|John Usborne MA
Born September 10th.1805 at St Marylebone, London.
Educated Eton and University College, Oxford (1823).
Married January 26th.1836 at Freston, Suffolk.
to Emily Jane, daughter of Reverend John Bond of Freston.
Emily died at Freston, on December 9th 1837 and is buried there.
John died Feb 6th 1843 at Torquay (Torr, Devon?)
and is buried at Great Amwell.
St Margarets Church, Angmering
was Rector of
St Margarets, Angmering between 1836
and 1843. He died aged 31. Angmering is on the Sussex coast. They lived in The Rectory in the High
Street, probably the largest building in the village apart from the
manor houses. According to Edwin Harris in his pamphlet of 1912, John
added the south front to this 17th century half-timbered
building. The Rectory was renamed Syon House as a residential country
house for The Nuns of the Holy Cross and their Missionaries. It became Angmering
Manor Hotel in December 2006.
The position of Rector would have been the gift of the Lord of the Manor, then Admiral Sir George Brooke-Pechel of nearby Castle Goring who probably paid for the Rectory extension.
The 1836 Tithe survey shows John was the tenant of Angmering Glebe which consisted of, not only the Rectory and its garden (2.2 acres) and the church & churchyard (1 acre) but also 5.6 acres of agricultural land south of his garden and the village pound in Roundstone lane.
John donated one guinea to The London Female Mission in 1840.
Emily died in child-birth or shortly after. Her son Henry survived only another 16 months.
The south front of The Rectory
Built by John?
Family tomb at Gt. Amwell
Kneeler, formerly in St Margaret's
church, in memory of John.