GEORGE COVINGTON (2617). Born: about 1552 at Bedford, Bedfordshire

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  GENERATION   One

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2617). Born: about 1552 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: not known (0). Mother: not known (0). Mar: 13 Mar

1576 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Wilbow, Elizabeth (3994). Died: during 1613 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 61. The

earliest known Covington within my family tree which spans through 17 generations over nearly 470 years..

 

There are a number of sources online who believe that his father was John (ref 22445) which would provide us with 2 additional generations

 back to his father, Robert (ref 22443) but John's son George seems to have been born in 1568. For this to be our George, a marriage to

Elizabeth Wilbow, definitely born in 1553, which is 15 years earlier than the George born 1568 is extremely unlikely, particularly in that era.

What is more unlikely is the same source's suggestion that they were actually married in 1590 having had a child in 1580 & another in 1582,

 making George 12 years of age for the first birth & 14 at the second!! The marriage date shown here for our George & Elizabeth comes

from actual Bedford St Paul's parish records.

 

From the 16th century Bedford and much of Beds became one of the main centres of England's lace industry, and lace continued to be an

important industry in Bedford until the early 20th century.

 

St Paul's Church, in which George & Elizabeth were married and he, subsequently, was buried, is a Church of England parish church

located on St Paul's Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Beds, England. Formerly a medieval collegiate

church, the large building of cathedral proportions with its later additions and iconic spire dominates the town. St Paul's is the largest

Anglican church in Beds, and the church exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year.

St Paul's is officially recognised as a Major Parish Church and is a member of the Major Churches Network.

 

Originally constructed in the early 13th century, the present church building has undergone numerous alterations, extensions, rebuilds and

restorations since this time. An Early English south porch does survive from the original 13th-century structure, however, and records trace

the existence of a previous Collegiate church on this site as far back as 1066.

 

The Trinity Chapel of the church was first constructed in 1416, with maintenance of the chapel entrusted to the Holy Brotherhood of the

Trinity. The church has long standing connections with Sir William Harpur and Dame Alice Harper, and the Trinity Chapel holds brasses of

the couple. Sir William was the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1562, and his Harpur Trust (which has a long history of operating

independent schools in Bedford) has donated many of the stained glass windows in the church. Other improvements in the 15th century

included Misericords in the Quire (or chancel) and two additional porches. The Trinity Chapel was used as an Archdeacon’s Court after the

English Reformation.

 

George lived during a particular turbulent period of British history. The major highlights being: 1553          King Edward VI died and Lady Jane

Grey becomes Queen for nine days, before Mary is crowned Queen of England. Mary daughter of Catherine of Aragon was the first woman

to rule England as Queen in her own right. She was executed the following year.

1555 - 1558, under Queen Mary's rule, England returns to Roman Catholicism. Protestants are persecuted and about 300, including

Cranmer, are burned at the stake. They become known as The Protestant Martyrs.

1558    Death of Queen Mary. Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England closely followed by the repeal of Catholic legislation in England.

1562     Witchcraft is made a capital offense in England

1564     William Shakespeare born in Stratford

1577    Francis Drake sets off to sail around the world

1584 Conspiracy against Elizabeth I involving Mary Queen of Scots

1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings tobacco to England

1588 The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English fleet under Lord Howard of Effingham, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir John Hawkins

1601-1604 Shakespeare's Plays including Hamlet 12th Night Measure for

1603 Death of Queen Elizabeth. King James VI of Scotland, becomes James I, King of England, Ireland and Scotland. Scotland is no

longer independent.

1604 King James I authorises the King James Bible.

1604-1608 Shakespeare writes Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus

1605 The Gunpowder Plot. A plot to blow up Parliament is devised by extremist Catholics but it is thwarted and the plotters hanged.

 1608-1613 Shakespeare's last plays Tempest, Winter's Tale, Henry VIII & The Two Noble Kinsmen. (Last updated: 14/06/2020 19:17:15)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2625). Born about 1578 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth (3994)

MAY COVINGTON (2618). Born mid 1580 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth (3994)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2619). Born Jan-Mar 1582 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth (3994)

  GENERATION   Two

GEORGE COVINGTON (2625). Born: about 1578 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2617). Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth

(3994). Mar: 25 Dec 1602 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Anderwe, Ann (4002). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVINGTON (22593). Born during 1603 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002)

JAMES COVINGTON (2782). Born during 1603 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002)

JOAN COVINGTON (2626). Born during 1606 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002)

ANNE COVINGTON (22594). Born Jan 1609 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002)

MAY COVINGTON (2618). Born: mid 1580 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2617). Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth (3994).

 Christened: 16 Sep 1580 at St Pauls, Bedford. (Last updated: 10/08/2009 17:13:14)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2619). Born: Jan-Mar 1582 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2617). Mother: Wilbow,

Elizabeth (3994). Mar: 20 Oct 1608 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Hinton, Joan (4006). Christened: 7 Apr 1582 at Bedford

St Paul.

 

Bedford's principal church is St Paul's, in the square of the same name at the historic centre of the town. It is the Civic Church of the

Borough of Bedford and County of Beds and has a tall, iconic spire which is one of the dominant features of the town. There was an early

Minster church on the site by 1066 and work on the present structure began in the early 13th century, but little remains from that period. John

 Bunyan and John Wesley both preached in the church. In 1865–1868 the tower and spire were completely rebuilt and the two transepts

added and lesser alterations have been made since. From 1941 to the end of the Second World War the BBC's daily service was

broadcast from St. Paul's. (Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2930). Born early 1609 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006)

ANNE COVINGTON (25228). Born 12 Jan 1610 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006)

HONOR COVINGTON (2931). Born 1812- 1613 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006)

JOHN COVINGTON (2927). Born late 1615 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006)

  GENERATION   Three

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2930). Born: early 1609 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2619). Mother: Hinton, Joan

(4006). Mar: 28 Nov 1630 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Hookham, William (). Christened: 6 Mar 1609 at Bedford St Paul.

(Last updated: 19/02/2021 21:18:32)

ANNE COVINGTON (25228). Born: 12 Jan 1610 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2619). Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006).

 Christened 12 Jan 1611 at St Payls, Bedford. (Last updated: 20/02/2021 19:48:21)

HONOR COVINGTON (2931). Born: 1812- 1613 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2619). Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006).

 Christened: 6 Mar 1613 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2927). Born: late 1615 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2619). Mother: Hinton, Joan (4006).

Mar: about 1637 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Ingram, 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.

 

Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of King Offa of Mercia, who is

remembered for building Offa's Dyke on the Welsh border. Bedford Castle was built by Henry I, although it was destroyed in 1224. Bedford

was granted borough status in 1165 and has been represented in Parliament since 1265. It is known for its large population of Italian

descent. (Last updated: 20/02/2021 20:26:31)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2929). Born mid 1638 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2955). Born during 1640 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018)

MARY COVINGTON (2928). Born early 1643 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018)

SIMON COVINGTON (2665). Born about 1649 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018)

JAMES COVINGTON (2782). Born: during 1603 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2625). Mother: Anderwe, Ann

(4002). Christened: 13 Nov 1603 at Bedford St Pauls. (Last updated: 14/06/2020 20:44:04)

JANE COVINGTON (22593). Born: during 1603 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2625). Mother: Anderwe, Ann

(4002). Christened at St Pauls Church, Bedford 13 Nov 1603. (Last updated: 13/06/2020 08:34:10)

JOAN COVINGTON (2626). Born: during 1606 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2625). Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002).

 Christened: 8 Sep 1606 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ANNE COVINGTON (22594). Born: Jan 1609 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2625). Mother: Anderwe, Ann (4002).

 Christened at St Pauls Church, Bedford 13 Jan 1609. (Last updated: 13/06/2020 08:34:10)

  GENERATION   Four

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2929). Born: mid 1638 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2927). Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018).

Mar: 25 Aug 1672 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Gardiner, William (). Christened: 9 Sep 1638 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 20/02/2021

 20:26:31)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (2955). Born: during 1640 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2927). Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018).

Mar: 19 Dec 1667 in Edworth, Bedfordshire to Robinson, Mercy (4032). Died: Dec 1705 in Edworth, Bedfordshire aged 65. 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.

 

St Georges Church in Edworth is an early 13th-century church with a wealth of excellent carving, St George's belonged at one time to St

Neot's Priory, which must account for the exceptional quality of the woodwork and carved stone decoration.

 

The church was begun about 1200, and the chancel and side aisles were added about a century later. Unusually, the aisles have porches at

their western ends rather than the side of the aisle. The east window of the south aisle has a restored window from about 1330. In the 1830s

 the chancel was reduced in size due to subsidence.

 

The church was restored in the late Victorian period under Revd Henry Buttershaw. The beautiful west window is dedicated to Buttershaw,

who died in 1891. in the chancel is a window commemorating Flight Lt David Smyth DFC who was killed in World War II. On the south wall

of the chancel is a window with fragments of medieval glass. There is a ring of three bells, the oldest of which dates to 1480.

 

One other interesting feature is the carved wooden choir stalls, dating to the 15th century. Many are decorated with carvings of animals. One

 carved finial resembles a dog, another looks like a bear and yet another like a headless lion. The octagonal font is 15th century and has

different carvings on each traceried panel.

 

St George's is a pretty country church, with interesting Decorated and Perpendicular features worth seeing. The church is now in the care of

the Churches Conservation Trust and is no longer in use for regular worship. It is normally open daily to visitors. (Last updated: 10/08/2011

09:04:10)

MERCY COVINGTON (3214). Born during 1669 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3352). Born 1670- 1671 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

JOHN COVINGTON (2951). Born during 1673 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

SUSAN COVINGTON (2953). Born during 1676 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3213). Born during 1679 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

SIMON COVINGTON (2992). Born during 1682 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

MARY COVINGTON (2954). Born 12 Dec 1686 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Robinson, Mercy (4032)

MARY COVINGTON (2928). Born: early 1643 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2927). Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018). Mar:

15 Oct 1671 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to James, Richard (). Christened: 7 May 1643 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 20/02/2021

20:26:31)

 SIMON COVINGTON (2665). Born: about 1649 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2927). Mother: Ingram, Ann (4018).

Mar: 12 Oct 1671 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Mennard, Mary (4036). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2666). Born 1672- 1673 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

SIMON COVINGTON (2422). Born 1673- 1674 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2667). Born during 1676 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

WILL COVINGTON (2669). Born during 1679 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3274). Born during 1682 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2664). Born during 1687 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

JANE COVINGTON (2668). Born during 1690 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036)

  GENERATION   Five

MARY COVINGTON (2666). Born: 1672- 1673 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036).

 Died: Jan 1722 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 49. Christened: 22 Sep 1672 at Bedford. Buried 3 February 1722 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (2422). Born: 1673- 1674 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036).

 Mar: 3 Nov 1700 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Upton, Elizabeth (4050). Died: Sep 1727 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 53. Christened: 10

Jan 1674 at Bedford. Labourer. Buried 7 September 1727 at Bedford St Paul (affidavit by Elizabeth Tilly). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2980). Born during 1701 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

SIMON COVINGTON (2439). Born during 1703 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2421). Born during 1707 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2983). Born during 1710 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2416). Born during 1712 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3280). Born during 1715 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

MARY COVINGTON (2982). Born during 1716 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3281). Born during 1719 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth (4050)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2667). Born: during 1676 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary

(4036). Christened: 28 Jan 1676 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILL COVINGTON (2669). Born: during 1679 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036).

 Christened: 9 Jun 1679 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3274). Born: during 1682 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary

(4036). Christened: 24 Sep 1682 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2664). Born: during 1687 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary

(4036). Christened: 6 Feb 1687 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVINGTON (2668). Born: during 1690 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2665). Mother: Mennard, Mary (4036).

 Christened: 12 Jan 1690 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MERCY COVINGTON (3214). Born: during 1669 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Mar: 8 Feb 1702 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire to Smith, Thomas (). Christened: 28 Jan 1669 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3352). Born: 1670- 1671 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Mar: 23 Dec 1694 in Southwark, London to Jackson, Mary (4046). Died: May 1716 in Astwick, Bedfordshire aged 45. Christened:

27 Nov 1670 at Edworth. Buried 13 May 1716 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3353). Born during 1695 in Astwick, Bedfordshire. Mother: Jackson, Mary (4046)

JOHN COVINGTON (2951). Born: during 1673 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Mar: 30 Dec 1705 in Dunton, Bedfordshire to Smith, Susannah (4054). Died: May 1729 in Dunton, Bedfordshire aged 56.

Christened: 25 May 1673 at Edworth. Buried 10 May 1729 at Dunton (Last updated: 04/08/2011 15:31:14)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2952). Born during 1706 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Susannah (4054)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2956). Born 1712- 1713 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Susannah (4054)

SUSAN COVINGTON (2953). Born: during 1676 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Christened: 6 Feb 1676 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3213). Born: during 1679 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Died: during 1740 in Edworth, Bedfordshire aged 61. Christened: 9 Jul 1679 at Edworth. Death details according to

Holland/Featherly Family Tree data (Last updated: 04/08/2011 15:31:14)

 SIMON COVINGTON (2992). Born: during 1682 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Mar: 23 Nov 1708 in Therfield, Hertfordshire to Smith, Joanna (4060). Died: Dec 1761 in Edworth, Bedfordshire aged 79.

Christened: 14 Nov 1682 at Edworth. Buried 13 December 1761.

 

Edworth lies 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Biggleswade and 17.5 miles (28 km) south-west of Cambridge. The eastern parish boundary

borders Herts.

The hamlet is 45 metres (148 ft) above sea level. The land falls to 32 metres (105 ft) in the north-east corner of the parish. The highest point

is the A1 road near Topler's Hill at 69 metres (226 ft).

 

The majority of the parish is arable farmland. The centre, north and west of the parish lie on boulder clay. The remainder is largely gault. The

whole parish has highly fertile lime-rich loamy and clayey soils with slightly impeded drainage. (Last updated: 20/03/2022 15:03:10)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3010). Born 1709- 1710 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

JOHN COVINGTON (2991). Born during 1712 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

DINAH COVINGTON (2993). Born during 1715 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

JOANNA COVINGTON (2994). Born during 1718 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3218). Born during 1721 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

SIMON COVINGTON (3227). Born during 1723 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

MERCY COVINGTON (2995). Born during 1728 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060)

MARY COVINGTON (2954). Born: 12 Dec 1686 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2955). Mother: Robinson, Mercy

(4032). Christened: 20 Feb 1687 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Six

JOHN COVINGTON (2980). Born: during 1701 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Christened: 9 Nov 1701 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SIMON COVINGTON (2439). Born: during 1703 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Mar: 31 Dec 1730 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Wooton, Sarah (4079). Died: Oct 1783 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 80.

Christened: 14 Jan 1704 at Bedford. Will dated 1766/73. He was a Thatcher. Buried 20 Oct 1783 at Bedford St Peter (Last updated:

03/05/2002 18:23:57)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3282). Born 1728- 1729 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

SIMON COVINGTON (3027). Born during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

SIMON COVINGTON (2562). Born about 1735 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

JOHN COVINGTON (3025). Born 1737- 1738 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2438). Born during 1742 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2556). Born during 1745 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

JOHN COVINGTON (3026). Born 1744- 1745 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

JOHN COVINGTON (3024). Born during 1749 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

SARAH COVINGTON (3283). Born during 1753 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2421). Born: during 1707 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Mar: 19 Jun 1733 in Bedford St Mary, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Crouch, Mary (4081). Christened: 18 May 1707 at Bedford. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (2423). Born during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2424). Born during 1735 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

MARY COVINGTON (2427). Born during 1736 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2425). Born during 1737 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

SARAH COVINGTON (3585). Born about 1739 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

JOHN COVINGTON (2441). Born during 1740 in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2428). Born early 1742 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2429). Born during 1751 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2983). Born: during 1710 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Mar: about 1734 in England to name not known (). Children: Ann(3500) illegitimate. Christened: 30 Apr 1710 at Bedford. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (3500). Born during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth (2983)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2416). Born: during 1712 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Mar: 1 Apr 1733 in Elstow, Bedfordshire to Tibbs, Ann (4083). Died: Jan 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 82. Christened: 25

Dec 1712 at Elstow. Thatcher. Buried 11/1/1795 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2701). Born about 1731 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

ANN COVINGTON (2481). Born during 1735 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2477). Born during 1737 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

MARY COVINGTON (2482). Born Apr 1740 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2478). Born during 1741 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2851). Born Jan 1743 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

MARY COVINGTON (2488). Born during 1744 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2489). Born during 1744 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2483). Born during 1746 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

SIMON COVINGTON (2479). Born during 1747 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

SIMON COVINGTON (2486). Born during 1749 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3020). Born about 1750 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

ABRAHAM COVINGTON (2415). Born Sep 1753 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

THOMAS COVINGTON (2487). Born during 1755 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

ANN COVINGTON (2484). Born during 1757 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3280). Born: during 1715 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Died: Nov 1715 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 19 Nov 1715 at Bedford. Buried 21 November 1715 (Last updated:

 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2982). Born: during 1716 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Mar: 3 May 1740 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Bonner, John (). Christened: 20 Jan 1716 at Bedford. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3281). Born: during 1719 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2422). Mother: Upton, Elizabeth

(4050). Died: Nov 1719 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 17 Nov 1719 at Bedford. Buried 1 December 1719 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2952). Born: during 1706 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2951). Mother: Smith, Susannah

(4054). Mar: 6 Jan 1725 in Dunton, Bedfordshire to Phillip, Thomas (). Christened: 6 Oct 1706 at Dunton. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2956). Born: 1712- 1713 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2951). Mother: Smith, Susannah

(4054). Died: Mar 1713 in Dunton, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 28 Feb 1713 at Dunton. Buried 8 March 1713 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3010). Born: 1709- 1710 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna

(4060). Mar: about 1733 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Walker, Susannah (4086). Died: 30 Mar 1773 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 63.

Some records show him to have been born in Tyrone, Ireland, in Apr 1710, but this is unlikely as he was 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.

 

Letter from William Pitt the Elder stating that he has ordered two troops of Horse Guards to march to Royston, in consequence of the riots

reported by Lord Cowper, 6 Sept 1757; letter from James Gordon to Earl Cowper agreeing to meet Mr Jennings at Buntingford, "if such

acts of sedition are not put a stop to the Mob will soon be our masters," 13 Sept 1758; further letter from James Gordon informing Lord

Cowper that he has heard that there is to be a rising among the "same lawless fellows of Royston, Ashwell and other parishes that met last

year" to oppose the Militia Act, and suggesting that Lord Cowper writes to the Secretary at War for troops to be ordered to the county, 20

Sept 1758; letter from William Wildman, Viscount Barrington, stating that he cannot move the troops stationed at Baldock to St Albans

unless the latter can be looked on as a neighbouring town to Baldock, 30 Sept 1758; 7 letters replying to Lord Cowper's request to the

writers to distribute papers relating to the Militia Act, some of them commenting on the disturbances at Berkhamsted and elsewhere, Sept

1757; letter from William Hale declining to act under the Militia Bill owing to his state of health, 7 July 1758 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2682). Born during 1733 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2840). Born 1734- 1735 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3219). Born during 1738 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3011). Born during 1739 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

SIMON COVINGTON (3287). Born during 1743 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

MARY COVINGTON (3012). Born during 1745 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3320). Born 1747- 1748 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

ANN COVINGTON (3014). Born during 1750 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Walker, Susannah (4086)

JOHN COVINGTON (2991). Born: during 1712 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060).

 Christened: 13 Aug 1712 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 DINAH COVINGTON (2993). Born: during 1715 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060).

 Christened: 22 May 1715 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOANNA COVINGTON (2994). Born: during 1718 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna

(4060). Christened: 8 Jul 1718 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3218). Born: during 1721 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna

(4060). Christened: 22 Jan 1721 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (3227). Born: during 1723 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna (4060).

 Mar: 24 Aug 1747 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire to Street, Mary (4103). Christened: 30 Jun 1723 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3284). Born during 1747 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3226). Born 1751- 1752 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3229). Born during 1755 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

MATTHEW COVINGTON (3228). Born 1756- 1757 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

MARY COVINGTON (3230). Born 1758- 1759 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

MARY COVINGTON (3231). Born during 1766 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4103)

MERCY COVINGTON (2995). Born: during 1728 in Edworth, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2992). Mother: Smith, Joanna

(4060). Christened: 16 Jun 1728 at Edworth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3353). Born: during 1695 in Astwick, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3352). Mother: Jackson, Mary (4046).

 Christened: 22 Sep 1695 at Astwick. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Seven

JOHN COVINGTON (2701). Born: about 1731 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Mar: 24 Dec 1764 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Reynolds, Ann (4133). Christened: 2 Sep 1733 at Wilhamstead, Beds. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2702). Born during 1767 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2703). Born during 1769 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

MARTHA COVINGTON (2704). Born during 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (2705). Born during 1772 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3018). Born Jan 1775 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2700). Born during 1776 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133)

ANN COVINGTON (2481). Born: during 1735 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083). Mar:

5 Mar 1754 in Elstow, Bedfordshire to Kilby, Thomas (). Christened: 21 Sep 1735 at Elstow. They had 5 children. (Last updated:

06/08/2010 14:54:28)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2477). Born: during 1737 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

 Christened: 30 Oct 1737 at Elstow, Beds.. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2482). Born: Apr 1740 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083). Died:

6 Sep 1740 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 6 Apr 1740 at Elstow. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2478). Born: during 1741 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Died: 1741- 1742 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 26 Jul 1741 at Elstow. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (2851). Born: Jan 1743 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Mar: 5 Apr 1768 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Ingram, Sarah (4140). Christened: 30 Jan 1743 at Elstow. Inherited 40 pounds in 1812 will of

his kinsman Edward(2556) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3330). Born 1765- 1766 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

JAMES COVINGTON (2857). Born during 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3139). Born 1769- 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

SARAH COVINGTON (2852). Born during 1771 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

JAMES COVINGTON (2850). Born during 1775 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3094). Born 1775- 1776 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

MARY COVINGTON (2853). Born during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2854). Born during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

FANNY COVINGTON (2855). Born during 1783 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

JOHN COVINGTON (3083). Born 1786- 1787 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (2856). Born during 1789 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2489). Born: during 1744 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann

(4083). Christened: 22 Apr 1744 at Elstow. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2488). Born: during 1744 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Christened: 22 Apr 1744 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2483). Born: during 1746 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann

(4083). Died: 20 Sep 1748 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 2. Christened: 6 Jul 1746 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (2479). Born: during 1747 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Died: Jan 1748 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 20 Dec 1747 at Elstow. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (2486). Born: during 1749 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Christened: 6 May 1749 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (3020). Born: about 1750 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

 Mar: about 1778 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Mary (4152). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3225). Born during 1779 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mary (4152)

ABRAHAM COVINGTON (2415). Born: Sep 1753 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Died: 23 Sep 1753 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 18 Sep 1753 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (2487). Born: during 1755 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Died: during 1755 in Elstow, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 13 Sep 1755 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2484). Born: during 1757 in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2416). Mother: Tibbs, Ann (4083).

Christened: 17 Jan 1758 at Elstow. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (2423). Born: during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary

(4081). Mar: 2 Oct 1764 in Kempston, Bedfordshire to Newman, Susan (4129). Died: about 1774 in Kempston, Bedfordshire aged 40.

Christened: 14 Jul 1734 at Bedford. Appr.Cordwainer 1754 to John Brown of Bedford, £8 consideration. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2424). Born: during 1735 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081).

 Died: about 1735 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 10 Aug 1735 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2427). Born: during 1736 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081).

Christened: 28 Oct 1736 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2425). Born: during 1737 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081).

 Mar: 15 Oct 1754 in Bedford, Bedfordshire 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. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (3585). Born: about 1739 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081).

Mar: 22 Feb 1761 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Buncher, Robert (). (Last updated: 17/08/2020 11:52:40)

 JOHN COVINGTON (2441). Born: during 1740 in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary (4081).

 Mar: 30 Oct 1763 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire to Edmunds, Alice (4125). Christened: 6 Apr 1740 at Bedford St Mary. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2440). Born 1 Sep 1764 in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Mother: Edmunds, Alice (4125)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2428). Born: early 1742 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary

(4081). Died: early 1742 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 9 Mar 1742 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2429). Born: during 1751 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2421). Mother: Crouch, Mary

(4081). Christened: 11 May 1751 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3282). Born: 1728- 1729 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah

(4079). Mar: 23 Apr 1751 in Bedford St Peter, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Berrill, Elizabeth (4108). Died: Jun 1813 in Bedford, Bedfordshire

aged 84. Christened: 7 Nov 1731 at Bedford. Inherited 10 pounds in his brother Edward's 1812 will. Buried 20 June 1813 at St Cuthberts,

Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2449). Born during 1753 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth (4108)

SIMON COVINGTON (3239). Born 1756- 1757 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth (4108)

SIMON COVINGTON (3027). Born: during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah

(4079). Died: Jul 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 3 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Buried 3 August 1734 (Last updated:

03/05/2002 18:23:57)

SIMON COVINGTON (2562). Born: about 1735 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079).

 Mar: 28 Mar 1758 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Berrill, Jane (4119). Died: 2 Oct 1766 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 31. Christened: 21

Sep 1735 at Bedford. Mentioned in 1812 will of his brother Edward as living at Well Street, Bedford. (Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)

SIMON COVINGTON (2510). Born 27 Aug 1760 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Berrill, Jane (4119)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2561). Born during 1760 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Berrill, Jane (4119)

JOHN COVINGTON (3040). Born during 1765 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Berrill, Jane (4119)

JOHN COVINGTON (3025). Born: 1737- 1738 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079).

 Died: Feb 1738 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Buried 25 February 1738 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ARTHUR COVINGTON (2438). Born: during 1742 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah

(4079). Died: Jan 1752 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 9. Christened: 20 Jun 1742 at Bedford. Buried 26 January 1752 (Last updated:

01/09/2009 14:58:55)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2556). Born: during 1745 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah

(4079). Died: Dec 1811 in Bedford, Bedfordshire 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

(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. (Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)

JOHN COVINGTON (3026). Born: 1744- 1745 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079).

 Died: Jan 1745 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Buried 30 January 1745 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3024). Born: during 1749 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah (4079).

 Died: Jun 1812 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 63. Christened: 11 Feb 1749 at Bedford. Buried 14 Jun 1812. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (3283). Born: during 1753 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2439). Mother: Wooton, Sarah

(4079). Mar: 23 Jan 1775 in Bedford St Peter, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Sykes, John (). Died: 17n Jun 1789 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged

 36. Christened: 3 Jun 1753 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (3500). Born: during 1734 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Elizabeth (2983). Mother: Covington, Elizabeth

(2983). Christened: 4 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Mother's name Elizabeth(2983). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOHN COVINGTON (2682). Born: during 1733 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: 2 Oct 1754 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire to Medlock, Elizabeth (4113). Died: Nov 1782 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 49.

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. Buried 10

November 1782 at Ashwell.

 

In the 18th century those who were too ill, old, destitute, or who were orphaned children were put into a local 'workhouse' or 'poorhouse'.

Those able to work, but whose wages were too low to support their families, received 'relief in aid of wages' in the form of money, food and

clothes. (Last updated: 11/06/2020 11:27:54)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3007). Born during 1754 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

JOHN COVINGTON (3006). Born during 1756 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2683). Born during 1758 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

MARY COVINGTON (2684). Born during 1759 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

JAMES COVINGTON (2515). Born 1760- 1761 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

SARAH COVINGTON (2685). Born 6 Jan 1763 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

JOHN COVINGTON (3008). Born during 1764 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2681). Born during 1766 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

LUCY COVINGTON (2686). Born during 1768 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth (4113)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2840). Born: 1734- 1735 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: 13 Oct 1756 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire to Seaby, Mary (4116). Died: Jun 1767 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 32.

Christened: 25 Jan 1735 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by Thomas Pooley & John Rogers. Buried 7 June 1767 at Ashwell (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3028). Born 1756- 1757 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Seaby, Mary (4116)

JAMES COVINGTON (2839). Born 1757- 1758 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Seaby, Mary (4116)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (3219). Born: during 1738 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: 11 Apr 1762 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Potton, Ann (4124). Following his transportation to the U.S. his 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 reprieved 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 appalling, 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). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3220). Born Jun-Sep 1762 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Potton, Ann (4124)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3223). Born during 1764 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Potton, Ann (4124)

JANE COVINGTON (3496). Born 1766- 1767 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Potton, Ann (4124)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3224). Born Jan-Mar 1778 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Potton, Ann (4124)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3011). Born: during 1739 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker,

Susannah (4086). Mar: 11 Apr 1762 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire to Robinson, John (). Died: 15 Oct 1788 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire aged 49.

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. (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

SIMON COVINGTON (3287). Born: during 1743 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Christened: 3 Jul 1743 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3012). Born: during 1745 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: 20 Oct 1772 in Baldock, Hertfordshire to Anderson, Robert (). Christened: 1 Dec 1745 at Ashwell. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3320). Born: 1747- 1748 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: 13 Nov 1769 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire to George, Mary (4141). Died: 29 Aug 1832 in Steeple Morden,

Cambridgeshire aged 84. Christened: 3 Jul 1748 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by John Garrett & John Rogers. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3322). Born about 1770 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: George, Mary (4141)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3323). Born during 1773 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: George, Mary (4141)

KEZIAH COVINGTON (3324). Born Apr 1777 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: George, Mary (4141)

 ANN COVINGTON (3014). Born: during 1750 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3010). Mother: Walker, Susannah

(4086). Mar: about 1774 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to name not known (). Children: Jane(3015) illegitimate. Christened: 20 Jan 1751 at

Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVINGTON (3015). Born about 1774 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Ann (3014)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3284). Born: during 1747 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary (4103).

 Christened: 13 Sep 1747 at Stotfold. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3226). Born: 1751- 1752 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary (4103).

 Died: Jul 1757 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire aged 5. Christened: 28 Mar 1752 at Stotfold. Buried 14 July 1757 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3229). Born: during 1755 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary

(4103). Mar: 1 Apr 1782 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire to Bell, James (). Christened: 26 Mar 1755 at Stotfold. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MATTHEW COVINGTON (3228). Born: 1756- 1757 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary

(4103). Died: Jan 1757 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 10 Jan 1757 at Stotfold. Buried 14 January 1757 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3230). Born: 1758- 1759 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary (4103).

Died: Jul 1759 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 30 Mar 1759 at Stotfold. Buried 24 July 1759 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3231). Born: during 1766 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3227). Mother: Street, Mary (4103).

Mar: 18 Feb 1787 in Dunton, Bedfordshire to Graverlock, Thomas (). Children: Samuel(3232) illegitimate. Christened: 17 Oct 1766 at

Stotfold. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3232). Born during 1786 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Mary (3231)

  GENERATION   Eight

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2440). Born: 1 Sep 1764 in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2441). Mother: Edmunds, Alice

(4125). Christened: 9 Sep 1764 at Kempston. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 EDWARD COVINGTON (2561). Born: during 1760 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2562). Mother: Berrill, Jane

(4119). Christened: 2 Mar 1760 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (2510). Born: 27 Aug 1760 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2562). Mother: Berrill, Jane (4119).

Mar: 20 Sep 1789 in Kings Lynn St Margt, Norfolk to Brown, Elizabeth (4161). Died: 4 Mar 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 70.

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 HMS Beagle, which subsequently

lead to him becoming Charles Darwin's aide.. (Last updated: 10/05/2004 19:18:39)

JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON (2761). Born May-Jun 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth (4161)

BERRILL COVINGTON (2505). Born 6 Jul 1794 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth (4161)

ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON (3655). Born 18 Apr 1799 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth (4161)

EDWARD COVINGTON (230). Born Sep 1803 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth (4161)

SIMON COVINGTON (2419). Born 30 Jan 1809 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth (4161)

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JOHN COVINGTON (3040). Born: during 1765 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2562). Mother: Berrill, Jane (4119).

Christened: 24 Nov 1765 at Bedford. Was left 50 Pounds in his brother Edward's 1812 will. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3007). Born: during 1754 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Died: about 1755 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 0. Christened: 5 Jan 1755 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3006). Born: during 1756 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Died: Dec 1756 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 0. Christened 19 Dec 1756 at Ashwell. Buried 30 December 1756 at Ashwell.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2683). Born: during 1758 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 26 Mar 1780 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Freeman, James (). Christened: 4 Jun 1758 at Ashwell. Had a still-born child 4 Apr

1780. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2684). Born: during 1759 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 1 Aug 1786 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire 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. (Last updated:

31/08/2003 10:58:14)

 JAMES COVINGTON (2515). Born: 1760- 1761 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 5 Nov 1781 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire to Barfoot, Ann (4154). Christened: 6 Sep 1761 at Ashwell. Marriage

witnessed by William Brocket & Joseph Pearce (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GODFREY COVENTON (2843). Born 1781- 1782 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Barfoot, Ann (4154)

BOYER COVINGTON (2514). Born during 1784 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Barfoot, Ann (4154)

KEZIAH COVENTON (2841). Born during 1786 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Barfoot, Ann (4154)

PHILIP COVENTON (2844). Born during 1789 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Barfoot, Ann (4154)

MARY COVENTON (2842). Born during 1791 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Barfoot, Ann (4154)

SARAH COVINGTON (2685). Born: 6 Jan 1763 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 28 Oct 1783 in Newnham, Cambridgeshire to Bridges, Daniel (). Died: 25 Dec 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 62.

Christened: 6 Mar 1763 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3008). Born: during 1764 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 4 Nov 1782 in Tadlow, Cambridgeshire to Jermyn, Susan (4156). Died: Apr 1826 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged

61. Christened: 30 Sep 1764 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by C.Simons & George Love. Buried 25 April 1826 at Guilden Morden,

Cambs.

 

Tadlow is a village and civil parish in South Cambs, England on the River Cam (or Rhee). It is 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of

Cambridge and 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-east of Biggleswade, Beds. The parish church, north of the Biggleswade to Cambridge road, is

dedicated to St Giles and was founded around 1092. (Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

MARTHA COVENTON (3035). Born during 1783 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

JOHN COVENTON (2878). Born early 1786 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (3036). Born during 1789 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

JANE COVENTON (3037). Born Jul 1792 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3034). Born during 1794 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (2885). Born during 1796 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

WILLIAM COVENTON (3039). Born 1797- 1798 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

THOMAS COVENTON (3038). Born 1800- 1801 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Jermyn, Susan (4156)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2681). Born: during 1766 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Mar: 27 Jun 1788 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Sanders, Sarah (4165). Died: Mar-Apr 1818 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 51.

Christened: 4 Jan 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 5 April 1818. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2691). Born 1786- 1787 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2692). Born 1790- 1791 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2687). Born during 1793 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

JOHN COVINGTON (2694). Born Jan-Mar 1795 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

JAMES COVINGTON (2693). Born 1795- 1796 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

SARAH COVINGTON (2690). Born 1800- 1801 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

SIMON COVINGTON (2695). Born during 1803 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

MARGARET COVINGTON (2688). Born during 1805 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Sarah (4165)

LUCY COVINGTON (2686). Born: during 1768 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2682). Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth

(4113). Died: Feb 1771 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 2. Christened: 8 Jan 1769 at Ashwell. Buried 19 February 1771 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2702). Born: during 1767 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133).

Christened: 6 Dec 1767 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM JOSSETH COVINGTON (3019). Born during 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Ann (2702)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2703). Born: during 1769 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann

(4133). Mar: 22 Dec 1791 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Watson, William (). Christened: 19 Mar 1769 at Bedford. Marriage record shows

name of Ann/ (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3021). Born during 1791 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth (2703)

MARTHA COVINGTON (2704). Born: during 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann

(4133). Mar: 30 Dec 1794 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Annis, James (). Christened: 9 Sep 1770 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (2705). Born: during 1772 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann

(4133). Mar: 29 Dec 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Byeway, William (). Christened: 15 Mar 1772 at Bedford. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (3018). Born: Jan 1775 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann (4133).

Mar: 6 Jun 1799 in Worcester Co MD to Tingle, Sarah (16273). Died: 16 Dec 1811 in Berlin, Worcester Co MD aged 36. Christened: 12

Feb 1775 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH ANN COVINGTON (16272). Born about 1799 in Worcester Co MD. Mother: Tingle, Sarah (16273)

SALLY COVINGTON (21139). Born during 1800 in Worcester Co MD. Mother: Tingle, Sarah (16273)

ISAAC COVINGTON (16274). Born 25 Oct 1801 in Somerset Co MD. Mother: Tingle, Sarah (16273)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2700). Born: during 1776 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (2701). Mother: Reynolds, Ann

(4133). Christened: 22 Dec 1776 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3028). Born: 1756- 1757 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2840). Mother: Seaby, Mary (4116).

Died: Mar 1767 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 10. Buried 10 March 1767 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JAMES COVINGTON (2839). Born: 1757- 1758 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2840). Mother: Seaby, Mary (4116).

 Died: Apr 1767 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 8. Buried 3 May 1767 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3330). Born: 1765- 1766 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Mar: 21 Aug 1792 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Say, Elizabeth (4174). Died: Aug 1835 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 69.

Christened: 30 Apr 1769 at Bedford St Cuth. Inherited a leasehold dwelling from his uncle Edward's 1812 will in St Peters parish, Bedford

Buried 2 August 1835 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JAMES COVINGTON (2857). Born: during 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 23 Jun 1770 at Bedford St Cuth. In 1811 lived at Clifton, Beds. Was left 40 pounds in his Uncle Edward's 1812 will

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3139). Born: 1769- 1770 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Mar: 12 Jul 1798 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Taylor, Ann (4186). Died: Dec 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged

58. Christened: 7 Mar 1773 at Bedford St Cuth. Traveller & Lacebuyer. Inherited 40 pounds in his Uncle Edward's 1812 will. Buried 9

December 1828 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (2852). Born: during 1771 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 2 Dec 1771 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JAMES COVINGTON (2850). Born: during 1775 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 8 Jan 1775 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3094). Born: 1775- 1776 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Mar: 15 Aug 1797 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Fammer, Sarah (4183). Died: Nov 1847 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 71.

Christened: 3 Jul 1776 at Bedford. Possibly lived at Thames St, Bedford 1847, worked as a labourer. Buried 14 November 1847 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL THOMAS COVINGTON (3269). Born during 1797 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

ANN COVINGTON (3095). Born during 1800 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

FRANCES COVINGTON (3096). Born during 1802 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2460). Born during 1803 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

JOHN COVINGTON (578). Born Oct-Dec 1805 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3097). Born during 1808 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

SARAH COVINGTON (3098). Born during 1810 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3099). Born during 1812 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3157). Born 1814- 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2854). Born: during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 23 Sep 1781 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2853). Born: during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140).

 Mar: 13 Nov 1810 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Greenwood, Francis (). Christened: 23 Sep 1781 at Bedford St Cuth.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

FANNY COVINGTON (2855). Born: during 1783 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 17 Aug 1783 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOHN COVINGTON (3083). Born: 1786- 1787 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah (4140).

Mar: 22 Aug 1825 in Stoke Damerel, Devon to Bishop, Rachael (4244). Died: Oct-Dec 1864 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 77.

Christened: 1 Oct 1789 at Bedford St Cuthbert. All his children christened at Horrice St, Devonport, Wesleyan Church. Appears in 1861

Census living in Morice, Devon, described as a Greenwich Pensioner. (Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3084). Born during 1827 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

JOHN COVINGTON (19). Born 1827- 1828 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

GEORGE COVINGTON (3429). Born 3 Jul 1831 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

RACHEL COLLINS COVINGTON (3085). Born during 1831 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

RACHEL COVINGTON (3688). Born during 1833 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

RACHEL COLLINGS COVINGTON (3086). Born 6 Apr 1834 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

AMELIA ELIZABETH COLLIN COVINGTON (3087). Born 23 Jan 1836 in Devonport, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (3673). Born 1836- 1837 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (5139). Born 1837 1838 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (2856). Born: during 1789 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2851). Mother: Ingram, Sarah

(4140). Christened: 1 Oct 1789 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVINGTON (3015). Born: about 1774 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Ann (3014). Mother: Covington, Ann (3014).

Died: about 1774 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 0. Mother's name Ann(3014). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3225). Born: during 1779 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Richard (3020). Mother: Mary (4152).

Christened: 24 Oct 1779 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3220). Born: Jun-Sep 1762 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Richard (3219). Mother: Potton, Ann

(4124). Died: Jun 1769 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 6. Christened: 26 Sep 1762 at Ashwell. Buried 7 June 1769 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3223). Born: during 1764 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Richard (3219). Mother: Potton, Ann

(4124). Christened: 12 May 1764 at Ashwell. Apprentice Carpenter, 24/1/1775 to Henry Hodge in Litlington, Cambs for 7 years (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 JANE COVINGTON (3496). Born: 1766- 1767 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Richard (3219). Mother: Potton, Ann (4124).

Died: Jun 1774 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 7. Christened: 27 Feb 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 8 June 1774 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3224). Born: Jan-Mar 1778 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Richard (3219). Mother: Potton, Ann

(4124). Mar: 13 Sep 1802 in St Albans, Hertfordshire to Walker, Mary (4195). Christened: 8 Mar 1778 at Ashwell. Mother's name Ann,

wife of Richard (3219), who had been transported to the U.S. in 1768 for stealing a sheep. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3232). Born: during 1786 in Dunton, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Mary (3231). Mother: Covington, Mary

(3231). Christened: 31 Dec 1786 at Stotfold. Mother's name Mary(3231). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2449). Born: during 1753 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3282). Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth

(4108). Mar: 6 Apr 1779 in Bedford St Mary, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153). Christened: 5 Aug 1753 at Bedford.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JAMES COVINGTON (2858). Born during 1780 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2448). Born 1780- 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3390). Born during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2861). Born during 1785 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

FRANCES COVINGTON (2862). Born during 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (2860). Born during 1792 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

FRANCES COVINGTON (2863). Born during 1794 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (919). Born Jul-Aug 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

ROBERT COVINGTON (2517). Born 1797- 1798 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth (4153)

 SIMON COVINGTON (3239). Born: 1756- 1757 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3282). Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth

(4108). Mar: 15 Jun 1785 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Lavender, Elizabeth (4170). Died: Apr 1839 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 82.

Christened: 29 Nov 1759 at Bedford. Buried 14 April 1839. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM LAVENDER COVINGTON (3291). Born during 1786 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

SIMON COVINGTON (3240). Born 1787- 1788 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON (3242). Born during 1789 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

EDWARD COVINGTON (3241). Born during 1791 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3290). Born 1791- 1792 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

ANN LAVENDER COVINGTON (3243). Born during 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

FRANCES COVINGTON (3244). Born during 1798 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON (3245). Born during 1800 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

MARY COVINGTON (3246). Born during 1802 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

RICHARD COVINGTON (2594). Born 24 Aug 1804 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

JAMES COVINGTON (3498). Born during 1806 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth (4170)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3322). Born: about 1770 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, Thomas (3320). Mother:

George, Mary (4141). Died: about 1770 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3323). Born: during 1773 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, Thomas (3320). Mother:

George, Mary (4141). Christened: 2 May 1773 at Steeple Morden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

KEZIAH COVINGTON (3324). Born: Apr 1777 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, Thomas (3320). Mother: George,

Mary (4141). Mar: 28 Dec 1795 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire 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. (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

  GENERATION   Nine

JAMES COVINGTON (2858). Born: during 1780 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth

(4153). Christened: 14 Jan 1780 at Bedford St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ARTHUR COVINGTON (2448). Born: 1780- 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth

 (4153). Mar: 3 Jan 1804 in Bedford St Mary, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Hine, Charlotte (4204). Died: Jan 1842 in Bedford, Bedfordshire

aged 61. 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 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (2450). Born during 1804 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (922). Born Aug 1806 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2454). Born during 1813 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (2452). Born during 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2453). Born during 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3390). Born: during 1781 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth

 (4153). Christened: 24 Jun 1781 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2861). Born: during 1785 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff,

Elizabeth (4153). Mar: 30 Dec 1802 in Bedford St Mary, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Holding, Major (). Christened: 28 Sep 1785 at Bedford.

In 1841 Census appears living at Gravel lane, Bedford with her brother, William. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

FRANCES COVINGTON (2862). Born: during 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff,

Elizabeth (4153). Died: during 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 1 Aug 1790 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (2860). Born: during 1792 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff,

Elizabeth (4153). Christened: 28 Nov 1792 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

FRANCES COVINGTON (2863). Born: during 1794 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff,

Elizabeth (4153). Christened: 4 Mar 1794 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (919). Born: Jul-Aug 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth

 (4153). Mar: 19 Feb 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Hall, Mary Ann (4232). Died: Apr-Jun 1870 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 74.

Christened: 16 Aug 1795 at Bedford. In 1841 Census living at Pilcroft Street, Bedford. (Last updated: 01/08/2018 18:09:18)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3408). Born during 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

ANN COVINGTON (2524). Born during 1825 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

SUSANNAH COVINGTON (3409). Born during 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

PETER COVINGTON (706). Born 1830- 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

WILLIAM PETER COVINGTON (20555). Born during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

CHARLES HALL COVINGTON (2523). Born during 1837 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232)

ROBERT COVINGTON (2517). Born: 1797- 1798 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2449). Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth

 (4153). Mar: 18 Feb 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Mays, Elizabeth (4239). Died: Jan-Mar 1856 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 58.

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. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CHARLES COVINGTON (2516). Born 1821- 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

SOPHIA COVINGTON (3256). Born 10 Sep 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

HARRIETT COVINGTON (5097). Born about 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3257). Born 8 Dec 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3258). Born 14 Oct 1836 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

GEORGE COVINGTON (379). Born Oct-Dec 1838 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

ELLEN COVINGTON (1826). Born Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth (4239)

 JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON (2761). Born: May-Jun 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2510). Mother: Brown,

Elizabeth (4161). Mar: 1 Nov 1808 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Chapman, Mary (4212). Christened: 3 Jul 1790 at

Bedford Old Mtng. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (2767). Born during 1810 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

MARY COVINGTON (2762). Born during 1812 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

SARAH COVINGTON (2763). Born during 1814 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3158). Born Aug 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON (3162). Born during 1817 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

ANN COVINGTON (2764). Born during 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3163). Born 1820- 1821 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

FANNY COVINGTON (2765). Born during 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (926). Born during 1827 in Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

ELIZA COVINGTON (2766). Born during 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

HENRY COVINGTON (2760). Born Nov 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Chapman, Mary (4212)

 BERRILL COVINGTON (2505). Born: 6 Jul 1794 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2510). Mother: Brown,

Elizabeth (4161). Mar: 8 Nov 1812 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Hodges, Elizabeth (4216). Died: 15 Apr 1881 in Gallatin,

Daviess Co MO aged 87. 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 Bucks, was baptized in 1838 by Elder Willard Richards. He was

instrumental in the conversion of two of the first nine Bucks natives and later became a member of the first branch organized on Bucks soil.

(The Genesis of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bucks - The first Bucks 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. (Last updated: 21/04/2009

10:16:14)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2509). Born 9 May 1813 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (2506). Born 31 Mar 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

WILLIAM BERRILL COVINGTON (2508). Born 27 Nov 1817 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (668). Born 10 Jan 1821 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2507). Born 19 Oct 1823 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2592). Born 28 Aug 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

HENRY COVINGTON (2513). Born 4 Apr 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

SIMON COVINGTON (3467). Born 19 Jun 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3468). Born 6 Mar 1835 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

PRISCILLA COVINGTON (1740). Born 17 Jan 1839 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth (4216)

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ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON (3655). Born: 18 Apr 1799 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2510). Mother: Brown,

Elizabeth (4161). Mar: 22 May 1821 in London to Brooks, James (). Died: 8 Jan 1869 in Burlington, Des Moines Co IA aged 69. Had one

daughter, Ruth Nellie Brooks born 13 Feb 1834 in Bedford, Beds, England, and died 21 Apr 1904 in Collinwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

(Last updated: 09/03/2009 12:55:23)

 EDWARD COVINGTON (230). Born: Sep 1803 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2510). Mother: Brown, Elizabeth

(4161). Died: Jul-Sep 1874 in Clifton, Bristol aged 70. Christened: 7 Sep 1803 at Bedford St Cuth. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SIMON COVINGTON (2419). Born: 30 Jan 1809 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2510). Mother: Brown, Elizabeth

(4161). Mar: 12 Aug 1841 in Stroud, New South Wales, Australia to Twyford, Eliza (4328). Died: 19 Feb 1861 in Pambula, New South

Wales, Australia aged 52. Known as Syms or Symes. Baptised in 1809 at St Pauls, Bedford.

 

Initially he was a fiddler and cabin boy on HMS Beagle who later became an assistant to Charles Darwin and was appointed as his

personal servant in 1833, continuing in Darwin's service after the voyage until 1839. Originally named Simon Covington, he was born in

Bedford, Beds, England, the youngest child of Simon Covington and Elizabeth Brown. After Covington's trip on the Beagle, he then

emigrated to Australia and settled as a postmaster, marrying Eliza Twyford there

 

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. Re-joined 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 quandong 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 half-heartedly 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-apprehended

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 dramatized 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.

 

ERNEST COVINGTON (5792). Born during 1841 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

SYMS BERRILL COVINGTON (5793). Born 17 Aug 1842 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

CHARLES ERASMUS COVINGTON (5899). Born 30 Jun 1844 in Millers Pt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

EDWIN ERNEST COVINGTON (5987). Born 15 Mar 1846 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

ELIZABETH LOUISA COVINGTON (5908). Born 20 Feb 1846 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

ALFRED SIMON COVINGTON (5919). Born 2 Mar 1850 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRONG COVINGTON (5575). Born Sep 1852 in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

EMMALINE AMELIA COVINGTON (5939). Born 2 Jun 1854 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

WALTER LIONEL COVINGTON (5940). Born during 1856 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

JANE COVINGTON (5979). Born during 1858 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328)

  The Journal of Syms Covington

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GODFREY COVENTON (2843). Born: 1781- 1782 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, James (2515). Mother: Barfoot,

 Ann (4154). Died: Oct 1782 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Christened: 22 Sep 1782 at Guilden Morden. Buried 24

October 1782 at Guilden Morden (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 BOYER COVINGTON (2514). Born: during 1784 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, James (2515). Mother: Barfoot,

Ann (4154). Christened: 29 Feb 1784 at Guilden Morden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

KEZIAH COVENTON (2841). Born: during 1786 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, James (2515). Mother: Barfoot,

Ann (4154). Mar: 16 Oct 1815 in Shingay, Cambridgeshire to Leete, Jackie (). Christened: 10 Dec 1786 at Guilden Morden. Had 3 sons,

Alfred, Simeon & Herbert Leete all christened in Wendy, Cambs. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

PHILIP COVENTON (2844). Born: during 1789 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, James (2515). Mother: Barfoot,

Ann (4154). Died: Jan 1790 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Christened: 5 Jul 1789 at Guilden Morden. Buried 15 January

1790 (Last updated: 19/12/2021 20:31:33)

MARY COVENTON (2842). Born: during 1791 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, James (2515). Mother: Barfoot, Ann

 (4154). Mar: 20 Nov 1815 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire to Watts, John (). Christened: 7 Jan 1791 at Guilden Morden. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (2691). Born: 1786- 1787 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 16 Feb 1810 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire 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 (Last updated: 10/06/2018

ELIZA COVINGTON (3513). Born about 1810 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

MARY COVINGTON (3419). Born during 1811 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2459). Born Oct 1818 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (924). Born 1820- 1821 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

JAMES COVINGTON (541). Born 1822- 1823 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

CHARLES COVINGTON (145). Born Jun 1826 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (5060). Born Jan-Apr 1830 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

SARAH COVINGTON (5015). Born 1829- 1830 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

JOHN COVINGTON (2409). Born during 1832 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Martha (4213)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2692). Born: 1790- 1791 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 22 Jan 1814 in Sandon, Essex to Chiffins, Mary (4223). Died: Sep 1847 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 56. Christened: 31

Jul 1791 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived at High St, Ashwell in 1841. Buried 3 October 1847. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MATILDA ANN COVINGTON (2711). Born 15 Jun 1822 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223)

GEORGE COVINGTON (376). Born 19 Oct 1826 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (927). Born 6 Jan 1829 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223)

JAMES COVINGTON (2712). Born 25 Apr 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223)

EMMA COVINGTON (2512). Born 8 Mar 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2687). Born: during 1793 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 6 Nov 1819 in Baldock, Hertfordshire to Pate, James (). Christened: 31 Mar 1793 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2694). Born: Jan-Mar 1795 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Christened: 27 Mar 1795 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JAMES COVINGTON (2693). Born: 1795- 1796 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 2 Jul 1821 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Marrenton, Susannah (4236). Died: 26 Feb 1870 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 74.

Christened: 1 Jul 1798 at Ashwell. James resided on 2 Jul 1821 in Ashwell, Herts. Employed as Labourer. He resided on 6 Jun 1841 in

Workhouse Yard, Ashwell, Herts. Died of Paralysis. (info from kevinbean.plus.com).

 

He appears in a number of newspaper articles during 1828, i.e, The Cambridge Chronicle 11 Aug, The Royal Cornwall Gazette, The

Durham County Advertiser & The Examiner. This follows him being convicted at Royston Petty Sessions of selling beer at The Ashwell Fair

on 11th July 1848 contrary to licencing laws. He was found guilty & fined £25 plus 14 shillings costs, which he could not afford to pay, so was

 subsequently imprisoned for 3 months.

 

The gist of the various articles is that the case should not have been brought against him as, although illegal to sell beers in fairs as per Act

of Charles II if then consumed in a house, it is not illegal to sell if drank outside, i.e. in a field.

 

He had bought the ale from a local brewer, Pryor of Baldock, which he sold at the fair for 5d a pint. The brewer was selling elsewhere at the

fair at 6d. James was informed upon by a tenant of the brewer & ended up being charged.

 

James was described as a poor labouring man with a wife and three young children. The case "excited commiseration" of the

neighbourhood with many coming forward with small donations for the relief of his family.

 

His appeal against the conviction following the publicity of it being considered unfair proved unsuccessful, probably because it was heard by

 3 Clerical Magistrates, one the Rev Henry Morrice, Vicar of Ashwell, who was an intimate friend of Pryor (the brewer), another had married

Pryor's daughter. A further appeal was proposed to the Court of Justice but no info on this has been found. (Last updated: 30/10/2019

11:57:31)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (3456). Born 9 Nov 1821 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

JOHN COVINGTON (582). Born 5 Sep 1823 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

GEORGE COVINGTON (375). Born 22 Sep 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

ANNE COVINGTON (3457). Born 21 Sep 1827 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

STEPHEN COVINGTON (3295). Born 15 Sep 1829 in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

SARAH COVINGTON (3458). Born 11 Dec 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

JANE ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3459). Born 26 Mar 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

LOUISA COVINGTON (2895). Born 20 Dec 1835 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

EDMUND COVINGTON (1747). Born 9 Jan 1838 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

DECIMUS COVINGTON (206). Born 25 Dec 1839 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

MARGARET FRANCES COVENTON (1813). Born Jan-Mar 1842 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

SEPTIMA COVINGTON (2600). Born during 1844 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

CHARLES COVINGTON (148). Born 28 Oct 1846 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah (4236)

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 SARAH COVINGTON (2690). Born: 1800- 1801 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 30 Oct 1823 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Knights, Thomas (). Christened: 1 Mar 1801 at Ashwell. Had daughter Matilda Ann

Knights chr Ashwell 26 Jul 1824 (Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

SIMON COVINGTON (2695). Born: during 1803 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

(4165). Mar: 22 Feb 1824 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Harper, Elizabeth (4242). Died: about 1874 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 71.

Christened: 1 Aug 1803 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived 1841 at Ashwell End, 1851 at Common Ln, 1861/71 at Back St, Ashwell

(Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)

AMELIA COVINGTON (2696). Born 6 May 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

GEORGE COVINGTON (377). Born 19 Jun 1826 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

SARAH COVINGTON (2697). Born 11 Mar 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

EMMA COVINGTON (2698). Born 16 Feb 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

ISABEL COVINGTON (2699). Born 24 Jul 1836 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

DINAH COVINGTON (1824). Born Jul-Sep 1840 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

THOMAS COVINGTON (871). Born 1855- 1856 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth (4242)

MARGARET COVINGTON (2688). Born: during 1805 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2681). Mother: Sanders, Sarah

 (4165). Mar: 27 Sep 1827 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Bryant, William (). Died: 2 Dec 1838 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 33. 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, 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. (Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

GEORGIANA COVINGTON (2689). Born 20 Nov 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Margaret (2688)

WILLIAM JOSSETH COVINGTON (3019). Born: during 1790 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Ann (2702). Mother: Covington,

Ann (2702). Christened: 21 Nov 1790 at Bedford. Mother's name Ann(2702). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3021). Born: during 1791 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Elizabeth (2703). Mother: Covington,

Elizabeth (2703). Mar: 2 Apr 1822 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Gammons, Elizabeth (4240). Christened: 6 Feb 1791 at

Bedford. Mother's name Elizabeth(2703). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN FRANCES COVINGTON (3336). Born during 1823 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth (4240)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3160). Born Oct 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth (4240)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3658). Born about 1832 in Willington, Bedfordshire. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth (4240)

FREDERICK THOMAS COVINGTON (363). Born May 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth (4240)

 MARTHA COVENTON (3035). Born: during 1783 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Died: Nov 1785 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 2. Christened: 15 Jun 1783 at Guilden Morden. Buried 29

November 1785 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVENTON (2878). Born: early 1786 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn, Susan

(4156). Mar: 21 May 1811 in Litlington, Cambridgeshire to Holloway Mary (3449). 2nd Mar: 20 Jan 1818 in Guilden Morden,

Cambridgeshire to Farmington, Elizabeth (4231). Data witheld at request of family or individual (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JAMES COVINGTON (539). Born Jun 1813 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Holloway Mary (3449)

CALEB COVINGTON (135). Born 1815- 1816 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

SARAH COVENTON (2879). Born Jan-Feb 1818 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2880). Born Jul 1819 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

JAMES COVINGTON (2877). Born Jun-Jul 1823 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

REBECCA COVENTON (2881). Born May-Jun 1825 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

CAROLINE COVENTON (2882). Born during 1830 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

JOHN COVENTON (3061). Born 1831- 1832 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

GEORGE COVENTON (378). Born 1833- 1834 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

JAMES COVINGTON (547). Born 1839- 1840 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth (4231)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (3036). Born: during 1789 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Mar: 1 Jul 1812 in Potton, Bedfordshire to Richardson, Richard (). Christened: 10 May 1789 at Guilden Morden. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVENTON (3037). Born: Jul 1792 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn, Susan

(4156). Mar: 30 Nov 1811 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire 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. Husband 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) (Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (3034). Born: during 1794 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Died: during 1794 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SAMUEL COVINGTON (2885). Born: during 1796 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Mar: 23 Jan 1815 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire to Knights, Mary (4225). Died: Aug 1857 in Royston, Hertfordshire

aged 61. 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 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (867). Born Nov 1816 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Knights, Mary (4225)

GEORGE COVINGTON (373). Born Nov 1818 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Knights, Mary (4225)

JOHN COVINGTON (580). Born during 1823 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Knights, Mary (4225)

JAMES COVINGTON (543). Born Jul 1831 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Knights, Mary (4225)

WILLIAM COVENTON (3039). Born: 1797- 1798 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Died: May 1827 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 29. Christened: 15 Apr 1798 at Guilden Morden. Buried 19 May

 1827. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVENTON (3038). Born: 1800- 1801 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, John (3008). Mother: Jermyn,

Susan (4156). Died: May 1810 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 9. Christened: 18 Jan 1801 at Guilden Morden. Killed by a

plough, buried 6 May 1810 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH ANN COVINGTON (16272). Born: about 1799 in Worcester Co MD. Father: Covington, William (3018). Mother: Tingle, Sarah

(16273). (Last updated: 10/11/2020 09:33:54)

SALLY COVINGTON (21139). Born: during 1800 in Worcester Co MD. Father: Covington, William (3018). Mother: Tingle, Sarah (16273).

 (Last updated: 22/11/2018 14:38:14)

ISAAC COVINGTON (16274). Born: 25 Oct 1801 in Somerset Co MD. Father: Covington, William (3018). Mother: Tingle, Sarah (16273).

Mar: 7 Jan 1819 in Rehobeth, Somerset Co MD to Anderson, Sarah (23904). 2nd Mar: 25 Apr 1826 in Worcester Co MD to Franklin,

Amelia (16275). Died: 20 Feb 1845 in Somerset Co MD aged 43. Buried at St Paul's P.E. cemetery, Berlin MD. (Last updated:

31/08/2009 18:13:12)

ISAAC FRANKLIN COVINGTON (16277). Born about 1830 in Berlin, Worcester Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (16276). Born 23 Feb 1831 in Snow Hill, Worcester Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

JOHN RICHARDSON COVINGTON (16281). Born 4 Nov 1833 in Worcester Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

SIDNEY CLAY COVINGTON (16278). Born 14 Dec 1835 in Worcester Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

GEORGE WASHINGTON COVINGTON (5695). Born 12 Sep 1838 in Berlin, Worcester Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

ELLEN LOUISE COVINGTON (16279). Born 4 Mar 1841 in Somerset Co MD. Mother: Franklin, Amelia (16275)

 MARY ANN COVINGTON (3084). Born: during 1827 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop, Rachael

(4244). Mar: 12 Nov 1844 in East Stonehouse, Devon to Parsons, Philip Moses Ham (). Christened: 15 Apr 1827 at Devonport. Married at

 the Parish Church of East Stonehouse. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (19). Born: 1827- 1828 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244). Mar:

Jul-Sep 1850 in Medway, Kent to Cook, Catherine (5048). Died: Jul-Sep 1899 in Medway, Kent aged 71. Christened 13 Jul 1828 at Stoke

 Damerel, Devon. In 1851 Census living at Britain St, Portsea Island, Hampshire employed as Corporal RoyalSappers & Miners. In 1855

stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1858, he and his wife, were stationed in Bermuda, West Indies whilst he was a Royal Engineer. In 1871

 Census living in Gillingham described as a Labourer. In 1881 Census living at 35 Jeffrey St, Gillingham, Kent employed as a House

Painter, also living with them Granddaughter, Lilian Newman aged 9. In 1891 Census living at home of his daughter Annie & her family in

Copenhagen Rd, Gillingham described as a widower and Army Pensioner. Former Joiner. (Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

GEORGE COVINGTON (384). Born Apr-Jun 1849 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Cook, Catherine (5048)

ANNIE COVINGTON (5039). Born during 1855 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mother: Cook, Catherine (5048)

JOHN GEORGE COVINGTON (1521). Born 15 Feb 1858 in Bermuda, West Indies. Mother: Cook, Catherine (5048)

EMMA COVINGTON (1007). Born Jan-Mar 1862 in Medway, Kent. Mother: Cook, Catherine (5048)

GEORGE COVINGTON (3429). Born: 3 Jul 1831 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop, Rachael (4244).

Mar: Jul-Sep 1862 in Tower Hamlets, London to Coughlan, Catherine (20568). Died: 22 Oct 1872 in Bay City, Bay Co MI aged 41.

Christened: 2 Aug 1830 at Devonport. Appears in 1861 Census living with parents in Morice, Devon employed as a Carpenter & Joiner.

Emigrated to Bay City, Michigan around 1869. (Last updated: 19/06/2018 16:31:06)

JOHN WILLIAM COVINGTON (632). Born Apr-Jun 1863 in Poplar, London. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine (20568)

GEORGE COVINGTON (242). Born Apr-Jun 1866 in Poplar, London. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine (20568)

ALICE E COVENTON (902). Born Apr-Jun 1866 in Poplar, London. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine (20568)

JAMES JOSEPH COVINGTON (168). Born 13 Feb 1868 in Poplar, London. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine (20568)

TERRISSA COVINGTON (20569). Born during 1870 in Canada. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine (20568)

RACHEL COLLINS COVINGTON (3085). Born: during 1831 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop,

Rachael (4244). Christened: 15 Nov 1831 at Devonport. Died young before 1833. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RACHEL COVINGTON (3688). Born: during 1833 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop, Rachael

(4244). Died: during 1834 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 1. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 RACHEL COLLINGS COVINGTON (3086). Born: 6 Apr 1834 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop,

Rachael (4244). Died: Oct-Dec 1863 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 29. Christened 10 Apr 1834 Morrice St,Wesleyan, Devonport. (Last

updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

AMELIA ELIZABETH COLLIN COVINGTON (3087). Born: 23 Jan 1836 in Devonport, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother:

Bishop, Rachael (4244). Died: Jan-Mar 1842 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 6. Christened: 30 Jan 1836 at Devonport. (Last updated:

13/06/2018 06:05:49)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (3673). Born: 1836- 1837 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop, Rachael

(4244). Died: Jul-Sep 1842 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 5. (Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (5139). Born: 1837 1838 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Father: Covington, John (3083). Mother: Bishop,

Rachael (4244). Died: Jan-Mar 1842 in Stoke Damerel, Devon aged 4. (Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

SAMUEL THOMAS COVINGTON (3269). Born: during 1797 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother:

Fammer, Sarah (4183). Christened: 27 Oct 1797 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (3095). Born: during 1800 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah (4183).

 Mar: 12 Oct 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Darrat, Joseph (). Christened: 25 Dec 1800 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

FRANCES COVINGTON (3096). Born: during 1802 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Mar: 8 May 1820 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Cope, James (). Christened: 26 Sep 1802 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (2460). Born: during 1803 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Mar: about 1827 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Sabey, Rebecca (4251). Christened: 25 Dec 1803 at Bedford. (Last updated:

25/04/2012 12:29:01)

WILLIAM WALLACE COVINGTON (1001). Born Mar 1828 in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

CHARLOTTE ANN COVINGTON (2456). Born during 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

GEORGE FRANCIS COVINGTON (412). Born May 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

REBECCA ANNA COVINGTON (2490). Born during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

ELLEN SABEY COVINGTON (3656). Born about 1836 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

CALEB COVINGTON (136). Born Apr-Jun 1838 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

JOHN JOSHUA COVINGTON (621). Born Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

ARTHUR SILAS COVINGTON (103). Born 1846- 1847 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca (4251)

JOHN COVINGTON (578). Born: Oct-Dec 1805 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Mar: 13 Jul 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Sanders, Elizabeth (4262). Died: Jan-Mar 1887 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 81.

Christened: 5 Jan 1806 at Bedford. In 1881 Census living at 19 Wellington Street, Bedford employed as a Tailor. Address in 1884, 23

Dame Alice St, Bedford (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (81). Born during 1823 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3093). Born during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

FREDERICK COVINGTON (329). Born Mar 1835 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

GEORGE SAMUEL COVINGTON (429). Born Jul-Sep 1837 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

CHARLES COVINGTON (1769). Born Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

ALFRED COVINGTON (1684). Born Jan-Mar 1844 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth (4262)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3097). Born: during 1808 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Mar: 3 Nov 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Croot, James (). Christened: 22 Jun 1808 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (3098). Born: during 1810 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Mar: 8 Jul 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Kendall/rendall, William (). Christened: 9 Sep 1810 at Bedford. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3099). Born: during 1812 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Christened: 2 Aug 1812 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOSEPH COVINGTON (3157). Born: 1814- 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (3094). Mother: Fammer, Sarah

(4183). Died: Aug 1817 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 2. Christened: 17 Sep 1815 at Bedford St Cuth. Buried 12 August 1817 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM LAVENDER COVINGTON (3291). Born: during 1786 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother:

Lavender, Elizabeth (4170). Christened: 16 Jul 1786 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SIMON COVINGTON (3240). Born: 1787- 1788 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth

(4170). Died: Jan 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 31. Christened: 2 Mar 1788 at Bedford. Buried 3 January 1819 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON (3242). Born: during 1789 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother:

Lavender, Elizabeth (4170). Thought to have died young. Christened: 22 Nov 1789 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

EDWARD COVINGTON (3241). Born: during 1791 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender,

Elizabeth (4170). Christened: 8 Mar 1791 at Bedford. Died as infant (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3290). Born: 1791- 1792 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth

(4170). Died: 1 Jul 1841 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 49. Christened: 1 Dec 1793 at Bedford. Buried 2 July 1841 at Moravian Church,

Bedford (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN LAVENDER COVINGTON (3243). Born: during 1795 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender,

Elizabeth (4170). Christened: 25 Dec 1795 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

FRANCES COVINGTON (3244). Born: during 1798 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender,

Elizabeth (4170). Christened: 4 Jun 1798 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON (3245). Born: during 1800 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother:

Lavender, Elizabeth (4170). Christened: 9 Mar 1800 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3246). Born: during 1802 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth

(4170). Christened: 15 Aug 1802 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (2594). Born: 24 Aug 1804 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender,

Elizabeth (4170). Mar: 2 Jun 1839 in Newington, London to Halliday, Elizabeth (4294). Christened: 12 Oct 1804 at Bedford St Cuth. In

1841 Census living in Woolwich employed as a Boot Maker (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD CHARLES COVINGTON (801). Born May 1840 in Woolwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth (4294)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2593). Born during 1842 in Woolwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth (4294)

GEORGE COOK COVINGTON (1677). Born Jul-Sep 1845 in Greenwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth (4294)

HENRY THOMAS COVINGTON (2770). Born Jan-Mar 1849 in Greenwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth (4294)

EDWARD GEORGE COVINGTON (1721). Born Apr-Jun 1851 in Greenwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth (4294)

JAMES COVINGTON (3498). Born: during 1806 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (3239). Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth

(4170). Christened: 12 Oct 1806 at Bedford St Cuthbert. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Ten

GEORGE COVINGTON (384). Born: Apr-Jun 1849 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Father: Covington, John (19). Mother: Cook, Catherine

(5048). Mar: 26 Feb 1871 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Knight, Sarah Ann (4368). Died: Oct-Dec 1932 in Portsmouth, Hampshire aged

83. Christened: 22 Jun 1851 at Portsmouth. Christened 22 June 1851 at Portsmouth St Thomas. Married at St Thomas's Church,

Portsmouth. Celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary & lived to reach their 80s. Painter & Decorator at 99 Avenue Road, Gosport,

Hampshire. Appears in 1901 Census as a Home Decorator & Grainer.

 

Letters from Mrs Doris L. Covington, May 1989 and John Philip Covington, May 1989 suggest "This branch of the Covingtons probably

emigrated from East Anglia to the Carolinas in the U.S. about 1650. A branch re-emigrated to the West Indies and a branch again re-

emigrated to Gosport, Hampshire around 1750" (I.G.I. Hants) (Last updated: 17/06/2020 11:13:51)

GEORGE HENRY COVINGTON (420). Born Apr-Jun 1872 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

EMMA AMELIA COVINGTON (1292). Born Oct-Dec 1873 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

ALFRED JAMES COVINGTON (122). Born 26 Jan 1875 in Gosport, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

ALICE MAUD COVINGTON (1310). Born Jan-Mar 1877 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

WILLIAM ERNEST E COVINGTON (962). Born Jan-Mar 1878 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

FREDERICK GEORGE COVINGTON (345). Born 4 Aug 1880 in Gosport, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

FRANK AUBREY COVINGTON (324). Born 16 Jun 1881 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

HARRY JASPER COVINGTON (461). Born Jan-Mar 1883 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

CHARLES EDWARD COVINGTON (160). Born Jul-Sep 1885 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

WILFRED MANSELL COVINGTON (916). Born 12 Aug 1888 in Gosport, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

AMY ELIZABETH COVINGTON (72). Born Apr-Jun 1891 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann (4368)

ANNIE COVINGTON (5039). Born: during 1855 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father: Covington, John (19). Mother: Cook, Catherine

(5048). Mar: Apr-Jun 1879 in Gillingham, Kent to Avent, Robert (). Died: Jan-Mar 1918 in Medway, Kent aged 62. (Last updated:

25/06/2018 17:57:06)

 JOHN GEORGE COVINGTON (1521). Born: 15 Feb 1858 in Bermuda, West Indies. Father: Covington, John (19). Mother: Cook, Catherine

 (5048). Mar: 23 Sep 1883 in Gillingham, Kent to Harryman, Fanny (5379). Died: Oct-Dec 1928 in Medway, Kent aged 70. Baptised 7 Mar

 1858 at St Georges, Bermuda In 1881 Census living with parents at 35 Jeffery Street, Gillingham, Kent employed as Hammerman in

H.M.D. No records found for 2nd marriage other than fact he & Fanny plus 3 children were listed together in 1901 Census in Chatham, with

his occupation listed as Hammerman Blacks HMD. In 1911 Census living in Medway. Buried in Chatham having paid £1 to secure his plot.

(info from great grandson John Bernard (1075) from papers held by his grandfather George William (435)) (Last updated: 22/03/2010

11:55:49)

GEORGE WILLIAM COVINGTON (435). Born Oct-Dec 1885 in Medway, Kent. Mother: Harryman, Fanny (5379)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (942). Born Jan-Mar 1888 in Medway, Kent. Mother: Harryman, Fanny (5379)

HARRY COVINGTON (457). Born 23 Jul 1889 in Rochester, Kent. Mother: Harryman, Fanny (5379)

JOHN COVINGTON (599). Born 30 Mar 1895 in Medway, Kent. Mother: Harryman, Fanny (5379)

EMMA COVINGTON (1007). Born: Jan-Mar 1862 in Medway, Kent. Father: Covington, John (19). Mother: Cook, Catherine (5048). Died:

Feb-Mar 1865 in Chatham, Kent aged 3. Buried 4 Mar 1865 Chatham (Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (81). Born: during 1823 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth

(4262). Mar: 13 May 1845 in Rochester, Kent to Brand, Elizabeth (5376). Died: Jan-Mar 1888 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 64. Maker of

 Bath Chairs, in 1881 Census at 2 Wellington St, Bedford. (Last updated: 01/02/2022 15:24:59)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (1790). Born Oct-Dec 1845 in Medway, Kent. Mother: Brand, Elizabeth (5376)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3093). Born: during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth

(4262). Mar: 18 Apr 1854 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Davis, John (). Christened: 3 Mar 1833 at Bedford. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 FREDERICK COVINGTON (329). Born: Mar 1835 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth

(4262). Mar: 15 Mar 1858 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Whiting, Ann (4340). 2nd Mar: Jul-Sep 1871 in Northampton, Northamptonshire to

Goodman, Charlotte (4907). Died: 22 Sep 1916 in Northampton, Northamptonshire aged 81. Christened: 15 Mar 1835 at Bedford St

Cuthbert.

 

Appears in 1861 Census with wife Ann, aged 32 & 2 children. In1881 census as living with wife Charlotte and 3 children at 21 Drapery,

Northampton. 1894 lived at 36 St Michaels Mount and in 1903 at 9 Adams Ave, Northampton. Appears in 1911 Census living in

Northampton.

 

The following extracts of press articles appear in the Northampton Reference Library: "We deeply regret to record the death of Mr Frederick

 Covington, J.P., which took place at his residence, Adams Avenue, Northampton, last evening, in his 82nd year. He had suffered from heart

 trouble for a considerable time, and about three months ago had a serious attack which kept him indoors for some time, but he recovered

sufficiently to ride out practically every day.

 

At the beginning of this week, however, he had another severe attack, and his doctor suggested that he should have a few days' rest. Just

after four o'clock yesterday afternoon he rang the bell, and his youngest daughter, on going upstairs, found him anticipating another seizure.

This actually came soon after his eldest daughter (Anne Jane) arrived home from school (where she was headmistress), and he died in her

arms a few minutes later.

 

Mr Covington was born at Bedford in 1835, and came to Northampton on April 14, 1848, when he was apprenticed to Mr Philip Barnard, a

tailor in the Drapery. He commenced business on his own account in 1870 on the Wellingborough Road and afterwards carried on business

 in the Drapery and later in Abington Street, retiring about twenty years ago.

 

As a boy at Bedford he attended the famous Bunyan Meeting, and when he came to Northampton he at once associated himself with

College Street Chapel. At the age of 15 he became a member, and two years later began his long and faithful career as a local preacher.

With the exception of a period of some six or eight weeks in 1890, during which time he was laid asise owing to an accident, he was in

continuous service as a preacher for 56 years, and was never known, for any reason, to miss an appointment. For many years after he

undertook this work it was his rule to walk out from Northampton to the villages where appointments had to be kept, and Mr Covington would

 often walk out eight miles or more, preach two sermons, and walk back at night.

 

To continue his work, without intermission, in all weathers, and frequently when tired and weary and worried with the week's labours, is a

proof of sincerity and devotion than which there could be none greater. Mr Covington will long be remembered with affection by the village

churches of Northants. In 1910, when he had been preaching for over 56 years, the Northants Village Preachers' Association presented him

 with a purse of gold in recognition of his long labours. He was for many years the Treasurer of the Association. He was the senior deacon

of College Street, being appointed in 1892, and was made a life member of the diaconate several years ago. In 1903 he was President of

the Northants Baptist Association.

 

Mr Covington was of that order of public men who do not make their public duties subordinate to private business. Within a few years of

commencing shopkeeping on his own account he was a member of the Town Council and the School Board, as well as one of the most

active of local politicians. This meant that having long given all his Sundays to toilsome work for others, he now - judged by ordinary

standards, unable to afford it - spent a great deal of his week-day time in municipal service. In politics he was a Radical of the straitest

Nonconformist tyre. He was a Liberationist who had learned from Edward Miall, and when, in 1870, education became a municipal function,

 he approached the new problems from that standpoint.

 

In the divisions in the local Liberal party which were caused by the intervention of Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton politics, Mr Covington

remained for some years with the section that included not only all the moderate Liberals, but many advanced politicians whose opposition

to the new-comer was due to his Freethinking in religion. At the by-election after the death of Charles Gilpin in 1874, the official Liberal

candidate was William Fowler, a Quaker banker. He was too moderate for Northampton, and Mr Covington, with many others went over to

Brandlaugh, who polled nearly half the Liberal vote. The total Liberal strength was 3,602, but the splitting of this between two candidates left

 Merewther, the Conservative, at the top of the poll with 2,171.

 

Pickering Phipps had already won one seat at the General Election earlier in the same year; and for the next six years Northampton had two

 Conservative members. This example of the folly of division, and the wonderful enthusiasm which Gladstone roused in his campaigns of the

 later '70s, brought the Northampton Liberals together in 1880, when Labouchere and Bradlaugh were returned at the head of the poll. In the

fierce controversies that followed the refusal of the House of Commons to allow Mr Bradlaugh to take his seat, Mr Covington took an active

part. Later he was for eleven years the local representative - almoner was the precise description of his functions - of Labouchere; and it

was to him that the famous member sent his letter of resignation just before the General Election of 1906.

 

Mr Covington was a facile and vigorous platform speaker, and no one was more often heard at local meetings. Mr Covington's municipal

service was done as a representative of the old East Ward. He was first elected in 1874 with Mr W. Jones as his Liberal colleague; the

defeated Conservatives were Mr H.P. Markham and Mr R. Howes. Three years with the late Sir Philip Manfield as colleague, he was badly

beaten - both the Conservatives (Mr R. Howes and Mr T. Wetherall) were returned by large majorities.

 

Two years later, when Mr W.J. Peirce and Mr T. Wetherall were Conservative candidates, he failed a second time, being third in the poll,

with Mr. W.C. Hollowell at the bottom. In the next year he beat Mr Wetherall by two votes. He then held the seat for nine years, and the East

Ward came to be regarded as a Liberal stronghold. In 1884 he was appointed Chairman of the Water Committee of the Town Council at a

time of a terrible drought, which threatened to result in a panic. He successfully pointed out a practical way out of the difficulty and was really

the principal man in directing a very difficult undertaking, that has now resulted in giving Northampton a pure and copious supply of Adam's

ale.

 

On Wednesday 10th November 1887 he was duly elected Mayor of Northampton. His election was seconded by the leader of the local

Conservative party, Mr James Berry, and carried unanimously. At the time a press article read as follows: "Mr Covington is admittedly not

quite the stamp of Mayor Northamptonians were accustomed to look for a generation ago. But if his social position is not particularly

significant, it is unquestioned that in ability and energy he is at least the equal of his Radical colleagues.

 

Even in the old days when he was a humble anti-vaccination agitator in wagons on the Market Square, he was among his own class

regarded as a man of light and leading, and his popularity with the extremities has never been in jeopardy since he boldly threw his religious

 scruples to the wind and took his stand on the Bradlaugh platform. His allegiance was rather sorely tried when Mr Bradlaugh and Mrs

Besant were being prosecuted in connection with the sale of a notorious book, but time healed his injured feelings, and of late years he has

only been regarded as second to Messrs Gurney and Adams in favouritism with the advanced politicians of Northampton."

 

Mr Covington had joined the School Board in 1874 and remained a member till Mr Balfour's Act transferred education administration to the

Town and County Councils. For many years he was Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Board, and the work was the part of his public duties

 which appealed to him most. It brought many fierce controversies, in which he played a foremost part.

 

Older readers will remember the contention about the proposed establishement of an Industrial School in Northampton. The late Mr

Wetherell was the leading advocate for the institution; Mr Covington led the opposition, and when, at the election which came at this time, he

 was placed at the head of the poll, it was admitted that public opinion had settled the matter.

 

After the passing of the Balfour Education Act, Mr Covington declined, as a magistrate, to join in enforcing its provisions, and he himself

became a passive register. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1893, and except Mr William Mills (appointed in 1885), he was the

senior member of the Borough Bench." To this day has a street in Northampton named after him.

 

Probate beneficiaries: Annie & Ellen Covington. (Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

 ANNE JANE COVINGTON (1872). Born Jan-Mar 1859 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Whiting, Ann (4340)

FREDERICK JOHN COVINGTON (354). Born Oct-Dec 1860 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Whiting, Ann (4340)

ELLEN COVINGTON (1349). Born Jan-Mar 1863 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Whiting, Ann (4340)

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GEORGE SAMUEL COVINGTON (429). Born: Jul-Sep 1837 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders,

Elizabeth (4262). Mar: Oct-Dec 1858 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Cooch, Cecelia (4342). Died: 22 Sep 1903 in Wellingborough,

Northamptonshire aged 66. Christened: 10 Sep 1837 at Bedford. Tailor, then a Fruiterer. In 1881 Census lived at 14 Victoria Rd,

Wellingborough. In 1894 lived at 103 Bailiff Street, Northampton. Appears in 1901 Census living in Rugby with wife and daughter Cecelia,

employed as a Fruiterer. Probate beneficiaries: Cecilia Cooch Covington & William Thomas Archer. (Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

GEORGE FREDERICK COVINGTON (413). Born Apr-Jun 1860 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

ALFRED COOCH COVINGTON (47). Born Jan-Mar 1862 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

ELLEN COVINGTON (1350). Born Jan-Mar 1863 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

CECILIA COOCH COVINGTON (941). Born Oct-Dec 1865 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

ALBERT EDWARD COVINGTON (21). Born 23 Apr 1869 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

ADA ANNIE COVINGTON (1309). Born Apr-Jun 1877 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia (4342)

CHARLES COVINGTON (1769). Born: Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth

(4262). Died: Jan-Mar 1841 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 20 Sep 1840 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ALFRED COVINGTON (1684). Born: Jan-Mar 1844 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, John (578). Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth

(4262). Died: Jan-Mar 1864 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 20. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3408). Born: during 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary Ann

(4232). Mar: Oct-Dec 1841 in Edmonton, London to Hester, William (). 2nd Mar: 28 Aug 1850 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to

 Payne, Joseph (). Christened: 29 Dec 1822 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2524). Born: during 1825 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232).

Died: Jan 1848 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 22. Christened: 28 Dec 1825 at Bedford. Buried 9 January 1848, Pilcroft St, Bedford. (Last

 updated: 01/04/2001)

SUSANNAH COVINGTON (3409). Born: during 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary Ann

(4232). Died: Oct-Dec 1904 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire aged 76. Christened: 7 Sep 1828 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 PETER COVINGTON (706). Born: 1830- 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary Ann (4232).

Died: Jun 1851 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 19. Christened: 9 Oct 1831 at Bedford St Mary. Buried 15 June 1851 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

WILLIAM PETER COVINGTON (20555). Born: during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary

Ann (4232). Mar: about 1849 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Susannah (20556). 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. (Last updated: 15/06/2018 10:09:57)

WILLIAM PETER CHARLES COVINGTON (996). Born Jan-Mar 1850 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Susannah (20556)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (20557). Born during 1851 in Bermondsey, London. Mother: Susannah (20556)

CHARLES HALL COVINGTON (2523). Born: during 1837 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (919). Mother: Hall, Mary

Ann (4232). Mar: 23 Dec 1861 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Money, Susan (4350). Christened: 16 Apr 1837 at Bedford St

 Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ERNEST COVINGTON (5792). Born: during 1841 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother: Twyford,

 Eliza (4328). (Last updated: 03/01/2022 15:05:10)

SYMS BERRILL COVINGTON (5793). Born: 17 Aug 1842 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother:

Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 6 Apr 1882 in Lochiel, New South Wales, Australia to Bartley, Sarah (5794). Died: 4 May 1923 in Eden, New

South Wales, Australia aged 80. Christened 25 Sep 1842, Sydney NSW. He was a Farmer. Probate 29 Nov 1923 at Pambula NSW.

Buried at Pambula Cemetery, Bega Valley Shire NSW. (Last updated: 03/01/2022 15:05:10)

CHARLES ERASMUS COVINGTON (5899). Born: 30 Jun 1844 in Millers Pt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington,

Simon (2419). Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 9 May 1875 in Queensland, Australia to Aitken, Isabella Borthwick (5910). Died: 16 Sep

 1923 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia aged 79. Was born in Sydney in the Colony of New South Wales in 1844 and baptised

on the 18th of August. (Last updated: 03/01/2022 15:05:10)

ELIZABETH AVA COVINGTON (22790). Born during 1855 in Queensland, Australia. Mother: Aitken, Isabella Borthwick (5910)

JANE MUNSDEN BUCKPITT COVINGTON (5900). Born 26 Jul 1877 in Townsville, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Aitken, Isabella Borthwick (5910)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (5901). Born 10 Feb 1880 in Townsville, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Aitken, Isabella Borthwick (5910)

EDWIN ERNEST COVINGTON (5987). Born: 15 Mar 1846 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother:

 Twyford, Eliza (4328). Died: 14 Dec 1900 in Wyndham, New South Wales, Australia aged 54. (Last updated: 03/01/2022 17:38:16)

 ELIZABETH LOUISA COVINGTON (5908). Born: 20 Feb 1846 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419).

Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 2 Feb 1876 in Lochiel, New South Wales, Australia to Axam, George (). Died: 4 Aug 1905 in Tangoa

Island, South Santo, New Hebrides aged 59. Known as Sis. Baptised 15 Sep 1848 in Pambula NSW. Her husband, George, son of

Francis Axam and Isabella James was born on 26 August 1846 in Berkeley Estate, Illawarra, Colony of New South Wales, and was

christened on 6 November 1846 in Presbyterian Church, Wollongong, Colony of New South Wales, died on 24 January 1913 in "Velolo",

South Santo, New Hebrides at age 66, and was buried on 24 January 1913 in 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. They also had a

son, Sydney Covington Axam, born on 12 June 1883 in Pambula, Colony of New South Wales, died on 13 January 1958 in South Santo,

New Hebrides at age 74, and was buried in Tangoa Island, South Santo, New Hebrides. The cause of his death was from liver cancer.

 

Sydney married Alice Janet Watson, daughter of Robert Watson and Margaret Law, on 7 October 1914 in Tangoa Island, South Santo,

New Hebrides.

 

Elizabeth died on Tangoa Island, South Santo, New Hebrides of Malarial Fever. Her obituary read "Mrs Axam, whose death at the island of

Tangoa, in tho Now Hebrides, is announced, was an elderly lady, and was the wife of Mr. George Axam, a settler. Mr. and Mrs. Axam were

formerly residents of Randwick, where they wore, well known, but about-12 months ago they left with their grown-up family for Tangoa where

they had secured an area of land to commence the work of planting." (Last updated: 03/01/2022 15:05:10)

ALFRED SIMON COVINGTON (5919). Born: 2 Mar 1850 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother:

Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: about 1875 in New South Wales, Australia to Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923). Died: 27 Feb 1930 in New

South Wales, Australia aged 80. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

LOUISA COVINGTON (5929). Born about 1882 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

LILY JOHANNA COVINGTON (5924). Born about 1884 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

MARY COVINGTON (5925). Born about 1896 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

ALFRED ARTHUR COVINGTON (5920). Born during 1900 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

HAROLD COVINGTON (5926). Born during 1904 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

CHARLES BERALD COVINGTON (5930). Born 13 Nov 1906 in New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia (5923)

 PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRONG COVINGTON (5575). Born: Sep 1852 in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon

 (2419). Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 25 Jul 1878 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia to Bartley, Maria (5795). Died: 4 Jan

1892 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia aged 39. Christened: 27 Sep 1852 at Cooma, N.S.W.. (Last updated: 19/07/2010 11:19:49)

CHARLES ARMSTRONG COVINGTON (5486). Born 22 Aug 1879 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

HERBERT EDWIN COVINGTON (5911). Born during 1880 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON (5914). Born during 1884 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

FLORENCE A COVINGTON (5805). Born during 1886 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

ADELAIDE COVINGTON (5804). Born during 1887 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

SYDNEY COVINGTON (5913). Born during 1889 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

MINNIE WARNER COVINGTON (5912). Born 8 May 1892 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Maria (5795)

EMMALINE AMELIA COVINGTON (5939). Born: 2 Jun 1854 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419).

Mother: Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 26 Jul 1878 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia to Underhill, Samuel (). Died: during 1879 in Eden,

New South Wales, Australia aged 25. Sadly died during childbirth, as did her child. Her husband later re-married to an Anna Gleeson, with

whom he had 3 children (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WALTER LIONEL COVINGTON (5940). Born: during 1856 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother:

 Twyford, Eliza (4328). Mar: 23 Jun 1880 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia to Bartley, Flora Anne (5941). Died: 29 Oct 1933 in

Australia aged 77. (Last updated: 22/01/2010 17:02:42)

ROSE ANNA COVINGTON (5942). Born during 1881 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

WALTER LIONEL COVINGTON (5943). Born 21 Jul 1882 in Eden, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

FLORENCE EMALINE MARY COVINGTON (5970). Born 15 Apr 1884 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

CLIFFORD JOSEPH BERALD COVINGTON (5971). Born 14 Mar 1885 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

BEATRICE NINA COVINGTON (5972). Born 26 Feb 1887 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

HARRY FRANCIS COVINGTON (5973). Born 7 Mar 1891 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne (5941)

JANE COVINGTON (5979). Born: during 1858 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia. Father: Covington, Simon (2419). Mother:

Twyford, Eliza (4328). Died: during 1858 in Pambula, New South Wales, Australia aged 0. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (2450). Born: during 1804 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2448). Mother: Hine, Charlotte

(4204). Mar: 20 Oct 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Upton, George (). Christened: 25 Dec 1804 at Bedford. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (922). Born: Aug 1806 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2448). Mother: Hine, Charlotte (4204).

Mar: 16 Mar 1846 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Cole, Ann (4313). Died: Jan-Mar 1874 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 67. 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 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (2454). Born: during 1813 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2448). Mother: Hine, Charlotte

(4204). Mar: 27 Oct 1837 in Bedford St Peter, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Cook, Elizabeth (4284). Died: Jan-Mar 1842 in Bedford,

Bedfordshire aged 29. Christened: 13 Jan 1822 at Bedford St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (2452). Born: during 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2448). Mother: Hine, Charlotte

(4204). Died: Mar 1830 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 14. Christened: 26 Nov 1815 at Bedford. Buried 11 March 1830 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2453). Born: during 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Arthur (2448). Mother: Hine, Charlotte

(4204). Died: Jul 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 12 Jul 1819 at Bedford. Buried 15 July 1819 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

WILLIAM WALLACE COVINGTON (1001). Born: Mar 1828 in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: Jul-Sep 1855 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Tingey, Eliza (4337). Died: Jan-Mar 1884 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged

56. Christened: 14 Mar 1828 at Bedford. Could have lived at 5 Canning St, Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13 Pilcroft St, Bedford in

1868. Appears as William Walter Covington in 1881 Census living with spouse, Eliza & 2 sons at 6 Cavendish Street, Bedford. His

occupation: Painter (Last updated: 10/08/2020 16:39:04)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (968). Born Jul-Sep 1857 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

CHARLOTTE JANE COVINGTON (1751). Born Jul-Sep 1859 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

MARIA ELLEN COVINGTON (1752). Born Jul-Sep 1859 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

SUSAN ANN COVINGTON (1012). Born Oct-Dec 1861 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

ARTHUR FREDERICK COVINGTON (1010). Born Oct-Dec 1861 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

MERCY COVINGTON (1011). Born Oct-Dec 1861 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

ELIZA TINGEY COVINGTON (1342). Born Jan-Mar 1864 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

ANNE REBECCA COVINGTON (1341). Born Jan-Mar 1864 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

ALBERT TINGEY COVINGTON (31). Born Aug 1869 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Tingey, Eliza (4337)

 CHARLOTTE ANN COVINGTON (2456). Born: during 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: 7 Jul 1853 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Joy, Charles Edward (). 2nd Mar: 8 Jun 1863 in Woolwich, London to Foote,

Joseph (). Christened: 6 Mar 1831 at Bedford St Paul. Info updated by Paul Reid, Apr 2012 - "Charlotte Ann Covington (2456) was, I

believe, my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side.

 

I'm relying on research done by an uncle and a cousin (his son), now sadly both deceased. Unfortunately I don't have access to their records

but I do have a copy of the tree created by my cousin. (In addition, as I live in France, I don't have easy access to parish records etc, so I

have to rely a lot on the Internet and on other people's research, with all the risk of errors!)

 

According to that tree, Charlotte married Joseph Foot (or Foote), a shoemaker, at the parish church of St Thomas, Woolwich, on 8 June

1863. They had at least six children from 1864 to 1878, including Alice Jessie Maud who was born in Islington on 20 April 1866. As stated

on your site, Charlotte's parents were William (2460) and Rebecca (4251). Rebecca's surname was Sabey.

 

I have discovered that Joseph married again, in 1885 , to a Mary Winifred Shuttleworth, so Charlotte must have died before then. FreeBMD

gives a death in Q4 1880 but the age is incorrect by 10 years.

 

However, it also seems that Charlotte first married a Charles Edward Joy on 8 July 1853 at St Peter's, Bedford (IGI) and they were living in

Bedford in 1861 (census). There is no mention of any children in that census.

 

Alice Jessie Maud Foot married William Daniel Thwaites at Islington Register Office on 17 September 1888. They had two sons, William

Herbert born 1889 and Ernest Norman born 1891, my maternal grandfather.

 

I have not yet published my tree on the Internet as I am not yet sufficiently confident of its accuracy - sadly, my cousin died of a brain tumour

last year and it seems that he increasingly made mistakes with his tree. I have published my wife's tree on Genes Reunited and I plan to

merge mine into it some time in the future, but there is still quite a bit of work to do." (reod.paul@wanadoo.fr) (Last updated: 25/04/2012

12:29:01)

  reod.paul@wanadoo.fr

GEORGE FRANCIS COVINGTON (412). Born: May 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: Jan-Mar 1852 in St Neots, Cambridgeshire to Page, Harriet (4997). Died: 14 Jul 1913 in Bedford, Bedfordshire

aged 81. Christened: 20 May 1832 at Bedford St Paul. Head Ostler, lived in 1868 at 4 Canning St & between 1871 & 1909 at 33

Wellington St., Bedford. Is shown as George J in 1881 Census records. Probate beneficiaries: William Francis Covington. (Last updated:

07/01/2022 15:54:52)

CELIA COVINGTON (1735). Born Jul-Sep 1852 in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Page, Harriet (4997)

WILLIAM FRANCIS COVINGTON (963). Born Apr-Jun 1855 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Page, Harriet (4997)

SUSAN COVINGTON (14402). Born 1861- 1862 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Page, Harriet (4997)

GEORGE EDWARD COVINGTON (409). Born Oct-Dec 1864 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Page, Harriet (4997)

JOSEPH ARTHUR COVINGTON (85). Born Oct-Dec 1867 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Page, Harriet (4997)

REBECCA ANNA COVINGTON (2490). Born: during 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Christened: 16 Jun 1833 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ELLEN SABEY COVINGTON (3656). Born: about 1836 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: Jul-Sep 1856 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Tompkins, Titus (). Husband was a Hairdresser, in 1871 lived in

Caterham, Surrey (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CALEB COVINGTON (136). Born: Apr-Jun 1838 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey, Rebecca

(4251). Mar: 22 May 1859 in Pancras, London to Utton, Alice (4346). Died: 16 Mar 1886 in St Giles, Camden, London aged 48. In 1881

Census lived at 50 Langdon Rd, London employed as a warehouseman along with wife Alice, children Caroline H (previously found),

George H, Harry Webb & Alice Webb (none previously found) and 2 grandsons Alfred D (see ref 14400) and George H (ref 14401).

Probate 3 Apr 1886 in Ireland. (Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

GEORGE H COVINGTON (14399). Born 1856- 1857 in Scotland. Mother: Utton, Alice (4346)

CAROLINE H COVINGTON (5041). Born 1858- 1859 in Bloomsbury. London. Mother: Utton, Alice (4346)

HARRY WEBB COVINGTON (14397). Born 1859- 1860 in St Pancras, London. Mother: Utton, Alice (4346)

ALICE WEBB COVINGTON (14398). Born 1861- 1862 in Islington, London. Mother: Utton, Alice (4346)

JOHN JOSHUA COVINGTON (621). Born: Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: 16 May 1864 in Pancras, London to Coward, Mary (4358). Died: Apr-Jun 1870 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 30.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR SILAS COVINGTON (103). Born: 1846- 1847 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2460). Mother: Sabey,

Rebecca (4251). Mar: Jul-Sep 1867 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Peacock, Margaret (3880). 2nd Mar: Apr-Jun 1918 in Bedford,

Bedfordshire to Butterfield, Sarah Ann (4993). Died: 12 Sep 1925 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 78. Christened: 3 Dec 1873 at Bedford.

In 1868 lived at St Paul's Square, Bedford & in 1874 owned freehold house at 1 Lurke Lane, St Loyes, Bedford. In 1881 Census described

occupation as Master Naturalist & Hairdresser. In 1911 Census shown as a Taxidermist & Naturalist livng in Bedford with wife Margaret.

 

According to his brother's great Grandson, George Russell Covington (see entry 1181), he was a noted botanist and taxidermist. Some

exhibits are said to still be in the John Pritchard Museum at Bedford Modern School. (Letter from George Russell Covington, June

1990)(I.G.I. Bedford)(Bedford Register of Voters 1874).

 

Probate beneficiaries: Sarah Ann Covington. (Last updated: 13/01/2022 12:30:16)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2509). Born: 9 May 1813 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

 (4216). Died: Nov 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 2. Buried 19 November 1815 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 MARY ANN COVINGTON (2506). Born: 31 Mar 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges,

Elizabeth (4216). Mar: 17 Dec 1846 in St Louis, St Louis Co MO to Stratton, Joseph Albert (). 2nd Mar: 21 Oct 1855 in Ogden, Weber Co

UT to West, Chauncey Walker (). Died: 5 Oct 1908 in Ogden, Weber Co UT aged 93. 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 Albert 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 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

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 WILLIAM BERRILL COVINGTON (2508). Born: 27 Nov 1817 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges,

Elizabeth (4216). Mar: 26 Jul 1838 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Heaward, Elizabeth Gill (15574). 2nd Mar: 12 Apr 1852 in Salt Lake City,

Salt Lake Co UT to Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289). 3rd Mar: 28 Feb 1858 in Utah Co UT to Heath, Rachel (6038). 4th Mar: about 1869 in

Ogden, Weber Co UT to Woodmansee, Mary Ellen (15577). Died: 31 Dec 1905 in Ogden, Weber Co UT aged 88. 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 travelled 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. (Last updated: 25/11/2020 15:36:57)

ANNA ELIZABETH COVINGTON (24255). Born 18 Mar 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (24256). Born 17 Dec 1851 in American Fork, Utah Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

WILLIAM BERRILL COVINGTON (24257). Born 4 Apr 1854 in American Fork, Utah Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

SARAH PRISCILLA COVINGTON (24258). Born 9 Nov 1856 in American Fork, Utah Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

NEPHI MORONI COVINGTON (24259). Born 8 Dec 1858 in American Fork, Utah Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

NANCY MARGRETTA COVINGTON (24260). Born 9 Sep 1861 in Ogden, Weber Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

JOSEPH WILLARD COVINGTON (24261). Born 20 Jan 1864 in Ogden, Weber Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

JOSEPHINE ADELIA COVINGTON (24262). Born 20 Feb 1865 in Ogden, Weber Co UT. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

JOHN DELENZO COVINGTON (24263). Born 3 Nov 1867 in Carson River, Carson City Co NV. Mother: Lemon, Ann Elizabeth (4289)

 ANNA COVINGTON (15578). Born 1870- 1871 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen (15577)

ORSON WOODMANSEE SIRRIN COVINGTON (15579). Born 14 Feb 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen (15577)

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JOSIAH COVINGTON (668). Born: 10 Jan 1821 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

(4216). Mar: 19 Jul 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Freeman, Susannah (4295). 2nd Mar: about 1872 in West Derby, Lancashire to

Berrill, Harriet (5386). Died: 30 Oct 1889 in Tuebrook, Liverpool aged 68. 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 whom 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. In 1871

Census, he appears in the home of Harriet Berrill & her sister Abigail Berrill. He is shown as being Uncle. Also at the same address were

James, aged 6, Josiah, aged 4 & Isabella, aged 2, Covington, described as cousins of Harriet. (Last updated: 17/06/2020 11:13:51)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (1819). Born 2 Jun 1841 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

CAROLINE REBECCA COVINGTON (1806). Born Oct-Dec 1843 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (1680). Born 3 Jun 1845 in Bermondsey, London. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

BERRILL COVINGTON (1669). Born 6 May 1848 in Aldergate, London. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

SUSAN HANNAH COVINGTON (1716). Born 10 Feb 1850 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

EDWARD THOMAS ORD COVENTON (1699). Born 15 Apr 1853 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

SAMUEL HENRY COVINGTON (1717). Born Apr-Jun 1857 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON (1359). Born 24 Nov 1862 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Mother: Freeman, Susannah (4295)

JAMES COVINGTON (20575). Born 1864- 1865 in West Derby, Lancashire. Mother: Berrill, Harriet (5386)

JOSIAH COVINGTON (669). Born 1 Mar 1867 in West Derby, Lancashire. Mother: Berrill, Harriet (5386)

ISABELLA COVINGTON (5064). Born 1868- 1869 in West Derby, Lancashire. Mother: Berrill, Harriet (5386)

ELIZABETH DOROTHY COVINGTON (1252). Born Oct-Dec 1871 in West Derby, Lancashire. Mother: Berrill, Harriet (5386)

HARRIET SUSAN COVINGTON (1288). Born Jan-Mar 1874 in West Derby, Lancashire. Mother: Berrill, Harriet (5386)

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 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2507). Born: 19 Oct 1823 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges,

Elizabeth (4216). Mar: about 1844 in Bedfordshire to Standish, Henry (). Died: 6 Dec 1895 in Ogden, Weber Co UT aged 72. One of the

original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

 

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

 

Husband born 23 July 1825 at Ecelshale, Derbyshire, England (could be Eccleshall, Staffordshire), died 2 December 1904, Utah US (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2592). Born: 28 Aug 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

(4216). Mar: during 1855 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Pickering, Emma (5984). 2nd Mar: 8 Jan 1906 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT to

Wallace, Lydia Davis (21006). 3rd Mar: Mar 1864 in Utah Co UT to Edwards, Susan (6037). Died: 11 Aug 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt

Lake Co UT aged 92. 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 (a daughter from his 2nd wife's first marriage). It shows that Edward

had been married for 46 years., but obviously not to Susan. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (21003). Born 1862- 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

EMMA MATILDA COVINGTON (15223). Born 11 Apr 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

HENRY COVINGTON (15224). Born 13 Sep 1867 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

SALINA ELIZABETH COVINGTON (21004). Born 3 Mar 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

ALONZO BARREL COVINGTON (15217). Born 13 Jan 1870 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

BEATRICE COVINGTON (21005). Born 9 Apr 1876 in Ogden, Weber Co UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma (5984)

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HENRY COVINGTON (2513). Born: 4 Apr 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

(4216). Died: 15 May 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co 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. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SIMON COVINGTON (3467). Born: 19 Jun 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

(4216). Mar: 24 Aug 1855 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Kane, Anna M (20484). Died: 5 Aug 1904 in Oakland, Alameda Co CA aged 72.

Known as Simeon or Sim. Christened: 28 Jun 1837 at Bedford. Emigrated to U.S. Appears first in Great California Register as a voter on

31 Mar 1867 at Big River, Mendocino CA & then on 10 Jul 1886 when granted US Citizenship at Noyo, Mendocino, CA. Later on list in 13

Aug 1898 at Usal, Mendocino, CA. Found in 1900 US Census living at ED 78 Ten Mile River Township Fort Bragg city Ward 1, Mendocino,

 CA aged 68 (Last updated: 27/11/2021 15:51:38)

SIMEON C COVINGTON (5545). Born 19 Aug 1860 in California CA. Mother: Kane, Anna M (20484)

ANNIE VIOLET COVINGTON (24252). Born during 1863 in Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co CA. Mother: Kane, Anna M (20484)

SYDNEY HAYSMAN COVINGTON (24253). Born 26 Oct 1866 in Mendocino, Mendocino Co CA. Mother: Kane, Anna M (20484)

EDITH MYRTLE COVINGTON (24254). Born during 1872 in Mendocino, Mendocino Co CA. Mother: Kane, Anna M (20484)

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SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3468). Born: 6 Mar 1835 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges,

Elizabeth (4216). Mar: 5 Aug 1855 in Ogden, Weber Co UT to West, Chauncey Walker (). Died: 8 Jun 1914 in Ogden, Weber Co UT aged

79. 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 Company (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. (Last

 updated: 09/03/2009 12:55:23)

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PRISCILLA COVINGTON (1740). Born: 17 Jan 1839 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Berrill (2505). Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth

 (4216). Mar: 27 Apr 1856 in American Fork, Utah Co UT to Thornton, Thomas Ephraim (). Died: 7 May 1916 in American Fork, Utah Co

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 Company (1852). Buried at American Fork

 Cemetery, Utah, USA (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

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CHARLES COVINGTON (2516). Born: 1821- 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Mar: 17 Apr 1846 in Bedford St Peter, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Francis, Catherine (4314). Died: Nov 1847 in Bedford,

Bedfordshire aged 25. Christened: 16 Feb 1823 at Bedford St Cuth. Buried 5 November 1847. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

HARRIETT COVINGTON (5097). Born: about 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Mar: 19 Jul 1846 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Wilmot, John (). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SOPHIA COVINGTON (3256). Born: 10 Sep 1826 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Died: Jul 1836 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 9. Christened: 10 Dec 1826 at Bedford. Buried 28 July 1836 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3257). Born: 8 Dec 1828 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Died: Dec 1831 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 3. Christened: 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Buried 1 January 1832 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

REBECCA COVINGTON (3258). Born: 14 Oct 1836 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Died: Oct 1846 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 10. Christened: 27 Nov 1836 at Bedford. Buried 31 October 1846, Rose Yard,

Bedford (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (379). Born: Oct-Dec 1838 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Mar: Jul-Sep 1866 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Dixie, Donna Maria (5293). Died: 4 Feb 1893 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 54.

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. Probate

beneficiaries: Mary Elizabeth Covington. (Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON (1020). Born 20 Aug 1867 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria (5293)

MAUD ALICE COVINGTON (1266). Born Apr-Jun 1870 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria (5293)

HILDA FLORENCE COVINGTON (1313). Born 4 Dec 1876 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria (5293)

ELLEN COVINGTON (1826). Born: Jul-Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Robert (2517). Mother: Mays, Elizabeth

(4239). Mar: 29 Mar 1859 in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Bell, Joseph Chamberlain (). 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1874 in Bedford, Bedfordshire 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) (Last updated: 27/07/2009 20:05:32)

RICHARD CHARLES COVINGTON (801). Born: May 1840 in Woolwich, London. Father: Covington, Richard (2594). Mother: Halliday,

Elizabeth (4294). Died: Apr-Jun 1870 in Woolwich, London aged 30. Christened: 17 May 1840 at Woolwich St Mary. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2593). Born: during 1842 in Woolwich, London. Father: Covington, Richard (2594). Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth

(4294). Died: Jul-Sep 1848 in Greenwich, London aged 6. Christened: 6 Nov 1842 at Woolwich St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 GEORGE COOK COVINGTON (1677). Born: Jul-Sep 1845 in Greenwich, London. Father: Covington, Richard (2594). Mother: Halliday,

Elizabeth (4294). Died: Jul-Sep 1848 in Greenwich, London aged 3. Christened: 17 Aug 1845 at Woolwich St Mary. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

HENRY THOMAS COVINGTON (2770). Born: Jan-Mar 1849 in Greenwich, London. Father: Covington, Richard (2594). Mother: Halliday,

Elizabeth (4294). Mar: Jan-Mar 1872 in Woolwich, London 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) and in Bengal, India in 1878. (Last

updated: 05/06/2018 17:28:19)

ROSE ELIZABETH COVINGTON (1293). Born Oct-Dec 1873 in Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina (4371)

HENRY RICHARD COVINGTON (472). Born 27 Jan 1875 in Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina (4371)

THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE COVINGTON (882). Born Jul-Sep 1876 in Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina (4371)

EDITH MARIA PHOEBE COVINGTON (16367). Born Oct 1878 in Bengal, India. Mother: Weller, Rosina (4371)

EDWARD GEORGE COVINGTON (1721). Born: Apr-Jun 1851 in Greenwich, London. Father: Covington, Richard (2594). Mother: Halliday,

 Elizabeth (4294). Died: Oct-Dec 1854 in Greenwich, London aged 3. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GEORGIANA COVINGTON (2689). Born: 20 Nov 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Margaret (2688). Mother: Covington,

Margaret (2688). Mar: 22 Oct 1846 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Flitton, John (). Died: 8 Sep 1863 in Clapham, London aged 37. There is

an IGI reference that William Bryant was her father. Christened: 15 Aug 1826 at Ashwell. With only mother's name shown as Margaret

Covington. Husband born 21 Jun 1824 at Ashwell, he was a labourer. They had 4 children, George William, William, Alfred & James Flitton.

 

 

Correspondence from Steven Flitton (email steven.flitton@a1.net) in Jan 2020 suggests there could be a confusion between this Georgiana

 marrying John Flitton with Georgiana (ref 3480). He writes: "The main reason for my doubt is that on the 1846 marriage certificate for

Georgiana and John, of which I have a copy, she is described as “a minor”. The 1834 Georgiana would be a minor, but would the 1825

Georgiana be so described? In contrast, John, born in 1824, is described as “of full age”.

 

Unfortunately the certificate gives no information on the name of the father of either Georgiana or John. If you could point me to any

information that shows how you matched John Flitton with the 1825 Georgiana, I should be grateful."

 

My opinion is based initially on her age at the time of marriage, 12 would be very young in the UK even at that time. Further investigation

shows that John Flitton's brother William George Flitton married & died in Surrey, which is the same county as this Georgiana died (her

death info provided by Peter John Hazell, pjh6601@gmail.com).

 

Additionally the 1861 Census shows John Flitton, a bricklayer aged 36, his wife Georgana (spelt wrong) aged 35 & 4 children living at Alma

 Place, Chatham, London. (Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

ELIZA COVINGTON (3513). Born: about 1810 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: 11 Jan 1834 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire to Bray, William (). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 MARY COVINGTON (3419). Born: during 1811 in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Christened: 10 Mar 1811 at Stotfold. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2459). Born: Oct 1818 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: 12 Jul 1845 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire to Copse, Rhoda (20571). Christened 8 November 1818 at Bygrave, Herts. (Last

updated: 16/07/2018 10:52:11)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (924). Born: 1820- 1821 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: 14 Feb 1841 in Baldock, Hertfordshire to Tasker, Ann (4298). Died: Oct-Dec 1899 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire aged 78.

Christened 21 Oct 1821 at Bygrave. In 1861 Census shown as being an Agricultural Labourer, living in Baldock with wife and 3 children.

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. (Last updated: 14/07/2020 00:01:03)

GEORGE COVINGTON (381). Born Apr-Jun 1842 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

JANE COVENTON (1788). Born Jan-Mar 1846 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

AMOS COVINGTON (70). Born Jul-Sep 1853 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

ABRAHAM COVINGTON (16647). Born 2 Dec 1855 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

ALFRED COVINGTON (1854). Born 14 Jun 1857 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

EMILY COVINGTON (1764). Born Oct-Dec 1860 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Tasker, Ann (4298)

 JAMES COVINGTON (541). Born: 1822- 1823 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: 29 Oct 1843 in Baldock, Hertfordshire to Gray, Lydia (3897). Died: Oct-Dec 1904 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire aged 81.

Christened 11 Jan 1824 at Bygrave. In 1851 Census shown with wife & 3 children living at home of James & Mary Ann Castle as Lodgers in

 Norton St, Baldock.In 1871 was living in Norton, Herts with wife and 6 children employed as an Agricultural Labourer. In 1881 Census lived

at Norten End Cottage, Norton, Herts employed as a Farm Labourer. By 1891 Census just himself, aged 70, and his wife, Lydia, were living

 in a house in Baldock, still described as an Agricultural Labourer. Was still living in Baldock according to 1901 Census aged 77 possibly

with daughter-in-law Hannah (5356) and granddaughter Ethel May (303). (Last updated: 11/07/2018 13:46:10)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (1799). Born Jul-Sep 1844 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

EMMA GRAY COVINGTON (1797). Born Jul-Sep 1844 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (82). Born Apr-Jun 1848 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

HENRY COVINGTON (470). Born Mar-Apr 1852 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

GEORGE COVINGTON (387). Born 1853- 1854 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

FANNY COVINGTON (2886). Born Jul-Sep 1855 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

WALTER COVINGTON (5292). Born Jan-Mar 1858 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

LIZZIE COVINGTON (1761). Born Jul-Sep 1860 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

CLARA COVINGTON (1336). Born Jul-Sep 1864 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gray, Lydia (3897)

CHARLES COVINGTON (145). Born: Jun 1826 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: 24 Nov 1851 in Baldock, Hertfordshire to Penn, Drusilla (4353). 2nd Mar: 18 Aug 1885 in Tower Hamlets, London to Warren,

Elizabeth (5392). 3rd Mar: Jul-Sep 1885 in Poplar, London to Murrell, Clara (3958). Christened 11 Jun 1826 at Bygrave. Shown as Charles

 Coviton on marriage record in 1851. There is also a record of Charles Coviton marrying Druscilla Penn in Carnarvon, Wales Oct-Dec

1852.

 

In 1871 Census living in Bethnall Green serving as a Police Constable.Appears in 1881 Census as living at 52 Hewlett Road, London

MARY COVINGTON (1706). Born Apr-Jun 1854 in Baldock Heath, Hertfordshire. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

CHARLES COVINGTON (1857). Born Jul-Sep 1857 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

MARTHA COVINGTON (6905). Born 1862- 1863 in Hyde Park, London. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

ANNIE COVINGTON (2519). Born during 1864 in Norton, Hertfordshire. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

SAMUEL CHARLES COVINGTON (3567). Born during 1865 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

ANNIE COVINGTON (1258). Born Apr-Jun 1871 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Penn, Drusilla (4353)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (5060). Born: Jan-Apr 1830 in Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson,

Martha (4213). Christened at Bygrave, Herts 18 Apr 1830. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 SARAH COVINGTON (5015). Born: 1829- 1830 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Christened 18 Apr 1830 at Bygrave, Herts. Shown as mother on baptism of Alfred (1154) who is later found described as

grandson in 1851 Census living with William & Martha. At same time she was recorded as a Strawplaiter living at Hitchin Union Workhouse.

 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ALFRED COVINGTON (1154). Born Oct-Dec 1846 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Sarah (5015)

JOHN COVINGTON (2409). Born: during 1832 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, William (2691). Mother: Anderson, Martha

(4213). Mar: about 1854 in Hertfordshire to Field, Eliza (14394). Died: Oct-Dec 1915 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire aged 83. Christened

30 Sep 1832 at Bygrave, Herts. In 1851 Census living with parents at Norton End, Baldock employed as a Labourer. In 1871 Census lived

at Willian, Herts with his wife and a nephew James Bray. In 1881 Census was living at Norton, Hertford employed as a Farm Labourer aged

 48 with his wife & mother-in-law, Mary Field aged 75 from Baldock, Herts.. By 1901 Census he was living in Stotfold, Beds employed as an

 Agricultural Labourer.. Appears in 1911 Census aged 78 living in Biggleswade as a boarder at the family home of James & Susan Brown.

Royal Navy Seaman. Served on "Daval", CSE 8340, No.1094 (Last updated: 16/07/2020 16:29:41)

MATILDA ANN COVINGTON (2711). Born: 15 Jun 1822 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2692). Mother: Chiffins,

Mary (4223). Died: 20 Aug 1823 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 1. Christened: 21 Jul 1822 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (376). Born: 19 Oct 1826 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2692). Mother: Chiffins, Mary

(4223). Mar: Apr-Jun 1855 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire to Clements, Martha (4906). 2nd Mar: 4 Mar 1860 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire to Anderson,

 Ann (3714). Died: Jul-Sep 1878 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire aged 51. Christened: 26 Nov 1826 at Ashwell. Farm Labourer. (Last updated:

16/07/2018 10:52:11)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3921). Born 1854- 1855 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Clements, Martha (4906)

ELLEN COVINGTON (5362). Born 1856- 1857 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Clements, Martha (4906)

GEORGE COVINGTON (14396). Born 1856- 1857 in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Mother: Clements, Martha (4906)

MATILDA COVINGTON (1859). Born Jan-Mar 1858 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Clements, Martha (4906)

WILLIAM CHARLES COVINGTON (1763). Born Jul-Sep 1860 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Ann (3714)

HENRIETTA COVINGTON (1009). Born Jan-Mar 1862 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Ann (3714)

ANNE COVINGTON (888). Born Jul-Sep 1866 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Ann (3714)

FRANCES MARY COVINGTON (1270). Born Jan-Mar 1869 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Anderson, Ann (3714)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (927). Born: 6 Jan 1829 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2692). Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223).

 Mar: 1 Aug 1847 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Waldock, Harriet (4318). Died: 1 Aug 1906 in Edmonton, London aged 77. 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) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (3412). Born 6 Feb 1848 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Harriet (4318)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (117). Born 10 Sep 1849 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Harriet (4318)

MATILDA COVENTON (1840). Born 25 Dec 1855 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Harriet (4318)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (3413). Born 14 Apr 1859 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Harriet (4318)

JAMES COVINGTON (2712). Born: 25 Apr 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2692). Mother: Chiffins, Mary

(4223). Died: 23 Feb 1833 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 1. Christened: 23 Feb 1833 at Ashwell. Burnt to death, buried 25 February

1833 (Last updated: 31/08/2003 10:58:14)

EMMA COVINGTON (2512). Born: 8 Mar 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, George (2692). Mother: Chiffins, Mary (4223).

Mar: 20 May 1854 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Winter, Alfred (). Died: 17 Jan 1921 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 86. Christened: 30 Mar

1834 at Ashwell. In 1851 lived at High St, Ashwell employed as a School assistant. Husband born at Longham, Norfolk c. 1832. They had 4

children: George W b. c.1855, Samuel, b. c.1868, Minnie M b. c. 1875 and Eunice Emma Winter b. c. 1878, all born in Ashwell.. In 1871

Census shown as being a we'Shoemaker's wife living at High St Ashwell. She was buried at The Burial Ground, Baptist Church, Ashwell.

(Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (3456). Born: 9 Nov 1821 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: 4 May 1843 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Robinson, Benjamin (). Christened: 9 Dec 1821 at Ashwell. Husband from

Biggleswade, son of James Robinson (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (582). Born: 5 Sep 1823 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton, Susannah

(4236). Mar: 14 Oct 1844 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Barnes, Mary Ann (4306). Died: Jan-Mar 1895 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 72.

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 Bisaves Cottages, Kingsland Way (later Lime Kiln Ln), Ashwell and 1871/1881 at Butt Way, Ashwell. (Last updated: 03/04/2008

17:17:35)

HANNAH COVENTON (1662). Born 9 Jun 1846 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann (4306)

ALFRED COVINGTON (1663). Born Oct-Dec 1848 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann (4306)

EMILY COVINGTON (1733). Born 27 Apr 1852 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann (4306)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (83). Born 18 Oct 1857 in Sandon, Essex. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann (4306)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (375). Born: 22 Sep 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: Jul-Sep 1845 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Gruph, Mary (4309). Died: 15 Apr 1897 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged

71. Christened: 16 Oct 1825 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer who lived most of his life at Spring Head, Ashwell. (Last updated:

31/08/2003 19:22:43)

GEORGE COVINGTON (382). Born 14 Jun 1846 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gruph, Mary (4309)

ANNE COVINGTON (3457). Born: 21 Sep 1827 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton, Susannah

(4236). Mar: 25 Dec 1845 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Stanton, George (). Died: Apr-Jun 1906 in Royston, Hertfordshire aged 78.

Christened: 25 Dec 1827 at Ashwell. Lived with Ingrey family at High St, Ashwell in 1841. Husband was a labourer from Sandon. They had

15 children & lived in Hinxworth for most of her life. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

STEPHEN COVINGTON (3295). Born: 15 Sep 1829 in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: 10 Jul 1853 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Bonney, Emma (14380). 2nd Mar: 25 Nov 1860 in Royston, Hertfordshire 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 (Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)

EMMA ELEANOR COVINGTON (1712). Born Oct-Dec 1854 in Ware, Hertfordshire. Mother: Bonney, Emma (14380)

CHARLOTTE SUSAN COVINGTON (1852). Born Jan 1857 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Bonney, Emma (14380)

SARAH COVINGTON (3458). Born: 11 Dec 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (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. (Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)

JANE ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3459). Born: 26 Mar 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother:

Marrenton, Susannah (4236). Mar: 9 Aug 1851 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Pammenter, Amos (). Died: 29 May 1906 in Ashwell,

Hertfordshire aged 72. Christened: 20 Apr 1834 at Ashwell. Was employed as a straw plaiter in 1851. Husband, a Sawyer, was son of

John Pammenter. In 1901 Census she was described as a Laumdress Wash.They had 14 children. (Last updated: 25/08/2020 17:20:26)

LOUISA COVINGTON (2895). Born: 20 Dec 1835 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: 17 Oct 1860 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Harman, Henry (). Died: 27 Nov 1913 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire

aged 77. Christened: 17 Jan 1836 at Ashwell. Had llegitimate son before marriage to Henry Harman. In 1881 she was a Straw Plaiter and

in 1901 a Launderess. Died at Royston Union Workhouse, Bassingbourn. (Last updated: 25/08/2020 17:20:26)

JESSE COVINGTON (573). Born Jun 1853 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Louisa (2895)

 EDMUND COVINGTON (1747). Born: 9 Jan 1838 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Died: Apr 1853 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 15. Christened 4 Feb 1838 Ashwell. Shown as Edward in 1851 Census.

 Buried 11 April 1853 in Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

DECIMUS COVINGTON (206). Born: 25 Dec 1839 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: Jan-Mar 1861 in Royston, Hertfordshire to Street, Mary (4351). Died: 23 May 1916 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged

76. 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, Herts. He was employed as Labourer on 2 Apr 1871. He resided on 2 Apr 1871 in High Street,

Ashwell, Herts. He resided on 3 Apr 1881 in "The Chaffcutter", Back Street, Ashwell, Herts.

 

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, Herts. He was employed as Licensed Hawker on 30 Mar 1901. He resided on 30 Mar 1901 in Spring Head, Ashwell, Herts. Later

shown as a retired licenced hawker on son Amos marriage certificate in 1907. Died at The Springs, Ashwell, Herts. (Last updated:

01/04/2010 16:46:10)

ALFRED WILLIAM COVINGTON (37). Born 12 Apr 1861 in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

ALEXANDRA COVENTON (1346). Born 3 Mar 1863 in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

AGNETA COVENTON (1347). Born 3 Mar 1863 in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

WILLIAM JOHN COVINGTON (987). Born 13 Jan 1866 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

AMOS COVINGTON (1217). Born 5 Oct 1869 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

JAMES STEPHEN COVINGTON (554). Born Oct 1872 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (119). Born 24 Aug 1875 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (649). Born 30 May 1878 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (1302). Born 7 Jun 1878 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

MARTHA COVINGTON (1301). Born 7 Jun 1878 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

FRANK COVINGTON (321). Born 27 Oct 1879 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

SUSAN ELIZABETH COVINGTON (861). Born 24 Jun 1883 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Street, Mary (4351)

MARGARET FRANCES COVENTON (1813). Born: Jan-Mar 1842 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother:

Marrenton, Susannah (4236). Mar: during 1864 in Hertfordshire to name not known (). Children: Edwin(2599) illegitimate. Christened: 13

Mar 1842 at Ashwell. Shown as Fanny in 1851 Census. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

EDWIN COVINGTON (2599). Born during 1860 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Coventon, Margaret Frances (1813)

 SEPTIMA COVINGTON (2600). Born: during 1844 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: 10 Oct 1868 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Huffer, William T (). Died: Apr-Jun 1936 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

aged 92. 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. (Last updated: 10/06/2018 05:09:00)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (1367). Born Apr-Jun 1864 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Septima (2600)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (18369). Born about 1865 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Septima (2600)

ALBERT EDWARD COVINGTON (2932). Born during 1868 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Septima (2600)

CHARLES COVINGTON (148). Born: 28 Oct 1846 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, James (2693). Mother: Marrenton,

Susannah (4236). Mar: 3 Jul 1865 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Waldock, Eliza (4359). Died: 8 Aug 1928 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 81.

 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. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILFRED COVENTON (913). Born Jul-Sep 1865 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

CHARLES COVINGTON (21236). Born Jul 1868 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

CHARLES COVINGTON (153). Born 15 Dec 1869 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

EMMA COVINGTON (1264). Born 1 Apr 1870 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (86). Born 1 Apr 1870 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

EMILY LOUISA COVINGTON (1296). Born Oct-Dec 1872 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

FLORENCE COVINGTON (1277). Born Dec 1875 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Waldock, Eliza (4359)

AMELIA COVINGTON (2696). Born: 6 May 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Died: 28 May 1825 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 0. Christened: 25 May 1825 at Ashwell. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (377). Born: 19 Jun 1826 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Mar: 26 Sep 1847 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Gentle, Mary Ann (4316). Died: during 1908 in Parma. Monroe Co NY aged 82.

Christened: 22 Aug 1826 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. 1851-71 at Gardeners Ln., Ashwell. Was living at the home of mother in law

Elizabeth Gentle in 1871. Emigrated to U.S. around late 1870s. (Last updated: 19/11/2021 15:53:51)

CHARLES HENRY COVINGTON (1660). Born May 1848 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

HENRY GEORGE COVINGTON (2769). Born during 1848 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

GEORGE COVINGTON (1728). Born Aug-Sep 1851 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

SUSAN COVINGTON (2451). Born during 1855 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2544). Born about 1858 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

EMMA COVENTON (1865). Born Apr-Jun 1858 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Gentle, Mary Ann (4316)

SARAH COVINGTON (2697). Born: 11 Mar 1831 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Mar: about 1855 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire 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. (Last updated: 04/04/2008 11:45:12)

THOMAS COVENTON (1730). Born Apr-Jun 1852 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Sarah (2697)

EMMA COVENTON (1853). Born Apr-Jun 1857 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Sarah (2697)

EMMA COVINGTON (2698). Born: 16 Feb 1834 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Died: during 1859 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 25. Christened: 23 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. She resided on 30 Mar 1851 in

Common Lane, Ashwell End, Ashwell, Herts. She was employed as Straw Plaiter. (Last updated: 07/07/2010 07:08:13)

ISABEL COVINGTON (2699). Born: 24 Jul 1836 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Mar: 15 Nov 1857 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire to Wilkins, John (). Died: 16 Oct 1893 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire aged 57. 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. (Last updated: 07/07/2010 07:08:13)

GEORGE GOODCHILD COVINGTON (388). Born Apr-Jun 1855 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Isabel (2699)

DINAH COVINGTON (1824). Born: Jul-Sep 1840 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Christened: 13 Jun 1840 at Ashwell. Shown as Dianna in 1841 Census. Straw Plait worker in 1851 living at Common Lane,

Ashwell. By 1881 was a Charwoman living in Button End, Harston, Cambs & by 1901 was a General Domestic Servant. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (14456). Born during 1861 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Mother: Covington, Dinah (1824)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (871). Born: 1855- 1856 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Father: Covington, Simon (2695). Mother: Harper, Elizabeth

(4242). Mar: Jul-Sep 1882 in Fulham, London to Goodwin, Elizabeth (4386). Died: Jan-Mar 1904 in Fulham, London aged 48. Appears in

1891 Census described as a General Labourer living at Werley Avenue, Fulham, London. (Last updated: 10/08/2020 16:39:04)

THOMAS EDWARD COVINGTON (877). Born Apr-Jun 1883 in Fulham, London. Mother: Goodwin, Elizabeth (4386)

EMMA ELIZABETH COVINGTON (277). Born Apr-Jun 1885 in Fulham, London. Mother: Goodwin, Elizabeth (4386)

MAUD COVINGTON (745). Born Oct-Dec 1886 in Fulham, London. Mother: Goodwin, Elizabeth (4386)

LILY COVINGTON (716). Born Jan-Mar 1894 in Fulham, London. Mother: Goodwin, Elizabeth (4386)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (2767). Born: during 1810 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Christened: 10 Jun 1810 at Bedford St Paul. Died young (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2762). Born: during 1812 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Mar: 13 May 1833 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Smith, Henry (). Christened: 12 Jul 1812 at Bedford St Paul.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (2763). Born: during 1814 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Mar: 1 May 1833 in Bedford St Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire to Garlick, Thomas (). Christened: 3 Jul 1814 at Bedford St Paul.

 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (3158). Born: Aug 1815 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Died: Jan 1816 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 20 Dec 1815 at Bedford. Buried 18 January 1816 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON (3162). Born: during 1817 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother:

Chapman, Mary (4212). Christened: 26 Aug 1817 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2764). Born: during 1819 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman, Mary

(4212). Christened: 4 Jul 1819 at Bedford St Paul. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3163). Born: 1820- 1821 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Died: May 1830 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 9. Christened: 11 Mar 1821 at Bedford St Paul. Buried 12 May 1830 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 FANNY COVINGTON (2765). Born: during 1822 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Mar: 27 Jun 1846 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire to Chapman, James (). Christened: 10 Nov 1822 at Bedford St Paul.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (926). Born: during 1827 in Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman, Mary

(4212). Mar: 23 Oct 1865 in St Pancras, London to Gutteridge, Eliza (20532). Died: Jul-Sep 1902 in Wandsworth, London aged 75.

Christened: 1 Oct 1828 at Bedford St Paul. In 1871 Census lived at Hampstead Militia Barracks, employed as Color Sgt, 1st Middlesex

Militia. In 1881 Census was described as Constable/Chelsea Pensioner.

 

In 1891 Census was living at 216 Tooting Bec Rd, Wandsworth employed as The Common Keeper. In 1901 Census was living at 45

Ormeley Rd, Streatham. (Last updated: 07/06/2018 19:27:45)

ANNIE MARIA COVINGTON (5208). Born Nov 1866 in Hampstead, London. Mother: Gutteridge, Eliza (20532)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (983). Born Jul-Sep 1869 in Hampstead, London. Mother: Gutteridge, Eliza (20532)

ARTHUR COVINGTON (20534). Born during 1872 in Hampstead, London. Mother: Gutteridge, Eliza (20532)

ALICE SARAH COVINGTON (1282). Born Apr-Jun 1875 in Battersea, London. Mother: Gutteridge, Eliza (20532)

ALFRED COVINGTON (38). Born 16 Apr 1877 in Wandsworth, London. Mother: Gutteridge, Eliza (20532)

ELIZA COVINGTON (2766). Born: during 1829 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman,

Mary (4212). Died: 21 Feb 1896 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire aged 66. Christened: 2 Aug 1829 at Bedford St Paul. Probate

beneficiaries: Henry & Hannah Knight. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

HENRY COVINGTON (2760). Born: Nov 1832 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Joseph Brown (2761). Mother: Chapman, Mary

(4212). Died: Feb 1833 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 27 Nov 1832 at Bedford. Buried 17 February 1833 aged 3 months

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JAMES COVINGTON (539). Born: Jun 1813 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Holloway Mary

(3449). Mar: 21 Nov 1833 in Royston, Hertfordshire to Law, Sarah (4278). Died: Feb 1878 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire aged 64. Christened:

4 Jul 1813 at Guilden Morden. Mother's name Mary (2842). Agricultural Labourer. Marriage witnessed by Sarah Searle & John Morris.2878

 (Last updated: 17/08/2020 11:52:40)

JAMES COVINGTON (544). Born Jul 1835 in Litlington, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

MATILDA COVENTON (2867). Born during 1837 in Litlington, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

HENRIETTA COVINGTON (1831). Born Oct-Dec 1839 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

GEORGE COVINGTON (1820). Born Dec 1840 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

DAVID COVINGTON (1692). Born Jan-Mar 1842 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

MARY COVINGTON (1796). Born Jan-Mar 1845 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

JOHN COVENTON (2871). Born about 1847 in Litlington, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (933). Born Apr-Jun 1849 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

GEORGE COVINGTON (1841). Born Jan-Mar 1856 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

SARAH ANNE COVINGTON (1847). Born Jul-Sep 1856 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

AMY ANN COVINGTON (5043). Born Jan-Jun 1860 in Litlington, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Law, Sarah (4278)

CALEB COVINGTON (135). Born: 1815- 1816 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

Elizabeth (4231). Mar: 16 Sep 1858 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire to Leete, Mary Ann (3894). 2nd Mar: Jan-Mar 1881 in

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire to Deller, Caroline E (5294). Died: May 1884 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire aged 68. Christened: 15 Apr

1821 at Guilden Morden. Wife was previously married, name at their marriage was Mary Ann Clark. Gives age as 57 in 1881 Census

(should be 65?) living at High Street, Guilden Morden an Agricultural Labourer. (Last updated: 04/04/2008 09:02:53)

SARAH COVENTON (2879). Born: Jan-Feb 1818 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother:

Farmington, Elizabeth (4231). Died: Mar 1818 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Christened: 16 Feb 1818 at Guilden Morden.

Buried 27 March 1818. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2880). Born: Jul 1819 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

Elizabeth (4231). Died: Jun 1820 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Christened: 11 Jul 1819 at Guilden Morden. Buried 9 June

1820 aged 11 months (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JAMES COVINGTON (2877). Born: Jun-Jul 1823 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

 Elizabeth (4231). Died: Feb 1824 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire aged 0. Christened: 24 Jul 1823 at Guilden Morden. Buried 3

March 1824, aged 8 months. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 REBECCA COVENTON (2881). Born: May-Jun 1825 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother:

Farmington, Elizabeth (4231). Mar: 25 Dec 1845 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire to Charter, John (). Died: Jul-Sep 1859 in Royston,

Hertfordshire aged 34. Christened: 26 Jun 1825 at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by David Dickerson, John Merrill & Hannah Cole

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CAROLINE COVENTON (2882). Born: during 1830 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother:

Farmington, Elizabeth (4231). Mar: 15 Sep 1850 in Royston, Hertfordshire to Pateman, James (). Died: Oct-Dec 1911 in Hornsey, London

aged 81. 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) (Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

JOHN COVENTON (3061). Born: 1831- 1832 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

Elizabeth (4231). Died: May 1865 in Royston, Hertfordshire aged 33. Agricultural Labourer, lived with parents in 1851 at 69 Back Ln,

Guilden Morden, Cambs. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 GEORGE COVENTON (378). Born: 1833- 1834 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

Elizabeth (4231). Mar: 25 Oct 1858 in Roxton, Bedfordshire to King, Jane (4341). Died: Oct-Dec 1919 in Roxton, Bedfordshire aged 85.

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. The Officiating Minister was

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.

 

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868] - "Roxton, a parish in the hundred of

Barford, county Bedford, 5 miles south west of St. Neot's, its post town, and 8 north east of Bedford. The village, which is of small extent, is

situated near the river Ouse, and on the great north road. The parish includes the hamlets of Chawson and Collesdon, and is chiefly

agricultural. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1810. The living is a vicarage annexed to

the vicarage* of Great Barford, in the diocese of Ely, value £288, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to

St. Mary, is an ancient structure with a square embattled tower containing four bells. The interior of the church contains an altar-tomb of

Roger Hunt, bearing date 1439. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. The Independents have a place of worship. Roxton

House is the principal residence. The Rev. R. Delap is lord of the manor." (Last updated: 12/06/2018 07:05:35)

GEORGE CALEB COVENTON (406). Born Nov 1859 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. Mother: King, Jane (4341)

JOHN WILLIAM COVENTON (592). Born Jan-Mar 1861 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. Mother: King, Jane (4341)

CHARLES JAMES COVINGTON (1013). Born 14 Mar 1862 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. Mother: King, Jane (4341)

HANNAH ELIZABETH COVENTON (1338). Born Apr 1864 in Roxton, Bedfordshire. Mother: King, Jane (4341)

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JAMES COVINGTON (547). Born: 1839- 1840 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Coventon, John (2878). Mother: Farmington,

Elizabeth (4231). Died: Jul-Sep 1897 in Royston, Hertfordshire 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 1841-51) (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 THOMAS COVINGTON (867). Born: Nov 1816 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (2885). Mother: Knights,

Mary (4225). Mar: March 1839 in Royston, Hertfordshire to Lawman, Louisa (4291). Died: Apr-Jun 1895 in Royston, Hertfordshire aged 78.

 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)

(Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

HANNAH COVINGTON (3271). Born during 1840 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

JOHN COVINGTON (586). Born Oct-Dec 1841 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

FANNY COVINGTON (1803). Born Jan-Feb 1844 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

ANN COVINGTON (3270). Born 8 Jun 1846 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

EDWARD LAWMAN COVINGTON (231). Born 6 Oct 1848 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

ELIZA COVINGTON (5337). Born about 1849 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

WALTER HENRY COVINGTON (905). Born 29 Mar 1851 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

ARTHUR COVENTON (1702). Born 6 Dec 1853 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

MARY LAWMAN COVINGTON (3273). Born 21 Mar 1857 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Mother: Lawman, Louisa (4291)

GEORGE COVINGTON (373). Born: Nov 1818 in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire. Father: Covington, Samuel (2885). Mother: Knights,

Mary (4225). Mar: about 1843 in Royston, Hertfordshire to Matthews, Daisy (4302). 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1851 in Royston, Hertfordshire to

Matthews, Lydia (1725). Died: Oct-Dec 1893 in Royston, Hertfordshire aged 75. Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 12

Nov 1818 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer, 1841 with parents at High St, Guilden Morden. 1851 still with parents, 47 Church End.

1861 at 6 Great Grn. Brother in law, W.Matthews, aged 13 lived iwith them.

 

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