Elizabeth (Waters) Overton
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Mary Elizabeth (Waters) Overton (1654 - 1697)

Mary Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Overton formerly Waters
Born in St Sepulchre Parish, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 4 Nov 1670 in Yorktown,York County, Colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Colony of Virginiamap
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Biography

Mary Elizabeth Waters Overton was born December 30, 1654 in St. Sepulchre Parish, London, England, the daughter of Ann Peak and Samuel Waters.

William Overton emigrated in 1669 and sent for Mary to work as his maid, with the intention of her becoming his wife.

Mary was a Catholic and William a protestant and they married as such to avoid the wrath of their families.

She married William Overton (b. 03 DEC 1638, Yorkshire, England) at the end of their journey from England 24 November 1670 in Yorktown, York River, Virginia at the age of 15.

They had the following children:

Mary Elizabeth b 28-6-1673-1735, m. Anderson
William 1675-d 18 Jun 1759; md Margaret Garland.
Temperance b. 1678/79, New Kent, VA, d 19 Feb 1716, Hanover, VA. She md Capt. William Harris abt 1695, son of Maj. Robert Harris and Elizabeth (Mary) Claiborne.
Margaret Overton, 1680-1704.
Samuel b: 14 AUG 1685 d 1759 Hanover, VA; md Anne Carr 1710, Hanover, VA.
James, Captain, b: 14 AUG 1688 in St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia d 18 Jun 1749, Louisa, VA; md Elizabeth Garland.
Truhart Overton, 1689 - bef 1725. m Elizabeth
Barbara b: 05 FEB 1690 -1766, m. William Winston

She died 29 September 1697, in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (now St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County).

Research Notes

These are from an earlier profile and include one that were no longer available on Ancestry.com

  • HUTCHINSON DAVIS, Virginia Lee. "Tidewater Virginia Families", Self published, Urbanna, VA, 1989, p.522.

Mary Elizabeth Waters Overton was a Roman Catholic, born in St. Sepulchre Parish in London, England, the daughter-in-law of Major General Robert Overton, of the Army of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland and Chief Commanding Officer of the Armies.

Mary, also known as Elizabeth Waters was born December 30, 1654. St. Sepulchre Parish, London, England. Mary's parents were Samuel Waters born 1617 in Eastcott, Northamptonshire, England, and Anne Peak, born 1619 in St. Sepulchre, London, England.

Samuel was admitted to Freedom of the Skinners of London 3 September, 1639. There was a burial at Newgate, London, England. Mary had a brother John Waters, who migrated to Virginia, a brother Samuel who was married to Margaret, a brother Thomas, and a sister, [1] Elizabeth Overton migrated to Virginia as her husband, William, received a land grant for transporting her and himself to Virginia[2] She came as "maiden" to be a wife. (Meriwether Society and Kindred Families., page 163. See Image above.)

Records of Lewis, Meriwether and kindred families : genealogical records of Minor, Davis, Wells, Gilmer, Clark, Garland, Overton, Cosby, Dickenson, Trower, Berry, Winston, Washington, Carr and more

On June 28, 1673, at the age of 18, Mary had a daughter Elizabeth[1] aka Mary, in Yorktown, York River, York, Virginia, d. 1734, St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, or at New Kent, Halifax, Virginia.

On August 14, 1675, at the age of 20, Mary had William[1] who married Peggy Garland.[3]

On March 2, 1678/9, aged 23, Mary birthed Temperance, New Kent[1]. Anderson[3] says Temperance was born in 1679 and married William Harris.

On 23 April 1681, William and Evan Jones were granted forty-six hundred acres lying in New Kent for transportation to the Colony of 92 persons, including William Overton and Elizabeth Overton.[2]

Age 30, Mary gave birth to Samuel, Blissland Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Colony, August 14, 1685[1].

James was born in New Kent, on August 14, 1688, when Mary was 33[1]. Anderson[3] says James was born in 1686 and married Elizabeth Garland.

Mary's last child was Barbara born February 5, 1690[1], in New Kent, when her mother was 35. Barbara married John Winston and died October 30, 1766.[1]

On 29 October, 1690, William Overton and John Lydall were granted 837 acres lying in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County for the importation of 17 persons.[4] "This is land on which Barbara (Overton) Winston resided at her death in 1766."[5]

Age 42, . September 29, 1697, Mary died in St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia[1]

Mary's mother, Anne Waters, made her will on 29 September, 1697, proved on 4 July, 1700, in which she leaves to her daughter, Elizabeth Overton, now in Virginia, 10s, and to William her husband, 10s.[6]

see also m. stanhope, "William Harris and Temperance Overton" (2013)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Virginia gleanings in England : abstracts of 17th and 18th-century English wills and administrations relating to Virginia and Virginians : a consolidation of articles from the Virginia magazine of history and biography], Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998, ©1980, p.39, 8 April, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office, [https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Overton-29 Virginia State Land Office. Liber No. 7, p78 Dated 23rd April, 1681.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Anderson, William Pope, The early descendants of Wm. Overton & Elizabeth Waters of Virginia, and allied families, Cincinnati? O., 1938, p.97, 8 April, 2014.
  4. Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office
  5. Withington, Lothrop, Virginia gleanings in England : abstracts of 17th and 18th-century English wills and administrations relating to Virginia and Virginians : a consolidation of articles from the Virginia magazine of history and biography, Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998, ©1980, p.40, 8 April, 2014.
  6. WITHINGTON Lothrop. Virginia Gleanings in England, p 38
  • ANDERSON, William Pope, "Early descendants of Wm. Overton & Elizabeth Waters of Virginia: Anderson-Overton; a continuation of Anderson family records", pub 1936 and "The early descendants of Wm. Overton & Elizabeth Waters of Virginia, and allied families, Cincinnati, Gibson and Perin, 1938, p. 97.
  • BASKERVILLE, Patrick Hamilton.Andrew Meade of Ireland and Virginia: His Ancestors, and Some of His Descendants and Their Connections, Including Sketches of the Following Families: Meade, Everard, Hardaway, Segar, Pettus, and Overton] Old Dominion Press, 1921, p.51.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #60861465
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