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Ruth Osborn

Female 1788 - 1875  (~ 87 years)

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  • Name Ruth Osborn 
    Christened 28 Jul 1788  Arlington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Dec 1875  Hellingly, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3529  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Edmund or Edward Osborn,   b. Abt 1742, of Arlington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann Bartholomew,   c. 21 Sep 1750, Folkington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Oct 1820, Arlington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1771  Folkington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Richardson,   b. Abt 1794, of Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1850, Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1814  Hailsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F1796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. No marriage nor burial records in Arlington parish.

      2. Reviewed Rootsweb Worldconnect and LDS Family Search 15 May 2003.

      3. Email from Val Bray [], Aug 22, 2006: My information from Folkington, Sussex (very close to Arlington) came from FHL film 1364154, and the Sussex Marriages Index (a CD issued by the Sussex Family History Group from parish registers).
      Ruth (bapt. 20 Jul 1788 Arlington), married 25 Apr 1814 at Hailsham. FHL 1364156. Children were ??? William 1821, Eleanor 1819, Henry 1826, John 1823 (from the census). John Richardson died 13 Mar 1850 at Hailsham, Ruth 11 Dec 1875 at Hellingly.

      4. Email from Val Bray [] October 22, 2006: The children of Ruth Osborne and John Richardson. I have copies of these marriages if you want, children are from the census 1851,1861:
      1. Eleanor had a son, William James Richardson in 1844, married William Dray 24 Nov 1846. They had a son, Richard about 1849.
      2. William (I'm still looking)
      3. John married Harriett Fowler 19 Jun 1856. They had a daughter, Ellen Ruth about 1857
      4. Henry married Jane Fowler 23 Oct 1847.They had daughters, Elizabeth, 1848, Mary Jane 1857.

      5. Email from Val Bray [] Dec. 3, 2006: William Richardson (f. John m. Ruth Osborne) born 1821, married Jane Maria Bean on 20 Dec 1851. Children, John born 1852. Jane died in 1857 and William married Phebe Beartup in 1859. Their children were Sarah Jane 1860, Mary Ann 1862, James 1870. In the 1881 census William and Phebe are on their own at Herstmonceaux, Mary aged 18 is a dressmaker in Eastbourne. There is a James Richardson aged 11 at the Brighton Industrial School with two siblings, Minnie aged 11 and Ruth aged 8. Was this an orphanage? I have a death for a William Richardson in 1885 and Phebe Richardson in 1886. It is such a common name. I will send for some certificates to check.

      6. Email from Val Bray [], April 01, 2007:
      I have a correction to the family of William Richardson and Phoebe Beartup. Phoebe died on 4 Jan 1886 at Wartling, SSX aged 52 from abdominal tumours. William was the informant. William died in 1909 not 1885. Also James Henry, their son, born 1870 at Hove, died aged 1 year in 1871. All the information about the James aged 11 in 1881 is wrong.
      Eleanor Richardson (married to William Dray 24 Nov 1846) died on 20 Jun 1892 at the Gatehouse, Chiddingly, aged 73 years from valve disease of the heart. The informant was William Dray. He died in 1899. Their only child, Richard Dray (born 1849), married Agnes Bridget Vaughy in London in 1875. He died in 1898. He was a Tobacconist / Newsagent.
      Elizabeth Richardson (father John Richardson, mother Ruth Osborne) born 1817, married Charles Whiting 13 Feb 1837. Charles Whiteing died on 15 Oct 1900 at 22 Lansdowne Place, Hove, aged 86 years from plyoric obstruction. E. A. Whiting, daughter, was the informant."

      7. Censuses:
      1841 Eng: District 2, Hailsham, Sussex, p. 7 of 12, Gtham Quarter, all born in Sussex:
      John Richardson, 50, ag laborer.
      Ruth Richardson, 50
      William Richardson, 20, ag laborer.
      Eleanor Richardson, 22
      Henry Richardson, 15

      1851 Eng: Hailsham, Sussex, p. 24 of 27, #16 and #17, res: Highgate with Henry's family being the second household:
      Ruth Richardson, widow, 63, Ag. Lab. widow, b, Sussex, Arlington.
      William, son, 30, ag. lab., b. Sussex, Hailsham.
      John, son, 28, ag. lab., b. Sussex, Hailsham.
      Henry Richardson, mar., 26, ag. lab., b. Sussex, Hailsham.
      June (Jane?), wife, 25, b. Sussex, Jevington.
      Elizabeth, dau., 3, b. Sussex, Hailsham.
      Hannah Fowler, visitor, 19, servant, b. Sussex, Jevington.

      1861 Eng: Hailsham, Sussex, p. 10 of 24, #42, Cap Hill, residing as a boarder in residence of Charles Whiterings:
      Ruth Richardson, boarder, widow, 72, b. Arlington.

      1871 Eng: Hailsham, Sussex, p. 14 of 28, #68, Swines Hill, residing as a lodger in residence of Charles Whiting:
      Ruth Richardson, lodger, widow, 82, parish relief, b. Arlington.

      1. Source of christening information from extracts of the Registers of Arlington Parish Church, Sussex, England from 1700 onwards by correspondence (copy on file) of 30 Nov 1953 from George Mitchell of Berwick Rectory, Nr. Polegate, Sussex. Cover letter reads: "In reply to your request for information about the Osborne family, I have searched the Registers from 1700 onwards, and find the entries given on the enclosed sheet. It is unfortunate that the marriage entries are so few, but it must be remembered that marriages usually take place in the woman's parish, and there is no means of finding out where this might be apart from inspecting the registers of the district. I have no record at all under the name of Daw; Con Osborne is married to Sarah Coleman in his 24th year, but if this is the Sarah who died in 1806, he may have married again between 1806 and 1813, though for the reason given the marriage would not be in the Arlington Registers. I have an older Register going back to 1609, but I have not searched this; it is in latin, and would take some time to go through... There is no one of the name of Osborne in the parish now, and my oldest inhabitants cannot remember any family of this name. The parish, which still covers about 24 square miles, was twice as large until 1845, when a 'daughter' parish was carved out of it, and it may be that there are entries after this year in the records of that Parish... If you are interested in 'your old Church,' I may say that it is an unusually fine one, and dates back before the landing of the Conqueror..." He also notes: "It is more than likely that 'Osborne' and 'Osborn' are the same family, and 'Edward' and 'Edmond' may be the same person."
      1788 Jul 28, Ruth, dau. of Edw. and Ann Osborne.

      1. Per copy of death certificate on file from the General Register Office: Hellingly Sub-district, Hailsham District, Sussex County, 1875, No. 273: Died 11 Dec 1875 at the Gate House Chiddingly, Ruth Richardson, female, 87 years, widow of John Richardson a roofer, died of congestion of the brain and exhaustion, reported 14 Dec 1875 by Eleanor (Gray?), daughter present at the death in the Gate House in Chiddingly.