One who oversees; a superintendent; a supervisor; as, an overseer of a mill; specifically, one or certain public officers; as, an overseer of the poor; an overseer of highways.
The person in charge of running the old poor law at the level of the parish or township.
A supervisor responsible for an entire department within a mill: carding, spinning, weaving, and finishing. Each mill's master mechanic and "outside boss" (over the village maintenance crews) were accorded honorary overseer status.
His job was to superintend the planting and work on the estates. He had charge of the overall maintenance of the property.(See Occupations)
a person who directs and manages an organization
a person who is a good manager of resources and guardian of people
The colliery manager.