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Rev. Valentine Overton

Male Bef 1565 - Bef 1647  (> 81 years)


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  • Name Rev. Valentine Overton  [1
    Born Bef 25 Oct 1565  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Oct 1565  St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died Bef 15 Jan 1647 and 30 Aug 1647  [2
    Person ID I14850  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2019 

    Father Richard Overton,   b. Abt 1533, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Jun 1581  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Grace Sheppard,   d. Aft 12 Dec 1581 
    Family ID F11866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Higginson,   b. Bef 15 Nov 1569,   d. Bef 15 Feb 1647  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1592  Solihull, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Overton,   b. Bef 5 Nov 1592,   d. Bef 28 Feb 1652  (Age < 59 years)
    +2. Isabel Overton,   b. Bef 1 May 1596,   d. 8 Mar 1661, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F9234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Stott, "The Higginson Family" (citation details below):

      He was baptized at St. Giles Cripplegate, London, 25 October 1565, the son of "Mr. Overton," as recorded in the parish register. Valentine's father was likely a near relative of Bishop William Overton, who presented Valentine with positions within his diocese. [...]

      Valentine matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 17 November 1581, at the age of 16. He received a B.A. 30 March 1587 and M.A. 9 July 1590. He was installed prebendary of Tarvin, Cheshire, by William Overton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, on 31 October 1592. He was installed vicar of Bedworth, Warwickshire, by Bishop Overton on 5 July 1600. Valentine held this position until his death. He was also Archdeacon of Derby from 1603 to 1617. During Britain's Civil War, he was one of thirty Puritan ministers who took refuge in the city of Coventry to escape Royalist persecution. He was described by his son-in-law, Rev. Samuel Clark, as "a constant, and painful Preacher of God's Holy Word." Clark described Isabel as "a gracious Woman, and an excellent Huswife, who took oft the whole burden of Family affairs, both within, and without Doors from her Husband, that he might with the more freedom attend his Holy Calling."

  • Sources 
    1. [S3291] Clifford L. Stott, "The Staffordshire Origins of Daniel1 Clark of Windsor, Connecticut, and His Cousin Daniel Clark of Westchester, New York: A Proposed Pedigree." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 173:208, Summer 2019; 173:319, Fall 2019.

    2. [S2067] Clifford L. Stott, "The Higginson Family of Berkeswell, Warwickshire, and Its American Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 171:181, Summer 2017; 171:318, Fall 2017; 172:81, Winter 2018; 172:175, Spring 2018.

    3. [S2148] Clifford L. Stott, "In Search of 'Mr.' Overton: The Ancestry of Rev. Valentine Overton and His Connections to New England Immigrants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 172:222, Summer 2018; 172:323, Fall 2018; 173:82, Winter 2019.