Public Ostle Genealogy

Thomas OstleAge: 29 years17781807

Thomas Ostle
Birth April 16, 1778 38 42
Citation details: 322/50
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Ostle
May 4, 1781 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 297/67
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Stordy
September 20, 1788 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: 297/189
Bookseller, Ave Maria Lane, London
before 1804 (Age 25 years)

Death December 11, 1807 (Age 29 years)
Gracechurch St Monthly Meeting
Burial December 13, 1807 (2 days after death)
Gracechurch St. Monthly Meeting
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Marriage: May 31, 1770Cockermouth Meeting
18 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
15 months
elder sister
3 years

BirthSociety of Friends: Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Citation details: 322/50
OccupationLondon Publishers and Printers
DeathSociety of Friends: Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Gracechurch St Monthly Meeting
BurialSociety of Friends: Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Gracechurch St. Monthly Meeting
Shared note
On 4 July 1807 Thomas published "The Eloquence of the British Senate" by the essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830). On his death record, his residence is given as Ludgate Hill. The Quaker records note that he "died of consumption" while a death notice in the "Carlisle Journal" for December 19th 1807 says "Suddenly, a few days ago, by the bursting of a blood vessel". In his will he left £250 to his cousin Isaac Ostell of London and the rest of his estate to his father Jacob, in Cockermouth, there is no mention of a wife or children. He appoints Joseph Johnson, bookseller, of St Paul's Churchyard as trustee and executor to wind-up his business. Johnson was a very distinguished Unitarian publisher who was at the centre of educated middle-class Unitarian society in London. He published Hazlitt's father (a Unitarian preacher) as early as 1766, and was to publish Hazlitt the essayist's first book in 1805. He was also the publisher of Wollstonecraft, Blake, Paine, and most radical and dissenting authors of the day. Wordsworth published his first book with Johnson in 1793. Coleridge published with him in 1798. Information from Duncan Wu, Professor of English Literature at St Catherine's College, Oxford.