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Thomas Osborn, son of William Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn [Gibbons]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1823
Born
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
7th Sep 1823
Christened
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Woodcock in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Thomas Osborne, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation Servant
1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Allchins in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Son; occupation EMPLOYED ON FARM
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
c 1852
Married
Mary Ann .....
 
 
1865
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1867
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1870
Birth of a son
Albert in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1875
Birth of a daughter
Ansley in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1876
Recollections
At Fairwarp Farm in Maresfield
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Thomas Osborn aged 53 farms Fairwarp Farm in Maresfield containing about 30 acres for 11 years. Before that farmed Whitehouse about 33 acres under Lady Shelley for 9 years. Owns house and 4 acres at Duddleswell, copyhold of Duddleswell Manor, quarterly rent 6d., and bought it about 18 months ago. Never had any stone off the Forest. Always understood that the Lord of the manor was entitled to charge 6d. a load for stone etc., off the Forest. Has had turf and litter for all 3 places without paying anything. Has never had any gravel, marl or wood.

.......

 
1879
Recollections
At Whitehouse Farm.
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Osborn, Thomas. 56. Born on Clapwater Farm, Fletching. My grandfather used Woodcock Farm under Sir Thomas Wilson and when I first remember he used to turn his stock from Woodcock on to the Forest and used regularly to have litter and turn from the Forest. I used to go out with the teams on to the Forest for a ride when I was a child and when I was big enough I went as carter boy and afterwards as mate with my grandfather Osborn's horses.

My grandfather died at Woodcocks when I was 19 and the following summer I went to work for old Mr. Harry Card at Fords Green on a farm of about 30 acres which he owns. I was 6 months with him and then I went to live at Alchorn's Farm, about 60 acres, in Fletching and Maresfield (Shelley property) which my maternal grandfather Gibbons and afterwards my Father and afterwards my uncle George Horn farmed and I remained there till 23 years ago when I took Whitehouse Farm at Duddleswell belonging to Lady Shelley which I farmed 9 years. Then I took Fairwarp Farm for 14 years till last Michaelmas when I removed back to Whitehouse Farm. After my grandfather Osborn died Sir Thomas Wilson and after him Sir Spencer have used Woodcocks Farm themselves.

.......

 
1880
Birth of a son
Ernest in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Funnell Farm in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Thomas Osbourne, M, Head, married, age 57, born Fletching; occupation Farmer
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Osborn, Osbon, Osbern, Osborne, Osbourn, Osbourne, Oborme individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Thomas Osborn
   
 William Osbornm: 22nd Apr 1821 St. Anne, Lewes, SussexElizabeth Gibbons 
 b: 1795 to 1800 Sussex  b: 1800 Speldhurst, Kent
ch: 28th Mar 1800
  
      
 Thomas Elizabeth Caroline Obadiah Stephen 
 b: 1823 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 7th Sep 1823 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1825 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Mar 1825 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1826 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jan 1827 St Bartholomew Parish Church
d: 10th Jan 1827
 b: 1829 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Dec 1829 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 b: 1833 Maresfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Dec 1833 St Bartholomew Parish Church
 
             
Parental
record
   
   
   
 Thomas Osbournem: c 1852Mary Ann 
 b: 1823 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 7th Sep 1823 St Andrew & St Mary Church
  b: 1832 Fletching, Sussex
  
      
 William George Albert Ansley Ernest 
 b: 1865 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1867 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1870 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1875 Maresfield, Sussex b: 1880 Maresfield, Sussex 
Family
record

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