Osbournby Hall, the property of Isabella Marchioness of Exeter in 1912, was occupied that year by Draper MACKINDER.
Osbournby Hall was long the manor for the HUSSEY family. In 1537, John HUSSEY was found guilty of rebellion and was executed at Tyburn. The CARR family bought the HUSSEY estate. The estate is now owned by members of the WHICHCOTE family.
The name Osbournby is from the Old Scandinavian Asbjorn+by, or "village of a man named Asbjorn". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Osbernebi. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
The name is pronounced "Ozonby" or "Ossenby" by the locals.
Here's a newspaper clipping mentioning the village. Unfortunately, the newspaper's name is lost, but the date is 27 Oct. 1917. Right-hand columns are incomplete but I think it's possible to work out most of the context. I've used * to indicate gaps of lengths I could only guess at.: Diane MALTBY
RENT AUDIT.- The allo* holders on the Awarby esta* rent audit on Thursday, a * Arms Hotel, Osbournb* the transaction of the * business, the customary * vided. Higgs for Smokers' R* kinds, Southgate, Sleaford *