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Joseph Osborne

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Charles Report 27 Apr 2013 16:02

I am seeking information about Joseph Osborne who was born in Blackrock County Dublin on December 24th. 1809

Thank you,


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 16:09

Hello Charles - your thread has triplicated itself!

Sometimes multiple posting happen when there's a glitch in the system.

Could you delete the other two?


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 16:11

Charles - what information do you already have on him? How did you connect to him?


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 16:43

pm from Charles:

"Hello Marie Celeste.,
I have a complete record of my g.grandfather dating from 1828 when he joined the navy. it states on his first pay sheet ,relating to the naval ship "Asia" that he was born in Black Rock County Dublin. His Birth date of 24/12/1809 is taken from his tombstone in Sunderland, where he died in 1881. I have been unable to trace him in Ireland.



MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 16:46

Hello Charles - if you have a complete record of him does that include his marriage certificate which should show his father's name and occupation (providing he knew his father)? If so, could you give us those details and also when/where he married?

The more we can work back from the better!


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 16:50

I know Charles will have this 1871, but helps us build up a picture:

OSBORNE, Joseph Head M 62 1809 Ireland Navy Pensioner
OSBORNE, Margaret Wife F 52 1819 Scotland
OSBORNE, Anabella Daughter F 27 1844 Northumberland, Newton
OSBORNE, Joseph Son M 18 1853 Northumberland, Bamburgh - draper
OSBORNE, James Son M 16 1855 Northumberland, Bamburgh - pupil teacher

Piece: 5009 Folio: 43 Page: 22
Registration District: Sunderland
Civil Parish: Bishop Wearmouth
Municipal Borough: Sunderland

Address: Amberly Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland County: Durham


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 17:55

further pm:

"Hello Marie,
My G.Grandfather had a civil wedding at Pevensey , Sussex on 6th. May 1833. A certificate was not issued in civil ceremonies at that time. The archivist for the area told me that there was no mention of family in the record. J.O. was an Officer Coastguard at West Mersea."


Charles Report 27 Apr 2013 18:28

Hello Marie, Firstly I thank you for your kindness and interest.

However, I must tell you that I do not understand the operation of G.R .
I am 84 and all this is beyond me. This thread business..."Watched threads"
"Posts" "new posts" At the end of your message it stated"Add your reply", and I did.
Doubtless, I have done it incorrectly.
Again, thank you .
Kindest regards,


Fredk Report 27 Apr 2013 18:40


Just keep trying .I am 82 and it took me a while but now I manage and also help others . Still make mistakes. The people on the boards will always advise and help you


MarieCeleste Report 27 Apr 2013 18:41

Well Charles, there's people half your age (and less) who aren't managing the boards as well as you are!

We all have to start somewhere and you're picking it up quickly, the way you've replied this time is exactly right.

I hadn't realised it was pre 1837 when J.O. married.

Just for other helper's reference:

Joseph Osborne, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973 "
Name: Joseph Osborne
Spouse's Name: Margaret Conolly
Event Date: 06 May 1833
Event Place: Pevensey,Sussex,England

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M04250-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 504417
Reference ID:

Citing this Record


Charles Report 27 Apr 2013 19:50

Hello Marie & Fredk,
I feel quite rejuvenated! I might just celebrate, peeling an extra potato for my lunch... seriously, thank you.
Kindest regards,



Fredk Report 27 Apr 2013 19:54

Appreciate the thanks.Just keep posting and check your thread . Relplies sometimes come up later


Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Apr 2013 21:15

You will aready have this info.Charles but just for our ref. (British C.G. 1841....)

Osborne, Joseph IRL c1811
1841 West Mersea ESS (enumerated as Navy)
1851 Budle NBL
Wife: Margaret, (1819 or 1821), SCT.
Children: John Conley, 1842, Mersea, ESS;
Annabella Jemima, 1844, Embleton, NBL;
Margaret, 1850, Bamburgh, NBL.


Charles Report 27 Apr 2013 23:19

Yes, thank you. I have this.