Charles Osborne (politician)

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Charles Osborne, MP (1760 – 5 September 1817), was an Irish politician and judge.


He was the son of Sir William Osborne, 8th Baronet and wife Elizabeth Christmas, and sat as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons for Carysfort between 1790 and 1800.

After the Act of Union, he was appointed a Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland serving from 1802 until 1817, being styled The Hon Mr Justice Osborne.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Charles Osborne married on 14 August 1793 his cousin Alicia Christmas (died 16 May 1847), daughter of Thomas Christmas MP for Whitfield, and had two children:

  • Elizabeth Osborne (died 7 February 1833), married on 1 January 1823 General Sir Michael Creagh KH (died 14 September 1860), and had issue[1]
  • William Osborne (May 1794 - 13 July 1867), Major in the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot, married on 7 July 1831 Helen Colt, daughter of John Hamiliton Colt of Gartsherrie, without issue


  • Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 3031.


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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Alleyne FitzHerbert
Sir Thomas Osborne
Member of Parliament for Carysfort
With: Sir Thomas Osborne to 1798
Sir Henry Osborne 1798–1799
Robert Aldridge 1799–1800
Mark Singleton 1800
Constituency abolished