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Re: Peter Osborne 1771
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: August 23, 2009 at 15:38:41
In Reply to: Peter Osborne 1771 by earl osborn of 4758

First of all, Quakers had no need to revisit their home, for any sort of religious reasons...and, there are no Quaker spellings of names. Josephus is a derivation of the given name Joseph...a Hebrew spellin, I seem to remember... and has no relationship to the Quaker faith. Peter couldn't possibly have come to the New World with Geo. Fox, the father of Quakerism, in 1711...Fox died in 1691, and to my knowledge never set foot in PA, which was established by Wm Penn, a Quaker, in 1682.
Peter Osborn's widow, Judith, married William Harvey 6m12, 1714, who had come to Pa on the same ship with the Osbornes, in 1712..... Judith was born in Bilson, Staffordshire, England, in 1683 They went on to have 5 children with William Harvey; Hannah, William, Isaac, Amos, and James. (this is found in Futhey and Cope's THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY PA. )
Neither Peter or a Joseph or Samuel Osborn/Osborne left a will or adm papers in either Chester or Phil Cos.
I find Samuel being taxed in Westtown in 1753, and aslo in the 1765 Chester ARchives, owning land in Westtown. Peter Osbourn is also in the 1765 Archives, as being a freeman in Westtown, an unmarried man living in the township, but owning no land. Samuel Osborn, in 1765, owned 200 acres in East Bradford .
Peter Osborn, of Whiteland, m 1734.4.6 Hannah Paschall at Goshen meeting house.
Samuel Osborne of West town, m Pheby Yearsly, wid, 8-5m 1777, in Birmingham mh.
I've looked through all my my marriages and find no mention of a Joseph...lots of other Osbornes attending many different meetings, but no Joseph. Neither can I find a marriage for an Elizabeth Hunt.
If I knew your documentation for the early Osbornes, it'd be a point the direction to look in.
I found Francis Osborne, dau of Richard and Phebe Grubb Buffington, as married to Samuel Osborn, but I can't find anything else (in Futhey and Cope's history). I'll include Richard's will, below, as proof of marriage of Francis to Samuel.

BUFFINGTON, RICHARD. W. Bradford, yeoman.
April 3, 1741. May 12, 1741. B. 80.
To son John daughter Frances wife of Saml. Osborn and daughter Phebe wife of John Wall 5 shillings each. Executors to sell all real estate. To sons Richard, Samuel, Henry, Peter, Nathan, Jeremiah, Isaac and Joseph 23 at 21, also 23 to the child my wife is now breeding of. Saml. and Henry to be put to trades after my deceased.Executors: Saml. Grubb, son John and wife Phebe.
Witnesses: John Freeman, Henry Grubb, Cathrine Davis.

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