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View Tree for William OsgoodWilliam Osgood (b. 1609, d. 1700)

William Osgood (son of Christopher Osgood and Elizabeth Brockwell)58 was born 1609 in England58, and died 1700 in Salisbury, Mass58. He married Elizabeth Clere on 1632 in Salisbury, Mass.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Osgood:
came to this country in company with the family of his brother John, in the ship Confidence. The Confidence sailed from Southampton, England, on April 11, 1638.

was a proprietor in Salisbury 1640

William Osgood and the other part-owners of the old mill at Salisbury were brought to task for failing to pay the town its share of lumber agreed upon in return for allowing the mill to be built on Salisbury land. Osgood had to sue the heirs of the other owners, including "Susan Whitrige, administratrix of Anthony Colbye," to recover boards for Salisbury, which he did at court September Term, 1682. Among the depositions establishing the number of boards due were several describing immigration into Essex County, such as that of John Pressy "aged about forty-four years, testified that the first summer he came into this country, in 1651 . . . I do well remember that the saw mill at Salisbury was one thing that was accounted a rare thing and I did go to see it and I did see it going and sawing boards that very summer."

The first settlers quickly recognized the importance of the Powow River
1641 the Town granted William Osgood 50 acres on condition he build a Saw Mill
The 50 acres ran from the mouth of Back River to the head of the rapids in the upper millyard
This area was known as Osgood's Landing
The saw Mill was operational by the fall of 1642
While not the first in New England, it was one of the earliest, & became center of activity



More About William Osgood:
Occupation 1: Part owner - saw mill.58, 59, 60
Occupation 2: Millwright and carpenter.61
Residence: Abt. 1638, Salisbury, Mass.

More About William Osgood and Elizabeth Clere:
Marriage: 1632, Salisbury, Mass.

Children of William Osgood and Elizabeth Clere are:
  1. +Mary Osgood, b. March 03, 1649/50, d. date unknown.
  2. +Elizabeth Osgood, d. Bef. 1700.
  3. Joanna Osgood, d. date unknown.
  4. +John Osgood, b. October 08, 1648, d. November 07, 1683, Salisbury, Mass.
  5. +William Osgood, b. October 08, 1648, d. date unknown.
  6. Joseph Osgood, b. March 18, 1650/51, d. date unknown.
  7. Sarah Osgood, b. February 07, 1652/53, d. date unknown.
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