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William Overton

Birthplace: Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Guthlac Overton, Gent. and Olive Overton
Husband of Anne Overton
Father of Rev. Valentine Overton, Archdeacon of Derby; Henry Overton and Charles Overton
Brother of Katherine Overton; Rose Beawe; Mary Martha Overton; Edward Overton; Isabel Hobson and 6 others

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About Rev. William Overton

Birth: 1525 Clerkenwell Greater London, England Death: Apr. 6, 1609 Eccleshall Staffordshire, England

Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1580 to 1609 and became a Perpetual Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1551. He received a B.A. in 1547 and an M.A. in 1553. He was Rector of Balcombe and in 1553 was Vicar of Eccleshall. He was also a Prebendary of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals. He had a "prominent role in the reception of Queen Elizabeth at Oxford in 1564". He had a reputation of being "genial, hospitable and kind to the poor". He married Margaret Barlow (a daughter of Bishop William Barlow) and they were parents of Susan (Overton) Playsted and Valentine (or Valentyne) Overton.

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 Valentine Valentyne Overton (1565 - 1646)* 
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Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
October 25, 1565
Age 40
Wraxall, Warwickshire, England
April 6, 1609
Age 84
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom