John (1st) Osmond

John (1st) Osmond

Tumut, NSW.

John (1st) OSMOND was born in 1808 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England. His parents were Thomas Osmond and Mercy Corley. He died on the 21st January, 1891, in Newtown, Sydney. He was buried on the 22nd January, 1891, in the Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.

Emigration to Australia

John (1st) and Mary migrated to Australia, as assisted immigrants, and arrived on the 31st August 1838. They sailed aboard the ship "William Metcalfe".

Shipping papers show;

John was listed as:- shoemaker, Protestant, 30 years, reads and writes, Native place- Hawkhurst, Kent,

Father - Thomas Osmond, shoemaker...Mother.

Children on board:

1. Henry, 5 yrs - 5th October, 1833.

2. James, 1.5 yrs - 15th January,1837.


Fanny WICKENDEN born in 1814 in Westerham, Kent, England. Married on the 15th February, 1836, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.


1. Henry OSMOND was born on the 5th October, 1833, in Kent, England. He was christened on the 25th December, 1833, in St. Lawrence with All Saints, Church of England, Hawkhurst, Kent, England.

2. James OSMOND was born on the 15th January, 1837, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. He was christened on the 13th February, 1837, in Countess off Huntingdon's Chapel, Tunbridge, Kent, England.

3. Robert William OSMOND was born on the 22nd September, 1839, in The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.

4. Eliza Frances OSMOND born on the 21st August, 1841 in NSW. - She married Charles (1st) Oddy on the 24th March, 1863, in All saints, Tumut, he was the son of John (1st) Oddy and Hannah Littllewood.

5. Philadelphia OSMOND was born on the 15th October, 1843, in All Saints Church of England, Sutton Forest, NSW

6. Thomas OSMOND was born in 1845.

7. William OSMOND was born in 1847.

8. Albert OSMOND was born on the 14th October, 1849, in NSW.

9. John (2nd) OSMOND was born in 1851.

Star Hotel

Hotels Index

TUMUT - A Queer Burglar.- One night last week (the Tumut and Adelong times reports), Mrs. Osmond, awaking from slumber, heard sounds indicative of the presence of an intruder on the premises of the Star Hotel, she thought in the billiard-room. Arousing Mr. Osmond she imparted the unwelcome intelligence to him, and he forthwith donned portion of his attire, and proceeding cautiously to the place lighted a match. Nothing was to be seen there, but something evidently was moving about in the adjoining kitchen, Stealing stealthily to the culinary establishment, the host of the Star ignited another wax vesta, and peering into the chamber saw by its glimmer an ominous looking lengthened visage, with great eyes, and surmounted by a pair of formidable horns.

The midnight visitant proved, however, to be nothing more satanic than a harmless enough wandering cow, which immediately made a rush for the half-opened door, and by jamming its head and shoulders in the insufficient space for exit, caused some further disturbance, and was with difficulty driven forth to roam at large in the darkness. Why the cow went into the Star Hotel kitchen is a question which those who have nothing better to do may strive to solve. She took nothing away with her, and left nothing of any value as a memorial of her burglarious entry of the place. - (Ref- The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893)(about) Previous issue Saturday 25 February 1882).

Eliza Osmond, sister of Mr James Osmond, who at one time ran the Star Hotel in Tumut.

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