Note: Notes For Christopher Osgood: Occupation: Clothmaker Marriage: He m. Margery Fowler, b. 20 May 1615 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Ma. Burial:
Additional Notes for Christopher Osgood (1615-1650)
Last Will, Essex Antiquarian, Vol. 4, Pages 37, Proved August 10th, 1650.
CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD, was most likely the son of Christopher of Marlborough and Elizabeth (Brockwell), md. Oct 1599 at St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and grandson of Christopher of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. See Osgood Field, "A Contribution to the History of the Family of Osgood," English Origins of New England Families, "CD-ROM," pg. 819 and Ira Osgood & Frank Story Osgood, A Genealogy of the Descendants of john, Christopher & William Osgood, (Salem, Ma. 1894), pg. 256.
Christopher came to America on the ship "Mary & John" 24 March 1634. With him came his second wife, Margery Fowler, and his infrant daughter, Mary, daughter of his first wife who had died the prior year, one month after the child's birth. On the same ship were his new in-laws, Philip & Mary Fowler. They all settled at Ipswich, where Christopher was a proprietor in 1634 and was amde Freeman 16 May 1635. His grants of land there adjoined that of his father-in-law. He was a clothmaker. It seems that Christopher Osgood married 1st at St. Mary's, Marlborough, England, 21 April 1632 Mary Everatt, and had daughter Mary, baptized there 17 March, 1632-33; his wife Mary, dying there, was buried 21 April, 1633. This daughter Mary came to Ipswich with him, and married there 1 June 16__ John Lovejoy, and is named in his will, and the memoranda accompanying it. His will is dated 19 April 1650 and was probated 10 Oct 1650. It is published in the "Essex Antiquarian," Vol. IV, 1900, page 37 and reproduced before (from the Fowler Family): Recorded Essex Probate Book 1, 234.
" I, CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD of Ipswich, being weake in body, but of perfect understanding & memory, doe comitt my soule into the hands of my redemmer, & concerning that littel Estate the Lord hath lent mee, this is my last will & testamnet. First, I do give unto my oldest daughter Mary Osgood, ten pounds, to be paid her or her assigns at her day of marriage, & to my other three daughters, Abigail, Elizabeth & Deborah, five pounds to each of them, to be paid to them, and every of them, at or upon their respective dayes of marriage. And to my sonne Christopher - Osgood, I do give my house and lands, to have and enjoy the same, at the age of two & twentie yeares. And my will is, that my beloved wife MARGERY OSGOOD, shall be the sole executirx of this my will, & to enjoy the profflt & benefit of my estate, duringe the minority of my children, as abovesaid. And lastly, I doe request and desire Mr. John Norton, and my Father Phillip Fowler, to be overseers, that this my will be performed, according to the true intent thereof.
In witness heere of, I have subscribed my hand, the nineteenth day of Aprill, 1650.
I do also desire our respected Majot (Daniel Denison) to a joyne with Mr. Norton & my Father.
NATHANIEL MATHEW. JOSEPG ROWLANDSON. DANIEL ROLFE.
Memorandum which was forgotten, my will is, that my oldest daughter marry not, without the desire of my wife & the consent of my overseers, & that my younger daughter s, marry not without the consent of their mother & the advise of the overseers, if it may be had, and that their several portions be paid unto them when they shall attaine the age of twenty yeares, if they be not marryed before that age.
Proved by the oath of Daniel Rolfe, the 10th of the 8th mo. 1650, per me. Robert Lord."
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