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George Overend (1686)

George Overend
Born in Fangfoss, East Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1714 in Pocklington, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jan 2019
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Birth 1686

George was born in 1686 in Fangfoss, in the East Yorkshire Wolds between Stamford Bridge and Pocklington. [1] His parents were newly married Timothy Overend of Fangfoss and Jane Towse from Garton on the Wolds.

Benefits from Will of William Towse 1694

George benefits from the will of his uncle, William Towse along with his parents and his sister Ann. This provides clear proof that he is the son of Timothy Overend and Jane Towse: Thus his father was clearly not born in 1672, and if he was baptised in that year it must have been at the age of four or more.

Children 1715-1729 in Fangfoss

So far we have no marriage for George, but he baptises five children in Fangfoss, all of them except George Overend 1716 being girls.


George creates a problem for the belief that there were just two (or even just three) Timothy Overends in Fangfoss 1640-1700: Timothy who marries Jane Towse in 1684 and was baptised in 1672 seems unlikely to have a child as early as 1686, while his father had died before that marriage, which is arranged by his widow, another Jane and seems even less likely to have a child in 1686. Space:Marriage_Settlement_1684_Overend_Towse The grandfather in this family Timothy Overend yeoman is still alive, and could be George's father, but his second wife, Elizabeth Bielby, was married in 1661 so is very unlikely to have a child as late as 1686. The matter is further complicated by another George Overend, born 1675 who may be a predeceased brother of this George, or a nephew in which case he may not have died young.


  1. Fangfoss General Register : Baptism 26 Oct 1686: LDS IGI Georgius Timothei OVEREND. (George the son of Timothy)


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