Person:William Overton (11)

William Overton
b.Cal Bet Mar 1789 And Feb 1790 Bardney, Lincolnshire, England
m. 14 Nov 1776
  1. Mary Overton1777 - 1777
  2. Elizabeth Overton1779 - 1850
  3. Sarah Overton1780 -
  4. John Overton1782 - 1834
  5. Thomas Overton1784 - 1784
  6. Thomas Overton1786 - 1860
  7. Mary Overton1788 - 1832
  8. William Overton1789 - 1857
  9. Ebb OvertonAbt 1791 - 1804
  10. Robert Overton1793 - 1847
  11. Richard Overton1796 - 1867
  • HWilliam Overton1789 - 1857
  • WJane AskewAbt 1794 - 1863
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
Facts and Events
Name[1][3] William Overton
Gender Male
Birth[2] Cal Bet Mar 1789 And Feb 1790 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandIf the ages stated on William's burial and death records (67) and the 1851 census (61) are accurate, he would have been born between 30 March 1789 and 2 February 1790. In the 1851 census, his birthplace was recorded as Bardney, Lincolnshire.
Marriage Banns From 27 Jan To 10 Feb 1811 Bardney, Lincolnshire, Englandin the parish church
Banns of marriage between William Overton and Jane Askew, both of the parish of Bardney, were published 27 January, 3 February, and 10 February 1811. No impediments were alleged.
to Jane Askew
Marriage 11 Feb 1811 Bardney, Lincolnshire, Englandin the parish church
William Overton, a bachelor, and Jane Askew, a spinster, both from the parish of Bardney, were married in the parish church, after banns, by John Wray, Vicar. The marriage was witnessed by John Pask and Benjamin Wheatley. William signed the register and Jane made her mark.
to Jane Askew
Census 6 Jun 1841 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandWilliam Overton (occ. carpenter) was residing with [wife] Jane, [son] George, and [daughter] Rebecca. (No relationships are recorded in this census.) All were stated to have been born in Lincolnshire.
with Jane Askew
Census 30 Mar 1851 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, Englandon Witham St.
William Overton (occ. carpenter) was residing with his wife Jane. It was recorded that he was born in Bardney, and she was born in Potter Hanworth.
with Jane Askew
Death[3] 2 Feb 1857 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandOn 4 February 1857, the death of William Overton (occ. “wood chopper”), age 67, was registered by [his wife] Jane Overton, of Bardney, who was “present at the death”. (Jane made her mark.) The cause of death (not certified) was stated to be dropsy, which he had for six months.
Burial[1] 3 Feb 1857 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, EnglandWilliam Overton, age 67, from Bardney, was buried with G. Harper performing the ceremony.


William's parents are not known. However it is thought that they were the William and Rebecca (Brough) Overton who were residing in Bardney at that time. There are a few hints to support this speculation:

  • No baptism records have been found for any children of the couple between 27 May 1788 (Mary) and 1 Dec. 1793 (Robert). The younger William was born about this time.
  • A burial record in 1804 for an Ebb Overton, recorded as the son of William and Rebecca, states that Ebb was aged 13 years. This places his birth during the period of time in which no baptism records were found. This indicates that it is quite possible that the younger William's baptism record may be missing.
  • No other known children of the couple are named “William”. Also the names of the younger William's children—Thomas, John, William, and Rebecca—match members of the couple's family.
  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 1/12 (Burials 1846-1871), p 43, no 341.
  2. ED 28a, Bardney parish, Lincolnshire, in General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, HO 107/2104 (FHL #87733), f 387, p 7, household 32, William Overton household, [digital image,].
  3. 3.0 3.1 “William Overton”, in General Register Office. England and Wales. Civil Registration Certificates. (London, United Kingdom: General Register Office), 07a: 291, Lincoln, registered 4 Feb. 1857.
    Certificate of death registered in Lincoln, 4 February 1857, by Jane Overton [wife].