John Usborne                                    
Born 1430
Married Margaret.
Died 17th December 1499
Will proved 17th February 1501.
John was a tanner.
They lived at Staplehurst, Kent.
Will of John Osborne, senior, of Staplehurst dated 17th December 1499:
After my wife Margaret's death all the said lands and tenements to son John and his heirs. Son Thomas to have issues and profits from one acre I bought of Stephen Fox, also of a croft of land lying to the King's street, north. When John cometh of lawful age the acre and croft to to be delivered to John and his heirs for ever. etc.
Wife Margaret to have stuff of household, that is to say bedding, brass, pewter and other necessaries in my messuage except tones and all other instruments of my tan house which son Thomas shall have with all stock of the tannehouse and all other goods and chattels. Wife Margaret to have my best cow, the remainder to Thomas. etc