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.
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.
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.
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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