Sunday, September 17, 2017


Well, this is embarrassing!

While researching for this blogpost I discovered that my ancestor Mary (Osgood) Lovejoy's mother was not Margery Fowler but Mary Everett. The details are in this short biography for my 10x great grandfather Christopher Osgood by William Richard Cutter:

Christopher Osgood, immigrant ancestor, born in England about 1600, came to America in the ship "Mary and John", sailing March 24 1633-4. He settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. It is thought that his parents were Christopher and Elizabeth (Brockwell) Osgood, married October 30, 1599, at St. Thomas parish, Wiltshire. The widow Elizabeth died June 18, 1612, and it is likely that Christopher was raised by some relatives. There is probably some relationship between Christopher and the two other Osgood pioneers, John Osgood of Newbury, and William Osgood of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Christopher was a brick maker by trade. He was a proprietor of Ipswich in 1634, and was admitted a freeman May 6, 1635. He died in 1650. His will, dated April 19, 1650, proved October 10, 1650, bequeathed to wife Margery, son Christopher, daughters Mary, Abigail, Elizabeth and Deborah; father-in-law Philip Fowler, an overseer; wife executrix. Christopher 'Osgood married (first) at St. Mary's parish, Marl borough, England, April 21, 1623, Mary Everett, who was buried there April 3, 1633. He married (second) at St. Mary's, July 28, 1633, Margery, daughter of Philip and Mary (Winslow) Fowler. She was baptized May 25, 1615, at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. She married (second) Thomas Rowell, one of the original proprietors of Salisbury in 1639. She married (third) Thomas Coleman, before 1670; he died at Nantucket, Massachusetts, and she married (fourth) Thomas Osborn, of Nantucket. While residing at Nantucket she deeded May 27, 1673, to her son Thomas Osgood, of Newbury, Massachusetts, the house and land where she dwelt in the time of her former husband, Thomas Rowell, now in possession of Christopher Osgood; he to pay certain sums to her son Jacob Rowell and her daughters, Abigail Wilson and Deborah Ross or Russ. She made anotner deed, tantamount to a will. June 8, 1765. to Thomas Osgood. Margery came over with her parents, Philip and Mary Fowler, in the same ship with her husband. Child of Christopher and Mary Osgood, born in England: i. Mary, born 1633; married, June i, 1651, John Lovejoy. Children of Christopher and Margery: 2. Abigail, born 1636; married April 9, 1657, Sherburne (Shoreborn) Wilson. 3. Elizabeth, born about 1638. 4. Deborah, born about 1640; married, August 28. 1663, John Ross. 5. Christopher, mentioned below. 6. Thomas, born 1651.

Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 4  Lewis historical publishing Company, New York, New York 1908

So I need to correct my database and my family trees. I will leavr my  earlier blogposts on Philip Fowler up in hopes they will help other researchers.

To be continued...

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