Covington History Generations Report

Descendents JAMES COVINGTON. Ref:536. Born: 1802- 1803 at Royston Compiled 17/07/2020

GENERATION One

JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 536. Born: 1802- 1803 at Royston. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: around 1828 at

Royston to Webb, Susannah 4255. Died: Jul-Sep 1873 at Royston aged 70. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZA COVINGTON. Ref: 3478. Born 27 Nov 1828 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3479. Born 10 Sep 1831 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

GEORGIANA COVINGTON. Ref: 3480. Born 28 Feb 1834 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 545. Born during 1836 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3481. Born Nov-Dec 1838 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

WILLIAM HERBERT COVENTON. Ref: 1671. Born 23 Dec 1849 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

GENERATION Two

ELIZA COVINGTON. Ref: 3478. Born: 27 Nov 1828 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref:

4255. Died: Mar 1846 at Ashwell, Herts aged 17. Christened: 1 Jul 1832 at Ashwell. Buried 18 Mar 1846 in Ashwell.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3479. Born: 10 Sep 1831 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother

Ref: 4255. Mar: 3 Jan 1859 at Ampthill to Billington, Edward . Christened: 1 Jul 1832 at Ashwell. Straw Plaiter in 1851 living at Carters Pond, Ashwell.(Last

updated: 01/04/2001)


GEORGIANA COVINGTON. Ref: 3480. Born: 28 Feb 1834 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother

Ref: 4255. Mar: 1 Aug 1857 at Royston to Waldock, Charles . Died: 20 Aug 1899 at Ashwell, Herts aged 65. Baptised 30 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. In 1851

worked at Workhouse Yard, Ashwell as a Straw Plaiter. She was the mother of Arthur C. Waldock who wrote to the editor of the Herts & Cambs Reporter in

1911; "Sir - Following up on the thread of Mr W.B. Gerish's interesting article, my thoughts travel back to childhood days at Ashwell, and a story related to me

by my mother. It would be during the lengthy ministry of Mr Morice, a former vicar of Ashwell. My mother was then the leading treble singer in the mixed choir at

church and, as was her usual custom on Friday evenings in attending choir practice, she crossed the churchyard from the corner gate opposite the Merchant

Taylor's School and, as she was making her way to the chancel door, there seemed to be someone walking in the opposite direction from the vicarage to the

same door.

The moon was shining very brightly at the time: as my mother turned to enter the church, this figure, dressed in black and headless, glided noiselessly up to the

door and without speaking vanished suddenly. My mother, overcome with this spectral disappearance, as she opened the chancel door fell unconscious on to

the floor; the already assembled choir came to her aid and the practice was closed down for the evening.

My mother was led to her home nearby. The shock having passed she was in future accompanied by some members of the choir on dark and windy nights for

the choir practice, but to the end of her days this happening was always a real thing to her."

At the time of this occurence she lived in the house now known as Ashe Cottage in Mill Street, Ashwell, and as the Rev. Henry Morice died in 1850 it must

have happened before that year.

She & Charles, born 16 Sep 1833 at Ashwell, died 18 Aug 1914 at Romford, had 3 children: John, Arthur Charles & Emily Priscilla Waldock.(Last updated:

15/07/2009 17:05:20)

JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 545. Born: during 1836 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref:

4255. Mar: Jan-Mar 1859 at Ashwell to Saby, Isabel Susan 4348. Died: 26 May 1913 at Royston aged 76. Christened: 14 Aug 1836 at Ashwell. In 1861 lived

at Workhouse Hill, 1871 at High St, 1881 at Mill St, 1891 Swan St. Agricultural labourer. Appears in 1911 Census in Royston area.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2889. Born Dec 1860 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Ref: 4348

JULIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 672. Born Oct-Dec 1864 at Royston. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Ref: 4348

ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 84. Born Oct-Dec 1867 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Ref: 4348

AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3481. Born: Nov-Dec 1838 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref:

4255. Mar: Oct-Dec 1867 at Royston to Knott, Thomas . Died: Jan-Mar 1912 at Royston aged 73. Christened 17 Dec 1838 Ashwell. In Apr 1861 was

employed as a Straw Plaiter living in Workhouse Yard, Ashwell.(Last updated: 13/06/2018 06:05:49)

WILLIAM HERBERT COVENTON. Ref: 1671. Born: 23 Dec 1849 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah,

Mother Ref: 4255. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GENERATION Three

SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2889. Born: Dec 1860 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref:

4348. Mar: 27 Mar 1880 at Ashwell to Harradine, George . Christened 16 Dec 1860 at Ashwell. Daughter born as Jeanette Harradine Covington year before

marriage to George. They then had a further 7 children: Percy Harry, Kate, William George, Arthur James, Susan, Charles Herbert & Alfred George Harradine.

In 1881 Census lived at 34 Raglan St, St Pancras, London. In 1901 Census was living in Hornsey, London.(Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

JULIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 672. Born: Oct-Dec 1864 at Royston. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref: 4348.

Mar: 10 Nov 1888 at Royston to Webb, Ellen 4395. Died: 2 Jan 1931 at Royston aged 66. Farm Labourer. In 1891 was a Maltster at 35 High St., Ashwell,

confirmed as such by 1901 Census entry. Appears in 1911 Census in Royston area. Served in British Army in WW1(Last updated: 01/04/2001)


ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 84. Born: Oct-Dec 1867 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref:

4348. Mar: 17 Jan 1891 at Knebworth to Nash, Eliza Phoebe 5353. Died: 4 Sep 1905 at Islington aged 38. In 1881 was a Farm Labourer living at Mill St,

Ashwell. Appears in 1901 Census living at Gillespie Rd, Islington employed as a Platelayer on Railway. Prior to his death lived at 18 Harvist Rd, Islington, left

170 17s to his widow at Probate.(Last updated: 08/06/2018 06:47:54)

CYRIL GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 195. Born Oct-Dec 1894 at Hitchin. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Ref: 5353

FREDERICK JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 352. Born Apr-Jun 1898 at Islington. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Ref: 5353

PERCY WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 773. Born 12 Jul 1899 at Holloway. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Ref: 5353

DAISY ISABELLA COVINGTON. Ref: 2028. Born 14 Oct 1903 at Hampstead. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Ref: 5353

GENERATION Four

CYRIL GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 195. Born: Oct-Dec 1894 at Hitchin. Father: Covington, Arthur, Father Ref: 84. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref:

5353. Died: Jul-Sep 1895 at Hitchin aged 0. (Last updated: 08/06/2018 06:47:54)

FREDERICK JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 352. Born: Apr-Jun 1898 at Islington. Father: Covington, Arthur, Father Ref: 84. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother

Ref: 5353. Died: Jul-Sep 1898 at Islington aged 0. Christened 29 May 1898 St Barnabas, Hornsey Rd, Islington.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

PERCY WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 773. Born: 12 Jul 1899 at Holloway. Father: Covington, Arthur, Father Ref: 84. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe,

Mother Ref: 5353. Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at Edmonton to Cridge, Margaret Alma 4521. Died: Oct-Dec 1972 at Lewes aged 73. Christened 27 Aug 1899 St

Barnabas, Hornsey Rd, Islington. Private No.376007/368109, 8th London Reg. Victory & British Medal 1914-20. Roll No.TP7/10184.(Last updated:

09/03/2010 21:36:53)

ARTHUR KENNETH COVINGTON. Ref: 1030. Born 9 Sep 1930 at Welwyn Grdn City. Mother: Cridge, Margaret Alma, Ref:

4521

DAISY ISABELLA COVINGTON. Ref: 2028. Born: 14 Oct 1903 at Hampstead. Father: Covington, Arthur, Father Ref: 84. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother

Ref: 5353. Mar: around 1927 at U.K. to name not known . Christened 22 May 1914 St Barnabas, Hornsey Rd, Islington. Once married, had a daughter called

Norah. In 1911 Census living in Edmonton(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GENERATION Five

ARTHUR KENNETH COVINGTON. Ref: 1030. Born: 9 Sep 1930 at Welwyn Grdn City. Father: Covington, Percy William Henry, Father Ref: 773. Mother:

Cridge, Margaret Alma, Mother Ref: 4521. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at Sheffield to Kirkby, Helen Mary 4731. Educated at Glendale Grammar School, London and

achieved BSc Chem. 1953, PhD Chem. 1956, at Reading Univ, and DSc 1971, FRSC, C.Chem. He is Professor of Electro-analytical Chemistry, at

Department of Chemistry, The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he once worked with Anthony Dale Covington (see ref.1122), no relation.

In early 90s lived at 2 Callerton Court, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9EN. He states "My father's relatives came from Peterborough. My grandfather,

Frederick Covington, who I never knew, was a railwayman who moved closer to London for promotion in Neastern Region, to Holloway in fact. He later married

Phoebe (nee ?).

Also had a son, whose family have requested that their info is not shared on this site.

My paternal great grandfather was certainly an Arthur Covington. I bore a striking, uncanny resemblance to Arthur Edwin Covington (see ref.5508) and we

believed we were distantly related particularly because the name Parriss occurs in his family tree and I was taught at infant school by a lady of that name,

whom my father said was distantly related to us. My father died in 1973 before I became interested through Arthur Edwin so I did not have an opportunity to

question him. I am an only child and we have lost touch with other parts of a small family." (Who's Who in Education)(Personal Correspondence, March, May &

June 1989)(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

LINDA S COVINGTON. Ref: 1476. Born 20 Mar 1961 at Tynemouth. Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary, Ref: 4731


GENERATION Six

LINDA S COVINGTON. Ref: 1476. Born: 20 Mar 1961 at Tynemouth. Father: Covington, Arthur Kenneth, Father Ref: 1030. Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary, Mother

Ref: 4731. Mar: 20 Jun 1994 at Hawaii to name not known . Died: 24 Dec 2013 at South Shields aged 52. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GENERATION Spouses

Susannah COVINGTON. Ref: 4255. Born: 1801- 1802 at Royston. Father: Webb, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: around 1828 at

Royston to Covington, James 536. Died: Apr-Jun 1880 at Royston aged 78. Death recorded as Susan in GRO Index.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

Isabella Susan COVINGTON. Ref: 4348. Born: during 1838 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Saby, Edward, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Webb, Mary, Mother Ref: 0. Mar:

Jan-Mar 1859 at Ashwell to Covington, James 545. Died: 30 Jan 1922 at Ashwell, Herts aged 83. Shristened 15 Dec 1860 Ashwell. He was an Agricultural

labourer. (Ashwell Field Studies Centre Records)(Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

Eliza Phoebe COVINGTON. Ref: 5353. Born: 1866- 1867 at Knebworth. Father: Nash, Henry Robert, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Goodwin, Mary Ann Ada, Mother

Ref: 0. Mar: 17 Jan 1891 at Knebworth to Covington, Arthur 84. Died: Oct-Dec 1938 at Hitchin aged 71. Christened 30 Oct 1868 at Knebworth. Shown as

Phoebe Eliza Nash at time of marriage in 1871. Appears in 1901 Census living in Islington & in 1911 Census living in Edmonton.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 4395. Born: 1867- 1868 at Royston. Father: Webb, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 10 Nov 1888 at Royston to

Covington, Julius 672. Died: Jul-Sep 1959 at Hitchin aged 91. Appears in 1901 Census aged 33.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

Margaret Alma COVINGTON. Ref: 4521. Born: 19 Nov 1897 at U.K.. Father: Cridge, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at

Edmonton to Covington, Percy William Henry 773. Died: Jun 1995 at Lewes aged 97. 25 Lincoln Ave, Peacehaven, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 7JR. from

tel. dir. not in 1995 book.(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

Helen Mary COVINGTON. Ref: 4731. Born: Jul 1931 at Ecclesall Bierlow. Father: Kirkby, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Gill, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at

Sheffield to Covington, Arthur Kenneth 1030. 2nd Mar: Mar 2000 at Gateshead to Patterson, Raymond . In 1955 lived at 10 Kendrick Road, Reading,

Berkshire.(Last updated: 02/03/2003 10:41:21)