The True History of the Life and Sudden Death of Old John Overs, the Rich Ferry-Man of London, Shewing How he Lost his Life by his own Covetousness. And of his Daughter Mary, Who Caused the Church of St. Mary Overs in Southwark to be Built; and of the Building of the London Bridge.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for T. Harris and Sold by C. Corbet, 1744.
Edition: Second edition; first published in 1637.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T51881.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 27491
Physical Description8vo, disbound, 30 pages.
CommentsThe story of a famous miser who operated a ferry boat on the Thames, near where the London Bridge eventually went. John Overs was frugal to a fault, and from his appearance it was thought he was poor. But he died a rich man, leaving wealth to his beautiful daughter.
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