn late of
Danvers singlewoman dec'd; uncle Caleb Osborn dec'd; Amos Osborn jun. of
Deed 248/69. 24 Sep 1827 rec. 28 Feb 1828; Hannah Osborn, Susannah Osborne,
Cynthia Osborne, John Osborne and David Osborn of New Milford, Litchfield
Co., CT and Abraham Briggs and wife Freelove Briggs, Michael Briggs and
wife Sarah Briggs, and Stephen Osborne and Nicholas Warner of Sherman,
Fairfield Co., CT, POA to Daniel Osborne of Danvers, Essex Co., MA to
convey their interest in land in MA which came to them by descent from
their uncle Daniel Osborne late of Danvers. (SLFHL 0867016)
Deed 249/148. 16 May 1828 rec. 27 May 1828; Sarah Osborn singlewoman, John
Buxton cordwainer, Esther Buxton singlewoman, Daniel Osborn yeoman and
wife Hannah, Paul Osborn yeoman and wife Eunice, Jonathan Osborn yeoman
and wife Lydia, Joseph Buxton yeoman and wife Dorcas, Mary Osgood widow
all of Danvers, Essex Co., MA and Elisabeth Allen widow of Salem, Essex
Co. and Robert Osborn of Hennecker, Merrimack Co., NH and wife Lucretia,
Desire Wood and David Osborn of Delaware Co., OH, John Osborn of Stanford,
Duches<sic> Co., Phebe Southwick of Peru, Clinton Co., Seth Peckham and
wife Mary, Clark Carpenter and wife Hannah, and John S. Peckham all of
Utica, Oneida Co., Nathan Peckham and wife Lydia and Ruth Smith of
Westmoreland, in said county all of the State of NY, Isaac Osborne,
Nathaniel Osborn, Ephraim B. Russ and wife Anna, and John Osborn of
Pittstown, Rensallaer Co., NY to John Wilson of said Danvers yeoman; land
in Danvers late of Daniel Osborn of Danvers dec'd. (SLFHL 0867016)
Deed 249/163. 16 May 1828 rec. 2 Jun 1828; same grantors as deed 249/148 to
Daniel King and Ebenr. King. (SLFHL 0867016)
Prob 407/207. 29 Jul 1829 prb. ?; Will of Joseph Osborn of Danvers, Essex
Co. merchant; son William in New York, wife Judith Osborn; to Joseph
Felton and William A. Felton children of Amory Felton and my dau. Mary his
wife, my other three daus. Ann Francis Osborn, Judith Osborn, and Rachel
Low Osborn, to deacon James Brown of Danvers for the benefit of son Joseph
Osborn, son Ebenezer Francis Osborn.
Prob 409/419. 27 May 1836 prb. 5 Jul 1836; Will of Amos Osborn of Danvers,
Essex Co., MA potter; wife Nancy; children Sally E. Emerson, Phillip
Osborn, Nancy O. Peters, Harriet F. Johnson, and Amos Osborn 3d; wife Nancy
Prob 410/123. 17 Jul 1837 prb. 3 Oct 1837; Will of Phillip Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA yeoman; wife Mary D. Osborn; two daus. Lucy Davis
Osborn and Adeline Osborn; brother Amos Osborn jun.
Prob 410/177. 28 Sep 1829 prb. 20 Feb 1838; Will of Sarah Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA singlewoman; Abraham Clark Osborn and Lydia Osborn
minor chldren of Daniel and Hannah Osborn; late father Abraham Osborn;
Mary Peasley wife of Daniel Peasley, Abraham Osborn son of Paul Osborn;
Daniel Osborn, son of Robert Osborn, who now lives with me ... held in
trust by the said Daniel for his said children Abraham C. and Lydia Osborn;
Daniel Osborn executor.
Deed 324/111. 7 Apr 1841 rec. 5 May 1841; John B. Osborn mariner, Samuel
B. Osborn cordwainer both of Salem, William L. Alley of Lynn and Sarah Anne
his wife in her right all of Essex Co. and David S. Osborn and Mary G.
Osborn of Detroit, Michigan Territory, heirs at law of Ann Osborn late of
Salem widow to Sarah L. Buffum; land which was assigned to Ann Osborn in
the division of the real estate of her mother Ann Buffum dec'd.
Prob 412/195. 6 Apr 1838 prb. 15 Aug 1843; Will of Patience Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co. singlewoman; sister Margaret Osborn of Danvers, niece
Margaret Derby Stimpson of Danvers wife of William Stimpson, nephew
Benjamin Osborn of Danvers, sister Elizabeth Smith of Danvers widow lot
leased to Wellman Osborn, brother James Osborn of Danvers, sister Abigail
Nichols of Salem, nephew Richard Osborn of Charlestown; George Osborn of
Prob 411/93. 13 Jul 1840; Division of the estate of Paul Osborn of Danvers,
yeoman; Real estate shares going to Mary Hazeltine wife of Timothy
Hazeltine, David Osborn, Dorcas Peasley wife of John Peasley, and Eunice
Osborn, with payments between these 4 heirs and also payments to Abraham
Osborn, Elizabeth Hussey wife of Daniel Hussey, and Mary Peasley wife of
Deed 341/238. 30 Nov 1843 rec. 6 Feb 1844; Asa Osborn, Oliver Osborn and
Henrietta Crafts, the wife of Aaron Crafts of Manchester and Ariel Osborn
and Elizabeth J. Osborn of Beverly, all of Essex Co., MA to John M. Osborn
Prob 413/194. 4 Jun 1844 prb. 7 Oct 1845; Will of Sylvester Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA; to all my children; unfortunate condition of my
dau. Rebecca P. Wilder; grandson E. Tucker Osborn; sons Sylvester and
Augustus K. executors; Codicil 9 May 1845, children Elizabeth wife of
Caleb Low and Mary J. wife of John W. Proctor, sons Sylvester and Augustus
Prob 417/193. 6 Apr 1838 cod. 7 Sep 1847 prb. 17 May 1853; Will of Margaret
Osborn of Danvers, Essex Co. singlewoman; sister Patience Osborn of
Danvers, niece Margaret Derby Stimpson of Danvers wife of William Stimpson,
nephew Benjamin Osborn of Danvers, sister Elizabeth Smith of Danvers
widow land leased to Wellman Osborn, brother James Osborn of Danvers,
sister Abigail Nichols of Salem, nephew Richard Osborn of Charlestown;
George Osborn of Danvers physician executor; cod: to the children now
living of William and Margaret D. Stimpson there being three sons and two
Prob 418/152. 29 Jan 1848 prb. 5 Jun 1855; Will of Aaron Osborne of Salem,
Essex Co., MA carpenter; wife Susan, grandaughter Margaret Elizabeth
Osborn, sons John and Nathaniel B. Osborn; Nathaniel Appleton of Salem
Prob 418/244. 30 Dec 1848 prb. 25 Sep 1855; Will of Stephen Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA yeoman; sister Persis L. Osborn, children of late
brother Richard Osborn dec'd; children of my late sister Safford; Martha
O. Safford and Harriet P. Safford the mortgage and note held against the
estate of E. Warren Safford; to Jonathan W. Osborn the income of the note
I hold against him, the note and mortgage to be owned in equal shares by
George F. Osborn, Stephen Osborne, Warren P. Osborn, and Augustus L.
Osborn children of said Jonathan W. Osborn; my nephews Jonathan W. Osborn
and George A. Osborne executors.
Deed 435/165. 28 Mar 1849 rec. 29 Mar 1850; Samuel Osborn of Ware, NH,
David S. Osborn of Detroit, MI, Amos Huntington of Amesbury and Content his
wife in her right, Samuel B. Osborn and John B. Osborn of Salem, Jonathan
Buxton, Edward Buxton, and Daniel Buxton all of Danvers, William L. Alley
and Sarah Ann his wife in her right of Lynn, Newell Ordway and Elizabeth
his wife her right of West Newbury in Essex Co., MA, heirs at law of Phebe
Osborn late of said Danvers dec'd to Abraham C. Osborn of Danvers, Essex
Co.; Signed Saml. B. Osborn, Ruth B. Osborn, John b. Osborn, Hannah L.
Osborn, William L. Alley, Sarah Ann Alley, Amos Huntington, Content
Huntington, Newell Ordward, Elizabeth Ordway, Samuel Osborn, Elizabeth
Osborn, Daniel Buxton Jr., Juliana P. Buxton, Jonathan Buxton Jr., Oronda
Buxton, Edward Buxton, Mary A. Buxton, David S. Osborn, Mary G. Osborn.
Prob 122/377. 1st Tuesday April 1849; Ann Osborn admx of the est. of Oliver
Osborn late of Manchester dec'd; dist. among the heirs at law ... 1. Anne
Osborn widow of said intestate, 2. Oliver B. Osborn, the only child of said
Prob 415/256. 28 Jun 1849; Division of dower portion of estate of Oliver
Osborn late of Manchester; widow Ann Osborn; Oliber B. Osborn, 17.
Prob 415/420. 17 May 1850 prb. 4 Jun 1850; Will of Mary Osborn of Danvers;
nephew Sylvester Osborn executor; to Mary O. Peters dau. of Nancy O.
Peters; to my sister Hitty Osborn widow of my brother Daniel dec'd; to
Mary Howard Osborn dau. of my nephew Eben Francis Osborn.
Prob 415/633. 22 Nov 1850 prb. 18 Feb 1851; Will of Mary Osborn of Salem,
Essex Co. singlewoman; to Stephen Osborne, Harriet Allen, Henry Osborn, and
Hannah W. Roberts four children of my late brother Henry Osborne dec'd;
Mary Cook, wife of John Paine of Providence, RI, dau. of my brother William
Osborne; Dr. George Osborne of Danvers executor.
Prob 418/339. 10 Jun 1851 prb. 1 Jan 1856; Will of Henry Osborn of Danvers,
Essex Co. trader; wife Betsey Osborn; my five children son Edward F.
Osborn, son John Osborn, son Henry M. Osborn, dau. Eliza O. Trask wife of
Thomas Trask of Danvers, dau. Maria O. Woodbury wife of Zebulon Woodbury of
Danvers; grandson George Bancroft child of deceased dau. Jane F. Bancroft;
son Edward F. Osborn executor.
Prob 417/438. 1 Apr 1853 prb. 6 Jun 1854; Will of Jonathan Osborn of
Danvers, Essex Co., MA yeoman; wife Lydia; Ezekiel Wellman Osborn and
Jonathan E. Osborn(my sons) and Nancy R. Buxton wife of George Cook Buxton,
(all) my children; to each of my daus. viz. Esther Shedd wife of Joseph
G. Shedd, Lydia Potter wife of Henry A. Potter, Mary Elizabeth wife of
Allen B. Breed, and Emeline wife of Henry Wilson; Philip L. and Stephen J.
my sons; son Philip L. Osborn of Danvers executor.
Prob 419/169. 18 Apr 1856 prb. 7 Jul 1857; Will of Anna Osborn (widow of
late James Osborn) of South Danvers, Essex Co., MA; sons Benjamin Osborn
and Richard Osborn, dau. Margaret Stimpson wife of William Stimpson;
grandchildren Eunice P. Peirce, Charles P. Peirce, David H. Peirce, Michael
S. Peirce, and Samuel W. Peirce children of David & Emma Peirce;
grandchildren David W. Osborn, Benjamin F. Osborn, Lucy P. Osborn, and
Sarah Osborn children of Benjamin & Mary E. Osborn; grandchildren William
E. Stimpson, George O. Stimpson, Susan M. Stimpson, James O. Stimpson,
Harriet F. Stimpson, and Edward A. Stimpson, children of William & Margaret
Stimpson; granddau. Abby Ann Osborn dau. of Richard Osborn; son David
Peirce; Nathan H. Poor executor.
Prob 424/231. 6 Jan 1856 prb. 1 May 1866; Will of Persis L. Osborne of
South Danvers, Essex Co., MA singlewoman; brother Douglass Osborne; nephews
Benjamin C. Osborne and Richard S. Osborne son of my deceased brother James
Osborne; Stephen Osborne a note which I hold against his father Jonathan W.
Osborne; Martha O. Safford, Harriet P. Safford, Eben W. Safford, and James
O. Safford children of dec'd sister Hannah; Jonathan W. Osborne, George A.
Osborne, Martha P. wife of Joseph Fenderson, Catharine wife of Edwin
Robinson children of my dec'd brother Richard; James H. Hodgkins, Joseph E.
Hodgkins, and Catharine O. Hodgkins children of Joseph S. and Lucy Ann
Hodgkins and grandchildren of my late brother Richard; James O. Safford
Prob 424/176. 4 Jan 1865 prb. 6 Mar 1866; Will of Douglass Osborne of South
Danvers, Essex Co., MA; wife Ann; to Caroline A. Whipple widow of Joshua
J. Whipple, lately dec'd <rel. not stated>; to George D. Nimblet of Lowell
<rel. not stated>; John K. Baker of South Danvers <rel. not stated>;
niece Caroline Robinson of Haverhill, Richard S. Osborn of Salem, and
George A. Osborne of South Danvers, children of Benj. C. Osborne of South
Danvers; George A. Osborne of South Danvers executor.
Hampden Co., MA Deeds
[Note: The Hampden land district was originally the entire land district
for *Hampshire* Co. until 1787 when Hampshire Co. was divided into
Northern, Middle, and Southern land districts. In 1787 the southern land
district office in Springfield inherited the original deed books, so that
when Hampden Co. was created, the deeds for all of Hampshire Co. were to be
found in Hampden Co.]
I-pt2/490. 30 Mar 1737 rec. 5 Apr 1737; Christopher Jacob Lawton of
Leicester, Worcester, MA and Sarah his wife to John Osburn Junr, now or
late of Hopkington, Middlesex Co., MA, husbandman; two lots of sixty acres
each ... 15th lot in the first division and 16th lot in the second division
of a tract of land by the name Glascow. [Note: the tract of land called
Glascow was later the Town of Blandford, first in Hampshire Co. and then
in Hampden Co.]
I-pt2/522. 30 Mar 1737 rec. 5 Apr 1737; Christopher Jacob Lawton of
Leicester, Worcester, MA and Sarah his wife to Allexander Osburn, now or
late of Hopkington, Middlesex Co., MA, husbandman; two lots of sixty acres
each ... *41st* lot in the first division and *26th* lot in the second
division of a tract of land by the name Glascow.
I-pt2/538. 30 Mar 1737 rec. 5 Apr 1737; Christopher Jacob Lawton of
Leicester, Worcester, MA and Sarah his wife to John Osburn, now or
late of Hopkington, Middlesex Co., MA, husbandman; two lots of sixty acres
each ... 39th lot in the first division and 8th lot in the second division
of a tract of land by the name Glascow.
L/347. 16 Apr 1739 rec. 18 Jun 1739; Allexander Osborn of Glascow, Hampshire
Co., MA, husbandman to Robert Young of said Glascow, husbandman; a lot of
60 acres being the *24th* lot in the first division. (SLFHL 0844491)
W/673. 24 Oct 1749 rec. 22 Mar 1753; Allexander Osborn of Leicester,
Worcester Co., MA, weaver to John Crooks of Blandford, Hampshire Co., MA,
husbandman; a lot of 60 acres being the *20th* lot in the East Range of
the second division. (SLFHL 0844496)
Middlesex Co., MA Deeds
4/466. 18.11.1671 Deposition by William Osburne of Concord, age about 26
6/264. 11 Mar 1677/8; Thomas Osburn and wife Sarah of Charlestown to
53/235. Feb. 13, 1755; Mr. John Peirce(?) of Stow stated that his nephew
Thomas Osburn should immediately after his decease take possession of four
acres of his farm (dep. by John Whitman, John Martyn>
59/36. 13 Apr 1761; John Ozborn of Charstown, Middlesex Co., chocolate
grinder to William Barber of the same place; Mary wife of John.
85/197. Oct. 1783; Elizabeth Osborn of Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MA to
David Goodwin; 1/2 part of tract of land.
56/487. 12 Apr 1755; Samuel Waite and Elizabeth his wife of Charlestown,
Middlesex Co., MA to Ephraim Osbourn of same place.
Suffolk Co., MA Deeds and Probate Recs.
Prob 44/421. 27 Dec 1750 prb. 2 Jan 1750; Will of John Osborn of Boston,
Suffolk Co. innholder; my children viz: John, Frances & Sarah; wife Ruth;
dispose the same among our comon children; my son John Osborn of Rowley;
wife Ruth extrx.
Prob 48/198. 19 Jun 1753 rec. 22 Jun 1753; Div. of property of John Osborn
late of Boston; Whereas John Osborn late of Boston in the County of
Suffolk innholder dec'ed in & by his last will and testament duly proved
ordered that after the decease or second marriage of his wife his real
estate should be divided among his children in manner following that is to
say one half thereof to his son John Osborn of Rowley to hold to him & his
heirs forever, & the other half thereof to his two daughters Francis &
Sarah; set off unto John Osborn only son of the said dec'd; set off unto
Frances Dockam one of the daughters of the said testator; set off unto
Prob 489/385. 31 May 1754; Margaret Osborne of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
widow apptd guardian to her son Samuel Osborn a minor aged about six years
in right of his father Samuel Osborn late of Boston mariner.
Prob 63/215. 11 May 1758 prb. 6 Jul 1764; Will of Elizabeth Osborne wife of
John Osborne of Boston, Suffolk Co. Esq. formerly Eliza. Pierce of Boston
single woman; Eliza. Pierce eldest dau. of my brother Jos. Pierce Esq.
dec'd, Anna Pierce dau. of the aforesaid deceased, Susanna youngest dau. of
the aforesaid dec'd; brother Daniel Peirce Esq; brother Capt. Nathl.
Peirce; sister Sarah Sargent her heirs excr. & administrators one quarter
part of what is coming & belongs to me in & out of my deceased sisters
Moores estate; sister Anna Green her heirs excr. administrators; sister
Margaret Green; neice Anna Green junr.; neice Eliza. Storer; brother Jos.
Green and appt him exr.
Prob 72/470. 20 Apr 1773; Order for distribution of est. of John Osborne
Esq.; Whereas John Osborne late of Boston Esq. dec'd did by his last will
& testament bequeth to his eldest son John Osborne Junr. two seventh parts
of his Estate ... but the said John Osborne Junr having deceased before
the testator, his interest or share, in said deceased estate, is become a
lapsed legacy, & is by law to be divided as intestate estate ... therefore
order the said executor to pay the said balance as follows, viz: to the
legal representatives of Samuel Osborne dec'd ... being two sixth parts
thereof and to Sarah Watts, Mary Turner, Catharine Sargent, & Mercy
Osborne ... being their one sixth part thereof.
Prob 72/510. 16 Apr 1773; John Osborn of Boston in the County of Suffolk
Painter was this day allowed by the Judge to be guardian unto John Osborn,
& Lydia Osborn minors under 14 years of age, & children of the said John
and Benjamin Mulberry Holmes, of said Boston distiller, & Willis Hall of
Medford, in the County of Middlesex Distiller, became bound with the said
guardian for his faithful discharge of the said trust.
Prob 94/511. 29 Apr 1794 cod. 24 Jul 1796 prb. 11 Oct 1796; Will of
Susanna Carnes of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA widow; granddau. Susanna Osborne;
dau. Susannah Cookson, present wife of Mr. Samuel Cookson; grandson John
Scollay Osborne of Epsom, Rockingham Co., NH physician; grandson David
Osborne; good friends Mr. John Hoskins merchant & Mr. John Osborne merchant
executors; there are other legatees, but I have only copied what seems to
be related to the Osbornes.
Deed 196/275. 31 Dec 1795 rec. 24 Feb 1801; John Osborn & William Bordman
Jr. both of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA merchants and Catherine and Lydia their
wives to Benjamin Page Jr. of Boston boat builder; part of the estate of
George Holmes dec'd.
Deed 223/63. 15 Aug 1807 rec. 30 Sep 1807; Samuel Osborn of Cornwallis,
Kings Co., Nova Scotia yeoman and wife Sarah Osborn formerly Sarah Wass
daughter of Wilmott Wass & granddau. of John Wass late of Massachusetts,
USA dec'd power of attorney to son John Osborn of Horton, Kings Co., Nova
Scotia mariner to recover and dispose of property that Sarah Osborn
inherited from her father and grandfather.
Prob 374/75. 18 Oct 1819; Catharine M. Osborne of Boston, Suffolk Co.
apptd gdn of Geo. B. Osbonre Catharine M. Osborne minors more than fourteen
years of age and Lydia Osborne under fourteen years of age and children of
John Osborne late of Boston, merchant deceased.
Deed 304/57. 13 Sep 1825 rec. ?; Appraisement and partition of the real
estate of Jeremiah Bumstead late of Boston dec'd merchant; John B. Osborn
merchant and Mary Ann his wife of Portland, ME among the many heirs;
some of the shares of property are subject to mortgages to David Osborn
of Boston gentleman -- no relation stated between John B. Osborn and David
Prob 140/111. 27 Feb 1834 prb. 18 Jan 1842 at City and County of New York,
NY; Will of Catherine McCauley Osborn of Boston, Suffolk Co.; daughter
Catherine McTier, dau. Lydia Hoffman, son George Barbour Osborn; son George
Barbour Osborn executor.
Prob 140/287. 31 May 1842; Division of estate of John Osborn; George B.
Osborn eldest and only son of John Osborn, Catherine Mactier daughter of
John Osborn dec'd, Lydia Hoffman dau. of John Osborn dec'd and wife of
Philip V. Hoffman.
Deed 564/125. 12 May 1846 rec. ?; Thomas Osborn of Houlton, Aroostock Co.,
ME to Alonzo Osborn of Belfast, Waldo Co. <ME>; all interest in the real
estate belonging to the late David Osborn of Haverill<sic>, Essex Co., MA;
Margaret Osborn wife of Thomas Osborne releases dower rights.
Deed 564/125. 16 Jun 1846 rec. 6 Jul 1846; Abigail Griffin of Belfast,
Waldo Co. widow to Alonzo Osborn of Belfast; all interest in the real
estate of the late David Osborn of Haverill, MA.
Deed 568/193. 13 Oct 1846 rec. 15 Oct 1846; John Davis of Haverhill, Essex
Co., MA chaise maker and wife Susan O. Davis to Charles E. Wiggin; all
interest in the estate of Susan O. as one of the heirs of David Osborn and
as the sole heir of her late mother Susan Balch formerly Susan Osborn to
whom the said estate was devised by the will of Susannah Carnes in case of
the decease of the said David Osborn.
Prob 413/119. 14 Aug 1848; William Courier of Exeter, NH apptd gdn of
Cyrus P. Osborne, Allen G. Osborne, and Harriet M. Osborne children of
George W. Osborne of Boston, Suffolk Co. master carpenter; George W.
Osborne and Gideon C. Lyford of Boston surety.
Prob 163/420. 26 Dec 1862 prb. ?; Will of John Osborn of Boston, Suffolk
Co., MA; son Thomas D. Osborn and son-in-law Alpheus M. Stetson; son John
H. Osborn; wife Eunice; said Thomas D. Osborn and said Stetson executors.