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OSBORNE - Jamaica, St. Thomas Parish, Kingston

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:41 am
by RNO
Richard N. Osborne, seeking especially birth information regarding Richard Osborne, ca. 1845, who worked as a schoolmaster in the 1870's in Woburn Lawn, District (former Parish) of St. David in the Parish of St. Thomas and was married there to Letitia Manhertz in 1873 then moved to Kingston and was a schoolmaster there in 1880's until his death in 1895. I know the year he was born (1845) but not the place. I am also seeking especially information regarding the birth in Kingston (so we are told) of Richard T. Osborne in 1885.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:59 pm
by missmallthing

I can't shed any light on your quest at the moment but am interested because my mother's maiden name was Osbourne and she is from St Thomas. I'll see what I can find out.

OBORNE/OSBOURNE - Jamaica, St. Thomas Parish, Kingston

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:27 pm
by RNO
I haven't visited this discussion board for a while but I was prompted to do so by the recent message from the site administrator, and I saw your message about your mother's maiden name being Osbourne and being from St. Thomas. I'd like to hear what you find out. Thanks for your reply. Keep me posted.

Re: OSBORNE - Jamaica, St. Thomas Parish, Kingston

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:53 pm
by RNO
Since writing this post, I have discovered additional information. My great grandfather Richard Osborne was married in St. Thomas Parish in 1873 to Letitia Manhertz and worked as a schoolmaster there for a number of years but I have now determined that he was born in Vere Parish (which later became a district of Clarendon Parish) sometime between 28 January and late May 1845 (I found an index reference to his christening on 25 May 1845 but it did not include his parents' names - perhaps the full record would provide that information). Some of Richard and Letitia's children were born in St. Thomas Parish but Richard's work apparently led to postings in other locations, including back to his birthplace of Vere/Clarendon, specifically for a time in the 1880s and early 1890s as a schoolmaster in Portland (not the parish of that name but rather the town in Clarendon on the south central coast of Jamaica). Furthermore, in my original post, I had thought that Richard and Letitia's son Richard T. Osborne (my grandfather) had been born in Kingston in February 1885, but I actually found his birth record, signed by his father, showing that he was actually born in Vere/Clarendon (in the town of The Alley) in February 1884, near where his father had been born and was working at that time. So it appears that the family did not move to Kingston until later, probably after about 1892. I'm curious to see if this information matches with anyone else's family history. Thanks. Richard N. Osborne