Sarah Jane Osmond

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 24/09/2020
© Christine Gambles

Sarah Jane Osmond



Sarah Jane was born in Linkenholt Hampshire she was the daughter of Michael and Sarah Osmond (nee Kingham) who were married in Kensington in 1844. Michael was born c1805 in Bullington Hampshire and Sarah was born c1809 in Farnborough Berkshire. Sarah Jane had a brother, Michael Kingham born in 1847.

In 1851 the family were living in Linkenholt. Michael was a Farmer and was farming 550 acres employing 20 labourers.

Sarah Jane’s mother died aged 43 in 1852, her father remarried three years later. His 2nd wife was Sarah Elizabeth Stratton (born c1826 in Newbury. Sarah Elizabeth was Michael’s cousin, her mother Hannah and his father Richard were brother and sister). The marriage was registered in the December quarter 1855 in Newbury.

The 1861 census records the family at Church Farm Linkenholt Hampshire.

Sarah Jane died aged 16 on the28th November 1861 she was laid to rest in a private grave in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 4th December (her death was registered in Andover and she was brought form Hurstbourne Hampshire for the burial)

Sarah Jane’s father died on the 10th October 1868 in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight he was buried on the 16th October in the Newtown Road Cemetery. Probate records his Personal Estate Under £12,000

Sarah Jane’s stepmother Sarah Elizabeth was recorded as an Annuitant living at 3 Porchester Villas Newbury in the 1871 census. In 1881 she was recorded living from dividends at 13 Stormont Road Battersea London. She died aged 61 on the 25th January 1887 and was laid to rest alongside her husband in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 31st January (her death was registered in Reading and she was brought from Reading for the burial). Probate records her Personal Estate as £4272 13s

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