Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref:2617. Born: around 1552 at Bedford  Compiled 29/10/2018

  GENERATION One

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2617. Born: around 1552 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: 13 Mar 1576 at

   Bedford St Paul to Wilbow, Elizabeth 3994.

      MAY. Ref: 2618. Born during 1580 at Bedford. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Ref: 3994

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2619. Born Jan-Mar 1582 at Bedford. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Ref: 3994

  GENERATION Two

   MAY COVINGTON. Ref: 2618. Born: during 1580 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2617. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 3994. Christened: 16

   Sep 1580 at Bedford.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2619. Born: Jan-Mar 1582 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2617. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 3994.   Mar: 20

    Oct 1608 at Bedford St Paul to Hinton, Joan 4006. Christened: 7 Apr 1582 at Bedford St Paul

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2930. Born during 1609 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

      HONOR. Ref: 2931. Born during 1613 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

      JOHN. Ref: 2927. Born during 1616 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

  GENERATION Three

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2930. Born: during 1609 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006.   Mar: 25 Nov

    1630 at Bedford St Paul to Hoocum, William . Christened: 6 Mar 1609 at Bedford St Paul.

   HONOR COVINGTON. Ref: 2931. Born: during 1613 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006. Christened: 6

   Mar 1613 at Bedford St Paul.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2927. Born: during 1616 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006.   Mar: around 1637

   at Bedford to Ann 4018. Christened: 4 Feb 1616 at Bedford St Paul. Link from John to William is suggested by The Augenbaugh Family Tree (Carol

   Augenbaugh) but no full confirmation available.

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2929. Born during 1638 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2955. Born during 1640 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      MARY. Ref: 2928. Born during 1643 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      SIMON. Ref: 2665. Born around 1649 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

  GENERATION Four

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2929. Born: during 1638 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018. Christened: 9 Apr 1638

   at Bedford St Paul.


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2955. Born: during 1640 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.  Died: Dec 1705 at Edworth

    aged 65.  Mar: 19 Dec 1667 at Edworth to Robinson, Mercy 4032. Christened: 18 Oct 1640 at Bedford St Paul. .

  

   He and his wife were excommunicated in 1669, but absolved in 1671. Was churchwarden in Edworth 1680-1699. Buried 25 Dec 1705.

  

   Still to officially confirm link to father John, but it is logical to suggest Bedford/Edworth link and dates are close.

      MERCY. Ref: 3214. Born during 1669 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3352. Born 1670- 1671 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      JOHN. Ref: 2951. Born during 1673 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      SUSAN. Ref: 2953. Born during 1676 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      RICHARD. Ref: 3213. Born during 1679 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      SIMON. Ref: 2992. Born 1681- 1682 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      MARY. Ref: 2954. Born 12 Dec 1686 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2928. Born: during 1643 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.   Mar: 15 Oct 1671 at Bedford

   to James, Richard . Christened: 7 May 1643 at Bedford St Paul.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2665. Born: around 1649 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.   Mar: 12 Oct 1671 at

   Bedford to Mennard, Mary 4036.

      MARY. Ref: 2666. Born 1672- 1673 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      SIMON. Ref: 2422. Born 1673- 1674 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2667. Born during 1676 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      WILL. Ref: 2669. Born during 1679 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3274. Born during 1682 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      GEORGE. Ref: 2664. Born during 1687 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      JANE. Ref: 2668. Born during 1690 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

  GENERATION Five

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2666. Born: 1672- 1673 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.  Died: Jan 1722

   at Bedford aged 49. Christened: 22 Sep 1672 at Bedford. Buried 3 February 1722


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2422. Born: 1673- 1674 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.  Died: Sep 1727

   at Bedford aged 53.  Mar: 3 Nov 1700 at Bedford to Upton, Elizabeth 4050. Christened: 10 Jan 1674 at Bedford. Labourer. Buried 7 September 1727 at

   Bedford St Paul (affidavit by Elizabeth Tilly).

      JOHN. Ref: 2980. Born during 1701 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      SIMON. Ref: 2439. Born during 1703 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2421. Born during 1707 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2983. Born during 1710 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      GEORGE. Ref: 13329. Born during 1712 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3280. Born during 1715 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      MARY. Ref: 2982. Born during 1716 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ROBERT. Ref: 3281. Born during 1719 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2667. Born: during 1676 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036. Christened:

   28 Jan 1676 at Bedford.

   WILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2669. Born: during 1679 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036. Christened: 9 Jun

   1679 at Bedford.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3274. Born: during 1682 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036. Christened: 24

   Sep 1682 at Bedford.

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2664. Born: during 1687 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036. Christened: 6

   Feb 1687 at Bedford.

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 2668. Born: during 1690 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036. Christened: 12

   Jan 1690 at Bedford.

   MERCY COVINGTON. Ref: 3214. Born: during 1669 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.   Mar: 8 Feb

   1702 at Stotfold to Smith, Thomas . Christened: 28 Jan 1669 at Edworth.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3352. Born: 1670- 1671 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Died: May

   1716 at Astwick aged 45.  Mar: 23 Dec 1694 at Southwark to Jackson, Mary 4046. Christened: 27 Nov 1670 at Edworth. Buried 13 May 1716

      MARY. Ref: 3353. Born during 1695 at Astwick. Mother: Jackson, Mary, Ref: 4046

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2951. Born: during 1673 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Died: May

   1729 at Dunton aged 56.  Mar: 30 Dec 1705 at Dunton to Smith, Susannah 4054. Christened: 25 May 1673 at Edworth. Buried 10 May 1729 at Dunton

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2952. Born during 1706 at Dunton. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Ref: 4054

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2956. Born 1712- 1713 at Dunton. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Ref: 4054

   SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2953. Born: during 1676 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032. Christened: 6

    Feb 1676 at Edworth.

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3213. Born: during 1679 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Died:

   during 1740 at Edworth aged 61. Christened: 9 Jul 1679 at Edworth. Death details according to Holland/Featherly Family Tree data


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2992. Born: 1681- 1682 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Died: Dec

   1761 at Edworth aged 79.  Mar: 23 Nov 1708 at Therfield to Smith, Joanna 4060. Christened: 14 Nov 1682 at Edworth. Buried 13 December 1761.

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3010. Born 1709- 1710 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      JOHN. Ref: 2991. Born during 1712 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      DINAH. Ref: 2993. Born during 1715 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      JOANNA. Ref: 2994. Born during 1718 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      RICHARD. Ref: 3218. Born during 1721 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      SIMON. Ref: 3227. Born during 1723 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      MERCY. Ref: 2995. Born during 1728 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2954. Born: 12 Dec 1686 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032. Christened:

   20 Feb 1687 at Edworth.

  GENERATION Six

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2980. Born: during 1701 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050. Christened: 9

   Nov 1701 at Bedford.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2439. Born: during 1703 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Died: Oct

   1783 at Bedford aged 80.  Mar: 31 Dec 1730 at Bedford to Wooton, Sarah 4079. Christened: 14 Jan 1704 at Bedford. Will dated 1766/73. He was a

   Thatcher. Buried 20 Oct 1783 at Bedford St Peter

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3282. Born 1728- 1729 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SIMON. Ref: 3027. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SIMON. Ref: 2562. Born around 1735 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3025. Born 1737- 1738 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2438. Born during 1742 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3026. Born 1744- 1745 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      EDWARD. Ref: 2556. Born during 1745 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3024. Born during 1749 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SARAH. Ref: 3283. Born during 1753 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2421. Born: during 1707 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.   Mar: 19 Jun

   1733 at Bedford St Mary to Crouch, Mary 4081. Christened: 18 May 1707 at Bedford.

      SAMUEL. Ref: 2423. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2424. Born during 1735 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      MARY. Ref: 2427. Born during 1736 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2425. Born during 1737 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      JOHN. Ref: 2441. Born during 1740 at Kempston. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2428. Born early 1742 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2429. Born during 1751 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081


   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2983. Born: during 1710 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.   Mar:

   around 1734 at U.K. to name not known . Children: Ann(3500)  illegitimate. Christened: 30 Apr 1710 at Bedford.

      ANN. Ref: 3500. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Ref: 2983

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 13329. Born: during 1712 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050. Christened

   at St Peters, Bedford on 25 Dec 1712.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3280. Born: during 1715 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Died: Nov

   1715 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 19 Nov 1715 at Bedford. Buried 21 November 1715

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2982. Born: during 1716 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.   Mar: 3 May

   1740 at Bedford St Paul to Bonner, John . Christened: 20 Jan 1716 at Bedford.

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 3281. Born: during 1719 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Died: Nov

   1719 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 17 Nov 1719 at Bedford. Buried 1 December 1719

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2952. Born: during 1706 at Dunton. Father: John, Father Ref: 2951. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4054.   Mar: 6 Jan

   1725 at Dunton to Phillip, Thomas . Christened: 6 Oct 1706 at Dunton.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2956. Born: 1712- 1713 at Dunton. Father: John, Father Ref: 2951. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4054.  Died: Mar 1713

    at Dunton aged 0. Christened: 28 Feb 1713 at Dunton. Buried 8 March 1713

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3010. Born: 1709- 1710 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.  Died: 30 Mar

   1773 at Ashwell aged 63.  Mar: around 1733 at Ashwell to Susannah 4086. Christened: 2 Apr 1710 at Edworth. Served in Militia 1764 at Ashwell. Labourer.

   Received gift of 2 yards cloth from Poor Relief 19/2/1740, from Rev'd Thomas Chapman & 2yds of cloth 4/1/1746.

      JOHN. Ref: 2682. Born during 1733 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2840. Born 1734- 1735 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      RICHARD. Ref: 3219. Born during 1738 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3011. Born during 1739 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      SIMON. Ref: 3287. Born during 1743 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      MARY. Ref: 3012. Born during 1745 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      THOMAS. Ref: 3320. Born 1747- 1748 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

      ANN. Ref: 3014. Born during 1750 at Ashwell. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 4086

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2991. Born: during 1712 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060. Christened: 13

   Aug 1712 at Edworth.

   DINAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2993. Born: during 1715 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060. Christened: 22

   May 1715 at Edworth.

   JOANNA COVINGTON. Ref: 2994. Born: during 1718 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060. Christened: 8

   Jul 1718 at Edworth.

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3218. Born: during 1721 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060. Christened:

   22 Jan 1721 at Edworth.


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3227. Born: during 1723 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.   Mar: 24 Aug

   1747 at Stotfold to Street, Mary 4103. Christened: 30 Jun 1723 at Edworth.

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3284. Born during 1747 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      RICHARD. Ref: 3226. Born 1751- 1752 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      REBECCA. Ref: 3229. Born during 1755 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MATTHEW. Ref: 3228. Born 1756- 1757 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MARY. Ref: 3230. Born 1758- 1759 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MARY. Ref: 3231. Born during 1766 at Stotfold. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

   MERCY COVINGTON. Ref: 2995. Born: during 1728 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060. Christened: 16

   Jun 1728 at Edworth.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3353. Born: during 1695 at Astwick. Father: William, Father Ref: 3352. Mother: Jackson, Mary, Mother Ref: 4046. Christened: 22

   Sep 1695 at Astwick.

  GENERATION Seven

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2423. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Died: around

   1774 at Kempston aged 40.  Mar: 2 Oct 1764 at Kempston to Newman, Susan 4129. Christened: 14 Jul 1734 at Bedford. Appr.Cordwainer 1754 to John

   Brown of Bedford, £8 consideration.

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2424. Born: during 1735 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Died: around

   1735 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 10 Aug 1735 at Bedford.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2427. Born: during 1736 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081. Christened: 28 Oct

   1736 at Bedford.

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2425. Born: during 1737 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.   Mar: 15 Oct

   1754 at Bedford to Franklin, Letitia 4111. Christened: 18 Oct 1737 at Bedford. 1751 was apprentice Wool Stapler to Dan Negus, St Mary Bedford for a

   consideration of 5 pounds (ref 51/110/1751). Shown as Coventon on Marriage Records.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2441. Born: during 1740 at Kempston. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.   Mar: 30 Oct

   1763 at Husborne Crawley to Edmunds, Alice 4125. Christened: 6 Apr 1740 at Bedford St Mary.

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2440. Born 1 Sep 1764 at Kempston. Mother: Edmunds, Alice, Ref: 4125

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2428. Born: early 1742 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Died: early

   1742 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 9 Mar 1742 at Bedford.

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2429. Born: during 1751 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081. Christened:

   11 May 1751 at Bedford.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3282. Born: 1728- 1729 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Jun

   1813 at Bedford aged 84.  Mar: 23 Apr 1751 at Bedford St Peter to Berrill, Elizabeth 4108. Christened: 7 Nov 1731 at Bedford. Inherited 10 pounds in his

   brother Edward's 1812 will. Buried 20 June 1813

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2449. Born during 1753 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Ref: 4108

      SIMON. Ref: 3239. Born 1756- 1757 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Ref: 4108

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3027. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Jul 1734

   at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 3 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Buried 3 August 1734


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2562. Born: around 1735 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: 2 Oct

   1766 at Bedford aged 31.  Mar: 28 Mar 1758 at Bedford to Berrill, Jane 4119. Christened: 21 Sep 1735 at Bedford. Mentioned in 1812 will of his brother

   Edward as living at Well Street, Bedford.

      SIMON. Ref: 2510. Born 27 Aug 1760 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

      EDWARD. Ref: 2561. Born during 1760 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

      JOHN. Ref: 3040. Born during 1765 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3025. Born: 1737- 1738 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Feb 1738

   at Bedford aged 0. Buried 25 February 1738

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2438. Born: during 1742 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Jan

   1752 at Bedford aged 9. Christened: 20 Jun 1742 at Bedford. Buried 26 January 1752

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2556. Born: during 1745 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Dec

   1811 at Bedford aged 65. Christened: 25 Aug 1745 at Bedford. Dairyman. Buried 24 December 1811 at Bedford St Peter. His will, dated 1812 held at the

   Bedford Archdeaconry, No.34, reads as follows; "Edward Covington of parish of St Peter Bedford, dairyman, will dated 9 June 1811. All my leasehold

   messuage etc wherein I now dwell to my nephew Thomas Covington (3330), situat in St Peter's parish during remainder of term of years. Unto my nephew

   Simon Covington (3239), son of Simon Covington (2562) of Well Street in town of Bedford, shoemaker, all that my messuage in parish of St Peter which I

   lately purchased of Martha Butler, now in occupation of John Bedlam, shoemaker. To him & his heirs. To my brother John Covington (3040) £50.

  

   To my kinsman William Covington (2851) of St Mary's Bedford £40. To Charlotte Heggington now wife of Charles Heggington, of Coventry, co. Warwick,

   cabinet maker, £40. To my nephew James Covington (2857) of Clifton co. Bedford £40. To my nephew Joseph Covington (No.3139), traveller and lacebuyer

   £40. To my brother William Covington (3282) £10. Also to my nephew Simon Covington (2510), son of my said brother William Covington £40 & make

   chargeable all my freehold estate for legacies.

  

   All the rest of my monies etc. unto my nephew Simon Covington, son of Simon Covington of Well St, Bedford & his exors, I constitute said nephew Simon

   Covington, son of Simon Covington of Well St, sole exor. Witns, Joseph Ford senior, James Banks, Whitley Sole of Bedford. Proved 20th Aug. 1812 by Simon

    Covington sole exor herein named.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3026. Born: 1744- 1745 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Jan 1745 at

    Bedford aged 0. Buried 30 January 1745

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3024. Born: during 1749 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: Jun 1812

   at Bedford aged 63. Christened: 11 Feb 1749 at Bedford. Buried 14 Jun 1812.

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3283. Born: during 1753 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Died: 17n Jun

   1789 at Bedford aged 36.  Mar: 23 Jan 1775 at Bedford St Peter to Sykes, John . Christened: 3 Jun 1753 at Bedford.

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3500. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 2983. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 2983.

   Christened: 4 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Mother's name Elizabeth(2983).


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2682. Born: during 1733 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.   Mar: 2 Oct 1754 at

   Stotfold to Medlock, Elizabeth 4113. Christened: 21 Oct 1733 at Ashwell. Labourer. Recd Poor Relief on 1.5 yds of cloth 25/12/1773 & 2 yds on 25/12/1775.

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3007. Born during 1755 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JOHN. Ref: 3006. Born 1755- 1756 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2683. Born during 1758 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      MARY. Ref: 2684. Born during 1759 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JAMES. Ref: 2515. Born 1760- 1761 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      SARAH. Ref: 2685. Born 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JOHN. Ref: 3008. Born 1763- 1764 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      GEORGE. Ref: 2681. Born 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      LUCY. Ref: 2686. Born 1768- 1769 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2840. Born: 1734- 1735 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Died: Jun 1767 at

   Ashwell aged 32.  Mar: 13 Oct 1756 at Bassingbourn to Seaby, Mary 4116. Christened: 25 Jan 1735 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by Thomas Pooley &

   John Rogers. Buried 7 June 1767 at Ashwell

      JOHN. Ref: 3028. Born 1756- 1757 at Ashwell. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Ref: 4116

      JAMES. Ref: 2839. Born 1757- 1758 at Ashwell. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Ref: 4116

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3219. Born: during 1738 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.   Mar: 11 Apr

   1762 at Ashwell to Potton, Anne 4124. Following his death, wife had illegitimate son Robert(3224). Christened: 26 Mar 1738 at Ashwell. Servant c.1759,

   Labourer c.1763. Transported to America 1768 for theft of sheep. Samantha Anderson writes of his trial; "Richard was charged on 17th March 1768 at the

   Summer Assizes at Hertford, with William Levit of the theft of a weather sheep worth 21 shillings. They were found guilty and sentenced to hang. However they

   were later repreived and transported for 14 years.

  

   They left on the "Justitia", mastered by Colin Somerwell in October 1768. There were 143 people on board, which was said to be one of the flagships of its

   type. Nevertheless, living conditions were appaling, beatings and rape were commonplace and the ships were rife with disease. On average 14% of the

   passengers died en route. His wife, Ann, also had an interesting criminal record (see her details).

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3220. Born 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Anne, Ref: 4124

      RICHARD. Ref: 3223. Born during 1764 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Anne, Ref: 4124

      JANE. Ref: 3496. Born 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Anne, Ref: 4124

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3011. Born: during 1739 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Died: 15 Oct

   1788 at Stotfold aged 49.  Mar: 11 Apr 1762 at Stotfold to Robinson, John . Christened: 16 Mar 1739 at Ashwell. Had 5 children, Elizabeth, chr 25 Sep 1768,

   Anne, chr 5 May 1771, William, chr 25 Jun 1773, died 25 Jun 1774, John, chr 6 May 1775 and Mary chr 10 Apr 1779, died 29 Oct 1779.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3287. Born: during 1743 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086. Christened: 3 Jul

   1743 at Ashwell.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3012. Born: during 1745 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.   Mar: 20 Oct 1772 at

   Baldock to Anderson, Robert . Christened: 1 Dec 1745 at Ashwell.


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3320. Born: 1747- 1748 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Died: 29 Aug

   1832 at Steeple Morden aged 84.  Mar: 13 Nov 1769 at Bassingbourn to George, Mary 4141. Christened: 3 Jul 1748 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by John

   Garrett & John Rogers.

      THOMAS. Ref: 3322. Born around 1770 at Steeple Morden. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3323. Born during 1773 at Steeple Morden. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

      KEZIAH. Ref: 3324. Born during 1777 at Steeple Morden. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3014. Born: during 1750 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.   Mar: around 1774 at

   U.K. to name not known . Children: Jane(3015)  illegitimate. Christened: 20 Jan 1750 at Ashwell.

      JANE. Ref: 3015. Born around 1774 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Ann, Ref: 3014

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3284. Born: during 1747 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103. Christened: 13

   Sep 1747 at Stotfold.

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3226. Born: 1751- 1752 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.  Died: Jul 1757 at

    Stotfold aged 5. Christened: 28 Mar 1752 at Stotfold. Buried 14 July 1757

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3229. Born: during 1755 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   Mar: 1 Apr

   1782 at Stotfold to Bell, James . Christened: 26 Mar 1755 at Stotfold.

   MATTHEW COVINGTON. Ref: 3228. Born: 1756- 1757 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.  Died: Jan 1757

    at Stotfold aged 0. Christened: 10 Jan 1757 at Stotfold. Buried 14 January 1757

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3230. Born: 1758- 1759 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.  Died: Jul 1759 at

   Stotfold aged 0. Christened: 30 Mar 1759 at Stotfold. Buried 24 July 1759

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3231. Born: during 1766 at Stotfold. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   Mar: 18 Feb 1787

   at Dunton to Graverlock, Thomas . Children: Samuel(3232)  illegitimate. Christened: 17 Oct 1766 at Stotfold.

      SAMUEL. Ref: 3232. Born during 1786 at Dunton. Mother: Covington, Mary, Ref: 3231

  GENERATION Eight

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2440. Born: 1 Sep 1764 at Kempston. Father: John, Father Ref: 2441. Mother: Edmunds, Alice, Mother Ref: 4125. Christened: 9

   Sep 1764 at Kempston.

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2561. Born: during 1760 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119. Christened: 2

   Mar 1760 at Bedford.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2510. Born: 27 Aug 1760 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119.  Died: 4 Mar 1831

   at Bedford aged 70.  Mar: 20 Sep 1789 at Lynn St Margaret to Brown, Elizabeth 4161. Christened: 6 Mar 1763 at Bedford St Cuthbert. Inherited a shoe shop

   in 1812 will of his Uncle Edward (see 2556). He was also left balance of money, £40, after pledges and was sole executor of the will. Buried 4 March 1831,

   House of Industry, Bedford.

  

   His son, Syms (2419) became one of the most famous Covingtons in history as a member of the crew of Darwin's Beagle.

      JOSEPH BROWN. Ref: 2761. Born May-Jun 1790 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      BERRILL. Ref: 2505. Born 6 Jul 1794 at Wellingborough. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      ELIZABETH MARY. Ref: 3655. Born 18 Apr 1799 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      EDWARD. Ref: 230. Born Sep 1803 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      SIMON. Ref: 2419. Born 30 Jan 1809 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3040. Born: during 1765 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119. Christened: 24 Nov

   1765 at Bedford. Was left 50 Pounds in his brother Edward's 1812 will.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3007. Born: during 1755 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died:

   around 1755 at Ashwell aged 0. Christened: 5 Jan 1755 at Ashwell.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3006. Born: 1755- 1756 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died: Dec 1756

    at Ashwell aged 0. Christened: 19 Dec 1756 at Ashwell. Buried 30 December 1756

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2683. Born: during 1758 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Mar: 26

   Mar 1780 at Ashwell to Freeman, James . Children: had a still-born child 4/4/1780. Christened: 4 Jun 1758 at Ashwell.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2684. Born: during 1759 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Mar: 1 Aug

   1786 at Ashwell to Langhorn, Charles . Christened: 5 Aug 1759 at Ashwell. Husband was a widower at time of marriage. They had 3 children: George chr 13

   Mar 1787, Elizabeth chr 25 Dec 1788 and Sarah chr 1 Jul 1792.

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2515. Born: 1760- 1761 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Mar: 5 Nov

   1781 at Guilden Morden to Barfoot, Ann 4154. Christened: 6 Sep 1761 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by William Brocket & Joseph Pearce

      GODFREY. Ref: 2843. Born 1781- 1782 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      BOYER. Ref: 2514. Born during 1784 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      KEZIAH. Ref: 2841. Born during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      PHILIP. Ref: 2844. Born 1789- 1790 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      MARY. Ref: 2842. Born during 1791 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2685. Born: 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died: 25 Dec

   1825 at Ashwell aged 62.  Mar: 28 Oct 1783 at Newnham to Bridges, Daniel . Christened: 6 Mar 1763 at Ashwell.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3008. Born: 1763- 1764 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died: Apr 1826

   at Guilden Morden aged 61.  Mar: 4 Nov 1782 at Tadlow to Jermyn, Susan 4156. Christened: 30 Sep 1764 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by C.Simons &

   George Love. Buried 25 April 1826

      MARTHA. Ref: 3035. Born 1781- 1783 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      JOHN. Ref: 2878. Born during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3036. Born during 1789 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      JANE. Ref: 3037. Born during 1792 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      SAMUEL. Ref: 3034. Born 1794- 1795 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      SAMUEL. Ref: 2885. Born during 1796 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3039. Born 1797- 1798 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156

      THOMAS. Ref: 3038. Born 1800- 1801 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Ref: 4156


   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2681. Born: 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died: Apr

   1818 at Ashwell aged 51.  Mar: 27 Jun 1788 at Ashwell to Sanders, Sarah 4165. Christened: 4 Jan 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 5 April 1818.

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2691. Born 1786- 1787 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      GEORGE. Ref: 2692. Born 1790- 1791 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2687. Born during 1793 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      JOHN. Ref: 2694. Born Jan-Mar 1795 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      JAMES. Ref: 2693. Born 1795- 1796 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      SARAH. Ref: 2690. Born 1800- 1801 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      SIMON. Ref: 2695. Born during 1803 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      MARGARET. Ref: 2688. Born during 1805 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

   LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 2686. Born: 1768- 1769 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Died: Feb 1771

    at Ashwell aged 2. Christened: 8 Jan 1769 at Ashwell. Buried 19 February 1771

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3028. Born: 1756- 1757 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 2840. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Mother Ref: 4116.  Died: Mar 1767 at

   Ashwell aged 10. Buried 10 March 1767

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2839. Born: 1757- 1758 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 2840. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Mother Ref: 4116.  Died: Apr 1767 at

    Ashwell aged 8. Buried 3 May 1767

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 3015. Born: around 1774 at Ashwell. Father: not known, Father Ref: 3014. Mother: Covington, Ann, Mother Ref: 3014.  Died: around

   1774 at Ashwell aged 0. Mother's name Ann(3014).

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3220. Born: 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Anne, Mother Ref: 4124.  Died: Jun 1769

   at Ashwell aged 6. Christened: 26 Sep 1762 at Ashwell. Buried 7 June 1769

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3223. Born: during 1764 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Anne, Mother Ref: 4124. Christened: 12

   May 1764 at Ashwell. Apprentice Carpenter, 24/1/1775 to Henry Hodge in Litlington, Cambs for 7 years

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 3496. Born: 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Anne, Mother Ref: 4124.  Died: Jun 1774 at

   Ashwell aged 7. Christened: 27 Feb 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 8 June 1774

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3232. Born: during 1786 at Dunton. Father: not known, Father Ref: 3231. Mother: Covington, Mary, Mother Ref: 3231.

   Christened: 31 Dec 1786 at Stotfold. Mother's name Mary(3231).

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2449. Born: during 1753 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 3282. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4108.   Mar: 6 Apr

   1779 at Bedford St Mary to Eavestaff, Elizabeth 4153. Christened: 5 Aug 1753 at Bedford.

      JAMES. Ref: 2858. Born during 1780 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3390. Born during 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2448. Born 1780- 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2861. Born during 1785 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      FRANCES. Ref: 2862. Born during 1790 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2860. Born during 1792 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      FRANCES. Ref: 2863. Born during 1794 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      WILLIAM. Ref: 919. Born Jul-Aug 1795 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ROBERT. Ref: 2517. Born 1797- 1798 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3239. Born: 1756- 1757 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 3282. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4108.  Died: Apr

   1839 at Bedford aged 82.  Mar: 15 Jun 1785 at Bedford to Lavender, Elizabeth 4170. Christened: 29 Nov 1759 at Bedford. Buried 14 April 1839.

      WILLIAM LAVENDER. Ref: 3291. Born during 1786 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      SIMON. Ref: 3240. Born 1787- 1788 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ELIZABETH BERRILL. Ref: 3242. Born during 1789 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      EDWARD. Ref: 3241. Born during 1791 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3290. Born 1791- 1792 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ANN LAVENDER. Ref: 3243. Born during 1795 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      FRANCES. Ref: 3244. Born during 1798 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ELIZABETH BERRILL. Ref: 3245. Born during 1800 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      MARY. Ref: 3246. Born during 1802 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      RICHARD. Ref: 2594. Born 24 Aug 1804 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      JAMES. Ref: 3498. Born during 1806 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3322. Born: around 1770 at Steeple Morden. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref: 4141. 

   Died: around 1770 at Steeple Morden aged 0.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3323. Born: during 1773 at Steeple Morden. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref: 4141.

   Christened: 2 May 1773 at Steeple Morden.

   KEZIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3324. Born: during 1777 at Steeple Morden. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref: 4141.   Mar:

   28 Dec 1795 at Steeple Morden to Castle, William . Christened: 13 May 1777 at Steeple Morden. Marriage witnessed by Haridine Gray & John Stone.

   Husband from Baldock. They had one daughter, Keziah chr 5 Jun 1796 in Steeple Morden, died 16 Jul 1796.

  GENERATION Nine

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2858. Born: during 1780 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.

   Christened: 14 Jan 1780 at Bedford St Mary.

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2448. Born: 1780- 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Died:

   Jan 1842 at Bedford aged 61.  Mar: 3 Jan 1804 at Bedford St Mary to Hine, Charlotte 4204. Christened: 28 Sep 1783 at Bedford St Mary. In 1841 Census

   appears living at Gravel lane, Bedford with his sister, Elizabeth. Buried 25 January 1842, Gravel Ln, Bedford

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2450. Born during 1804 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      WILLIAM. Ref: 922. Born Aug 1806 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2454. Born during 1813 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      CHARLOTTE. Ref: 2452. Born during 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      GEORGE. Ref: 2453. Born during 1819 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3390. Born: during 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.

   Christened: 24 Jun 1781 at Bedford.

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2861. Born: during 1785 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.   Mar:

   30 Dec 1802 at Bedford St Mary to Holding, Major . Christened: 28 Sep 1785 at Bedford. In 1841 Census appears living at Gravel lane, Bedford with her

   brother, William.


   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 2862. Born: during 1790 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Died:

   during 1790 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 1 Aug 1790 at Bedford.

   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2860. Born: during 1792 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.

   Christened: 28 Nov 1792 at Bedford.

   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 2863. Born: during 1794 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.

   Christened: 4 Mar 1794 at Bedford.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 919. Born: Jul-Aug 1795 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Died:

   Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford aged 74.  Mar: 19 Feb 1822 at Bedford to Hall, Mary Ann 4232. Christened: 16 Aug 1795 at Bedford.

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3408. Born during 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      ANN. Ref: 2524. Born during 1825 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      SUSANNAH. Ref: 3409. Born during 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      PETER. Ref: 706. Born 1830- 1831 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3407. Born during 1833 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      CHARLES HALL. Ref: 2523. Born during 1837 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 2517. Born: 1797- 1798 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Died:

   Jan-Mar 1856 at Bedford aged 58.  Mar: 18 Feb 1822 at Bedford to Mays, Elizabeth 4239. Christened: 26 Mar 1798 at Bedford St Mary. Policeman, lived at

   Well St, Bedford in 1847 and before that at Moulders Yard, Castle St, Bedford.

      CHARLES. Ref: 2516. Born 1821- 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      SOPHIA. Ref: 3256. Born 10 Sep 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      HARRIETT. Ref: 5097. Born around 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      REBECCA. Ref: 3257. Born 8 Dec 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      REBECCA. Ref: 3258. Born 14 Oct 1836 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      GEORGE. Ref: 379. Born Oct-Dec 1838 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      ELLEN. Ref: 1826. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

   JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON. Ref: 2761. Born: May-Jun 1790 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  

   Mar: 1 Nov 1808 at Bedford St Paul to Chapman, Mary 4212. Christened: 3 Jul 1790 at Bedford Old Mtng.

      JOSEPH. Ref: 2767. Born during 1810 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      MARY. Ref: 2762. Born during 1812 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      SARAH. Ref: 2763. Born during 1814 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3158. Born Aug 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      JOSEPH BROWN. Ref: 3162. Born during 1817 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      ANN. Ref: 2764. Born during 1819 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      THOMAS. Ref: 3163. Born 1820- 1821 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      FANNY. Ref: 2765. Born during 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3164. Born during 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      ELIZA. Ref: 2766. Born during 1829 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      HENRY. Ref: 2760. Born Nov 1832 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212


   BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2505. Born: 6 Jul 1794 at Wellingborough. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  Died:

   15 Apr 1881 at Gallatin, Davies MO aged 87.  Mar: 8 Nov 1812 at Bedford St Paul to Hodges, Elizabeth 4216. One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

   Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 6 Jul 1794 at Bedford. Believed to have also had 3 other daughters who were still born between 1813-1814.

  

   On July 31, 1837, one day after the first Mormon baptisms in

   England, the original seven missionaries to proselyte in England held a council in Preston. It was decided that Elders Willard Richards and John Goodson

   should go to Bedford, “There being a good prospect, from the information received, of a Church being built up in that city.” They left on 1 August and arrived at

   Bedford the following day

   .

   Work progressed quickly. The first baptisms occurred on 10 August and by December a Bedford Branch had been organized. Berrill Covington, later to play

   an important role in the beginnings of the Church in Buckinghamshire, was baptized in 1838 by Elder Willard Richards. He was instrumental in the conversion

   of two of the first nine Buckinghamshire natives and later became a member of the first branch organized on Buckinghamshire soil. (The Genesis of the

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Buckinghamshire - The first Buckinghamshire Natives to join the church.)

  

   Came West with the Abraham Owen Smoot Company in 1852. ("List of Persons Sent from Great Britain by the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Co., in the Months

   of January and February 1852, by Franklin D. Richards Agent at Liverpool sailing on The Ellen Maria," Deseret News [Weekly], 21 Aug. 1852)

  

   Found living in Ward 14, Great Salt Lake City, Utah on the 1860 U. S. Census & in 3rd Ward by 1880 Census.

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2509. Born 9 May 1813 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      MARY ANN. Ref: 2506. Born 31 Mar 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      WILLIAM BERRILL. Ref: 2508. Born 27 Nov 1817 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      JOSIAH. Ref: 668. Born 10 Jan 1821 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2507. Born 19 Oct 1823 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      EDWARD. Ref: 2592. Born 28 Aug 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      HENRY. Ref: 2513. Born 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      SIMON. Ref: 3467. Born 19 Jun 1832 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      SARAH ELIZABETH. Ref: 3468. Born 6 Mar 1835 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      PRISCILLA. Ref: 1740. Born 17 Jan 1839 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

   ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3655. Born: 18 Apr 1799 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161. 

   Died: 8 Jan 1869 at Burlington IO aged 69.  Mar: 22 May 1821 at London to Brooks, James . Had one daughter, Ruth Nellie Brooks born 13 Feb 1834 in

   Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, and died 21 Apr 1904 in Collinwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 230. Born: Sep 1803 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1874 at Clifton aged 70. Christened: 7 Sep 1803 at Bedford St Cuth.


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2419. Born: 30 Jan 1809 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  Died: 19 Feb

   1861 at Pambula, Australia aged 52.  Mar: 12 Aug 1841 at Stroud, NSW to Twyford, Eliza 4328. Known as Syms or Symes. Baptised in 1809 at St Pauls,

   Bedford.

  

   Served as a Boy 2nd Class on Surveying Ship H.M.S. Beagle. 1st joined on 13/7/1831, ticket no. 3, 2nd entry on 3/12/1831, ticket no. 62. Discharged

   12/5/1832. Rejoined same ship, 1/4/1833 as an Ordinary Seaman, ticket no. 105, discharged 27/11/1833. Served on H.M.S. Beagle at time of Charles

   Darwin's Expedition. Issued with Navy Slops, incl Beds & Waxed Wrappers - £2 17s 10d, Dead & Run Men's Effects - 2s  6d, Tobacco - £1 18s 0d, Soap 16s

    8d, Wages Monthly allowance - £2  3s 4d, Full Wages - £15 0s 10d. Nett value - £9 19s  8d  (Ships Book of Surveying Ship H.M.S. Beagle 27/6/1831-

   17/11/1836) - see The Journal of Syms Covington via links.

  

   Covington, who was eighteen years old when he began keeping this journal, was Charles Darwin's assistant on the second voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle,

   1831-1836. Darwin was himself only 22 when he employed Covington using a portion of the allowance he received from his father!

  

   The Journal not only provides a new perspective of the journey which helped stimulate Darwin's theory of evolution, but also includes accounts of Covington's

   daily duties. These included finding food for Darwin at each port of call, and his impressions of lands and people encountered over five years of voyaging in

   the New World, from the 'naked Indians' of Terra del Fuego to the citizens of Sydney, about whom Covington writes: 'Here a stranger must take care with whom

    he associates, as the place consists principally of convicts, or the most notorious characters of England; and a place I must say I was heartily happy to leave'.

  

  

   Despite his misgivings, Covington and his Journal arrived back in Australia in 1840, when Covington emigrated to New South Wales. He was soon married to

   an Australian woman from Stroud, and became Postmaster of Pambula on the South Coast in 1854, where he remained until his death of Paralysis in 1861.

   He is buried at Pambula, Australia.

  

   A pair of wooden carved shoes exists in Australia belonging to Margaret Underhill having been passed down to her by her Grandmother who was Syms grand-

   daughter. These were made by Syms on the Beagle voyage, they are said to have whale bone insets and tiny little nails, on the top it looks as if there was a

   little sliding lid. A photo of these shoes hangs in Covington's Retreat, a restaurant in Pambula, Australia.

   Evidently Syms and Eliza had 9 children. (Correspondence from Margaret & Keith Underhill, P.O.Box 142, Bega, New South Wales 2550, Australia).

  

   Evolution of a Novel: Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald © all rights reserved

  

   I had no intention of writing about Charles Darwin. But when I read about Syms Covington, Darwin's assistant during the long voyage of the Beagle, I was

   compelled into the story.

  

   A dimly lit photograph survives from the 1850s, a man with the look of a stoic, embattled survivor -- with a deaf man's look of waiting to be surprised, with an air

    of almost spiritual expectation. I found myself searching Darwin's letters, diaries, and notebooks for hints of this shadowy, unsung companion.

  

   Here was a person of little importance, it seemed, a humble crew member, a walk-on extra in the life of a young gentleman naturalist. Charles Darwin was only

   23 and Syms Covington barely 15 when the Beagle's voyage started at the end of 1831. The vessel's papers listed Covington as ship's fiddler and boy to

   poop cabin. In a short time, however, references to a "servant" appeared in Darwin's letters and diaries. This was Covington. He'd found himself signed over

   permanently to Darwin by the captain, Robert FitzRoy. Whether Covington volunteered, urged for the job, or was just available is not known. In my novel, I have

   him urging for it -- strong with ambition to live life to the full.

  

   From then on, in notes and correspondence, Darwin hardly ever referred to Covington by name, mostly just as "my servant". Yet they were close. I thought of

   Covington as Darwin's "shadow", an intuition shared (I found when I had finished the first draft) by Darwin's most recent biographer, Janet Brown. Lodged in

   Covington was a novel in embryo.

  

   In later years Darwin summarised evolution through natural selection as a process of "numerous, successive, slight modifications". The same can be said of

   the writing process, as detail adapts to the needs of the story.

  

   As in life, so in fiction: the beginning point is a mystery. A bubble appears from nowhere, it seems, like fizz in a glass of beer. Why Covington? Something that


   was nothing comes into existence -- an idea that won't let go. Sometimes an annoyance (a bad idea still having to be served), sometimes a blessing. In time,

   with work, the first image shifts into action, into character, into plot, and becomes a novel.

  

   Darwin said nothing about what preceded life as we know it, except to make tactful noises (to keep Mrs Darwin happy?) about a Creator breathing life into "a

   few forms or even one". Elsewhere in The Origin of Species he made repeated scathing attacks on creationism. In the fiction-universe, the curtain can more

   easily be pushed back.

  

   Even mysteries have their own shape. A repeated dream in my own childhood was of a perfect sphere in space that was somehow doubled, one part smooth

   as a billiard ball, the other rough and stippled like a quondong seed or the surface of a brain. They were two moons overlapping against the deep blackness of

    space. Both were equally desirable to touch, yet struggling awake I could never decide which of the two was most satisfying.

  

   If this is an obvious early memory of breast feeding it explains nothing away. Now I think it could just as easily be the end-point of psyche as the start.

   Whatever, a longing for reconciliation of opposites spilled over into personality and shaped my engagement with language, words struggling before the ebb

   and flow of feeling. In the character of Covington, similar longings occur. Here is where the historical record invites rather than unfolds an interpretation.

  

   Midway through the voyage of the Beagle Darwin wrote to his sister back in England:

  

   "Tell my father how much obliged I am for the affectionate way he speaks about my having a servant. It has made a great difference in my comfort; there is a

   standing order, in the Ship, that no one, excepting in civilised ports, leaves the vessel by himself. By thus having a constant companion, I am rendered much

   more independent, in that most dependent of all lives, a life on board." But: "My servant is an odd sort of person," Darwin continued, "I do not very much like

   him; but he is, perhaps from his very oddity, very well adapted to all my purposes." I read on in the archive, looking for clues as to why Darwin did not like

   Covington, why he was "odd". None emerged.

  

   Perhaps we all resent those we come to depend on absolutely … Maybe this was just a class thing … If so, did Covington buck against his lowly station in life?

    … Make himself uppity to the upper-class Darwin? … Was it his looks, like Billy Budd in Herman Melville? … His beliefs?...An over-willingness to please? …

   A stickiness of manner? … Was it his sexuality?

  

   What might it have been in Covington's presence that evoked this negative but needful prickliness in Darwin?

  

   Fiction comes out of just this vacuum of explanation, charting a relationship whose inner life begs to be imagined.

  

   At the same time, as Isaac Bashevis Singer has observed, a novel must be full of detail just as music must be full of notes.

  

   I filled myself with seafaring lore and combed through Darwin's letters and diaries catching hold of clues. Covington learned collecting, preserving, shooting

   and packing skills from Darwin, slitting open birds' stomachs, poking through half-digested contents, digging bones of prehistoric animals from Patagonian

   river banks, hefting, carting, sorting, storing. Seeking a language for Covington to represent an older, more trusting religion, and to stand against Darwin's

   "modern" pattern of thought, I delved into "Pilgrim's Progress". This is perhaps the most anxiety-ridden book I have ever read, and as a homeopathic against

   its potential to swamp Covington with dampness of soul I gave him a vigorous libido and an honest heart. Strength of character emerges naturally from such a

   doubling. It gave Covington a trump card to play against his master, even if unconsciously.

  

   I gained a picture of Darwin enjoying himself and always collecting ahead of his ideas -- as when he desperately wanted to bag a particular small ostrich he'd

   heard about, then thoughtlessly cooked and ate one, realising too late it was the rare species he sought. Later it was named after him, the rhea Darwinii.

   Novels get written the same way, I reflected. Action precedes the idea, otherwise no life.

  

   I had started with poetry, as a younger writer, but became impatient with the narrow range of life that arrived in my work. Twenty years ago I turned to novels

   seeking a wider canvas. After writing six, plus an autobiographical work, Shearers' Motel, using fictional technique to grasp the essence of an experience,

   certain patterns become clearer. Even the novels that are full of social and historical detail, like Mr Darwin's Shooter and my first novel, 1915, are slaves to

   fictional demand just as surely as more image-based novels like Water Man and The Slap. Call it manifest shape, inherent structure, or the destiny of

   character.

  





   A novel is like an individual in this sense. We can plot our personal histories, but can only guess beyond them. Despite our deepest psychologies we cannot

   say why we are who we are. We are mysteries to ourselves. We can plan our lives and see intention thrown by the wayside almost as a joke. Lying in the gutter

    we reach for the stars.


  

   In another sense the novel is not like an individual at all: it is in the hands of an attentive god, the author, and invested with purpose -- call it meaningful

   redemption of its mystifying beginning.

  

   To say this about our own lives is an assumption that most of us including Darwin are reluctant to make, though like a novelist Darwin saw far and wide

   jammed up with close and grainy. Also like a novelist he was guided by a formative image -- late in life he recalled a childhood memory: locked in a room as

   punishment, he ran around trying to break the windows to get out. Complementing this, I invented a formative image for Covington: a young man leaping a stile

   in a stained glass window, John Bunyan's Christian glimpsed from his mother's lap in his earliest memories.

  

   The two young men, servant and master, were to remain as close as man and wife (metaphorically speaking in their cluttered lodgings on land and sea) almost

    constantly from 1832 to 1839, during the entire voyage of the Beagle and for the two and a half crucial years following. "Servant" was a term covering many

   duties in their time together.

  

   Covington was taxidermist, valet, trusted house-servant, clerk and copyist. He pickled fish, prepared botanical specimens, and became expert with insects

   and all manner of wriggling, fluttering, crawling life. As the voyage proceeded he emerged as a prodigious collector, shooting most of Darwin's birds (including

    the famous finches taken on the Galapagos islands) and being responsible, it seems, for all of Darwin's insects collected during his brief sojourn in Sydney.

   By the end, Covington was badly deaf from all the shooting.

  

   Darwin's archive is an immense resource: he remains the most thoroughly documented scientific genius of the nineteenth century. The voyage of the Beagle

   was a period of adventure and travel forcibly linked to an intellectual drama "far more thrilling" (as Stephen Jay Gould has observed) than the voyage itself,

   thanks to "the impact upon human history" of the religious and scientific conflict aroused by Darwin.

  

   I wondered about that conflict cutting deep into an individual's psychological sense of himself. Covington's, that is.

  

   He was born obscurely in Bedford, the home town of John Bunyan and religious non-conformity. Building from this lone early established fact, I created him

   imbued with trusting faith from childhood, coming from an older England, a stranger to the Anglicanism of the ruling order. Darwin was the son of the richest

   man in Derbyshire, and was halfheartedly planning to serve as a curate when he returned to England, if only he could find a parish with scope for nature study.

  

  

   It was not to be. As even the sketchiest reading of The Origin of Species will reveal, Darwin became remorselessly and even aggressively atheist as time went

    on.

  

   While I invented no facts around the Darwin archive, I interpreted Covington for fictional purposes by taking the known facts of his life into the realm of

   speculation. This applies particularly to the parts of Covington's life pre-Darwin, and to episodes in South America where an older woman urged her passion

   into Covington's life with later consequences for the plot. Also to the last year of his life, 1860 through to early 1861, as Covington awaited the arrival in

   Australia of The Origin of Species and I strove for some sort of reconciliation between science and religion in the spirit of this one person, Covington.

  

   Early in the book I found myself writing the following, the first notes of an overture demanding an entire relationship to unfold, with implications for plot and

   character throughout: "Entering the Heads of Port Jackson just after dawn the captain found Covington utterly stricken. His eyes were open, watchful, but he

   uttered not a word. With sails slack and the schooner steady on the tide the sufferer was offloaded forthwith and rowed to a Dr MacCracken's cottage in an

   arm of the harbour at Watson's Bay."

  

   (To allow readers interested to see where fact and fiction vary, I appended a list of sources and acknowledgements in an author's note at the back of the

   book.)

  

   Covington's archive by comparison with Darwin's is tiny. It consists of a contested birth-date, a scrappy diary held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, a few

   watercolours, a photograph, and scattered mentions in Darwin's letters and diaries.

  

   Involved in the writing process, for me, is something closely related to formative imagery -- a kind of abstraction hovering just ahead of me, the feeling of a cat's

    cradle or a spindly constellation, an odd-shaped map of lines and connections. It is almost like a pre-appprehended form, an image of where the novel's


   growth has to go before it will stop, and enough light has been shed. Morphology is the name of the subject in natural history, its most interesting department,

   according to Darwin, "its very soul." It sometimes feels as if each book has a pre-existing soul and the only duty of the writer is to bring it up in colour, shape,

   and extent.

  

   Beforehand, with a novel, I have what might be roughly described as a subject area (war, flight, horses, water divining, fire, evolution) but no idea where I will go

    in terms of character, incident, and detail, except that thrown far ahead of me is the feeling I have to reach and satisfy. This feeling is almost the definition of

   impossibility, the crux to me personally, though it might pass almost unnoticed by the reader (because when I get there, an inner knot dissolves, its shadow

   fades against the texture of the whole). In Mr Darwin's Shooter the point I aimed to reach was a reconciliation of science and religion. Where could this happen

    except in the dramatised life of an individual?

  

   The letters Darwin wrote to Covington later in life were especially useful clues to work backwards from. Blandly friendly on the surface, wearily nostalgic, they

   cannot be described as warm-hearted. Whimsically envious of Covington's financial success and improved station in life, and of the health of Covington's

   children, they are none the less condescending, in my view -- the letters of a distant master to a stolid old servant. Darwin sent Covington a silver ear trumpet

   and asked him to collect barnacles from nearby rocks, and wrote congratulating him on how well they were packed. Was there a touch of guilt in that ear

   trumpet? Darwin still wanted favours from Covington, and was never known for his gratitude.

  

   I based my story on such slender threads, perhaps, but I wanted more from this relationship than was there on show. I wanted love, maybe as an antidote to

   Darwin's spiritual bleakness. I wanted redemption. For this Covington's nature had to be passionate all through.

  

   When I looked at Covington's photograph I saw that stoic, embattled survivor, that deaf man's look of waiting to be surprised. What was Covington holding in? I

    wanted this man bursting into bloom behind Darwin's back for his whole life. And so the real Covington and the fictional Covington travel parallel but not

   together in my pages.

  

   In my other books, these knots of being have involved depicting a son's meeting the gloomy, zombie-like father who died before he was born (Water Man); a

   moment of rebirth expressed through repeated live burial (Rough Wallaby); the unrestrained flight of heavy objects (Slipstream); death by fire as the complete

   expression of a life (The Slap); boys overcoming the physical nightmare of war (1915).

  

   Transformation of self, severely frustrated, seems to be a guiding light in my fiction. Facing, and somehow overcoming, a prospect of live burial (actual or

   metaphorical) is in every book I have written. Perhaps this will change. The other pattern obvious to me is that the main male character in every book is

   inarticulate in some sense. In The Slap this is true to the fullest extent -- a full voice is denied to the main character in maturity. The same fate threatens

   Covington as in later years he awaits the arrival of The Origin of Species in Australia and truculently wonders if history has left him out.

  

   As for the famous finches, which play a small but crucial part in the novel, Darwin had assumed, when they were on the Galapagos, that as the islands were

   close together "no reason was possible for their harbouring different species true to their own islands", and so, as a creationist (still) he had not labelled them

   by island. But the real Covington had labelled by island the birds he had shot for his own private and potentially saleable collection. When they were back in

   London Darwin called for these birds to be examined by John Gould at the Zoological Society.

  

   There at 36 Great Marlborough Street Darwin sorted, listed, and wrote up the immense haul of material with Covington at his side. It was during this time that

   he first admitted to natural selection in private notes. Thus I propose that my fictional Covington, alone, and excluding Darwin's more illustrious contemporaries

   in this period after the voyage, had not just an instinct for but a knowledge of what Darwin was grappling with in his understanding.

  

   Then came the day in 1839 when Darwin announced his impending marriage. He presented Covington with a golden guinea, dismissed him from his service,

   and Covington (somewhat stung, as might be imagined, but stoical) took ship for New South Wales.

  

   In Australia Covington married, had the same number of children as Darwin, prospered financially, became innkeeper and postmaster at Pambula, in southern

    New South Wales. He maintained his polite correspondence with Darwin over more than twenty years. (Covington's side of the correspondence has been

   lost.)

  

   Looking back over his life I have Covington obsessively ask a question: Had Darwin on their voyage found proof of natural selection as a theory able to explain

    life on earth as completely as creationism? More importantly, had Covington himself handed the proof over to Darwin -- willingly and blindly? Had he thus




      ERNEST. Ref: 5792. Born around 1840 at Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      SYMS BERRILL. Ref: 5793. Born 17 Aug 1842 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      CHARLES ERASMUS. Ref: 5899. Born during 1844 at Millers Point, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      ELIZABETH LOUISA. Ref: 5908. Born 26 Feb 1846 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      EDWIN ERNEST. Ref: 5987. Born during 1848 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      ALFRED SIMON. Ref: 5919. Born 2 Mar 1850 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRNG. Ref: 5575. Born Sep 1852 at Cooma, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      EMMALINE AMELIA. Ref: 5939. Born during 1854 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      WALTER LIONEL. Ref: 5940. Born during 1856 at Bega NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      JANE. Ref: 5979. Born during 1858 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

   GODFREY COVENTON. Ref: 2843. Born: 1781- 1782 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.  Died:

   Oct 1782 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Christened: 22 Sep 1782 at Guilden Morden. Buried 24 October 1782

   BOYER COVINGTON. Ref: 2514. Born: during 1784 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.

   Christened: 29 Feb 1784 at Guilden Morden.

   KEZIAH COVENTON. Ref: 2841. Born: during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.   Mar: 16

   Oct 1815 at Shingay to Leete, Jackie . Christened: 10 Dec 1786 at Guilden Morden.


   PHILIP COVENTON. Ref: 2844. Born: 1789- 1790 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.  Died: Jan

   1790 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Christened: 5 Jul 1789 at Guilden Morden. Buried 15 January 1790

   MARY COVENTON. Ref: 2842. Born: during 1791 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.   Mar: 20

   Nov 1815 at Guilden Morden to Watts, John . Christened: 7 Jan 1791 at Guilden Morden. Children: James, ref.539, illegitimate.

      JAMES. Ref: 539. Born Jul 1813 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Coventon, Mary, Ref: 2842

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2691. Born: 1786- 1787 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.   Mar: 16 Feb

   1810 at Stotfold to Anderson, Martha 4213. Christened: 20 Sep 1789 at Ashwell.. Lived at 21 Norton End, Baldock in 1851 Census with son John & grandson

   Alfred (1154). Described as a Farm Labourer

      MARY. Ref: 3419. Born during 1811 at Stotfold. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      GEORGE. Ref: 2459. Born Oct-Nov 1818 at Bygrave. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      WILLIAM. Ref: 924. Born 1820- 1821 at Bygrave. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      JAMES. Ref: 541. Born 1822- 1823 at Bygrave. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      CHARLES. Ref: 20572. Born Jun 1826 at Bygrave. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      SARAH. Ref: 5015. Born 1829- 1830 at Baldock. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      SAMUEL. Ref: 5060. Born Jan-Apr 1830 at Bygrave. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      JOHN. Ref: 2409. Born during 1832 at Baldock. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2692. Born: 1790- 1791 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Died: Sep

   1847 at Ashwell aged 56.  Mar: 22 Jan 1814 at Sandon to Chiffins, Mary 4223. Christened: 31 Jul 1791 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived at High St,

   Ashwell in 1841. Buried 3 October 1847.

      MATILDA ANN. Ref: 2711. Born 15 Jun 1822 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      GEORGE. Ref: 376. Born 19 Oct 1826 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      WILLIAM. Ref: 927. Born 6 Jan 1829 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      JAMES. Ref: 2712. Born 25 Apr 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      EMMA. Ref: 2512. Born 8 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2687. Born: during 1793 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.   Mar: 6

   Nov 1819 at Baldock to Pate, James . Christened: 31 Mar 1793 at Ashwell.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2694. Born: Jan-Mar 1795 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165. Christened: 27

    Mar 1795 at Ashwell.


   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2693. Born: 1795- 1796 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Died: 26 Feb

   1870 at Ashwell aged 74.  Mar: 2 Jul 1821 at Ashwell to Marrenton, Susannah 4236. Christened: 1 Jul 1798 at Ashwell. James resided on 2 Jul 1821 in

   Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was employed as Labourer on 9 Dec 1821. He was employed as Labourer on 28 Sep 1823. He was employed as Labourer on 16

   Oct 1825. He was employed as Labourer on 25 Dec 1827. He was employed as Labourer on 15 Dec 1829. He was employed as Labourer on 8 Jan 1832.

   He was employed as Labourer on 20 Apr 1834. He was employed as Labourer on 17 Jan 1836. He resided on 6 Jun 1841 in Workhouse Yard, Ashwell,

   Hertfordshire. He was employed as Agricultural Labourer on 6 Jun 1841. He was employed as Labourer on 29 Nov 1846. He was employed as Labourer on 3

   Jul 1865. Died of Paralysis.

      MARY ANNE. Ref: 3456. Born 9 Nov 1821 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      JOHN. Ref: 582. Born 5 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      GEORGE. Ref: 375. Born 22 Sep 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      ANNE. Ref: 3457. Born 21 Sep 1827 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      STEPHEN. Ref: 3295. Born 15 Sep 1829 at Hinxworth. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      SARAH. Ref: 3458. Born 11 Dec 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      JANE ELIZABETH. Ref: 3459. Born 26 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      LOUISA. Ref: 2895. Born 20 Dec 1835 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      EDMUND. Ref: 1747. Born 9 Jan 1838 at Royston. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      DECIMUS. Ref: 206. Born 25 Dec 1839 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      MARGARET FRANCES. Ref: 1813. Born Jan-Mar 1842 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      SEPTIMA. Ref: 2600. Born during 1844 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      CHARLES. Ref: 148. Born 28 Oct 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2690. Born: 1800- 1801 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.   Mar: 30 Oct

   1823 at Ashwell to Knights, Thomas . Christened: 1 Mar 1801 at Ashwell. Had daughter Matilda Ann Knights chr Ashwell 26 Jul 1824

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2695. Born: during 1803 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Died: around

   1874 at Ashwell aged 71.  Mar: 22 Feb 1824 at Ashwell to Harper, Elizabeth 4242. Christened: 1 Aug 1803 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived 1841 at

   Ashwell End, 1851 at Common Ln, 1861/71 at Back St, Ashwell

      AMELIA. Ref: 2696. Born 6 May 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      GEORGE. Ref: 377. Born 19 Jun 1826 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      SARAH. Ref: 2697. Born 11 Mar 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      EMMA. Ref: 2698. Born 16 Feb 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      ISABEL. Ref: 2699. Born 24 Jul 1836 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      DINAH. Ref: 1824. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      THOMAS. Ref: 3292. Born around 1851 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

   MARGARET COVINGTON. Ref: 2688. Born: during 1805 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Died: 2

   Dec 1838 at Ashwell aged 33.  Mar: 27 Sep 1827 at Ashwell to Bryant, William . Christened: 2 May 1805 at Ashwell. Husband born 21 Feb1808 in Ashwell.

   Had daughter before marriage but father is said to have been William Bryant, Georgiana(2689) illegitimate. Had 5 sons after marriage: George b. 20 Jan

   1828, James b. 22 Nov 1829, Alfred b. 15 Nov 1831, Paul b. c.1835 & William b. 1837.

      GEORGIANA. Ref: 2689. Born 20 Nov 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Margaret, Ref: 2688

   MARTHA COVENTON. Ref: 3035. Born: 1781- 1783 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Died:

   Nov 1785 at Guilden Morden aged 2. Christened: 15 Jun 1783 at Guilden Morden. Buried 29 November 1785


   JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 2878. Born: during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Mar: 20 Jan

    1818 at Guilden Morden to Farmington, Elizabeth 4231. ChristenedIn : 12 Mar 1786 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer. In 1841 Census shown as

   Covington  living at Saunders Ln, Guilden Morden & in 1851 Census at 69 Back Lnne.

  

   Marriage witnessed by Wm Yarrow & Wm Clark

      CALEB. Ref: 135. Born 1815- 1816 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      SARAH. Ref: 2879. Born during 1818 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2880. Born during 1819 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JAMES. Ref: 2877. Born during 1823 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      REBECCA. Ref: 2881. Born during 1825 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2882. Born during 1830 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JOHN. Ref: 3061. Born 1831- 1832 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      GEORGE. Ref: 378. Born 1833- 1834 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JAMES. Ref: 547. Born 1839- 1840 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

   ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 3036. Born: during 1789 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Mar:

   1 Jul 1812 at Potton to Richardson, Richard . Christened: 10 May 1789 at Guilden Morden.

   JANE COVENTON. Ref: 3037. Born: during 1792 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Mar: 30

   Nov 1811 at Guilden Morden to Holland, Henry . Christened: 25 Jul 1792 at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by Simeon Leete, John Parrish & Joseph

   Pearce. Their children were ; Elizabeth, chr. November 17, 1816 in Guilden Morden ; Mary, chr. February 25, 1819 in Guilden Morden ;  William, chr.

   December 22, 1822 in Bassingbourn ; Susannah, chr. December 26, 1824 in Bassingbourn.  Henry, b.December 1, 1789, chr. November 28, 1791 in

   Dunstable, Bedford, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Holland (info from Jan Booth mebooth@nucleus.com)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3034. Born: 1794- 1795 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Died:

   1794- 1795 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Died young

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2885. Born: during 1796 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Died:

   Jul-Sep 1857 at Royston aged 61.  Mar: 23 Jan 1815 at Guilden Morden to Knights, Mary 4225. Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 26 Apr

   1796 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer, 1841, High St & 1851, 47 Church End. Marriage witnessed by Tempest Leete, Martha Dix, Samuel Jarman,

   Mary Strickland

      THOMAS. Ref: 867. Born Nov 1816 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      GEORGE. Ref: 373. Born Nov 1818 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      JOHN. Ref: 580. Born during 1823 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      JAMES. Ref: 543. Born Jul 1831 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

   WILLIAM COVENTON. Ref: 3039. Born: 1797- 1798 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Died:

   May 1827 at Guilden Morden aged 29. Christened: 15 Apr 1798 at Guilden Morden. Buried 19 May 1827

   THOMAS COVENTON. Ref: 3038. Born: 1800- 1801 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: Jermyn, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Died:

   May 1810 at Guilden Morden aged 9. Christened: 18 Jan 1801 at Guilden Morden. Killed by a plough, buried 6 May 1810

   WILLIAM LAVENDER COVINGTON. Ref: 3291. Born: during 1786 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170. Christened: 16 Jul 1786 at Bedford.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3240. Born: 1787- 1788 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.  Died: Jan

   1819 at Bedford aged 31. Christened: 2 Mar 1788 at Bedford. Buried 3 January 1819


   ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 3242. Born: during 1789 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170. Thought to have died young. Christened: 22 Nov 1789 at Bedford.

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3241. Born: during 1791 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.

   Christened: 8 Mar 1791 at Bedford. Died as infant

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3290. Born: 1791- 1792 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.  Died: 1

   Jul 1841 at Bedford aged 49. Christened: 1 Dec 1793 at Bedford. Buried 2 July 1841 at Moravian Church, Bedford

   ANN LAVENDER COVINGTON. Ref: 3243. Born: during 1795 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.

   Christened: 25 Dec 1795 at Bedford.

   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 3244. Born: during 1798 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.

   Christened: 4 Jun 1798 at Bedford.

   ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 3245. Born: during 1800 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170. Christened: 9 Mar 1800 at Bedford.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3246. Born: during 1802 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170. Christened:

   15 Aug 1802 at Bedford.

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2594. Born: 24 Aug 1804 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   Mar: 2

   Jun 1839 at Newington to Halliday, Elizabeth 4294. Christened: 12 Oct 1804 at Bedford St Cuth. In 1841 Census living in Woolwich employed as a Boot Maker

      RICHARD CHARLES. Ref: 801. Born May 1840 at Woolwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      EDWARD. Ref: 2593. Born during 1842 at Woolwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      GEORGE COOK. Ref: 1677. Born Jul-Sep 1845 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      HENRY THOMAS. Ref: 2770. Born Jan-Mar 1849 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      EDWARD GEORGE. Ref: 1721. Born Apr-Jun 1851 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 3498. Born: during 1806 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170. Christened:

    12 Oct 1806 at Bedford St Cuth.

  GENERATION Ten

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3408. Born: during 1822 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.   Mar: Oct-

   Dec 1841 at Edmonton to Hester, William . Christened: 29 Dec 1822 at Bedford.

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2524. Born: during 1825 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.  Died: Jan 1848 at

   Bedford aged 22. Christened: 28 Dec 1825 at Bedford. Buried 9 January 1848, Pilcroft St, Bedford

   SUSANNAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3409. Born: during 1828 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232. Christened:

   7 Sep 1828 at Bedford.

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 706. Born: 1830- 1831 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.  Died: Jun 1851 at

   Bedford aged 19. Christened: 9 Oct 1831 at Bedford St Mary. Buried 15 June 1851

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3407. Born: during 1833 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232. Christened: 29

   Sep 1833 at Bedford. Could have lived at 5 Canning St, Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13 Pilcroft St, Bedford in 1868. Thought to be the William that

   appears in 1901 Census aged 67 living in Rotherhithe employed as a Coal Contractor Manager.

   CHARLES HALL COVINGTON. Ref: 2523. Born: during 1837 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.   Mar:

   23 Dec 1861 at Bedford St Paul to Money, Susan 4350. Christened: 16 Apr 1837 at Bedford St Mary.


   ERNEST COVINGTON. Ref: 5792. Born: around 1840 at Australia. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328.

   SYMS BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 5793. Born: 17 Aug 1842 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref:

   4328.  Died: 4 May 1923 at Eden NSW aged 80.  Mar: during 1882 at Straud, NSW to Bartley, Sarah 5794.

   CHARLES ERASMUS COVINGTON. Ref: 5899. Born: during 1844 at Millers Point, NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 4328.  Died: during 1923 at Parramatta NSW aged 79.  Mar: around 1875 at Australia to Aitken,Isabella Borthwick 5910.

      JANE MUNSDEN BUCKPITT. Ref: 5900. Born 26 Jul 1877 at Townsville, NSW. Mother: Aitken,Isabella Borthwick,

      Ref: 5910

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 5901. Born 10 Feb 1880 at Townsville, NSW. Mother: Aitken,Isabella Borthwick, Ref: 5910

   ELIZABETH LOUISA COVINGTON. Ref: 5908. Born: 26 Feb 1846 at Pambula NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother

    Ref: 4328.  Died: 4 Aug 1905 at New Hebrides aged 59.  Mar: 2 Feb 1876 at Lochiel NSW to Axam, George . Known as Sis. Baptised 15 Sep 1848 in

   Pambula NSW. Died on Tangoa Island, South Santo, New Hebrides. Had 8 children, one of whom, Isabella Eliza Axam, subsequently married an Arthur Sirl

   with whom she then had 11 children.

   EDWIN ERNEST COVINGTON. Ref: 5987. Born: during 1848 at Bega, NSW. Father: SymsSimon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother

   Ref: 4328.

   ALFRED SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 5919. Born: 2 Mar 1850 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref:

   4328.  Died: 27 Feb 1930 at New South Wales aged 80.  Mar: around 1875 at New South Wales to Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia 5923.

      HAROLD. Ref: 5926. Born during 1878 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      LOUISA. Ref: 5929. Born around 1882 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      LILY. Ref: 5924. Born around 1884 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      ALFRED ARTHUR. Ref: 5920. Born during 1886 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      MARY. Ref: 5925. Born around 1896 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      CHARLES BERALD. Ref: 5930. Born 13 Nov 1906 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

   PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRNG COVINGTON. Ref: 5575. Born: Sep 1852 at Cooma, NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 4328.  Died: 4 Jan 1892 at Bairnsdale, Victoria aged 39.  Mar: 25 Jul 1878 at Pambula, NSW to Bartley, Maria 5795. Christened: 27 Sep 1852 at

    Cooma, N.S.W..

      CHARLES ARMSTRONG. Ref: 5486. Born 22 Aug 1879 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      HERBERT EDWIN. Ref: 5911. Born during 1880 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      MARY ELIZABETH. Ref: 5914. Born during 1884 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      FLORENCE A. Ref: 5805. Born during 1886 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      ADELAIDE. Ref: 5804. Born during 1887 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      SYDNEY. Ref: 5913. Born during 1889 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      MINNIE WARNER. Ref: 5912. Born 8 May 1892 at Bega NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

   EMMALINE AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 5939. Born: during 1854 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref:

    4328.  Died: during 1879 at Eden NSW aged 25.  Mar: 26 Jul 1878 at Eden, NSW to Underhill, Samuel . Sadly died during childbirth, as did her child. Her

   husband later re-married to an Anna Gleeson, with whom he had 3 children


   WALTER LIONEL COVINGTON. Ref: 5940. Born: during 1856 at Bega NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref:

   4328.  Died: 29 Oct 1933 at Australia aged 77.  Mar: 23 Jun 1880 at Eden NSW to Bartley, Flora Anne 5941.

      ROSE ANNA. Ref: 5942. Born during 1881 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      WALTER LIONEL. Ref: 5943. Born 21 Jul 1882 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      FLORENCE EMALINE MARY. Ref: 5970. Born 15 Apr 1884 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      CLIFFORD JOSEPH BERALD. Ref: 5971. Born 14 Mar 1885 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      BEATRICE NINA. Ref: 5972. Born 26 Feb 1887 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      HARRY FRANCIS. Ref: 5973. Born 7 Mar 1891 at Bairnsdale, Victoria. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 5979. Born: during 1858 at Pambula NSW. Father: Simon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328. 

   Died: during 1858 at Pambula NSW aged 0.

   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2450. Born: during 1804 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.   Mar: 20 Oct

   1828 at Bedford to Upton, George . Christened: 25 Dec 1804 at Bedford.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 922. Born: Aug 1806 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Died: Jan-Mar

   1874 at Bedford aged 67.  Mar: 16 Mar 1846 at Bedford to Cole, Ann 4313. Christened: 24 Aug 1806 at Bedford St Mary. Could have lived at 5 Canning St,

   Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13 Pilcroft St, Bedford in 1868

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2454. Born: during 1813 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Died: Jan-Mar

   1842 at Bedford aged 29.  Mar: 27 Oct 1837 at Bedford St Peter to Cook, Elizabeth 4284. Christened: 13 Jan 1822 at Bedford St Mary.

   CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 2452. Born: during 1815 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Died: Mar

   1830 at Bedford aged 14. Christened: 26 Nov 1815 at Bedford. Buried 11 March 1830

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2453. Born: during 1819 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Died: Jul

   1819 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 12 Jul 1819 at Bedford. Buried 15 July 1819

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2509. Born: 9 May 1813 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died:

   Nov 1815 at Bedford aged 2. Buried 19 November 1815

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2506. Born: 31 Mar 1815 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 5

   Oct 1908 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 93.  Mar: 17 Dec 1846 at St Louis MO to Stratton, Joseph Albert . 2nd Mar: 5 Aug 1855 at Ogden, Weber UT to West,

   Chauncey Walker . One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Emigrated to the U.S.A, arriving in New York in 1842, then to St Louis, where she married Joseph Albeert Stratton (b 11 Sep 1821, d 28 Oct 1850) and onto

   Nauvoo IL, where she worked for the Prophet Joseph Smith. She then subsequently travelled to Utah with her husband in the Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine

   Sessions company.1847 (185 individuals and 75 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27

   miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska).

  

   At some point, Joseph Stratton left Utah because he is seen crossing the plains again in 1850 with the Wilford Woodruff Company.

  

   By then she had become the 2nd wife of Chancey Walker West. He would go on to marry a further 7 woman, including her sister Sarah Elizabeth (3468), on

   the same day, another Mary Ann Covington (1819) and & Susan Hannah Covington (1716). In total he sired 35 children.

  

   Buried 7th Oct 1908 at Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA


   WILLIAM BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2508. Born: 27 Nov 1817 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216. 

   Died: 31 Dec 1905 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 88.  Mar: 26 Jul 1838 at Bedford to Heaward, Elizabeth Gill 15574. 2nd Mar: 12 Apr 1852 at Salt Lake City UT

   to Lemon, Ann Elizabeth 4289. One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Known as Berrill. First wife may have been named Griffiths. Emigrated to the U.S. in mid 1840s & endowed inti the Nauvoo Temple 21 Jan 1846.

  

   Set off with Edward Hunter/Jacob Foutz Company for California (1847). 155 individuals and 59 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from

   the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska on 24 June 1847 arriving in Sacramento.

  

   Article "Saturday, June 19, 1847 on the Oregon Trail:

  

   Elkhorn River, Nebraska: - The Jacob Foutz fifty moved out. They were part of the Edward Hunter Company. The Foutz fifty consisted of 59 wagons and 155

   people.

  

   [Included in the second ten led by Alva Keller were: Berrill Covington, Nathaniel Morgan Dodge, Sarah Melissa Dodge, Frederic Heath, Henry Heath, Thomas

   Heath, Ann Hunter, Ann Eliza Stanley Hunter, Edward Hunter, Mary Ann Hunter, Sarah Ann Hunter, Alva Keller, Nancy Ann Keller, Roxey, Keller, Susanna

   Mann, Sarah Ann Whitney Potter, Gardner Godrey Potter, William George Potter, Wm. W. Potter, William Starrett, and Henry Tuttle.] "

  

   Embarked on 2nd leg of his trip to Utah with the Amasa M. Lyman Company (1850) commencing 17 Aug 1850. Thirty-four men traveled in this company from

   Sacramento, California. They crossed the Sierra Mountains to Carson Valley, then followed the north route taken by many coming in search of gold in

   California, to Salt Lake City, arriving 29 Sep 1850.

  

   Appears in 1880 U.S. Census residing at 2nd Ward, Ogden, Weber UT with wife Mary & children Orson & Anna.

  

   Buried on 4th Jan 1906 in Ogden, Weber UT.

  

   Covington Mountain near Mojave is named after him.

      ANNA. Ref: 15578. Born 1870- 1871 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen, Ref: 15577

      ORSON WOODMANSEE SIRRIN. Ref: 15579. Born 14 Feb 1873 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary

      Ellen, Ref: 15577

      ANNA. Ref: 15578. Born 1870- 1871 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen, Ref: 15577

      ORSON WOODMANSEE SIRRIN. Ref: 15579. Born 14 Feb 1873 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary

      Ellen, Ref: 15577


   JOSIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 668. Born: 10 Jan 1821 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 30 Oct

   1889 at Tuebrook, Liverpool aged 68.  Mar: 19 Jul 1840 at Bedford to Freeman, Susannah 4295. 2nd Mar: around 1872 at West Derby to Berrill, Harriet

   5386. Appears in 1861 Census living in West Derby employed as a Bootmaker. They made their home in Liverpool until they could get enough ahead to come

    to the United States and on to Utah.

  

   Some time in 1863 they sent their daughter, Mary Ann, who was twenty-one and their son, Berrill, who was fifteen to the United States. They came to Salt Lake

   City and then on to Ogden. The following year, Susan and the following children, Edward Thomas Ord, Susan Hannah and William Henry, sailed aboard the

   General McClellan, leaving Liverpool on 21 May 1864. Her husband, Josiah Sr., and son, Josiah Jr., were left behind. They were to follow as soon as they

   saved enough for their fare. Things happened, plans changed, they never emigrated, and they continued to live in Liverpool. Josiah Jr married a niece of

   Susan's and raised a family in England. He was later excommunicated from the Church.

  

   In 1881 Census described as a Cordwainer living in West Derby at 103 Prescot Rd

  

   (taken from Family History of George Richard and Euphemia Jane Freeman (1990), )

  

   Following 1st wife's immigration to the US, Josiah started a relationship with her niece Harriet Berrill, with who he had a number more children. It is unclear as

   to whether they ever married although by the 1891 Census she was using the name Harriet Covington.

      MARY ANN. Ref: 1819. Born 2 Jun 1841 at Bedford. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      CAROLINE REBECCA. Ref: 1806. Born Oct-Dec 1843 at Bedford. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      JOSIAH. Ref: 1680. Born 3 Jun 1845 at Bermondsey. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      BERRILL. Ref: 1669. Born 6 May 1848 at St Botolph,Aldergate. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      SUSAN HANNAH. Ref: 1716. Born 10 Feb 1850 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      EDWARD THOMAS ORD. Ref: 1699. Born 15 Apr 1853 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      HENRY JOHN. Ref: 471. Born Jul-Sep 1855 at Bedford. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      SAMUEL HENRY. Ref: 1717. Born Apr-Jun 1857 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 1359. Born 24 Nov 1862 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      JAMES. Ref: 20575. Born 1864- 1865 at West Derby. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5886

      JOSIAH. Ref: 669. Born 1866- 1867 at West Derby. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      ISABELLA. Ref: 5064. Born 1868- 1869 at West Derby. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      ELIZABETH DOROTHY. Ref: 1252. Born Oct-Dec 1871 at West Derby. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      HARRIET SUSAN. Ref: 1288. Born Jan-Mar 1874 at West Derby. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2507. Born: 19 Oct 1823 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 6

   Dec 1895 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 72.  Mar: around 1845 at Bedfordshire to Standish . One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers

   (1847-1868).

  

   Travelled with parents on Abraham O. Smoot Company wagon train (1852)


   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2592. Born: 28 Aug 1826 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 11

   Aug 1919 at Salt Lake City UT aged 92.  Mar: around 1854 at Bedford to Pickering, Emma 5984. 2nd Mar: around 1890 at Salt Lake City UT to Wallace,

   Lydia Davis 21006. One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Emigrated to U.S. and joined Mormon faith in Utah.Mormon Pioneers Database states: "Edward sailed in America in 1856, spent some time in New York, and

    arrived in Salt Lake City by 1859. The first documentation to place him in Utah is an advertisement for his photography business in February 1860, which was

   prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to determine the year he came to Utah and the name of the company he traveled

   with.His wife Emma/Ann/Anna (?) appears with him on the 1856 Columbia ship manifest."

  

   There is a strange record in the 1900 Utah Census giving his details but showing him aged 74, living with a wife named Susan Covington born Mar 1864

   (therefore aged 36) & a daughter named Violet White. It shows that Edward had been married for 46 years.

      ARTHUR. Ref: 21003. Born 1862- 1863 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      EMMA MATILDA. Ref: 15223. Born 11 Apr 1864 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      SALINA. Ref: 21004. Born 1865- 1866 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      HENRY. Ref: 15224. Born 1867- 1868 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      ALONZO BARREL. Ref: 15217. Born 13 Jan 1870 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      BEATRICE. Ref: 21005. Born 9 Apr 1876 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2513. Born: 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 15 May

   1863 at Salt Lake City UT aged 34. One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Henry sailed to America in 1852 on the ship Ellen Maria. Travelled to Utah with an Unknown Company in 1856. He initially lived in the 14th Ward in Salt Lake

   City.

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3467. Born: 19 Jun 1832 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 10 Aug

    1905 at U.S.A aged 73.  Mar: around 1860 at Pennsylvania PA to Annette M 20484. Known as Simeon or Sim. Christened: 28 Jun 1837 at Bedford.

   Emigrated to U.S. Found in 1900 US Census living at ED 78 Ten Mile River Township Fort Bragg city Ward 1, Mendocino, CA aged 68

   SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3468. Born: 6 Mar 1835 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216. 

   Died: 8 Jun 1914 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 79.  Mar: 5 Aug 1855 at Ogden, Weber UT to West, Chauncey Walker . One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

    Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 28 Jun 1837 at Bedford. Travelled to Utah with family on the Abraham Owen Smoot Compoany (1852). Buried 10 Jun 1914 at Ogden, Weber,

   Utah, USA.

  

   Had 8 children with Chauncey Walker West, who also married 3 other Covingtons, 2 named Mary Ann (2506) her sister, on same day as he married Sarah

   Elizabeth & (1819) and one Susan Hannah (1716) along with 5 others. He fathered a total of 35 children between them.

   PRISCILLA COVINGTON. Ref: 1740. Born: 17 Jan 1839 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Died: 7

   May 1916 at American Fork UT aged 77. One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 31 Mar 1839 at Bedford. Travelled to Utah with family on the Abraham Owen Smoot Compoany (1852). Buried at American Fork Cemetery, Utah,

   USA

   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 2516. Born: 1821- 1822 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Died: Nov

   1847 at Bedford aged 25.  Mar: 17 Apr 1846 at Bedford St Peter to Francis, Catherine 4314. Christened: 16 Feb 1823 at Bedford St Cuth. Buried 5

   November 1847.


   HARRIETT COVINGTON. Ref: 5097. Born: around 1826 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.   Mar: 19

   Jul 1846 at Bedford to Wilmot, John .

   SOPHIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3256. Born: 10 Sep 1826 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Died: Jul

   1836 at Bedford aged 9. Christened: 10 Dec 1826 at Bedford. Buried 28 July 1836

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3257. Born: 8 Dec 1828 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Died: Dec

   1831 at Bedford aged 3. Christened: 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Buried 1 January 1832

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3258. Born: 14 Oct 1836 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Died: Oct

   1846 at Bedford aged 10. Christened: 27 Nov 1836 at Bedford. Buried 31 October 1846, Rose Yard, Bedford

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 379. Born: Oct-Dec 1838 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Died: Jan-

   Mar 1893 at Bedford aged 54.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1866 at Bedford to Dixie, Donna Maria 5293. Christened: 6 Jan 1839 at Bedford Methodst. Tailor. In 1861

   Census was living at 73 Well Street. In 1881 Census was living at 2 Cemetery Rd, Bedford. In 1891 at 4 Foster Hill Rd, Bedford. Widower by 1891. Lived a 4

   Foster Hill Rd, Bedford prior to his death

      MARY ELIZABETH. Ref: 1020. Born 20 Aug 1867 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

      MAUD ALICE. Ref: 1266. Born Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

      HILDA FLORENCE. Ref: 1313. Born 4 Dec 1876 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

   ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 1826. Born: Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.   Mar: 29 Mar

   1859 at Bedford to Bell, Joseph Chamberlain . 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1874 at Bedford to Black, Edward . Christened: 23 Aug 1840 at Bedford St Paul. 1st

   husband was son of a bricklayer & later became one himself. He was born in Bedford in 1840 and died Sep 1871. They lived at Gorgon Street, 13 Beckett

   Street, 40 Priory Street & 4 Battison Street during their life together and had 3 children Charles Covington Bell, Louis Bell & Annie Bell. After his death she re-

   married an Engine Driver, Edward Black with whom she had a further 3 children Edward Simeon, Ellen Elizabeth & Fanny Black. She was a Parchment

   Worker. (Black-Tucker Family Tree) (Info from Will Tucker Sept 2006 wmtucker@btinternet.com)

   RICHARD CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 801. Born: May 1840 at Woolwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4294.

     Died: Apr-Jun 1870 at Woolwich aged 30. Christened: 17 May 1840 at Woolwich St Mary.

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2593. Born: during 1842 at Woolwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4294.  Died:

   Jul-Sep 1848 at Greenwich aged 6. Christened: 6 Nov 1842 at Woolwich St Mary.

   GEORGE COOK COVINGTON. Ref: 1677. Born: Jul-Sep 1845 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.  Died: Jul-Sep 1848 at Greenwich aged 3. Christened: 17 Aug 1845 at Woolwich St Mary.

   HENRY THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 2770. Born: Jan-Mar 1849 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.   Mar: Jan-Mar 1872 at Woolwich to Weller, Rosina 4371. Christened 2 Sep 1849 St Mary Magdelene Woolwich. Sergeant in Rids Est Royal Artillery.

   Stationed at Woolwich in 1875. (son's Baptism details).

      ROSE ELIZABETH. Ref: 1293. Born Oct-Dec 1873 at Woolwich. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      HENRY RICHARD. Ref: 472. Born 27 Jan 1875 at Woolwich. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE. Ref: 882. Born Jul-Sep 1876 at Woolwich. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      EDITH MARIA PHOEBE. Ref: 16367. Born Oct 1878 at India. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

   EDWARD GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 1721. Born: Apr-Jun 1851 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.  Died: Oct-Dec 1854 at Greenwich aged 3.

   GEORGIANA COVINGTON. Ref: 2689. Born: 20 Nov 1825 at Ashwell. Father: Bryant, William, Father Ref: 2688. Mother: Covington, Margaret, Mother Ref:

   2688.  Died: 8 Sep 1863 at Clapham aged 37.  Mar: 22 Oct 1846 at Ashwell to Flitton, John . There is an IGI reference that William Bryant was her father.

   Christened: 15 Aug 1826 at Ashwell. Mother's name Margaret(2688). Husband born 21 Jun 1824 at Ashwell, he was a labourer. They had 4 children, George

   William, William, Alfred & James Flitton.


   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3419. Born: during 1811 at Stotfold. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213. Christened: 10

    Mar 1811 at Stotfold.

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2459. Born: Oct-Nov 1818 at Bygrave. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.   Mar:

   12 Jul 1845 at Bygrave to Copps, Rhoda 20571.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 924. Born: 1820- 1821 at Bygrave. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.  Died: Oct-

   Dec 1899 at Hitchin aged 78.  Mar: 14 Feb 1841 at Baldock to Tasker, Ann 4298. Christened 21 Oct 1821 at Bygrave. Could be grandparent of Charles

   (154). Records Office shows death of Ann, his wife, on same record number as Charles.  In 1881 Census living at Orchard Road, Baldock, Herts employed as

   an Agricultural Labourer.

      GEORGE. Ref: 381. Born Apr-Jun 1842 at Baldock. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      JANE. Ref: 1788. Born Jan-Mar 1846 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      AMOS. Ref: 70. Born Jul-Sep 1853 at Baldock. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      ABRAHAM. Ref: 16647. Born 2 Dec 1855 at Bygrave. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      ALFRED. Ref: 1854. Born 14 Jun 1857 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      EMILY. Ref: 1764. Born Oct-Dec 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 541. Born: 1822- 1823 at Bygrave. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.  Died: Oct-

   Dec 1904 at Hitchin aged 81.  Mar: 29 Oct 1843 at Baldock to Gray, Lydia 3897. Data witheld at request of family or individual

      EMMA GRAY. Ref: 1797. Born Jul-Sep 1844 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      ARTHUR. Ref: 82. Born Apr-Jun 1848 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      HENRY. Ref: 470. Born 1852- 1853 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      GEORGE. Ref: 387. Born 1853- 1854 at Biggleswade. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      FANNY. Ref: 2886. Born Jul-Sep 1855 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      WALTER. Ref: 890. Born Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      LIZZIE. Ref: 1761. Born Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      CLARA. Ref: 1336. Born Jul-Sep 1864 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 20572. Born: Jun 1826 at Bygrave. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.   Mar: 18

   Aug 1885 at Tower Hamlets to Warren, Elizabeth 5392. Christened 11 Jun 1826 at Bygrave. In 1871 Census living in Bethnall Green serving as a Police

   Constable.

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 5060. Born: Jan-Apr 1830 at Bygrave. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.

   Christened at Bygrave 18 Apr 1830.

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 5015. Born: 1829- 1830 at Baldock. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213. Christened

   18 Apr 1830 at Bygrave. Shown as mother on baptism of Alfred (1154) who is later found described as grandson in 1851 Census living with William & Martha

      ALFRED. Ref: 1154. Born Oct-Dec 1846 at Hitchin. Mother: Covington, Sarah, Ref: 5015

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2409. Born: during 1832 at Baldock. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.  Died: Oct-

   Dec 1915 at Biggleswade aged 83. Christened 30 Sep 1832 at Bygrave. In 1851 Census living with parents at Norton End, Baldock employed as a Labourer.

    Appears in 1911 Census aged 78 living in Biggleswade. Royal Navy Seaman. Served on "Daval", CSE 8340, No.1094

   MATILDA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2711. Born: 15 Jun 1822 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Died: 20

    Aug 1823 at Ashwell aged 1. Christened: 21 Jul 1822 at Ashwell.


   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 376. Born: 19 Oct 1826 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1878 at Hitchin aged 51.  Mar: Apr-Jun 1855 at Hitchin to Clements, Martha 4906. 2nd Mar: 4 Mar 1860 at Hitchin to Anderson, Ann 3714. Christened: 26 Nov

    1826 at Ashwell. Farm Labourer.

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3921. Born 1854- 1855 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      ELLEN. Ref: 5362. Born 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      GEORGE. Ref: 14396. Born 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      MATILDA. Ref: 1859. Born Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      WILLIAM CHARLES. Ref: 1763. Born Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      HENRIETTA. Ref: 1009. Born Jan-Mar 1862 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      ANNE. Ref: 888. Born Jul-Sep 1866 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      FRANCES MARY. Ref: 1270. Born Jan-Mar 1869 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 927. Born: 6 Jan 1829 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Died: 1 Aug

   1906 at Edmonton aged 77.  Mar: 1 Aug 1847 at Ashwell to Waldock, Harriet 4318. Christened: 30 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Agricultural labourer/Farm Servant.

   In 1861 lived at 126 Burrs Row, in 1881 at Back St, in 1891 at West End, Ashwell. Appears in 1901 Census living in Ashwell with wife Harriet. (Ashwell Field

   Studies Centre Records)

      MARY ANNE. Ref: 3412. Born 6 Feb 1848 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      BENJAMIN. Ref: 117. Born 10 Sep 1849 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      MATILDA. Ref: 1840. Born 25 Dec 1855 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      CHARLOTTE. Ref: 3413. Born 14 Apr 1858 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2712. Born: 25 Apr 1831 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Died: 23 Feb

   1833 at Ashwell aged 1. Christened: 23 Feb 1833 at Ashwell. Burnt to death, buried 25 February 1833

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 2512. Born: 8 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.   Mar: 20 May

   1854 at Ashwell to Winter, Alfred . Christened: 30 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. School assistant. Husband born at Longham, Norfolk c. 1832. They had 4 children:

   George b. c.1855, Samuel, b. c.1868, Minnie b. c. 1875 and Eunice Emma b. c. 1878.

   MARY ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3456. Born: 9 Nov 1821 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  

   Mar: 4 May 1843 at Ashwell to Robinson, Benjamin . Christened: 9 Dec 1821 at Ashwell. Husband from Biggleswade, son of James Robinson

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 582. Born: 5 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died: Jan-

   Mar 1895 at Royston aged 72.  Mar: 14 Oct 1844 at Royston to Barnes, Mary Ann 4306. Christened: 28 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Farm Labourer. Niece Rebecca

    shown as living with them in 1851 census 1851 lived at 81 Silver St, 1861 at 4 Lime Kiln Ln, 1871/1881 at Butt Way, Ashwell. In 1881 Census at Church

   Street, Guilden Morden.

      HANNAH. Ref: 1662. Born 9 Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      ALFRED. Ref: 1663. Born Oct-Dec 1848 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      EMILY. Ref: 1733. Born 27 Apr 1852 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      ARTHUR. Ref: 83. Born 18 Oct 1857 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 375. Born: 22 Sep 1825 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died:

   15 Apr 1897 at Ashwell aged 71.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1845 at Ashwell to Gruph, Mary 4309. Christened: 16 Oct 1825 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer

      GEORGE. Ref: 382. Born Apr-Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Gruph, Mary, Ref: 4309


   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3457. Born: 21 Sep 1827 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.   Mar: 25

   Dec 1845 at Ashwell to Stanton, George . Christened: 25 Dec 1827 at Ashwell. Lived with Ingrey family at High St, Ashwell in 1841. Husband was a labourer

   from Sandon

   STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 3295. Born: 15 Sep 1829 at Hinxworth. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  

   Mar: 10 Jul 1853 at Ashwell to Bonney, Emma 14380. 2nd Mar: 25 Nov 1860 at Royston to Giles, Hannah 4329. Christened: 15 Dec 1829 at Ashwell. 1st wife

   born in Cork, Ireland. Address in 1861, High St, Ashwell. Occupation - Agricultural Labourer

      EMMA ELEANOR. Ref: 1712. Born Oct-Dec 1854 at Ware. Mother: Bonney, Emma, Ref: 14380

      CHARLOTTE SUSAN. Ref: 1852. Born Jan 1857 at Ashwell. Mother: Bonney, Emma, Ref: 14380

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3458. Born: 11 Dec 1831 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.

   Christened: 8 Jan 1832 at Ashwell. In 1841 Census lived at Workhouse Yard, Ashwell and in 1851 Census at High St Hinxworth employed as a Straw Plaiter.

   JANE ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3459. Born: 26 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref:

   4236.  Died: 29 May 1906 at Ashwell aged 72.  Mar: 9 Aug 1851 at Ashwell to Pammenter, Amos . Christened: 20 Apr 1834 at Ashwell. Was employed as a

   straw plaiter in 1851. Husband was son of John Pammenter.

   LOUISA COVINGTON. Ref: 2895. Born: 20 Dec 1835 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died:

   27 Nov 1913 at Bassingbourn aged 77.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1860 at Ashwell to Harman, Henry . Children: Jesse(573)  illegitimate. Christened: 17 Jan 1836 at

   Ashwell. Died at Royston Union Workhouse, Bassingbourn.

      JESSE. Ref: 573. Born Jun 1853 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Louisa, Ref: 2895

   EDMUND COVINGTON. Ref: 1747. Born: 9 Jan 1838 at Royston. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died:

   11 Apr 1853 at Ashwell aged 15. Christened 4 Feb 1838 Ashwell. Shown as Edward in 1851 Census.


   DECIMUS COVINGTON. Ref: 206. Born: 25 Dec 1839 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died:

   23 May 1916 at Ashwell aged 76.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1861 at Royston to Street, Mary 4351. Also known as Jesse. Christened: 19 Jan 1840 at Ashwell. Note birth

   certificate actually shows spelling as Dessimus. He resided on 6 Jun 1841 in Workhouse Yard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was employed as Labourer on 2

   Apr 1871. He resided on 2 Apr 1871 in High Street, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He resided on 3 Apr 1881 in "The Chaffcutter", Back Street, Ashwell,

   Hertfordshire.

  

   He was employed as Dealer (General and Beerhouse Keeper) on 3 Apr 1881. He was employed as Labourer on 26 Sep 1885. He was employed as Dealer

   on 30 Oct 1886. He was employed as Shop Dealer on 5 Apr 1891. He resided on 5 Apr 1891 in Spring Head, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was employed as

   Licensed Hawker on 30 Mar 1901. He resided on 30 Mar 1901 in Spring Head, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Later shown as a retired licenced hawker on son

   Amos marriage certificate in 1907. Died at The Springs, Ashwell, Herts.

      ALFRED G. Ref: 37. Born 12 Apr 1861 at Hinxworth. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      AGNETA. Ref: 1347. Born 3 Mar 1863 at Hinxworth. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      ALEXANDRA. Ref: 1346. Born 3 Mar 1863 at Hinxworth. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      WILLIAM JOHN. Ref: 987. Born 13 Jan 1866 at Ashwell. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      AMOS. Ref: 1217. Born 5 Oct 1869 at Ashwell. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      JAMES STEPHEN. Ref: 554. Born Oct 1872 at Ashwell. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      BENJAMIN. Ref: 119. Born 24 Aug 1875 at Ashwell. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      MARTHA. Ref: 1301. Born 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      JOSEPH. Ref: 649. Born 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      MARY ANN. Ref: 1302. Born 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      FRANK. Ref: 321. Born 27 Oct 1879 at Royston. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

      SUSAN ELIZABETH. Ref: 861. Born 24 Jun 1883 at Ashwell. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4351

   MARGARET FRANCES COVENTON. Ref: 1813. Born: Jan-Mar 1842 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother

   Ref: 4236.   Mar: around 1864 at U.K. to name not known . Children: Edwin(2599) illegitimate. Christened: 13 Mar 1842 at Ashwell. Shown as Fanny in 1851

   Census.

      EDWIN. Ref: 2599. Born around 1860 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Margaret Franc, Ref: 1813

   SEPTIMA COVINGTON. Ref: 2600. Born: during 1844 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died:

   Apr-Jun 1936 at Nottingham aged 92.  Mar: 10 Oct 1868 at Ashwell to Huffer, William T . Christened: 28 Apr 1844 at Ashwell. Shown as Septimus on 1851

   Census. Noted on father's death certificate as being present at his death 26 Feb 1870, at High St, Ashwell. In 1881 Census was living at 1 Bold Street,

   Ashwell,in 1891 at Mulberry Terrace, Crown Street, Bulwell, Basford, Nottinghamshire and in 1901 was living at 7, Mulberry Terrace, Nottingham. Had 3

   children after marriage, Albert E, Arthur Thomas & Harry Huffer.

      WILLIAM. Ref: 1367. Born Apr-Jun 1864 at Hitchin. Mother: Covington, Septima, Ref: 2600

      ARTHUR. Ref: 18369. Born around 1865 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Septima, Ref: 2600

      ALBERT EDWARD. Ref: 2932. Born during 1868 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Septima, Ref: 2600


   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 148. Born: 28 Oct 1846 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Died: 8

    Aug 1928 at Ashwell aged 81.  Mar: 3 Jul 1865 at Ashwell to Waldock, Eliza 4359. In 1871 lived at Mill St. & 1881 at Swan St, Ashwell. Retired Agricultural

   Machinist and Farm Labourer. Was registered as a Farm Engine Driver on his marriage certificate of 7 June 1890. Marriage was also witnessed at Ashwell

   Parish Church by Isabella Gillett. Died at Back Street, Ashwell of Senile Decay, informant was daughter Emily Louisa Covington and death certified by Dr.

   R.S.H. Woodforde (Copy of Birth, Marriage & Death certificates). Appears in 1911 Census in Royston area.

      WILFRED. Ref: 913. Born Jul-Sep 1865 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

      CHARLES. Ref: 153. Born Jun 1868 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

      EMMA. Ref: 1264. Born Apr-Jun 1870 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

      ARTHUR. Ref: 86. Born 1 Apr 1870 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

      EMILY LOUISA. Ref: 1296. Born Oct-Dec 1872 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

      FLORENCE. Ref: 1277. Born Oct-Dec 1875 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Ref: 4359

   AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 2696. Born: 6 May 1825 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.  Died: 28 May

    1825 at Ashwell aged 0. Christened: 25 May 1825 at Ashwell.

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 377. Born: 19 Jun 1826 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.   Mar: 26

   Sep 1847 at Ashwell to Gentle, Mary Ann 4316. Christened: 22 Aug 1826 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. 1851-71 at Gardeners Ln., Ashwell. Was living at

   the home of mother in law lElizabeth Gentte in 1871. Emigrated to U.S. around late 1870s.

      HENRY GEORGE. Ref: 2769. Born during 1848 at Ashwell. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Ref: 4316

      CHARLES HENRY. Ref: 1660. Born Apr-Jun 1848 at Royston. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Ref: 4316

      SUSAN. Ref: 2451. Born during 1855 at Ashwell. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Ref: 4316

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2544. Born around 1858 at Ashwell. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Ref: 4316

      EMMA. Ref: 1865. Born Apr-Jun 1858 at Royston. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Ref: 4316

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2697. Born: 11 Mar 1831 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.   Mar: around

    1855 at Ashwell to name not known . Children: Emma (1853), Thomas (1730) illegitimate. Christened: 23 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Straw plait worker lived at

   Burr's Row, Ashwell in 1871. In 1881 was living at home of daughter Emma and her family along with her son Thomas at 3 Broxholme St, London.

      THOMAS. Ref: 1730. Born Apr-Jun 1852 at Royston. Mother: Covington, Sarah, Ref: 2697

      EMMA. Ref: 1853. Born Apr-Jun 1857 at Royston. Mother: Covington, Sarah, Ref: 2697

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 2698. Born: 16 Feb 1834 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.  Died: during

   1859 at Ashwell aged 25. Christened: 23 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. She resided on 30 Mar 1851 in Common Lane, Ashwell End, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. She was

   employed as Straw Plaiter on 30 Mar 1851.

   ISABEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2699. Born: 24 Jul 1836 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.  Died: 16 Oct

   1893 at Ashwell aged 57.  Mar: 15 Nov 1857 at Ashwell to Wilkins, John . Children: George(388) illegitimate. Christened: 28 Apr 1836 at Ashwell. Lived with

   parents in 1871 at Back St, Ashwell. Straw plait worker. Once married had 12 additional children.

      GEORGE. Ref: 388. Born Apr-Jun 1855 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Isabel, Ref: 2699

   DINAH COVINGTON. Ref: 1824. Born: Jul-Sep 1840 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242. Christened:

   13 Jun 1840 at Ashwell. Shown as Dianna in 1841 Census. Straw Plait worker in 1861

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3292. Born: around 1851 at Ashwell. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2695. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4242.

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 2767. Born: during 1810 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.

   Christened: 10 Jun 1810 at Bedford St Paul. Died young


   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2762. Born: during 1812 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.   Mar: 13

    May 1833 at Bedford St Paul to Smith, Henry . Christened: 12 Jul 1812 at Bedford St Paul.

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2763. Born: during 1814 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.   Mar: 1

    May 1833 at Bedford St Paul to Garlick, Thomas . Christened: 3 Jul 1814 at Bedford St Paul.

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 3158. Born: Aug 1815 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.  Died:

   Jan 1816 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 20 Dec 1815 at Bedford. Buried 18 January 1816

   JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON. Ref: 3162. Born: during 1817 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref:

   4212. Christened: 26 Aug 1817 at Bedford St Paul.

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2764. Born: during 1819 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.

   Christened: 4 Jul 1819 at Bedford St Paul.

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3163. Born: 1820- 1821 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.  Died:

    May 1830 at Bedford aged 9. Christened: 11 Mar 1821 at Bedford St Paul. Buried 12 May 1830

   FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 2765. Born: during 1822 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.   Mar:

   27 Jun 1846 at Hardingstone to Chapman, James . Christened: 10 Nov 1822 at Bedford St Paul.

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3164. Born: during 1828 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.

   Christened: 1 Oct 1828 at Bedford St Paul. Could have lived at 5 Canning St, Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13 Pilcroft St, Bedford in 1868

   ELIZA COVINGTON. Ref: 2766. Born: during 1829 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.  Died:

   Jan-Mar 1896 at Hardingstone aged 66. Christened: 2 Aug 1829 at Bedford St Paul.

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2760. Born: Nov 1832 at Bedford. Father: Joseph Brown, Father Ref: 2761. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Mother Ref: 4212.  Died:

   Feb 1833 at Bedford aged 0. Christened: 27 Nov 1832 at Bedford. Buried 17 February 1833 aged 3 months

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 539. Born: Jul 1813 at Guilden Morden. Father: not known, Father Ref: 2842. Mother: Coventon, Mary, Mother Ref: 2842.  Died:

   Jan-Mar 1878 at Ampthill aged 65.  Mar: 21 Nov 1833 at Royston to Law, Sarah 4278. Christened: 4 Jul 1813 at Guilden Morden. Mother's name Mary(2842).

   Agricultural Labourer. Marriage witnessed by Sarah Searle & John Morris

      JAMES. Ref: 544. Born Jul 1835 at Litlington. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      MATILDA. Ref: 2867. Born during 1837 at Litlington. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      HENRIETTA. Ref: 1831. Born Oct-Dec 1839 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      GEORGE. Ref: 1820. Born Dec 1840 at Royston. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      DAVID. Ref: 1692. Born Jan-Mar 1842 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      MARY. Ref: 1796. Born Jan-Mar 1845 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      JOHN. Ref: 2871. Born around 1847 at Litlington. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      WILLIAM. Ref: 933. Born Apr-Jun 1849 at Royston. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      GEORGE. Ref: 1841. Born Jan-Mar 1856 at Hitchin. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      SARAH ANNE. Ref: 1847. Born Jul-Sep 1856 at Royston. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

      AMY ANN. Ref: 5043. Born Jan-Jun 1860 at Litlington. Mother: Law, Sarah, Ref: 4278

   CALEB COVINGTON. Ref: 135. Born: 1815- 1816 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

   Died: Apr-Jun 1884 at Cambridge aged 68.  Mar: 16 Sep 1858 at Guilden Morden to Leete, Mary Ann 3894. 2nd Mar: Jan-Mar 1881 at Cambridge to Deller,

   Caroline E 5294. Christened: 15 Apr 1821 at Guilden Morden. Wife was previously married, name at there marriage was Mary Ann Clark. Gives age as 57 in

   1881 Census (should be 65?) living at High Street, Guilden Morden an Agricultural Labourer.


   SARAH COVENTON. Ref: 2879. Born: during 1818 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

   Died: Mar 1818 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Christened: 16 Feb 1818 at Guilden Morden. Buried 27 March 1818

   ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 2880. Born: during 1819 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231.

     Died: Jun 1820 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Christened: 11 Jul 1819 at Guilden Morden. Buried 9 June 1820 aged 11 months

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2877. Born: during 1823 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

   Died: Feb 1824 at Guilden Morden aged 0. Christened: 24 Jul 1823 at Guilden Morden. Buried 3 March 1824, aged 8 months

   REBECCA COVENTON. Ref: 2881. Born: during 1825 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

    Mar: 25 Dec 1845 at Guilden Morden to Charter, John . Christened: 26 Jun 1825 at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by David Dickerson, John Merrill &

   Hannah Cole

   CAROLINE COVENTON. Ref: 2882. Born: during 1830 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231.

     Mar: 15 Sep 1850 at Royston to Pateman, James . Christened: 4 Jul 1830 at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by William Cole and Elizabeth Brockett.

   Their children were – Ann Maria, b. 1850 in Bassingbourn, buried there July 13, 1856 ; Ellen, b. November 15, 1851 in Guilden Morden, chr. there January 11,

   1852, buried July 2, 1856 in Bassingbourn ;James, chr. October 2, 1853 in Bassingbourn ; George Azariah, chr. January 7,1855 in Bassingbourn, buried there

    July 3, 1856 ; Solomon, chr. March 1,1857 in Bassingbourn ; Charlotte, chr. July 4, 1858 in Bassingbourn ; Caleb, chr. March 1, 1860 in Bassingbourn, buried

   there June 19, 1863 ; Samuel, chr. June 20, 1863 in Bassingbourn ; Sarah, chr. October 14, 1866 in Bassingbourn ; Elizabeth, b. 1870 in Bassingbourn.

  

   According to Census of 1881 :  James Pateman was head of household, ag. labourer, with his wife, Caroline and their daughter, Lizzie, scholar, and they lived

   at North End, Bassingbourn.   Solomon Pateman was private in 1st battalion 2nd Queens Royal Regiment, Aldershot, Hampshire, with 24 other privates. 

   Samuel Pateman was a private in 2nd Queens Regiment in Stoughton Barracks, Stoughton Guildford, Stoke, Surrey.  Sarah Pateman was a domestic servant

    in the household of William Haynes, a retired butcher, and his wife, Caroline, and they lived at 90 Clifden Road, London, Middlesex.  (info from Jan Booth

   mebooth@nucleus.com)

   JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 3061. Born: 1831- 1832 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231.  Died:

    Apr-Jun 1865 at Royston aged 33. Agricultural Labourer, lived with parents in 1851 at 69 Back Ln, Guilden Morden

   GEORGE COVENTON. Ref: 378. Born: 1833- 1834 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

   Died: Oct-Dec 1919 at Bedford aged 85.  Mar: 25 Oct 1858 at Roxton to King, Jane 4341. Authors Great Great Grandfather. Shown as Coventon up to &

   including 1881 Census, then becomes Covington. In 1841 lived at Saunders Lane, Guilden Morden. In 1851 he was an Errand Boy to Tempest & Julia Leete

   at 32 High St., Laurence Cottage, Guilden Morden. He later became an Agricultural Labourer.

  

   Married at Roxton Chapel, Roxton, Bedford on 25 October 1858. Witnessed by wife's father and James Bond. Officiating Minister by Henry Gee.

  

   In 1861 at 21 Roxton Village, Roxton. In 1871 at 126 Roxton, Roxton, Beds. In 1881 at 6 Roxton Village, Roxton, Beds (Census 1841,1851,1861).  Appears in

   1901 Census living at The Chequers in Roxton with his daughter Hannah Elizabeth & her children, shown as aged 67 employed as a Farm Labourer

      GEORGE CALEB. Ref: 406. Born Oct-Dec 1859 at Roxton. Mother: King, Jane, Ref: 4341

      JOHN WILLIAM. Ref: 592. Born Jan-Mar 1861 at Bedford. Mother: King, Jane, Ref: 4341

      CHARLES JAMES. Ref: 1013. Born 14 Mar 1862 at Bedford. Mother: King, Jane, Ref: 4341

      HANNAH ELIZABETH. Ref: 1338. Born Apr-Jun 1864 at Bedford. Mother: King, Jane, Ref: 4341

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 547. Born: 1839- 1840 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 2878. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4231. 

   Died: Jul-Sep 1897 at Royston aged 57. Birth shown as Dec 1840 on Army Records, but this does not tie up with Census 1841 and 1851. Joined 56th Reg

   Foot 15/12/1860 at Great Baddon, Chelmsford. Transferred to 103rd Foot March 1865. Transferred to Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1/7/1881. Served in U.K. (2),

   331 days and 10 yrs 302 days), E.Indies, (9 yrs 86 days). Private, No.3860. Awarded 3 Cap Badges. Discharged 27/12/1881 in Dublin after 21 years and 12

   days service, not married, to live in Royston, Cambs. Height 5 ft 6 ins  (Army Files 1883-1900, shown as Coverton)(I.G.I. Cambs)(Census Guilden Morden


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 867. Born: Nov 1816 at Guilden Morden. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 2885. Mother: Knights, Mary, Mother Ref: 4225.  Died:

   Apr-Jun 1895 at Royston aged 78.  Mar: March 1839 at Royston to Lawman, Louisa 4291. Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 17 Nov 1816 at

   Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer. Then Tenant with brother John of Pearmain, Guilden Morden c.1869. Banns read 17/3/1839. Marriage witnessed by

   Mary Lawman and Kitty Burr. In 1841 lived at Foxley Lane, Guilden Morden. In 1851, 48 Church End, Guilden Morden, his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Laman,

   aged 60, also lived with them. In 1861, 43 Duls Sole, Guilden Morden.

  

   In Census of 1881 : Thomas Covington, widower, farm labourer, was living with his daughter, Annie Watts, age 34, her husband, Tom Watts, age 33, b,

   Guilden Morden, stockman (ag), and their three children born in Guilden Morden ;  Sarah A, age 8, scholar ; Frederiick J, age 5, scholar ; Elizabeth A, age 9

   months.  The family lived at Trap Road, Guilden Morden.  (I.G.I. Cambs)(Census Guilden Morden 1841-1881)

      HANNAH. Ref: 3271. Born during 1840 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      JOHN. Ref: 586. Born Oct-Dec 1841 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      FANNY. Ref: 1803. Born Jan-Mar 1844 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      ANN. Ref: 3270. Born 8 Jun 1846 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      EDWARD LAWMAN. Ref: 231. Born 6 Oct 1848 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      WALTER HENRY. Ref: 905. Born 29 Mar 1851 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      ARTHUR. Ref: 1702. Born 6 Dec 1853 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

      MARY LAWMAN. Ref: 3273. Born 21 Mar 1857 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Lawman, Louisa, Ref: 4291

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 373. Born: Nov 1818 at Guilden Morden. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 2885. Mother: Knights, Mary, Mother Ref: 4225.  Died:

   Oct-Dec 1893 at Royston aged 75.  Mar: around 1843 at Royston to Matthews, Daisy 4302. 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1851 at Royston to Matthews, Lydia 1725.

   Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 12 Nov 1818 at Guilden Morden. Agric. Labr, 1851 with parents, 47 Church End. 1861 at 6 Great Grn.

   Brother in law, W.Matthews, aged 13 lived in.

  

   According to Census of 1881 : George Covington was head of household, labourer (fossil in coprolite digger ), with his wife, Lydia, age 53, b. Guilden Morden,

    and a boarder/ lodger, William Oakley, age 53, farm labourer ;  they lived at Great Green, Guilden Morden. Lodged with William Oakley in 1891 Census at

   Lubs Knoll. After George's death, his widow, Lydia married long time lodger William Oakley.


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 580. Born: during 1823 at Guilden Morden. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 2885. Mother: Knights, Mary, Mother Ref: 4225.  Died: 10

   Dec 1889 at Royston aged 66.  Mar: 22 Jul 1843 at Guilden Morden to Pateman, Hannah 4303. Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 27 Feb

   1825 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer & later tenant with brother Thomas of Pearmain at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by Sarah Harradine &

   William Newman. In 1851 lived at 73 Back St. Guilden Morden, 1861 at 33 High St. & in Census of 1881 :  John Covington was head of household, ag,

   labourer, with his wife, Hannah, and three sons ; Jesse, bricklayer’s labourer ; John, butcher’s labourer ; Simeon R, ag. labouer.

  

   The family lived at Church Street, Guilden Morden.  Also living there was Walter Covington, age 13, b, Guilden Morden, grandson, and ag. Labourer, and Mary

   Ann Pettengell, age 3, b. Guilden Morden, a lodger. In 1891 at Church Street, Guilden Morden. Name appears in Briers Land deeds. (Census Guilden Morden

    1841-1861) (I.G.I. Cambs) (M.H.C. Family Tree)

      EMMA. Ref: 1805. Born Oct 1843 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      MARY ANN. Ref: 1799. Born Jul-Sep 1844 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      SARAH. Ref: 1793. Born Apr-Jun 1845 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      ELIZA ANNE. Ref: 3118. Born 7 Jul 1847 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      WALTER. Ref: 1723. Born May 1850 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      KITTY. Ref: 1698. Born Apr-Jun 1853 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      MARIA. Ref: 1838. Born Oct-Dec 1855 at Royston. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      ARTHUR. Ref: 3119. Born 1855- 1856 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      HANNAH. Ref: 3120. Born around 1859 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      JESSE. Ref: 574. Born 13 Mar 1862 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      ROSINA. Ref: 1369. Born Jan-Mar 1862 at Royston. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      JOHN. Ref: 4310. Born around 1865 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      WALTER. Ref: 891. Born Apr-Jun 1868 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

      SIMEON REUBEN. Ref: 851. Born Jan-Mar 1868 at Royston. Mother: Pateman, Hannah, Ref: 4303

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 543. Born: Jul 1831 at Guilden Morden. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 2885. Mother: Knights, Mary, Mother Ref: 4225.  Died: Jan-

   Mar 1873 at Royston aged 41.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1858 at Royston to Bateman, Jane 4343. Christened: 31 Jul 1831 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer.

   Wife, a widow, had son Frederick Bateman b. c.1856. In 1861 lived at 21 High St, with 66 year old mother

      FREDERICK. Ref: 331. Born 1855- 1856 at Wendy. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      ELIZA EMMA. Ref: 1758. Born 2 Dec 1859 at St James, London. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      DAVID. Ref: 202. Born Dec 1859 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      MARY ANN. Ref: 14456. Born 1861- 1862 at Ashwell. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      WILLIAM. Ref: 935. Born Mar 1863 at Royston. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      REBECCA. Ref: 1334. Born Oct-Dec 1864 at Royston. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      SARAH JANE. Ref: 2887. Born around 1867 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      SAMUEL GEORGE. Ref: 836. Born Jan-Mar 1869 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343

      FANNY. Ref: 1836. Born around 1869 at U.K.. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Ref: 4343


  GENERATION Eleven

   WILFRED COVENTON. Ref: 913. Born: Jul-Sep 1865 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died: Oct-Dec

    1936 at Romford aged 71.  Mar: 7 Jun 1890 at Stoke Newington to Jarman, Minnie Nora 4398. Was registered by his mother at birth as Coventon, but she

   appears to have been illiterate, having made her mark as "x". On 30 October 1891, she and father Charles Covington made a declaration to change his name

   and this is noted on his birth certificate. Marriage at Abney Chapel, Church St, Stoke Newington witnessed by Walter, Lila and Eliza Jarman, Minister was

   William Spensby.

  

    In 1890 he lived at 33 High Street, Stoke Newington. Joined Metropolitan Police as a Constable, 27 June 1887, PC 269/Warrant No. 72702. Retired after 25

   years on 2 March 1913 on a pension of £56 12s 4d per annum. In 1895 lived at 3 Dynevor Rd, Stoke Newington. Appears in 1911 Census living in Hackney.

   Died at 8 Richmond Road, Ilford of Lateral Sinus Thrombosis, certified by H. Patrick, M.D.

      LAURIE CLARENCE. Ref: 685. Born Oct-Dec 1891 at Stoke Newington. Mother: Jarman, Minnie Nora, Ref: 4398

      RONALD LESLIE. Ref: 819. Born 28 Oct 1892 at Stoke Newington. Mother: Jarman, Minnie Nora, Ref: 4398

      REGINALD WILFRID. Ref: 794. Born Jul-Sep 1894 at Stoke Newington. Mother: Jarman, Minnie Nora, Ref: 4398

      CYRIL CLAUDE. Ref: 193. Born 27 Aug 1895 at Hackney. Mother: Jarman, Minnie Nora, Ref: 4398

      NORA ENID. Ref: 761. Born Jul-Sep 1897 at Hackney. Mother: Jarman, Minnie Nora, Ref: 4398

   CHARLES COVENTON. Ref: 153. Born: Jun 1868 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died: 6 Jul 1935

   at Hendon aged 65.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1894 at Royston to Waldock, Clara 5346. Christened 5 Jul 1868 Ashwell. In 1881 was a Farm Labourer. Moved to London.

   In 1901 lived in Hendon according to Census serving as a Police Constable but age shown as 33 and name by then shown as Covington. Appears in 1911

   Census living in Hendon. Served 25 years in Metropolitan Police.

      EDITH CLARA. Ref: 226. Born 7 Jul 1895 at Bermondsey. Mother: Waldock, Clara, Ref: 5346

      LILIAN MAY. Ref: 711. Born 25 May 1900 at Hendon. Mother: Waldock, Clara, Ref: 5346

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 86. Born: 1 Apr 1870 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died: 2 May 1941

    at Surrey NW aged 71.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1896 at Hackney to Rutter, Mary Ellen 4968. 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1907 at West Ham to Reader, Hilda Eleanor 4554.

   Christened 4 Sep 1870 at Ashwell. In 1881 was a Farm Labourer. Later became Police Officer & served 25 years in Metropolitan Police.  Appears in 1911

   Census living at 52. Mornington Road, Wanstead, Essex.

      GEORGE. Ref: 398. Born 12 Sep 1897 at Chertsey. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      ARTHUR VICTOR. Ref: 105. Born Apr-Jun 1897 at Stoke Newington. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      ELIZABETH ADA. Ref: 252. Born Apr-Jun 1899 at Chertsey. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 980. Born 22 Jun 1901 at Chertsey. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      ELSIE. Ref: 2031. Born Jan-Mar 1904 at Hackney. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      WILLIAM. Ref: 944. Born Jan-Mar 1906 at Hackney. Mother: Rutter, Mary Ellen, Ref: 4968

      EVELYN FLORENCE. Ref: 2057. Born Jul-Sep 1907 at Chertsey. Mother: Reader, Hilda Eleanor, Ref: 4554

      ETHEL MAY. Ref: 2093. Born Apr-Jun 1910 at Chertsey. Mother: Reader, Hilda Eleanor, Ref: 4554

      MABEL C. Ref: 726. Born Oct-Dec 1912 at Chertsey. Mother: Reader, Hilda Eleanor, Ref: 4554

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 1264. Born: Apr-Jun 1870 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died: Apr-Jun

   1870 at Ashwell aged 0.

   EMILY LOUISA COVINGTON. Ref: 1296. Born: Oct-Dec 1872 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died:

   9 Jan 1953 at Luton aged 81. Christened 25 Dec 1872 at Ashwell.In 1891 Census she was a Kitchen Maid living at The Green, Edmonton.  In 1911 Census

   was working as a cook at home of Robert Oriel Cusack in Hampstead, although her age was shown as 37.


   FLORENCE COVINGTON. Ref: 1277. Born: Oct-Dec 1875 at Ashwell. Father: Charles, Father Ref: 148. Mother: Waldock, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4359.  Died: 30

   Oct 1962 at Ashwell aged 86.  Mar: during 1901 at Islington to Hollingsworth, Herbert P . Christened 2 Jan 1876 at Ashwell.

   ALFRED G COVINGTON. Ref: 37. Born: 12 Apr 1861 at Hinxworth. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 25 Jan

   1913 at London aged 51.  Mar: 19 Jun 1880 at Ashwell to Shepherd, Annie 4382. Christened 9 Jun 1861 in Hinxworth. In 1891 lived at Swan St, Ashwell &

   later at Bird in Hand Cottages, Henlow, Bedfordshire.

      ALFRED WILLIAM. Ref: 201. Born Jan-Mar 1881 at Hitchin. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      JAMES STEPHEN. Ref: 565. Born 27 Jul 1882 at Baldock. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      ARTHUR G. Ref: 92. Born 5 Oct 1884 at Ashwell. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      CHARLIE. Ref: 183. Born Jul-Sep 1886 at Royston. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      ELIZABETH ROSA. Ref: 258. Born Oct-Dec 1887 at Royston. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      HERBERT. Ref: 498. Born Jan-Mar 1889 at Royston. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      ALBERT EDWARD. Ref: 1290. Born Apr-Jun 1889 at Royston. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      MARY JANE. Ref: 742. Born 5 Apr 1891 at Royston. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      JOHN. Ref: 597. Born Oct-Dec 1892 at Hitchin. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      JESSE. Ref: 575. Born 14 Apr 1894 at Hitchin. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      GEORGE ALBERT. Ref: 402. Born 6 Dec 1897 at Ampthill. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      MARGARET ANNIE. Ref: 732. Born Dec 1900 at Ampthill. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

      PERCIVAL. Ref: 767. Born 28 Nov 1903 at Henlow, Beds. Mother: Shepherd, Annie, Ref: 4382

   AGNETA COVENTON. Ref: 1347. Born: 3 Mar 1863 at Hinxworth. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 28 Dec

   1907 at Cambridge aged 44.  Mar: 30 Oct 1886 at Royston to Waldock, Benjamin John . Christened: 12 Apr 1863 at Hinxworth. Died at Addenbrookes

   Hospital, Cambridge. (Parish Registers/IGI). Had 3 children: Frederick John Waldock b1887/1888, Thirza Ann Waldock b 14 Nov 1890 & Herbert George

   Waldock b 1893 all at Ashwell

   ALEXANDRA COVENTON. Ref: 1346. Born: 3 Mar 1863 at Hinxworth. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 25

   Mar 1934 at Royston aged 71.  Mar: around 1887 at U.K. to Bishop, Walter . Known as Ella. Christened: 12 Apr 1863 at Hinxworth. Husband was a Diamond

   Setter having been born in Islington. They had 6 children: Jessie, Winifred, both born in Islington, Olive, Ida, Walter & Florence all born in Hendon. (info from

   Annie Bishop Sep 2006 killhopelaw@aol.com)

   WILLIAM JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 987. Born: 13 Jan 1866 at Ashwell. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 18

   Jul 1904 at Amersham aged 38.  Mar: 26 Sep 1885 at Royston to Goodchild, Elizabeth 4399. Said to have been baptized as John William.

  

   Appears in 1901 Census living in Holborn but age shown as 36. He was employed a Horse Keeper Stables at the time. Living with him at the time were his

   nephew, James ref 555 & niece, Emily ref 269.

  

   Info from Denise Elizabeth Covington (Steele) Oct 2007 as follows: You have listed William John Covington who was married to the above as dying in

   Amersham not that I could find the grave but I have every reason to believe according to his Grandson that he died in Ashwell in an accident and is buried there.

      FLORENCE. Ref: 308. Born 1 Mar 1887 at Royston. Mother: Goodchild, Elizabeth, Ref: 4399

      GEORGE WILLIAM. Ref: 436. Born Apr-Jun 1891 at Ashwell. Mother: Goodchild, Elizabeth, Ref: 4399

      WILFRED JOHN. Ref: 915. Born Apr-Jun 1893 at Ashwell. Mother: Goodchild, Elizabeth, Ref: 4399

      VIOLET MABEL. Ref: 728. Born 15 Nov 1898 at Holborn. Mother: Goodchild, Elizabeth, Ref: 4399

      ERNEST. Ref: 1027. Born 4 Mar 1900 at Holborn. Mother: Goodchild, Elizabeth, Ref: 4399


   AMOS COVINGTON. Ref: 1217. Born: 5 Oct 1869 at Ashwell. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 3 May 1948

   at Ashwell aged 78.  Mar: 24 Sep 1892 at Ashwell to Waldock, Elizabeth 4401. 2nd Mar: 25 Dec 1907 at Ashwell to Waldock, Rosa 3945. Born at High

   Street, Ashwell. Copy of birth certificate No.318 dated 29/12/1924 obtained. Christened 31 Oct 1869 in Ashwell. Labourer, later Brewer's Labourer.

  

   Married at Ashwell Parish Church, witnessed by John & Esther Waldock. Rector was S.W.P.Webb. Following 1st wife's death, he married her sister Rosa, his

   housekeeper, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Ashwell, witnessed by John Waldock & Esther Jott. Registrar was Edwin Davies & Methodist Minister was

   A.B.Pinnegar.

  

   Appears in 1901 Census he was living in Islington employed as a Wood Carman. He & his new wife lived at Silver Street, Ashwell.  Appears in 1911 Census

   in Royston area. Claimed unemployment refund on 5 January 1925, when still living at Silver Street, Ashwell.

      DOROTHY. Ref: 215. Born 31 Dec 1893 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4401

      PERCY JAMES. Ref: 772. Born 7 Sep 1895 at Royston. Mother: Waldock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4401

      MABEL ELIZABETH. Ref: 727. Born 1 Oct 1896 at Islington. Mother: Waldock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4401

      RALPH. Ref: 786. Born 13 Feb 1898 at Islington. Mother: Waldock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4401

      LILIAN MAY. Ref: 710. Born 9 Dec 1899 at Royston. Mother: Waldock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4401

   JAMES STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 554. Born: Oct 1872 at Ashwell. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 1

   Sep 1881 at Ashwell aged 8. Christened 3 Nov 1872 in Ashwell. (Ashwell Field Studies Centre)

   BENJAMIN COVINGTON. Ref: 119. Born: 24 Aug 1875 at Ashwell. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: 22 Dec

   1953 at Guilden Morden aged 78.  Mar: 8 Apr 1901 at Guilden Morden to Brockett, Lillian 4413. Known as Abednego. Christened 7 Nov 1875 at Ashwell.

   Appears in 1901 Census employed as a General Labourer. He was later employed as a Thatcher. Appears in 1911 Census in Royston area as a Farm

   Labourer.

      GLADYS SARAH. Ref: 2012. Born 26 Dec 1901 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Brockett, Lillian, Ref: 4413

      HILDA MARY. Ref: 2039. Born 8 Feb 1905 at Tadlow. Mother: Brockett, Lillian, Ref: 4413

      BENJAMIN JOHN. Ref: 1171. Born 15 Jun 1910 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Brockett, Lillian, Ref: 4413

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 649. Born: 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1878 at Royston aged 0.

   MARTHA COVINGTON. Ref: 1301. Born: 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: Jun 1878

    at Royston aged 0.

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 1302. Born: 12 Jun 1878 at Royston. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: Jun

   1878 at Royston aged 0.

   FRANK COVINGTON. Ref: 321. Born: 27 Oct 1879 at Royston. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died: Jan-Mar

   1946 at Lambeth aged 66.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1902 at Lambeth to Plaster, Rose Elizabeth 5370. Baptized 3 Feb 1884 at Ashwell with sister Susan Elizabeth..

   Appears in 1901 & 1911 Census living in Lambeth employed as a Gas Stoker. In 1939 Register was living at 133 Guinness Trust Buildings, Vauxhall Walk,

   Lamber, London occupation, Stableman

      ROSE AMELIA. Ref: 2025. Born Mar 1903 at Lambeth. Mother: Plaster, Rose Elizabeth, Ref: 5370

      FRANK. Ref: 322. Born Apr-Jun 1905 at Lambeth. Mother: Plaster, Rose Elizabeth, Ref: 5370

      VIOLET. Ref: 2087. Born Oct-Dec 1909 at Lambeth. Mother: Plaster, Rose Elizabeth, Ref: 5370

      GEORGE HENRY. Ref: 417. Born 3 Jun 1912 at Lambeth. Mother: Plaster, Rose Elizabeth, Ref: 5370

      ALBERT EDWARD. Ref: 1220. Born Jan-Mar 1924 at Lambeth. Mother: Plaster, Rose Elizabeth, Ref: 5370


   SUSAN ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 861. Born: 24 Jun 1883 at Ashwell. Father: Decimus, Father Ref: 206. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4351.  Died:

    20 Jan 1918 at Bassingbourn aged 34.  Mar: 18 Mar 1914 at Ashwell to Skerman, Herbert . Christened: 3 Feb 1884 at Ashwell. Children: William John (990),

    Olive Gwendoline (764) both illegitimate. Husband, a labourer, b. c.1889, son of Frederick Skerman, died 2 Jul 1915 at Ashwell. Died at Royston Union

   Workhouse, Baldock Rd, Bassingbourn, Cambs. Buried at Ashwell Cemetery.

      WILLIAM JOHN. Ref: 990. Born 1 Jul 1906 at Royston. Mother: Covington,Susan Elizabeth, Ref: 861

      OLIVE GWENDOLINE. Ref: 764. Born 13 May 1912 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington,Susan Elizabeth, Ref: 861

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 382. Born: Apr-Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 375. Mother: Gruph, Mary, Mother Ref: 4309.  Died: Oct-Dec

   1924 at Luton aged 78.  Mar: 24 Dec 1864 at Royston to Austin, Fanny 4357. Christened: 14 Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Labourer. Was lodger in 1851 at 103

   Manstown Rd. In 1871 at Springhead, Ashwell with parents. Wife b. c.1847. In 1881 Census described as being a Farm Bailiff living at Pipers End,

   Hertingfordbury, Herts. Appears in 1911 Census living in Luton.

      MARY JANE. Ref: 1333. Born 28 Jan 1865 at Ashwell. Mother: Austin, Fanny, Ref: 4357

      EMILY SOPHIA. Ref: 1018. Born Oct-Dec 1867 at Royston. Mother: Austin, Fanny, Ref: 4357

      ARTHUR WILLIAM. Ref: 110. Born Jan-Mar 1872 at Royston. Mother: Austin, Fanny, Ref: 4357

      FLORA. Ref: 1308. Born Jul-Sep 1877 at Hertford. Mother: Austin, Fanny, Ref: 4357

      FREDERICK. Ref: 14403. Born 1877- 1878 at Hertingfordbury. Mother: Austin, Fanny, Ref: 4357

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 3921. Born: 1854- 1855 at Baldock. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Clements, Martha, Mother Ref: 4906.

   ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 5362. Born: 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Clements, Martha, Mother Ref: 4906.  Died: Jan-

   Mar 1919 at Kensington aged 62.

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 14396. Born: 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Clements, Martha, Mother Ref: 4906. Appears

   in 1881 Census as living at Clarks Lane, Baldock along with stepmother Ann (ref 3714) and stepsister Frances Kate (thought to be Frances Mary ref 1270)

   MATILDA COVINGTON. Ref: 1859. Born: Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Clements, Martha, Mother Ref: 4906.  Died: Apr-

   Jun 1859 at Hitchin aged 1.

   WILLIAM CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 1763. Born: Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Mother Ref: 3714. 

   Died: Oct-Dec 1860 at Hitchin aged 0. Shown just as William on death index record.

   HENRIETTA COVINGTON. Ref: 1009. Born: Jan-Mar 1862 at Hitchin. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Mother Ref: 3714.  Died: Mar

   1936 at Hitchin aged 74.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1884 at Hitchin to Swain, William .

   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 888. Born: Jul-Sep 1866 at Hitchin. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Mother Ref: 3714.

   FRANCES MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 1270. Born: Jan-Mar 1869 at Hitchin. Father: George, Father Ref: 376. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Mother Ref: 3714.   Mar:

    Oct-Dec 1893 at Hitchin to Dilley, Edward .

   CHARLES HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 1660. Born: Apr-Jun 1848 at Royston. Father: George, Father Ref: 377. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4316.  

   Mar: around 1878 at U.S.A to name not known . Emigrated to the U.S when in his 20s.

      GEORGE. Ref: 14279. Born around 1879 at U.S.A.. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

   HENRY GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2769. Born: during 1848 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 377. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4316.

   Christened: 18 Jun 1848 at Ashwell.

   SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2451. Born: during 1855 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 377. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4316.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1861 at Royston aged 6.

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2544. Born: around 1858 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 377. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4316.

   EMMA COVENTON. Ref: 1865. Born: Apr-Jun 1858 at Royston. Father: George, Father Ref: 377. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4316.


   GEORGE CALEB COVENTON. Ref: 406. Born: Oct-Dec 1859 at Roxton. Father: George, Father Ref: 378. Mother: King, Jane, Mother Ref: 4341.  Died: Oct-

   Dec 1915 at Bedford aged 56.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1884 at Bedford to Bambridge, Rosina 4391. Appears in 1901 Census living in Roxton aged 41 employed as a

   Blacksmith. Lived at 2 Council Cottages, Roxton, St Neots, Hunts

      HERBERT. Ref: 497. Born 17 Mar 1885 at Ravensden. Mother: Bambridge, Rosina, Ref: 4391

      WILFRID. Ref: 918. Born Apr-Jun 1890 at Roxton. Mother: Bambridge, Rosina, Ref: 4391

      ALFRED JOHN. Ref: 1163. Born Jan-Mar 1892 at Bedford. Mother: Bambridge, Rosina, Ref: 4391

      EDITH ROSINA. Ref: 229. Born Jul-Sep 1895 at Thurleigh. Mother: Bambridge, Rosina, Ref: 4391

      GEORGE HAROLD. Ref: 419. Born 10 Sep 1902 at Bedford. Mother: Bambridge, Rosina, Ref: 4391

   JOHN WILLIAM COVENTON. Ref: 592. Born: Jan-Mar 1861 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 378. Mother: King, Jane, Mother Ref: 4341.  Died: Apr-

   Jun 1911 at Kettering aged 50.  Mar: March 1880 at Roxton to Howard, Sarah 4383. Described as an ironstone worker and lay preacher.. In 1901 Census

   lived at 65, Kettering Road, Rothwell, Kettering

      JOHN WILLIAM. Ref: 633. Born 30 Sep 1883 at Roxton. Mother: Howard, Sarah, Ref: 4383

      CHARLES JAMES. Ref: 171. Born Jan-Mar 1886 at Roxton. Mother: Howard, Sarah, Ref: 4383

      CALEB. Ref: 137. Born Jul-Sep 1887 at Roxton. Mother: Howard, Sarah, Ref: 4383

      BERTHA MAY. Ref: 127. Born Oct-Dec 1895 at Rothwell. Mother: Howard, Sarah, Ref: 4383


   CHARLES JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 1013. Born: 14 Mar 1862 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 378. Mother: King, Jane, Mother Ref: 4341.  Died:

   22 Feb 1920 at Winnipeg, Canada aged 58.  Mar: 3 Jun 1883 at Canning Town to Reynolds, Elizabeth 4390. Great Grandfather of the author. Born 14 March

   1862 at 21 Roxton Village, Bedfordshire, but registered April-June 1862 in Bedford Registars District, Barford Sub-District ref R163188, Index Vol 3b, Page

   43 as Charles James Coventon. Appears in 1881 Census as being at Ipswich Royal Barracks aged 18, a driver. Married at Parish Church of St Gabriels,

   Canning Town, Essex on 3 June 1883.(without leave from Army)(Note; shown as Elizabeth Taylor on Military History Sheet). Marriage witnessed by Elias

   Reynolds (Bride's father) & Emma Dickerson. The ceremony was conducted by D.C. Francis (Vicar).

  

   Joined Royal Artillery at Ipswich 12/6/1880,"C" Battery 1st Brigade. Number RA 14478. Height 5 ft 5 1/8 ins, Chest 36", Complexion Fresh, Eyes Grey, Hair

   Flaxen, Religion Church of England. Employed as a Groom, he also served in Militia prior to joining up.

  

   His service record reads as follows; Driver 7/6/1880 - 31/3/1882, Gunner 1/4/1882 - 6/6/1892 Transferred to 1st Class Army Reserve 7/6/1888. Served in

   U.K. 7/6/80-10/8/82, (2 yrs 65 days), Egypt 11/8/82-1/11/82, (83 days), U.K. 2/11/82-30/9/83, (333 days) when he left on HMS Opoutes & HMS Tyne to reach

   C Battery in Natal (33 days on ship), S.Africa 1/10/83-4/11/85, (2 yrs 35 days), was at Cape Colony, Dec 1884. U.K. 5/11/85-6/6/92, (6 yrs 215

   days)(Sharncliffe 6/1887). Tried 3rd-8th Oct 1885 at Cape Town, S.Africa,

  

   Found guilty of Theft & Receiving when at Fort Napier, Natal, an offence committed with Driver Yates of same Company. Sentenced & imprisoned (56 days

   hard labour),which he served between 9/10/85-3/12/85. (Voucher Schedule 10, No.1 Report for Gunner Covington & Driver Yates). Returned to pay list

   21/1/1885. Lost good conduct pay which was later restored on 4/12/1886. Awarded Egyptian Medal & Clasp for Tel-el-Kebir 1882. Egyptian Bronze Star, at

   Khedives. One Good Conduct Badge. His only education qualification was the  Certificate of Education 4th Class 1/4/1881. He was discharged 6/6/1892 at

   Woolwich after total engagement of 12 years, Pension years of 7 yrs and 303 days and 8 years qualification of good conduct pay. Conduct described as

   latterly good since Oct 1885. Intended residence given as Offord D'Arcy, Hunts on his discharge papers & appears living there in the 1891 Census described

   as a Groom

  

   Appears in 1901 Census living in 14 High Street, Rothwell aged 38 employed as a Groom & Coachman Domestic. Also appears in 1911 Census recorded

   as being in Kettering District (Rothwell).

  

   Emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1912 on Teutronic, His Census record completed in 1916 in Canada makes mention of the family emigrating in 1912. He

   was shown on that Census as being a Coach Cleaner living at 1544 Pacific Ave, 29, Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba (many other English & irish immigrants lived

   in that street). He later became Superintendent on Canadian Pacific Railway & later still went on to work for Winnipeg State Park  (Birth Certificate)(1883-

   1900 Army Service Files)(Marriage Certificate)(Royal Artillery Pay Ledgers)(Courts Martial Ledger Page 186,  WO86/34, 11/11/1885)(Census Roxton 1861,

   1871).

  

   He is buried at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

      ERNEST ALBERT. Ref: 294. Born 19 Feb 1883 at Canning Town. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      LILY MIRIAM. Ref: 717. Born Oct-Dec 1884 at Greenwich. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      CHARLES JAMES. Ref: 172. Born 10 Feb 1887 at Canterbury. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      SIDNEY GEORGE. Ref: 845. Born Jan-Mar 1889 at Eaton Ford. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      FREDERICK. Ref: 337. Born 28 Dec 1890 at Offord D'Arcy. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      ARTHUR. Ref: 93. Born 18 Jun 1893 at Offord D'Arcy. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      GEORGE. Ref: 397. Born 16 Feb 1895 at Offord D'Arcy. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390

      EDITH. Ref: 223. Born 27 Aug 1899 at Rothwell. Mother: Reynolds, Elizabeth, Ref: 4390


   HANNAH ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 1338. Born: Apr-Jun 1864 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 378. Mother: King, Jane, Mother Ref: 4341.  

   Mar: Jan-Mar 1883 at Bedford to Darrington, George . In 1881 Census was shown as working as a Domestic Servant at 31 Ryland Rd, St Pancras home of

   William & Sarah E Beal.

  

   In 1901 Census was living at The Chequers in Roxton with her children & her father. Children as follows: Ethel L, born 1886, a Shop Assistant, Peter born

   1888, Farmer's Boy, Nellie

   born 1889, George born 1891, Hannah E born 1894 & Alfred born 1897.

   MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 1020. Born: 20 Aug 1867 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 379. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Mother Ref: 5293.

      Mar: Oct-Dec 1894 at Bedford to Warwick, William . Christened: 9 Oct 1867 at Bedford.

   MAUD ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 1266. Born: Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 379. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Mother Ref: 5293.  

   Mar: 19 Jun 1897 at Wandsworth to McNeil, David . Christened: 6 Jul 1870 at Bedford. In 1891, Assistant School Mistress

   HILDA FLORENCE COVINGTON. Ref: 1313. Born: 4 Dec 1876 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 379. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Mother Ref: 5293.

   Christened: 7 Feb 1877 at Bedford.

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 544. Born: Jul 1835 at Litlington. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.  Died: Oct-Dec 1912 at

   Royston aged 77.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1858 at Royston to Smith, Emma 4344. Christened: 19 Jul 1835 at Litlington. Agricultural Farm Labourer. Address in 1881,

   1/32 High St, Litlington. Appears in 1911 Census in Royston area.

      EMMA MATILDA. Ref: 5040. Born around 1859 at Royston. Mother: Smith, Emma, Ref: 4344

      GEORGE. Ref: 389. Born Jul-Sep 1865 at Royston. Mother: Smith, Emma, Ref: 4344

      ALICE MARTHA. Ref: 1273. Born Jan-Mar 1876 at Royston. Mother: Smith, Emma, Ref: 4344

   MATILDA COVENTON. Ref: 2867. Born: during 1837 at Litlington. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.   Mar: Jul-Sep

   1863 at Ampthill to Poulter, John . Christened: 29 Oct 1837 at Litlington. Was a straw plaiter in 1851

   HENRIETTA COVINGTON. Ref: 1831. Born: Oct-Dec 1839 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.

   Christened: 1 Dec 1839 at Guilden Morden. Was employed as a straw plaiter in 1851

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 1820. Born: Dec 1840 at Royston. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.  Died: Feb 1841 at

   Guilden Morden aged 0. Buried 6 February 1841 aged 7 weeks

   DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 1692. Born: Jan-Mar 1842 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278. Christened:

    30 Mar 1842 at Guilden Morden. Thought to be the same David that appears in the 1881 Census as a Convict at HM Convict Prison, Chatham, Gillingham,

   Kent.

  

   First imprisoned on 1 Feb 1879 at Cambridge for 2 counts of Arson, sentenced to 10 years. Later following parole, was sentenced again on 8 Nov 1887 at

   Cambridge on 3 counts of Stack Firing this time for 20 years. Appears in 1901 Census as a prisoner held at Portland Prison, Dorset.

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 1796. Born: Jan-Mar 1845 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.   Mar: Apr-

   Jun 1863 at Royston to Laurence, Stephen . Christened: 30 Mar 1845 at Guilden Morden.

   JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 2871. Born: around 1847 at Litlington. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 933. Born: Apr-Jun 1849 at Royston. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1927 at Steyning aged 78.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1867 at Royston to Stanford, Lydia 4989. 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1920 at Steyning to Wymark, Margaret A 5069. 3rd Mar:

    1 Sep 1910 at Hackney to Petty, Emmaline 3639. In 1881 Census as living at 67 Meeting House Lane, Camberwell, with wife, brother George (ref 1841) & 5

   children. Described as a General Labourer.. In 1901 Census he was a Coal Contractor;'s Manager living at Gomm Road, Rotherhithe.3rd wife a widow name

   Ebel at time of marriage.

      ELIZA ANN. Ref: 1016. Born Jan-Mar 1868 at Litlington. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      ELIZABETH MARTHA. Ref: 1263. Born Jul-Sep 1870 at Royston. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      ERNEST WILLIAM. Ref: 299. Born Jul-Sep 1873 at Royston. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      WILLIAM. Ref: 11370. Born 28 May 1884 at Peckham. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      ALBERT. Ref: 1265. Born 25 Feb 1886 at Peckham. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      FLORENCE ETHEL. Ref: 311. Born Apr-Jun 1888 at Camberwell. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      JAMES HENRY. Ref: 564. Born 7 Nov 1891 at Camberwell. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

      DOROTHY. Ref: 214. Born Jan-Mar 1894 at Peckham. Mother: Stanford, Lydia, Ref: 4989

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 1841. Born: Jan-Mar 1856 at Hitchin. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.  Died: Apr-Jun

   1931 at Brighton aged 75.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1891 at Nantwich to Wright, Emmaline 5325. Brother of William (ref 933) was living with him & his family at 67

   Meeting House Lane, Camberwell according to 1881 Census employed as a General Labourer. Appears in 1911 Census living in Potterspury. Wife shown as

    May at time of marriage but as Emmeline in 1901 when married to Albert V Ebel and as Emmeline in 1911 Census when living in Brighton at home of her

   husband's brother William.

   SARAH ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 1847. Born: Jul-Sep 1856 at Royston. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.   Mar: Oct-

   Dec 1875 at Royston to Sharpe, Arthur Albert . Christened 19 Oct 1856 at Litlington

   AMY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 5043. Born: Jan-Jun 1860 at Litlington. Father: James, Father Ref: 539. Mother: Law, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4278.   Mar: Apr-Jun

   1874 at Hitchin to Hyde, Charles . Christened 15 Jul 1860 at Litlington. Had 9 children,

   EMMA GRAY COVINGTON. Ref: 1797. Born: Jul-Sep 1844 at Baldock. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.   Mar: 8 Sep

   1866 at Baldock to Wood, George . Christened 20 Mar 1845 at Baldock. Shown as just Emma on most records.

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 82. Born: Apr-Jun 1848 at Hitchin. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.  Died: Jul-Sep 1917

   at Hitchin aged 69.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1871 at Hitchin to Grant, Jane 5355. Christened in Baldock 24 Sep 1848.

  

   In 1881 Census liived at Bygrave Lane, Baldock, Hitchin, Hertfordshire home of his mother in law, Emma Grant. He was described as a Malt Maker. In 1901

   Census lived at Royston Road, Bygrave, Hitchin, Hertfordshire employed as a General Labourer.

      JANE. Ref: 1278. Born Jul-Sep 1875 at Hitchin. Mother: Grant, Jane, Ref: 5355

      ARTHUR. Ref: 91. Born Jul-Sep 1878 at Hitchin. Mother: Grant, Jane, Ref: 5355

      WALTER. Ref: 894. Born 20 Jan 1888 at Hitchin. Mother: Grant, Jane, Ref: 5355

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 470. Born: 1852- 1853 at Baldock. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.  Died: Jan-Mar 1922

   at Bradford aged 69.  Mar: 29 Dec 1873 at Hitchin to Jones, Ann 5323. Appears in 1881 Census living at Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Stafford employed as an

   Agricultural Labourer then in 1901 Census livingat 41 Acton St, Bradford employed as a Railway Platelayer. Appears in 1911 Census living in Bradford.

      LOUISA. Ref: 1283. Born Apr-Jun 1875 at Baldock. Mother: Jones, Ann, Ref: 5323

      ANNIE SUSANNA. Ref: 1305. Born Oct-Dec 1877 at Lichfield. Mother: Ann, Ref: 5323

      HENRY JOHN. Ref: 484. Born Apr-Jun 1880 at Lynn, Stafford. Mother: Jones, Ann, Ref: 5323


   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 387. Born: 1853- 1854 at Biggleswade. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.  Died: Apr-Jun

   1894 at Hitchin aged 40.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1883 at Biggleswade to Devereux, Hannah 5356.

      EDITH KATE. Ref: 228. Born Oct-Dec 1886 at Hitchin. Mother: Devereux, Hannah, Ref: 5356

      ETHEL MAY. Ref: 303. Born Jan-Mar 1890 at Baldock. Mother: Devereux, Hannah, Ref: 5356

   FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 2886. Born: Jul-Sep 1855 at Baldock. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.  Died: Apr-Jun

   1872 at Hitchin aged 16. Christened 25 Dec 1855in  Baldock.

   WALTER COVINGTON. Ref: 890. Born: Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.  Died: Jul-Sep

   1890 at Hitchin aged 32.

   LIZZIE COVINGTON. Ref: 1761. Born: Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897.   Mar: Oct-Dec 1883

   at Hitchin to Burn, Charles . Siblings; Jane(1760), William Charles(1763).

   CLARA COVINGTON. Ref: 1336. Born: Jul-Sep 1864 at Hitchin. Father: James, Father Ref: 541. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Mother Ref: 3897. In 1881 Census lived

    at Norten End Cottage, Norton, Hertfordshire employed in Straw Plaiting.

   FREDERICK COVINGTON. Ref: 331. Born: 1855- 1856 at Wendy. Father: James, Father Ref: 543. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Mother Ref: 4343.   Mar: Apr-Jun

   1898 at Hampstead to Bishop, Alice 5347. Appears in 1901 Census living in Hampstead aged 44, employed as a Bricklayer's Journeyman. In 1904 lived at 6

   Harvard Court, Honeybourne Rd., Hampstead, NW London. Appears in 1911 Census living at Hampstead but age shown as 59.

      ALICE. Ref: 1230. Born Oct-Dec 1898 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      FLORENCE. Ref: 309. Born Jan-Mar 1900 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      WILLIAM JOHN THOMAS. Ref: 991. Born 26 Sep 1901 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      JAMES ALBERT. Ref: 559. Born 14 Oct 1903 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      EMILY. Ref: 2038. Born Oct-Dec 1904 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      HENRY. Ref: 477. Born 5 Apr 1906 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      GEORGE. Ref: 399. Born 26 Mar 1908 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      DENNIS. Ref: 1172. Born 14 Jul 1910 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      MINNIE. Ref: 753. Born Apr-Jun 1913 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      AMY. Ref: 71. Born Oct-Dec 1915 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347

      EMMA. Ref: 276. Born Apr-Jun 1919 at Hampstead. Mother: Bishop, Alice, Ref: 5347


   DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 202. Born: Dec 1859 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 543. Mother: Bateman, Jane, Mother Ref: 4343.  Died: Oct

   1902 at Royston aged 43.  Mar: 16 Oct 1889 at Ashwell to Covington, Elizabeth Ann 1023. In his enlistment papers he showed his stepbrother, Frederick

   Bateman as being in the Norfolk Regiment. Joined 31st Brigade Infantry at Great Yarmouth 22 December 1877 and served as a Private, No.1610 in U.K. and

   Gibraltar. Height 5ft 7 9/10 ins, Religion Church of England, Occupation Labourer. Had a very poor medical record whilst in service this included; Primary

   Syphillis, 131 days in hospital. Secondary Syphillis, 127 days in hospital. Wounded, 13 days in hospital.

  

   Appeared before an Invalidity Board at Gibraltar 7/2/1889, with disease of Secondary Syphillis and was finally discharged as Medically Unfit for further

   service. Total Service was 11 yrs 2 months  (1883-1900 Army Service Files)(Census Guilden Morden 1861). In 1891 lived at Church Road, Guilden Morden.

   Appears in 1901 Census employed as Agricultural Labourer. Buried 11 Oct 1902 in Guilden Morden. Wife remarried to Alfred Bonnett c.1907