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Hannah Osborn(e), wife of Benjamin Eggleston


Compiled by Judy & Gary Griffin, 2007 - email address




John Osborn

The father of John Osborn may be a John Osborn who was born circa 1591 and was probably the John Osborne of Weymouth. (1) Undocumented research states that John Osborne, who died in 1686, came from England in 1644 and settled in Windsor, Connecticut.

John Osborn is listed among the early settlers of Windsor, Connecticut, along with Bygod Eggleston, Richard Oldage, and Thomas Dibble. (2) John Osborn was died on October 27, 1686 at Windsor. He married Ann Oldage on May 19, 1645 (1644?) in Windsor, (3) the only daughter of Richard Oldage (see Eggleston history). She was born circa 1625 in Dorchester, England (undocumented), and died on August 28, 1689 in Windsor.

John’s will was dated October 14, 1686: (4)

I John Osborn sen. of Windsor do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife Ann Osborn my personal and real Estate during her natural life, except that parcell of Land only that I now improve at Namerick which I give to my son John, Within a year and a day after my decease. I give to my son Samuel my now dwelling house and Lands adjoyning, after mine and my wive’s decease, he paying to his brothers and sisters such legacies as hereinafter shall be expressed. I give to my son Nathaniel that part of my house lott west side of Connecticut River, east of the Town Street, bounded North by John Gaylord Jr., south by Robert Watson, East by Isaac Pinney’s Meadow, after the decease of my wife and myself. I give to my gr. son Daniel Prior my Wood lott above Namerick, bounded south by Jacob Drake, and œ10. My son Samuel to pay his four sisters, Mary, Hanna, Ester & Sarah, œ10 to Each. Samuel to pay my gr. child Hana Shadduck œ5 in case she abide with my wife until 18 years of age or till my wives decease. I constitute my wife Ann sole Executrix, and desire Jacob Drake, Daniel Hayden & Nathaniel Gaylord to be Overseers. John X Osborn sen. Witness: Jacob Drake, Mary Drake. Court Record, Page 128 - 3 March, 1686-7: Will Proven. Died 27 October, 1686. Invt. œ315-17-06. Taken 25 November, 1686, by Henry Wolcott, Jacob Drake, Daniel Hayden. Will dated 14 October, 1686.

Ann (Oldage) Osborn died just three years later. Her 1689 probate abstract lists John Osborn, age 43 years, Nathaniel Osborn age 36, Mary Owen, Samuel Osborn age 26, Hester Owen age 22, Sarah Wright age 20, Hannah Egleston age 24. (5) The inventory was taken by Samuel Grant and Isaac Morgan. Administrators were her sons John & Samuel Osborn. Nathaniel Bissell and Job Drake, son of John Drake, were to distribute the estate.

According to Savage and Parsons, John and Ann’s children were: (6) John, born January 10, 1645/6; Ann, January 15, 1647/8; Nathaniel, March 10, 1649/50; Samuel, July 25, 1652, died soon; Mary, April 16, 1655; Hannah, December 18, 1657; Samuel, again, May 8, 1660 (Parsons has 1668); Esther, August 9, 1662; Isaac, September 28, 1664, died at 9 years (possibly November 24, 1673); and Sarah, February 8, 1666/7. He died October 27, 1686, when they (John and Ann) were living beside John, Nathaniel, and Samuel, and all the daughters except Ann, who married November 12, 1663, Humphrey Prior, and had left two sons; Mary, married October 22, 1674, Josiah Owen; Hannah, married Elias Shadduck, and next, married March 6, 1678, Benjamin Eggleston.

The living children were listed in John’s will and in Ann’s probate. John also listed two grandchildren.



John Osborn, Jr.

John Osborn, Jr. (John1) was born on January 10, 1645/6 (7) and died circa 1705. He is sometimes referred to as Sgt. John Osborn. He married, first, Abigail Eggleston on October 14, 1669, the daughter of Bygod Eggleston. Abigail was born June 12, 1648 in Windsor, Connecticut, (8) and died on July 30, 1689. According to Savage, their children were: (9) John, born August 25, 1670; the family removed to Windsor and there had Abigail, March 2, 1671/2; Mindwell, January 2, 1673/4; Ann, January 1675/6; Mary, January 1677/8; Hannah, June 14, 1680; Sarah, August 12, 1682, both died young; Elizabeth December 19, 1684; Martha, April 10, 1687. These children were probably those of John and his second wife, Martha Ellsworth: twin sons born and died February 3, 1692; Isaac, June 6, 1694. Family tradition says he removed to Long Island there had Mary (again), February 10, 1696; and Jacob, January 4, 1698. The family resided in Westfield and Windsor, Connecticut and then Long Island, New York. Parsons only lists Abigail, Mindwell, Ann and Mary as children of John and Abigail. However these may be only the children born in Windsor.

After Abigail’s death in 1689, Sgt. John Osborn married Martha Ellsworth, daughter of Sgt. Josiah Ellsworth and Elizabeth Holcombe, circa 1690. (10) By going to original court records, Justine Harwood Laquer was able to prove the identity of Martha Ellsworth, second wife of John Osborn of Windsor, Connecticut. There was a “not so veiled accusation by Martha’s stepson of collusion to conceal assets of [John Osborn’s] estate,” and Martha’s brothers were called in to testify.



Ann Osborn

Ann Osborn (John1) was born on January 15, 1647 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut (13) and may have died on September 29, 1682 in Windsor (she died before her father). She married Humphrey Prior on November 12, 1663 in Windsor, (14) son of Thomas Prior. Humphrey was born circa 1642 in Windsor and died in 1719 in Windsor. Their children were John, born on February 14, 1665 in Windsor and Daniel, born on December 18, 1667. Daniel married Sarah Eggleston on February 9, 1692/93 in Middleton, Connecticut. (15) Sarah was born October 26, 1670 in Middletown and died on April 6, 1706 in Middletown, the daughter of Samuel Eggleston and a granddaughter of Bygod. According to Eggleston & McBroom, Daniel and Sarah lived in Windsor in 1694 and Middleton from 1698 on. This conflicts with the marriage location information above.

Ann Osborn is said to have died in 1682 so she was not listed in her father John’s will or her mother Ann’s probate. Her son, Daniel Prior was listed in John’s will which indicates that Ann had died leaving one living son. Since her son John was not listed, he may have died before 1686 when his grandfather died.

Savage sheds some light on Sarah Eggleston and Daniel Prior. (16) He stated that Daniel was the son of Humphrey Prior who married Ann Osborn, daughter of John Osborn, on November 12, 1663. Humphrey and Ann had sons John born February 14, 1665 and Daniel born December 18, 1667. Daniel Prior and Sarah Eggleston had a daughter Sarah born March 4, 1694. Humphrey and Ann’s son, John Prior’s children: Ann born March 31, 1690; Mary born March 6, 1692, and John born May 16, 1695.



Hannah Osborn

Hannah Osborn was (John1) born on December 18, 1657 and died after October 27, 1686. She married (17) (1) Elias Shadduck/Shaddock on November 26, 1675, who died on May 26, 1676. She married (2) Benjamin Eggleston on March 6, 1678, who died in 1729.

Savage stated that Hannah, daughter of John Osborn, married Elias Shadduck or Chaddock. (18) The only child of Hannah and Elias is said to have been Hannah who married Benjamin West on March 14, 1692. (19) A granddaughter Hana Shadduck was named in Hannah’s father’s will. Manwaring states: (20) ‘Elias Shadduck’ died at Windsor 26 May 1676 leaving a wife and one child, and John Osborn left a will dated 27 October 1686 naming daughter ‘Hanna’ and ‘my grandchild Hana Shadduck.’ Benjamin West was living in Enfield, Connecticut in 1686, and after his marriage to Hannah, moved to Middletown. (21) Benjamin West died circa 1733 in Middletown and Hannah was administrator of his estate. (22) The probate named Abigail as a minor daughter. The children of Benjamin and Hannah, all born in Middletown, may have been: Hannah, born May 24, 1693; Benjamin, born June 1, 1696; Mary, born April 1, 1699; and Abigail, born July 23, 1716.

After Elias Shadduck died on May 26, 1676, Hannah married Benjamin Eggleston. Savage listed the children of Hannah and Benjamin Eggleston: Mary, born October 2, 1680; Sarah, 1683; Abigail, 1685; Benjamin, 1687; Dorothy, 1690; Joseph, 1695; and Esther, 1697.

The will of Benjamin Eggleston (dated December 16, 1729): I, Benjamin Eglestone of Windsor, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: Although I have given my children portions according to my ability formerly, yet I think it wisdom to make this following small addition to prevent future trouble: Imprimis. I give unto my son-in-law, Samuel Osbond of Windsor, to complete his deceased wife’s portion, 5 shillings. I give unto my daughter Marcy Miller 5 shillings. I give unto my daughter Sarah Bliss 5 shillings. I give unto my daughter Dorothy West L5. I give unto my daughter Esther Osbond, of Enfield, 5 shillings. i give unto my son Benjamin Eglestone the remainder of my goods and chattells whatsoever, who is obliged to take care and honourably to maintain the testator as long as he liveth. And my son, Benjamin Eglestone I constitute my sole executor. Benjamin X Egleston, LS. Witness: Thomas Stoughton, Joseph Haraper, Robert Thompson. Court Record, Page 78 - 5 December, 1732: Will exhibited and proven. Invtory taken 24 November, 1732 by Thomas Stoughton and David Bissell.

Hannah and Benjamin’s children are of interest due to their marriages to Osborns. They were: (23)


Endnotes

1 Connecticut Puritan Settlers, 1633-1845. Osborn, John, 1643, married Ann Oldage, of Windsor, ‘45. He probably was the son of John of Weymouth.

2 Founders of Windsor, Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Inc., June 1996. Online at the Connecticut State Library website, www.cslib.org/foundwind.htm, accessed June 2004.

3 Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth per Savage. Note, this is also in Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Volume 3, page 307. Oldage, Oldige, Oldridge, or Olderige, Richard, Windsor, bef. 1640, possib. went from Dorchester, but was not kn. there to Dr. Harris, d. 27 Jan. 1661 [note: 1661 is error, probate record says 1660], and the name is extinct. His only ch. Ann m. 19 May 1645, John Osborn.

4 Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1635-1650 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700, Vol. I. n.p., 1906. Page 249-50, Name: John Osborn, Sen., Location: Windsor, Died 27 October, 1686. Invt. œ315-17-06. Taken 25 November, 1686, by Henry Wolcott, Jacob Drake, Daniel Hayden. Will dated 14 October, 1686.

5 Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1635-1650 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700, Vol. I. n.p., 1906.

6 Savage, Vol. 3, Dict. First Settlers of New England. Found online, hopefully transcribed correctly. Record of Marriages & Births copied from the 1st Book of Records under the date 18 May 1674; transcribed by Samuel H. Parsons; New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 5, January 1851, p. 63 & subsequent. Online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/source_files/windsor.htm, accessed May 2004.

7 James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 3.

8 James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 2.

9 James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 3.

10 Justine Harwood Laquer, “Martha Ellsworth, Second Wife of John Osborn of Windsor, Connecticut”, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 156, Whole Number 624 (October 2002).

11 Rosalie Eggleston & Linda Eggleston McBroom, Bygod Eggleston: Englishman & Colonist and Some of His Descendants, Toledo, Ohio: Mary & John Clearinghouse, 1991, pp. 119-120.

12 Rosalie Eggleston & Linda Eggleston McBroom, Bygod Eggleston: Englishman & Colonist and Some of His Descendants, Toledo, Ohio: Mary & John Clearinghouse, 1991, p. 122.

13 James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 3.

14 Clemens, William Montgomery, American Marriage Records before 1699, (Biblio Co., Pompton Lakes, NJ; 1926). James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 3.

15 James Savage, Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v. 3.

16 Ancestry.com. Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers [database online]. Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: Savage, James. A Genalogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, - Vol. I-IV (4). Boston, 1860-1862. Volume 3, page 489.

17 Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

18 Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Volume 4, page 58 and Volume 2, page 106.

19 Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Volume 4, page 58. Shadduck, or Chaddock, Elias, Windsor, m. Hannah, d. of John Osborn, had only ch. Hannah, wh. m. 14 Mar. 1692, Benjamin West, and d. 26 May 1676. His wid. m. 6 Mar. 1678, Benjamin Eggleston.

20 Manwaring 1:232, 345.

21 Biographical Sketches of the Principal Founders and Settlers of Enfield. With Some Notices of the Eminent Deceased Men Ever Since the First Settlement. Possibly An Historical Sketch of the Town of Enfield, by John Chauncey Pease, M. D., 1829. freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nyterry/towns/enfield/enpeople.html. Two brothers named Joseph & Benjamin West settled in Enfield 1686. Benjamin m. Hannah Haddock 1692 __ had son Benjamin b. 1692. This family removed to Middletown.

22 Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1729-50 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1729-1750. Vol. III. n.p., 1906, p. 338, court record p. 104, Vol. XII, p. 14.

23 Rosalie Eggleston & Linda Eggleston McBroom, Bygod Eggleston: Englishman & Colonist and Some of His Descendants, Toledo, Ohio: Mary & John Clearinghouse, 1991, pp. 123-124.

24 Sources cited by Kimball G. Everingham in his GEDCOM posted as part of the RootsWeb WorldConnect Project. awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=kgeveringham&id=I46610. Other sources: “The Barbour Collection of CT Vital Recs.”, “Index”, Barbour. Will of Samuel Osborn, Hampshire Co., MA Will Book 5/157. Osborne Origins, home.att.net/~osborne-origins, 04/02/2004