PETER COVINGTON (2542). Born: about 1580 at Turvey, Bedfordshire

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  GENERATION   One

 PETER COVINGTON (2542). Born: about 1580 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: not known (0). Mother: not known (0). Mar: about 1601 in

Turvey, Bedfordshire to Alice (4001). Died: Jan 1627 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 47. Blacksmith. Listed as a Churchwarden in 1605-06.

The Rector was Thomas Buckoke. Buried 24 January 1627.

 

In 1593, when Peter would have been 13, a new Church Bell Tower was built at The All Saints Church in Turvey. In 1603, Turvey Abbey was

built for the Lords of the Manor, the Mordaunts.

 

There has long been a rumour that some, or at least one, of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot sheltered in Turvey Church as they fled

from London, by various routes, to meet up in Warks. Henry, Lord Mordaunt, was suspiciously absent from parliament on November 5th

1605, but was this just a coincidence?

 

Robert Catesby, whose home was in Ashby St Ledger, about 25 miles north of Turvey, was the inspiration behind the plot to blow up the

Houses of Parliament, with the King inside. It was fixed for November 1605 when King James went to open the new session of Parliament.

Catesby invited his cousin, Frances Tresham, from Rushton Hall, to help him. Rushton Hall is also in Northants, and also about 25 miles

from Turvey. In total there were thirteen main plotters; Catesby and Tresham, Thomas Percy, brothers John and Christopher Wright, and

Thomas and Robert Winter (sometimes spelt Wintour), Guy Fawkes, Thomas Bates, Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby, Robert

Keyes and John Grant.

 

Catesby’s plot: Many in the country hoped that King James, the son of the Roman Catholic Mary Queen of Scots, would be more tolerant to

Roman Catholics than the Tudor Queen Elizabeth had been. When this didn’t happen, Catesby plotted to kill the King and replace him with

a Catholic ruler.

 

Imprisoned in the Tower: This area of England was staunchly Roman Catholic and the Mordaunts were no exception. In fact Henry, 4th Lord

Mordaunt, was imprisoned in the Tower on suspicion of involvement in the plot. His son, John, had already been taken away from him to be

raised in a Protestant family. Henry’s wife, Lady Mordaunt is reputed to have had the Pope’s representative in the area, a sort of honorary

Bishop, living in her home in Turvey. He is reputed to have travelled round the county in a coach and four accompanied by up to ten Roman

Catholic Priests. Although by the time of the Gunpowder Plot the family themselves were supposed to be living permanently at Drayton

House in Northants, it is thought that Lady Mordaunt remained in Turvey.

 

Mordaunts under suspicion: So why was Henry, Lord Mordaunt under suspicion? The family were loosely associated with or distantly related

 to a number of the key conspirators. Amongst them was Robert Winter, whose Mother-in-Law, Katherine Petre and her family were

neighbours and close friends of the Mordaunts. The Petre family were also distantly related through marriage. Another close friend and

neighbour was Eliza Vaux, who devoted her life to her family – and also to rebuilding Harrowden Hall, again in Northants, to include many

hiding places for recusant priests who found a welcome refuge there. The Mordaunts were known to have extreme Roman Catholic views

and sympathies.

 

The link to Robert Keyes: Perhaps the most incriminating evidence, however, was Henry’s link with the conspirator Robert Keyes. Robert

was the son of a Protestant Rector from Derbyshire, but by 1604 he had become a Roman Catholic and had married a widow, Christina,

who was governess to the children of Henry Mordaunt and was living at Drayton Manor. It is rumoured that Keyes may have ‘gained horses

and other amenities’ from the family for use in the conspiracy.

 

Conspiracy or coincidence?: The plot was foiled when one of the conspirators, worried about Roman Catholic friends in Parliament, who

might also be killed with the King, sent a letter to Lord Monteagle with a warning of what was to happen. The cellars underneath Parliament

were searched, the gunpowder discovered and Guy Fawkes, the explosives expert, was arrested. The others conspirators fled the scene.

Keyes went to Drayton where he was arrested several days later. Was he the plotter who rested in Turvey Church on his way? Or did he get

a helping hand from Lady Mordaunt? It may also just be coincidence, but Henry Mordaunt was suspiciously absent from Parliament on

November 5th – almost as if he had prior knowledge of what was to happen!

 

Henry was released from the Tower before his death in 1608. In his will he states that his conscience was clear, and that he had no

 knowledge of the Gunpowder Plot.

 

Turvey Life - Up until the late nineteenth century most people in rural villages such as Turvey would have worked in the village and its

surrounds. The majority worked on the land, most as agricultural labourers in the arable fields, for owner or tenant farmers. Some worked as

 stockmen looking after the animals. Others produced goods and services, mostly for the use of the local community or for trading within the

area. In the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, in addition to wills left by yeomen and husbandmen (owner and tenant farmers), and

one ‘gentleman’, there are wills of a miller in Turvey in 1554, a wheelwright in 1584, a minister in 1607, a shoemaker in 1608 and a tailor

and an inn-holder in 1609. The vast number of poorer people, the cottagers, would not of course have had sufficient money or property to

warrant the writing of a will. Godber (writing in1969) estimated the parish’s population around 1600 to have been about 500, only 17 of

whom had been taxpayers in 1597.

 

Fifty-two seventeenth century Turvey wills give occupations. Whilst these again are not representative of the whole population, they give a

flavour of who had sufficient wealth to justify a will. The majority (28) are yeomen and husbandmen. Yeomen were generally higher in social

standing than husbandmen and often, although not always, owned more land. The remainder are tailors (4), carpenters (3), blacksmiths (2),

shoemakers (2), a baker, a spinner, and a metalman. The goods made by local craftsmen would have been sold in the village or perhaps in

the markets at Harrold or Olney. The upper classes are represented by the wills of two ‘gentlemen’. A minister, who would then have been

university educated, is also recorded in 1607. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

HENRY COVINGTON (2743). Born Oct 1604 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

JOHN COVINGTON (2922). Born Jul-Aug 1606 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2923). Born Feb 1607 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3169). Born Feb 1607 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

HUGH COVINGTON (1767). Born Jul 1611 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3170). Born during 1611 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

EDMUND COVINGTON (3618). Born Jan 1612 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

DAVID COVINGTON (2541). Born Jan 1612 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2637). Born 1613- 1614 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

ALICE COVINGTON (2638). Born May 1615 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Alice (4001)

  GENERATION   Two

HENRY COVINGTON (2743). Born: Oct 1604 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Mar: 14 Feb

1632 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Woodward, Ann (4016). Christened: 4 Nov 1604 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOHN COVINGTON (2922). Born: Jul-Aug 1606 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died: Apr

1620 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 13. Christened: 24 Aug 1606 at Turvey. Buried 27 April 1620 aged 13 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

EDWARD COVINGTON (2923). Born: Feb 1607 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died:

Mar 1607 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 20 Feb 1607 at Turvey. Buried 8 March 1607 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3169). Born: Feb 1607 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Mar: 4 Jun

1629 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Woodin, Ann (4015). Died: about 1662 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 55. Christened 4 Mar 1607 Turvey,

Beds. Will dated 13 Oct 1662, proved 25 Feb 1663 Archdeaconry Court of Bedford. Was a blacksmith. (Last updated: 14/06/2020

ANN COVINGTON (3171). Born 4 Jan 1630 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

MARY COVINGTON (3172). Born May-Jun 1632 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3344). Born during 1634 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

ALICE COVINGTON (3173). Born Dec 1636 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3174). Born Oct 1637 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3307). Born about 1638 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

ALICE COVINGTON (3175). Born 1 Jul 1640 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

PETER COVENTON (2465). Born 1642- 1643 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

ANN COVINGTON (3176). Born about 1645 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015)

HUGH COVINGTON (1767). Born: Jul 1611 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died: Jul 1611

 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Buried 18 July 1611 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ROBERT COVINGTON (3170). Born: during 1611 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died:

Aug 1611 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Buried 19 August 1611 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

DAVID COVINGTON (2541). Born: Jan 1612 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Christened:

31 Jan 1612 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

EDMUND COVINGTON (3618). Born: Jan 1612 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001).

Christened: 31 Jan 1612 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2637). Born: 1613- 1614 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died:

Feb 1627 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 13. Buried 15 February 1627 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ALICE COVINGTON (2638). Born: May 1615 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2542). Mother: Alice (4001). Died: Oct

1617 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 2. Christened: 26 May 1615 at Turvey. Buried 14 October 1617 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Three

ANN COVINGTON (3171). Born: 4 Jan 1630 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

Died: Jan 1630 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 4 Jan 1630 at Turvey. Buried 18 January 1630 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3172). Born: May-Jun 1632 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

Mar: about 1652 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Boddington, James (). Christened: 15 Jun 1632 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3344). Born: during 1634 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

 Mar: about 1658 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire to name not known (). Christened: 2 Sep 1634 at Turvey. Mentioned in father's will of

1662 as being the eldest in the family. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3351). Born during 1660 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Mother: not known (0)

ALICE COVINGTON (3173). Born: Dec 1636 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

Died: Dec 1636 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 12 Dec 1636 at Turvey. Buried 18 December 1636 (Last updated:

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3174). Born: Oct 1637 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

 Mar: about 1659 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Hory, Christian (). Christened: 5 Nov 1637 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3307). Born: about 1638 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ALICE COVINGTON (3175). Born: 1 Jul 1640 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

Mar: about 1660 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Gilnay, John (). Christened: 1 Jul 1640 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 PETER COVENTON (2465). Born: 1642- 1643 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

Mar: about 1669 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Elizabeth (4035). Died: Aug 1697 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 54. Mentioned in father's will

1662 as being under 21. A blacksmith. Buried 4 August 1697. Believed to be the patriarch of many of the Covingtons in America through

his son Henry (2747). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3177). Born Nov-Dec 1670 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

JOHN COVINGTON (2958). Born during 1674 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

JOHN COVINGTON (2957). Born Mar-Apr 1676 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

PIDDIA COVINGTON (3179). Born Feb-Mar 1677 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

PETER COVINGTON (2749). Born Jul-Aug 1679 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

HENRY COVINGTON (11248). Born Oct-Nov 1681 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

BENJAMIN COVENTON (2464). Born Apr-May 1684 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

CORNELIUS COVINGTON (2539). Born during 1689 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

LYDIA COVINGTON (3178). Born Apr 1689 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Elizabeth (4035)

ANN COVINGTON (3176). Born: about 1645 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3169). Mother: Woodin, Ann (4015).

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Four

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3177). Born: Nov-Dec 1670 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035).

Mar: about 1702 in London to Mary (3866). Died: May 1715 in London aged 45. Christened: 18 Dec 1670 at Turvey. Moved to London to

become an Apprentice Haberdasher to a Mr Charles Gwin. He was buried 15 May 1715 at St Mary Somerset, London (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

JOHN COVENTON (3415). Born about 1702 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3358). Born 3 Nov 1703 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

PETER COVINGTON (3379). Born during 1706 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

ANNE COVINGTON (3262). Born 1709- 1710 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

ROGER COVINGTON (3259). Born during 1711 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3263). Born during 1713 in London. Mother: Mary (3866)

JOHN COVINGTON (2958). Born: during 1674 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035). Died:

Nov 1675 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 1. Christened: 13 Jun 1674 at Turvey. Buried 16 November 1675 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOHN COVINGTON (2957). Born: Mar-Apr 1676 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035). Died:

Jul 1679 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 3. Christened: 16 Apr 1676 at Turvey. Buried 8 July 1679 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

PIDDIA COVINGTON (3179). Born: Feb-Mar 1677 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035).

Christened: 17 Mar 1677 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

PETER COVINGTON (2749). Born: Jul-Aug 1679 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035). Mar:

16 Dec 1705 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Williamott, Judith (4056). Died: Aug 1744 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 65. Christened: 24 Aug

1679 at Turvey. Blacksmith. Buried at Turvey, 2 September 1744. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2751). Born during 1706 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

PETER COVINGTON (3180). Born Jan-Feb 1709 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

MARY COVINGTON (2752). Born Dec 1710 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

JOHN COVINGTON (2996). Born during 1714 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

JUDITH COVINGTON (2753). Born Oct-Nov 1717 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3378). Born early 1719 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

HENRY COVINGTON (2748). Born Jul 1722 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

ANN COVINGTON (2754). Born May-Jun 1725 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056)

 HENRY COVINGTON (11248). Born: Oct-Nov 1681 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035).

Mar: during 1712 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Blackistone, Mary (11327). Died: 31 Jul 1744 in Queen Anne's Co MD aged 63. A number of

records show him as having a middle name, thereby being known as Henry Hampton Covington. However, middle names were not

customary in the 17th Century, so it seems that Hampton may, if true, have been a nickname. Christened: 14 Nov 1681 at Turvey, Beds,

England. Exactly why & when he moved to Maryland in the U.S. has not yet been ascertained, however his brother William (ref 3177) had a

son Peter (ref 3379) who was sentenced in 1725 having been found guilty of theft & trespass. He was transported to Maryland in Sept 1725.

 

 

He was a fairly wealthy landowner & farmer in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

 

Died in Providence, Queen Annes Co MD. Will dated 21 Jul 1744 in Queen Anne's MD, named 4 of his sons, James, John, Henry &

William. Other children not mentioned in the will, but included in the associated administration papers are Benjamin, Sarah and Nathaniel

(WD Bostick, Oak Ridge TN Aug 2001 - quoting from work of DeCosta E Covington 1991, page 179))

 

Full transcript of his will: “In the name of God, Amen — This eighteenth day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty four,

I, Henry Coventon of Queens Ann County in the Providence of Maryland, Planter, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and

memory, Thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, do

make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say — principally and first of all — I Recommend my soul into the hands of God

who gave it hoping for the remission of my sins through the merits of my Blessed Redeemer. And my body I recommend to the earth to be

Buried in decent and Christian Buriel at the discretion of my Executor herein after named, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same

again at the General Resurrection by the mighty Power of Almighty God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God

 to bless me in this Life, I Give Bequeath and Dispose of the same in the manner and form following:

 

“Imprimis — I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, John Coventon, all that Tract or parcell of Land and plantation whereon I now

Dwell, containing one hundred acres of Land, part of a tract of land called ‘Providence,’ to him and his heirs Forever.

 

“Item — I also Give and bequeath unto my Son James Coventon Seventy-Eight acres of Land being part of the aforesaid Tract of Land

called Providence as aforesaid the one half of one hundred and fifty-six acres which I Lately Bought of John and James Tulley. The said

Seventy-Eight acres of Land to begin one hundred and sixty perchesa west from the original Boundred Tree of the Original Tract called

Providence, and running from the End of the said one hundred and sixty perches north one hundred and fifty perches and thence West, untill

it meet, with the parcell of Land whereon I now Dwell; thence South one hundred and fifty perches with the same, then East to the Beginning,

 to him and his heirs forever.

 

“Item — I Give and Bequeath unto my son John Coventon (above named) all the remaining part of the said one hundred and Fifty-six acres

of Land after my son James’ is laid out thereof in manner, as aforesaid to him and his heirs forever.

 

“Item — That should my son James Die without Lawful Issue of his Body Begotten that then the said Land to him bequeathed my will and

Desire is shall decend unto my son William Coventon and his heirs forever.

 

“Item — My will and desire that should my sons John and James be by anyways or means be deprived of their rights and possessions of the

 said Land between them Bequeathed which I bought of John and James Tulley as aforesaid that then my son James shall have an equal

part of my personall estate. Otherways he shall not have any part or parcell thereof but shall be Equally divided amongst the rest of my

children.

 

“Item — That whereas I have Bequeathed unto my son John part of a parcell of Land Lately Bought of John and James Tulley as before

mentioned, it is nevertheless, it is nevertheless, upon this provise that my son John Shall fully satisfie and pay for his part and discharge my

Estate from paying any part or parcell thereof. Otherwise, upon his refusal, the said parcel of lands to him bequeathed shall descend to my

son William and his heirs provided he shall pay for the same thereof.

 

 “Item — I constitute and appoint my Son John and Henry Coventon, Joynt and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking

and disannuling all other and former will or wills, Testament or Testaments by me in any will made Ordaining this and Only this my last Will

and Testament.

 

“Signed and sealed, published his pronounced and Declared by the said Henry Coventon, as his Last mark, Will and Testament. Before us:

Charles B. Bradley, his mark, William P. Parker, his mark, George B. Bennett, Queens Anns County,

the 31st July 1744

 

The subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will being duly and Solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God depose and say that

they saw the Testator Henry Coventon sign the same Will and heard him publish and declare it to be his last Will and Testament and at the

time of his so doing he was to the best of them apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and the said Charles Bradley and

William Parker made Oath as aforesaid that they made their respective marks as witnesses and the said George Bennett that he did

subscribe his name as witness to the same Will in the presence of the Said testator and at his request which Oath was taken by the said

witnesses in the presence of John Coventon, heir at law to the Testator, which said John Coventon did not object to the probate of the said

Will.

 

Before Wm. Tilghman, Deputy Comm’r, Queens Anns County”90. “The Administration papers of Henry Covington contained ten pages, and

it is evident that he was a wealthy man for his day. Some of the items of interest: one bed with drapes, rugs, etc., blankets, sheets, a number

 of other beds with bed linens and furnishings, lot of pewter, small porringers, mortar & pestle, brass clock, brass candlesticks, cannesters

and candle box, linen and wool wheel, spoon moulds [sic], chafindish, large pine chests, 5 powder hors, bullet moulds, ‘Stillards,’ one

servant man named James Kingowre, 7 cows, 11 sheep, 2 Bay mares and colt, 21 hogs, 2,400 lbs. tobacco, 11 barrels of corn, 8 barrels of

 wheat, and many other items.

 

“As executors John (X) Covington and Henry Covinton [sic] gave bond in the amount of £200, 31 July 1744, with sureties James (X) Knotts

and Charles (X) Bradley; wit. By George Bennett, William (P) Parker. John Davis and Ambrose Wright made an inventory and appraised

the personal estate at £120-5-6, August 1744; William Coventon [sic] and Nathaniel Coventon are listed as ‘Next of Kinn’ and Edward Roe

and Johnathan Arey as ‘Creditors.’

 

Certifying the inventory, ‘John Covinton made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God’ while ‘Henry Covington (being one of the People

called Quakers) did sincerely solemnly and truly affirm and declare that the foregoing is a just and perfect Inventory…’ A supplementary

inventory of additional property found and debts due the estate added up to £38-6-11 2/5, including 55 pounds tobacco each due from

Peter and Benjamin Covington, and was returned to Court 25 July 1745. This was also certified as above.” (Last updated: 07/06/2020

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JOHN COULTER COVINGTON (11249). Born during 1710 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

PETER COVINGTON (11339). Born about 1713 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

JAMES COVINGTON (11328). Born about 1713 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

MARY COVINGTON (12203). Born about 1715 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

HENRY HAMPTON COVINGTON (11330). Born about 1716 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12204). Born about 1718 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11251). Born about 1720 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11254). Born about 1720 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

 NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11335). Born about 1721 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11332). Born about 1722 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

SARAH COVINGTON (11340). Born during 1724 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Blackistone, Mary (11327)

BENJAMIN COVENTON (2464). Born: Apr-May 1684 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035).

Mar: about 1706 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire to Sarah (4057). Christened: 18 May 1684 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

BENJAMIN COVENTON (2470). Born during 1707 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sarah (4057)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2468). Born during 1707 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sarah (4057)

HENRY COVENTON (2466). Born during 1708 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sarah (4057)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2469). Born during 1710 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sarah (4057)

ANN COVENTON (2467). Born during 1711 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Mother: Sarah (4057)

CORNELIUS COVINGTON (2539). Born: during 1689 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035).

Mar: 10 Jul 1715 in London to Dunley, Ann (4065). Christened: 29 Apr 1689 at Turvey. Was apprenticed to William Covington for 7 years

on 16 Jul 1708 as a Brookswharf Farrier. (Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

CORNELIUS COVINGTON (2540). Born during 1715 in Garlickhithe, London. Mother: Dunley, Ann (4065)

LYDIA COVINGTON (3178). Born: Apr 1689 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Peter (2465). Mother: Elizabeth (4035). Died: May

 1689 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 0. Christened: 29 Apr 1689 at Turvey. Buried 9 May 1689 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3351). Born: during 1660 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, William (3344). Mother: not known (0).

Christened: 4 Feb 1660 at Wendover. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Five

BENJAMIN COVENTON (2470). Born: during 1707 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Benjamin (2464). Mother: Sarah (4057).

Mar: 3 Jan 1733 in Stevington, Bedfordshire to Clarke, Sarah (4082). Christened: 3 May 1707 at Stagsden. Master Smith of Stagsden,

Beds c.1775 (Inland Revenue Books 1775-1784) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2468). Born: during 1707 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Benjamin (2464). Mother: Sarah (4057).

 Mar: 19 Aug 1724 in Leyton, London to Holt, William (). Christened: 3 May 1707 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 HENRY COVENTON (2466). Born: during 1708 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Benjamin (2464). Mother: Sarah (4057).

Christened: 11 Oct 1708 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVENTON (2469). Born: during 1710 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Benjamin (2464). Mother: Sarah (4057).

 Christened: 16 Jul 1710 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVENTON (2467). Born: during 1711 in Stagsden, Bedfordshire. Father: Coventon, Benjamin (2464). Mother: Sarah (4057).

Christened: 9 Mar 1711 at Stagsden. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

CORNELIUS COVINGTON (2540). Born: during 1715 in Garlickhithe, London. Father: Covington, Cornelius (2539). Mother: Dunley, Ann

(4065). Christened: 19 Feb 1715 at London St James. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2751). Born: during 1706 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith

(4056). Mar: 4 Nov 1728 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Odell, Edward (). Christened: 15 Dec 1706 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

PETER COVINGTON (3180). Born: Jan-Feb 1709 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith

(4056). Died: Nov 1732 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 23. Christened: 12 Feb 1709 at Turvey. Buried 26 November 1732 at Turvey, Beds.

 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2752). Born: Dec 1710 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056).

Mar: 6 Feb 1757 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Nichols, Edward (). Christened: 6 Jan 1711 at Turvey. Children: Thomas(2755) illegitimate,

father said to have been Thomas King. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (2755). Born Feb-Mar 1738 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Covington, Mary (2752)

JOHN COVINGTON (2996). Born: during 1714 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056).

Mar: 3 Oct 1743 in Olney, Buckinghamshire to Parrott, Mary (4098). Christened: 9 Nov 1714 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JUDITH COVINGTON (2753). Born: Oct-Nov 1717 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith

(4056). Christened: 24 Nov 1717 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (3378). Born: early 1719 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056).

 Mar: 4 Mar 1743 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Killingsworth, Elizabeth (4100). Died: during 1761 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire aged 42.

Christened: 4 Apr 1719 at Turvey. Marriage date could be 5 October 1743.

 

The History of Harrold - William Covington, Harrold Clockmaker

"William Covington was perhaps one of the best known of the Harrold clockmakers. This cottage industry developed in the Eighteenth

Century when local craftsmen set up small workshops or worked at home. Sometimes it was farm workers who made good use of the winter

 months. Some were apprenticed elsewhere in Beds and some even had apprentices themselves.

 

William Covington was not born in Harrold but in nearby Turvey in 1719. His father was Peter Covington (1679 to 1744) the Turvey

blacksmith, a trade that went back in the family over at least 3 further generations to late Elizabethan times. The family business of working

with metal was obviously good preparation for working with much smaller and precision parts of making clocks.

 

William’s mother was Judith Williamott. In 1743 he married Elizabeth Killingworth (born in Cold Brayfield in 1718) in Turvey church. Soon

after this the couple moved to Harrold where each of their four children were baptised in St Peter’s Church between 1744 and 1756. We do

not know why William moved from Turvey to Harrold, but it may be that the clockmaking industry was already embedded there or it could

have been that other Covingtons were already living in the village and had been for more than 150 years. However, we do not know what

was the relationship between the Turvey and Harrold branches of the Covington family. William Covington’s namesake had left Harrold to

become an early settler in the colony of Virginia a century before.

 

William obviously gained a reputation for his clockmaking skills and his workmanship was enduring . One clock is still to be found in private

ownership in the village, another is to be seen in the West End Baptist Meeting House in nearby Stevington, a parliament clock clearly

marked “William Covington Harrold” and we have heard of others being bought or sold.

 

After about fourteen years in Harrold, William moved in about 1758 to Hitchin in Herts and eventually to Stony Stratford, Bucks. He carried

on his trade in these places and was succeeded in the business by his son John in the early part of the Nineteenth Century.

 

The parliament clock was made by William Covington c. 1750 and has stood in the West End Baptist Meeting Church in Stevington for over

 two and a half centuries."Served in Hitchin Militia. Occupation Clockmaker in Hitchin, Herts 1759. An inventory of William Covington of

Hitchin, clockmaker, made on 2 June 1761 lists clock making equipment, household goods and pigs valued at £40.16s.2d. The

renunciation names his widow as Elizabeth. (Hitchin Militia Lists)(Hertford Record Office ref H23/545)(Index of Apprentices Masters 1710-

1762)

 

E-mail received from Stephen Blum in June 2009 as follows: "Just thought you might be interested to know that I have a long case clock

(presumably) made by William. The clock was bought by my father, shortly after the War (and in case you were wondering why the clock is

now in Las Vegas, we moved out here some 20 years ago). He wrote to the Wolverton UDC at the time in an attempt to research Wm

Covington and received a reply indicating that the Registrar showed William's wife to be Mary, not Elizabeth.

 

The geographical references are also a little awry, although clearly within a certain radius. However, I would have thought that some 300

years ago, William and his family would have been unlikely to have moved around the country in the manner that these conflicting pieces of

information would suggest.

 

The letter has been kept with the clock case ever since it's receipt" (sblum@escalante.com) (Last updated: 15/07/2009 13:52:04)

MARY COVINGTON (3185). Born Jul-Aug 1744 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth (4100)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3384). Born about 1748 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth (4100)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3186). Born Apr-May 1751 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth (4100)

PETER COVINGTON (3148). Born 1756- 1757 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Mother: Killingsworth, Elizabeth (4100)

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HENRY COVINGTON (2748). Born: Jul 1722 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056).

Mar: 4 Nov 1751 in Stevington, Bedfordshire to Straton, Susannah (4106). Died: Jan 1802 in Turvey, Bedfordshire aged 79. Christened:

27 Jul 1722 at Turvey. A Blacksmith. Buried 27 Jan 1802 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (2750). Born Aug-Sep 1755 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Straton, Susannah (4106)

ANN COVINGTON (2754). Born: May-Jun 1725 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (2749). Mother: Williamott, Judith (4056).

 Christened: 6 Jun 1725 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVENTON (3415). Born: about 1702 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Mar: 15 Feb 1723 in

London St Dunstan, London to Searl, Susannah (4071). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3358). Born: 3 Nov 1703 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Mar: about 1729 in

London to Ann (4077). Christened: 22 Nov 1703 at London St Giles. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ROGER COVINGTON (3267). Born during 1729 in London. Mother: Ann (4077)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3359). Born during 1730 in London. Mother: Ann (4077)

MARY COVINGTON (3368). Born during 1734 in London. Mother: Ann (4077)

MARGARET COVINGTON (3372). Born during 1739 in London. Mother: Ann (4077)

PETER COVINGTON (3379). Born: during 1706 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Christened: 7 Jun

1706 at London St Mary.

 

Old Bailey Court Records show "Reference Number: t17250630-30 David Le Count , and Peter Covington, were indicted for stealing a

Kettle, a Pot, a Cullender, & c. the Goods of Robert Hough ; and a Gown and Petticoat the Goods of Elizabeth Henly, on the 19th of June .

 

They were a 2d time indicted for a Trespass, in unlawfully removing and taking away a Copper from the Freehold of Robert Hough. To both

which Indictments Covington pleaded Guilty. Le Count was found Guilty. Transportation"

 

Sentenced Aug 1725 & transported from Newgate Prison, London to Maryland, 23 Sept 1725 on the Forward Frigate captained by Daniel

Russell. Court ref T53 32/319 Sessions of gaol delivery (Last updated: 25/03/2010 14:38:24)

 ANNE COVINGTON (3262). Born: 1709- 1710 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Died: Jan 1710 in

London aged 0. Christened: 12 Mar 1710 at London St Mary. Buried 23 January 1710 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ROGER COVINGTON (3259). Born: during 1711 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Mar: about 1734 in

Holborn, London to Elizabeth (4088). Christened: 3 Feb 1711 at London St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3264). Born during 1735 in Holborn, London. Mother: Elizabeth (4088)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3233). Born during 1738 in Holborn, London. Mother: Elizabeth (4088)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3263). Born: during 1713 in London. Father: Covington, William (3177). Mother: Mary (3866). Mar: 27 Oct 1736

 in Fleet St, London to Perkins, Robert (). Christened: 24 Mar 1713 at London St Mary. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COULTER COVINGTON (11249). Born: during 1710 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother:

Blackistone, Mary (11327). Mar: 13 Jul 1731 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250). Died: 1 May 1767 in Queen Anne's

 Co MD aged 57. See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence. Lots of confusion with the real name of his wife. Some sources show it

as Mary Blackistone, although it is generally accepted that Mary Blackistone was actually his mother's name.

 

Married at St Luke's Church, Queen Anne's Co MD. Will Queen Anne's Co MD, made Apr 1767, proven 11 May 1767 lists 7 children: Mary,

 Benjamin, Elizabeth, William, Rebeccah, Sarah & Simon. (DeCosta E Covington 1991 pg 183).

 

His Will in 1767 was witnessed by Thomas Dockery, whose daughter later married John Coulter Covington Jr. The land called Providence

was divided between John, Jr. and James, but other settlements were made to the other children, which leads one to believe that Benjamin,

William and Henry were already removed elsewhere. in 1769. (Last updated: 27/06/2021 16:44:08)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11185). Born during 1730 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

JAMES COVINGTON (11500). Born about 1733 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

JOHN COULTER COVINGTON (11255). Born during 1734 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

HENRY COVINGTON (11506). Born 1735- 1736 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11502). Born about 1737 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

EBENEZER COVINGTON (11503). Born about 1739 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11504). Born about 1740 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11507). Born 14 Mar 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

SIMON COVINGTON (11505). Born 14 Mar 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

BENJAMIN H COVINGTON (11501). Born about 1744 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250)

 JAMES COVINGTON (11328). Born: about 1713 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: about 1735 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Scott, Mary (11329). See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence. (Last updated:

 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

PETER COVINGTON (11339). Born: about 1713 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: 8 Jan 1741 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co MD to Scott, Sophie (11360). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 19:26:48)

MARY COVINGTON (12203). Born: about 1715 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: about 1737 in Maryland MD to Rowland, Thomas (). (Last updated: 02/01/2002 13:23:21)

HENRY HAMPTON COVINGTON (11330). Born: about 1716 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother:

Blackistone, Mary (11327). Mar: 19 Apr 1738 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Roe, Rachel (11331). Died: 14 Jun 1776 in Queen Anne's Co

MD aged 60. Became a Reverend. (info from Becky Pyle - becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003) (Last updated: 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

SARAH COVINGTON (11351). Born 14 Oct 1741 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

MARY COVINGTON (11356). Born 3 Nov 1743 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11352). Born 1 Apr 1746 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

RACHEL COVINGTON (11359). Born 27 Dec 1750 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

EDWARD COVINGTON (11357). Born 22 Nov 1754 in Talbot Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

SOLOMON COVINGTON (11355). Born 14 Aug 1758 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

ESTHER COVINGTON (11358). Born 24 Dec 1760 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (11353). Born 3 May 1764 in Easton, Talbot Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

HENRY COVINGTON (11354). Born 24 May 1766 in Kent Co MD. Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12204). Born: about 1718 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone,

Mary (11327). Mar: about 1740 in Maryland MD to Thomas, John (). (Last updated: 02/01/2002 13:24:09)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11254). Born: about 1720 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: about 1740 in Essex Co VA to Denwood (24510). Wife was daughter of Levin Denwood. (Last updated: 28/09/2001

11:49:09)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (11251). Born: about 1720 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: during 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Newman, Sarah Elizabeth (11252). 2nd Mar: during 1768 in North Carolina NC to

Thomas, Rachel (11253). Died: 13 Apr 1789 in Essex Co VA aged 69. A great deal of confusion exists regarding 3 William Covington's

who were around at the same time. (refs 11185, 11251, & 19491).

 

See his father's wiil for details of his inheritence.

 

Maryland Marriages 1634-1777 by Robert Barnes gives this marriage as William "Covinton" in 1742 in Queen Anne's County. No month or

day are included, and the compiler makes no mention of these omissions though other marriages prior to 1742 include this information.

Subsequent info received suggests wedding was in January at St Lukes Church.

 

As yet, there is no known reference for the marriage of this William to Rachel, so there is no proof of her maiden name as Thomas. Her first

name Rachel is known by William's will where she is described as his wife.

 

William patented 140 acres as " Covington's Necessity " in Tully's Neck on the west side of Tuckahoo Creek in Queen Anne's Co., Md. In

1754, Wm. Bought " Rachel's Desire ", 37 acres, from Henry and Rachel Covington (his father and step-mother). He traded these tracts to

Nathaniel Covington (thought to be his brother, ref 11335) for 91 acres of " Hinsely's Plains ", also in Queen Anne's. This he later sold to

Mathew & Tilghman in Nov 1756.

 

His wife, Sarah, joined in these conveyances. MD patent books TI #1, p. 494, BT & BY, p. 583, Queen Anne's Co., MD. Deed books RT #D,

 pp. 183, 289, RT #E, p. 86. First Covington in Anson Co., NC. Had a land grant deeded 25 Jan 1768. For 20 pounds, Wm. Bought from

John Long and Mary Blacksmith, 150 acres on Baggots Branch of Cartiledge Creek, NE side of Pee Dee River, as granted to Abraham

Baggot on 5 Dec 1760.

 

Can be found in the Anson Co. Deed Book H - I, p. 364. This land is now in Richmond Co. Wm was excused from paying Poll Tax in July

Court 1788 ( Richmond Co. ) because he was over 60 years old ( court minutes p. 146 ). Wm. Is reported to be a revolutionary patriot for

furnishing supplies to the revolutionary army. Buried at Cartiledge Creek Baptist Church.

 

Some confusion exists as to his children, their mothers & dates/locations of birth.

 

His wiill dated March 1789, however, gives some clues at least as much as what their names were. It reads: "In the name of God Amen. I,

William Covington of Richmond County in the State of North Carolina, planter, being very weak in body, but of sound mind and memory do

make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.

“Imprimis. I give to my daughter Elizabeth my spoon moulds as a legacy.

“I give to my daughter Sarah Covington one cow and calf as a legacy.

“I give to my son Nathaniel Covington my wearing apparel as a legacy.

“I give to my son William Covington my large iron pot as a legacy.

“I give to my son John Covington one carpenters froe and drawing knife as a legacy, and I give and devise to my said son John his heirs and

 assigns forever a small parcel of land to be laid off from the north side of the land I now live on bounded by Baggots Branch on the north

and with a small ditch formerly made by said son containing half an acre more or less.

“I give to my daughter Rachel Covington a feather bed as a legacy.

“I give to my daughter Pheby Covington a parcel of feathers which she has in her possession as a legacy.

“I give to my three sons Peter, James and Benjamin Covington one cow & calf each when they come of age, as a legacy.

“I give the child my wife now goes with one cow and calf as a legacy.

“I give to my son Asa Covington, his heirs forever all the remainder of my land and plantation whereon I now live containing eighty five acres,

more or less, allowing my wife Rachel, to hold and enjoy the land and plantation till my said son arrives of age, and her third part thereof

during her natural life.

 

“I give all the remainder of my estate to my wife Rachel. Lastly, I constitute and appoint my said wife and my son John Covington my sole

 executors of this my last will and testament revoking and making void all other will or wills, and holding this and no other to be my last will

and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1789. William Covington (seal) Signed,

sealed, & published in presence of us who are subscribing witnesses in presence of the testator and at his request. Hannah Colter (x her

mark), John Covington (x his mark) and Thos. Dockery. Proved at October Session 1794 by T. Dockery.” (Last updated: 08/06/2020

19:37:06)

SARA COVINGTON (11256). Born about 1740 in Essex Co VA. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth (11252)

NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11281). Born during 1743 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth (11252)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11350). Born during 1753 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth (11252)

NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11335). Born: about 1721 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone,

Mary (11327). Mar: about 1751 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Mary (11336). Died: 10 Mar 1787 in Queen Anne's Co MD aged 66. Could be

some confusion here as not only does he share the same name as his son, but he also allegedly died on the same date. (Last updated:

11/04/2002 18:24:41)

SARAH COVINGTON (11337). Born 17 Nov 1752 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Mary (11336)

NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11338). Born about 1754 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Mary (11336)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11332). Born: about 1722 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone,

Mary (11327). Mar: during 1740 in Maryland MD to Smith, Elizabeth (11333). Died: 7 Oct 1767 in Queen Anne's Co MD aged 45. (Last

updated: 11/04/2002 18:24:41)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11726). Born about 1740 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

JOHN COVINGTON (11732). Born 5 Apr 1741 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

ANNIE COVINGTON (18636). Born about 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

HENRY COVINGTON (11733). Born 20 Aug 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

SARAH COVINGTON (11727). Born about 1744 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

ANN COVINGTON (11728). Born about 1749 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11729). Born about 1754 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11730). Born about 1755 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

RACHEL COVINGTON (11731). Born about 1755 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

MARY SMITH COVINGTON (11334). Born 9 Jan 1778 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Smith, Elizabeth (11333)

 SARAH COVINGTON (11340). Born: during 1724 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11248). Mother: Blackistone, Mary

(11327). Mar: 27 Nov 1757 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Richardson, William (). Married at St Lukes Church Hill. (Last updated: 11/04/2002

18:24:41)

  GENERATION   Six

ANN COVINGTON (2750). Born: Aug-Sep 1755 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Henry (2748). Mother: Straton, Susannah

(4106). Mar: 27 Sep 1778 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Paine, William (). Christened: 14 Sep 1755 at Turvey. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (2755). Born: Feb-Mar 1738 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Mary (2752). Mother: Covington, Mary

(2752). Christened: 26 Mar 1738 at Turvey. Mother's name Mary(2752), Father believed to be Thomas King. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3264). Born: during 1735 in Holborn, London. Father: Covington, Roger (3259). Mother: Elizabeth (4088).

Christened: 22 Oct 1735 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3233). Born: during 1738 in Holborn, London. Father: Covington, Roger (3259). Mother: Elizabeth (4088).

Christened: 14 Jun 1738 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 ROGER COVINGTON (3267). Born: during 1729 in London. Father: Covington, William (3358). Mother: Ann (4077). Mar: 14 Oct 1749 in

Rules of The Fleet, London to King, Elizabeth (4134). Christened: 22 Jun 1729 at London St Seplch.

 

Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime fro which Gyles

Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing writes:

 

"was the first of the London-based Covington family to move to Abingdon, and must have done so soon after his marriage, to Elizabeth

whose surname is unknown. [Yet, could she perhaps have been a Freeman? This information is not in the book, but the few references to

Freeman in the St Helen's Church, Abingdon’s records are tantalising. Elizabeth, the d. of Margaret (? - 1761) and Giles (? – 1762, b.

Culham), was c. on 11 May 1707. Both the names Giles and Freeman (and Elizabeth), and the Culham connection are persuasive.

 

The Borough of Abingdon’s Minutes (Borough of Abingdon Minutes) of 21 May 1773 show that Roger Covington, taylor, received a loan of

£10, with Bryant Spokes (breeches maker) and John Brewer (staymaker) as his sureties. He paid back the first instalment of £2 in 1776,

and had paid the whole loan off by 1784 (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts).

 

At some point between 1768 (when the property was in the occupancy of someone else) and 1775, the Covington family lived on the east

side of Butcher Row, Borough of Abingdon Minutes 24 Mar 1775 showing that Roger had formerly resided there. He had returned by 1783,

Borough of Abingdon Minutes 1 Jan 1783 showing him to be in occupation of “a messuage or tenement and shop with the appurtenances in

 the Butcherow on the east side” – which he still occupied at his death in 1798.

 

In 1780 Roger was elected to the prestigious post of Bellman (Borough of Abingdon Minutes 21 Jun 1780), taking the place of the widow

Elizabeth Couling, “who is taken into hospital”. The role of Bellman was a responsible and varied one. The duties were listed in full when

Richard Gilkes (Giles’ brother-in-law) assumed the post in September 1798. The 17 responsibilities, most remunerated on a case by case

basis, included attending the Mayor at church on Sundays and other public events; attending the Borough Court; attending the Quarter

Sessions; making public proclamations in the town and beyond, “to turn all vagrants out of town, and see they do not return”; to clean and

light the corporation lights; to undertake a nightly watch, with an able bodied man; to clean the Corporation’s knives and forks; to clean and

oil the fire engine; to clean and care for the Market House; to sweep the Bury every Tuesday morning round the Market House, and “to see

that the scavenger do take the filth away”.

 

When Roger was elected he signed a declaration agreeing “not to keep a common alehouse or sell ale, beer or any other strong liquor”,

and was issued with a special coat, hat, and badge. Indeed, he made the coat himself, for which he was paid 4s (Abingdon Chamberlain's

Accounts). The nature of this uniform is revealed in Borough of Abingdon Minutes 13 Jun 1783, when he was issued with “a new laced hat, a

 new cloke, and new coat, waistcoat, breeches and stockings of blue colour as formerly.”

 

From 1780 (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts) he was paid a salary of £6 as Bellman, plus the £2 formerly paid to Couling, with an

additional £1 10s “for turning vagrants out of town” and £7 10s for himself “and one able bodied man to assist him in the nightly watch one

year and a half.” In addition through the 1780s he received regular payments of 9s “for grinding knives”, 12s “for cleaning and oyling an

engine” (for use against fires), £1 10s “for cleaning and lighting lamps”, and 6s “for cleaning knives and forks”. In Borough of Abingdon

Minutes 1 Dec 1786 he was issued with a nine gallon bushel, in order to settle any disputes over measures of grain, the Corporation

authorising him to receive 4d from the party proved to be in the wrong. The Bellman’s duties also included procuring various quantities

(“assizes”, in the sense of ‘assessed’ quantities?) of bread every year (conveniently distributed by his oldest son, Edward), and payments

for arranging bonfires.

 

In March 1789 it was a bonfire with a difference. George III was a popular monarch, but subject to sudden and unpredictable bouts of mental

 illness. So JOJ was pleased to record on 14/3/1789 “the happy restoration of his Majesty’s health … and resumption of his royal authority”.

It was the cue for celebrations on a national scale, and in Abingdon the event was marked “by the ringing of bells, bonfires and a general

illumination, with many curious emblematical devices and every demonstration of zealous attachment.” Beer was distributed to the

populace, and “that most false and execrable libel on Majesty, of Saturday last, in the Morning Herald, was consigned to be burnt publicly by

the Common Cryer in the Marker Place.” The Cryer in question would have been Roger Covington, because another important role of the

 Bellman was to announce to a largely illiterate populace any new laws, borough regulations or other items of public interest. Hence, the

various references in Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts to “drawing cry and fair copy” expounding on such matters as “keeping the

Sabbath” (1785), the “suppression of counterfeit halfpence” (1790), and “keeping dogs indoors“ and ”destroying mad dogs” (1791).

 

Even with these seemingly endless calls on the Bellman’s time, day and night, he still managed to keep his needle busy, and was paid 10s

in 1785 to replace his own “cloaths“ or uniform (Abingdon Chamberlain's Accounts). Roger Covington therefore obviously truly was the

“industrious honest man” RMOG 10 Jan 1791 called him. But even he was not without a streak of mischief. As “Hall-keeper of the County

Court, Abingdon”, he was forced to make a public apology to twelve members of a jury (including the victualler and fellow tailor, John Giles)

whom he had locked up “for the space of two hours after they had agreed on their verdict, and also did ridicule and laugh at said jury under

their confinement”. (JOJ 19 Oct 1782).

 

At the time of Roger’s death in 1798 (b. Culham 11 Sep 1798), the Covington family collectively owned numerous properties, including

something called “the toll of the market”, a privilege presumably deriving from his role as Bellman (D/EP7 166). Why he chose to be buried

in Culham, rather than St Helens, where he had worshipped, is not clear.

 

If Roger hoped that moving to Abingdon would ensure an honest upbringing for his family, he was only partially right. His first three sons,

Edward (1755 – 1805), John (1757 - 1795?), and Thomas (1762 – 1838?) did well for themselves. His youngest son, Giles (1767 – 1791),

of course, did not.

 

By the time Giles Freeman, his youngest son, was c. on 12 Apr 1767, Roger seems to have achieved his freedom, although no record

exists, and if so this no doubt influenced the choice of Giles’ middle name. Certainly the next year Roger was included for the first time

amongst the 250 people eligible to vote in the election of that year (Gough Berks 3, fol. 27). This is the earliest reference to him being a

tailor, and it is worth noting in passing that his political allegiances differed at that time from those of the father of his future daughter-in-law.

Ballots were public affairs in those days, and whereas the glazier Thomas Gilkes voted for Nathaniel Bayley, Covington plumped for John

Molton, the narrow winner."

 

Subsequent to above a record of marriage in the Fleet Prison & Rules Of Fleet, London show Roger marrying Elizabeth King on 14 Oct

1749 which fits with a lot of other info. (Last updated: 04/06/2004 14:51:51)

EDWARD COVINGTON (14200). Born Jan-Jun 1755 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: King, Elizabeth (4134)

JOHN COVINGTON (3265). Born 1 Nov 1757 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: King, Elizabeth (4134)

THOMAS COVINGTON (14205). Born Nov 1762 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: King, Elizabeth (4134)

GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON (2736). Born 1767- 1768 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: King, Elizabeth (4134)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (3359). Born: during 1730 in London. Father: Covington, William (3358). Mother: Ann (4077). Mar: 30 May 1757 in

Holborn, London to Bamber, Mary (4118). Died: 20 Feb 1791 in Clerkenwell, London aged 60. Christened: 22 Nov 1730 at London St

Giles. Baptized at St Giles, Cripplegate, London. Married at St George the Martyr, Holborn. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANN COVINGTON (3045). Born during 1758 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3081). Born during 1759 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON (3380). Born 1761- 1762 in Holborn, London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

MARY COVINGTON (3046). Born during 1765 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

JOHN COVINGTON (3043). Born 1 May 1767 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

THOMAS WOODWARD COVINGTON (3341). Born during 1769 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

SARAH ELIZABETH COVENTON (3382). Born during 1771 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3047). Born during 1772 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

WILLIAM COVENTON (3383). Born during 1774 in London. Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118)

MARY COVINGTON (3368). Born: during 1734 in London. Father: Covington, William (3358). Mother: Ann (4077). Christened: 24 Nov

1734 at London St Kathrn. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARGARET COVINGTON (3372). Born: during 1739 in London. Father: Covington, William (3358). Mother: Ann (4077). Christened: 27

Sep 1739 at London St Botlph. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3185). Born: Jul-Aug 1744 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3378). Mother: Killingsworth,

Elizabeth (4100). Mar: 7 Jul 1768 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Wooding, John (). Christened: 12 Aug 1744 at Turvey. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (3384). Born: about 1748 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3378). Mother: Killingsworth,

Elizabeth (4100). Mar: 20 Apr 1772 in Wooton by Bedford, Bedfordshire to Kingston, Mary (4147). 2nd Mar: 23 Sep 1788 in Stony

Stratford, Buckinghamshire to Kingston, Charlotte (20596). Christened: 16 Aug 1747 at Turvey. A Clockmaker, following in his father's

footsteps.

 

E-mail received from Stephen Blum, Las Vegas in June 2009 as follows:

"Just thought you might be interested to know that I have a long case clock (presumably) made by William. The clock was bought by my

father, shortly after the War (and in case you were wondering why the clock is now in Las Vegas, we moved out here some 20 years ago).

He wrote to the Wolverton UDC at the time in an attempt to research Wm Covington and received a reply indicating that the Registrar

showed William's wife to be Mary.

 

The geographical references are a little awry, although clearly within a certain radius. However, I would have thought that some 300 years

ago, William and his family would have been unlikely to have moved around the country in the manner that these conflicting pieces of

information would suggest.

 

The letter has been kept with the clock case ever since it's receipt" (sblum@escalante.com) (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM KINGSTON COVINGTON (20597). Born Jan 1773 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Kingston, Mary (4147)

JOHN COVINGTON (21131). Born Jan-Feb 1775 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Kingston, Mary (4147)

JAMES COVINGTON (21132). Born Jun-Jul 1778 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Kingston, Mary (4147)

  sblum@escalante.com)

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  William Covington 3384 - clockmaker 1948 letter pt1.JPG

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ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3186). Born: Apr-May 1751 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3378). Mother: Killingsworth,

Elizabeth (4100). Mar: 12 Nov 1770 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Eaton, William (). Christened: 11 May 1751 at Turvey. Had a daughter

Rebecca Eaton, who went on to marry Richard Ayres, they then had a son Thomas Ayres who was to be Great Great Grandfather of Anna

O'Keeffe, living in 2002 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Last updated: 18/01/2002 16:27:30)

 PETER COVINGTON (3148). Born: 1756- 1757 in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, William (3378). Mother: Killingsworth,

Elizabeth (4100). Mar: 11 May 1778 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Crouch, Anne (4151). 2nd Mar: 28 Jul 1783 in Lavendon,

Buckinghamshire to Reade, Jemima (4901). Died: Apr 1813 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 56. Christened: 12 Dec 1756 at

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

THOMAS COVINGTON (3101). Born during 1779 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Crouch, Anne (4151)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3149). Born during 1780 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Crouch, Anne (4151)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3189). Born during 1782 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Crouch, Anne (4151)

PETER COVINGTON (775). Born 1783- 1784 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (3152). Born during 1789 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (3153). Born 1790- 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

JOEL COVINGTON (3150). Born 1790- 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

JOHN COVINGTON (3151). Born 1792- 1793 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (643). Born 1794- 1795 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

ANN COVINGTON (3154). Born during 1798 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

SARAH COVINGTON (3155). Born 1799- 1800 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Reade, Jemima (4901)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (11185). Born: during 1730 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey, Mary

Elizabeth (11250). Mar: 26 Jul 1750 in Anson Co NC to Wall, Mary (11186). A great deal of confusion exists regarding 3 William

Covington's who were around at the same time. (refs 11185, 11251, & 19491). Correspondence received from Irene Webb Dorsey,

Seabrook Island, SC in May 2012 implies that this William is indeed son of John C, but is not the William (ref 19491) who became an

Adjutant General to Gen George Washington.

 

She wrote "I believe a woman named Eleanor Pratt Covington McSwain initially was the source of this error. Mrs Elizabeth Covington, a

lifetime member of Cartledge told me that Ms. McSwain "made a lot of errors", and that is certainly true in my case. She married my 7

greats grandfather John Webb to Patty Covington, who was acutually married to his son, John Turner Webb. Mrs. McSwain wrote a book

called "My Folk, the first 300 years." (renedee42@aol.com) (Last updated: 08/07/2012 14:07:03)

BENJAMIN H COVINGTON (11183). Born 1748- 1749 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

KEZIAH COVINGTON (12500). Born about 1750 in Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11264). Born about 1752 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

JOHN COVINGTON (11261). Born during 1752 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

HENRY COVINGTON (11262). Born during 1753 in Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

JAMES COVINGTON (11263). Born during 1754 in Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11432). Born 24 May 1757 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

MARY COVINGTON (11266). Born about 1758 in Maryland MD. Mother: Wall, Mary (11186)

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JAMES COVINGTON (11500). Born: about 1733 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey, Mary

Elizabeth (11250). Died: 26 Nov 1799 in North Carolina NC aged 66. (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:45:20)

 JOHN COULTER COVINGTON (11255). Born: during 1734 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother:

Airey, Mary Elizabeth (11250). Mar: 8 Oct 1758 in Centreville, Queen Anne's Co MD to Dockery, Hannah (11345). 2nd Mar: 26 Jul 1770 in

North Carolina NC to Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Died: Jan 1809 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 75. Married at St Paul's Church,

Centreville MD. In 1785 he was identified heir-at-law to his younger brother William (ref 11185) (Clark, North Carolina state records v. 16, p.

 1027, NC Bounty Land Grants, Sumner N. C. (now Tenn.) Survey file 781, warrant 1828, in NC land office, NC.

 

After his first wife died, John with his father-in-law, Thomas Dockery and four children, Matthew, about 10, Hannah Covington, age about 7

1/2, Sarah Covington, age about 3 1/2, Mary Covington, age about 3 1/2 and others came to Anson County, having secured certificates of

character from the church and Justice of Queen Anne’s Co.

 

John and Nancy Covington were witnesses to Will of Levin Stanford, Beaufort Co 1772). The name, Levin, run in old Covington families of

Maryland, so this could have been a kinsman.

 

According to his will dated 1803 he was "killed by fighting the Indians" (Elbert E. Covington (1980), "Covington and Kin," (McDowell Publ.) -

however this is unlikely to be a true statement as he didn't die until 1809 and a transcript of his will dated Jan 1809, Richmond Co NC is as

follows: "Will of John Covington Sr.: will book 1 page 134 Jan 1809 Richmond Co. NC

 

Item, my will and desire is that my negro man, Moses should be sold to the highest bidder and the money arising from the sale should be

equally divided between my three daughters, namely: Hannah Covington, Molly Thomas and Sally McDowell.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, John Covington a tract of land adjoining Henry Covington's then down the south fork to the mouth of a

small branch betwwen the Bell field and the fresh field then up the said branch to the head then with a direct course to the beginning line.

Also one negro woman named Tamar.

 

And my will and desire is that my son John Covington shall have Tamar's three children namely: Lucy, Rachel and Isabell, together with all

other increase if any there should be in order the family with all negroes should not be separted provided that he would pay to the different

legatees, that is to say, pay to the children of my last and present wife, Nancy, their proportionable share of whatever sum of money my

executors hereafter named should think Tamar's children to be worth and in order to make the value of ther difference equal and if my son

John Covington should think proper not to do so, I wish my Executors to sell all the children Tamar now has or will have until my death to the

highest bidder among the children of my last and present wife, Nancy Covington, and not to sell them out of the family of children of my last

wife and my will and desire is that my Execturos hereafter named should have full power to make such and all contracts as they may think

proper in the management of all my affairs.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Cole one negro woman named Lucy to her and her heirs forever, also one cow and one

calf.

 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin a tract of land lying on the south fork adjoing Ed Williams and also adjoining John Covington's

line described, also one negro boy named Sam.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son William Covington one negro boy Jesse.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ann Thomas, one negro boy named Charles and one feather bed and furniture, also one cow and

one calf.

 

Item, I lend to my daughter, Rebecca Smith one negro girl named Betty during her natural life any there should be between all the children of

her body lawfully begotten, also one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf.

 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Henry Covington one negro boy named Bob.

 

 Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Covington, one negro boy named George, also one horse, saddle and bridle.

 

And lastly, I hereby appoint, make and ordain my trusty friends, John Wall, Sr., John Wall, Jr., and John Snead, Executors of this my last will

and testament to act with all their discretionary which to them in their judgement seems best. Witnessed by: Moses Chambers, Stephen

Cole. Signed: John Covington."

 

“300 acres of land: William, Henry, and Thomas Covington of Richmond County, North Carolina to James Gillespie and Maicha Pegues,

executors of the Will of John Covington, Jr. deceased of the District of Malborough, South Carolina for consideration of $146.61, paid to

each the three whereby the said John Covington, Jr. aforesaid was indebted in the sum of $2,000, by bond dated 21 Feb 1807, unto Dudley

 Williams of Anson Co, North Carolina land granted to William, and devised by John Covington, Sr., and whereas Dudley Williams in time of

 the minority of the said William, Henry, and Thomas Covington, JR., in order to comply with said bond of said John Covington, Jr. aforesaid.

 Land granted to Rob. Inman 12 Jan. 1771.” (Last updated: 27/06/2021 16:44:08)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11267). Born about 1759 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345)

MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON (11433). Born 24 Jan 1760 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345)

HANNAH COVINGTON (15126). Born 1764- 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345)

MARY COVINGTON (11436). Born during 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345)

SARAH COVINGTON (11435). Born during 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345)

JOHN WALL COVINGTON (11492). Born about 1772 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

ANN COVINGTON (11499). Born 26 Apr 1773 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11493). Born during 1773 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

BENJAMIN COULTER COVINGTON (11494). Born 7 Feb 1775 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

WILLIAM WALL COVINGTON (5745). Born 16 Jan 1777 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON (11495). Born 1780- 1781 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

JAMES COVINGTON (11491). Born about 1782 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11490). Born during 1783 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11496). Born during 1786 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

JAMES COVINGTON (11488). Born about 1788 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

THOMAS B COVINGTON (11497). Born during 1790 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437)

 HENRY COVINGTON (11506). Born: 1735- 1736 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey, Mary

Elizabeth (11250). Mar: during 1760 in Queen Anne's Co MD to Sands, Elizabeth (11508). Died: about 1805 in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co

SC aged 69. Henry Covington served in the Revolutionary War in Cadswell 3rd South Carolina Troops as a private in the 5th Company

from Feb. 21 1779 to Feb. 21, 1780. According to the Roster of Soldiers of S.C. at Fort Sullivan S.C. microfilm #853 roll 16. (WD Bostick

Aug 2001).

 

In Maryland, Henry inherited part of a plantation called "Providence" but sold it in 1767 and migrated to North Carolina, where he bought

land in Anson County, east of the Pee Dee River. His estate settlement, recorded in Richmond County, N.C, Deed Book G., p. 236,

indicated he owned about 1,000 acres in North Carolina at the time of his death. (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings, Covington,

Sanford, Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011)

 

Henry Covington was the first Covington of record to purchase land in Anson County, North Carolina: “This indenture, made the Eighteenth

day of December in the year One thousand seven hund & Sixty seven Between Lawrence Obryend & his wife Francis Obryend of the

Province of North Carolina & of Anson County Labours of the one part & Henry Coventon of the County & Province aforesaid of the other

part Yeoman witnesseth that the said Larence Obryend for and in consideration of the sum of fourty pounds Procklamation Money to him in

hand paid by the sd Henry Coventon … have bargained sold aliened enfeoffed & confirmed … unto the sd Henry Covington … all that tract

or parcel of land situate in the County aforesaid beginning at a red oak Edmond Cartledges upper corner of the upper branches of the sd

Fork of Cartledges Creek … containing one hundred acres of land as appears by his Majestys Letter Patent bearing date ninth day of

March 1754 granted to William Perry Esq. & conveyed by the sd William Terry [sic] Esqr. To the said Lawrence Obryend by Deed bearing

date 8th day of September 1755 … in witness whereof the sd Larrence Obryend & wife to these presents have hereunto interchangeably

set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year first above written.Sealed and delivered in the presence of Lawrence Obryen, John

Crawford Frances X, Obryen Nelson X Kelly North Carolina.

 

Over the next few years Henry was a regular member of juries and continued to buy up vast amounts of land throughout Anson Co.

 

He is reported to have moved to Marlboro County, South Carolina, and to have died in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1805.

 

Info from Lou Poole Covington's book states "The following record says that Henry Covington did leave a will, but since he was resid-ing in

Marlboro County when he died, and Marlboro County records have nearly all been lost, we are very fortunate to find the following among

Richmond County records. We have proved that William Wall Covington (below) married Mary (Polly) Covington, and the following record

proves that she was the daughter, and heir, of the above Henry Covington."

 

“From the Heirs of Henry Covington to Saml Covington. This indenture made this the 26th day of April and in the Year of our Lord Eighteen

hundred and five – between John Covington of the state of Georgia Washington County William Easterling & his wife Elizabeth Easterling –

Turner Webb and his wife Patty Webb Henry Covington William Covington & his wife Polly Covington Mastin D. Crawford and his wife

Charlotte Crawford of the State of North Carolina Richmond of the one part and Samuel Covington of the State and County a foresaid of the

 other part all Heirs of the Estate of the late Henry Covington Senr. Deced. Witnesseth that the above mentioned Heirs have relinquished all

claims, or demands for them selves & Heirs for ever unto the said Samuel Covington to a certain parcel of Land which Land was held on

possession by the Sd. Henry Covington Deceasd in his life time it being all the Land that he the Said Deceased possessed Joining his own

 House plantation supposing by Testamation to contain about eight hundred Acres with an exception of two Hundred acres which was by

Deed conveyed by the above mentioned Heirs to Henry Covington Junr, it being Land which was verbally given to the said Henry Covington

Junr by Father in his life time also with an exception of One Hundred Acres including the House and orchards belonging to the land which

was by the said deceased given to his wife Elizabeth Covington in his life time She having the full possession of every appurtenances there

unto during her natural life and after her death to be conveyed by the above Heirs to the proper use of the Said Samuel Covington the said

land with every appurtenances for and in consideration for the sum of One Thousand Dollars five Hundred to be paid by the sealing of these

presents and the other to be paid at the Death of Elizabeth Covington we the above mentioned do by these presents bargain sell alien and

confirm to the said Saml. Covington all claims or rights whatsoever, which lays in us or our Heirs, as Heirs of this Estate of the said

Deceased and here by these presents and have totally relinquish all claims that lays in us Heirs of the sd Estate unto the Said Samuel

Covington his heirs, forever in witness where of we have here unto set our hands and Seals the Day and date first above mentioned.

 

Signed Sealed and delivered } John Covington {seal}. In the presence of } William Easterling {seal}, William Leaton} } Elizabeth X her mark

Easterling {seal}, Test. Wm. Cotter} } John Turner Webb {seal}, John Crawfd } Patty X her mark Webb {seal}, William Leatos } Henry

Covington {seal}, William Covington {seal}, Polly x her mark Covington {seal}, Mastin D. Crawford {seal}, Charlotte Crawford {seal}

North Carolina } December Session 1805 Richmond County } Then the within Deed was proven By the oath of William Leaton & Ordered to

 be Registered Eli Terry, Clk" (Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (11510). Born about 1760 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

JOHN COVINGTON (11509). Born about 1761 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

ELIZABETH SANDS COVINGTON (11515). Born 12 Jan 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

SARAH COVINGTON (11511). Born about 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (16204). Born about 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

PATTY COVINGTON (11512). Born about 1767 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Mother: Sands, Elizabeth (11508)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11502). Born: about 1737 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey,

Mary Elizabeth (11250). Died: during 1789 in U.S.A. aged 52. (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:48:11)

EBENEZER COVINGTON (11503). Born: about 1739 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey,

Mary Elizabeth (11250). (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:49:23)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11504). Born: about 1740 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey, Mary

Elizabeth (11250). Died: 24 Aug 1802 in Maryland MD aged 62. (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:50:20)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11507). Born: 14 Mar 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey,

Mary Elizabeth (11250). Mar: about 1759 in North Carolina NC to Everett, Thomas (). Died: 11 Jul 1820 in Richmond Co NC aged 78.

(Last updated: 28/06/2021 08:54:01)

 SIMON COVINGTON (11505). Born: 14 Mar 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey, Mary

Elizabeth (11250). Mar: about 1788 in Anson Co NC to Bennett, Elizabeth (15903). Died: during 1828 in Anson Co NC aged 86. (Elbert

Eskel Covington website).

 

Granted a tract of 200 acres in Anson County, North Carolina on March 27, 1780 as recorded in Richmond County Book A, p. 38, Grant No.

 337 on the Cattail Branch, the waters of Gum Swamp, etc. by his Excellency, Richard Caswell.

 

He is mentioned as deceased by Neville Bennett in his will before he died August 14, 1820 where Simon's daughters Elizabeth and Mary

are bequeathed to. (7 Dec 2018 William Foster Jr edited the Biography for Simon Covington on WikiTree) (Last updated: 18/08/2009

12:43:42)

WILLIAM M COVINGTON (15273). Born 31 Oct 1789 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25039). Born about 1790 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (25040). Born about 1791 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

JOHN COVINGTON (25041). Born about 1792 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

ELIJAH C COVINGTON (15266). Born 23 May 1794 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

NANCY COVINGTON (25042). Born during 1796 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

SARAH FRANCES COVINGTON (25043). Born during 1800 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

MARY POLLY COVINGTON (25044). Born during 1806 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903)

BENJAMIN H COVINGTON (11501). Born: about 1744 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11249). Mother: Airey,

Mary Elizabeth (11250). Died: during 1814 in Kentucky KY aged 70. Could be the same Benjamin mentioned in following piece about:

"Thomas Everett (1742-1837), husband of Elizabeth Covington (11264), was in Anson County by 1775, his first militia service. He seems

not to have been a landowner there until March 1779 when he bought from Benjamin and Fanny Covington 325 acres on Jones Creek,

witnessed by William Hunter and Henry Covington. In 1784 Thomas traded this tract to Matthew Covington in return for 271 acres on Peters

Branch of Cartledges Creeek, withnessed by John Covington and William Hunter". (Anson Co., N.C., Deed Book 7, p. 107: Richmond Co,

N.C., Deed Book C, p. 300) (Last updated: 26/02/2009 19:00:15)

SARA COVINGTON (11256). Born: about 1740 in Essex Co VA. Father: Covington, William (11251). Mother: Newman, Sarah Elizabeth

(11252). Mar: about 1770 in U.S.A. to Richardson (). (Last updated: 28/09/2001 11:52:01)

 NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11281). Born: during 1743 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, William (11251). Mother: Newman,

Sarah Elizabeth (11252). Mar: about 1765 in Marlboro Co SC to Roe, Martha (11347). Died: about 1795 in Marlboro Co SC aged 52.

Wife's name shown as Martha Ussery at time of marriage. (www.hammfamily.com) (Last updated: 07/04/2009 14:47:24)

HENRY COVINGTON (11316). Born about 1770 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

SALATHIEL COVINGTON (11315). Born about 1771 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11380). Born about 1771 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

ELIJAH COVINGTON (11317). Born about 1773 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

JOHN L COVINGTON (11321). Born during 1775 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

ASA COVINGTON (11323). Born about 1781 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

RUBY COVINGTON (11322). Born about 1783 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

NANCY RUBY COVINGTON (16134). Born about 1783 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

BEXLEY N COVINGTON (11325). Born during 1785 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

SAMUEL S COVINGTON (11319). Born during 1786 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Roe, Martha (11347)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11350). Born: during 1753 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, William (11251). Mother: Newman, Sarah

Elizabeth (11252). Mar: about 1774 in Marlboro Co SC to Wall, Mary (17825). Died: 1 Jul 1816 in Lincoln Co GA aged 63. A Private and

then a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War (info from Harvey & Sara Causey). (Last updated: 16/03/2022 10:28:55)

JOHN V COVINGTON (10784). Born during 1775 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

MILLY COVINGTON (13038). Born about 1775 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11265). Born about 1776 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12213). Born 14 Dec 1777 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

THOMAS P COVINGTON (12214). Born about 1781 in Amelia Co VA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

EDWARD J COVINGTON (12216). Born during 1788 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

FANNY COVINGTON (12217). Born about 1789 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

ALLEY COVINGTON (12215). Born during 1791 in Georgia GA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

DAVID COVINGTON (11134). Born during 1795 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

NEWBELL COVINGTON (12218). Born about 1795 in Georgia GA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

MARSHALL COVINGTON (12219). Born 4 Jul 1800 in Americus, Sumter Co GA. Mother: Wall, Mary (17825)

SARAH COVINGTON (11351). Born: 14 Oct 1741 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe,

Rachel (11331). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:22:34)

 MARY COVINGTON (11356). Born: 3 Nov 1743 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel (11331).

 (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:26:30)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11352). Born: 1 Apr 1746 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:23:06)

RACHEL COVINGTON (11359). Born: 27 Dec 1750 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:28:01)

EDWARD COVINGTON (11357). Born: 22 Nov 1754 in Talbot Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). Mar: about 1776 in Stepney, Harford Co MD to Radcliff, Sarah (12884). Died: during 1812 in Champaign Co OH aged 58. (info

from Becky Pyle - becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003). Served in the 5th Battalion as an Ensign. Listed as a juror in 1783 & 1785 in St Paul's

Parish MD. By 1804 he was listed in a Hamilton Co OH deed. He appeared in the 1810 Champaign Co OH tax list. (Last updated:

10/05/2010 07:34:28)

HENRY COVINGTON (12885). Born 11 Mar 1788 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (11145). Born about 1790 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

ANNE COVINGTON (17278). Born about 1793 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

SARAH COVINGTON (12887). Born about 1795 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

ELI COVINGTON (12886). Born 1 Oct 1796 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

RACHEL COVINGTON (17279). Born 27 Feb 1893 in Maryland MD. Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884)

SOLOMON COVINGTON (11355). Born: 14 Aug 1758 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:25:52)

ESTHER COVINGTON (11358). Born: 24 Dec 1760 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:27:33)

 SAMUEL COVINGTON (11353). Born: 3 May 1764 in Easton, Talbot Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe,

Rachel (11331). Mar: about 1786 in Kent Co MD to Hannah (15252). 2nd Mar: about 1796 in Sussex Co DE to Pleasants, Naomi (21030).

 Died: during 1829 in Kent Co DE aged 65. (Last updated: 10/11/2020 09:33:54)

JOHN COVINGTON (21032). Born 24 Apr 1788 in Kent Co DE. Mother: Hannah (15252)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (21038). Born 18 Dec 1790 in Motherkiln, Kent Co DE. Mother: Hannah (15252)

ANN COVINGTON (21037). Born 29 Sep 1798 in Kent Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

JEANETTE COVINGTON (21031). Born 16 Feb 1801 in Sussex Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

TABITHA COVINGTON (21034). Born 2 Dec 1803 in Motherkiln, Kent Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

HENRY COVINGTON (21035). Born 1 Jun 1805 in Kent Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

MARY COVINGTON (21033). Born 6 Sep 1807 in Sussex Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

EDWARD G COVINGTON (21036). Born 13 Oct 1811 in Camden, Kent Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

ELIZABETH HARDCASTLE COVINGTON (15253). Born 12 Dec 1813 in Wilmington, New Castle Co DE. Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030)

HENRY COVINGTON (11354). Born: 24 May 1766 in Kent Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry Hampton (11330). Mother: Roe, Rachel

(11331). Died: 13 Nov 1857 in Anne Arundel Co MD aged 91. (Last updated: 01/10/2001 14:24:31)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11726). Born: about 1740 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:03)

JOHN COVINGTON (11732). Born: 5 Apr 1741 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith, Elizabeth

(11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:39:51)

ANNIE COVINGTON (18636). Born: about 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith, Elizabeth

(11333). (Last updated: 22/09/2010 15:41:59)

HENRY COVINGTON (11733). Born: 20 Aug 1742 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). Died: 7 Jul 1805 in Queen Anne's Co MD aged 62. (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:40:16)

SARAH COVINGTON (11727). Born: about 1744 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith, Elizabeth

(11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:28)

 ANN COVINGTON (11728). Born: about 1749 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith, Elizabeth

(11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:37:48)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11729). Born: about 1754 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:38:13)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11730). Born: about 1755 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). Died: 27 Aug 1811 in Queen Anne's Co MD aged 56. (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:38:34)

RACHEL COVINGTON (11731). Born: about 1755 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). (Last updated: 14/11/2001 12:39:17)

MARY SMITH COVINGTON (11334). Born: 9 Jan 1778 in Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Benjamin (11332). Mother: Smith,

Elizabeth (11333). Mar: 1 Apr 1799 in Richmond Co NC to Covington, William Wall (5745). Died: 19 Oct 1839 in Rockingham, Richmond

Co NC aged 61. Known as Polly. She married her cousin William Wall "Uncle Billy" Covington - 1/4/1799 according to letters written by

Bessie Covington Davis. She is buried at the Zion Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond NC

 

It is possible that Mary had a previous marriage because William's will of

1858 mentions two step-children, Elizabeth Covington and Mial (or Miles) Covington (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings,

Covington, Sanford, Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011) (Last updated: 27/06/2021

16:44:08)

SARAH COVINGTON (11337). Born: 17 Nov 1752 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11335). Mother: Mary (11336).

Died: 22 Oct 1811 in U.S.A. aged 58. (Last updated: 29/09/2001 13:29:07)

NATHANIEL COVINGTON (11338). Born: about 1754 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11335). Mother: Mary

(11336). Mar: about 1778 in Maryland MD to Elizabeth (21660). Died: 10 Mar 1787 in Maryland MD aged 33. Could be some confusion

here as not only does he share the same name as his father, but he also died on the same date. (Last updated: 18/08/2009 15:46:10)

ELI COVINGTON (15927). Born during 1780 in Maryland MD. Mother: Elizabeth (21660)

  GENERATION   Seven

THOMAS COVINGTON (3101). Born: during 1779 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Crouch, Anne

(4151). Mar: 4 Jun 1800 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Pearson, Elizabeth (4190). 2nd Mar: 18 Aug 1815 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Green,

Sarah (5240). Christened: 16 May 1779 at Lavendon. Blacksmith c.1851. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3102). Born Jul 1801 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

THOMAS COVINGTON (865). Born Dec 1802 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3504). Born Jan 1804 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

JOHN COVINGTON (3100). Born Mar-Apr 1806 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

ANN COVINGTON (3103). Born Sep-Oct 1807 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

SARAH COVINGTON (3104). Born Apr-May 1809 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3105). Born Jan-Feb 1811 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3333). Born Oct 1813 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

JANE COVINGTON (3106). Born during 1815 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3149). Born: during 1780 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Crouch,

Anne (4151). Mar: 24 Oct 1803 in Harrold, Bedford to Coughton, Thomas (). Christened: 25 Dec 1780 at Lavendon. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3189). Born: during 1782 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Crouch, Anne

(4151). Christened: 26 May 1782 at Lavendon. Blacksmith at Carlton in 1851 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 PETER COVINGTON (775). Born: 1783- 1784 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Mar: 25 Feb 1806 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Parriss, Anne (4207). Died: Oct-Dec 1840 in Newport Pagnell,

Buckinghamshire aged 56. Christened: 25 Oct 1784 at Lavendon. Occupation - Blacksmith (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3191). Born 12 Jun 1806 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

MARY COVINGTON (2898). Born 3 Jul 1808 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2901). Born 23 Jun 1810 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

JOSEPH PARRISS COVINGTON (661). Born 24 May 1812 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

WILLIAM NICHOLLS COVINGTON (995). Born 18 May 1814 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

SARAH COVINGTON (2902). Born 23 Jun 1816 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

GEORGE COVINGTON (374). Born 6 Nov 1818 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

JOEL COVINGTON (2896). Born 21 Jan 1821 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

JOHN COVINGTON (581). Born 21 Feb 1822 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

FREDERICK COVINGTON (328). Born 16 Jun 1824 in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (2903). Born 14 Apr 1828 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Anne (4207)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (3152). Born: during 1789 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade,

Jemima (4901). Mar: 25 Jun 1811 in Olney, Buckinghamshire to Butcher, James (). Christened: 23 Oct 1789 at Lavendon. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

JOEL COVINGTON (3150). Born: 1790- 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Died: Jan 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 0. Christened: 11 Jan 1791 at Lavendon. Buried 16 January 1791 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY ANNE COVINGTON (3153). Born: 1790- 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade,

Jemima (4901). Died: Nov 1791 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 0. Christened: 25 Oct 1791 at Lavendon. Buried 14 November

1791 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3151). Born: 1792- 1793 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Died: Jun 1793 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 0. Christened: 13 Jun 1793 at Lavendon. Buried 17 June 1793 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 JOSEPH COVINGTON (643). Born: 1794- 1795 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Mar: May 1816 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Burr, Rebecca (4228). Died: Apr-Jun 1878 in Newport Pagnell,

Buckinghamshire aged 83. Christened: 25 May 1795 at Lavendon. In 1841 Census living at Castle Lavendon, Newport Pagnell. Blacksmith

 in 1851 (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (923). Born 1817- 1818 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

JOHN COVINGTON (579). Born 3 Apr 1821 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2715). Born during 1825 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

MARY COVINGTON (2714). Born during 1825 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

SARAH COVINGTON (2716). Born during 1831 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

PETER COVINGTON (2868). Born 25 Dec 1831 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

GEORGE COVINGTON (2713). Born Apr 1834 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Burr, Rebecca (4228)

ANN COVINGTON (3154). Born: during 1798 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Mar: 12 Nov 1816 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Hensman, John (). Christened: 18 Jan 1798 at Lavendon. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

SARAH COVINGTON (3155). Born: 1799- 1800 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (3148). Mother: Reade, Jemima

(4901). Died: Dec 1801 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 1. Christened: 21 Nov 1800 at Lavendon. Buried 29 December 1801 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 EDWARD COVINGTON (14200). Born: Jan-Jun 1755 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Father: Covington, Roger (3267). Mother: King, Elizabeth

(4134). Mar: 19 Aug 1781 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to Stone, Elizabeth (14201). 2nd Mar: 20 Feb 1785 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to Crook,

 Joanna (14202). 3rd Mar: 25 Nov 1793 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to Rounds, Sara (14203). 4th Mar: about 1800 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

to Elizabeth (14204). Christened 30 Jul 1755 St Helen's Church, Abingdon.

 

Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime for which Gyles

Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing, writes: "the oldest was chr 30 Jul 1755, and became a successful baker. He had a

particular status, being entrusted to distribute the “bread for the poor” paid for out of Mr Royse’s Gift (a charitable bequest) from at least

1782, when the sum was £2 12s (ACA), through to the early 1800s. Edward was successful enough to be named amongst the select

tradespeople of Abingdon to appear in the 1796 Universal British Directory.

 

He married three times, or possibly four. His first wife, Elizabeth Stone (m.19 Aug 1781 StH), was b. at Marcham 4 May 1783 (w. of

Edward); his second, Joanna Crook (m. 20 Feb 1785 StH) was b. StH 4 Dec 1792 (w. of Edward); and another Elizabeth survived him (ww

b. Culham 14 May 1809), Edward himself having been b. 1 Mar 1805 at Culham (PRO will is dated 1803). Yet there seems also to have

been another wife, Sara Rounds (m. 25 Nov 1793 StH), before Elizabeth. Presumably she and Edward divorced (assuming she is the same

 Sarah Covington “of Abingdon” who was b. at Culham aged 85 in 1835 – and whose will at PRO is dated that year) before the (undated)

marriage to the second Elizabeth.

 

But it is also possible that another Edward had appeared on the scene too by then. Despite these multiple marriages Edward had only one

child, John, in 1782 (c. 30 Jun 1782 StH), who went on to have seven children with Ann (of unknown surname, but presumably the Ann ’’of

Abingdon” b. at Culham aged 73 in 1852) between 1805 and 1814. These were: Elizabeth (c. 1804), Jane* (c. 1805), Susan (c. 1807, Mary

 Ann (c. 1809), Edward (c. 1811), Martha (c. 1812), and James (c. 1814), all at StN.

 

The family’s recorded association with Culham begins with the burial of James (of no clear relationship) in 1785, a year when both Edward

and his father paid rates on properties in Abingdon.

 

* When Jane married in 1827, one of the witnesses was Sarah Covington." (Last updated: 14/05/2004 13:52:54)

JOHN COVINGTON (2580). Born during 1782 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Stone, Elizabeth (14201)

 JOHN COVINGTON (3265). Born: 1 Nov 1757 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Father: Covington, Roger (3267). Mother: King, Elizabeth (4134).

Mar: 28 Aug 1782 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to White, Frances (14199). Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The

Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime fro which Gyles Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing

writes: ", the second son of Roger and Elizabeth Covington was c. 1 Nov 1757 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon), and was awarded £7 from

Mr Mayott’s Charity to be apprentice to his father (Borough of Abingdon Minutes 5 Feb 1772). [John Mayott (? – 1703) had been a mercer,

whose dyehouse and wharf was acquired by John Tomkins, founder of the Tomkins fortune, in the 17th century (Naylor).

 

The Charity originated from the generosity of a descendant, Robert Mayott, and provided funds for clothing and education as well as

apprenticeships. His school catered for ten Mayott and ten Provost pupils (both boys and girls), recommended by the Corporation.] John

Covington married Frances White on 28 Aug 1782 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon), but appears to have had no offspring. His wife may well

have been another of the White family with innkeeping connections (see Shury) because John was an alehousekeeper from at least

October 1787 (A/JQ1), and in 1796 was named in the Universal British Directory as the proprietor of a pub called The Chaise and Horses.

 

 

It is presumably the same John, “from the Chaise and Pair, Culham” who was b. at St Nicholas Church, Abingdon in 1795, however". (Last

updated: 04/06/2004 14:51:51)

THOMAS COVINGTON (14205). Born: Nov 1762 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Father: Covington, Roger (3267). Mother: King, Elizabeth

(4134). Mar: about 1785 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to Susan (14206). Additional notes supplied by Mark Davies, author of "The Abingdon

Waterturnpike Murder" - a book detailing the crime fro which Gyles Freeman Covington was eventually hung for committing writes: "the third

son of Roger and Elizabeth, was c. 30 Nov 1762 (St Helen's Church, Abingdon). He and Edward ensured the Covington line by having six

children with Susan (of unknown surname) between 1786 and 1805. These were James (c. 1786), Susan (c. 1798, b. 1803), Charles (c.

1800), William (c, 1802), Edward (c.1804), and Benjamin (c. 1805), all at StH. A seventh child, Henry s. of Thomas, was b. 1809 (StH).

 

Like his brother, Thomas also benefitted from a £7 grant from Mr Mayott’s Charity (son of Roger), to enable him to take up an

apprenticeship (BAM 28 Feb 1775). Presumably he also trained as a tailor, because he seems certain to be the same Thomas who, when

taking a 21 year lease on property in East St Helen’s Street in 1795, was described as a tailor of Shaftesbury Place (formerly running from

34 Aldersgate Street) Aldersgate, London (BAM 17 Jun 1795).

 

Thomas obviously did well for himself in the family trade. In 1797 he owned six tenements in Abingdon which were sub-let to tenants (D/EP7

 166), and BAM notes his possession of premises in Boar Street in 1803 and in Bury Lane in 1810. He maintained his dual interests till his

death, supposed at 1838 from the date of his will (PRO), his address then being a London one, yet his description being “gentleman of

Abingdon”. (Last updated: 14/05/2004 14:07:40)

JAMES COVINGTON (14207). Born during 1786 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

SUSAN COVINGTON (14208). Born during 1798 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

CHARLES COVINGTON (14209). Born during 1800 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (14210). Born during 1802 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

EDWARD COVINGTON (14211). Born during 1804 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (14212). Born during 1805 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

HENRY COVINGTON (14213). Born during 1809 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Mother: Susan (14206)

 GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON (2736). Born: 1767- 1768 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Father: Covington, Roger (3267). Mother: King,

Elizabeth (4134). Mar: 5 Feb 1789 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire to Gilkes, Ann (4166). Died: 7 Mar 1791 in Oxford Castle, Oxford aged 23.

Also shown as Giles. Christened 12 April 1767 at St Helen's Church, Abingdon. Sailor. Spelling of name shown as Giles Covington on

marriage records. Hung on 7 March 1791 at Oxford Castle for murder.

 

"The murder victim, a Scottish pedlar named David Charteris, was on his way home to Toot Baldon from the Michaelmas Hiring Fair at

Abingdon on the night of the 8 October 1787, when a bunch of thugs set about him with a hedge stake as he was climbing over a stile near

Nuneham Wood. Later that week some chums from Toot Baldon discovered his body sitting upright in a ditch and when they pulled off his

hat and wig they uncovered the grisly evidence of several hefty blows. Despite a reward of 70 guineas (more than most people earned in a

year in those days!), nothing was heard of the crime for another three years.

 

Then Richard Kilby was caught and flogged at Reading for deserting from the Berkshire Militia. the whip seems to have loosened his

tongue and he offered to turn King's Evidence and confessed to his part in the Charteris crime in return for a Royal Pardon. According to

him. it was Charles Evans Shury who suggested robbing David Charteris to himself, John Castle and Giles Covington. Shury struck the first

blow, then Covington joined in and helped finish the poor pedlar off. After they returned to Abindgon, they went to Shury's house and he gave

 them 10 guineas in gold and silver each, saying: "Now, my boys, let us be true to each other"

 

On 16 July 1790, Shury and Castle were tried at the Midsummer Assizes in Oxford for the pedlar's murder. A Thames bargeman called

Bossom said Castle "had some time ago confessed to him that he had no rest, night or day, from the horror of having been concerned in

the murder of the Scotchman". The report of the trial in Jackson's Oxford Journal is rather confusing, and the only evidence concerning

Shury, apart from Kilby's confession, implied he thought Kilby was out to "do" him by blaming him for the crime. However the jury had no

hesitation in finding both men guilty and the judge, after a stern lecture, directed them to be executed and their bodies to be delivered to the

surgeons, to be dissected and anatomised.

 

Meanwhile Giles Covington was at sea. As soon as his ship docked in London at the beginning of 1791, two Bow Street runners brought

him to Oxford and on 4 March he also stood trial for the pedlar's murder. Clearly he felt the same way about Kilby as Shury. It was reported

that his behaviour was so audacious during the trial whilst Kilby was giving evidence, that he made a sudden spring towards him and

attempted a blow at his head. The jury found him guilty on the same evidence as the other two and on 7 March 1791, "a prodigious multitude

 of spectators" watched his execution from the tower at the entrance to Oxford Castle, now part of Oxford Prison. He mounted the scaffold

dressed in his sailor's jacket and trousers with white gloves and a white hatband and before motioning the hangman to proceed, tossed

down a paper. It was a semi-literate letter addressed to local magistrate Christopher Willoughby. "I hope you and your family will live to find

that Giles Freeman Covington died innocent and then I hope you would relieve the widow that is left behind if Bedlam is not to be her doom"

 

 

His body was cut down and delivered to the University Reader in Anatomy, Dr Pegge. The following day he carved it up at a public lecture in

 the Anatomy School at Christ Church College. He then decided that Giles Covington would make a useful teaching aid. His bones were

wired together and his skeleton eventually found its way to the University Museum in Parks Road in 1860. It stood in a glass case for more

than 100 years, labelled simply Englishman, before being relegated to the Bone Room. It may have stayed there had not a member of staff

spotted the inscription Giles Covington on the lower jaw and passed it on to the Museum of Oxford, where it is on display today, along with

Kilby's confession and the letter Giles Covington tossed down from the gallows.

 

A detailed dossier on his case has been compiled by Miss Evelyn Wallace, an attendant at the Museum of Oxford, and on Thursday 7

March 1991 (the 200th anniversary of his execution) a petition was launched in an attempt to get the Queen to grant a royal pardon.

Signatures will be sent to the Royal Prerogative of Mercy Division at the Home Office. A spokesman for the Home Office has said "Normally

 cases like this involve people who are still alive and in prison. But the rules are still the same. Miss Wallace will have to produce new

evidence to show the original conviction was unsafe" (I.G.I London/Berkshire) (Letter from Miss Evelyn Wallace, March 1991)(Press cuttings

 of articles by A.J.McIlroy, Daily Telegraph & Don Chapman, Oxford).

 

A further article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 16 Jul 2001 citing the efforts of the Oxford Museum's curator, John Lange, to secure a

 full Christian burial for Giles. "He has already secured the agreement in principle of Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford to bury Giles, but also

hopes to clear Giles' name by Royal Pardon"

 

For more info on Gyles Freeman Covington and the case the following book is highly recommended "The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder"

by Mark Davies published by Oxford Towpath Press 2003. (Last updated: 04/06/2004 14:51:51)

GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON (2737). Born during 1790 in London. Mother: Gilkes, Ann (4166)

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ANN COVINGTON (3045). Born: during 1758 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118). Christened: 3

Apr 1758 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3081). Born: during 1759 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118). Mar: 23

Jan 1781 in London All Hallows, London to Eames, Ann (4155). Died: 25 Jul 1840 in Lambeth, London aged 81. Christened: 20 May 1759

at London St Michl. A Lighterman/Coal Merchant by trade. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (2596). Born during 1780 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3234). Born during 1783 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

ANNE COVINGTON (3078). Born during 1784 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON (3079). Born during 1786 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

JAMES COVINGTON (5254). Born 1788- 1789 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

JOHN COVINGTON (3077). Born 9 Oct 1791 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

EDWARD COVINGTON (3068). Born during 1793 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (535). Born during 1794 in London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3337). Born Jun 1797 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3080). Born during 1801 in Southwark, London. Mother: Eames, Ann (4155)

 WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON (3380). Born: 1761- 1762 in Holborn, London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary

(4118). Christened: 24 Jan 1762 at Holborn St Andrw. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (3046). Born: during 1765 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118). Christened:

30 Jan 1765 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3043). Born: 1 May 1767 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118). Mar: 15 Aug

1813 in Greenwich, London to Bazeley, Susan (4217). Christened: 22 May 1767 at London St Seplch. Both widowed. Marriage witnessed

by Richard Covington & S.Bazeley (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS WOODWARD COVINGTON (3341). Born: during 1769 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary

(4118). Christened: 14 Jun 1769 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SARAH ELIZABETH COVENTON (3382). Born: during 1771 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118).

 Christened: 27 Jan 1771 at London St Michl. Baptized at St Michael's Paternoster, London. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (3047). Born: during 1772 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118).

Christened: 16 Jul 1772 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM COVENTON (3383). Born: during 1774 in London. Father: Covington, William (3359). Mother: Bamber, Mary (4118).

Christened: 7 Aug 1774 at London St Michl. Baptized at St Michael's Paternoster, London (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

WILLIAM KINGSTON COVINGTON (20597). Born: Jan 1773 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, William (3384).

Mother: Kingston, Mary (4147). Died: May 1779 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire aged 6. Christened 8 Feb 1773 St Mary Magdelene

Stony Stratford. Buried 7 May 1779. (Last updated: 12/08/2018 18:37:32)

JOHN COVINGTON (21131). Born: Jan-Feb 1775 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, William (3384). Mother:

Kingston, Mary (4147). Mar: 10 Sep 1797 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire to Sirett, Elizabeth (21133). Died: Jun 1825 in Stony

Stratford, Buckinghamshire aged 50. Christened 8 Mar 1775 Stony Stratford. Like his father & grandfather before him, he was a

Clockmaker. Buried 30 Jun 1825 at Stony Stratford. (Last updated: 21/11/2018 21:53:32)

 JAMES COVINGTON (21132). Born: Jun-Jul 1778 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, William (3384). Mother:

Kingston, Mary (4147). Died: May 1781 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire aged 2. Christened 9 Aug 1778, buried 20 May 1781 in

Stony Stratford, Bucks.. (Last updated: 21/11/2018 21:56:45)

BENJAMIN H COVINGTON (11183). Born: 1748- 1749 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186).

Mar: 6 Mar 1780 in Anson Co NC to Moorman, Frances (11184). Died: 21 Jul 1814 in Bowling Green, Warren Co KY aged 64. Elected to

Constitutional Convention. Moved to Warren Co KY over Daniel Boon trail which was made 25 years earlier with 8 of his children, 2

remained in NC. (Kinfolks prepared and published by William Curry Harllee 1934: William and Mary (Wall) Covington & my Folk written by

Elenour Pratt Covington McSwain 1973: John and Mary (Aiery) Covington)

 

Appears in Richmond Co NC Census 1800 (Last updated: 28/09/2001 11:28:47)

ELIJAH MOORMAN COVINGTON (11270). Born Mar 1773 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

NANCY COVINGTON (11268). Born during 1776 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

BENJAMIN HAMILTON COVINGTON (11065). Born during 1780 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

HANNAH COVINGTON (11278). Born 1783- 1784 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

SALLY COVINGTON (11274). Born about 1788 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

JOHN W COVINGTON (11272). Born 1788- 1789 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (11275). Born about 1790 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

MILLY COVINGTON (11279). Born 1789- 1790 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

RACHEL C COVINGTON (24489). Born about 1792 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

LETITIA M COVINGTON (11276). Born 1792- 1793 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11277). Born about 1794 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

ISAAC C COVINGTON (11271). Born 19 Mar 1795 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Moorman, Frances (11184)

KEZIAH COVINGTON (12500). Born: about 1750 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186). Mar:

during 1765 in Maryland MD to Webb, Robert (). Died: 1788- 1791 in Maryland MD aged 41. Lived long enough to see her eldest son John

 Turner Webb, marry Patty Covington (11512), daughter of Henry Covington (11506). After her death, her husband Robert married again

and died in 1816 leaving 16 living children. By age we can tell some of the ones that belonged to Keziah and we know three who moved to

Tennessee with Sophia Chears, Robert's second wife, after his death.

 

Robert and his father, John Webb, were important in the history of Anson/Richmond County, NC and signed the Anson Reglators petition in

1769, protesting against exorbitant import taxes. Robert had approx five royal land grants, ownig 1000 acres and three slaves at his death.

In his will he freed the slaves after seven years. He was the "Entry Taker" keeping book with record of ownership of land. He served 7 years

in the State Legislature and 6 in the Senate. His daughter Susan Webb (11825), married Christopher Columbus Covington (11754) (info

from Irene Webb Dorsey Mar 2002) (Last updated: 29/03/2002 09:14:39)

 ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11264). Born: about 1752 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary

(11186). Mar: about 1771 in Richmond Co NC to Everett, Thomas (). Died: 10 Jul 1820 in Richmond Co NC aged 68. Family tradition

named Thomas Everett's wife, Elizabeth, as daguther of William Covington, said to have been an officer in the N.C. Continental Line.

Without proof, descendants and DAR papers give Elizabeth's birth as 1752 and marriage as about 1771. Her death is given as 10 July

1820, from a cemetery inscription.

 

As for Elizabeth's father, family conjecture and DAR papers have confused two different William Covingtons, probably uncle and nephew.

The William Covington (ref 19491) who was lieutentant and adjutant in Col. Thomas Polk's 4th Reg't, N.C. Continental Line, died in service

13 April 1778. If he had wife or children, they were dead by 1785 when his heir-at-law was identified as his older brother John Covington

(ca. 1735-ca.1808, Clark, North Carolina State Records, v. 16, p. 1027: N.C. Bounty Land Grants, Sumner Co., N.C. (now Tenn), Survey

File 781, Warrant 1828, in N.C. Land Office, Raleigh).

 

The other William (ref 11251), quoted by some sources as a possible father, ticks some boxes regarding his landowner status, but does not

 appear to have served in the military and there is no reference in his 1789 will to a child named Elizabeth.

 

Thomas Everett (1742-1837) was in Anson County by 1775, his first militia service. He seems not to have been a landowner there until

March 1779 when he bought from Benjamin and Fanny Covington 325 acres on Jones Creek, witnessed by William Hunter and Henry

Covington. In 1784 Thomas traded this tract to Matthew Covington in return for 271 acres on Peters Branch of Cartledges Creeek,

withnessed by John Covington and William Hunter. (Anson Co., N.C., Deed Book 7, p. 107: Richmond Co, N.C., Deed Book C, p. 300)

 

Thomas Everett's brothers, Lawrence and Benjamin, are said alas to have migrated to the Anson-Richmond area about the time of the

Revolution. Lawrence is identified as of Richmond County in January 1780 when he bought from George Webb 200 acres "in the county

aforesaid the formerly in Anson County," witnessed by Thomas Dockery, John Wall. Our first record of Benjamin Everett in Richmond is an

entry on 50 acres, 16th January 1786, patent issued 16 Nov. 1790. In January 1789 he bought 100 acres from a John Covington (d. 1797 in

Marlboro Co., S. C., apparently Thomas Everett's brother-in-law). In 1793, Benjamin received another 50-acre patent, entered 3 June 1790

by Leticia Bennett who transferred her entry rights to said Everett.

 

All three tracts were on Baggetts Branch of Cartledges Creek. However, in 1793 Benjamin (signing by mark) sold this land..150 acres to

William McDowell and 50 to James Hunter . (Richmond Co., NC Deed books B, p. 213,: C. p. 411: E., pp.62,76,81: patent books 77, p.

197: 81, P. 478, and Richmond County survey files in NC Land Office, Raleigh.) (Thomas Everett Revwar Pension 1832) (Last updated:

27/06/2021 14:56:15)

 JOHN COVINGTON (11261). Born: during 1752 in Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186).

Mar: about 1776 in Hebron, Marlboro Co SC to Thomas, Elizabeth (13571). Died: 28 Feb 1797 in Marlboro Co SC aged 45. John, the

grandfather of the Colonel, had won the affections of Elizabeth, the daughter of Rev. Robert Thomas, and, leaving his five brothers in

Richmond county, North Carolina, had settled upon the north side of Little Pee Dee in Robeson, North Carolina, and was building up a

comfortable home when the revolution came on.

 

His sympathy with the patriot cause soon made him an object of dislike to his loyalist neighbors, who stripped him of his means of living and

 left him with nothing but his family. Leaving his wife and babies with her friends, he sought his revenge in the ranks of the patriot army.

When the war ended, he settled upon a farm beside his brother-in-law, Nathan Thomas, upon the plains of Hebron. (Traditions by Col John

Covington 1897 - Marlborough County SC Archives)

 

The land which John Covington acquired immediately after the Revolution was so fertile and his descendants such good farmers, that all of

his land is still in the hands of his descendants. John Covington, with his relatives and neighbours started a Bush Arbor Church a few feet

from the present Hebron Church and services have been continuous ever since. The cemetery at Hebron was given by the Covingtons and

although it is probably the largest country cemetery in S. C. almost every person buried there is a descendant of John & Elizabeth

Covington.

 

Now follows the will of John Covington: Will Book A, page 21 and 22:

 

I, John Covington (son of William) of Marlboro County, S. C. being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound mind do make and

ordain the following as my last Will and Testament, with respect to my estate both real and personal that it has pleased God to bless me

with:

 

I give unto my beloved wife, the sorrel gelding that I purchased from Jesse Bethee, the feather bed and furniture and side saddle which I had

 with my wife together with a bridle. My land I will to be equally divided between my three eldest sons, William, Robert and Tristram.

 

My three daughters, Sarah, Mary and Nancy 1 will to have HH household furniture equally divided between them and also for them to have

each one cow and calf, And the residue of my property I will to be sold at private or public sale as my executors hereafter mentioned may

judge best and after my debts are paid out of the proceeds thereof, that the balance thereof be equally divided between my son Thomas

and the child that my wife now goes with, but if my wife does not bring forth a live born child, then in that case my will is that my wife do have

what is before mentioned to be given to the child that she is now supposed to go with, and I do will and ordain my friend, Robert Thomas

and Nathan Thomas to act as Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand end seal this twelfth day of February 1797. His John Covington, Signed, sealed,

published, promoted and declared to be the last will and Testament of the above named John Covington EY the testator in presence of:

Abijah Porter, Henry Covington, Robert Thomas - March Term 1797 (extract from "Our Kin") (Last updated: 09/02/2021 12:35:09)

WILLIAM S COVINGTON (13574). Born 12 Dec 1777 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

ROBERT COVINGTON (13573). Born about 1782 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

NANCY ANN COVINGTON (13575). Born during 1783 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

TRUPSOR TRISTRAM COVINGTON (15125). Born about 1786 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

SARAH COVINGTON (13577). Born during 1789 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

MARY POLLY COVINGTON (13576). Born during 1791 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

THOMAS SANDS COVINGTON (13572). Born 30 Aug 1794 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

 JOHN HENRY COVINGTON (21240). Born during 1797 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Thomas, Elizabeth (13571)

HENRY COVINGTON (11262). Born: during 1753 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186). Died

after 1788 and before 1844. Said to have moved to Kentucky KY (Last updated: 28/09/2001 12:22:28)

JAMES COVINGTON (11263). Born: during 1754 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186). Died:

28 Nov 1776 in North Carolina NC aged 22. Killed in The Revolutionary War (Last updated: 08/08/2021 17:25:54)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11432). Born: 24 May 1757 in Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary

(11186). Mar: about 1779 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Crawford, Thomas (). 2nd Mar: about 1793 in North Carolina NC to Clark,

John Kelly (). Died: 2 Dec 1848 in Huntingdon, Carroll Co TN aged 91. Mother of Thomas Crawford and Mastin Duke Crawford from 1st

marriage and Rachel Brattain Clark and Julia Benson Clark from 2nd. (Last updated: 07/11/2001 11:10:00)

MARY COVINGTON (11266). Born: about 1758 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, William (11185). Mother: Wall, Mary (11186). Mar:

about 1789 in U.S.A. to Hunter, Robert (). Died after 1789 and before 1852. (Last updated: 28/09/2001 12:26:07)

 WILLIAM COVINGTON (11267). Born: about 1759 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother: Dockery,

Hannah (11345). Mar: about 1777 in Anson Co NC to Thomas, Rachel (11280). Died: about 1798 in Richmond Co NC aged 39. Died

before 1809. Known as Uncle Billy.

 

Rockingham Market Newspaper, 21 Jul 1927, Everett Sketches (an article on Covington history) refers to "Sugar Ben" and "Uncle Billy" as

brothers. However according to Covington Lores and Legends they were in fact, 1st cousins. "Uncle Billy" being Willam, the 6th child of

John Covington and Hannah Dockery while "Sugar Ben" was Benjamin, the 1st son of Banjamin Covington and Francis Mooreman. The

fathers, John (b 1752) and Benjamin (b 1757) were the sons of William Covington (b 1730).

 

It is complicated to confirm actual facts as another source confirms he is son of same John but with his second wife Nancy Love (Wall) and

that his middle name is Wall. I have therefore treated them as 2 separate individuals, be it with the same father. See also William Wall

Covington (5745). I would be grateful for some clarification There is also possible confusion with William (11251) who is also listed as

marrying a Rachel Thomas. (Last updated: 13/10/2021 10:55:34)

PETER BAYLOR COVINGTON (11287). Born 16 Jan 1777 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

ASA COVINGTON (11290). Born 1777- 1778 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11289). Born during 1780 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

JAMES G COVINGTON (11288). Born during 1785 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

PHEBY COVINGTON (11286). Born 1778- 1788 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

THOMAS COVINGTON (11284). Born 1778- 1788 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11377). Born 1778- 1788 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

RACHEL COVINGTON (11285). Born 1778- 1788 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (11291). Born 4 Apr 1789 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Rachel (11280)

 MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON (11433). Born: 24 Jan 1760 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255).

Mother: Dockery, Hannah (11345). Mar: about 1788 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Covington, Sarah (11511). 2nd Mar: about 1811

in Tennessee TN to Yates, Martha (11079). Died: during 1839 in Carroll Co TN aged 79. Named after his uncle, Matthew Dockery. He was

a surveyor in Anson Co NC and employed by Colonial Government under King George III British rule. He served in the War of 1776 and

firstly married his first cousin. He was captured and kept prisoner by the British until the end of the Revolutionary War.

 

Involved in the layout of Rockingham in 1787. The Colonial Records of North Carolina Quote: “In 1788 the General Assembly passed and

act establishing an Academy in Richmond County. The trustees named were: Henry W. Harrington, Thomas Dockery, Thomas Crawford,

Miles King, Matthew Covington, Edward Williams, Israel Sneed, John Howard, William Thomas, William Love, Dudley Mask and William

Hunter, Sr. Those elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1788 were Benjamin Covington, John McAllister, Edward Williams, Charles

Robertson.

 

He married second, Martha Yates, daughter of Patrick Yates of eastern North Carolina. They had a son, Daniel A. Covington born March

28, 1812, and Matthew Covington, son and wife moved in 1828 to Carroll Co., Tennessee where he died in 1839.

 

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters

 

Pension application of Matthew Covington S2444 fn27NC Transcribed by Will Graves 12/10/10 [Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and/or

 grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of

the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations).

 

Tate of Tennessee Carroll County: On this 10th day of December 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the Court

of Pleas and Quarter Sessions now sitting Matthew Covington a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged seventy-three years the 24th

 day of January next, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the

benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th day of June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer at the age

of 15 in the month of October 1775 in Anson County and served as a guard at Anson Court-house under command of Colonel Thomas

Wade and Captain William Hunter Senior for the period of two months in the year 1776 about the month of April declarant states that he

was drafted to march against the Cherokee Indians under command of Colonel David Love, Captain William Hoy1, Major Davidson,

Lieutenant Davidson.

 

The troops were encamped at Marks ferry till the latter part of that month of May when we marched between Salisbury & Charlotte &

crossed the Catawba River at the Island Ford marched across the head of the Broad River to Turkey Cove Fort stayed there about one

month from there we marched up one prong of Broad River and joined General Rutherford's Army at the Pleasant Garden. Anson County

being the lowest down the country and consequently the furthest off General Rutherford proposed that if 100 volunteers would turn out from

Anson County the balance might return home.

 

Accordingly I turned out under the same officers I marched under from Anson from the Pleasant Garden we marched across the Blue Ridge

thence crossed French Broad River and on to the Cherokee towns & burnt a considerable number of the towns and destroyed their corn &c

these towns were on a prong of French Brevard called Tennessee after destroying these towns General Rutherford proposed for 1200

volunteers to go on to Hiwassee a distance of about 30 miles further to the Overhill or Valley towns I again volunteered. We killed a few

Indians and burnt their towns the day after we marched for Hiwassee the South Carolina troops had a battle with and defeated the Indians.

On our return from Hiwassee we passed through the battle Ground and back to our troops at Tennessee thence by the same route we were

marched out back to Anson County about the last of October this tour was six months.

 

The declarant states that from the time of his return from the Cherokee Nation till the year 1780 nothing of importance transpired in his

section of Country, after Charleston was taken by the British in May 1780 the Tories became so troublesome in the Country where declarant

 lived that it was unsafe for any man who was a friend to his Country to stay at home.

 

Sometime after Charleston was taken declarant had to leave his County on account of the Tories & went into Wake County that he there

 volunteered under Captain William Hunter Junior & joined Colonel Davie's Regiment at the Waxhaw settlement in this Regiment he served

three months while the British were in possession of Camden. This service was reconnoitering the Country between the Waxhaw &

Camden the precise time when declarant entered the service is not recollected after being discharge from this service he declarant

returned home to Anson County.

 

Declarant then volunteered under Captain William Hunter Senior & was engaged two months driving cattle to General Green's [sic,

Nathanael Greene's] Army which were then encamped about six miles above Cheraw Hill. Declarant states that about this time Colonel

Culb & Colonel Wade were engaged removing their property into the interior of North Carolina for safety and were attacked and defeated

by the Tories at Piney Bottom in Cumberland County.

 

After this Captain Hunter's Company & others perhaps to the amount of 300 from North & South Carolina marched in pursuit of the Tories &

crossed Drowning Creek at the widow Cathys at that place some of our party killed four Tories, made a route Drowning Creek & recrossed

at Overstreet's ferry our business being entirely with the Tories our routes were in different directions as the emergency of the cases

required & without intermission until the 21st July 1781. I was taken prisoner with three others Patrick Travis of Fayetteville, a Mr. Sprole

[sic, Spruill?] of Cape Fear and John Rogers of Anson County taken by a party of Tories in Cumberland County we were taken to the Tory

headquarters at the Raft Swamp stayed there a few days when Colonel Elrod with about 30 men was dispatched with us to Wilmington who

delivered us to Major Craig a British Major where we were kept till the British Evacuated Wilmington when we were removed to Charleston

& there remained prisoners until about the middle of February 1782 a period of about seven months.

 

The declarant states that his service in scouting parties traversing the Country in pursuit of the Tories the time & periods of which he cannot

precisely recollect together with the periods particularly mentioned will amount to more than two years. He declarant states that he has no

documentary evidence by which he can prove the above service and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure by whom

he can prove all of the above services but states that he can prove his service in the Cherokee nation by James Cole whose affidavit is

annexed. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the

pension roll of the agency of any State whatever. Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid S/ Edward Gwin, Clerk S/ Matthew

Covington

 

Questions by the Court:

1st Where and in what year were you born? A. I was born in the Easton Shore of Maryland Queen Anne's County in the year of our Lord

1760.

 

2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it? A. I have arrived at my age from my Grandfather who was Clerk in the

congregation where I was born but it was sent for by some person in South Carolina for some purpose and was never returned.

 

3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live? A. I lived

in Anson County State of North Carolina, where I continued until the year 1828 when I removed to Carroll County in the State of Tennessee

where I now live

 

4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if in substitute, for whom? A. I was

drafted to the Cherokee Nation, all the rest of my service I volunteered I never was a substitute

 

5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such Continental and militia regiments as

you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service. A. my service was entirely with the Militia consequently I was not

acquainted with the regular officers. I was not acquainted with any Continental Regiment or militia Regiment but those already mentioned &

the General Circumstances of my service is given in my declaration

 

6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it? Ans. After I returned from

 the Cherokee Nation I received pay for the tower [tour] and I suppose I had a discharge but don't recollect whether or not if I had I don't

recollect who gave it or what became of it for any of the balance of my service I never received discharge or pay

 

7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity

and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution. Ans. Colonel John Clark, Thomas Crawford, William Lattimore, Merit Randle,

Isaiah Sneed, James Cole, Thomas Hamilton &c [Thomas A Young, a clergyman, and John Clark gave the standard supporting affidavit.]

 

State of Tennessee Carroll County: [date obliterated] day of December 1832 appeared in open court James Cole of the County & State

aforesaid before the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions now sitting for said County and made oath in due form of law that he

 was well acquainted with Matthew Covington who subscribed & swore to the foregoing Declaration prior to & during the revolutionary war

that he served with him in the Cherokee tower [tour] as stated in the foregoing declaration and that he has good reason to believe that all the

 statements made in the said declaration are true having a personal knowledge of the most of the Circumstances stated, that when the said

Covington returned from Charleston where he has reason to believe he was confined as a prisoner as stated that he was in bad health &

appeared that he had suffered greatly and was a considerable time before he was able to attend to business of any kind he further states

that the said Matthew Covington was a true friend to his Country during her struggle for independence. Sworn to & subscribed in open court

the day and year before written. S/ Edwin Gwin, Clerk S/ James Cole

 

State of Tennessee Carroll County: June Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Be it remembered that on this day the 12th of June

1833, personally appeared in open Court Mathew Covington, who at the December Term 1832, filed the attached declaration for a pension,

 and who after being duly sworn says That from his old age and consequent loss of memory he cannot state precisely the periods of time

which he did serve but to the best of his recollection he served the terms and times he now states That in the month of October 1775 under

Colonel Wade & Captain Hunter, he served two months as a guard at Anson Courthouse. And in April 1776, he was drafted to [go] against

the Cherokee Indians, under Colonel Love & Captain William Hoy, they were encamped at the Masks Ferry.

 

They then marched across the Catawba River, they then joined General Rutherford & marched to French Broad & to the Cherokee towns

some of which they burnt, in this tour he was engaged six months. In the year 1780 in Wake County North Carolina he volunteered in

Captain William Hunter's Company and Colonel Davie's Regiment at the Waxhaw Settlements when the British were in possession of

Cambden [Camden], they were engaged in reconnoitering the country between the Waxhaws & Cambden.

 

In that tour he served three months, upon his return home he volunteered under Captain William Hunter Senior to drive cattle to General

Greene’s Army which was encamped near the Cheraw Hills, in this he served two months, the date not recollected, and shortly after this

time, he again volunteered to go against the Tories, and after making several excursions on Drowning Creek &c he was taken prisoner by

the Tories on the 21st of July 1781 & carried to Wilmington & then to Charlestown where he was kept until he was exchanged about the

middle of February 1782 being six months and 25 days a prisoner. In the excursions against the Tories before he will was taken prisoner he

 was engaged he thinks three months, at least. After his return home from Charlestown, his health was so much impaired he served no more

 during the war.

 

By way of recapitulation he would again state, his first tour as a guard at Anson Court house of two months. His second tour against the

Cherokee Indians six months. His third tour, when stationed between Camden & Waxsaw, three months. 4th Driving cattle to General

Greens Army two months 5th against the Tories three months. 6. A prisoner six months & 25 days making in all 22 months & 25 days for

which he claims a pension. S/ Matthew Covington

 

[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $69.43 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for 20 months & 25 days service as a private in the

North Carolina militia.] (Last updated: 27/06/2021 16:44:08)

 HARRISON HENRY HAMPTON COVINGTON (11526). Born during 1789 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah (11511)

JAMES WILLIAM COVINGTON (11078). Born 19 Feb 1793 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah (11511)

JULIA ANN COVINGTON (15562). Born during 1800 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah (11511)

THOMAS DOCKERY COVINGTON (11536). Born 24 Mar 1802 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Sarah (11511)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (15561). Born during 1807 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Yates, Martha (11079)

DANIEL ASBURY BOONE COVINGTON (11080). Born 28 Mar 1812 in Tennessee TN. Mother: Yates, Martha (11079)

MATTHEW POYTHRESS COVINGTON (15557). Born about 1820 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Yates, Martha (11079)

HANNAH COVINGTON (15126). Born: 1764- 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother: Dockery,

Hannah (11345). Mar: about 1786 in Richmond Co NC to Covington, Samuel (11510). Married her cousin (Last updated: 15/10/2019

14:20:41)

MARY COVINGTON (11436). Born: during 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother: Dockery,

Hannah (11345). Mar: about 1806 in Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Stephen (). Known as May or Molly. Had son Reidon Thomas b. 20

Dec 1808 in Richmond Co NC. Another son John Covington Thomas born 1 Jul 1784 in Richmond Co Ncmarried Sarah Terrell whom

whom he had a daughter Sarah B Thomas (ref 21458) who later married John Coulter Covington (ref 8694). (Last updated: 07/11/2001

11:35:54)

 SARAH COVINGTON (11435). Born: during 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother: Dockery,

Hannah (11345). Mar: about 1788 in Richmond Co NC to McDowell, William (). Died: about 1860 in Richmond Co NC aged 94. Known as

 Sally. Her husband's will reads: [1811] “In the name of God Amen, I, William McDowell of North Carolina, Richmond County, being of sound

mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form fol-lowing, to wit.

 

I give to my beloved wife Sally McDowell during her widowhood all my lands with all their improve-ments and advantages whatsoever lands

lying on the head of the south fork of Cartledges Creek. At her marriage, if it ever should happen, my will is that she have one half of my

aforesaid lands divided at the discretion of my executors, likewise during her widowhood all my personal effects, stocks of all kinds

whatsoever. At her marriage if ever it should happen my will is that my wife have one sixth part of the above mentioned personal estate,

stocks, etc., at her disposal forever.

 

“I give to my two sons John McDowell and James McDowell all my lands as above described to be di-vided at the discretion of my

executors. John McDowell my eldest son to have his part when the marriage of my wife should happen, if it never should happen, at her

death by paying my executors fifty dollars for the use of other children, my son James, excepted.

 

“My will is that my son James McDowell have his part of my lands at his mother’s death and that my wife, if she continues in her widowhood,

shall have all the lands and personal estate that I may be pos-sessed with at my death at her discretion and that if at her marriage she have

my son James part during her natural life. My will is that my son James McDowell at receiving his equal share of my lands pay fifty dol-lars

for the use of my daughters to be distributed by my executors. In the last place,

 

I leave to my three daughters Elizabeth, Polly and Nancy all my personal estate at my wife’s marriage or death with what my two sons quotas

 of fifty dollars for their use to be divided between the aforesaid three daughters with twen-ty five dollars that I bequeath to my granddaughter

 Julia Cother to be taken out of my personal estate after paying all just debts. I appoint Matthew Covington and John Denson executors to

this my last will etc. William McDowell. In witness I have hereunto subscribed my name in presence of the subscribing wit-nesses Matthew

Covington and John Smith.” (Last updated: 07/06/2020 20:29:27)

 JOHN WALL COVINGTON (11492). Born: about 1772 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

 Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: 2 Apr 1807 in Marlboro Co SC to Strother, Elizabeth Hicks (15590). Died: 11 Aug 1809 in Marlboro Co

SC aged 37. Some confusion regarding the various John & John Wall Covington's within Covington Genealogical data (see also 11261) &

(15589). It is believed that he served in The Revolutionary War having lived in South Carolina. Further confirmation required re birth &

marriage date, although the following will is accurate.

 

Made his will on July 9 1809, proved Aug. 11, 1809 (Deed Book 1, p 130-131 Richmond Col. NC Wills The State of South Carolina,

Marlborough District.

 

In the name of God Amen, I John Wall Covington of the State and District aforesaid …….. Also the hire of my negroes to John Lide …… I

wish my Executors hereafter to be named to collect and pay all my just debts the principal part of which is due the Executors of my father's

estate for certain negroes I lately purchased at the sale of the same, if these funds I have named should not be found sufficient to discharge

all my just debts,

 

I will and desire that my Executors sell one or more of my negroes at their discretion until the whole be fully paid and satisfied after which I

will and desire that my Executors hereafter to be named appoint three or five holders of good character to be approved by the Ordinary of

our District aforesaid to divide the following named negroes viz: Tom, Lye, Cook, Billy, Captain, Jack, Ned, young lads, and Julia, Rose,

Aneca, Tena, and Cate also wench Tamar and her children, viz: Lucy, Rachel, Beck, Charles, Frank, Jude, equally according to their value

between my beloved wife, Elizabeth Covington and the child she is now pregnant with which division when so made shall be final. (it goes

on to say that this division is theirs and their heirs forever unless said unborn baby dies the that portion is to be divided between his brothers

 and sisters).

 

Account of The Division of the Slaves belonging to the Estate of John Wall Covington Jr, Deceased. 2nd of January 1811 Recorded in

Book A, No. 3 page 231 S.C.

 

We William Thomas, Thomas Lide, Alexander Lamb, Robert Lide and William Pegues being duly sworn to make an equal division of the

slaves belonging to the estate of John W. Covington deceased, between Mrs. Elizabeth Covington widow of said deceased and the own

brothers and sister of said deceased agreeable to his last will, have divided the said slaves in the following manner, viz: To the said widow

we have assigned the nine following negroes: Lye-$400, Rose-$350, Aneca-$50, Harry, Julia-$325, Tom-$350, Jack-$350, Billy-$325, and

Captain-$325. And to own brothers and sisters (listed below) of deceased we have assigned the balance of said slaves amounting to

eleven viz: Tamar, Lucy, Rachel, Beck, Charles, Frank, Jude, Cook, Ned, Cate, and Lena. (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:50:37)

ANN COVINGTON (11499). Born: 26 Apr 1773 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother: Wall,

Nancy Love (11437). Mar: about 1795 in Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Robert H (). (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:55:38)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11493). Born: during 1773 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

 Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Thought to have died young (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:51:32)

 BENJAMIN COULTER COVINGTON (11494). Born: 7 Feb 1775 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter

(11255). Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: about 1799 in Richmond Co NC to Coulter, Nancy (11549). 2nd Mar: about 1835 in

Richmond Co NC to Everett, Hannah (12520). Died: early 1855 in Richmond Co NC aged 80. Will proved 1855 Book 1 pages 70-81

Richmond Co NC. “In the name of God Amen. I, Benjamin C. Covington of the Co. of Richmond and State of North Carolina, being of sound

mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and

testament and desire first that my executors, hereinafter named shall after my death provide for my body a decent and Christian like burial,

and pay all funeral expenses out of the first money that may come into their hands.

 

“After my death I desire my executors to proceed to pay off and discharge all of my just debts, and that they may sell any of my property,

either personal or real, not hereinafter given to my wife, and if any money is on hand at my death over and above enough to pay my funeral

expenses, to apply it to the payment of my debts, and should my executor have to sell any property to pay debts with, they may sell either

publicly or privately for cash or on terms best for all concerned.

 

“I will and bequeath to my loving wife Hannaha all the land whereon I now reside and which I am at this time seized and possessed of except

 that portion which lies north of a passway I have leading out from my son John C. Covington’s in a west direction to the publick road, and

that which lies East of a branch which crosses the publick road between my house on the foard of Cartledges Creek, all that which is east of

 said branch and of a direct line from where the publick road crosses the Branch to a gate standing on or near the line between my land and

son John’s, and which gate is on the passway from my house to my son John’s house, is hereby excepted. The land given to my wife I

desire her to have it during her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between all my children, viz. John C. Covington, David A.

Covington,b Jesse B. Covington and daughter Anne Powell, their heirs and assigns forever.

 

“I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Covington two horses, one of which shall be my buggy horse known by the name of Jack, the

 other one to be her choice of any on hand at my death. Also my buggy & harness, three feather beds and their necessary furniture, and four

Negro salves, viz., Richmond, and Jim, Judah & Hannah, the last named being Rachel’s youngest child. This property I give my wife during

her life and at her death said Negroes together with their increase and all other property devised from me I give to all of my children herein

before named, to them and their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided among them.

 

“The Negroes and other property herein given my wife and the increase of the Negroes, I do not wish sold or removed out of the State, and if

 my wife should marry again and any attempt is made to remove the Negroes and other property, my executors are requested and hereby

authorized to prevent it, and if in no other way to take the Negroes and other property in possession. My wife is not permitted to sell any

Negroes, only by the consent of my executors which she may do by their advise and with their consent, or with their consent she may

exchange a turbulent and refractory slave for another and any Negroes so obtained and so exchanged to be secured to my children herein

before named, so that all the Negroes & other property obtained from me either directly or indirectly shall at the death of my wife go to my

children before named.

 

“I desire my executors after my death to choose three men of sound discretion unconnected and disinterested in addition to what I have

herein before given my wife to lay off and allot to my wife out of the stock, crop and provisions on hand a years allowance , for herself and

Negro family; to allot to her a sufficiency of household and kitchen furniture, plantation and farming tools, a sufficient number of cattle, hogs,

and sheep for her to raise from. Then the balance of my crop, either growing or matured, provisions, stock, furniture & tools that are not

allotted to my wife, my executors are requested to sell and divide among my children before named their heirs and assigns.

 

“I desire that my wife and son John have the privileges of my gin house and screw, cotton gin and blacksmith tools during the lifetime of my

wife and then for them to go to my children before named and to be divided between them.

 

“I will and bequeath to my beloved children viz., John C. Covington, David A. Covington, Jesse B. Covington and Ann Powell their heirs and

assigns, all the balance of my property, both real and personal estate including the following Negro Salves, viz., Rachel, Adam, Levi, Sandy,

Caroline, Molly, Jethro, Harriett & Nancy together with their increase, and all the property which I have herein before given my wife Hannah. I

again repeat that at her death I give it to my children before named, their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided among them and for the

division to be made by my executors choosing three men of respectability and discretion disinterested for them to allot, value and divide the

  property, except where a sale is necessary, then my executors in their discretion may sell.

 

“The property heretofore given my children & which I put them in possession of, to wit, to my son John C. Covington a Negro boy Bob and

land heretofore given him and now in his possession and to D. A. Covington a Negro girl Tamey, and other property and money to my son

Jesse B. Covington a Negro girl Stacy, and other property and money, to Ann Powell a Negro woman Cordney, and child Edmund I

consider was about equal; I desire that each one remain in possession of their rights to the same without any further reckoning hereby

confirming and approving of any trades or transfers which have been made of the same.

 

“Lastly, I appoint my sons John C. Covington and David A. Covington & son-in-law William Powella executors to this my last will and

testament and request them to act as such. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal in the presence

of two witnesses who in the presence of each other and in my presence have witnessed the same, this the 3rd day of June AD 1850. B. C.

Covington (seal) William L. Covington and Edwin P. Covington.

 

Codicil. Having purchased of Alfred Dockery on the 28th day of December 1851 a small piece of land containing twenty five acres and

adjoining my house tract and on which is situate the gum spring, it has become necessary for me to annex a supplement or codicil to my last

 will and testament, for the purpose of making known what disposition I wish made of said land.

 

“It is then my will and desire that this 25 acres (and for a better description of it, reference is hereby made to its registration in Book W,

Page 159 of the Register’s Office) be added to the land already given unto my beloved wife Hannah & to remain hers for and during her

natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between my chidlren, Jno. C. Covington, David A. Covington, Jesse B. Covington & Ann

Powell and their heirs and assigns forever.

 

“In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of Wm. F. Leak and Robert J. Steele, Sen’r Septembe 20th,

1851. B. C. Covington (x his mark) (seal). Proven in open court at July Term 1855 by Wm. L. Covington. (Last updated: 07/06/2020

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ANN COVINGTON (11552). Born 15 Oct 1804 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy (11549)

JESSE B COVINGTON (11551). Born about 1805 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy (11549)

JOHN COULTER COVINGTON (11550). Born about 1808 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy (11549)

DAVID ANDERSON COVINGTON (11554). Born 18 Oct 1809 in Monroe, Union Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy (11549)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11553). Born during 1813 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Coulter, Nancy (11549)

 WILLIAM WALL COVINGTON (5745). Born: 16 Jan 1777 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255).

Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: 1 Apr 1799 in Richmond Co NC to Covington, Mary Smith (11334). 2nd Mar: about 1841 in

Richmond Co NC to Leake, Sarah Childs (27034). Died: 14 Jul 1858 in Richmond Co NC aged 81. Known as Uncle Billy. Buried at Zion

Methodist Cemetery, 3 miles west of Rockingham NC. (Elbert E Covington 1980). See also William (11267) as there is considerable

confusion regarding these 2 supposed sons of John Covington (11255).

 

It is possible that Mary had a previous marriage because William's will of

1858 mentions two step-children, Elizabeth Covington and Mial (or Miles) Covington (Pioneers, planters and preachers : Gathings,

Covington, Sanford, Murphy, Compere and related lines by Lee Jones and Cinda Sue Gathings Jones in 2011) (Last updated: 27/07/2021

19:39:06)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (5747). Born 22 Sep 1798 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

MILES CLEMENT COVINGTON (15963). Born 18 Sep 1799 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

WILLIAM LITTLE COVINGTON (5749). Born 5 May 1802 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

ANN POYTHRESS COVINGTON (11523). Born 15 Sep 1804 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

HENRY A COVINGTON (5751). Born 27 Jul 1806 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

WILEY J COVINGTON (5752). Born 29 Oct 1807 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

JOHN POYTHRESS COVINGTON (5753). Born 7 May 1809 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

MARY AMY COVINGTON (5754). Born 18 May 1814 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (5755). Born 23 May 1816 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

JAMES AUGUSTUS COVINGTON (5756). Born 4 Jan 1818 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

MARTHA WALL COVINGTON (5757). Born 4 May 1819 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

ALEXANDER ALL COVINGTON (5758). Born 6 Apr 1822 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Mary Smith (11334)

 HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON (11495). Born: 1780- 1781 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255).

Mother: Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: 10 Dec 1797 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Stone, Winifred (15329). Died: 9 May 1815 in

New Orleans, Orleans Parish LA aged 34. Joined Tennessee Forces in War of 1812, died in Camp Henderson, New Orleans, Jefferson

Parish LA.

 

“In the name of God Amen, I Henry Covington of the County of Robertson and State of Tennessee, be-ing of sound mind and memory thanks

 to God for the same calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament in

manner following: “My body to be buried in common form without pomp or parade.

 

“1. I give to beloved wife Winney the tract of land whereon I now live, containing 330 acres during her life time, together with my stock of

horses, cattle, hogs and farming utensils and household furniture, except property after mentioned. After my wife’s death the land to be

equally divided between sons Leroy, Nichols, Henry Lawson and should my wife had had a son in my absence as she was in a state of

pregnancy then he is to share an equal division in the land with the above named boys.

 

“2. I give to my son Leroy a certain 3 year old horse colt called Stack and to my son Nichols a certain year old filly by him claimed and I

desire the old mare to be put to a horse next spring and the first colt she brings my son Henry Lawson to have. The old mare to be the

property of my wife forever.

 

“3. A certain roan mare I direct to be sold by my executors at their discretion and the money arising from the estate to go towards the

educating of my children. The executors to pay particular attention to the schooling of my children.

 

“4. I request that any stock over and above what is necessary to support of my family may be divided to the discretion of my executors to that

 use.

 

“5. And as touching my slaves Nan and her children Tach and Polly, I leave to my wife during her lifetime, at her death to be equally divided

between my daughters, Susanna, Elizabeth Lucy, Polly, Charlotte and Harrett and should my wife have a daughter since I left home as she

was in state of pregnancy then it is to share equal division with other daughters.

 

“6. Should Nan (Slave) have more children, my eldest daughter should have use of first child, my second daughter the use of second child

and so on according to age, at death of my wife and the whole of the negroes to be equally divided among my daughters above named.

 

“7. As touching estate coming from my father, supposed to be about $400.00, one half of which I give my sons equally divided, between

them as they become of age, the other half in like manner among my daughters.

 

“8. My wife to give to my daughters as they marry any household furniture which she can spair.

 

“9. My rifle gun to be sold and debts which are due me to be collected and the wages which may be-come due for my services in the

present campain to be collected and my lawful debts to be paid and the balance to my wife.

 

“10. I appoint my beloved wife and Stephen Cole, my executrix and executor.“

9 May 1815 Henry Covington, “Witnessed: William Pate & James Doss, “Proven in open Court August Term 1815." (Last updated:

07/06/2020 20:29:27)

SUSANNA COVINGTON (16773). Born about 1797 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

LEROY COVINGTON (15330). Born 28 Jan 1799 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

ELIZABETH LUCY COVINGTON (16774). Born during 1799 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

 NICHOLAS C COVINGTON (7556). Born 20 May 1800 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

HARRIETT COVINGTON (16777). Born during 1801 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

HENRY LAWSON COVINGTON (16778). Born 10 Aug 1803 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

LUCY COVINGTON (22650). Born during 1808 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

POLLY COVINGTON (16775). Born about 1808 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (16776). Born about 1812 in Robertson Co TN. Mother: Stone, Winifred (15329)

JAMES COVINGTON (11491). Born: about 1782 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Thought to have died young (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:49:54)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11490). Born: during 1783 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

 Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: about 1805 in U.S.A. to Cole, John (). Husband born 1762 (Last updated: 10/11/2001 18:49:11)

REBECCA COVINGTON (11496). Born: during 1786 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: 4 Mar 1800 in Richmond Co NC to Smith, James Benjamin (). Had daughters, Caroline Smith, (11565)

who married William Hampton Covington (11529) & Rebecca Ann Smith (11765) who married Thomas Preston Covington (11530) (Last

updated: 23/04/2009 10:38:52)

JAMES COVINGTON (11488). Born: about 1788 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: about 1814 in Richmond Co NC to Cole, Nancy Rock (11489). (Last updated: 10/11/2001 17:51:46)

 THOMAS B COVINGTON (11497). Born: during 1790 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, John Coulter (11255). Mother:

Wall, Nancy Love (11437). Mar: during 1810 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Thomas, Jane (11738). 2nd Mar: during 1825 in

Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Stancill, Louisa (11749). Died: 24 Aug 1857 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC aged 67. Known as Big

Tommy. They lived at what is now called the late Ed Thomas homestead at Five Points which then was a large plantation, the land perhaps

given to them by John Covington the father. It is thought to be the original home, and many descendants have come back from Utah and

other places to snap a picture of the ancestral home. (Last updated: 03/08/2021 18:19:40)

JOHN M COVINGTON (20837). Born 18 Aug 1813 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

ROBERT DOCKERY COVINGTON (11745). Born 2 Aug 1815 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

JAMES WALL COVINGTON (11748). Born 27 Dec 1816 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11741). Born 1 May 1817 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

MARTHA ANN COVINGTON (11747). Born 8 Dec 1818 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

THOMAS THOMAS COVINGTON (11743). Born 4 Jul 1820 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

HENRY COVINGTON (11739). Born about 1822 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

NANCY COVINGTON (11746). Born 3 Nov 1822 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (11740). Born about 1824 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

HENRIETTE COVINGTON (11742). Born about 1825 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Thomas, Jane (11738)

WILLIAM STANCILL COVINGTON (11751). Born 1 May 1826 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

ALEXANDER A COVINGTON (11750). Born 3 Apr 1829 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS COVINGTON (11754). Born 30 Jun 1832 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

ELIZABETH C COVINGTON (12540). Born 27 May 1834 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

HENRY A COVINGTON (11752). Born 2 May 1836 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

HARRIETT C COVINGTON (11755). Born 2 Jul 1838 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Stancill, Louisa (11749)

HENRY COVINGTON (11316). Born: about 1770 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: about 1793 in North Carolina NC to Welch, Ann (25383). (Last updated: 03/08/2008 12:15:58)

SUSAN COVINGTON (14462). Born about 1796 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Welch, Ann (25383)

ANNA COVINGTON (25384). Born 24 Oct 1808 in South Carolina SC. Mother: Welch, Ann (25383)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (11380). Born: about 1771 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Died: during 1824 in North Carolina NC aged 53. (Last updated: 17/10/2001 17:32:00)

 SALATHIEL COVINGTON (11315). Born: about 1771 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: about 1795 in Mississippi MS to Mary B (12452). Died: Oct 1826 in Marlboro Co SC aged 55. Farmer (Holmes County MS

Census 1850) (Last updated: 01/03/2021 11:50:39)

JOHN COVINGTON (12453). Born about 1810 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Mary B (12452)

JAMES COVINGTON (12454). Born about 1814 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Mary B (12452)

ELIJAH COVINGTON (11317). Born: about 1773 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha (11347).

Mar: about 1800 in South Carolina SC to Pankey, Elizabeth (11318). (Last updated: 03/08/2008 12:15:58)

JOHN L COVINGTON (11321). Born: during 1775 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: about 1800 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC to Jones, Mary Nancy (14460). Died: 3 Jun 1850 in Richmond Co NC aged

75. Wife was from Jones Creek. (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

WILLIAM RILEY COVINGTON (12032). Born 15 Jan 1808 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Jones, Mary Nancy (14460)

THOMAS JOHN COVINGTON (12534). Born during 1810 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Jones, Mary Nancy (14460)

ASA COVINGTON (11323). Born: about 1781 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha (11347).

Mar: about 1803 in Marlboro Co SC to Tarbutton, Rebecca (11324). (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

NANCY RUBY COVINGTON (16134). Born: about 1783 in Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: 21 May 1800 in Richmond Co NC to Tarbutton, Reuben (). Died: during 1824 in North Carolina NC aged 41. (Last updated:

 24/08/2009 17:00:22)

RUBY COVINGTON (11322). Born: about 1783 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha (11347).

Mar: about 1805 in Marlboro Co SC to Tarbutton, Ruben (). (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

 BEXLEY N COVINGTON (11325). Born: during 1785 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: during 1807 in North Carolina NC to Hunter, Mary Ann (11381). 2nd Mar: about 1832 in Richmond Co NC to Mason,

Elizabeth (14463). 3rd Mar: 25 Sep 1851 in Richmond Co NC to Snead, Martha (14464). Died: during 1860 in Richmond Co NC aged 75.

Believed to have first married a Miss Thomas in 1805, no further info found. (Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

WILEY HUNTER COVINGTON (15361). Born 18 Dec 1808 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

WYATT N COVINGTON (15362). Born 1809- 1810 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (15363). Born 1812- 1813 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

WESLEY H COVINGTON (15364). Born about 1815 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

HARRIET COVINGTON (15365). Born 11 Dec 1817 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

LEMUEL SALATHIEL COVINGTON (15366). Born about 1820 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

ELIJAH C COVINGTON (15367). Born about 1823 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Hunter, Mary Ann (11381)

HENRY CLAY COVINGTON (17551). Born during 1833 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth (14463)

REBECCA COVINGTON (16384). Born during 1835 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth (14463)

ROBERT COVINGTON (16385). Born during 1842 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth (14463)

JOSEPH E COVINGTON (16386). Born during 1845 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth (14463)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (16387). Born during 1845 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Mason, Elizabeth (14463)

SAMUEL C COVINGTON (16388). Born during 1853 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Snead, Martha (14464)

SAMUEL S COVINGTON (11319). Born: during 1786 in Richmond Co NC. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11281). Mother: Roe, Martha

(11347). Mar: about 1820 in North Carolina NC to Pankey, Lucy (11320). Died: 13 Jun 1852 in Marlboro Co SC aged 66. (Last updated:

24/08/2009 17:09:33)

MARTIN D COVINGTON (11963). Born during 1816 in South Carolina SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

JAMES P COVINGTON (11951). Born during 1819 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

REBECCA COVINGTON (14495). Born during 1821 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

JOHN N COVINGTON (23569). Born during 1824 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

ALFRED D COVINGTON (11149). Born 24 Jan 1829 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

ELIJAH J COVINGTON (14494). Born during 1830 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

NOAH LUTHER COVINGTON (14497). Born during 1832 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: Pankey, Lucy (11320)

 ELI COVINGTON (15927). Born: during 1780 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Nathaniel (11338). Mother: Elizabeth (21660). Mar:

about 1800 in Dover, Kent Co DE to Griffin, Lydia (15928). (Last updated: 18/08/2009 12:48:21)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (15929). Born about 1800 in Dover, Kent Co DE. Mother: Griffin, Lydia (15928)

NATHANIEL COVINGTON (15930). Born about 1802 in Duck Creek, Kent Co DE. Mother: Griffin, Lydia (15928)

 JOHN V COVINGTON (10784). Born: during 1775 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825).

Mar: 16 Feb 1796 in Rutherford, Rutherford Co NC to Covington, Susannah P (10783). Died: 7 Jul 1838 in Liberty, Amite Co MS aged 62.

The John V. Covington, Jr. who married the daughter of Thomas (10778), Susanna in 1796 may well have been John's son and first cousin

of the bride. They lived after marriage at Carnesville GA. Will of 1837 is located in the courthouse at Liberty MS.

 

John moved to Georgia sometime after 1796. It is believed several Covington families moved to Georgia during the same period. He

served in the War of 1812, during the year of 1814. His service commenced on November 21, 1814, and was to expire on May 20, 1815.

He was in Company C, Riflemen, 4th Regiment of the Georgia Militia. Company Commander was Captain Adam G. Saffold. Battalion

Commander was Lt. Col. Jones.

 

The company pay roll shows his service actually expired on May 6, 1815, at Ft. Hawkins. His time of service was charged as 5 months, 23

days. He was paid travel pay from his home to the rendevous with his company, and back. Distance from his home to the rendevous was 60

 miles, therefore the round trip distance was 120 miles. He was allowed 8 days for the round trip. He was paid $46.65 travel pay. A

company muster roll shows he was present at Camp Hope on December 10, 1814.

 

Another company muster roll shows he was present but sick at Camp 3 Mile Creek on March 1, 1815. After the war, John moved his family

to Amite County, Mississippi.

 

Heirs named in the will of John Covington, signed September 10, 1837; probated July 23, 1838: Sons John R. Covington, Thomas

Covington, and William Covington. Daughters Nancy L. Covington, Mary E. Whittaker, and Susan E. Williams. Grandchildren Frederick,

John, and Jane Brasill (apparently children of a deceased daughter).

 

Last Will & testament of John V Covington Sr Deceased: "I John Covington of the County of Amite in the state of Mississippi being in sound

 mind do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time herebefore

made, and first I desire that my body be decently interred, and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me with, I dispose

of the same as follows. First I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my death out of the first moneys that shall come

into the hands of my Executor from any portion of my personal estate.

 

To my son, John R. Covington, I give and bequeath all my lands containing one hundred and forty-four and 01/100 acres. Out of which land it

 is my will that the said John R. Covington do pay his sister, Nancy L. Covington, one hundred and fifty dollars. To my son, Thomas

Covington, I bequeath one cow or the value of one cow. To Mary E. Whittaker, my daughter, I bequeath one cow or the value of one cow. To

my daughter, Susan E. Williams, I give one cow or the value of one cow. To my grandchildren, Frederick, John, and John Brasill, I give the

sum of twenty dollars in money or in property as best suits their convenience.

 

To my son, William Covington, I give one cow or the value of one cow. After all my debts are paid it is my will that all my personal property

not mentioned in my last will and testament be divided equally between my wife Susan P. and my son John R. and Nancy L. Covington, and I

 do hereby appoint my son, John R. Covington, Executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of

September in the year A.D. 1837.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us who have subscribed in the presence of each other. John Covington, Thomas & Mary

McDonald, Riley Cockerham - State of Mississippi, Amite County, Probate Court, July Term, 1838

 

This day came in open court Thomas McDonald and Mary McDonald who being duly sworn disposeth and said that they saw John

Covington sign seal and deliver the within instrument and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that

they together with the other subscribing witness signed the same as witness at his request in the presence of the Testor and in presence of

each other. Sworn to in open court this 23rd July, 1838. Thomas & Mary McDonald, J.R. Davis."

 

Research Notes: 1820 Census of Amite County, Mississippi, page 30: John Covington males, 1 under 10, 1 10-16, 2 16-26, 1 45 and over.

 females, 1 under 10, 3 10-16, 1 45 and over.

 

 The 1830 Census of Amite County, Mississippi shows John Covington and his son William Covington were still living in Amite County.

William was married and living seven houses away. John's son, Thomas Covington, was married and living in an adjoining county, Franklin

County, Mississippi. 12

 

Marriage Notes: John and Sussanah were married and living in Fayette Didtrict, Richmond County, North Carolina, at the time the first

census of the United States was taken in 1790. There were no children in the household at the time. They are presumed to have been

married only a short while at that time. (Last updated: 11/03/2022 16:17:23)

THOMAS B COVINGTON (10820). Born Dec 1796 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

ELINOR COVINGTON (12212). Born about 1800 in Georgia GA. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (10825). Born during 1803 in Ruther Glen, Caroline Co VA. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

MARY E COVINGTON (10823). Born about 1803 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

SUSAN E COVINGTON (10824). Born about 1805 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

NANCY L COVINGTON (10812). Born about 1810 in Rutherford Co NC. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

JOHN R COVINGTON (20954). Born 1816- 1817 in Mississippi MS. Mother: Covington, Susannah P (10783)

MILLY COVINGTON (13038). Born: about 1775 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825). Mar:

about 1797 in South Carolina SC to Walton, Pleasant (). (Last updated: 17/04/2002 22:53:25)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11265). Born: about 1776 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825).

Mar: during 1799 in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co SC to Selman, Nancy (11823). Died: 7 Jan 1850 in DeSoto Co MS aged 73. Buried at

Jeremiah Covington Cemetery, nr DeSoto, Mississippi. He served in the War of 1812 from Lincoln County GA. (info from Harvey & Sara

Causey) (Marleen Covington - Roots Web) (Last updated: 13/06/2002 18:37:23)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (11282). Born 7 Mar 1802 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy (11823)

JEREMIAH B COVINGTON (12205). Born 24 Jan 1808 in Jackson, Butts Co GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy (11823)

LARKIN PERRIPOINT COVINGTON (13808). Born 8 Dec 1809 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Selman, Nancy (11823)

LUCINDA COVINGTON (13809). Born during 1823 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Selman, Nancy (11823)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (12213). Born: 14 Dec 1777 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary

(17825). Mar: during 1804 in Georgia GA to Selman, James (). Known as Betsey. Husband born 1770, died 1847. He was son of

Jeremiah and Nancy SelmanThey had one son William Covington Selman. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey) (Last updated: 02/01/2002

14:24:53)

 THOMAS P COVINGTON (12214). Born: about 1781 in Amelia Co VA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825).

Mar: 23 Nov 1807 in Lincoln Co GA to May, Elizabeth (12222). Died: 13 Apr 1815 in Mobile, Mobile Co AL aged 34. Thought to have died

from injuries sustained in the War of 1812. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey). (info from Jacob L Bateman III Mar 2003 -

LeBateman@worldnet.att.net) (Last updated: 18/04/2002 19:23:15)

SARAH COVINGTON (15480). Born during 1808 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: May, Elizabeth (12222)

ANDERSON COVINGTON (15481). Born during 1810 in Marlboro Co SC. Mother: May, Elizabeth (12222)

NANCY COVINGTON (15482). Born during 1812 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: May, Elizabeth (12222)

THOMAS P COVINGTON (14106). Born during 1814 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: May, Elizabeth (12222)

EDWARD J COVINGTON (12216). Born: during 1788 in Lincoln Co GA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825).

Mar: about 1822 in Georgia GA to McGlauhon, Nancy (12221). Died: during 1860 in Georgia GA aged 72. (info from Harvey & Sara

Causey). Known as Neddie. He was a Farmer and slave owner. 2 of his slaves took the Covington name Hannah (19537) and Hamptom

(29148) (Last updated: 16/03/2022 10:49:01)

DAVID EDWARD COVINGTON (15524). Born during 1828 in Pike Co GA. Mother: McGlauhon, Nancy (12221)

WILLIAM M COVINGTON (15525). Born during 1830 in Pike Co GA. Mother: McGlauhon, Nancy (12221)

FANNY COVINGTON (12217). Born: about 1789 in Marlboro Co SC. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825). Mar:

 about 1811 in Georgia GA to Dennis, Samuel (). (Last updated: 18/04/2002 19:23:15)

ALLEY COVINGTON (12215). Born: during 1791 in Georgia GA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825). Mar:

about 1811 in Georgia GA to Miles, George Marshall (). Died: during 1870 in Union Parish LA aged 79. (info from Harvey & Sara Causey).

 

 

Subsequent info from a descendent Annette O'Brien (aobrien1@swbell.net) in May 2009, suggests she moved from Georgia to Union

Parish Louisiana with her son Ebenezer & that censuses consistently record her as being born in Georgia.

 

 DAVID COVINGTON (11134). Born: during 1795 in Lincoln Co GA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825). Mar:

24 Dec 1817 in Lincoln Co GA to Bussey, Ann (11135). Died: during 1859 in Uchee, Russell Co AL aged 64. (info from Harvey & Sara

Causey). Appeared in 1830 Census as living in Montgomery AL (Last updated: 05/02/2009 16:20:41)

RASPBERRY E COVINGTON (14659). Born during 1818 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

JOHN NELSON COVINGTON (14660). Born during 1820 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

SUSAN COVINGTON (20053). Born during 1823 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON (5815). Born 24 Dec 1824 in Russell Co AL. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

CHARLES THOMAS COVINGTON (14663). Born 18 Mar 1828 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

JONATHAN M COVINGTON (14664). Born Dec 1832 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

JANE ALICE COVINGTON (14662). Born during 1837 in Lincoln Co GA. Mother: Bussey, Ann (11135)

NEWBELL COVINGTON (12218). Born: about 1795 in Georgia GA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary (17825). Mar:

about 1817 in Georgia GA to Thurfey (). (Last updated: 05/02/2009 16:20:41)

MARSHALL COVINGTON (12219). Born: 4 Jul 1800 in Americus, Sumter Co GA. Father: Covington, William (11350). Mother: Wall, Mary

(17825). Mar: about 1818 in Georgia GA to Delilah (12220). Died: 2 Oct 1879 in Clopton Dale Co AL aged 79. (info from Harvey & Sara

Causey). He raised his brother Thomas P's 3 children after his death in 1815. He is buried in Clopton Cemetery, Dale AL. (James Lee

Weaver Family Tree).

 

There is confusion in records between this, Marshall and a Ebenezer Marshall Covington (18815) who was born in 1797 in Queen Anne's

Co MD. At that time it would be unlikely for whole families to migrate from Georgia to Maryland, or vice versa. Much of the confusion is

based on some of the Georgia family using the Ebenezer name for their offspring and lack of proof found for marriages for both Ebenezer

Marshall and Marshall. (Last updated: 16/03/2022 10:28:55)

PERRY RANSOM COVINGTON (14688). Born 24 Dec 1818 in Pike Co GA. Mother: Delilah (12220)

ARMOND E COVINGTON (15522). Born 20 Jan 1837 in Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah (12220)

MARTHA E COVINGTON (15523). Born during 1843 in Georgia GA. Mother: Delilah (12220)

 JOHN COVINGTON (21032). Born: 24 Apr 1788 in Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Hannah (15252). Mar: during

 1822 in Tent, New Castle Co DE to Mastin, Sarah (16189). Died: 15 Mar 1832 in Kent Co DE aged 43. (Last updated: 08/11/2020

15:34:44)

ANN P COVINGTON (16190). Born 15 Jun 1815 in Kent Co DE. Mother: Mastin, Sarah (16189)

JOHN OWEN COVINGTON (11166). Born 26 Jan 1819 in Delaware DE. Mother: Mastin, Sarah (16189)

SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON (16192). Born 25 Dec 1825 in Kent Co DE. Mother: Mastin, Sarah (16189)

WILHELMENA COVINGTON (16191). Born 10 Aug 1825 in Delaware DE. Mother: Mastin, Sarah (16189)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (21038). Born: 18 Dec 1790 in Motherkiln, Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Hannah

(15252). (Last updated: 08/11/2020 15:34:44)

ANN COVINGTON (21037). Born: 29 Sep 1798 in Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030).

(Last updated: 07/10/2018 19:21:40)

JEANETTE COVINGTON (21031). Born: 16 Feb 1801 in Sussex Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants, Naomi

(21030). Mar: 10 Dec 1820 in Milford, Sussex Co DE to Lofland, Nehemiah (). Died: 26 Sep 1834 in Delaware DE aged 33. (Last

updated: 08/11/2020 15:34:44)

TABITHA COVINGTON (21034). Born: 2 Dec 1803 in Motherkiln, Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants,

Naomi (21030). Died: 7 Aug 1807 in Murderkill, Kent Co DE aged 3. (Last updated: 08/11/2020 15:34:44)

HENRY COVINGTON (21035). Born: 1 Jun 1805 in Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030).

 (Last updated: 07/10/2018 19:20:32)

MARY COVINGTON (21033). Born: 6 Sep 1807 in Sussex Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030).

 (Last updated: 07/10/2018 19:19:07)

 EDWARD G COVINGTON (21036). Born: 13 Oct 1811 in Camden, Kent Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel (11353). Mother: Pleasants,

Naomi (21030). Mar: 1 Apr 1838 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co PA to Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193). Died: 15 Dec 1893 in St Paul,

Ramsey Co MN aged 82. (Last updated: 08/11/2020 15:34:44)

MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON (21029). Born 15 Oct 1838 in Delaware DE. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

HENRY COVINGTON (23576). Born during 1839 in Pennsylvania PA. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

FRANK COVINGTON (23575). Born during 1839 in Ohio Co WV. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COVINGTON (17487). Born 24 Oct 1843 in Indiana IN. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

EDWARD H COVINGTON (17485). Born Feb 1845 in Indiana IN. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

NAOMI JANE COVINGTON (17486). Born Nov 1851 in Pennsylvania PA. Mother: Hinson, Mariah Potter (16193)

ELIZABETH HARDCASTLE COVINGTON (15253). Born: 12 Dec 1813 in Wilmington, New Castle Co DE. Father: Covington, Samuel

(11353). Mother: Pleasants, Naomi (21030). Mar: during 1843 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co PA to Bryan, Timothy Matlock (). Died: 4

Apr 1903 in Austin, Cook Co IL aged 89. (Last updated: 08/11/2020 15:34:44)

HENRY COVINGTON (12885). Born: 11 Mar 1788 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884).

Mar: 15 Jan 1815 in Champaign Co OH to Kavanagh, Anna (17277). Died: 12 Apr 1850 in Logan Co OH aged 62. Appears in 1820 Union

 Twsp, Logan Co OH census, and then in 1830 Harrison Twsp, Champaign Co OH census. He was in the War of 1812 (Last updated:

17/02/2021 18:45:23)

MARY COVINGTON (20135). Born during 1818 in North Carolina NC. Mother: Kavanagh, Anna (17277)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (25175). Born 22 Sep 1819 in Logan Co OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Anna (17277)

MATTHEW P COVINGTON (25176). Born 26 Apr 1822 in Champaign Co OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Anna (17277)

JOHN COVINGTON (25177). Born during 1830 in Liberty Township, Logan Co OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Anna (17277)

 SAMUEL COVINGTON (11145). Born: about 1790 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884).

Mar: 25 Jun 1812 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co OH to Hollingsworth, Mary (11146). Died: 15 Apr 1831 in Champaign Co OH aged 40.

 In 1870 Census was living at Queen Annes Co MD, in Union Twsp, Logan Co, OH and in1830 census at Harrison Twsp, Champaign Co

OH.

 

After his death in 1831 his younger children became under the guardianship of James Cavinaugh. (Duane Covington Family Tree) (Last

updated: 17/02/2021 18:45:23)

EDWARD COVINGTON (12889). Born during 1815 in Chestertown, Kent Co MD. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

ELIZA COVINGTON (12890). Born about 1818 in Kennard, Champaign Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (12891). Born 22 Mar 1822 in Logan Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

JOHN COVINGTON (24352). Born during 1823 in Logan Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

ISAAC M COVINGTON (11147). Born 23 Aug 1826 in Champaign Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

WILLIAM M COVINGTON (12892). Born about 1827 in Logan Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

JAMES COVINGTON (12893). Born about 1831 in Champaign Co OH. Mother: Hollingsworth, Mary (11146)

ANNE COVINGTON (17278). Born: about 1793 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884).

Mar: 19 Dec 1824 in Logan Co OH to Blaylock, Vachel (). Died: about 1857 in Champaign Co OH aged 64. Her daughter Anne Blaylock

was living with Anna Covington (wife of her brother Henry) in Logan Co OH in 1850. (Last updated: 17/02/2021 18:45:23)

SARAH COVINGTON (12887). Born: about 1795 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884).

Mar: about 1815 in Logan Co OH to Kenton, William (). Died: during 1824 in Logan Co OH aged 29. Husband was son of James & Rachel

 Kenton. They had a son James Kenton born 13 Aug 1818 at Zanesfield, Logan OH. (info from Becky Pyle - becky@ctcn.net - Oct 2003)

(Last updated: 17/02/2021 18:45:23)

ELI COVINGTON (12886). Born: 1 Oct 1796 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884). Mar:

24 Jun 1817 in Champaign Co OH to Kavanagh, Margery (12888). 2nd Mar: 3 Jan 1851 in Edgar, Edgar Co IL to Hollingsworth, Mary

(11146). Died: 13 Jun 1882 in Pleasantville, Marion Co IA aged 85. Appears in 1820 Union Twsp, Logan Co OH census, and then in 1830

Harrison Twsp, Champaign Co OH census. (Last updated: 10/05/2010 07:34:28)

EDWARD J COVINGTON (25440). Born 11 Jan 1820 in Ohio OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Margery (12888)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25458). Born 7 Aug 1824 in Ohio OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Margery (12888)

MARTHA COVINGTON (12894). Born about 1825 in Champaign Co OH. Mother: Kavanagh, Margery (12888)

HARRIETT SUSAN COVINGTON (25459). Born 25 Mar 1837 in Champagne Co KY. Mother: Kavanagh, Margery (12888)

 RACHEL COVINGTON (17279). Born: 27 Feb 1893 in Maryland MD. Father: Covington, Edward (11357). Mother: Radcliff, Sarah (12884).

 Mar: 19 Jun 1917 in Champaign Co OH to Kavanaugh, James B (). Died: 15 May 1939 in Logan Co OH aged 46. (Last updated:

17/02/2021 18:45:23)

WILLIAM M COVINGTON (15273). Born: 31 Oct 1789 in North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth

(15903). Mar: 24 Oct 1812 in North Carolina NC to Bailey, Elizabeth (15274). Died: 10 Nov 1828 in Anson Co NC aged 39. (Last

updated: 22/01/2019 16:17:57)

JOHN BAILEY COVINGTON (15280). Born 14 Sep 1813 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

EMELIA COVINGTON (15275). Born 17 Apr 1815 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

NANCY COVINGTON (15276). Born 27 Jan 1817 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (15277). Born 21 May 1819 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

WILLIAM C COVINGTON (15278). Born 6 Jan 1821 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

MARY MARGARET COVINGTON (15279). Born 16 Jun 1824 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

LOUISA C COVINGTON (21302). Born during 1827 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

BENJAMIN T COVINGTON (15256). Born 14 Aug 1828 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Elizabeth (15274)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (25039). Born: about 1790 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth

(15903). Mar: about 1812 in North Carolina NC to Liles, Dennis (). (Last updated: 08/02/2021 16:46:01)

BENJAMIN COVINGTON (25040). Born: about 1791 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth

(15903). (Last updated: 08/02/2021 16:48:17)

JOHN COVINGTON (25041). Born: about 1792 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903).

Mar: about 1819 in Richmond Co NC to Alderman, Martha (25045). Died: about 1852 in Anson Co NC aged 60. Deed book V page 290

Anson County NC in 1825 shows for $300 to John Covington, 100 acres in the waters of Jorres Creek and Grind Stone Branch in the

Joseph Thompson line. Sealed and signed in the presence of brothers, sisters and in-laws of John Covington. (Last updated: 08/02/2021

16:50:33)

ELIZA JANE COVINGTON (25046). Born 26 May 1820 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Alderman, Martha (25045)

MARTHA D COVINGTON (25047). Born 4 Apr 1824 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Alderman, Martha (25045)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (25048). Born during 1829 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Alderman, Martha (25045)

FRANCES COVINGTON (25049). Born 4 Jul 1830 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Alderman, Martha (25045)

SUSAN COVINGTON (25050). Born during 1832 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Alderman, Martha (25045)

 ELIJAH C COVINGTON (15266). Born: 23 May 1794 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth

(15903). Mar: about 1815 in Anson Co NC to Bailey, Margaret (15265). 2nd Mar: about 1843 in Anson Co NC to Hooker, Hannah (15902).

 Died: 20 Sep 1859 in Wadesboro, Anson Co NC aged 65. Buried at Bennett Cemetery, Wadesboro NC. (Information on Elijah and his

wives and children is taken from a family record in possession of Miss Hattie May Covington of Wadesboro, North Carolina. It was written

by her father, Benjamin Gaston Covington.) (Last updated: 18/08/2009 12:43:42)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (15282). Born 28 Apr 1815 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

JAMES MELTON COVINGTON (15283). Born 12 Oct 1817 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

SERENA COVINGTON (15284). Born 12 May 1823 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

ELIJAH C COVINGTON (15285). Born 27 Nov 1824 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

BENJAMIN D COVINGTON (15286). Born 19 Oct 1826 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

MARGARET H COVINGTON (15287). Born 19 Sep 1828 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

EMALINE COVINGTON (15288). Born 9 May 1830 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

WILLIAM T COVINGTON (15289). Born 19 Jan 1832 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

RISDON B COVINGTON (15290). Born 1 Jun 1833 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

ANN ADELINE COVINGTON (15291). Born 13 May 1835 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

ELIJAH ANDREW COVINGTON (15294). Born 9 Mar 1838 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

JOHN W COVINGTON (15292). Born 9 Nov 1839 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

NANCY HOOKER COVINGTON (15293). Born 20 Aug 1840 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Bailey, Margaret (15265)

LEMUEL HARDY COVINGTON (20576). Born 14 Jan 1844 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Hooker, Hannah (15902)

GASTON J COVINGTON (16217). Born 27 Oct 1848 in Anson Co NC. Mother: Hooker, Hannah (15902)

NANCY COVINGTON (25042). Born: during 1796 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth (15903).

 Died: about 1868 in U.S.A. aged 72. (Last updated: 08/02/2021 17:00:49)

SARAH FRANCES COVINGTON (25043). Born: during 1800 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett,

Elizabeth (15903). Mar: 18 Jul 1816 in Anson Co NC to Winfree, Gideon Booker (). Died: during 1850 in Anson Co NC aged 50. (Last

updated: 08/02/2021 17:01:54)

MARY POLLY COVINGTON (25044). Born: during 1806 in Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Simon (11505). Mother: Bennett, Elizabeth

(15903). Mar: during 1821 in Anson Co NC to Liles, Rufus (). (Last updated: 08/02/2021 17:06:34)

 SAMUEL COVINGTON (11510). Born: about 1760 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother: Sands, Elizabeth

(11508). Mar: about 1786 in Richmond Co NC to Covington, Hannah (15126). Died: 10 Aug 1847 in Richmond, Madison Co KY aged 87.

Some records suggest his "parents" were John Blair Boiling, born c.1736 in Queen Anne's Co MD & Mary Martha Jefferson, born around

1741 in Goochland VA (she was daughter of Peter Jefferson & Jane Randolph). These same IGI records suggest the Boilings had 17

children, some named Boiling & others named Covington (Last updated: 15/10/2019 14:20:41)

SAMUEL COVINGTON (11585). Born about 1776 in Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

ESTHER COVINGTON (11582). Born about 1785 in Stewartsville Township, Scotland Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

HENRY W COVINGTON (11584). Born 11 Mar 1791 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (11583). Born about 1793 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

JOHN DOCKERY COVINGTON (11581). Born about 1797 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

MARY COVINGTON (11438). Born 14 Oct 1809 in Rockingham, Richmond Co NC. Mother: Covington, Hannah (15126)

JOHN COVINGTON (11509). Born: about 1761 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother: Sands, Elizabeth

(11508). (Last updated: 10/11/2001 20:56:45)

ELIZABETH SANDS COVINGTON (11515). Born: 12 Jan 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother:

Sands, Elizabeth (11508). Mar: 24 Apr 1783 in Maryland MD to Easterling, William Silas (). Died: 1 Sep 1848 in Maryland MD aged 83.

Had 13 children (Last updated: 10/05/2010 15:05:56)

SARAH COVINGTON (11511). Born: about 1765 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother: Sands, Elizabeth

(11508). Mar: about 1788 in Richmond Co NC to Covington, Matthew Poythress (11433). Known as Sally. Married her first cousin. (Last

updated: 10/11/2001 20:58:08)

CHARLOTTE COVINGTON (16204). Born: about 1766 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother: Sands,

Elizabeth (11508). Mar: about 1788 in Maryland MD to Crawford, Martin Dukes (). (Last updated: 29/08/2009 09:19:22)

MARY ELIZABETH COVINGTON (16205). Born about 1789 in Maryland MD. Mother: Covington, Charlotte (16204)

PATTY COVINGTON (11512). Born: about 1767 in Queen Anne's Co MD. Father: Covington, Henry (11506). Mother: Sands, Elizabeth

(11508). Mar: about 1788 in Maryland MD to Webb, John Turner (). Husband was son of Keziah Covington (12500) & Robert Webb (Last

updated: 10/11/2001 20:58:47)

  GENERATION   Eight

WILLIAM COVINGTON (923). Born: 1817- 1818 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Mar: Sep 1860 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Castle, Rachael Ann (5217). Died: 21 Feb 1905 in Potterspury,

Northamptonshire aged 87. Christened: 30 May 1819 at Lavendon. Appears in 161, 1871 & 1881 Census living at 29 Church Street,

Wolverton, Bucks with Sister in Laws Elizabeth Castle, aged 66 & Mary Vaughan aged 68 and Niece G Covington aged 15. He is

described as a Baker. In 1901 Census when aged 83 he still lived in Wolverton but with Mary Covington aged 74, presumably his sister.

Probate beneficiaries: Mary & Thomas Davison. (Last updated: 10/01/2022 16:38:23)

JOHN COVINGTON (579). Born: 3 Apr 1821 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Mar: about 1850 in England to Mary (100). Died: 22 Nov 1884 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire aged 63. In 1881 Census

was living at The Green Man, Bedford Rd, Lavendon employed as a Brewer & Publican. Probate beneficiaries: William Covington/ (Last

updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2715). Born: during 1825 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr,

Rebecca (4228). Mar: Jul-Sep 1848 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Nichols, Benoni (). Christened: 23 Oct 1825 at Lavendon.

(Last updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2714). Born: during 1825 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Mar: 14 Sep 1847 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Davison, Charles (). Christened: 23 Oct 1825 at Lavendon. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

PETER COVINGTON (2868). Born: 25 Dec 1831 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Mar: 3 Aug 1854 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Parriss, Mary (4334). Died: Apr-Jun 1894 in Potterspury, Northamptonshire

aged 62. Lived in Bedford 1851. According to 1881 Census lived at Ratcliffe St, Wolverton, Bucks employed as a Railway Car Fitter. (Last

 updated: 24/03/2008 12:04:43)

GERTRUDE RACHEL ANN COVINGTON (1331). Born Apr-Jun 1865 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Mary (4334)

JOSEPH WILLIAM COVINGTON (3928). Born Oct-Dec 1866 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Mary (4334)

GEORGE COVINGTON (390). Born Apr-Jun 1868 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Mary (4334)

FRANK JOHN COVINGTON (325). Born Jan-Mar 1870 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Parriss, Mary (4334)

SARAH COVINGTON (2716). Born: during 1831 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Christened: 25 Dec 1831 at Lavendon. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 GEORGE COVINGTON (2713). Born: Apr 1834 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Joseph (643). Mother: Burr, Rebecca

(4228). Died: May 1849 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 15. Christened: 4 May 1834 at Lavendon. Buried 15 May 1849 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (3191). Born: 12 Jun 1806 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Died: Jul 1806 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire aged 0. Christened: 20 Jul 1806 at Lavendon. Buried 2 August 1806 (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

MARY COVINGTON (2898). Born: 3 Jul 1808 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Mar: 21 Nov 1826 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire to Higgs, William Samuel (). 2nd Mar: 9 May 1844 in Olney, Buckinghamshire

to Marson, Joseph (). Died: Jan-Mar 1884 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire aged 75. Christened: 27 Jul 1808 at Lavendon. In 1861

Census described as a Lacemaker. Ist husband, known as Samuel, was an Agriculteral Labourer and 2nd husband was a Pig/Cattle

dealer. (Last updated: 20/02/2022 16:41:10)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (2901). Born: 23 Jun 1810 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss,

Anne (4207). Mar: 10 May 1831 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to York, Robert (). Christened: 3 Jul 1810 at Lavendon. (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

JOSEPH PARRISS COVINGTON (661). Born: 24 May 1812 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother:

Parriss, Anne (4207). Mar: 18 Feb 1835 in Olney, Buckinghamshire to Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283). Died: 23 Dec 1866 in Milton Ernest,

 Bedfordshire aged 54. Christened: 17 Jun 1812 at Ravenstone. Blacksmith & Farrier. Buried 27/12/1866. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH ADKINS COVINGTON (3165). Born about 1836 in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire. Mother: Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283)

EDWIN JOSEPH COVINGTON (1744). Born 6 Jul 1837 in Milton, Bedford. Mother: Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283)

WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON (1822). Born 30 Sep 1840 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283)

SARAH ANN COVINGTON (1694). Born 5 Jan 1842 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (1801). Born 4 Mar 1844 in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Mother: Adkins, Elizabeth Perry (4283)

WILLIAM NICHOLLS COVINGTON (995). Born: 18 May 1814 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother:

Parriss, Anne (4207). Mar: 13 Oct 1841 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Adkins, Sarah Ann (4299). 2nd Mar: Jan-Mar 1871 in

Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Adams, Elizabeth (5153). Died: Apr-Jun 1883 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire aged 69. In

1881 Census lived at Main St, Revenstone, Bucks employed as a Blacksmith. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (1687). Born Jul-Sep 1842 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Adkins, Sarah Ann (4299)

JOHN WILLIAM COVINGTON (626). Born Oct-Dec 1843 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Adkins, Sarah Ann (4299)

 SARAH COVINGTON (2902). Born: 23 Jun 1816 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Mar: Oct-Dec 1837 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Sawbridge, William (). Lived in Milton Ernest c.1841 (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

GEORGE COVINGTON (374). Born: 6 Nov 1818 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Mar: 30 Nov 1841 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Hammon, Jane (4296). Blacksmith at Olney. In 1881 Census lived at

Dartmouth Rd, Olney, Bucks (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

SUSAN COVINGTON (1812). Born Jul-Sep 1842 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

ANNIE E COVINGTON (5012). Born Apr-Jun 1844 in Olney, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

ELIZABETH COVINGTON (1778). Born Jul-Sep 1848 in Olney, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

GEORGE COVINGTON (385). Born Jul-Sep 1850 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

FREDERICK COVINGTON (1814). Born Jul-Sep 1854 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (1710). Born Jul-Sep 1854 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Hammon, Jane (4296)

JOEL COVINGTON (2896). Born: 21 Jan 1821 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOHN COVINGTON (581). Born: 21 Feb 1822 in Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Mar: 24 Feb 1842 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire to Sharmon, Mary Ann (4301). Died: 27 Jul 1896 in Pancras, London aged 74.

Farrier. In 1851 at 6 Tavistock Mews and 1856 at 1 Tavistock Square, London. In 1881 Census lived at 9 Tavistock Place, Middlesex.

Probate beneficiaries: John Emerton & Frederick John Covington. (Last updated: 03/04/2008 17:17:35)

FREDERICK JOHN COVINGTON (353). Born Jan-Mar 1850 in Pancras, London. Mother: Sharmon, Mary Ann (4301)

SARAH JANE COVINGTON (1734). Born Apr-Jun 1852 in Pancras, London. Mother: Sharmon, Mary Ann (4301)

GEORGE WALTER COVINGTON (1705). Born Jan-Mar 1854 in Camden, London. Mother: Sharmon, Mary Ann (4301)

ALFRED WILLIAM COVINGTON (5167). Born Oct-Dec 1856 in St Giles, Camden, London. Mother: Sharmon, Mary Ann (4301)

 FREDERICK COVINGTON (328). Born: 16 Jun 1824 in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss, Anne

(4207). Mar: 8 Nov 1846 in Tower Hamlets, London to Watson, Mary Ann (4322). Died: 31 Mar 1894 in Pancras, London aged 69.

Blacksmith/Farrier. In 1851, 2 Globe Road, Mile End, London. In 1861, 5 Gough St Nth, Grays Inn Road. London (had servant Elizabeth

Pamphlet, aged 22 living with them). In 1875-86, 5 Hatton Yard, Hatton Gardens, London E.C., 115 Grays Inn Road, London W.C., 11

Brownlow Mews, Grays Inn Road, London W.C. (Post Office Directory London 1851, 1856, 1862 & 1883)(Turvey Family Tree)(1861-1881

Census)(Family Bible entry from Robert Allan Covington). Probate beneficiaries: William Mead. (Last updated: 07/01/2022 15:54:52)

SUSANNA COVINGTON (1777). Born 24 Apr 1848 in Mile End, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

FREDERICK COVINGTON (1670). Born 11 Apr 1849 in Mile End, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

FREDERICK NATHANIEL COVINGTON (1674). Born 19 May 1850 in Stepney, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (1696). Born 23 Dec 1851 in Mile End, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

CATHERINE COVINGTON (1695). Born 15 Jul 1853 in Mile End, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

THOMAS GEORGE COVINGTON (880). Born 19 May 1855 in Mile End, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

SUSANNAH COVINGTON (1864). Born 7 Sep 1857 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

SARAH COVINGTON (1753). Born 29 May 1859 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

ALFRED WILLIAM COVINGTON (1849). Born 23 Jan 1861 in Camden, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

LIZZIE COVINGTON (1017). Born 29 Mar 1862 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

OLIVER HENRY COVINGTON (766). Born 17 Oct 1863 in Stepney, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

AUGUSTUS ARTHUR COVINGTON (1362). Born 14 Apr 1865 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

HERBERT JOHN COVINGTON (506). Born 22 Jun 1866 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

ALBERT COVINGTON (12). Born Apr-Jun 1868 in Pancras, London. Mother: Watson, Mary Ann (4322)

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CATHERINE COVINGTON (2903). Born: 14 Apr 1828 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Father: Covington, Peter (775). Mother: Parriss,

Anne (4207). Mar: Jul-Sep 1854 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire to Freeman, Thomas (). Milliner & Dressmaker (Last updated:

01/04/2001)

GYLES FREEMAN COVINGTON (2737). Born: during 1790 in London. Father: Covington, Gyles Freeman (2736). Mother: Gilkes, Ann

(4166). Christened: 11 Jun 1790 at London St Seplch. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 RICHARD COVINGTON (2596). Born: during 1780 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

Mar: 14 Apr 1803 in Southwark, London to Hathorn, Mary (4203). Christened: 2 Nov 1781 at St Saviour Sthwk. Married at St George the

Martyr, Southwark (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3235). Born during 1804 in Southwark, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

GEORGE HATHORN COVINGTON (2724). Born during 1805 in Southwark, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3236). Born during 1806 in Southwark, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

ELIZA SEABROOK COVINGTON (3898). Born 7 Jul 1810 in Greenwich, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

JOHN HATHORN COVINGTON (3123). Born 1811- 1812 in Deptford, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

EDWARD BLUCKER COVINGTON (2595). Born 14 May 1814 in Deptford, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

RICHARD HATHORN COVINGTON (804). Born Mar 1815 in Deptford, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

ANN COVINGTON (2725). Born during 1818 in Southwark, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (2726). Born during 1820 in Southwark, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

CAROLINE COVINGTON (4307). Born 1 Jul 1821 in Deptford, London. Mother: Hathorn, Mary (4203)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (3234). Born: during 1783 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

Christened: 6 Apr 1783 at Southwark. Was a lighterman by trade. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ANNE COVINGTON (3078). Born: during 1784 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

Christened: 19 Dec 1784 at Southwark St Saviour. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON (3079). Born: during 1786 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann

 (4155). Christened: 4 Jun 1786 at Southwark St Saviour. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

 JAMES COVINGTON (5254). Born: 1788- 1789 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

Mar: 5 Aug 1817 in Southwark St Saviour, London to Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229). Died: 14 Jul 1876 in Pimlico, London aged 87.

Christened: 5 Jul 1789 at St Saviour Sthwk. Also known as Jas. A Lighterman & Coal Merchant. In 1823 lived at 19 Guildford St,

Southwark, London. Died at 15 Bloomfield Terrace, Pimlico.

 

Lighterman at, in 1833, 5 Harp Lane. In 1841, 1 Warkworth Terrace, Commercial Rd East. Possibly related to Henry Covington (ref 468)

(Post Office Directory London 1833, 1841, 1846)

 

The London Gazette 10 Jun 1851 reports: "Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between James Covington

and James Covington the younger, la the business of Wharfingers and Lightermen, at MacclesSeld-street, City-road, and at Lime-Louse,

London, under the style or firm of James Covington and Son, was dissolved by mutual consent, as on~and from the 1st day of October last;

and-that all debts owing to or • by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said James Covingtpn the younger, and James

Worihington Maude, by whom the business will in future be ^carried on, under tbe style or firm of James Covington and Company. As

witness our hands this 30th day of April 1851. - Jas Covington, Jas Covington jun, James W Maude"

 

Further info supplied by Tricia Steel in March 2011 refers to press cuttings in The Times. She states "You make reference under James

Covington, father and son (5254 & 540) to the partnership of Covington & Son being taken over by James Maude. This would appear to

have been a very suspect operation, with James Maude ending up with all the debts of the partnership, and the Covingtons taking away

much of the plant and selling it for their own ends. It seems that Maude was taken for a ride, and, while the judge was sympathetic, nothing

could be done – see the attached cuttings from the Times. I’m not sure how I feel about having these crooks as my ancestors, but I expect

it’s the same for most people." (tricia_steel@hotmail.com)

 

James appears as a witness at the 27 Aug 1848 Old Bailey trial of James Panther who was indicted for embezzling £7 5s. 7 1/2d.:—2nd

count, for stealing an order for 9l. 8s., the property of James Covington, the elder , and another, his masters

 

Mr Huddleston conducted the Prosecution.

 

James Covington , the elder. I am in partnership with my son James, at No. 8, City-road-wharf, Regent's-canal—we are lightermen—the

prisoner was our clerk—it was his duty to execute orders, and to receive money. On the 26th of Aug. I gave him a crossed check for £9 8s.

To pay the income and property-tax, which together was £9 8s. 1 1/2d., to the collector—I did not put the 1 1/2d. In the check—he either had

the 1 1/2d., or was ordered to pay it—he had no business to get the check cashed—the receipt for the property-tax, which was £2 2s., he

was to leave at Westminster, and the receipt for the income-tax to bring to me—I saw him next morning, and asked him for the income-tax

receipt—he pretended to look for it in his pocket-book, and said he must go home and find it—he then absconded, and I did not see him

again.

 

Prisoner. Q. Did you not send the check to the tax-collector previous to giving it to me? A. Certainly not—I have known you perhaps ten or

fifteen years—I have unfortunately let you have money on more than one occasion when you have asked me—I never saw Mr. Corbett of

Birmingham in my life—I have heard that he has called at my office—I know Mr. Meredith—I saw him at market, and spoke to him about

you—I released you from Islington station on the 31st of March—most likely I expressed sorrow at what had taken place.

 

Ann Caudwell - I keep the City Arms, City-road. On the 27th of Aug. I saw the prisoner standing at my bar—my daughter handed me this

check—(produced)—I gave her £9 8s. For it—she gave it to the prisoner—it was a crossed check, drawn by Mr. Covington—this is it.

 

James Covington re-examined This is the cheque I gave the prisoner.

 

Frederick John Causley. I live in Bath-street, and am a collector of taxes—Mr. Covington's income and property taxes amounted together to

£9 8s. 1 1/2d.—on the 27th of Aug. the prisoner came to my place and paid £2 2s. 3 1/2d. For the property-tax—he did not pay the income-

tax—he said it would oblige Mr. Covington by my taking the property-tax only.

 

 Prisoner. Q. Are you in the habit of taking less and giving a receipt in full for Queen's taxes? A. Certainly not—to the best of my recollection

you said it would oblige Mr. Covington to leave the income-tax, because he wanted to settle his rent.

 

James Taylor. I am a constable—I took the prisoner.

 

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say to Mr. Covington, on leaving the station, it would be considered a debt, and did we not leave the station with

that understanding? A. Certainly not—I did not ask if you intended to enter an action against me for false imprisonment—I stated I took you

into custody for the check—you were partly undressed—you pulled up your waistcoat and said, "I am very sorry, but I lost the money out of

my pocket"—I said, "Why did you not go to Mr. Covington and tell him you had lost it?"—you said you had been drinking—on the way to the

station you said, "I lent a friend of mine, a master builder, 5l. To pay his men on Saturday, I shall have the money returned."

 

Prisoner's Defence. I could not pay 9l. 8s. 1 1/2d. Out of a check for £9 8s.; I told the collector I must of necessity have the property-tax

receipt because I must see the ground-landlord, as there was a settlement between him and Mr. Covington; I went to Mr. Freeman, the

ground-landlord, and then had to go Bromley; I had to stop on Bromley-common, and I suppose I lost the money; I missed it when I

undressed myself; early the following morning I went to Bromley to find the money, but was disappointed; I went to friends to try to raise the

money; some promises were held out to me that I should have the money that day; I did make the representation that I had paid it, as I

hoped I should be able to bring the receipt that day, but I could not; I said to Mr. Covington at the station, "I shall be enabled to make up the

money very shortly, pray don't press the charge against me," and he let me out with a full understanding that the balance of the check was a

debt, and I was to pay him; I obtained a situation with the prospect of getting 4l. Or 5l. A week; I told my employer the reason I left Mr.

Covington, and asked him to call and pay Mr. Covington; he said he would; I afterwards saw him on the railway; he said he had not seen Mr.

Covington, but he had left instruction with Mr. Meredith to pay him.

 

James Covington re-examined. I have heard the statement made by the prisoner—no person has ever called on me about it.

 

Verdict Guilty on the Second Count. — Confined Nine Months.

 

Probate beneficiaries: Edwin & Henry Covington. (Last updated: 25/04/2012 10:10:48)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3249). Born 8 May 1819 in Southwark, London. Mother: Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229)

JAMES COVINGTON (540). Born 31 Jan 1821 in Southwark, London. Mother: Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229)

MARTHA COVINGTON (3476). Born 22 Oct 1822 in Southwark, London. Mother: Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229)

FREDERICK COVINGTON (2610). Born 28 Mar 1829 in Southwark, London. Mother: Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3477). Born during 1831 in Southwark, London. Mother: Allsop,Mary Ann Beauchamp (4229)

 JOHN COVINGTON (3077). Born: 9 Oct 1791 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155). Mar:

12 Sep 1813 in Hanover Sq, London to Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218). Died: Jul 1833 in Lambeth, London aged 41. Christened: 9 Oct 1791

at Southwark St Saviour. A Lighterman by trade. He served his apprenticeship with his father, Richard. Protection Certificate describes him

 as "seventeen years of age of a fair complexion and wears his light hair. In height, five feet two inches and has blue eyes". (Last updated:

24/06/2018 06:58:11)

RICHARD COVINGTON (3071). Born during 1813 in Blackfriars, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3067). Born 1813- 1814 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

SARAH COVINGTON (3069). Born 10 Dec 1815 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

JOHN CHARLES COVINGTON (608). Born 8 Sep 1817 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

HANNAH MARIA COVINGTON (3070). Born during 1820 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

JOSEPH WILLIAM COVINGTON (664). Born 21 Mar 1822 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

WILLIAM COVINGTON (925). Born Sep 1824 in Lambeth, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

ELIZA COVINGTON (5098). Born during 1826 in Southwark, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

RICHARD COVINGTON (796). Born 1828- 1829 in Lambeth, London. Mother: Barrett, Sarah Maria (4218)

EDWARD COVINGTON (3068). Born: during 1793 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

 Christened: 7 Jun 1793 at St Saviour Sthwk. Private who served in Waterloo 1816, 2nd Battalion 59th Regiment of Foot, Sub Unit:

Captain J. A. Crawford's Company. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JOSEPH COVINGTON (535). Born: during 1794 in London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155). Christened:

4 Jan 1795 at St Saviour Sthwk. An apprentice lighterman but did not finish indenture. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

THOMAS COVINGTON (3337). Born: Jun 1797 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann (4155).

Mar: 4 Jun 1824 in St Pancras, London to Linton, Elizabeth (4243). Christened: 18 Jun 1797 at Southwark St Saviour. In 1856, Hairdresser

 at 22 East St, Walworth Rd, London. 1865 lived at 8 Guildford Place & 1868 at 121 Lower Kennington Lane. (Last updated: 04/01/2022

14:34:41)

THOMAS COVINGTON (868). Born 1821- 1822 in Norwood, London. Mother: Linton, Elizabeth (4243)

MARIA COVINGTON (5096). Born about 1826 in London. Mother: Linton, Elizabeth (4243)

MARY ANN COVINGTON (3080). Born: during 1801 in Southwark, London. Father: Covington, Richard (3081). Mother: Eames, Ann

(4155). Mar: 19 Nov 1826 in Southwark St Olave, London to Stevens, Richard (). Christened: 8 Apr 1801 at Southwark St Saviour. (Last

updated: 01/04/2001)

 MARY COVINGTON (3102). Born: Jul 1801 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Thomas (3101). Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth (4190).

 Christened: 9 Nov 1801 at Turvey, Beds aged 14 weeks. Children: Ann (2900), Jane (2899) both illegitimate. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

JANE COVINGTON (2899). Born during 1832 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Covington, Mary (3102)

ANN COVINGTON (2900). Born during 1837 in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire. Mother: Covington, Mary (3102)

THOMAS COVINGTON (865). Born: Dec 1802 in Turvey, Bedfordshire. Father: Covington, Thomas (3101). Mother: Pearson, Elizabeth

(4190). Mar: 29 May 1828 in Turvey, Bedfordshire to Goodman, Elizabeth (4257). Died: Apr-Jun 1867 in Bedford, Bedfordshire aged 64.