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Jane (Towse) Overend (bef. 1669)

Jane Overend formerly Towse
Born before in Garton on the Wolds, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 4 Aug 1685 in Of, Fangfoss, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jan 2019
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Jane was born before 1669 probably in Garton on the Wolds, a village immediately west of Driffield. The date is based on her marriage in 1685 when she is described as spinster (no longer a child). Her mother is called Jane and is a widow by 1684.

Marriage 1685

Jane Towse, spinster, daughter of Jane Towse widow of Garton on the Wolds marries Timothy Overend jr of Fangfoss son of Jane Overend widow of Fangfoss. 4 Aug 1685 Both families own significant areas of land outright. It seems quite likely that this may be a very early marriage of the younger Timothy and perhaps of his bride. This was not very unusual at the time especially if land ownership or guardianship of a minor was involved.

Marriage Settlement 1685

About 7 weeks after the marriage the two families settle significant landholdings in Fangfoss and Fimber on Jane (Towse) Overend and her future children to ensure their well-being and prosperity, for example, if Timothy Overend died young.


Will of William Towse of Garton 1694

Probate Copy of Will of William Towse of Garton yeoman. Date of Creation 3 Mar 1693 Scope and Content Bequests to sister Jane, wife of Timothy Overend, and her children George and Ann O.; aunt Elizabeth Driffeild; poor of Garton; brother-in-law Timothy O. Witn. Willm. Beilby, Henry Johnson, Ann Storke, Stephen Newton. Probate 5 December 1694

William is the brother of Jane (Towse) Overend, and in 1693 she and her husband Timothy are alive with two children George and Ann Overend,


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I have added a source for the marriage settlement which should answer some questions. I'll leave it to you to amend the note as you think fit.
posted by Lynn Drasdo
Thanks Lynn,

That seems fantastic, even with a surfeit of Jane and Timothy Overends. I shall put in the necessary work very soon David Horsley

posted by David Horsley

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