Bill.. It is always nice to find those in your ancestral line.I am also a descendant of Abel HOSMER, our Revolution War ancestor.He is my DAR ancestor, along with his father Josiah, soon to be listed as well.
The information you seek in regards to our English connection is something I can help you with, as I am in England as I post this response.I have spent much time here the past several years.The OSMER/HOSMER name still thrives well in the country.Hawkhurst and Ticehurst churches are two amongst many others of great interest to those bearing this ancient name.
When I return to the states in several months, I shall be happy to share what I know with you in general.Just as a side note of interest, do you know of our LEE/LEIGH lineage?If not, you would be amazed at the extent of it, for it is indeed fascinating.
Oh, Abel's son, Samuel, is my ancestor.Best wishes in your searches.