Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref:393. Born: 5 Jun 1878 at Hatcham  Compiled 18/06/2020

  GENERATION   One

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 393. Born: 5 Jun 1878 at Hatcham. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 1901- 1902 at

   Plymouth to Dowsett, Alice 5391. Died: Oct-Dec 1955 at Plymouth aged 77.  Obviously fiercely proud of his personal  name he gave to his children, not, as a

   number of parents do as a middle name, but as a first name to all of his first 4 born. Appears in 1911 Census living at 45 Old Town Street,,Plymouth, still living

   thereat time of 1939 Register, employed as an Auctioneers Foreman.

  

   At time of death was living at 6 Shrewsbury Rd, Whitleigh, Plymouth and left in probate £522 8s 3d to his widow.

      GEORGINA. Ref: 5017. Born during 1903 at Transvaal. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      GEORGE CYRIL. Ref: 407. Born 27 Apr 1909 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      GEORGE BECKENHAM. Ref: 404. Born 27 May 1910 at Greenwich. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      GEORGE WILSON ALEC. Ref: 434. Born Jan-Mar 1912 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      ALICIA L. Ref: 64. Born Oct-Dec 1913 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      PERCIVAL V T. Ref: 769. Born Jul-Sep 1915 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      ALICE. Ref: 59. Born 4 Jul 1919 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      VICTOR R. Ref: 885. Born 22 Feb 1920 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

      ARTHUR CHARLES. Ref: 1210. Born 5 Sep 1922 at Plymouth. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Ref: 5391

  GENERATION   Two

   GEORGINA COVINGTON. Ref: 5017. Born: during 1903 at Transvaal. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391. 

   GEORGE CYRIL COVINGTON. Ref: 407. Born: 27 Apr 1909 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391.  Mar:

   Jan-Mar 1937 at Plymouth to Hill, Winifred M 4592. Died: Jul 1984 at Plymouth aged 75. 

      DIANNE C. Ref: 2288. Born Oct-Dec 1944 at Plymouth. Mother: Hill, Winifred M, Ref: 4592

   GEORGE BECKENHAM COVINGTON. Ref: 404. Born: 27 May 1910 at Greenwich. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref:

   5391.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at Plymouth to Bellamy, Hilda Alfreda H 4732. Died: Jan-Mar 1972 at Plymouth aged 61.   In 1939 Census shown as living at home

   at 45 Old Town St, Plymouth, Devon, employed as a Furniture Remover.

   GEORGE WILSON ALEC COVINGTON. Ref: 434. Born: Jan-Mar 1912 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref:

   5391.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1937 at Portsmouth to Fulford, Joan Marjorie 4593. Died: Jan-Mar 1990 at Portsmouth aged 78.  Regular Army Emergency

   Commission. Royal Artillery, Initially Sergeant then as 2nd Lieutenant, Service No. 1065712, War Substantive Rank 5/3/1944. To unemployed list Dec 1946.

   Awarded the Imperial Service Medal on 2 Feb 1973 to mark his retirement from the Home Civil Service, Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy as a Fitter & Turner

   based in Portsmouth. (The London Gazette 1 Feb 1973).

      ANNE C. Ref: 2291. Born Apr-Jun 1945 at Portsmouth. Mother: Fulford, Joan Marjorie, Ref: 4593

      DAVID J. Ref: 1088. Born Apr-Jun 1948 at Portsmouth. Mother: Fulford, Joan Marjorie, Ref: 4593

   ALICIA L COVINGTON. Ref: 64. Born: Oct-Dec 1913 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391. 


   PERCIVAL V T COVINGTON. Ref: 769. Born: Jul-Sep 1915 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391. Died:

   Jul-Sep 1916 at Plymouth aged 1. 

   ALICE COVINGTON. Ref: 59. Born: 4 Jul 1919 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1940 at

    Plymouth to Cash, Ernest H .   In 1939 Census shown as living at home at 45 Old Town St, Plymouth, Devon. Employed as a Jeweller's Shop Assistant

   VICTOR R COVINGTON. Ref: 885. Born: 22 Feb 1920 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391.  Mar: Jan-

   Mar 1944 at Lewisham to Gaunt, Audrey K 4649. 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1948 at Plymouth to Lee, Madge Cora 4931. Died: Jun 1999 at Plymouth aged 78.   In

   1939 Census shown as living at home at 45 Old Town St, Plymouth, Devon employed as a Furniture Clerk. 2nd wife possibly married before, name also

   shown as Parish, on Marriage Records. She is shown in 1994 UK tel. directory living at 13 Dolphin Court Road, Plymstock, Plymouth PL19 8SA.

      SUSAN E. Ref: 2271. Born Apr-Jun 1946 at Surrey SW. Mother: Gaunt, Audrey K, Ref: 4649

      RITA. Ref: 2314. Born Oct-Dec 1950 at Plymouth. Mother: Lee, Madge Cora, Ref: 4931

   ARTHUR CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 1210. Born: 5 Sep 1922 at Plymouth. Father: George, Father Ref: 393. Mother: Dowsett, Alice, Mother Ref: 5391. 

   Mar: Oct-Dec 1956 at Plymouth to Jones, Audrey Evelyn 4724. Died: Nov 1991 at Plymouth aged 68.   In late 1980s lived at 42 Shrewsbury Road, Plymouth,

   Devon PL5 4EX.. In 1939 Census shown as living at home at 45 Old Town St, Plymouth, Devon.Employed as a Junior Clerk

      WILLIAM ANTHONY. Ref: 2323. Born 23 Aug 1947 at Plymouth. Mother: Jones, Audrey Evelyn, Ref: 4724

  GENERATION   Three

   DIANNE C COVINGTON. Ref: 2288. Born: Oct-Dec 1944 at Plymouth. Father: George Cyril, Father Ref: 407. Mother: Hill, Winifred M, Mother Ref: 4592. 

   ANNE C COVINGTON. Ref: 2291. Born: Apr-Jun 1945 at Portsmouth. Father: George W A, Father Ref: 434. Mother: Fulford, Joan Marjorie, Mother Ref:

   4593. 

   DAVID J COVINGTON. Ref: 1088. Born: Apr-Jun 1948 at Portsmouth. Father: George W A, Father Ref: 434. Mother: Fulford, Joan Marjorie, Mother Ref:

   4593.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1968 at Portsmouth to Barton, Betty J N 3879. 2nd Mar: June 1992 at SE Hants to Millar, Patricia M 4950.  Possibly lived in 90s at 4

   Grassymead, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4SQ, tel 01489-572707.

      TRACY MARIE. Ref: 1578. Born Oct-Dec 1969 at Portsmouth. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Ref: 3879

      DIANE CLARE. Ref: 1539. Born Oct-Dec 1970 at Portsmouth. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Ref: 3879

      DEBORAH JANE. Ref: 1647. Born Apr-Jun 1973 at Portsmouth. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Ref: 3879

      GAVIN NEIL. Ref: 1899. Born Jul-Sep 1977 at Portsmouth. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Ref: 3879

   SUSAN E COVINGTON. Ref: 2271. Born: Apr-Jun 1946 at Surrey SW. Father: Victor R, Father Ref: 885. Mother: Gaunt, Audrey K, Mother Ref: 4649.  Mar:

   Oct-Dec 1978 at Plymouth to Paull, Gordon F . 

   RITA COVINGTON. Ref: 2314. Born: Oct-Dec 1950 at Plymouth. Father: Victor R, Father Ref: 885. Mother: Lee, Madge Cora, Mother Ref: 4931.  Mar: Oct-

   Dec 1969 at Plymouth to Osbourne, Victor N . 


   WILLIAM ANTHONY COVINGTON. Ref: 2323. Born: 23 Aug 1947 at Plymouth. Father: Arthur Charles, Father Ref: 1210. Mother: Jones, Audrey Evelyn,

   Mother Ref: 4724.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1975 at Barnsley to Crossley, Stephanie L 5059. 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1979 at Pontefract to Kear, Elaine 3744.  In early 1990s

   lived at 18 Mountbatten Crescent, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

  

   Extract from Westward TV piece on a pop group of the 60s - The Rustiks, who appeared in a number of shows including supporting The Beatles.

  

   "William Covington (Drums) Born 23 August 1947 in Plymouth. Has been playing drums for semi-professional groups for two years, working as a

   warehouseman during the daytime. Says he is inspired by Buddy Rich, Max Roach and Chico Hamilton. Height: 5' 8'' Weight: 10st. 8lbs. Hair: fair. Eyes: blue.

   Likes: Music, fish and chips, leather and suede, the Spencer-Davis group, Dionne Warwick and The Hollies." - see website at www.covington.supanet.com for

    more details.

  

   The Rustiks had major exposure with appearances on The Beatles tour which started at Bradford on the 9th October, and with Gerry and The Pacemakers in

   'Gerry's Christmas Cracker,' which opened at Liverpool on 23rd December. The support acts on the Beatles tour which began in October 1964 were

   American singer, Mary Wells, Liverpool stablemates Tommy Quickly,  (The Rustiks became Quickly's backing group in January - February 1965), Michael

   Haslam, The Rustiks and Sounds Incorporated. The show was compered by Bob Bain.

  

   The tour dates were as follows: 9th October Bradford, Gaumont; 10th October Leicester, De Montford Hall; 13th October, Wigan, ABC; 14th October Ardwick,

   Apollo; 15th October Stockton, Globe; 16th October Hull, ABC; 19th October Edinburgh, ABC; 20th October Dundee, Caird Hall; 21st October Glasgow,

   Odeon; 22nd October Leeds, Odeon; 23rd October London, Kilburn, Gaumont State; 24th October Walthamstow, Granada; 25th October Brighton,

   Hippodrome; 28th October Exeter, ABC; 29th October Plymouth, ABC; 1st November Finsbury Park, Astoria; 2nd November Belfast, Ritz; 4th November

   Luton,Ritz;5th November Nottingham, Odeon; 6th November Southampton, Gaumont; 7th November Cardiff, Capital; 8th November Liverpool, Empire; 9th

   November Sheffield, City Hall; 10th November Bristol, Colston Hall.

  

   In March 1965 The Rustiks spent 10 days at the festival of Valencia in Spain. In June they they returned they returned to Spain playing at US Air Bases. While

   in Madrid they also appeared on The Beatles concert at The Plaza de Toros. Then they played Majorca and Gilbraltar, following which the boys spent two

   months touring towns and villages in Southern Italy. On their return to England they were booked to play a three month engagement at the Savoy Hotel, London.

  

  

   After the Rustiks he joined The Staggerlees. - a west country group who had acquired quite a following on the Northern club circuit. The lineup was Tony Grigg,

   guitar and vocals, Lance Fortune, guitar and vocals and Bill Covington, Drums and vocals.Bill says " I was 19 when I joined the group in August 1966. I had left

   The Rustiks and was searching around for a full time role with a professional band when a pal of mine, Dave Cawse, suggested that I should join them. Join

   them I did and left home to travel the road with The Staggerlees".

  

   In June 1967 a newspaper in Sheffield gave the following story about The Staggerlees, 'Postbag breaks into world of entertainment with news of…..3 West

   Boys on Success Trail. I have, I feel, some exciting news regarding the Staggerlees group. Originally they came from Redruth and built up a huge following in

   the Cornwall and Plymouth area, but came to Sheffield to try their luck on the Northern Club scene. This has resulted in them being signed for a five month

   season at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, in a show which stars Frankie Howerd and Cilla Black. The boys-Tony Grigg, Lance Fortune and Bill

   Covington-are at present on tour with Englebert Humperdinck and Joan Regan. I feel this news will be of interest to hundreds of people in your area who have

   been unable to see much of the group over the last two or three years.' (Westerner - Sheffield).

  

   Lance Fortune had previous chart success as a solo act in his own right. In 1960, Lance had released two singles, 'Be Mine, '(PYE 7N.15240), and 'This Love I

    Have For You,' (PYE 7N.15260). Both singles achieved chart success. The Sheffield Evening Post in June 1967 contained a bigger piece about the success

   The Staggerlees were having. The piece was entitled 'On Stage: The Staggerlees.' 'They were very broke, three years ago, when they climbed into their van

   and drove up from Cornwall with object of breaking into the South Yorkshire Clubland scene. Eventually The Staggerlees 'cracked' the clubland curtain in the

   Sheffield area, and since meeting their present manager Bill Turner about 18 months ago, they have become firm favourites in the Doncaster area clubs too.

  

   "After leaving The StaggerLees, I studied at Nottingham University, then went to Warwick University, before returning to playing drums full time."

  

   Bill is now percussionist at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, and plays for Contemporary Dance Companies including the Phoenix

   Dance Company, The Ballet Rambert and The British Ballet Organisation.


   The Rustiks had two singles released on Decca - What a memory can do (Sept. '64) and Not the loving kind (Jan '65).

   Bill has also created a website for the MacVicar family name which also shows photos of his Pop World days http://website.lineone.net/~macvicar .

      JAROM. Ref: 1904. Born Jul-Sep 1980 at Pontefract. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Ref: 3744

      LUKE ANTHONY. Ref: 1914. Born Apr-Jun 1981 at Pontefract. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Ref: 3744

      MATTHEW RENWICK. Ref: 1983. Born Aug 1985 at Nottingham. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Ref: 3744

      SARAH ANN L. Ref: 2376. Born Nov 1988 at Coventry. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Ref: 3744

  GENERATION   Four

   TRACY MARIE COVINGTON. Ref: 1578. Born: Oct-Dec 1969 at Portsmouth. Father: David J, Father Ref: 1088. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Mother Ref: 3879. 

   Mar: June 1994 at Swale to Wicks, Mark H . 

   DIANE CLARE COVINGTON. Ref: 1539. Born: Oct-Dec 1970 at Portsmouth. Father: David J, Father Ref: 1088. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Mother Ref: 3879. 

   DEBORAH JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 1647. Born: Apr-Jun 1973 at Portsmouth. Father: David J, Father Ref: 1088. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Mother Ref:

   3879.  Mar: Sep 2004 at Portsmouth to Marriott, Lindsey . 

   GAVIN NEIL COVINGTON. Ref: 1899. Born: Jul-Sep 1977 at Portsmouth. Father: David J, Father Ref: 1088. Mother: Barton, Betty J N, Mother Ref: 3879.  In

   2010 was living at 261 Soberton Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2EF

   JAROM COVINGTON. Ref: 1904. Born: Jul-Sep 1980 at Pontefract. Father: William A, Father Ref: 2323. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Mother Ref: 3744. 

   LUKE ANTHONY COVINGTON. Ref: 1914. Born: Apr-Jun 1981 at Pontefract. Father: William A, Father Ref: 2323. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Mother Ref: 3744. 

   MATTHEW RENWICK COVINGTON. Ref: 1983. Born: Aug 1985 at Nottingham. Father: William A, Father Ref: 2323. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Mother Ref: 3744. 

   SARAH ANN L COVINGTON. Ref: 2376. Born: Nov 1988 at Coventry. Father: William A, Father Ref: 2323. Mother: Kear, Elaine, Mother Ref: 3744. 

  GENERATION   Spouses

   Alice COVINGTON. Ref: 5391. Born: 6 Aug 1886 at Plymouth. Father: Dowsett, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 1901- 1902 at Plymouth

    to George 393. Died: Jan-Mar 1964 at Plymouth aged 78.  1939 Register

   Winifred M COVINGTON. Ref: 4592. Born: around 1909 at U.K.. Father: Hill, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1937 at Plymouth

   to George Cyril 407. 

   Hilda Alfreda H COVINGTON. Ref: 4732. Born: 12 Feb 1913 at U.K.. Father: Bellamy, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at

   Plymouth to George Beckenham 404. Died: Sep 1991 at Plymouth aged 78.  Thought to have lived at 21 Elgin Crescent, Plymouth in late 80s.

   Joan Marjorie COVINGTON. Ref: 4593. Born: 27 Jul 1917 at Portsmouth. Father: Fulford, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Spencer, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1937

   at Portsmouth to George W A 434. Died: Feb 2007 at Portsmouth aged 89.  In 1995 telephone directory check lived at 11 Blackwater Close, Wymering,

   Cosham, Hants PO6 3NS. from tel. dir. 284

   Madge Cora COVINGTON. Ref: 4931. Born: 23 Jun 1917 at U.K.. Father: Lee, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1948 at

   Plymouth to Victor R 885. Died: Oct 2001 at Plymouth aged 84.  2nd wife. She was possibly married before, name also shown as Parish, on Marriage

   Records. In 1994 UK tel. directory she lived at 13 Dolphin Court Road, Plymstock, Plymouth.


   Audrey Evelyn COVINGTON. Ref: 4724. Born: 25 Aug 1922 at Hampshire. Father: Jones, Frank George L, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Williams, Margaret Jane,

   Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1943 at Gosport to Yetton, Thomas A . 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1956 at Plymouth to Arthur Charles 1210. Died: Nov 2005 at

   Southampton aged 83.  Public Records Office shows name as Yetton on marriage record but son William Anthony states was Jones. Her mother was

   Margaret Jane Williams who married Frank George Leslie Jones in 1914

   Audrey K COVINGTON. Ref: 4649. Born: during 1923 at U.K.. Father: Gaunt, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1944 at

   Lewisham to Victor R 885.  1st wife. Left Southampton by boat in 1947 destined for Halifax, Canada

   Betty J N COVINGTON. Ref: 3879. Born: Oct-Dec 1948 at Portsmouth. Father: Barton, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Collyer, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1968 at

   Portsmouth to David J 1088. 2nd Mar: Jan 1988 at Portsmouth to Campbell .  1st wife. She re-married Campbell, Jan 1988 at Portsmouth, having poss lived

   at 182 Sultan Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 7BH. from tel. dir.

   Elaine COVINGTON. Ref: 3744. Born: around 1951 at U.K.. Father: Kear, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Oct-Dec 1979 at Pontefract

   to William A 2323.  2nd wife.

   Stephanie L COVINGTON. Ref: 5049. Born: around 1951 at U.K.. Father: Crossley, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1975 at

   Barnsley to William A 2323.  Re-married to Stanbury at Plymouth, Jul-Sep 1983.

   Patricia M COVINGTON. Ref: 4950. Born: around 1968 at U.K.. Father: Millar, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: June 1992 at S E Hants

   to David J 1088.  2nd wife. In 1995 telephone directory check lived at 4 Grassymead, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4SQ, tel 01489-572707