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Broughton, Overton, & Johnson families of colonial South Carolina
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r***@yahoo.com
2017-08-11 20:12:00 UTC
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It seems there are a number of S.C. immigrants who descend from General Robert Overton (covered in the ODNB) and his wife Anne:


Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Anne Overton = Andrew Broughton

Thomas Broughton = (his 1st cousin) Anne Johnson, see below
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Joan/ Jane Overton = Sir Nathaniel Johnson of SC

Anne Johnson = (her 1st cousin) Thomas Broughton, see above
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Anne Overton = Andrew Broughton

Constantia Broughton = John Ashby of SC
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Joan/ Jane Overton = Sir Nathaniel Johnson of SC

Gov. Robert Johnson of SC = Margaret ______
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Below are some of the pieces of evidence which allow us to plot these complicated relationships:

(1) Little Casterton, co. Rutland, England (IGI, Batch M15039-1)
--Nathaniell Johnson married Jane Overton, 7 March 1670

(2) Jane (or Joanna) Overton's father was definitely named Robert, as proved by her post-nuptial property settlement from the next year:

LAMESLEY.

1671, Aug. 30. Settlement after marriage of Nathaniell Johnson (elder son of William Johnson) and Joanna, his now wife, daughter of Robert Overton, between (1) William Johnson of Kibblesworth, merchant; (2) Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth castle, bt., John Clarke of Newcastle, esq., Robert Overton of Easington, co. York, and Andrew Broughton of Seaton, co. Rutland, esq.; and (3) William Dawson of London, gent., and John Carr of Newcastle, merchant. Manor of Kibblesworth.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201

(3) Governor Robert Johnson of SC was a known "brother-in-law" of Thomas Broughton of SC, per Johnson's obituary published in SC in the 1730s.

(4) The South Carolina planter Thomas Broughton's will also wills "to wife Anne Broughton ..."; "To daughter Johanna Broughton * * * given to my said daughter by her grandfather Hon. Sir Nathaniel Broughton, Kt., decd. * * *,"; "To Son Andrew Broughton said planta[tion] Seaton" ...

The reference to Sir Nathaniel _Broughton_, his daughter's grandfather, is an apparent mistake for Sir Nathaniel _Johnson_ (there probably BEING no such person as Sir Nathaniel Broughton).

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA172&dq=%22anne+broughton%22+seaton&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiG67_gwMbOAhVE2yYKHaRJAnYQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=%22anne%20broughton%22%20seaton&f=false

(5) Charles K. Bolton's _The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad_ mentions a portrait of Sir Nathaniel Johnson inscribed:

Aetatis 61:

Aprill 7th,

1705

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082541347;view=1up;seq=299

(6) A 1995 article in an British journal, _Rutland Record: Journal of the Rutland Record Society_, on General Robert Overton identifies him as the father-in-law of Andrew Broughton, who was himself father of the S.C. Broughtons:

https://books.google.com/books?id=rdQhAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22andrew+broughton%22+%22robert+overton%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22robert+overton%22

The Family History Library catalog gives a brief synopsis of this article:

"Robert Overton was born in Easington, Yorkshire, England in 1608. He attended Cambridge and became friends with John Milton and Thomas Fairfax. This article discusses his political life as well as his military life. He died in 1768 [sic] in Seaton, Rutland, England, while living with his daughter, Anne. Anne had married Andrew Broughton and his family is briefly discussed in this article."

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1846104

It seems fairly clear that Gen. Robert Overton was a son of John Overton of Easington, Yorks., by his wife Joan Snawsell, shown in the 1585 Yorkshire Visitation (p. 95) with the following ancestry:

Thomas Snawsell of Galthorpe, Yorks. = Anne, daughter of Richard Mauleverer

Brian Snawsell of Bilton, Yorks. = Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wentworth

Robert Snawsell, Esq., of Bilton, living 1612 = Anne Waters

Joan Snawsell = John Overton of Easington in Holderness


https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE112948

See also:

https://books.google.com/books?id=mwQVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA378&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg38Ot_M_VAhUGJCYKHRnKC4UQ6AEISDAG#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=redMAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSrqP0_M_VAhWRxiYKHSlsAZ44ChDoAQgrMAE#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=N7pCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA68&dq=%22had+my+person+taken+and+captivated+22+weekes%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicoqTz_c_VAhWBSSYKHRHvDG0Q6AEINTAC#v=onepage&q=%22had%20my%20person%20taken%20and%20captivated%2022%20weekes%22&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=ePjWAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA137&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD-dPT_c_VAhWJ7SYKHSINC9k4MhDoAQg0MAM#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false
John Higgins
2017-08-11 21:08:16 UTC
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Thomas Snawsell of Galthorpe, Yorks. = Anne, daughter of Richard Mauleverer
Brian Snawsell of Bilton, Yorks. = Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wentworth
Robert Snawsell, Esq., of Bilton, living 1612 = Anne Waters
Joan Snawsell = John Overton of Easington in Holderness
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE112948
Thomas Snawsell's wife Anne was the daughter of Sir Richard Mauleverer of Allerton by his wife Joan Plumpton. Joan's mother was Agnes Gascoigne, of the Gawthorpe family. Through her a number of Plantagenet descents can easily be traced, with the most recent royal descent being apparently from Edward III.

http://www.genealogics.org/pedigree.php?personID=I00326970&tree=LEO&parentset=0&display=standard&generations=7
r***@yahoo.com
2017-08-11 21:41:09 UTC
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Thanks - interesting!

Here are a couple further useful references:

https://books.google.com/books?id=yJhQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA219&dq=%22john+overton%22+snawsell&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX0NXwkdDVAhXB7CYKHfcgCjwQ6AEIKjAB#v=onepage&q=%22john%20overton%22%20snawsell&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=FqJCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA128&dq=%22first+bryan+snawsell%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig6K6RktDVAhXHNiYKHe89Dg4Q6AEIMDAC#v=onepage&q=%22first%20bryan%20snawsell%22&f=false
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2017-08-11 23:25:04 UTC
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https://books.google.com/books?id=ze45AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA209&dq=johnson+keblesworth&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLl6fpp9DVAhWCKiYKHQP7CpYQ6AEINDAC#v=onepage&q=johnson%20keblesworth&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=h7UEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=seaton+%22lydia+broughton%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSzdvvqdDVAhVISiYKHTqjDaQQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=seaton%20%22lydia%20broughton%22&f=false
Nathan Murphy
2017-08-16 05:45:22 UTC
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Thanks - interesting!
Here are a couple further useful references ...
I would like to thank John Brandon for bringing another fascinating person to our attention. I have prepared a proof argument, based on his post, for the immigrant origins of colonial governors Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knight and Thomas Broughton (acting governor) of [South] Carolina.

Evidence for immigrant origins:

Robert Overton, Esq., left a will dated 23 June 1678, proved 29 January 1678/9, in which he remembers his son [no given name] Broughton and his wife Mris Anne Broughton (testator’s daughter). He also remembers his son and daughter Johnson.[1] Robert Overton, Esq., was buried at Seaton in Rutland on 2 July 1678.[2] His biography appears in the ODNB.[3] The marriage of Nathaniell Johnson Esq: and Mrs Jane Overton had occurred at Little Casterton, Rutland (a distance of 10.5 miles from Seaton), on 7 March 1670/1.[4] Their post-nuptial marriage settlement, on 30 August 1671, ties together the Johnsons of Kibblesworth, [Lamesley Parish,] co. Durham, the Overtons of Easington, Yorkshire, and the Broughtons of Seaton, Rutland.[5] Seaton was the home of Robert Overton’s son-in-law Andrew Broughton and his daughter Anne (Overton) Broughton.[3] Robert Overton is said to have died at their residence. The Broughtons were Presbyterians.[6] For this reason, records of their marriage and their children’s baptisms have not been found in Church of England parish registers. A will for Andrew Broughton has not been found in the Consistory Court of Peterborough or the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Three of Andrew Broughton’s children: Andrew, Christiana, and Lydia, can be identified through a monument at St George the Martyr Cemetery, Brunswick Square in Middlesex:

Underneath lies the body of
ANDREW BROUGHTON, Esqre.,
Of St. George the Martyr’s,
And Son of Andrew Broughton, Esq.,
Of Seaton, in Rutland.
He dyed the 13th September, 1734, aged 71.
CHRISTIANA BROUGHTON, Sister of
The said Andrew, was buried here
April ye 12th, 1743.
Also the body of LYDIA BROUGHTON,
Sister of the said Andrew. She Dyed
May ye 28th, 1732, Aged 72.
Arms: Two bars, on a canton a cross impaling per chevron three mullets.
Crest: A sea dog’s head couped.[7]

This same Andrew Broughton [II], of the Parish of St George the Martyr in Queen Square in the County of Middlesex, left a will dated 1 June 1734 and proved 1734. He remembers his sisters Christina Broughton ‘who now lives with me’ and Lydia Broughton, spinster.[8]

Beyond the seas, we find Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knight, Governor of Carolina Province (1703-1709), who died in 1713.[8] He is no doubt the son-in-law of Robert Overton. Johnson’s son, Robert, was styled ‘Robert Johnson, of Keblesworth, county of Durham, son of Sir Nathaniel Johnson,’ deputy Governor of Carolina, in a 1702 State Paper certificate.[9] In Carolina, Johnson had a daughter who married Thomas Broughton, Esq., later Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina Province (1729-1735), Acting Royal Governor of South Carolina Province (1735-1737).[10][11][12][13][14][15]. In his own will, Broughton identifies one of his Carolina plantations as Seaton Plantation. He also proposed a plan to provide for his sister Christina Broughton, should she come to the colony.[14] Broughton no doubt named his plantation after his birthplace in Seaton, Rutland and his sister Christina Broughton is the Christiana Broughton memorialized as a sister of Andrew Broughton [II] on the monument at St George the Martyr Cemetery in Middlesex, England. Taken together, the conclusion is that Lt. Gov. Thomas Broughton of South Carolina was the son of Andrew and Anne (Johnson) Broughton of Seaton, Rutland.

References:
[1] Will of Robert Overton, PCC 8 King (1679), f. 64, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_310572-00138/954543 .
[2] Seaton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102323484%2f00063&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fbur%2f00632966&highlights=%22%22 : Robert Overton Esq Sepult[us] 2 July 1678.
[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Major General Robert Overton (1608-1678),’ Rutland Record 15 (1995):297-301, text online at The Fairfax Battalia, http://seventeenthcentury.info/index.php?title=Sir_Robert_Overton .
[4] Little Casterton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102323514/00034&parentid=GBPRS/LEICS/MAR/00283250/1 : Nathaniell Johnson Esq: and Mrs Jane Overton were married March: 7th 1670[/1].
[5] Lamesley in ‘The Coleman Deeds,’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 3rd Ser., 9 (1919-1920; published 1921):161, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201 .
[6] ‘Notes of licences, &c.,’ Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, May 18th to September 30th, 1672 (London, 1899), 78, 199, https://books.google.com/books?id=niNOAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA199 : licence for Presbyterian congregation at house of Andrew Broughton, of Seaton, Rutland.
[7] Frederick Teague Cansick, A Collection of Curious and Interesting Epitaphs, Copied from the Existing Monuments of Distinguished and Noted Characters in the Cemeteries and Churches of Saint Pancras, Middlesex (London, 1872), 207; digital image, https://books.google.com/books?id=h7UEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207 .
[8] Will of Andrew Broughton, PCC 211 Ockham (1734), f. 149, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311173-00019/663955
[9] Collections of the South-Carolina Historical Society 2 (Charleston, 1858), 209, https://books.google.com/books?id=ze45AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA209 .
[10] Mabel L. Webber, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson and His Son Robert Governors of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct. 1937):109-115, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27571509; J. D. Lewis, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Governor of Carolina Province 1703 to 1709,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/njohnson.html .
[10] Biographical Directory of The South Carolina House of Representatives, Vol. II, Commons House of Assembly 1692-1775, University of South Carolina Press, 103-105. I haven’t consulted this yet.
[11] J.D. Lewis, ‘Thomas Broughton, Lt. Governor of South Carolina Province 1729 to 1735, Acting Royal Governor of South Carolina Province 1735 to 1737,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Governors/tbroughton.html .
[12] D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 ():171-196, https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA171 .
[13] A. S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, S.C., 1917), 8-9, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn4wba;view=1up;seq=12 : On Saturday last between twelve and one o’Clock died, after a long and lingering Sickness, His Excellency Robert Johnson Esq; Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over this his Majesty’s Province … The principal Mourners were his Excellency’s two Sons and two Daughters, his Brother in Law Thomas Broughton Esq; our present Governor, and his Family.
[14] Will of Thomas Broughton, Charleston, South Carolina Wills (1736-1740):177-194, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9080/007648973_00098/701171 . In some transcripts of this will, as noted by John Brandon, editors mistakenly states that Broughton’s daughter Johanna was the granddaughter of Sir Nathaniel Broughton Knight. In this earlier version on Ancestry, the wording states clearly ‘the Hon[oura]ble S[i]r Nath[anie]l Johnson Kn[igh]t her Grand father Deceased.’
[15] Thomas Broughton, no relationship stated in abstract, was Nathaniel Johnson’s executor, see Judgment Roll, 1715, Series: S136002, Box: 006A, Item: 00502, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=157649 . Governor Johnson’s will cannot now be found, see: Index to Wills of Charleston County South Carolina 1671-1868, FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-VFS2-PX?i=6&cat=243885 .

In subsequent posts, I plan to work my way back through the generations, adding material to the posts by John Brandon and John Higgins.

Nathan
Nathan Murphy
2017-08-16 05:52:32 UTC
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[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm
Frowde's 1988 biographical sketch of Overton was actually titled 'Overton, Major General Robert (1609-1678),' my error. Overton was not knighted.

Nathan
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2017-08-16 17:17:13 UTC
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[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm
Frowde's 1988 biographical sketch of Overton was actually titled 'Overton, Major General Robert (1609-1678),' my error. Overton was not knighted.
Nathan
Thanks for this great follow-up work, Nathan!

A couple of additional notes ....

The _ODNB_ account of Robert Johnson, Governor of S.C., states his wife was Margaret Bonner.

Also, the date of death of Lydia Broughton, sister of Andrew of London and Christiana, is given incorrectly as 1732 on their joint monument. The "Broughton Letters" article in _The South Carolina Historical Magazine_ mentions, under date of 1754, that "Mrs. Lydia Broughton by her will about 2 years ago, gives the Bulk of what she had to Mr. Johnson, and only a legacy of L 100 to you."

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&dq=broughton+letters+lydia&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6gbDXndzVAhUBRyYKHc_oCswQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=broughton%20letters%20lydia&f=false

I'm not sure who Mr. Johnson was--perhaps a descendant of Governor Robert Johnson--but two years before 1754 was 1752, and we find the English will of a Lydia Broughton, dated (? or proved) 4 June 1752 [PROB 11/795/189] in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Hence, the correct date of death of Lydia Broughton on the London M.I. should probably be 1752, not 1732.
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2017-08-16 17:48:52 UTC
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Sir Nathaniel Johnson's sketch in the set of _History of Parliament, 1660-1690_ (which does not however address the identity of his wife):

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/johnson-nathaniel-1645-1713
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2017-08-16 20:44:37 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
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2017-08-16 20:57:56 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."
https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
You've opened up several new avenues of research. I'll see what I can find. Lydia's will is in PCC 133-179 Bettesworth (1752). She leaves 'unto my Nephew Nathaniel Broughton only Son of my late Brother Colonel Thomas Broughton late of South Carolina deceased the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid to him his Executors or Administrators within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease...' She mentions many other English relatives. She also appoints her Cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire sole executor. Lydia's will is dated 20 Mar 1749[/50]. Robert Johnson Esquire made oath to prove the will 4 Jun 1752.

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897

So this is a PCC will that names an American colonist.

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2017-08-17 16:45:46 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."
https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
You've opened up several new avenues of research. I'll see what I can find. Lydia's will is in PCC 133-179 Bettesworth (1752). She leaves 'unto my Nephew Nathaniel Broughton only Son of my late Brother Colonel Thomas Broughton late of South Carolina deceased the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid to him his Executors or Administrators within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease...' She mentions many other English relatives. She also appoints her Cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire sole executor. Lydia's will is dated 20 Mar 1749[/50]. Robert Johnson Esquire made oath to prove the will 4 Jun 1752.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897
So this is a PCC will that names an American colonist.
Nathan
Thanks for posting this -- looks like good proof to me. Looking forward to your thoughts on the earlier generations, hopefully including the Gascoigne line to Beaufort and Edward III.

The _American National Biography_ potted bio. of Nathaniel Johnson states his wife and three children (two sons and a daughter) were captured at sea returning from Carolina or the Caribbean to England in the late 1680s. They were eventually released and made their way to England, but Nathaniel's wife died prematurely because of the incident.
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2017-08-17 19:20:17 UTC
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The _HOP_ sketch of Robert Overton's son, Ebenezer alias Benjamin Overton.

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/overton-benjamin-alias-ebenezer-1647-1711

The sketch notes he had a wife, but doesn't name her.

The following may apply to him, since the Ebenezer/ Benjamin born ca. 1647 would be aged about 27 in 1674:

Feb. 17. [1673/4.] Darcy's Bill.---Draft of an Act for settling the estate of Mrs. Anne Darcy. Anne, daughter of the late Edward Darcy, Esq., being born deaf and dumb, married Thos. Millward, Esq.; but, a previous marriage with her being pretended by one Ebenezer Overton, gent., the Bill settles her "very considerable" estate upon her and her children by Millward. ...

https://books.google.com/books?id=bIUQAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA45&dq=%22ebenezer+overton%22+london&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmqKjU_N7VAhXGJiYKHaHLCekQ6AEINjAD#v=onepage&q=%22ebenezer%20overton%22%20london&f=false
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2017-08-17 19:30:24 UTC
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This version of the will of Robert Overton (d. 1678) seems to name his sons-in-law: "... do lastly nominate and appoint my two sons-in-law Andrew Broughton and Nathaniell Johnson to be overseers of this my will and that they be assisting to the performance thereof."

https://www.geni.com/people/Major-General-Robert-Overton/6000000008011086536
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2017-08-16 20:59:11 UTC
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The Aletha Acclom mentioned as another sister (of Thomas, Andrew, Christiana, and Lydia Broughton) must be the one shown as "Aletheia ***" married to Thomas Acklam in the pedigree below. (Note that Thomas Acklam/Acclom would have been a kinsman of Mrs. Margaret Estouteville Shepard of New England through the Stoutevilles/ Estoutevilles of Hunmanby):

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015086596445;view=1up;seq=388
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2017-08-16 21:32:06 UTC
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Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, England (IGI, Batch M05366-2)

--Tho. Ackalam married to Alletheah Broughton, 29 June 1691
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