Person:George Overton (2)

George Overton
m. 11 Feb 1811
  1. Thomas Overton1811 - 1886
  2. John Overton1813 - 1886
  3. William Overton1818 - 1889
  4. George Overton1820 - 1883
  5. Rebecca Ann Overton1823 - 1869
  • HGeorge Overton1820 - 1883
  • WEmma Hall1822 - 1900
m. 28 Apr 1847
  1. William H. Overton1848 - 1918
  2. Mary Jane OvertonAbt 1850 - Bef 1880
  3. Henry George Overton1852 -
  4. Amelia Overton1855 - 1925
  5. John Thomas Overton1858 - 1923
  6. Emma Overton1860 - 1900
  7. Edwin Overton1862 - 1879
  8. Alford Overton1865 - 1933
Facts and Events
Name[1][3][4][5] George Overton
Gender Male
Birth[4] 15 Jul 1820 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandEach census record from 1851, 1861, and 1871 lists his birthplace as Bardney, Lincolnshire.
Baptism[1] 14 Jul 1821 Bardney, Lincolnshire, England“George son of William and Jane Overton”, from Bardney, was baptized by John Wray. William's profession was given as “dealer in wood”.
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandGeorge Overton was residing with [his father] William (occ. carpenter), [mother] Jane, and [sister] Rebecca. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) All were stated to have been born in Lincolnshire.
Marriage 28 Apr 1847 Bardney, Lincolnshire, Englandin the parish church
George Overton (occ. carpenter), a bachelor from Bardney and son of William Overton (occ. dealer in wood), and Emma Hall, a spinster from Branston and daughter of William Hall (occ. lock keeper), were married in the parish church according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, “after banns”, by John Wray, Vicar. Both were of a “full age”. The marriage was witnessed by [Emma's father and sister] William Hall and Martha Hall. The groom made his mark in the register.
to Emma Hall
Census 30 Mar 1851 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, Englandon Wragby Lane
George Overton (occ. carpenter) was residing with his wife Emma, son William Henry, and daughter Mary Jane.
with Emma Hall
Property[7] 26 Nov 1858 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Englandat the Saracen's Head Hotel
At an auction of property owned by the Earl of Harrowby, George purchased two lots in Bardney, comprising a house, garden, timber yard, and wharf, for 155£.
Census 7 Apr 1861 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, Englandon Ferry Road
George Overton (occ. carpenter) was residing with his wife Emma, son William, daughter Mary J., son Henry G., daughter Amelia, son John T., and daughter Emma. Another John T. Overton (age 1) and Charles Bell were listed as boarders.
with Emma Hall
Census 2 Apr 1871 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, Englandon Ferry Road
George Overton (occ. timber merchant) was residing with his wife Emma, daughter Mary J., sons Henry G. (occ. carpenter) and John T., daughter Emma, sons Edwin and “Alfred”, and lodger John Peacock (occ. carpenter) [Mary's future husband].
with Emma Hall
Other[6] 23 Sep 1871 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, EnglandGeorge Overton, of Bardney, a wood dealer, declared bankruptcy. The final amount was paid to creditors after 12 June 1874.
Emigration[5] 9 Oct 1871 Port of New York, United StatesGeorge Overton (occ. wood dealer) arrived in New York on the S.S. City of New York by 9 October. The ship originated in Liverpool and made a stop in Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland. He was traveling with his son Henry and son-in-law John Peacock. Other members of the family arrived a couple of weeks later.
Property[8] 13 Oct 1871 Bardney, Lincolnshire, Englandat the Black Horse Inn
George sold, at auction, his property including less than half of an acre of land. The property was along Ferry road and was adjacent to the railway station and river Witham. His business was described as “thriving and extensive”.
Census 1 Jun 1880 Center twp., Vernon co., Missouri, United StatesGeo. Overton (occ. farmer) was residing with his wife Emma and sons Henry G. (occ. farm laborer), Jno. T. (occ. laborer), and “Alfred”.
with Emma Hall
Death[3][4] 17 Dec 1883 Vernon co., Missouri, United States“near Nevada”
George Overton (“married”; occ. farmer) died of typhoid fever after being ill for 10 days. It was stated that he had been a resident of Missouri for “10 or 12 years”. The death certificate was returned by physician E.J. Warth, of Nevada, Missouri.
Burial[4] Moore Cemetery, Center twp., Vernon co., Missouri, United Statesin section 2
George was buried in the same lot as his son Edwin who had died a few years earlier.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Church of England. Parish Church of Bardney (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1653–1976. (Lincoln: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974; Lincoln: Lincolnshire Archives Office, 1988–1990), Lincolnshire Archives: BARDNEY PAR 1/8 (Baptisms 1813-1831), p 43, no 339.
  2. ED 24, Bardney parish, Lincolnshire, in General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, HO 107/627/1 (FHL #438761), f 9, p 9, William Overton household, [digital image,].

    See transcript.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Register of deaths, 1883-1904, in Vernon County (Missouri). County Clerk. Register and permanent records of birth and death, 1883-1904. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974), [digital image,], p 4, no 48, reported 31 Dec. 1883.

    Transcription of the “Permanent Record of Deaths” is available here in the “Missouri Birth & Death Records Database” of Missouri Digital Heritage.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Thompson, Nancy, and Neoma Foreman (comps. and eds.). Tri-County Genealogical Society. Vernon County, Missouri Cemetery Directory 2010. (Nevada, Missouri: Vernon County Historical Society, 2010), p 269.

    In Moore Cemetery, a single stone for Emma, George, and Edwin Overton; George 15 July 1820–17 Dec. 1883.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Passenger list of the S.S. City of New York, in New York City, New York, United States. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-97. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237), roll 349, list 1014, p 6, ln 303, list dated 9 Oct. 1871.

    These passengers were listed consecutively, beginning on line 303: George Overton (age 50, occ. wood dealer), Henry Overton (19, wood dealer), and John Peacock (37, farmer).

  6. England. The London gazette. (London, England).

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    From issue 23780, p. 4116, 29 Sept. 1871:
    The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
    “In the County Court of Lincolnshire, holden at Lincoln. In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by George Overton, of Bardney, in the county of Lincoln, Wood Dealer.
    “NOTICE is hereby given, that a First General Meeting of the creditors of the above-named person has been summoned to be held at Lincoln, at the Saracen's Head Inn, in High-street, on the 20th day of October, 1871, at one o'clock in the afternoon precisely.—Dated this 23rd day of September, 1871.
    “GEO. WM. THOMAS, Attorney for the said Debtor, George Overton.”

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    From issue 23910, p. 4970, 18 Oct. 1872:
    The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
    “In the County Court of Lincolnshire, holden at Lincoln. In the Matter of a Special Resolution for Liquidation by Arrangement of the affairs of George Overton, of Bardney, in the county of Lincoln, Wood Dealer.
    “THE creditors of the above-named George Overton who have not already proved their debts, are required, on or before the 28th day of October, 1872, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to me, the undersigned, George Jay, of No. 5, Bank-street, in the city of Lincoln, Public Accountant, one of the Trustees under the liquidation, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of the Dividend proposed to be declared.—Dated this 16th day of October, 1872.
    GEORGE JAY, Trustees.”

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    From issue 24105, p. 3076, 16 June 1874:
    The Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
    “In the County Court of Lincolnshire, holden at Lincoln.
    “A FIRST and Final Dividend of 4s. 6d. in the pound has been declared in the matter of a special resolution for liquidation by arrangement of the affairs of George Overton, late of Bardney, in the county of Lincoln, Wood Dealer, and will be paid by the undersigned, George Jay, at his offices, situate and being No. 8, Bank-street, in the city of Lincoln, any day after this date between the hours of ten and four.—Dated this 12th day of June, 1874.
    GEORGE JAY, Trustees.”

  7. “Sale of the Earl of Harrowby's Bardney Property”, in Lincolnshire Chronicle and General Advertiser. (Lincolnshire, England), vol. 24, no. 1340, p. 6, col. 2, 3 Dec. 1858.

    ( : accessed 3 Sept. 2016)

    “The sale of this extensive and important property, which since the first advertisment appeared has created intense interest in this neighbourhood, took place at the Saracen's Head Hotel, Lincoln, on Friday afternoon last. Mr. Pott, of the firm of Pott and Neale, of Nottingham, was the auctioneer. The sale occupied about five hours, the room being crowded by professional men, capitalists, and many of the principal agriculturists of the neighbourhood. The amount of property sold in the room amounted to nearly 35,000l. The following are the particulars of the sale:—Lot 1, comprising a house and garden, was purchased by Mr. G. Overton, for 75l.; ...; lot 59, [timber yard and wharf], 80l., Mr. George Overton; ...; lot 92, the manor of Bardney, was not offered.”

  8. “Sales by Auction”, in The Lincoln, Rutland, and Stamford Mercury. (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England), vol. 176, no. 9206, p. 5, col. 5, 29 Sept. 1871.

    “BARDNEY, Lincolnshire
    To WOOD DEALERS and Others.
    “To be SOLD by AUCTION,
    “By Messrs. Cooley and Son,
    “At the Black Horse Inn in Bardney, on Friday the 13th day of October next, at Six for Seven o'clock in the Evening precisely,
    “ALL that newly-built MESSUAGE or TENEMENT and Out-buildings, with the Timber Yard and Wharf adjoining, situate in BARDNEY aforesaid, containing (including the site of the Buildings) One Rood and Thirty-five Perches, bounded by land of Robert Vyner, Esq., north and east, by the river Witham south, and by the Ferry-road and railway-station west, lately occupied by Mr. George Overton.
    “Possession may be had upon completion of the purchase, which is to be forthwith.
    “The above offers a good investment, a thriving and extensive business having been for many years carried on upon the premises, which have excellent facilities for transit both by rail and water.—All or any part of the purchase-money may remain upon approved security, if desired; and for further particulars application may be made at the Offices of Mr. G. W. THOMAS, Solicitor, Boston.
    Boston, 26th September, 1871.”