I was looking for Osborn family in England to see if I could connect to early pioneers. Roger Osborn of Halstead , in Kent to America 1631, He was the father of Sarah1 Osborn, bpt. High Ongar, Essex, Eng. to America 1631 on the ship the "Lion". She m. Richard1 Lyman; b. 30 Oct 1530; bpt. High Ongar, Essex, Eng. to America 1631 on Lion, d. Sep 1640.
(Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Great Britian and America)
<<Richard Lyman, the patriarch of all the Lymans recorded in this volume, and all of English descent in America, born in High Ongar, Essex Co., in England, about 25 miles east by south from London, was baptized, Oct. 30, 1580. The date of his birth is not given. He married, date unknown, Sarah Osborne, daughter of Roger Osborne, of Halstead, in Kent. She went to America with her husband Richard and all their children, in 1631, and died in Hartford, Conn., about the year 1640, soon after the death of her husband. >>
<<Richard Lyman first became a settler in Charlestown, Mass., and with his wife united with the church in what is now called Roxbury, under the pastoral care of Eliot, the apostle to the Indians; he became a freeman at the General court, 11th June, 1635, and on the 15th of October, 1635, he took his departure with his family from Charlestown, joining a party of about one hundred persons, who went through the wilderness from Massachusetts into Connecticut, the object being to form settlements at Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield. He was one of the first settlers at Hartford. "The journey from Massachusetts was made in about fourteen days time, the distance being more than one hundred miles and through a trackless wilderness. They had no guide but their compass, and made their way over mountains, through swamps, thickets and rivers, which were not passable but with the greatest difficulty. They had no cover but the heavens, nor any lodgings but those which simple nature afforded them. They drove with them one hundred and sixty head of cattle, and, by the way, subsisted in a great measure on the milk of their cows. Mrs. Hooker was borne through the wilderness on the shoulders of the men. The people carried their packs, arms, and some utensils. They were nearly a fortnight on their journey. This adventure was the more remarkable, as many of this company were persons of figure, who had lived in England in honor, affluence and delicacy, and were entire strangers to fatigue and danger.--(Trumbull's Colonial Records. )
Sarah formed a connection with the first church in Hartford, of which the Rev. Thomas Hooker was pastor. His will of 22d of April, 1640, is the first in the valuable collection of Trumbull, and stands, Record, 1, 442 and 443, and followed by an inventory of his estate. All the children are named in his will, and his daughter Phillis is called the wife of William Hills. He died in August, 1640, and his name is inscribed on a stone column in the rear of the Centre Church of Hartford, erected in memory of the first settlers of the city. His widow, Sarah, died soon afterwards.
Richard is reported to have begun life in the New World as a man of "considerable estate, keeping two servants." In an account in the Massachusetts Historical Collections, of the moneys paid out of the common treasury of the colony, is found the following item: "Paid to Goodman Lyman for a fat hog for to victual the pinnace sent for the taking of David Bull œ3 10s. 0. Goodman was the common title of the age for gentleman or Mister. This was doubtless Richard Lyman who victualed thus the pinnace.
<<The following extract is copied from the record of Eliot, the apostle, in his own hand writing: "Richard Lyman--he came to New England in the 9th month, 1631. He brought children, Phillis, Richard, Sarah, John. He was an ancient Christian, but weake, yet, after some time of tryal and quickening he joyned the church; w--n the great removal was made to Connecticot, he also went, and underwent much affliction; for, going toward winter, his cattle were lost in driving, and never were found again; and, the winter being cold and he ill-provided, he was sick and melancholly; yet after, he had some reviving through God's mercy, and dyed in the year 1640." >>
<<Richard Lyman's name is on the list of the original proprietors of Hartford in 1636. His relative portion of the land obtained from the Indians was a fair average of that of the other proprietors. Of the purchase, he received thirty parts, one or two on the list receiving two hundred parts. The land of the seproprietors extended westward to Farmington. The house lot on which Richard, settled as appears on the ancient chart of Hartford for 1640, was on the south side of what is now Buckingham street, between Main and Washington streets, the fifth lot from Main street west of the South Church and bounded apparently on Wadsworth street either on the east or the west. >>
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