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Guthlac Overton, Gent.

Also Known As: "Cuthbert", "Guthlac", "Cutler"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swineshead, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Clerkenwell (now part of London), Middlesex (now Greater London), England
Place of Burial: London, Middlesex (now Greater London), England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Overton
Husband of Olive Overton
Father of Katherine Overton; Rose Beawe; Rev. William Overton; Mary Martha Overton; Edward Overton and 6 others

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About Guthlac Overton, Gent.

Given name has also been reported to be:

  • Cutler
  • Cuthbert

b. by 1478, s. of Thomas Overton of Swineshead. m. by 1521, Olive, ?sis. of Sir Edward Browne, prob. 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 4 Dec. 1533.

!conflict: other sources have his parents as William Overton (1445-1486) & Rose Pulter (found no valid sources for Thomas and Olive to be his parents)


Place of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be Swineshead, Lincolnshire, England.


Biography

The father and grandfather of Guthlac Overton are both described as ‘generosus’ in their inquisitions, although their family is not given a pedigree in any of the heralds’ visitations of Lincolnshire. William Overton, who died in 1522, and his son Thomas both left property at Swineshead and elsewhere in Holland, Lincolnshire, which they held of Thomas Holland, Sir John Hussey, Sir William Willoughby and other local magnates, as well as of the royal honor of Richmond: as nearly all these lands are also included in Guthlac Overton’s inquisition, he was probably the only surviving son when he succeeded in 1533. His unusual christian name may indicate that he was born in a parish connected with Crowland abbey, whose patron was the Mercian St. Guthlac.4 ....

... Overton died on 20 Apr. 1537. Besides his lands in Lincolnshire, he appears to have occupied property in St. John’s Street, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, Holborn, which had belonged to the order of St. John. He left no will, and his widow was given the administration of the estate, to which the heir was a 15 year-old son Edmund. This was perhaps the ‘Mr. Overton’ who was buried at St. Michael Cornhill on 30 Mar. 1559.9


  1. House of Commons, 1509-1558 edited by S. T. Bindoff. Page 35. "Guthlac Overton, b. by 1478, s. of Thomas Overton of Swineshead .... William Overton, who died in 1522, and his son Thomas both left property at Swineshead and elsewhere in Holland, Lincolnshire ...as nearly all these lands are also included in Guthlac Overton’s inquisition, he was probably the only surviving son when he succeeded in 1533 ..."
Biography
   Guthlake Overton, second son of William and Rose (Pulter) Overton, [1] was born by 1478, for in 1535 at the i.p.m. of his brother Thomas he is styled "Cuthlac Overton of London, gent., aged 57 years and upwards, brother and heir of Thomas Overton". [1] [2]
       Note: the History of Parliament and an article in TAG Volume 35 both wrongly assign Thomas as Guthlake's father, which is proven false by John G. Hunt, B.S.C. in TAG Volume 36, quoting from a series of inquisitions post mortem and wills. 
   William Overton, father of Guthlake, died 2 June 1486. [1] Guthlake succeeded to his estate upon the death of Guthlake's his older brother Thomas Overton, testate and without issue, 4 Dec 1533. [1] 

Offices

       "Jt. auditor, duchy of Cornw. 1508-d.; feodary or dep. to feodary, duchy of Lancaster, south parts 1508-9; commr. and assessor for duchy of Cornw. lands in Cornw. and Devon 1521, 1525, 1528, 1535; commr. to collect subsidy from nobility 1524, stannaries 1532, tenths of spiritualities, Berks. 1535; auditor for order of St. John of Jerusalem by 1533; gent. usher extraordinary by 1533." [2] 

Parliament

   Constituency: WALLINGFORD, 1529, WALLINGFORD1, 1536 

Death

   Guthlake Overton died 20 April 1536. [1] 

Marriage

       "About 1510 Guthlake Overton married Olyve daughter of Robert Browne, sr. of Walcot and Southorpe manors in Bernake, Northamptonshire, by his wife Isabel Sharpe." [1] They had twelve children, listed below. [1] 

Children

       Edward Overton, Arms: azure, a chevron ermine between three unicorns. m. after 19 Dec 1540 Barbara, daughter of Godfrey Fulnetby and Elizabeth Goodrick, and had five children 
       Richard Overton 
       John Overton 
       Anthony Overton, a monk at Croyland, Lincolnshire (?) 
       William Overton, (1525 - 1609), became bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, married 1st Margaret Barlow, married 2nd Mary Bradstock [3] 
       Harry Overton, died young between 1545 and 1566 
       Clement Overton, died young, between 1545 and 1566 
       Isabel Overton, m. John Cordall of London 
       Rose Overton, m. John Irby son of Anthony Irby of Gosberton, parents of Olive (Irby) Bulkeley 
       Katharine Overton 
       Martha Overton, m. John Deveyk 
       Mary Ovrton, a nun in 1539 (and possibly a widow of William le Gris) 

Sources

   ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Overton Family of Swineshead, Lincolnshire, TAG Vol 36 pages 160-163
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 OVERTON, Guthlac (by 1478-1537), of London and Swineshead, Lincs., History of Parliament
   ↑ Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Vol 42
   The Overton Family of Swineshead, Lincolnshire, by John G. Hunt, B.S.C., published by The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .), TAG Vol 36, pages 160 - 163 
   OVERTON, Guthlac (by 1478-1537), of London and Swineshead, Lincs., Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982. Ref Volumes: 1509-1558. Author: T. F.T. Baker 
   The Overton Family, Ancestral to Rev. Peter Bulkeley, and other New England settlers: Parentage of William Overton, Bishop of Coventry, by John G. Hunt, published by The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .), TAG vol 35, pages 182 - 184, citing Alumni Cantabrigienses and others 
   Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins database online, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, follows Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry. It includes Magna Carta Surety Barons and many of their descendants. Guthlake Overton, citing Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry Vol I, page 346-7 and Royal Ancestry Vol II page 9. 
   Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Vol 42, by John Henry Overton, database online, WikiSource, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 
   Ancestry Family Tree 

citations

  1. Bulkeley Genealogy, pg. 22
  2. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004. , pg. 164
  3. "The Overton Family, Ancestral to Rev. Peter Bulkeley," The American Genealogist, John G. Hunt, Vol. 35 pg. 3, Jul 1959, pg. 182
  4. "Overton Family of Swineshead, Leicestershire," The American Genealogist, John G. Hunt, 36:3, Jul 1960, pg. 161
  5. The Blackmans of Knight's Creek;, Henry James Young, Carlise, PA, 1980, pg. 80, 161, 162
  6. Genealogical Gleanings in England, Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969, 2:10
  7. Hal Bradley's citation list

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Guthlac Overton, Gent.'s Timeline

1478
1478
Swineshead, Leicestershire, England
1512
1512
Age 34
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, , England
1516
1516
Age 38
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, , England
1522
1522
Age 44
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
1522
Age 44
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
1525
1525
Age 47
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
1526
1526
Age 48
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
1530
1530
Age 52
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
1532
1532
Age 54
Bedworth, Warwickshire, , England