Covington History Generations Report

Descendents JAMES COVINGTON. Ref:536. Born: 1802- 1803 at Royston Compiled 24/10/2018

GENERATION One

JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 536. Born: 1802- 1803 at Royston. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Died: Jul-Sep 1873 at

Royston aged 70. Mar: around 1828 at Royston to Webb, Susannah 4255.

ELIZA. Ref: 3478. Born during 1828 at Ashwell. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

ELIZABETH. Ref: 3479. Born during 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

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

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

AMELIA. Ref: 3481. Born 17 Dec 1838 at Ashwell. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Ref: 4255

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

GENERATION Two

ELIZA COVINGTON. Ref: 3478. Born: during 1828 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Christened: 1 Jul

1832 at Ashwell.

ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3479. Born: during 1831 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Mar: 3

Jan 1859 at Ampthill to Billington, Edward . Christened: 1 Jul 1831 at Ashwell. Straw Plaiter in 1851

GEORGIANA COVINGTON. Ref: 3480. Born: 28 Feb 1834 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Died:

20 Aug 1899 at Ashwell aged 65. Mar: 1 Aug 1857 at Royston to Waldock, Charles . 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.


JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 545. Born: during 1836 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Died: 26 May

1913 at Royston aged 76. Mar: Jan-Mar 1859 at Ashwell to Saby, Isabel Susan 4348. 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.

SUSAN. Ref: 2889. Born 16 Dec 1860 at Ashwell. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Ref: 4348

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

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

AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3481. Born: 17 Dec 1838 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Died: Jan-

Mar 1912 at Royston aged 73. Mar: Oct-Dec 1867 at Royston to Knott, Thomas .

WILLIAM HERBERT COVENTON. Ref: 1671. Born: 23 Dec 1849 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255.

GENERATION Three

SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2889. Born: 16 Dec 1860 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Mar: 27

Mar 1880 at Royston 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.

JULIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 672. Born: Oct-Dec 1864 at Royston. Father: James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Died: 2 Jan

1931 at Royston aged 66. Mar: Oct-Dec 1888 at Royston to Webb, Ellen 4395. 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

ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 84. Born: Oct-Dec 1867 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Saby, Isabel Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Died: 4 Sep

1905 at Islington aged 38. In 1881 was a Farm Labourer. 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.

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

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

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

DAISY ISABELLA. 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: Arthur, Father Ref: 84. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref: 5353. Died:

Jul-Sep 1895 at Hitchin aged 0.

FREDERICK JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 352. Born: Apr-Jun 1898 at Islington. Father: 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.

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

5353. Died: Oct-Dec 1972 at Lewes aged 73. Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at Edmonton to Cridge, Margaret Alma 4521. 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.

ARTHUR KENNETH. 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: 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


GENERATION Five

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

Margaret Alma, Mother Ref: 4521. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at Sheffield to Kirkby, Helen Mary 4731. His mother, Margaret Alma Covington (nee Cridge), still alive

in 1992, aged 95. 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 Deptartment 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 ?).

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)

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

TREVOR ALAN. Ref: 1601. Born Jul-Sep 1967 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary, Ref: 4731

GENERATION Six

LINDA S COVINGTON. Ref: 1476. Born: 20 Mar 1961 at Tynemouth. Father: Arthur Kenneth, Father Ref: 1030. Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary, Mother Ref: 4731.

Died: 24 Dec 2013 at South Shields aged 52. Mar: 20 Jun 1994 at Hawaii to name not known .

TREVOR ALAN COVINGTON. Ref: 1601. Born: Jul-Sep 1967 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Father: Arthur Kenneth, Father Ref: 1030. Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary,

Mother Ref: 4731. Mar: July 1993 at N Tyneside to Morrison, Susan J E 4897.

APRIL ROSE. Ref: 5459. Born Mar 1995 at Durham. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Ref: 4897

MYLES DAVID. Ref: 5870. Born May 1997 at Durham. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Ref: 4897

AMBER IONA. Ref: 14125. Born Jun 2000 at Northumberland W. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Ref: 4897

GENERATION Seven

APRIL ROSE COVINGTON. Ref: 5459. Born: Mar 1995 at Durham. Father: Trevor Alan, Father Ref: 1601. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Mother Ref: 4897.

MYLES DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 5870. Born: May 1997 at Durham. Father: Trevor Alan, Father Ref: 1601. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Mother Ref: 4897.

AMBER IONA COVINGTON. Ref: 14125. Born: Jun 2000 at Northumberland W. Father: Trevor Alan, Father Ref: 1601. Mother: Morrison, Susan J E, Mother

Ref: 4897.

GENERATION Spouses

Susannah COVINGTON. Ref: 4255. Born: 1801- 1802 at Royston. Father: Webb, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Died: Apr-Jun 1880 at

Royston aged 78. Mar: around 1828 at Royston to James 536. Death recorded as Susan in GRO Index.


Isabel Susan COVINGTON. Ref: 4348. Born: during 1838 at Ashwell. Father: Saby, Edward, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Webb, Mary, Mother Ref: 0. Died: 30 Jan

1922 at Ashwell aged 83. Mar: Jan-Mar 1859 at Ashwell to James 545. She was an Agricultural labourer. (Ashwell Field Studies Centre Records)

Eliza Phoebe COVINGTON. Ref: 5353. Born: 1866- 1867 at Knebworth. Father: Nash, Henry, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Died: Oct-Dec

1938 at Hitchin aged 71. Mar: Jan-Mar 1891 at Hitchin to Arthur 84. Shown as Phoebe Eliza Nash at time of marriage in 1871. Appears in 1901 Census

living in Islington & in 1911 Census living in Edmonton.

Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 4395. Born: 1867- 1868 at Royston. Father: Webb, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Died: Jul-Sep 1959 at Hitchin

aged 91. Mar: Oct-Dec 1888 at Royston to Julius 672. Appears in 1901 Census aged 33.

Margaret Alma COVINGTON. Ref: 4521. Born: 19 Nov 1897 at U.K.. Father: Cridge, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Died: Jun 1995 at

Lewes aged 97. Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at Edmonton to Percy William Henry 773. 25 Lincoln Ave, Peacehaven, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 7JR. from tel. dir.

not in 1995 book.

Helen Mary COVINGTON. Ref: 4731. Born: around 1930 at U.K.. Father: Kirkby, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at

Sheffield to Arthur Kenneth 1030. 2nd Mar: Mar 2000 at Gateshead to Patterson, Raymond .

Susan J E COVINGTON. Ref: 4897. Born: around 1967 at U.K.. Father: Morrison, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: July 1993 at N

Tyneside to Trevor Alan 1601.