Sir Edward Osborne, 1st Baronet
In 1628 Osborne was elected Member of Parliament for East Retford. He was elected MP for York in the Short Parliament of 1640 and MP for Berwick in November 1640 for the Long Parliament. When Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, Lord President of the Council of the North, was sent to ireland as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1632, he retained the office of Lord President, but appointed Sir Edward as his Vice-President. During the political crisis which led to the English Civil War, Sir Edward remained entirely loyal to the Crown, but admitted that he found great difficulty in raising the gentry of Yorkshire to fight for the Royalist cause. In addition he was deeply distraught by the death of his eldest son, who was killed in 1638 when the roof of the family house fell in; Thomas, his only surviving son, was said to have survived because he was looking for his pet cat under a table at the time of the accident.
Osborne married firstly 13 October 1618 Margaret Belasyse, who died 7 November 1624, daughter of Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg and Barbara Cholmondeley, by whom he has a son, Edward, who was killed accidentally in 1638, when the roof of the family home fell in. He then secondly married Anne Walmesley, widow of William Middleton, who died in August 1666: she was the daughter of Thomas Walmesley and Eleanor or Elizabeth Danvers (died 1601, sister of Sir Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby). They had an only son Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds.
- George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Vol. 1 1900
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
- Historical inscriptions inside All Hallows Church, accessed 18 December 2015
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