Edward Usborne                             
Born 1705
Married 5th July 1733 at St Dunstans in the west to Mary Chambers (b.1710)
Edward died 13th November 1765.
Mary died 19th November 1786.
         
They had no children (?).
Edward was a merchant, banker and goldsmith of Loddenden and St Martins, Ludgate Hill, London.
Mary was the daughter of the Maidstone banker Abraham Chambers.
The bank became "Chambers & Usborne".
He acquired his brothers shares in the Loddenden estate and bought adjacent land and property. He made great changes to the house adding attics and extra rooms at the back and building chimnies. He built a canal pond as a centre piece of a new garden design, following his honeymoon in Venice.
An entry in the Staplehurst register reads: Edward Usborne Esq, Esq., in his lifetime gave a new silver flagon and patten and repaired the old cup at the expense of 23 pounds and wainscoted the chancel, gave a new altar piece, communion table and rails for the table and cushions round ye rails at the expense of 26 pounds.

The inscription on Edwards tomb in Staplehusrt Church reads:


Underneath are deposited the remains of Edward Usborne Esq. who died November 13th 1765. Aged 60 years. Also Mary his wife who died November 19th 1786. Aged 76 years.



Abstract of will dated 4th Oct.1762; proved 9th Dec.1765:
Edward Usborne of Staplehurst, Esquire. Bequeaths estate in Staplehurst to his wife Mary for life and after to all his children by her. After Mary's decease, if no issue, to nephew Edward. In default of issue of Edward  then to Nicholas Usborne for life then to his issue. Then to nephew Chambers and his issue then to nephew Edward and his heirs.
To his wife Mary, his post chariot and horses, plate, jewels, china and farm stock.