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Osment family page


Doris Osment (1891-1987), d of William Herbert (1866-1952) and Caroline Rance, m Albert Allen, emigrated to Canada

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Origins of surname

This Anglo-Saxon surname is derived from the old English personal name Osmaer, from oss, meaning god, and maer, fame.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey church records in 1839 with the baptism of William Henry, son of David and Jane. ALthough all the nine children of Edward Osment and Elizabeth Britton (see tree below) are supposed to have been born in Jersey between 1844 and 1880, the first six do not appear in the St Helier baptism register.


  • Osment
  • Osmont
  • Osmond
  • Osman
  • Osmant
  • Osmand
  • Osmint

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

'Father and sons

  • Ernest Richard Osment (1886- ) (St H) son of Ernest and Maria, Private, RJGB
  • Henry Charles Hope Osment (1899- ) (St H) son of Edwin Henry and Mary Edith Kellaway, Private, Somerset Light Infantry, wounded


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Osment family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • George Osment of Shearborne, Dorset, now of Haimance House, Ann Street, St Helier - 7 November 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Henry Osment, 7 The Cottage, Mont Millais, St Helier, grocer - 22 January 1936, D/Y/A/98
  • Ernest Osment, Campbell Cottage, Upper Clarendon Road, St Helier - 12 November 1943, D/Y/A/111
  • Elisa Osmont - 21 March 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • Ellen Osmont née Gibsone, Campbell Cottage, Upper Midvale Road, St Helier - 19 September 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Sophie Osmont, Clydeshill, Havre des Pas, St Helier, widow of Joseph Henry Randall - 4 November 1926, D/Y/A/86
  • Philip Osmont, St Helier - 10 September 1914, D/Y/A/73

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Family gravestones

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