Sir Edward Osborne, 1st Baronet

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Ancestral arms of the Osborne family, later Dukes of Leeds
Monument to Lady Margaret Osborne (née Belasyse, died 1624), Sir Edward Osborne's first wife, at Harthill church

Sir Edward Osborne, 1st Baronet, of Kiveton (bap. 12 December 1596 – 9 September 1647) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1640.

Osborne was the son of Sir Hewett Osborne (bap. 13 March 1567 – 1599, brother of Alice Osborne, wife of Sir John Peyton, 1st Baronet) and Joyce Fleetwood. He was made a baronet on 13 July 1620.[1]

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.[2] 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.[1]

Sir Edward Osborne died in 1647 and was buried in the Osborne family chapel at All Hallows Church, Harthill, South Yorkshire.[3]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John, Lord Haughton
Sir Francis Wortley
Member of Parliament for East Retford
1628–1629
With: Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for York
1640
With: Sir Roger Jaques
Succeeded by
Sir William Allanson
Thomas Hoyle
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Kiveton)
1620–1647
Succeeded by
Thomas Osborne