Osbaldeston is the ancient home of the Osbaldeston family which may be the oldest Lancashire family. Peter Osbaldeston (peterosbaldeston[at]btinternet[dot]com
) has just completed 25 years research into the Osbaldeston family (including variations, i.e. Osbaldiston, etc).
This work includes 600 pages on the family which includes numerous charts, many photographs and diagrams and includes some photographs on original births and marriage records from the 17th century onwards. There are photographs of all the Osbaldeston Halls and Houses, both exterior and interior. These include Osbaldeston Hall and Oxendale Hall at Osbaldeston, Sunderland in Balderstone Hall (site of) and the present farmhouse; Osbaldeston House at Walton-le-Dale and others.
Also included in this work are the other branches originating from Osbaldeston Hall, Lancashire, namely Hunmanby Hall at Hunmanby,East Yorkshire and Hutton Buscel and Ebberston, East Yorkshire. This includes other important families, i.e. the Mitfords, Amherst, etc. The other important branch researched is the Osbaldeston family of Chadlington and Burford, Oxfordshire. Other lesser branches from all over the UK (Osbaldeston family of Disley, Cheshire) have been researched and charts compiled and this also includes research on many Osbaldeston (and variations - Osbaldiston) throughout the world with particular emphasis on the USA/Canada/Australia & New Zealand.
His main research is contained on a database with some 5,000 Osbaldeston and variations. Most entries contain detailed information all connected back on family lines.