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Covington History Generations Report

Compiled 06/01/2021

Descendents of: JAMES COVINGTON. Ref:536. Born: 1802- 1803 at Royston, Herts

GENERATION One

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

Mar: around 1828 at Royston, Herts to Webb, Susannah 4255. Died: Jul-Sep 1873 at Royston, Herts aged 70. An Agricultural Labourer in

1841 Census lived at Mill Street, Ashwell. In 1851 was at Carters Pond, Ashwell. In 1861 was at Workhouse Yard, Ashwell.(Last updated:

25/08/2020 17:20:26)

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

JOHN WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 64. Born 1841- 1842 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, Beds 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, Herts 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 Charles

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,an Engine Driver, 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, Herts to Sabey, Isabella Susan 4348. Died: 26 May 1913 at Ashwell, Herts

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: Sabey, Isabella Susan, Ref: 4348

JULIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 672. Born Oct-Dec 1864 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Sabey, Isabella Susan, Ref: 4348

ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 84. Born Oct-Dec 1867 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Sabey, Isabella 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, Herts to Knott, Thomas . Died: Jan-Mar 1912 at Royston, Herts 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)

JOHN WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 64. Born: 1841- 1842 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 536. Mother: Webb,

Susannah, Mother Ref: 4255. Died: Aug 1842 at Ashwell, Herts aged 0. Christened 1 Aug 1842 at Ashwell, Herts. Buried11 Dec 1878 at

Ashwell.(Last updated: 25/08/2020 17:20:26)

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: Sabey, Isabella

Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Mar: 27 Mar 1880 at Ashwell, Herts 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)

JEANETTE HARRADINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3632. Born during 1879 at Ashwell, Herts. Mother: Covington, Susan, Ref: 2889

JULIUS COVINGTON. Ref: 672. Born: Oct-Dec 1864 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, James, Father Ref: 545. Mother: Sabey, Isabella

Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Mar: 10 Nov 1888 at Ashwell, Herts to Webb, Ellen 4395. Died: 2 Jan 1931 at Ashwell, Herts aged 66. In 1881

he was a 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. By 1920 he was living at 1 Forresters Cottages, High St, Ashwell, Herts(Last

updated: 25/08/2020 17:20:26)

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

Susan, Mother Ref: 4348. Mar: 17 Jan 1891 at Knebworth, Herts to Nash, Eliza Phoebe 5353. Died: 4 Sep 1905 at Islington, London 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, Herts. Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Ref: 5353

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

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

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

GENERATION Four

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

Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref: 5353. Died: Jul-Sep 1895 at Hitchin, Herts aged 0. (Last updated: 08/06/2018 06:47:54)

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

Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref: 5353. Died: Jul-Sep 1898 at Islington, London 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, London. Father: Covington, Arthur, Father Ref: 84.

Mother: Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref: 5353. Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at Edmonton, London to Cridge, Margaret Alma 4521. Died: Oct-Dec

1972 at Lewes, E.Sussex 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 Garden City, Herts. Mother: Cridge, Margaret Alma, Ref: 4521

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

Nash, Eliza Phoebe, Mother Ref: 5353. Mar: around 1927 at England 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)


JEANETTE HARRADINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3632. Born: during 1879 at Ashwell, Herts. Father: Covington, Susan, Father Ref: 2889.

Mother: Covington, Susan, Mother Ref: 2889. Christened 2 Mar 1879 at Ashwell, father is George Harradine. Born year before parent's

marriage. Shown as Jeanette Harradine in 1881 Census.(Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

GENERATION Five

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

Father Ref: 773. Mother: Cridge, Margaret Alma, Mother Ref: 4521. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at Sheffield, Yorks to Kirkby, Helen Mary 4731.

Died: Oct-Dec 2018 at England aged 88. Educated at Glendale Grammar School, London and achieved BSc Chem. 1953, PhD Chem.

1956, at Reading Univ, and DSc 1971, FRSC, C.Chem. He was 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 N.Eastern Region, to

Holloway in fact. He later married Phoebe (nee ?). (Records suggest his grandfather was Arthur, ref 84, who married Eliza Pheobe Nash)

 

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

ref.5508, who was a keen Covington genealogist) 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).

 

Also had a son, Trevor Alan, whose family have requested that their info is not shared on this site.(Last updated: 21/07/2020 10:17:23)

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

GENERATION Six

LINDA S COVINGTON. Ref: 1476. Born: 20 Mar 1961 at Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear. Father: Covington, Arthur Kenneth, Father Ref: 1030.

Mother: Kirkby, Helen Mary, Mother Ref: 4731. Mar: 20 Jun 1994 at Hawaii Co HI to name not known . Died: 24 Dec 2013 at South

Shields, Durham aged 52. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GENERATION Spouses, etc

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

Mar: around 1828 at Royston, Herts to Covington, James 536. Died: Apr-Jun 1880 at Royston, Herts 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: Sabey, Edward, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Webb, Mary,

Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jan-Mar 1859 at Ashwell, Herts 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, Herts. Father: Nash, Henry Robert, Father Ref: 0. Mother:

Goodwin, Mary Ann Ada, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 17 Jan 1891 at Knebworth, Herts to Covington, Arthur 84. Died: Oct-Dec 1938 at Hitchin,

Herts 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, Herts. Father: Webb, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar:

10 Nov 1888 at Royston, Herts to Covington, Julius 672. Died: Jul-Sep 1959 at Hitchin, Herts aged 91. Appears in 1901 Census aged

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

Margaret Alma COVINGTON. Ref: 4521. Born: 19 Nov 1897 at England. Father: Cridge, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

Mar: Jul-Sep 1925 at Edmonton, London to Covington, Percy William Henry 773. Died: Jun 1995 at Lewes, E.Sussex 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, Sheffield. Father: Kirkby, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Gill, Mother Ref:

0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1957 at Sheffield, Yorks to Covington, Arthur Kenneth 1030. 2nd Mar: Mar 2000 at Gateshead, Tyne & Wear to Patterson,

Raymond . In 1955 lived at 10 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire.(Last updated: 02/03/2003 10:41:21)