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Hugh Osbourne, Marine Private

Hugh Osbourne. Hugh Osbourne was born 10 November 1763 in Bridgewater, MA according to pension records or Pembroke, MA according to genealogical sources. Pembroke was part of the Parish of East Bridgewater at that time. Hugh was one of twelve … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rickard, Marine Private

Benjamin Rickard. Benjamin Rickard, son of John Rickard (1723-1766) and Bathsheba Morton (1727-1798), was born on 12 July 1756 in Plymouth, MA. His parents were married on 14 July 1748. The fourth of five children, Benjamin’s siblings were Bathsheba born … Continue reading

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Richard Pearse, Jr., Marine Private

Richard Pearse, Jr. According to his widow Candace Pearse’s pension application #W-4308, Richard Pearse was born in 1761. According to genealogical sources, Richard Pearse, Jr. was born in Bristol, RI on 27 October 1762 to Captain Richard Pearse (1737-1809) and … Continue reading

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Henry Norris, Private of Marines

Henry Norris. According to the pension application #W-17407 of Norris’ widow Desire, Henry Norris, Jr. served on the Trumbull under Elisha Hinman beginning in August 1779 and subsequently under James Nicholson in an engagement between the Trumbull and Watt. According … Continue reading

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Jacob Albright, Private of Marines

Jacob Albright. The Pennsylvania Archives includes General Returns of the Philadelphia Militia indicating that Jacob Albright served in Captain Eyre’s Company of the First Battalion in Northern Liberties in 1776. Also, he served as a private in Captain Jacob Sink’s … Continue reading

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