Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref:2617. Born: around 1552 at Bedford  Compiled 28/06/2020

 

  GENERATION   One

 

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2617. Born: around 1552 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 13 Mar 1576 at

   Bedford St Paul to Wilbow, Elizabeth 3994. Died: during 1613 at Bedford aged 61.  The earliest known within my family tree which spans through 17

   generations over nearly 470 years..

  

   There are a number of sources online who believe that his father was John (ref 22445) which would provide us with 2 additional generations back to his father,

   Robert (ref 22443) but John's son George seems to have been born in 1868. For this to be our George, a marriage to Elizabeth Wilbow,definitely born in

   1553, which is 15 years earlier than the George born 1568 is extremely unlikely, particularly in that era. What is more unlikely is the same source's suggestion

   that they were actually married in 1590 having had a child in 1580 & another in 1582, making George 12 years of age for the first birth & 14 at the second!!

   The marriage date shown here for our George & Elizabeth comes from actual Bedford St Paul's parish records.

  

   From the 16th century Bedford and much of Bedfordshire became one of the main centres of England's lace industry, and lace continued to be an important

   industry in Bedford until the early 20th century.

  

   St Paul's Church, in which George & Elizabeth were married and he, subsequently, was buried, is a Church of England parish church located on St Paul's

   Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Formerly a medieval collegiate church, the large building of

   cathedral proportions with its later additions and iconic spire dominates the town. St Paul's is the largest Anglican church in Bedfordshire, and the church

   exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year. St Paul's is officially recognised as a Major Parish Church

   and is a member of the Major Churches Network.

  

   Originally constructed in the early 13th century, the present church building has undergone numerous alterations, extensions, rebuilds and restorations since

   this time. An Early English south porch does survive from the original 13th-century structure, however, and records trace the existence of a previous Collegiate

   church on this site as far back as 1066.

  

   The Trinity Chapel of the church was first constructed in 1416, with maintenance of the chapel entrusted to the Holy Brotherhood of the Trinity. The church has

   long standing connections with Sir William Harpur and Dame Alice Harper, and the Trinity Chapel holds brasses of the couple. Sir William was the Lord Mayor

    of the City of London in 1562, and his Harpur Trust (which has a long history of operating independent schools in Bedford) has donated many of the stained

   glass windows in the church. Other improvements in the 15th century included Misericords in the Quire (or chancel) and two additional porches. The Trinity

   Chapel was used as an Archdeacon’s Court after the English Reformation.

  

   George lived during a particular turbulent period of British history. The major highlights being: 1553        King Edward VI died and Lady Jane Grey becomes

   Queen for nine days, before Mary is crowned Queen of England. Mary daughter of Catherine of Aragon was the first woman to rule England as Queen in her

   own right. She was executed the following year.

   1555 - 1558, under Queen Mary's rule, England returns to Roman Catholicism. Protestants are persecuted and about 300, including Cranmer, are burned at

   the stake. They become known as The Protestant Martyrs.

   1558 Death of Queen Mary. Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England closely followed by the repeal of Catholic legislation in England.

   1562  Witchcraft is made a capital offense in England

   1564  William Shakespeare born in Stratford

   1577 Francis Drake sets off to sail around the world

   1584 Conspiracy against Elizabeth I involving Mary Queen of Scots

   1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings tobacco to England

   1588 The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English fleet under Lord Howard of Effingham, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir John Hawkins

   1601-1604 Shakespeare's Plays including Hamlet 12th Night Measure for

   1603 Death of Queen Elizabeth. King James VI of Scotland, becomes James I, King of England, Ireland and Scotland. Scotland is no longer independent.

   1604 King James I authorises the King James Bible.

   1604-1608 Shakespeare writes Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus

   1605 The Gunpowder Plot. A plot to blow up Parliament is devised by extremist Catholics but it is thwarted and the plotters hanged.

   1608-1613 Shakespeare's last plays Tempest, Winter's Tale, Henry VIII & The Two Noble Kinsmen.( Last updated: 14/06/2020 19:17:15)


      GEORGE. Ref: 2625. Born around 1578 at Bedford. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Ref: 3994

      MAY. Ref: 2618. Born during 1580 at Bedford. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Ref: 3994

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2619. Born Jan-Mar 1582 at Bedford. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Ref: 3994

  GENERATION   Two

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2625. Born: around 1578 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2617. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 3994.  Mar: 25

   Dec 1602 at Bedford St Paul to Anderwe, Ann 4002.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JAMES. Ref: 2782. Born during 1603 at Bedford. Mother: Andrewe, Ann, Ref: 4002

      JANE. Ref: 22593. Born during 1603 at Bedford. Mother: Andrewe, Ann, Ref: 4002

      JOAN. Ref: 2626. Born during 1606 at Bedford. Mother: Anderwe, Ann, Ref: 4002

      ANNE. Ref: 22594. Born Jan 1609 at Bedford. Mother: Andrewe Ann, Ref: 4002

   MAY COVINGTON. Ref: 2618. Born: during 1580 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2617. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 3994.    Christened:

   16 Sep 1580 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 10/08/2009 17:13:14)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2619. Born: Jan-Mar 1582 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2617. Mother: Wilbow, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 3994.  Mar: 20

   Oct 1608 at Bedford St Paul to Hinton, Joan 4006.  Christened: 7 Apr 1582 at Bedford St Paul( Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2930. Born during 1609 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

      HONOR. Ref: 2931. Born during 1613 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

      JOHN. Ref: 2927. Born during 1616 at Bedford. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Ref: 4006

  GENERATION   Three

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2930. Born: during 1609 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006.  Mar: 25 Nov

   1630 at Bedford St Paul to Hoocum, William .  Christened: 6 Mar 1609 at Bedford St Paul. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   HONOR COVINGTON. Ref: 2931. Born: during 1613 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006.    Christened: 6

   Mar 1613 at Bedford St Paul. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2927. Born: during 1616 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2619. Mother: Hinton, Joan, Mother Ref: 4006.  Mar: around 1637

   at Bedford to Ann 4018.  Christened: 4 Feb 1616 at Bedford St Paul. Link from John to William is suggested by The Augenbaugh Family Tree (Carol

   Augenbaugh) but no full confirmation available.( Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2929. Born during 1638 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2955. Born during 1640 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      MARY. Ref: 2928. Born during 1643 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

      SIMON. Ref: 2665. Born around 1649 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4018

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2782. Born: during 1603 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2625. Mother: Andrewe, Ann, Mother Ref: 4002.    Christened:

   13 Nov 1603 at Bedford St Pauls.( Last updated: 14/06/2020 20:44:04)

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 22593. Born: during 1603 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2625. Mother: Andrewe, Ann, Mother Ref: 4002.    Christened at

   St Pauls Church, Bedford 13 Nov 1603.( Last updated: 13/06/2020 08:34:10)

   JOAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2626. Born: during 1606 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2625. Mother: Anderwe, Ann, Mother Ref: 4002.    Christened: 8

   Sep 1606 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 22594. Born: Jan 1609 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2625. Mother: Andrewe Ann, Mother Ref: 4002.    Christened at St

   Pauls Church, Bedford 13 Jan 1609.( Last updated: 13/06/2020 08:34:10)

  GENERATION   Four

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2929. Born: during 1638 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.    Christened: 9 Apr

   1638 at Bedford St Paul. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2955. Born: during 1640 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.  Mar: 19 Dec 1667 at

   Edworth to Robinson, Mercy 4032. Died: Dec 1705 at Edworth aged 65.  Christened: 18 Oct 1640 at Bedford St Paul. .

  

   He and his wife were excommunicated in 1669, but absolved in 1671. Was churchwarden in Edworth 1680-1699. Buried 25 Dec 1705.

  

   Still to officially confirm link to father John, but it is logical to suggest Bedford/Edworth link and dates are close.( Last updated: 10/08/2011 09:04:10)

      MERCY. Ref: 3214. Born during 1669 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3352. Born 1670- 1671 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      JOHN. Ref: 2951. Born during 1673 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      SUSAN. Ref: 2953. Born during 1676 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      RICHARD. Ref: 3213. Born during 1679 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      SIMON. Ref: 2992. Born 1681- 1682 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

      MARY. Ref: 2954. Born 12 Dec 1686 at Edworth. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Ref: 4032

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2928. Born: during 1643 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.  Mar: 15 Oct 1671 at Bedford

   to James, Richard .  Christened: 7 May 1643 at Bedford St Paul. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2665. Born: around 1649 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2927. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4018.  Mar: 12 Oct 1671 at Bedford

    to Mennard, Mary 4036.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      MARY. Ref: 2666. Born 1672- 1673 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      SIMON. Ref: 2422. Born 1673- 1674 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2667. Born during 1676 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      WILL. Ref: 2669. Born during 1679 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3274. Born during 1682 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      GEORGE. Ref: 2664. Born during 1687 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

      JANE. Ref: 2668. Born during 1690 at Bedford. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Ref: 4036

  GENERATION   Five

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2666. Born: 1672- 1673 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.   Died: Jan 1722

   at Bedford aged 49.  Christened: 22 Sep 1672 at Bedford. Buried 3 February 1722( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2422. Born: 1673- 1674 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.  Mar: 3 Nov 1700

    at Bedford to Upton, Elizabeth 4050. Died: Sep 1727 at Bedford aged 53.  Christened: 10 Jan 1674 at Bedford. Labourer. Buried 7 September 1727 at

   Bedford St Paul (affidavit by Elizabeth Tilly).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN. Ref: 2980. Born during 1701 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      SIMON. Ref: 2439. Born during 1703 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2421. Born during 1707 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2983. Born during 1710 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      GEORGE. Ref: 2416. Born during 1712 at Elstow. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3280. Born during 1715 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      MARY. Ref: 2982. Born during 1716 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

      ROBERT. Ref: 3281. Born during 1719 at Bedford. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Ref: 4050

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2667. Born: during 1676 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.   

   Christened: 28 Jan 1676 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2669. Born: during 1679 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.    Christened: 9 Jun

    1679 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3274. Born: during 1682 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.    Christened:

   24 Sep 1682 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2664. Born: during 1687 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.    Christened:

   6 Feb 1687 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 2668. Born: during 1690 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2665. Mother: Mennard, Mary, Mother Ref: 4036.    Christened: 12

   Jan 1690 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MERCY COVINGTON. Ref: 3214. Born: during 1669 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Mar: 8 Feb

   1702 at Stotfold to Smith, Thomas .  Christened: 28 Jan 1669 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3352. Born: 1670- 1671 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Mar: 23

   Dec 1694 at Southwark to Jackson, Mary 4046. Died: May 1716 at Astwick aged 45.  Christened: 27 Nov 1670 at Edworth. Buried 13 May 1716( Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

      MARY. Ref: 3353. Born during 1695 at Astwick. Mother: Jackson, Mary, Ref: 4046

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2951. Born: during 1673 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Mar: 30 Dec

   1705 at Dunton to Smith, Susannah 4054. Died: May 1729 at Dunton aged 56.  Christened: 25 May 1673 at Edworth. Buried 10 May 1729 at Dunton( Last

   updated: 04/08/2011 15:31:14)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2952. Born during 1706 at Dunton. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Ref: 4054

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2956. Born 1712- 1713 at Dunton. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Ref: 4054

   SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 2953. Born: during 1676 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.    Christened:

    6 Feb 1676 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3213. Born: during 1679 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.   Died:

   during 1740 at Edworth aged 61.  Christened: 9 Jul 1679 at Edworth. Death details according to Holland/Featherly Family Tree data( Last updated:

   04/08/2011 15:31:14)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2992. Born: 1681- 1682 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.  Mar: 23 Nov

   1708 at Therfield to Smith, Joanna 4060. Died: Dec 1761 at Edworth aged 79.  Christened: 14 Nov 1682 at Edworth. Buried 13 December 1761.( Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3010. Born 1709- 1710 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      JOHN. Ref: 2991. Born during 1712 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      DINAH. Ref: 2993. Born during 1715 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      JOANNA. Ref: 2994. Born during 1718 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      RICHARD. Ref: 3218. Born during 1721 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      SIMON. Ref: 3227. Born during 1723 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

      MERCY. Ref: 2995. Born during 1728 at Edworth. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Ref: 4060

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2954. Born: 12 Dec 1686 at Edworth. Father: William, Father Ref: 2955. Mother: Robinson, Mercy, Mother Ref: 4032.    Christened:

   20 Feb 1687 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Six

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2980. Born: during 1701 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.    Christened: 9

   Nov 1701 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2439. Born: during 1703 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Mar: 31 Dec

   1730 at Bedford to Wooton, Sarah 4079. Died: Oct 1783 at Bedford aged 80.  Christened: 14 Jan 1704 at Bedford. Will dated 1766/73. He was a Thatcher.

   Buried 20 Oct 1783 at Bedford St Peter( Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3282. Born 1728- 1729 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SIMON. Ref: 3027. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SIMON. Ref: 2562. Born around 1735 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3025. Born 1737- 1738 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2438. Born during 1742 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      EDWARD. Ref: 2556. Born during 1745 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3026. Born 1744- 1745 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      JOHN. Ref: 3024. Born during 1749 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

      SARAH. Ref: 3283. Born during 1753 at Bedford. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Ref: 4079

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2421. Born: during 1707 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Mar: 19 Jun

   1733 at Bedford St Mary to Crouch, Mary 4081.  Christened: 18 May 1707 at Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      SAMUEL. Ref: 2423. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2424. Born during 1735 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      MARY. Ref: 2427. Born during 1736 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2425. Born during 1737 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      JOHN. Ref: 2441. Born during 1740 at Kempston. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2428. Born early 1742 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2429. Born during 1751 at Bedford. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Ref: 4081


   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2983. Born: during 1710 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Mar:

   around 1734 at U.K. to name not known .  Children: Ann(3500)  illegitimate. Christened: 30 Apr 1710 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ANN. Ref: 3500. Born during 1734 at Bedford. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Ref: 2983

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2416. Born: during 1712 at Elstow. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Mar: 1 Apr

   1733 at Elstow to Tibbs, Ann 4083. Died: Jan 1795 at Bedford aged 82.  Christened: 25 Dec 1712 at Elstow. Thatcher. Buried 11/1/1795( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

      JOHN. Ref: 2701. Born around 1731 at Bedford. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      ANN. Ref: 2481. Born during 1735 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      GEORGE. Ref: 2477. Born during 1737 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      MARY. Ref: 2482. Born during 1740 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2478. Born during 1741 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2851. Born Jan 1743 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2489. Born during 1744 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      MARY. Ref: 2488. Born during 1744 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2483. Born during 1746 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      SIMON. Ref: 2479. Born during 1747 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      SIMON. Ref: 2486. Born during 1749 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      RICHARD. Ref: 3020. Born around 1750 at Bedford. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      ABRAHAM. Ref: 2415. Born Sep 1753 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      THOMAS. Ref: 2487. Born during 1755 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

      ANN. Ref: 2484. Born during 1758 at Elstow. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Ref: 4083

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3280. Born: during 1715 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.   Died: Nov

   1715 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 19 Nov 1715 at Bedford. Buried 21 November 1715( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2982. Born: during 1716 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.  Mar: 3 May

   1740 at Bedford St Paul to Bonner, John .  Christened: 20 Jan 1716 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 3281. Born: during 1719 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2422. Mother: Upton, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4050.   Died: Nov

   1719 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 17 Nov 1719 at Bedford. Buried 1 December 1719( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2952. Born: during 1706 at Dunton. Father: John, Father Ref: 2951. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4054.  Mar: 6 Jan

   1725 at Dunton to Phillip, Thomas .  Christened: 6 Oct 1706 at Dunton. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2956. Born: 1712- 1713 at Dunton. Father: John, Father Ref: 2951. Mother: Smith, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4054.   Died: Mar

   1713 at Dunton aged 0.  Christened: 28 Feb 1713 at Dunton. Buried 8 March 1713( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3010. Born: 1709- 1710 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.  Mar: around

   1733 at Ashwell to Walker, Susannah 4086. Died: 30 Mar 1773 at Ashwell aged 63.  Some records show him to have been born in Tyrone, Ireland, in Apr

   1710, but this is unlikely as he was christened: 2 Apr 1710 at Edworth. Served in Militia 1764 at Ashwell. Labourer. Received gift of 2 yards cloth from Poor

   Relief 19/2/1740, from Rev'd Thomas Chapman & 2yds of cloth 4/1/1746.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN. Ref: 2682. Born during 1733 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2840. Born 1734- 1735 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      RICHARD. Ref: 3219. Born during 1738 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3011. Born during 1739 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      SIMON. Ref: 3287. Born during 1743 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      MARY. Ref: 3012. Born during 1745 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      THOMAS. Ref: 3320. Born 1747- 1748 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

      ANN. Ref: 3014. Born during 1750 at Ashwell. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Ref: 4086

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2991. Born: during 1712 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.    Christened: 13

   Aug 1712 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   DINAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2993. Born: during 1715 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.    Christened: 22

   May 1715 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOANNA COVINGTON. Ref: 2994. Born: during 1718 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.    Christened: 8

    Jul 1718 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3218. Born: during 1721 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.    Christened:

   22 Jan 1721 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3227. Born: during 1723 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.  Mar: 24 Aug

   1747 at Stotfold to Street, Mary 4103.  Christened: 30 Jun 1723 at Edworth.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3284. Born during 1747 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      RICHARD. Ref: 3226. Born 1751- 1752 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      REBECCA. Ref: 3229. Born during 1755 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MATTHEW. Ref: 3228. Born 1756- 1757 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MARY. Ref: 3230. Born 1758- 1759 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

      MARY. Ref: 3231. Born during 1766 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Street, Mary, Ref: 4103

   MERCY COVINGTON. Ref: 2995. Born: during 1728 at Edworth. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2992. Mother: Smith, Joanna, Mother Ref: 4060.    Christened: 16

    Jun 1728 at Edworth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3353. Born: during 1695 at Astwick. Father: William, Father Ref: 3352. Mother: Jackson, Mary, Mother Ref: 4046.    Christened: 22

   Sep 1695 at Astwick. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


  GENERATION   Seven

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2701. Born: around 1731 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.  Mar: around 1766

   at Bedford to Ann 4133.  Christened: 2 Sep 1733 at Wilhamstead.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ANN. Ref: 2702. Born during 1767 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2703. Born during 1769 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

      MARTHA. Ref: 2704. Born during 1770 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

      CATHERINE. Ref: 2705. Born during 1772 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3018. Born during 1775 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

      GEORGE. Ref: 2700. Born during 1776 at Bedford. Mother: Ann, Ref: 4133

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2481. Born: during 1735 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.  Mar: 5 Mar 1754 at

   Elstow to Kilby, Thomas .  Christened: 21 Sep 1735 at Elstow. They had 5 children.( Last updated: 06/08/2010 14:54:28)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2477. Born: during 1737 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 30

   Oct 1737 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2482. Born: during 1740 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.   Died: during 1740 at

   Elstow aged 0.  Christened: 6 Apr 1740 at Elstow. Died young( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2478. Born: during 1741 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.   Died: 1741- 1742

   at Elstow aged 0.  Christened: 26 Jul 1741 at Elstow. Died young( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2851. Born: Jan 1743 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.  Mar: 5 Apr 1768 at

   Bedford to Ingram, Sarah 4140.  Christened: 30 Jan 1743 at Elstow. Inherited 40 pounds in 1812 will of his kinsman Edward(2556)( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS. Ref: 3330. Born 1765- 1766 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      JAMES. Ref: 2857. Born during 1770 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3139. Born 1769- 1770 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      SARAH. Ref: 2852. Born during 1771 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      JAMES. Ref: 2850. Born during 1775 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      SAMUEL. Ref: 3094. Born 1775- 1776 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2854. Born during 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      MARY. Ref: 2853. Born during 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      FANNY. Ref: 2855. Born during 1783 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      JOHN. Ref: 3083. Born 1786- 1787 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

      MARY ANN. Ref: 2856. Born during 1789 at Bedford. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Ref: 4140

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2489. Born: during 1744 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 22

    Apr 1744 at Elstow. Died young( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2488. Born: during 1744 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 22 Apr

   1744 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2483. Born: during 1746 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 6

   Jul 1746 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2479. Born: during 1747 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 20 Dec

    1747 at Elstow. Died young( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2486. Born: during 1749 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 6 May

   1749 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3020. Born: around 1750 at Bedford. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.  Mar: around

   1778 at Bedford to Mary 4152.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3225. Born during 1779 at Bedford. Mother: Mary, Ref: 4152

   ABRAHAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2415. Born: Sep 1753 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.   Died: 23 Sep

   1753 at Elstow aged 0.  Christened: 18 Sep 1753 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 2487. Born: during 1755 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 13

   Sep 1755 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2484. Born: during 1758 at Elstow. Father: George, Father Ref: 2416. Mother: Tibbs, Ann, Mother Ref: 4083.    Christened: 17 Jan

   1758 at Elstow. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2423. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Mar: 2 Oct 1764

    at Kempston to Newman, Susan 4129. Died: around 1774 at Kempston aged 40.  Christened: 14 Jul 1734 at Bedford. Appr.Cordwainer 1754 to John Brown

   of Bedford, £8 consideration.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2424. Born: during 1735 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.   Died: around

   1735 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 10 Aug 1735 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2427. Born: during 1736 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.    Christened: 28

   Oct 1736 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2425. Born: during 1737 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Mar: 15 Oct

   1754 at Bedford to Franklin, Letitia 4111.  Christened: 18 Oct 1737 at Bedford. 1751 was apprentice Wool Stapler to Dan Negus, St Mary Bedford for a

   consideration of 5 pounds (ref 51/110/1751). Shown as Coventon on Marriage Records.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2441. Born: during 1740 at Kempston. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.  Mar: 30 Oct 1763

    at Husborne Crawley to Edmunds, Alice 4125.  Christened: 6 Apr 1740 at Bedford St Mary.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2440. Born 1 Sep 1764 at Kempston. Mother: Edmunds, Alice, Ref: 4125

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2428. Born: early 1742 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.   Died: early

   1742 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 9 Mar 1742 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2429. Born: during 1751 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2421. Mother: Crouch, Mary, Mother Ref: 4081.    Christened:

   11 May 1751 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3282. Born: 1728- 1729 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Mar: 23 Apr

   1751 at Bedford St Peter to Berrill, Elizabeth 4108. Died: Jun 1813 at Bedford aged 84.  Christened: 7 Nov 1731 at Bedford. Inherited 10 pounds in his

   brother Edward's 1812 will. Buried 20 June 1813 at St Cuthberts, Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2449. Born during 1753 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Ref: 4108

      SIMON. Ref: 3239. Born 1756- 1757 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Ref: 4108

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3027. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Jul 1734

   at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 3 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Buried 3 August 1734( Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2562. Born: around 1735 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Mar: 28 Mar

   1758 at Bedford to Berrill, Jane 4119. Died: 2 Oct 1766 at Bedford aged 31.  Christened: 21 Sep 1735 at Bedford. Mentioned in 1812 will of his brother

   Edward as living at Well Street, Bedford.( Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)

      SIMON. Ref: 2510. Born 27 Aug 1760 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

      EDWARD. Ref: 2561. Born during 1760 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

      JOHN. Ref: 3040. Born during 1765 at Bedford. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Ref: 4119

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3025. Born: 1737- 1738 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Feb 1738

   at Bedford aged 0.  Buried 25 February 1738( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2438. Born: during 1742 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Jan

   1752 at Bedford aged 9.  Christened: 20 Jun 1742 at Bedford. Buried 26 January 1752( Last updated: 01/09/2009 14:58:55)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2556. Born: during 1745 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Dec

   1811 at Bedford aged 65.  Christened: 25 Aug 1745 at Bedford. Dairyman. Buried 24 December 1811 at Bedford St Peter. His will, dated 1812 held at the

   Bedford Archdeaconry, No.34, reads as follows; "Edward Covington of parish of St Peter Bedford, dairyman, will dated 9 June 1811. All my leasehold

   messuage etc wherein I now dwell to my nephew Thomas Covington (3330), situat in St Peter's parish during remainder of term of years. Unto my nephew

   Simon Covington (3239), son of Simon Covington (2562) of Well Street in town of Bedford, shoemaker, all that my messuage in parish of St Peter which I

   lately purchased of Martha Butler, now in occupation of John Bedlam, shoemaker. To him & his heirs. To my brother John Covington (3040) £50.

  

   To my kinsman William Covington (2851) of St Mary's Bedford £40. To Charlotte Heggington now wife of Charles Heggington, of Coventry, co. Warwick,

   cabinet maker, £40. To my nephew James Covington (2857) of Clifton co. Bedford £40. To my nephew Joseph Covington (3139), traveller and lacebuyer £40.

    To my brother William Covington (3282) £10. Also to my nephew Simon Covington (2510), son of my said brother William Covington £40 & make chargeable

   all my freehold estate for legacies.

  

   All the rest of my monies etc. unto my nephew Simon Covington, son of Simon Covington of Well St, Bedford & his exors, I constitute said nephew Simon

   Covington, son of Simon Covington of Well St, sole exor. Witns, Joseph Ford senior, James Banks, Whitley Sole of Bedford. Proved 20th Aug. 1812 by Simon

    Covington sole exor herein named.( Last updated: 03/05/2002 18:23:57)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3026. Born: 1744- 1745 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Jan 1745

   at Bedford aged 0.  Buried 30 January 1745( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3024. Born: during 1749 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.   Died: Jun 1812

   at Bedford aged 63.  Christened: 11 Feb 1749 at Bedford. Buried 14 Jun 1812.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3283. Born: during 1753 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2439. Mother: Wooton, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4079.  Mar: 23 Jan

   1775 at Bedford St Peter to Sykes, John . Died: 17n Jun 1789 at Bedford aged 36.  Christened: 3 Jun 1753 at Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3500. Born: during 1734 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 2983. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 2983.   

   Christened: 4 Mar 1734 at Bedford. Mother's name Elizabeth(2983).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2682. Born: during 1733 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 2 Oct

   1754 at Stotfold to Medlock, Elizabeth 4113. Died: Nov 1782 at Ashwell aged 49.  Christened: 21 Oct 1733 at Ashwell. Labourer. Recd Poor Relief on 1.5 yds

    of cloth 25/12/1773 & 2 yds on 25/12/1775. Buried 10 November 1782 at Ashwell.( Last updated: 11/06/2020 11:27:54)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3007. Born during 1755 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JOHN. Ref: 3006. Born 1755- 1756 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2683. Born during 1758 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      MARY. Ref: 2684. Born during 1759 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JAMES. Ref: 2515. Born 1760- 1761 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      SARAH. Ref: 2685. Born 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      JOHN. Ref: 3008. Born 1763- 1764 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      GEORGE. Ref: 2681. Born 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

      LUCY. Ref: 2686. Born 1768- 1769 at Ashwell. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Ref: 4113

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2840. Born: 1734- 1735 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 13

   Oct 1756 at Bassingbourn to Seaby, Mary 4116. Died: Jun 1767 at Ashwell aged 32.  Christened: 25 Jan 1735 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by Thomas

   Pooley & John Rogers. Buried 7 June 1767 at Ashwell( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOHN. Ref: 3028. Born 1756- 1757 at Ashwell. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Ref: 4116

      JAMES. Ref: 2839. Born 1757- 1758 at Ashwell. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Ref: 4116

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3219. Born: during 1738 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 11

   Apr 1762 at Ashwell to Potton, Ann 4124.  Following his transportation to the U.S. his wife had illegitimate son Robert (3224). Christened: 26 Mar 1738 at

   Ashwell. Servant c.1759, Labourer c.1763. Transported to America 1768 for theft of sheep. Samantha Anderson writes of his trial; "Richard was charged on

   17th March 1768 at the Summer Assizes at Hertford, with William Levit of the theft of a weather sheep worth 21 shillings. They were found guilty and sentenced

    to hang. However they were later repreived and transported for 14 years.

  

   They left on the "Justitia", mastered by Colin Somerwell in October 1768. There were 143 people on board, which was said to be one of the flagships of its

   type. Nevertheless, living conditions were appalling, beatings and rape were commonplace and the ships were rife with disease. On average 14% of the

   passengers died en route.

  

   His wife, Ann, also had an interesting criminal record (see her details).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3220. Born Jun-Sep 1762 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Ann, Ref: 4124

      RICHARD. Ref: 3223. Born during 1764 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Ann, Ref: 4124

      JANE. Ref: 3496. Born 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Mother: Potton, Ann, Ref: 4124

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3011. Born: during 1739 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 11

    Apr 1762 at Stotfold to Robinson, John . Died: 15 Oct 1788 at Stotfold aged 49.  Christened: 16 Mar 1739 at Ashwell. Had 5 children, Elizabeth, chr 25 Sep

   1768, Anne, chr 5 May 1771, William, chr 25 Jun 1773, died 25 Jun 1774, John, chr 6 May 1775 and Mary chr 10 Apr 1779, died 29 Oct 1779.( Last updated:

   24/08/2009 17:09:33)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3287. Born: during 1743 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.    Christened:

    3 Jul 1743 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3012. Born: during 1745 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 20 Oct

   1772 at Baldock to Anderson, Robert .  Christened: 1 Dec 1745 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3320. Born: 1747- 1748 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: 13

   Nov 1769 at Bassingbourn to George, Mary 4141. Died: 29 Aug 1832 at Steeple Morden aged 84.  Christened: 3 Jul 1748 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by

   John Garrett & John Rogers.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS. Ref: 3322. Born around 1770 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3323. Born during 1773 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

      KEZIAH. Ref: 3324. Born during 1777 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Mother: George, Mary, Ref: 4141

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3014. Born: during 1750 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 3010. Mother: Walker, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4086.  Mar: around

   1774 at Ashwell to name not known .  Children: Jane(3015)  illegitimate. Christened: 20 Jan 1751 at Ashwell.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JANE. Ref: 3015. Born around 1774 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Ann, Ref: 3014

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3284. Born: during 1747 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   

   Christened: 13 Sep 1747 at Stotfold. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3226. Born: 1751- 1752 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   Died: Jul

   1757 at Stotfold aged 5.  Christened: 28 Mar 1752 at Stotfold. Buried 14 July 1757( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3229. Born: during 1755 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.  Mar: 1

   Apr 1782 at Stotfold to Bell, James .  Christened: 26 Mar 1755 at Stotfold. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MATTHEW COVINGTON. Ref: 3228. Born: 1756- 1757 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   Died:

   Jan 1757 at Stotfold aged 0.  Christened: 10 Jan 1757 at Stotfold. Buried 14 January 1757( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3230. Born: 1758- 1759 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.   Died: Jul

   1759 at Stotfold aged 0.  Christened: 30 Mar 1759 at Stotfold. Buried 24 July 1759( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3231. Born: during 1766 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3227. Mother: Street, Mary, Mother Ref: 4103.  Mar: 18 Feb

   1787 at Dunton to Graverlock, Thomas .  Children: Samuel(3232)  illegitimate. Christened: 17 Oct 1766 at Stotfold. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      SAMUEL. Ref: 3232. Born during 1786 at Dunton. Mother: Covington, Mary, Ref: 3231

  GENERATION   Eight

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2440. Born: 1 Sep 1764 at Kempston. Father: John, Father Ref: 2441. Mother: Edmunds, Alice, Mother Ref: 4125.    Christened:

   9 Sep 1764 at Kempston. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2561. Born: during 1760 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119.    Christened: 2

   Mar 1760 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2510. Born: 27 Aug 1760 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119.  Mar: 20 Sep 1789

    at Lynn St Margaret to Brown, Elizabeth 4161. Died: 4 Mar 1831 at Bedford aged 70.  Christened: 6 Mar 1763 at Bedford St Cuthbert. Inherited a shoe shop

   in 1812 will of his Uncle Edward (see 2556). He was also left balance of money, £40, after pledges and was sole executor of the will. Buried 4 March 1831,

   House of Industry, Bedford.

  

   His son, Syms (2419) became one of the most famous Covingtons in history as a member of the crew of HMS Beagle, which subsequently lead to him

   becoming Charles Darwin's aide..( Last updated: 10/05/2004 19:18:39)

      JOSEPH BROWN. Ref: 2761. Born May-Jun 1790 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      BERRILL. Ref: 2505. Born 6 Jul 1794 at Wellingborough. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      ELIZABETH MARY. Ref: 3655. Born 18 Apr 1799 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      EDWARD. Ref: 230. Born Sep 1803 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

      SIMON. Ref: 2419. Born 30 Jan 1809 at Bedford. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Ref: 4161

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3040. Born: during 1765 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2562. Mother: Berrill, Jane, Mother Ref: 4119.    Christened: 24 Nov

    1765 at Bedford. Was left 50 Pounds in his brother Edward's 1812 will.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3007. Born: during 1755 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Died:

   around 1755 at Ashwell aged 0.  Christened: 5 Jan 1755 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3006. Born: 1755- 1756 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Died: Dec

   1756 at Ashwell aged 0.  Christened: 19 Dec 1756 at Ashwell. Buried 30 December 1756( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2683. Born: during 1758 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 26

   Mar 1780 at Ashwell to Freeman, James .  Christened: 4 Jun 1758 at Ashwell. Had a still-born child 4 Apr 1780.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2684. Born: during 1759 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 1 Aug

   1786 at Ashwell to Langhorn, Charles .  Christened: 5 Aug 1759 at Ashwell. Husband was a widower at time of marriage. They had 3 children: George chr 13

   Mar 1787, Elizabeth chr 25 Dec 1788 and Sarah chr 1 Jul 1792.( Last updated: 31/08/2003 10:58:14)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2515. Born: 1760- 1761 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 5 Nov

   1781 at Guilden Morden to Barfoot, Ann 4154.  Christened: 6 Sep 1761 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by William Brocket & Joseph Pearce( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

      GODFREY. Ref: 2843. Born 1781- 1782 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      BOYER. Ref: 2514. Born during 1784 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      KEZIAH. Ref: 2841. Born during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      PHILIP. Ref: 2844. Born 1789- 1790 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

      MARY. Ref: 2842. Born during 1791 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Ref: 4154

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2685. Born: 1762- 1763 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 28 Oct

   1783 at Newnham to Bridges, Daniel . Died: 25 Dec 1825 at Ashwell aged 62.  Christened: 6 Mar 1763 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3008. Born: 1763- 1764 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 4 Nov

   1782 at Tadlow to German, Susan 4156. Died: Apr 1826 at Guilden Morden aged 61.  Christened: 30 Sep 1764 at Ashwell. Marriage witnessed by C.Simons

    & George Love. Buried 25 April 1826 at Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire.( Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

      MARTHA. Ref: 3035. Born during 1783 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      JOHN. Ref: 2878. Born early 1786 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3036. Born during 1789 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      JANE. Ref: 3037. Born Jul 1792 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      SAMUEL. Ref: 3034. Born during 1794 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      SAMUEL. Ref: 2885. Born during 1796 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3039. Born 1797- 1798 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

      THOMAS. Ref: 3038. Born 1800- 1801 at Guilden Morden. Mother: German, Susan, Ref: 4156

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2681. Born: 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.  Mar: 27 Jun

   1788 at Ashwell to Sanders, Sarah 4165. Died: Apr 1818 at Ashwell aged 51.  Christened: 4 Jan 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 5 April 1818.( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2691. Born 1786- 1787 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      GEORGE. Ref: 2692. Born 1790- 1791 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2687. Born during 1793 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      JOHN. Ref: 2694. Born Jan-Mar 1795 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      JAMES. Ref: 2693. Born 1795- 1796 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      SARAH. Ref: 2690. Born 1800- 1801 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      SIMON. Ref: 2695. Born during 1803 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

      MARGARET. Ref: 2688. Born during 1805 at Ashwell. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Ref: 4165

   LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 2686. Born: 1768- 1769 at Ashwell. Father: John, Father Ref: 2682. Mother: Medlock, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4113.   Died: Feb

   1771 at Ashwell aged 2.  Christened: 8 Jan 1769 at Ashwell. Buried 19 February 1771( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2702. Born: during 1767 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.    Christened: 6 Dec 1767 at

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

      WILLIAM JOSSETH. Ref: 3019. Born during 1790 at Bedford. Mother: Covington, Ann, Ref: 2702

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2703. Born: during 1769 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.  Mar: 22 Dec 1791 at

   Bedford to Watson, William .  Christened: 19 Mar 1769 at Bedford. Marriage record shows name of Ann/( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS. Ref: 3021. Born during 1791 at Bedford. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Ref: 2703

   MARTHA COVINGTON. Ref: 2704. Born: during 1770 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.  Mar: 30 Dec 1794 at

   Bedford to Annis, James .  Christened: 9 Sep 1770 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2705. Born: during 1772 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.  Mar: 29 Dec 1795 at

   Bedford to Byeway, William .  Christened: 15 Mar 1772 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3018. Born: during 1775 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.    Christened: 12 Feb 1775

   at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2700. Born: during 1776 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 2701. Mother: Ann, Mother Ref: 4133.    Christened: 22 Dec 1776

    at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3028. Born: 1756- 1757 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 2840. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Mother Ref: 4116.   Died: Mar 1767 at

   Ashwell aged 10.  Buried 10 March 1767( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2839. Born: 1757- 1758 at Ashwell. Father: William, Father Ref: 2840. Mother: Seaby, Mary, Mother Ref: 4116.   Died: Apr 1767

   at Ashwell aged 8.  Buried 3 May 1767( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3330. Born: 1765- 1766 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.  Mar: 21 Aug

   1792 at Bedford to Say, Elizabeth 4174. Died: Aug 1835 at Bedford aged 69.  Christened: 30 Apr 1769 at Bedford St Cuth. Inherited a leasehold dwelling

   from his uncle Edward's 1812 will in St Peters parish, Bedford Buried 2 August 1835( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2857. Born: during 1770 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.    Christened: 23

    Jun 1770 at Bedford St Cuth. In 1811 lived at Clifton, Bedfordshire. Was left 40 pounds in his Uncle Edward's 1812 will( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 3139. Born: 1769- 1770 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.  Mar: 12 Jul

   1798 at Bedford St Paul to Taylor, Ann 4186. Died: Dec 1828 at Bedford aged 58.  Christened: 7 Mar 1773 at Bedford St Cuth. Traveller & Lacebuyer.

   Inherited 40 pounds in his Uncle Edward's 1812 will. Buried 9 December 1828( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2852. Born: during 1771 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.    Christened: 2

   Dec 1771 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2850. Born: during 1775 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.    Christened: 8

   Jan 1775 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3094. Born: 1775- 1776 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.  Mar: 15 Aug

   1797 at Bedford to Fammer, Sarah 4183. Died: Nov 1847 at Bedford aged 71.  Christened: 3 Jul 1776 at Bedford. Possibly lived at Thames St, Bedford

   1847, worked as a labourer. Buried 14 November 1847( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      SAMUEL THOMAS. Ref: 3269. Born during 1797 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      ANN. Ref: 3095. Born during 1800 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      FRANCES. Ref: 3096. Born during 1802 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      WILLIAM. Ref: 2460. Born during 1803 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      JOHN. Ref: 578. Born Oct-Dec 1805 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3097. Born during 1808 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      SARAH. Ref: 3098. Born during 1810 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      MARY ANN. Ref: 3099. Born during 1812 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3157. Born 1814- 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Ref: 4183

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2854. Born: during 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.   

   Christened: 23 Sep 1781 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 2853. Born: during 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.  Mar: 13 Nov

   1810 at Bedford St Paul to Greenwood, Francis .  Christened: 23 Sep 1781 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 2855. Born: during 1783 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.    Christened: 17

    Aug 1783 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3083. Born: 1786- 1787 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.  Mar: 22 Aug 1825

    at Stoke Damerel to Bishop, Rachel 4244. Died: Oct-Dec 1864 at Stoke Damerel aged 77.  Christened: 1 Oct 1789 at Bedford St Cuthbert. All his children

   christened at Horrice St, Devonport, Wesleyan Church. Appears in 1861 Census living in Morice, Devon, described as a Greenwich Pensioner.( Last

   updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

      MARY ANN. Ref: 3084. Born during 1827 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      JOHN. Ref: 19. Born 1827- 1828 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      GEORGE. Ref: 3429. Born 3 Jul 1831 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      RACHEL COLLINS. Ref: 3085. Born during 1831 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      RACHEL. Ref: 3688. Born during 1833 at Stoke Damerel. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      RACHEL COLLINGS. Ref: 3086. Born 6 Apr 1834 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      AMELIA ELIZABETH COLLIN. Ref: 3087. Born 23 Jan 1836 at Devonport. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      CAROLINE. Ref: 3673. Born 1836- 1837 at Stoke Damerel. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 5139. Born 1837 1838 at Stoke Damerel, Devon. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Ref: 4244

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2856. Born: during 1789 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2851. Mother: Ingram, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4140.   

   Christened: 1 Oct 1789 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 3015. Born: around 1774 at Ashwell. Father: not known, Father Ref: 3014. Mother: Covington, Ann, Mother Ref: 3014.   Died: around

    1774 at Ashwell aged 0.  Mother's name Ann(3014).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3225. Born: during 1779 at Bedford. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3020. Mother: Mary, Mother Ref: 4152.    Christened: 24 Oct

   1779 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3220. Born: Jun-Sep 1762 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Ann, Mother Ref: 4124.   Died: Jun

   1769 at Ashwell aged 6.  Christened: 26 Sep 1762 at Ashwell. Buried 7 June 1769( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3223. Born: during 1764 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Ann, Mother Ref: 4124.    Christened: 12

    May 1764 at Ashwell. Apprentice Carpenter, 24/1/1775 to Henry Hodge in Litlington, Cambs for 7 years( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 3496. Born: 1766- 1767 at Ashwell. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 3219. Mother: Potton, Ann, Mother Ref: 4124.   Died: Jun 1774 at

   Ashwell aged 7.  Christened: 27 Feb 1767 at Ashwell. Buried 8 June 1774( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3232. Born: during 1786 at Dunton. Father: not known, Father Ref: 3231. Mother: Covington, Mary, Mother Ref: 3231.   

   Christened: 31 Dec 1786 at Stotfold. Mother's name Mary(3231).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2449. Born: during 1753 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 3282. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4108.  Mar: 6 Apr

   1779 at Bedford St Mary to Eavestaff, Elizabeth 4153.  Christened: 5 Aug 1753 at Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JAMES. Ref: 2858. Born during 1780 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3390. Born during 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2448. Born 1780- 1781 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2861. Born during 1785 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      FRANCES. Ref: 2862. Born during 1790 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2860. Born during 1792 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      FRANCES. Ref: 2863. Born during 1794 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      WILLIAM. Ref: 919. Born Jul-Aug 1795 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153

      ROBERT. Ref: 2517. Born 1797- 1798 at Bedford. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Ref: 4153


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3239. Born: 1756- 1757 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 3282. Mother: Berrill, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4108.  Mar: 15 Jun

   1785 at Bedford to Lavender, Elizabeth 4170. Died: Apr 1839 at Bedford aged 82.  Christened: 29 Nov 1759 at Bedford. Buried 14 April 1839.( Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

      WILLIAM LAVENDER. Ref: 3291. Born during 1786 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      SIMON. Ref: 3240. Born 1787- 1788 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ELIZABETH BERRILL. Ref: 3242. Born during 1789 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      EDWARD. Ref: 3241. Born during 1791 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3290. Born 1791- 1792 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ANN LAVENDER. Ref: 3243. Born during 1795 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      FRANCES. Ref: 3244. Born during 1798 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      ELIZABETH BERRILL. Ref: 3245. Born during 1800 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      MARY. Ref: 3246. Born during 1802 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      RICHARD. Ref: 2594. Born 24 Aug 1804 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

      JAMES. Ref: 3498. Born during 1806 at Bedford. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Ref: 4170

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3322. Born: around 1770 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref:

   4141.   Died: around 1770 at Steeple Morden aged 0.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3323. Born: during 1773 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref: 4141.

       Christened: 2 May 1773 at Steeple Morden. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   KEZIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3324. Born: during 1777 at Steeple Morden, Camb. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 3320. Mother: George, Mary, Mother Ref: 4141. 

   Mar: 28 Dec 1795 at Steeple Morden to Castle, William .  Christened: 13 May 1777 at Steeple Morden. Marriage witnessed by Haridine Gray & John Stone.

   Husband from Baldock. They had one daughter, Keziah chr 5 Jun 1796 in Steeple Morden, died 16 Jul 1796.( Last updated: 24/08/2009 17:09:33)

  GENERATION   Nine

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2858. Born: during 1780 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.   

   Christened: 14 Jan 1780 at Bedford St Mary. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2448. Born: 1780- 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Mar: 3

   Jan 1804 at Bedford St Mary to Hine, Charlotte 4204. Died: Jan 1842 at Bedford aged 61.  Christened: 28 Sep 1783 at Bedford St Mary. In 1841 Census

   appears living at Gravel lane, Bedford with his sister, Elizabeth. Buried 25 January 1842, Gravel Ln, Bedford( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2450. Born during 1804 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      WILLIAM. Ref: 922. Born Aug 1806 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      ARTHUR. Ref: 2454. Born during 1813 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      CHARLOTTE. Ref: 2452. Born during 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

      GEORGE. Ref: 2453. Born during 1819 at Bedford. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Ref: 4204

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3390. Born: during 1781 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.   

   Christened: 24 Jun 1781 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2861. Born: during 1785 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Mar:

   30 Dec 1802 at Bedford St Mary to Holding, Major .  Christened: 28 Sep 1785 at Bedford. In 1841 Census appears living at Gravel lane, Bedford with her

   brother, William.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 2862. Born: during 1790 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.   Died:

   during 1790 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 1 Aug 1790 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2860. Born: during 1792 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.   

   Christened: 28 Nov 1792 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 2863. Born: during 1794 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.    

   Christened: 4 Mar 1794 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 919. Born: Jul-Aug 1795 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Mar: 19

   Feb 1822 at Bedford to Hall, Mary Ann 4232. Died: Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford aged 74.  Christened: 16 Aug 1795 at Bedford.( Last updated: 01/08/2018

   18:09:18)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3408. Born during 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      ANN. Ref: 2524. Born during 1825 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      SUSANNAH. Ref: 3409. Born during 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      PETER. Ref: 706. Born 1830- 1831 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      WILLIAM PETER. Ref: 20555. Born during 1833 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

      CHARLES HALL. Ref: 2523. Born during 1837 at Bedford. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Ref: 4232

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 2517. Born: 1797- 1798 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2449. Mother: Eavestaff, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4153.  Mar: 18

   Feb 1822 at Bedford to Mays, Elizabeth 4239. Died: Jan-Mar 1856 at Bedford aged 58.  Christened: 26 Mar 1798 at Bedford St Mary. Policeman, lived at

   Well St, Bedford in 1847 and before that at Moulders Yard, Castle St, Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      CHARLES. Ref: 2516. Born 1821- 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      SOPHIA. Ref: 3256. Born 10 Sep 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      HARRIETT. Ref: 5097. Born around 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      REBECCA. Ref: 3257. Born 8 Dec 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      REBECCA. Ref: 3258. Born 14 Oct 1836 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      GEORGE. Ref: 379. Born Oct-Dec 1838 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

      ELLEN. Ref: 1826. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Ref: 4239

   JOSEPH BROWN COVINGTON. Ref: 2761. Born: May-Jun 1790 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161. 

   Mar: 1 Nov 1808 at Bedford St Paul to Chapman, Mary 4212.  Christened: 3 Jul 1790 at Bedford Old Mtng.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JOSEPH. Ref: 2767. Born during 1810 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      MARY. Ref: 2762. Born during 1812 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      SARAH. Ref: 2763. Born during 1814 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3158. Born Aug 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      JOSEPH BROWN. Ref: 3162. Born during 1817 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      ANN. Ref: 2764. Born during 1819 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      THOMAS. Ref: 3163. Born 1820- 1821 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      FANNY. Ref: 2765. Born during 1822 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      WILLIAM. Ref: 3164. Born during 1828 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      ELIZA. Ref: 2766. Born during 1829 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212

      HENRY. Ref: 2760. Born Nov 1832 at Bedford. Mother: Chapman, Mary, Ref: 4212


   BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2505. Born: 6 Jul 1794 at Wellingborough. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  Mar: 8

    Nov 1812 at Bedford St Paul to Hodges, Elizabeth 4216. Died: 15 Apr 1881 at Gallatin, Davies MO aged 87.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

   Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 6 Jul 1794 at Bedford. Believed to have also had 3 other daughters who were still born between 1813-1814.

  

   On July 31, 1837, one day after the first Mormon baptisms in

   England, the original seven missionaries to proselyte in England held a council in Preston. It was decided that Elders Willard Richards and John Goodson

   should go to Bedford, “There being a good prospect, from the information received, of a Church being built up in that city.” They left on 1 August and arrived at

   Bedford the following day

   .

   Work progressed quickly. The first baptisms occurred on 10 August and by December a Bedford Branch had been organized. Berrill Covington, later to play

   an important role in the beginnings of the Church in Buckinghamshire, was baptized in 1838 by Elder Willard Richards. He was instrumental in the conversion

   of two of the first nine Buckinghamshire natives and later became a member of the first branch organized on Buckinghamshire soil. (The Genesis of the

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Buckinghamshire - The first Buckinghamshire Natives to join the church.)

  

   Came West with the Abraham Owen Smoot Company in 1852. ("List of Persons Sent from Great Britain by the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Co., in the Months

   of January and February 1852, by Franklin D. Richards Agent at Liverpool sailing on The Ellen Maria," Deseret News [Weekly], 21 Aug. 1852)

  

   Found living in Ward 14, Great Salt Lake City, Utah on the 1860 U. S. Census & in 3rd Ward by 1880 Census.( Last updated: 21/04/2009 10:16:14)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2509. Born 9 May 1813 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      MARY ANN. Ref: 2506. Born 31 Mar 1815 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      WILLIAM BERRILL. Ref: 2508. Born 27 Nov 1817 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      JOSIAH. Ref: 668. Born 10 Jan 1821 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2507. Born 19 Oct 1823 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      EDWARD. Ref: 2592. Born 28 Aug 1826 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      HENRY. Ref: 2513. Born 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      SIMON. Ref: 3467. Born 19 Jun 1832 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      SARAH ELIZABETH. Ref: 3468. Born 6 Mar 1835 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

      PRISCILLA. Ref: 1740. Born 17 Jan 1839 at Bedford. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Ref: 4216

   ELIZABETH MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3655. Born: 18 Apr 1799 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161. 

   Mar: 22 May 1821 at London to Brooks, James . Died: 8 Jan 1869 at Burlington IO aged 69.  Had one daughter, Ruth Nellie Brooks born 13 Feb 1834 in

   Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, and died 21 Apr 1904 in Collinwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA( Last updated: 09/03/2009 12:55:23)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 230. Born: Sep 1803 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.   Died: Jul-Sep

   1874 at Clifton aged 70.  Christened: 7 Sep 1803 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2419. Born: 30 Jan 1809 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2510. Mother: Brown, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4161.  Mar: 12 Aug

   1841 at Stroud, NSW to Twyford, Eliza 4328. Died: 19 Feb 1861 at Pambula, Australia aged 52.  Known as Syms or Symes. Baptised in 1809 at St Pauls,

   Bedford.

  

   Initially he was a fiddler and cabin boy on HMS Beagle who later became an assistant to Charles Darwin and was appointed as his personal servant in 1833,

   continuing in Darwin's service after the voyage until 1839. Originally named Simon Covington, he was born in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, the youngest

   child of Simon Covington and Elizabeth Brown. After Covington's trip on the Beagle, he then emigrated to Australia and settled as a postmaster, marrying

   Eliza Twyford there

  

   Served as a Boy 2nd Class on Surveying Ship H.M.S. Beagle. 1st joined on 13/7/1831, ticket no. 3, 2nd entry on 3/12/1831, ticket no. 62. Discharged

   12/5/1832. Rejoined same ship, 1/4/1833 as an Ordinary Seaman, ticket no. 105, discharged 27/11/1833. Served on H.M.S. Beagle at time of Charles

   Darwin's Expedition. Issued with Navy Slops, incl Beds & Waxed Wrappers - £2 17s 10d, Dead & Run Men's Effects - 2s  6d, Tobacco - £1 18s 0d, Soap 16s

    8d, Wages Monthly allowance - £2  3s 4d, Full Wages - £15 0s 10d. Nett value - £9 19s  8d  (Ships Book of Surveying Ship H.M.S. Beagle 27/6/1831-

   17/11/1836) - see The Journal of Syms Covington via links.

  

   Covington, who was eighteen years old when he began keeping this journal, was Charles Darwin's assistant on the second voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle,

   1831-1836. Darwin was himself only 22 when he employed Covington using a portion of the allowance he received from his father!

  

   The Journal not only provides a new perspective of the journey which helped stimulate Darwin's theory of evolution, but also includes accounts of Covington's

   daily duties. These included finding food for Darwin at each port of call, and his impressions of lands and people encountered over five years of voyaging in

   the New World, from the 'naked Indians' of Terra del Fuego to the citizens of Sydney, about whom Covington writes: 'Here a stranger must take care with whom

    he associates, as the place consists principally of convicts, or the most notorious characters of England; and a place I must say I was heartily happy to leave'.

  

  

   Despite his misgivings, Covington and his Journal arrived back in Australia in 1840, when Covington emigrated to New South Wales. He was soon married to

   an Australian woman from Stroud, and became Postmaster of Pambula on the South Coast in 1854, where he remained until his death of Paralysis in 1861.

   He is buried at Pambula, Australia.

  

   A pair of wooden carved shoes exists in Australia belonging to Margaret Underhill having been passed down to her by her Grandmother who was Syms grand-

   daughter. These were made by Syms on the Beagle voyage, they are said to have whale bone insets and tiny little nails, on the top it looks as if there was a

   little sliding lid. A photo of these shoes hangs in Covington's Retreat, a restaurant in Pambula, Australia.

   Evidently Syms and Eliza had 9 children. (Correspondence from Margaret & Keith Underhill, P.O.Box 142, Bega, New South Wales 2550, Australia).

  

   Evolution of a Novel: Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald © all rights reserved

  

   I had no intention of writing about Charles Darwin. But when I read about Syms Covington, Darwin's assistant during the long voyage of the Beagle, I was

   compelled into the story.

  

   A dimly lit photograph survives from the 1850s, a man with the look of a stoic, embattled survivor -- with a deaf man's look of waiting to be surprised, with an air

    of almost spiritual expectation. I found myself searching Darwin's letters, diaries, and notebooks for hints of this shadowy, unsung companion.

  

   Here was a person of little importance, it seemed, a humble crew member, a walk-on extra in the life of a young gentleman naturalist. Charles Darwin was only

   23 and Syms Covington barely 15 when the Beagle's voyage started at the end of 1831. The vessel's papers listed Covington as ship's fiddler and boy to

   poop cabin. In a short time, however, references to a "servant" appeared in Darwin's letters and diaries. This was Covington. He'd found himself signed over

   permanently to Darwin by the captain, Robert FitzRoy. Whether Covington volunteered, urged for the job, or was just available is not known. In my novel, I have

   him urging for it -- strong with ambition to live life to the full.

  

   From then on, in notes and correspondence, Darwin hardly ever referred to Covington by name, mostly just as "my servant". Yet they were close. I thought of

   Covington as Darwin's "shadow", an intuition shared (I found when I had finished the first draft) by Darwin's most recent biographer, Janet Brown. Lodged in

   Covington was a novel in embryo.


  

   In later years Darwin summarised evolution through natural selection as a process of "numerous, successive, slight modifications". The same can be said of

   the writing process, as detail adapts to the needs of the story.

  

   As in life, so in fiction: the beginning point is a mystery. A bubble appears from nowhere, it seems, like fizz in a glass of beer. Why Covington? Something that

   was nothing comes into existence -- an idea that won't let go. Sometimes an annoyance (a bad idea still having to be served), sometimes a blessing. In time,

   with work, the first image shifts into action, into character, into plot, and becomes a novel.

  

   Darwin said nothing about what preceded life as we know it, except to make tactful noises (to keep Mrs Darwin happy?) about a Creator breathing life into "a

   few forms or even one". Elsewhere in The Origin of Species he made repeated scathing attacks on creationism. In the fiction-universe, the curtain can more

   easily be pushed back.

  

   Even mysteries have their own shape. A repeated dream in my own childhood was of a perfect sphere in space that was somehow doubled, one part smooth

   as a billiard ball, the other rough and stippled like a quondong seed or the surface of a brain. They were two moons overlapping against the deep blackness of

    space. Both were equally desirable to touch, yet struggling awake I could never decide which of the two was most satisfying.

  

   If this is an obvious early memory of breast feeding it explains nothing away. Now I think it could just as easily be the end-point of psyche as the start.

   Whatever, a longing for reconciliation of opposites spilled over into personality and shaped my engagement with language, words struggling before the ebb

   and flow of feeling. In the character of Covington, similar longings occur. Here is where the historical record invites rather than unfolds an interpretation.

  

   Midway through the voyage of the Beagle Darwin wrote to his sister back in England:

  

   "Tell my father how much obliged I am for the affectionate way he speaks about my having a servant. It has made a great difference in my comfort; there is a

   standing order, in the Ship, that no one, excepting in civilised ports, leaves the vessel by himself. By thus having a constant companion, I am rendered much

   more independent, in that most dependent of all lives, a life on board." But: "My servant is an odd sort of person," Darwin continued, "I do not very much like

   him; but he is, perhaps from his very oddity, very well adapted to all my purposes." I read on in the archive, looking for clues as to why Darwin did not like

   Covington, why he was "odd". None emerged.

  

   Perhaps we all resent those we come to depend on absolutely … Maybe this was just a class thing … If so, did Covington buck against his lowly station in life?

    … Make himself uppity to the upper-class Darwin? … Was it his looks, like Billy Budd in Herman Melville? … His beliefs?...An over-willingness to please? …

   A stickiness of manner? … Was it his sexuality?

  

   What might it have been in Covington's presence that evoked this negative but needful prickliness in Darwin?

  

   Fiction comes out of just this vacuum of explanation, charting a relationship whose inner life begs to be imagined.

  

   At the same time, as Isaac Bashevis Singer has observed, a novel must be full of detail just as music must be full of notes.

  

   I filled myself with seafaring lore and combed through Darwin's letters and diaries catching hold of clues. Covington learned collecting, preserving, shooting

   and packing skills from Darwin, slitting open birds' stomachs, poking through half-digested contents, digging bones of prehistoric animals from Patagonian

   river banks, hefting, carting, sorting, storing. Seeking a language for Covington to represent an older, more trusting religion, and to stand against Darwin's

   "modern" pattern of thought, I delved into "Pilgrim's Progress". This is perhaps the most anxiety-ridden book I have ever read, and as a homeopathic against

   its potential to swamp Covington with dampness of soul I gave him a vigorous libido and an honest heart. Strength of character emerges naturally from such a

   doubling. It gave Covington a trump card to play against his master, even if unconsciously.

  

   I gained a picture of Darwin enjoying himself and always collecting ahead of his ideas -- as when he desperately wanted to bag a particular small ostrich he'd

   heard about, then thoughtlessly cooked and ate one, realising too late it was the rare species he sought. Later it was named after him, the rhea Darwinii.

   Novels get written the same way, I reflected. Action precedes the idea, otherwise no life.

  

   I had started with poetry, as a younger writer, but became impatient with the narrow range of life that arrived in my work. Twenty years ago I turned to novels





   seeking a wider canvas. After writing six, plus an autobiographical work, Shearers' Motel, using fictional technique to grasp the essence of an experience,

   certain patterns become clearer. Even the novels that are full of social and historical detail, like Mr Darwin's Shooter and my first novel, 1915, are slaves to

   fictional demand just as surely as more image-based novels like Water Man and The Slap. Call it manifest shape, inherent structure, or the destiny of


   character.

  

   A novel is like an individual in this sense. We can plot our personal histories, but can only guess beyond them. Despite our deepest psychologies we cannot

   say why we are who we are. We are mysteries to ourselves. We can plan our lives and see intention thrown by the wayside almost as a joke. Lying in the gutter

    we reach for the stars.

  

   In another sense the novel is not like an individual at all: it is in the hands of an attentive god, the author, and invested with purpose -- call it meaningful

   redemption of its mystifying beginning.

  

   To say this about our own lives is an assumption that most of us including Darwin are reluctant to make, though like a novelist Darwin saw far and wide

   jammed up with close and grainy. Also like a novelist he was guided by a formative image -- late in life he recalled a childhood memory: locked in a room as

   punishment, he ran around trying to break the windows to get out. Complementing this, I invented a formative image for Covington: a young man leaping a stile

   in a stained glass window, John Bunyan's Christian glimpsed from his mother's lap in his earliest memories.

  

   The two young men, servant and master, were to remain as close as man and wife (metaphorically speaking in their cluttered lodgings on land and sea) almost

    constantly from 1832 to 1839, during the entire voyage of the Beagle and for the two and a half crucial years following. "Servant" was a term covering many

   duties in their time together.

  

   Covington was taxidermist, valet, trusted house-servant, clerk and copyist. He pickled fish, prepared botanical specimens, and became expert with insects

   and all manner of wriggling, fluttering, crawling life. As the voyage proceeded he emerged as a prodigious collector, shooting most of Darwin's birds (including

    the famous finches taken on the Galapagos islands) and being responsible, it seems, for all of Darwin's insects collected during his brief sojourn in Sydney.

   By the end, Covington was badly deaf from all the shooting.

  

   Darwin's archive is an immense resource: he remains the most thoroughly documented scientific genius of the nineteenth century. The voyage of the Beagle

   was a period of adventure and travel forcibly linked to an intellectual drama "far more thrilling" (as Stephen Jay Gould has observed) than the voyage itself,

   thanks to "the impact upon human history" of the religious and scientific conflict aroused by Darwin.

  

   I wondered about that conflict cutting deep into an individual's psychological sense of himself. Covington's, that is.

  

   He was born obscurely in Bedford, the home town of John Bunyan and religious non-conformity. Building from this lone early established fact, I created him

   imbued with trusting faith from childhood, coming from an older England, a stranger to the Anglicanism of the ruling order. Darwin was the son of the richest

   man in Derbyshire, and was halfheartedly planning to serve as a curate when he returned to England, if only he could find a parish with scope for nature study.

  

  

   It was not to be. As even the sketchiest reading of The Origin of Species will reveal, Darwin became remorselessly and even aggressively atheist as time went

    on.

  

   While I invented no facts around the Darwin archive, I interpreted Covington for fictional purposes by taking the known facts of his life into the realm of

   speculation. This applies particularly to the parts of Covington's life pre-Darwin, and to episodes in South America where an older woman urged her passion

   into Covington's life with later consequences for the plot. Also to the last year of his life, 1860 through to early 1861, as Covington awaited the arrival in

   Australia of The Origin of Species and I strove for some sort of reconciliation between science and religion in the spirit of this one person, Covington.

  

   Early in the book I found myself writing the following, the first notes of an overture demanding an entire relationship to unfold, with implications for plot and

   character throughout: "Entering the Heads of Port Jackson just after dawn the captain found Covington utterly stricken. His eyes were open, watchful, but he

   uttered not a word. With sails slack and the schooner steady on the tide the sufferer was offloaded forthwith and rowed to a Dr MacCracken's cottage in an

   arm of the harbour at Watson's Bay."

  

   (To allow readers interested to see where fact and fiction vary, I appended a list of sources and acknowledgements in an author's note at the back of the

   book.)

  


   Covington's archive by comparison with Darwin's is tiny. It consists of a contested birth-date, a scrappy diary held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, a few

   watercolours, a photograph, and scattered mentions in Darwin's letters and diaries.

  

   Involved in the writing process, for me, is something closely related to formative imagery -- a kind of abstraction hovering just ahead of me, the feeling of a cat's

    cradle or a spindly constellation, an odd-shaped map of lines and connections. It is almost like a pre-appprehended form, an image of where the novel's

   growth has to go before it will stop, and enough light has been shed. Morphology is the name of the subject in natural history, its most interesting department,

   according to Darwin, "its very soul." It sometimes feels as if each book has a pre-existing soul and the only duty of the writer is to bring it up in colour, shape,

   and extent.

  

   Beforehand, with a novel, I have what might be roughly described as a subject area (war, flight, horses, water divining, fire, evolution) but no idea where I will go

    in terms of character, incident, and detail, except that thrown far ahead of me is the feeling I have to reach and satisfy. This feeling is almost the definition of

   impossibility, the crux to me personally, though it might pass almost unnoticed by the reader (because when I get there, an inner knot dissolves, its shadow

   fades against the texture of the whole). In Mr Darwin's Shooter the point I aimed to reach was a reconciliation of science and religion. Where could this happen

    except in the dramatised life of an individual?

  

   The letters Darwin wrote to Covington later in life were especially useful clues to work backwards from. Blandly friendly on the surface, wearily nostalgic, they

   cannot be described as warm-hearted. Whimsically envious of Covington's financial success and improved station in life, and of the health of Covington's

   children, they are none the less condescending, in my view -- the letters of a distant master to a stolid old servant. Darwin sent Covington a silver ear trumpet

   and asked him to collect barnacles from nearby rocks, and wrote congratulating him on how well they were packed. Was there a touch of guilt in that ear

   trumpet? Darwin still wanted favours from Covington, and was never known for his gratitude.

  

   I based my story on such slender threads, perhaps, but I wanted more from this relationship than was there on show. I wanted love, maybe as an antidote to

   Darwin's spiritual bleakness. I wanted redemption. For this Covington's nature had to be passionate all through.

  

   When I looked at Covington's photograph I saw that stoic, embattled survivor, that deaf man's look of waiting to be surprised. What was Covington holding in? I

    wanted this man bursting into bloom behind Darwin's back for his whole life. And so the real Covington and the fictional Covington travel parallel but not

   together in my pages.

  

   In my other books, these knots of being have involved depicting a son's meeting the gloomy, zombie-like father who died before he was born (Water Man); a

   moment of rebirth expressed through repeated live burial (Rough Wallaby); the unrestrained flight of heavy objects (Slipstream); death by fire as the complete

   expression of a life (The Slap); boys overcoming the physical nightmare of war (1915).

  

   Transformation of self, severely frustrated, seems to be a guiding light in my fiction. Facing, and somehow overcoming, a prospect of live burial (actual or

   metaphorical) is in every book I have written. Perhaps this will change. The other pattern obvious to me is that the main male character in every book is

   inarticulate in some sense. In The Slap this is true to the fullest extent -- a full voice is denied to the main character in maturity. The same fate threatens

   Covington as in later years he awaits the arrival of The Origin of Species in Australia and truculently wonders if history has left him out.

  

   As for the famous finches, which play a small but crucial part in the novel, Darwin had assumed, when they were on the Galapagos, that as the islands were

   close together "no reason was possible for their harbouring different species true to their own islands", and so, as a creationist (still) he had not labelled them

   by island. But the real Covington had labelled by island the birds he had shot for his own private and potentially saleable collection. When they were back in

   London Darwin called for these birds to be examined by John Gould at the Zoological Society.

  

   There at 36 Great Marlborough Street Darwin sorted, listed, and wrote up the immense haul of material with Covington at his side. It was during this time that

   he first admitted to natural selection in private notes. Thus I propose that my fictional Covington, alone, and excluding Darwin's more illustrious contemporaries

   in this period after the voyage, had not just an instinct for but a knowledge of what Darwin was grappling with in his understanding.

  

   Then came the day in 1839 when Darwin announced his impending marriage. He presented Covington with a golden guinea, dismissed him from his service,

   and Covington (somewhat stung, as might be imagined, but stoical) took ship for New South Wales.

  

   In Australia Covington married, had the same number of children as Darwin, prospered financially, became innkeeper and postmaster at Pambula, in southern




      ERNEST. Ref: 5792. Born around 1840 at Australia. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      SYMS BERRILL. Ref: 5793. Born 17 Aug 1842 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      CHARLES ERASMUS. Ref: 5899. Born 30 Jun 1844 at Millers Point, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      ELIZABETH LOUISA. Ref: 5908. Born 26 Feb 1846 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      EDWIN ERNEST. Ref: 5987. Born 15 Mar 1846 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      ALFRED SIMON. Ref: 5919. Born 2 Mar 1850 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRNG. Ref: 5575. Born Sep 1852 at Cooma, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      EMMALINE AMELIA. Ref: 5939. Born 2 Jun 1854 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      WALTER LIONEL. Ref: 5940. Born during 1856 at Bega NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

      JANE. Ref: 5979. Born during 1858 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Ref: 4328

   GODFREY COVENTON. Ref: 2843. Born: 1781- 1782 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.   Died:

   Oct 1782 at Guilden Morden aged 0.  Christened: 22 Sep 1782 at Guilden Morden. Buried 24 October 1782( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   BOYER COVINGTON. Ref: 2514. Born: during 1784 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.   

   Christened: 29 Feb 1784 at Guilden Morden. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   KEZIAH COVENTON. Ref: 2841. Born: during 1786 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.  Mar: 16

   Oct 1815 at Shingay to Leete, Jackie .  Christened: 10 Dec 1786 at Guilden Morden. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PHILIP COVENTON. Ref: 2844. Born: 1789- 1790 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.   Died: Jan

   1790 at Guilden Morden aged 0.  Christened: 5 Jul 1789 at Guilden Morden. Buried 15 January 1790( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVENTON. Ref: 2842. Born: during 1791 at Guilden Morden. Father: James, Father Ref: 2515. Mother: Barfoot, Ann, Mother Ref: 4154.  Mar: 20 Nov

    1815 at Guilden Morden to Watts, John .  Christened: 7 Jan 1791 at Guilden Morden. Children: James, ref.539, illegitimate.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      JAMES. Ref: 539. Born Jul 1813 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Coventon, Mary, Ref: 2842

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2691. Born: 1786- 1787 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 16 Feb

   1810 at Stotfold to Anderson, Martha 4213.  Christened: 20 Sep 1789 at Ashwell.. Lived at 21 Norton End, Baldock in 1851 Census with son John & grandson

    Alfred (1154). Described as a Farm Labourer( Last updated: 10/06/2018 12:22:23)

      MARY. Ref: 3419. Born during 1811 at Stotfold, Beds. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      GEORGE. Ref: 2459. Born Oct-Nov 1818 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      WILLIAM. Ref: 924. Born 1820- 1821 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      JAMES. Ref: 541. Born 1822- 1823 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      CHARLES. Ref: 20572. Born Jun 1826 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      SAMUEL. Ref: 5060. Born Jan-Apr 1830 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      SARAH. Ref: 5015. Born 1829- 1830 at Baldock. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

      JOHN. Ref: 2409. Born during 1832 at Baldock. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Ref: 4213

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2692. Born: 1790- 1791 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 22 Jan

   1814 at Sandon to Chiffins, Mary 4223. Died: Sep 1847 at Ashwell aged 56.  Christened: 31 Jul 1791 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived at High St,

   Ashwell in 1841. Buried 3 October 1847.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      MATILDA ANN. Ref: 2711. Born 15 Jun 1822 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      GEORGE. Ref: 376. Born 19 Oct 1826 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      WILLIAM. Ref: 927. Born 6 Jan 1829 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      JAMES. Ref: 2712. Born 25 Apr 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

      EMMA. Ref: 2512. Born 8 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Ref: 4223

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2687. Born: during 1793 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 6

   Nov 1819 at Baldock to Pate, James .  Christened: 31 Mar 1793 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2694. Born: Jan-Mar 1795 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.    Christened:

   27 Mar 1795 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2693. Born: 1795- 1796 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 2 Jul

   1821 at Ashwell to Marrenton, Susannah 4236. Died: 26 Feb 1870 at Ashwell aged 74.  Christened: 1 Jul 1798 at Ashwell. James resided on 2 Jul 1821 in

   Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Employed as Labourer. He resided on 6 Jun 1841 in Workhouse Yard, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Died of Paralysis. (info from

   kevinbean.plus.com).

  

   He appears in a number of newspaper articles during 1828, i.e, The Cambridge Chronicle 11 Aug, The Royal Cornwall Gazette, The Durham County

   Advertiser & The Examiner. This follows him being convicted at Royston Petty Sessions of selling beer at The Ashwell Fair on 11th July 1848 contrary to

   licencing laws. He was found guilty & fined £25 plus 14 shillings costs, which he could not afford to pay, so was subsequently imprisoned for 3 months.

  

   The gist of the various articles is that the case should not have been brought against him as, although illegal to sell beers in fairs as per Act of Charles II if then

   consumed in a house, it is not illegal to sell if drank outside, i.e. in a field.

  

   He had bought the ale from a local brewer, Pryor of Baldock, which he sold at the fair for 5d a pint. The brewer was selling elsewhere at the fair at 6d. James

   was informed upon by a tenant of the brewer & ended up being charged.

  

   James was described as a poor labouring man with a wife and three young children. The case "excited commiseration" of the neighbourhood with many

   coming forward with small donations for the relief of his family.

  

   His appeal against the conviction following the publicity of it being considered unfair proved unsuccessful, probably because it was heard by 3 Clerical

   Magistrates, one the Rev Henry Morrice, Vicar of Ashwell, who was an intimate friend of Pryor (the brewer), another had married Pryor's daughter. A further

   appeal was proposed to the Court of Justice but no info on this has been found.( Last updated: 30/10/2019 11:57:31)

      MARY ANNE. Ref: 3456. Born 9 Nov 1821 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      JOHN. Ref: 582. Born 5 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      GEORGE. Ref: 375. Born 22 Sep 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      ANNE. Ref: 3457. Born 21 Sep 1827 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      STEPHEN. Ref: 3295. Born 15 Sep 1829 at Hinxworth. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      SARAH. Ref: 3458. Born 11 Dec 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      JANE ELIZABETH. Ref: 3459. Born 26 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      LOUISA. Ref: 2895. Born 20 Dec 1835 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      EDMUND. Ref: 1747. Born 9 Jan 1838 at Royston. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      DECIMUS. Ref: 206. Born 25 Dec 1839 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      MARGARET FRANCES. Ref: 1813. Born Jan-Mar 1842 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      SEPTIMA. Ref: 2600. Born during 1844 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

      CHARLES. Ref: 148. Born 28 Oct 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Ref: 4236

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 2690. Born: 1800- 1801 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 30 Oct

   1823 at Ashwell to Knights, Thomas .  Christened: 1 Mar 1801 at Ashwell. Had daughter Matilda Ann Knights chr Ashwell 26 Jul 1824( Last updated:

   31/08/2003 19:22:43)


   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 2695. Born: during 1803 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 22 Feb

   1824 at Ashwell to Harper, Elizabeth 4242. Died: around 1874 at Ashwell aged 71.  Christened: 1 Aug 1803 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer. Lived 1841 at

   Ashwell End, 1851 at Common Ln, 1861/71 at Back St, Ashwell( Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)

      AMELIA. Ref: 2696. Born 6 May 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      GEORGE. Ref: 377. Born 19 Jun 1826 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      SARAH. Ref: 2697. Born 11 Mar 1831 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      EMMA. Ref: 2698. Born 16 Feb 1834 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      ISABEL. Ref: 2699. Born 24 Jul 1836 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      DINAH. Ref: 1824. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

      THOMAS. Ref: 3292. Born around 1851 at Ashwell. Mother: Harper, Elizabeth, Ref: 4242

   MARGARET COVINGTON. Ref: 2688. Born: during 1805 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2681. Mother: Sanders, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4165.  Mar: 27

   Sep 1827 at Ashwell to Bryant, William . Died: 2 Dec 1838 at Ashwell aged 33.  Christened: 2 May 1805 at Ashwell. Husband born 21 Feb1808 in Ashwell.

   Had daughter before marriage but father is said to have been William Bryant, Georgiana(2689) illegitimate. Had 5 sons after marriage: George b. 20 Jan

   1828, James b. 22 Nov 1829, Alfred b. 15 Nov 1831, Paul b. c.1835 & William b. 1837.( Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

      GEORGIANA. Ref: 2689. Born 20 Nov 1825 at Ashwell. Mother: Covington, Margaret, Ref: 2688

   WILLIAM JOSSETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3019. Born: during 1790 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 2702. Mother: Covington, Ann, Mother Ref: 2702.

      Christened: 21 Nov 1790 at Bedford. Mother's name Ann(2702).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3021. Born: during 1791 at Bedford. Father: not known, Father Ref: 2703. Mother: Covington, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 2703.  Mar:

   2 Apr 1822 at Bedford St Paul to Gammons, Elizabeth 4240.  Christened: 6 Feb 1791 at Bedford. Mother's name Elizabeth(2703).( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ANN FRANCES. Ref: 3336. Born during 1823 at Bedford. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth, Ref: 4240

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3160. Born Oct 1829 at Bedford. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth, Ref: 4240

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 3658. Born around 1832 at Willington, Beds. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth, Ref: 4240

      FREDERICK THOMAS. Ref: 363. Born May 1833 at Bedford. Mother: Gammons, Elizabeth, Ref: 4240

   MARTHA COVENTON. Ref: 3035. Born: during 1783 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Died:

   Nov 1785 at Guilden Morden aged 2.  Christened: 15 Jun 1783 at Guilden Morden. Buried 29 November 1785( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVENTON. Ref: 2878. Born: early 1786 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Mar: 20 Jan

   1818 at Guilden Morden to Farmington, Elizabeth 4231.  Christened 12 Mar 1786 at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer. In 1841 Census shown as

   Covington living at Saunders Ln, Guilden Morden & in 1851 Census at 69 Back Lane, Guilden Morden.

  

   Marriage witnessed by Wm Yarrow & Wm Clark.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      CALEB. Ref: 135. Born 1815- 1816 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      SARAH. Ref: 2879. Born Jan-Feb 1818 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 2880. Born Jul 1819 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JAMES. Ref: 2877. Born Jun-Jul 1823 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      REBECCA. Ref: 2881. Born May-Jun 1825 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      CAROLINE. Ref: 2882. Born during 1830 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JOHN. Ref: 3061. Born 1831- 1832 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      GEORGE. Ref: 378. Born 1833- 1834 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

      JAMES. Ref: 547. Born 1839- 1840 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Farmington, Elizabeth, Ref: 4231

   ELIZABETH COVENTON. Ref: 3036. Born: during 1789 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Mar:

   1 Jul 1812 at Potton to Richardson, Richard .  Christened: 10 May 1789 at Guilden Morden. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JANE COVENTON. Ref: 3037. Born: Jul 1792 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Mar: 30 Nov

   1811 at Guilden Morden to Holland, Henry .  Christened: 25 Jul 1792 at Guilden Morden. Marriage witnessed by Simeon Leete, John Parrish & Joseph

   Pearce. Their children were ; Elizabeth, chr. November 17, 1816 in Guilden Morden ; Mary, chr. February 25, 1819 in Guilden Morden ;  William, chr.

   December 22, 1822 in Bassingbourn ; Susannah, chr. December 26, 1824 in Bassingbourn.  Husband Henry, b.December 1, 1789, chr. November 28, 1791

   in Dunstable, Bedford, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Holland (info from Jan Booth mebooth@nucleus.com)( Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3034. Born: during 1794 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Died:

   during 1794 at Guilden Morden aged 0.  Died young( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 2885. Born: during 1796 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.  Mar:

   23 Jan 1815 at Guilden Morden to Knights, Mary 4225. Died: Aug 1857 at Royston aged 61.  Shown as Coventon on some records. Christened: 26 Apr 1796

   at Guilden Morden. Agricultural Labourer, 1841, High St & 1851, 47 Church End. Marriage witnessed by Tempest Leete, Martha Dix, Samuel Jarman, Mary

   Strickland( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      THOMAS. Ref: 867. Born Nov 1816 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      GEORGE. Ref: 373. Born Nov 1818 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      JOHN. Ref: 580. Born during 1823 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

      JAMES. Ref: 543. Born Jul 1831 at Guilden Morden. Mother: Knights, Mary, Ref: 4225

   WILLIAM COVENTON. Ref: 3039. Born: 1797- 1798 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Died:

   May 1827 at Guilden Morden aged 29.  Christened: 15 Apr 1798 at Guilden Morden. Buried 19 May 1827.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   THOMAS COVENTON. Ref: 3038. Born: 1800- 1801 at Guilden Morden. Father: John, Father Ref: 3008. Mother: German, Susan, Mother Ref: 4156.   Died:

   May 1810 at Guilden Morden aged 9.  Christened: 18 Jan 1801 at Guilden Morden. Killed by a plough, buried 6 May 1810( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3084. Born: during 1827 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.  Mar: 12

   Nov 1844 at East Stonehouse to Parsons, Philip Moses Ham .  Christened: 15 Apr 1827 at Devonport. Married at the Parish Church of East Stonehouse.(

   Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 19. Born: 1827- 1828 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.  Mar: Jul-Sep 1850

   at Medway to Cook, Catherine 5048. Died: Jul-Sep 1899 at Medway aged 71.  Christened 13 Jul 1828 at Stoke Damerel, Devon. In 1851 Census living at

   Britain St, Portsea Island, Hampshire employed as Corporal RoyalSappers & Miners. In 1855 stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1858, he and his wife, were

    stationed in Bermuda, West Indies whilst he was a Royal Engineer.  In 1871 Census living in Gillingham described as a Labourer. In 1881 Census living at 35

   Jeffrey St, Gillingham, Kent employed as a House Painter, also living with them Granddaughter, Lilian Newman aged 9. In 1891 Census living at home of his

   daughter Annie & her family in Copenhagen Rd, Gillingham described as a widower and Army Pensioner. Former Joiner.( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

      GEORGE. Ref: 384. Born Apr-Jun 1849 at Alverstoke. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Ref: 4320

      GEORGE. Ref: 386. Born Apr-Jun 1851 at Portsea. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Ref: 5048

      ANNIE. Ref: 5039. Born during 1855 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Ref: 5048

      JOHN GEORGE. Ref: 1521. Born 15 Feb 1858 at Bermuda. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Ref: 5048

      EMMA. Ref: 1007. Born Jan-Mar 1862 at Medway. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Ref: 5048

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 3429. Born: 3 Jul 1831 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.  Mar: Jul-Sep

   1862 at Poplar to Coughlan, Catherine 20568. Died: 22 Oct 1872 at Bay City MI aged 41.  Christened: 2 Aug 1830 at Devonport. Appears in 1861 Census

   living with parents in Morice, Devon employed as a Carpenter & Joiner. Emigrated to Bay City, Michigan around 1869.( Last updated: 19/06/2018 16:31:06)

      JOHN WILLIAM. Ref: 632. Born Apr-Jun 1863 at Poplar. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine, Ref: 20568

      ALICE E. Ref: 902. Born Apr-Jun 1866 at Poplar. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine, Ref: 20568

      GEORGE. Ref: 242. Born Apr-Jun 1866 at Poplar. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine, Ref: 20568

      JAMES JOSEPH. Ref: 168. Born 13 Feb 1868 at Poplar. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine, Ref: 20568

      TERRISSA. Ref: 20569. Born during 1870 at Canada. Mother: Coughlan, Catherine, Ref: 20568

   RACHEL COLLINS COVINGTON. Ref: 3085. Born: during 1831 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.   

   Christened: 15 Nov 1831 at Devonport. Died young before 1833.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RACHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 3688. Born: during 1833 at Stoke Damerel. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.   Died:

   during 1834 at Stoke Damerel aged 1.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RACHEL COLLINGS COVINGTON. Ref: 3086. Born: 6 Apr 1834 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.  

   Died: Oct-Dec 1863 at Stoke Damerel aged 29.  Christened 10 Apr 1834 Morrice St,Wesleyan, Devonport.( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

   AMELIA ELIZABETH COLLIN COVINGTON. Ref: 3087. Born: 23 Jan 1836 at Devonport. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref:

    4244.   Died: Jan-Mar 1842 at Stoke Damerel aged 6.  Christened: 30 Jan 1836 at Devonport. ( Last updated: 13/06/2018 06:05:49)

   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3673. Born: 1836- 1837 at Stoke Damerel. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref: 4244.   Died:

   Jul-Sep 1842 at Stoke Damerel aged 5.  ( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

   WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 5139. Born: 1837 1838 at Stoke Damerel, Devon. Father: John, Father Ref: 3083. Mother: Bishop, Rachel, Mother Ref:

   4244.   Died: Jan-Mar 1842 at Stoke Damerel aged 4.  ( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

   SAMUEL THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 3269. Born: during 1797 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.   

   Christened: 27 Oct 1797 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3095. Born: during 1800 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: 12 Oct

   1819 at Bedford to Darrat, Joseph .  Christened: 25 Dec 1800 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 3096. Born: during 1802 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: 8

   May 1820 at Bedford to Cope, James .  Christened: 26 Sep 1802 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 2460. Born: during 1803 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: around

   1827 at Bedford to Sabey, Rebecca 4251.  Christened: 25 Dec 1803 at Bedford.( Last updated: 25/04/2012 12:29:01)

      WILLIAM WALLACE. Ref: 1001. Born Mar 1828 at Bolnhurst. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      CHARLOTTE ANN. Ref: 2456. Born during 1831 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      GEORGE FRANCIS. Ref: 412. Born May 1832 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      REBECCA ANNA. Ref: 2490. Born during 1833 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      ELLEN SABEY. Ref: 3656. Born around 1836 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      CALEB. Ref: 136. Born Apr-Jun 1838 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      JOHN JOSHUA. Ref: 621. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

      ARTHUR SILAS. Ref: 103. Born 1846- 1847 at Bedford. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Ref: 4251

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 578. Born: Oct-Dec 1805 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: 13 Jul

   1829 at Bedford to Sanders, Elizabeth 4262. Died: Jan-Mar 1887 at Bedford aged 81.  Christened: 5 Jan 1806 at Bedford. In 1881 Census living at 19

   Wellington Street, Bedford employed as a Tailor. Address in 1884, 23 Dame Alice St, Bedford( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ARTHUR. Ref: 81. Born during 1823 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

      MARY ANN. Ref: 3093. Born during 1833 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

      FREDERICK. Ref: 329. Born Mar 1835 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

      GEORGE SAMUEL. Ref: 429. Born Jul-Sep 1837 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

      CHARLES. Ref: 1769. Born Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

      ALFRED. Ref: 1684. Born Jan-Mar 1844 at Bedford. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Ref: 4262

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3097. Born: during 1808 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: 3

   Nov 1829 at Bedford to Croot, James .  Christened: 22 Jun 1808 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3098. Born: during 1810 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.  Mar: 8 Jul

   1831 at Bedford to Kendall/rendall, William .  Christened: 9 Sep 1810 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3099. Born: during 1812 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.   

   Christened: 2 Aug 1812 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 3157. Born: 1814- 1815 at Bedford. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 3094. Mother: Fammer, Sarah, Mother Ref: 4183.   Died: Aug

   1817 at Bedford aged 2.  Christened: 17 Sep 1815 at Bedford St Cuth. Buried 12 August 1817( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM LAVENDER COVINGTON. Ref: 3291. Born: during 1786 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170.    Christened: 16 Jul 1786 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3240. Born: 1787- 1788 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   Died: Jan

   1819 at Bedford aged 31.  Christened: 2 Mar 1788 at Bedford. Buried 3 January 1819( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 3242. Born: during 1789 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170.    Thought to have died young. Christened: 22 Nov 1789 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 3241. Born: during 1791 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   

   Christened: 8 Mar 1791 at Bedford. Died as infant( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3290. Born: 1791- 1792 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   Died: 1

   Jul 1841 at Bedford aged 49.  Christened: 1 Dec 1793 at Bedford. Buried 2 July 1841 at Moravian Church, Bedford( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   ANN LAVENDER COVINGTON. Ref: 3243. Born: during 1795 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.  

    Christened: 25 Dec 1795 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   FRANCES COVINGTON. Ref: 3244. Born: during 1798 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   

   Christened: 4 Jun 1798 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 3245. Born: during 1800 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4170.    Christened: 9 Mar 1800 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3246. Born: during 1802 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   

   Christened: 15 Aug 1802 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2594. Born: 24 Aug 1804 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.  Mar: 2

   Jun 1839 at Newington to Halliday, Elizabeth 4294.  Christened: 12 Oct 1804 at Bedford St Cuth. In 1841 Census living in Woolwich employed as a Boot

   Maker( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      RICHARD CHARLES. Ref: 801. Born May 1840 at Woolwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      EDWARD. Ref: 2593. Born during 1842 at Woolwich, London. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      GEORGE COOK. Ref: 1677. Born Jul-Sep 1845 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      HENRY THOMAS. Ref: 2770. Born Jan-Mar 1849 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

      EDWARD GEORGE. Ref: 1721. Born Apr-Jun 1851 at Greenwich. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Ref: 4294

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 3498. Born: during 1806 at Bedford. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 3239. Mother: Lavender, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4170.   

   Christened: 12 Oct 1806 at Bedford St Cuth. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

  GENERATION   Ten

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 384. Born: Apr-Jun 1849 at Alverstoke. Father: John, Father Ref: 19. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Mother Ref: 4320.  Mar: 26 Feb

   1871 at Portsmouth to Knight, Sarah Ann 4368. Died: Oct-Dec 1932 at Portsmouth aged 83.  Christened: 22 Jun 1851 at Portsmouth. Christened 22 June

   1851 at Portsmouth St Thomas. Married at St Thomas's Church, Portsmouth. Celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary & lived to reach their 80s.

   Painter & Decorator at 99 Avenue Road, Gosport, Hampshire. Appears in 1901 Census as a Home Decorator & Grainer.

  

   This branch of the Covingtons probably emigrated from East Anglia to the Carolinas in the U.S. about 1650. A branch re-emigrated to the West Indies and a

   branch again re-emigrated to Gosport, Hampshire around 1750  (Letters from Mrs Doris L. Covington, May 1989 and John Philip Covington, May 1989)(I.G.I.

   Hants)( Last updated: 17/06/2020 11:13:51)

      GEORGE HENRY. Ref: 420. Born Apr-Jun 1872 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      EMMA AMELIA. Ref: 1292. Born Oct-Dec 1873 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      ALFRED JAMES. Ref: 122. Born 26 Jan 1875 at Gosport. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      ALICE MAUD. Ref: 1310. Born Jan-Mar 1877 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      WILLIAM ERNEST E. Ref: 962. Born Jan-Mar 1878 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      FREDERICK GEORGE. Ref: 345. Born 4 Aug 1880 at Gosport. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      FRANK AUBREY. Ref: 324. Born 16 Jun 1881 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      HARRY JASPER. Ref: 461. Born Jan-Mar 1883 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      CHARLES EDWARD. Ref: 160. Born Jul-Sep 1885 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      WILFRED MANSELL. Ref: 916. Born 12 Aug 1888 at Gosport. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368

      AMY ELIZABETH. Ref: 72. Born Apr-Jun 1891 at Alverstoke. Mother: Knight, Sarah Ann, Ref: 4368


   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 386. Born: Apr-Jun 1851 at Portsea. Father: John, Father Ref: 19. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Mother Ref: 5048.   Died: Jan-Mar

   1873 at Newport Pagnell aged 22.  ( Last updated: 17/06/2020 11:13:51)

   ANNIE COVINGTON. Ref: 5039. Born: during 1855 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Father: John, Father Ref: 19. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Mother Ref: 5048.  Mar:

   Apr-Jun 1879 at Gillingham to Avent, Robert . Died: Jan-Mar 1918 at Medway aged 62.  ( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

   JOHN GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 1521. Born: 15 Feb 1858 at Bermuda. Father: John, Father Ref: 19. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Mother Ref: 5048.  Mar: 23

    Sep 1883 at Gillingham to Harryman, Fanny 5379. Died: Oct-Dec 1928 at Medway aged 70.  Baptised 7 Mar 1858 at St Georges, Bermuda In 1881 Census

   living with parents at 35 Jeffery Street, Gillingham, Kent employed as Hammerman in H.M.D. No records found for 2nd marriage other than fact he & Fanny

   plus 3 children were listed together in 1901 Census in Chatham, with his occupation listed as Hammerman Blacks HMD. In 1911 Census living in Medway.

   Buried in Chatham having paid £1 to secure his plot. (info from great grandson John Bernard (1075) from papers held by his grandfather George William

   (435))( Last updated: 22/03/2010 11:55:49)

      GEORGE WILLIAM. Ref: 435. Born Oct-Dec 1885 at Medway. Mother: Harryman, Fanny, Ref: 5379

      WILLIAM. Ref: 942. Born Jan-Mar 1888 at Medway. Mother: Harryman, Fanny, Ref: 5379

      HARRY. Ref: 457. Born 23 Jul 1889 at Rochester. Mother: Harryman, Fanny, Ref: 5379

      JOHN. Ref: 599. Born 30 Mar 1895 at Medway. Mother: Harryman, Fanny, Ref: 5379

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 1007. Born: Jan-Mar 1862 at Medway. Father: John, Father Ref: 19. Mother: Cook, Catherine, Mother Ref: 5048.   Died: Feb-Mar

   1865 at Chatham aged 3.  Buried 4 Mar 1865 Chatham( Last updated: 25/06/2018 17:57:06)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 81. Born: during 1823 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262.  Mar: 13 May

   1845 at Medway to Brand, Elizabeth 5376. Died: Jan-Mar 1888 at Bedford aged 64.  Maker of Bath Chairs, in 1881 Census at 2 Wellington St, Bedford.( Last

    updated: 04/04/2008 10:55:48)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 1790. Born Oct-Dec 1845 at Medway. Mother: Brand, Elizabeth, Ref: 5376

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 3093. Born: during 1833 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262.  Mar: 18

   Apr 1854 at Bedford St Paul to Davis, John .  Christened: 3 Mar 1833 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   FREDERICK COVINGTON. Ref: 329. Born: Mar 1835 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262.  Mar: 15 Mar

   1858 at Bedford to Whiting, Ann 4340. 2nd Mar: Jul-Sep 1871 at Northampton to Goodman, Charlotte 4907. Died: 23 Sep 1916 at Northampton aged 81. 

   Christened: 15 Mar 1835 at Bedford St Cuthbert.

  

   Appears in 1861 Census with wife Ann, aged 32 & 2 children. In1881 census as living with wife Charlotte and 3 children at 21 Drapery, Northampton. 1894

   lived at 36 St Michaels Mount  and in 1903 at 9 Adams Ave, Northampton. Appears in 1911 Census living in Northampton.

  

   The following extracts of press articles appear in the Northampton Reference Library: "We deeply regret to record the death of Mr Frederick Covington, J.P.,

   which took place at his residence, Adams Avenue, Northampton, last evening, in his 82nd year. He had suffered from heart trouble for a considerable time,

   and about three months ago had a serious attack which kept him indoors for some time, but he recovered sufficiently to ride out practically every day.

  

   At the beginning of this week, however, he had another severe attack, and his doctor suggested that he should have a few days' rest. Just after four o'clock

   yesterday afternoon he rang the bell, and his youngest daughter, on going upstairs, found him anticipating another seizure. This actually came soon after his

   eldest daughter (Anne Jane) arrived home from school (where she was headmistress), and he died in her arms a few minutes later.

  

   Mr Covington was born at Bedford in 1835, and came to Northampton on April 14, 1848, when he was apprenticed to Mr Philip Barnard, a tailor in the

   Drapery. He commenced business on his own account in 1870 on the Wellingborough Road and afterwards carried on business in the Drapery and later in

   Abington Street, retiring about twenty years ago.

  

   As a boy at Bedford he attended the famous Bunyan Meeting, and when he came to Northampton he at once associated himself with College Street Chapel.

   At the age of 15 he became a member, and two years later began his long and faithful career as a local preacher. With the exception of a period of some six

   or eight weeks in 1890, during which time he was laid asise owing to an accident, he was in continuous service as a preacher for 56 years, and was never

   known, for any reason, to miss an appointment. For many years after he undertook this work it was his rule to walk out from Northampton to the villages where

   appointments had to be kept, and Mr Covington would often walk out eight miles or more, preach two sermons, and walk back at night.

  

   To continue his work, without intermission, in all weathers, and frequently when tired and weary and worried with the week's labours, is a proof of sincerity and

   devotion than which there could be none greater. Mr Covington will long be remembered with affection by the village churches of Northamptonshire. In 1910,

   when he had been preaching for over 56 years, the Northamptonshire Village Preachers' Association presented him with a purse of gold in recognition of his

   long labours. He was for many years the Treasurer of the Association. He was the senior deacon of College Street, being appointed in 1892, and was made a

    life member of the diaconate several years ago. In 1903 he was President of the Northamptonshire Baptist Association.

  

   Mr Covington was of that order of public men who do not make their public duties subordinate to private business. Within a few years of commencing

   shopkeeping on his own account he was a member of the Town Council and the School Board, as well as one of the most active of local politicians. This

   meant that having long given all his Sundays to toilsome work for others, he now - judged by ordinary standards, unable to afford it - spent a great deal of his

   week-day time in municipal service. In politics he was a Radical of the straitest Nonconformist tyre. He was a Liberationist who had learned from Edward Miall,

    and when, in 1870, education became a municipal function, he approached the new problems from that standpoint.

  

   In the divisions in the local Liberal party which were caused by the intervention of Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton politics, Mr Covington remained for some

   years with the section that included not only all the moderate Liberals, but many advanced politicians whose opposition to the new-comer was due to his

   Freethinking in religion. At the by-election after the death of Charles Gilpin in 1874, the official Liberal candidate was William Fowler, a Quaker banker. He

   was too moderate for Northampton, and Mr Covington, with many others went over to Brandlaugh, who polled nearly half the Liberal vote. The total Liberal

   strength was 3,602, but the splitting of this between two candidates left Merewther, the Conservative, at the top of the poll with 2,171.

  

   Pickering Phipps had already won one seat at the General Election earlier in the same year; and for the next six years Northampton had two Conservative

   members. This example of the folly of division, and the wonderful enthusiasm which Gladstone roused in his campaigns of the later '70s, brought the

   Northampton Liberals together in 1880, when Labouchere and Bradlaugh were returned at the head of the poll. In the fierce controversies that followed the

   refusal of the House of Commons to allow Mr Bradlaugh to take his seat, Mr Covington took an active part. Later he was for eleven years the local

   representative - almoner was the precise description of his functions - of Labouchere; and it was to him that the famous member sent his letter of resignation

   just before the General Election of 1906.

  


   Mr Covington was a facile and vigorous platform speaker, and no one was more often heard at local meetings.

   Mr Covington's municipal service was done as a representative of the old East Ward. He was first elected in 1874 with Mr W. Jones as his Liberal colleague;

   the defeated Conservatives were Mr H.P. Markham and Mr R. Howes. Three years with the late Sir Philip Manfield as colleague, he was badly beaten - both

   the Conservatives (Mr R. Howes and Mr T. Wetherall) were returned by large majorities.

  

   Two years later, when Mr W.J. Peirce and Mr T. Wetherall were Conservative candidates, he failed a second time, being third in the poll, with Mr. W.C.

   Hollowell at the bottom. In the next year he beat Mr Wetherall by two votes. He then held the seat for nine years, and the East Ward came to be regarded as a

   Liberal stronghold. In 1884 he was appointed Chairman of the Water Committee of the Town Council at a time of a terrible drought, which threatened to result

   in a panic. He successfully pointed out a practical way out of the difficulty and was really the principal man in directing a very difficult undertaking, that has now

   resulted in giving Northampton a pure and copious supply of Adam's ale.

  

   On Wednesday 10th November 1887 he was duly elected Mayor of Northampton. His election was seconded by the leader of the local Conservative party, Mr

   James Berry, and carried unanimously. At the time a press article read as follows: "Mr Covington is admittedly not quite the stamp of Mayor Northamptonians

   were accustomed to look for a generation ago. But if his social position is not particularly significant, it is unquestioned that in ability and energy he is at least

   the equal of his Radical colleagues.

  

   Even in the old days when he was a humble anti-vaccination agitator in wagons on the Market Square, he was among his own class regarded as a man of light

    and leading, and his popularity with the extremities has never been in jeopardy since he boldly threw his religious scruples to the wind and took his stand on

   the Bradlaugh platform. His allegiance was rather sorely tried when Mr Bradlaugh and Mrs Besant were being prosecuted in connection with the sale of a

   notorious book, but time healed his injured feelings, and of late years he has only been regarded as second to Messrs Gurney and Adams in favouritism with

   the advanced politicians of Northampton."

  

   Mr Covington had joined the School Board in 1874 and remained a member till Mr Balfour's Act transferred education administration to the Town and County

   Councils. For many years he was Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Board, and the work was the part of his public duties which appealed to him most. It

   brought many fierce controversies, in which he played a foremost part.

  

   Older readers will remember the contention about the proposed establishement of an Industrial School in Northampton. The late Mr Wetherell was the leading

   advocate for the institution; Mr Covington led the opposition, and when, at the election which came at this time, he was placed at the head of the poll, it was

   admitted that public opinion had settled the matter.

  

   After the passing of the Balfour Education Act, Mr Covington declined, as a magistrate, to join in enforcing its provisions, and he himself became a passive

   register. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1893, and except Mr William Mills (appointed in 1885), he was the senior member of the Borough

   Bench." To this day has a street in Northampton named after him.( Last updated: 09/04/2008 18:34:22)

      ANNE JANE. Ref: 1872. Born Jan-Mar 1859 at Northampton. Mother: Whiting, Ann, Ref: 4340

      FREDERICK JOHN. Ref: 354. Born Oct-Dec 1860 at Northampton. Mother: Whiting, Ann, Ref: 4340

      ELLEN. Ref: 1349. Born Jan-Mar 1863 at Northampton. Mother: Whiting, Ann, Ref: 4340


   GEORGE SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 429. Born: Jul-Sep 1837 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262. 

   Mar: Oct-Dec 1858 at Bedford to Cooch, Cecelia 4342. Died: Jul-Sep 1903 at Wellingboro aged 66.  Christened: 10 Sep 1837 at Bedford. Tailor, then a

   Fruiterer. In 1881 Census lived at 14 Victoria Rd, Wellingborough. In 1894 lived at 103 Bailiff Street, Northampton. Appears in 1901 Census living in Rugby

   with wife and daughter Cecelia, employed as a Fruiterer.( Last updated: 22/03/2008 11:37:12)

      GEORGE FREDERICK. Ref: 413. Born Apr-Jun 1860 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

      ALFRED COOCH. Ref: 47. Born Jan-Mar 1862 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

      ELLEN. Ref: 1350. Born Jan-Mar 1863 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

      CECILIA COOCH. Ref: 941. Born Oct-Dec 1865 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

      ALBERT EDWARD. Ref: 21. Born 23 Apr 1869 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

      ADA ANNIE. Ref: 1309. Born Apr-Jun 1877 at Northampton. Mother: Cooch, Cecelia, Ref: 4342

   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 1769. Born: Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262.   Died:

   Jan-Mar 1841 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 20 Sep 1840 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ALFRED COVINGTON. Ref: 1684. Born: Jan-Mar 1844 at Bedford. Father: John, Father Ref: 578. Mother: Sanders, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4262.   Died: Jan-

   Mar 1864 at Bedford aged 20.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3408. Born: during 1822 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.  Mar: Oct-

   Dec 1841 at Edmonton to Hester, William . 2nd Mar: 28 Aug 1850 at Bedford St Paul to Payne, Joseph .  Christened: 29 Dec 1822 at Bedford. ( Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

   ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2524. Born: during 1825 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.   Died: Jan 1848 at

   Bedford aged 22.  Christened: 28 Dec 1825 at Bedford. Buried 9 January 1848, Pilcroft St, Bedford.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SUSANNAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3409. Born: during 1828 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.   

   Christened: 7 Sep 1828 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 706. Born: 1830- 1831 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.   Died: Jun 1851 at

    Bedford aged 19.  Christened: 9 Oct 1831 at Bedford St Mary. Buried 15 June 1851( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 20555. Born: during 1833 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.  Mar:

   around 1849 at Bedford to Susannah 20556.  Christened: 29 Sep 1833 at Bedford. Could have lived at 5 Canning St, Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13

   Pilcroft St, Bedford in 1868. Thought to be the William that appears in 1901 Census aged 67 living in Rotherhithe employed as a Coal Contractor Manager.(

   Last updated: 15/06/2018 10:09:57)

      WILLIAM PETER CHARLES. Ref: 996. Born Jan-Mar 1850 at Bedford. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 20556

      MARY ANN. Ref: 20557. Born during 1851 at Bermondsey. Mother: Susannah, Ref: 20556

   CHARLES HALL COVINGTON. Ref: 2523. Born: during 1837 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 919. Mother: Hall, Mary Ann, Mother Ref: 4232.  Mar:

   23 Dec 1861 at Bedford St Paul to Money, Susan 4350.  Christened: 16 Apr 1837 at Bedford St Mary. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ERNEST COVINGTON. Ref: 5792. Born: around 1840 at Australia. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328.    ( Last

   updated: 01/04/2001)

   SYMS BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 5793. Born: 17 Aug 1842 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328. 

   Mar: during 1882 at Straud, NSW to Bartley, Sarah 5794. Died: 4 May 1923 at Eden NSW aged 80.  ( Last updated: 07/04/2010 21:46:11)

   CHARLES ERASMUS COVINGTON. Ref: 5899. Born: 30 Jun 1844 at Millers Point, NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother

   Ref: 4328.  Mar: around 1875 at Australia to Aitken,Isabella Borthwick 5910. Died: during 1923 at Parramatta NSW aged 79.  ( Last updated: 06/06/2020

   10:57:42)

      JANE MUNSDEN BUCKPITT. Ref: 5900. Born 26 Jul 1877 at Townsville, NSW. Mother: Aitken,Isabella Borthwick, Ref: 5910

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 5901. Born 10 Feb 1880 at Townsville, NSW. Mother: Aitken,Isabella Borthwick, Ref: 5910


   EDWIN ERNEST COVINGTON. Ref: 5987. Born: 15 Mar 1846 at Bega, NSW. Father: SymsSimon (Syms), Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother

   Ref: 4328.    ( Last updated: 27/06/2020 10:56:21)

   ELIZABETH LOUISA COVINGTON. Ref: 5908. Born: 26 Feb 1846 at Pambula NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref:

   4328.  Mar: 2 Feb 1876 at Lochiel NSW to Axam, George . Died: 4 Aug 1905 at New Hebrides aged 59.  Known as Sis. Baptised 15 Sep 1848 in Pambula

   NSW. Died on Tangoa Island, South Santo, New Hebrides. Had 8 children, one of whom, Isabella Eliza Axam, subsequently married an Arthur Sirl with whom

   she then had 11 children.( Last updated: 07/04/2010 21:46:11)

   ALFRED SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 5919. Born: 2 Mar 1850 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328. 

   Mar: around 1875 at New South Wales to Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia 5923. Died: 27 Feb 1930 at New South Wales aged 80.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      HAROLD. Ref: 5926. Born during 1878 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      LOUISA. Ref: 5929. Born around 1882 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      LILY. Ref: 5924. Born around 1884 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      ALFRED ARTHUR. Ref: 5920. Born during 1886 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      MARY. Ref: 5925. Born around 1896 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

      CHARLES BERALD. Ref: 5930. Born 13 Nov 1906 at New South Wales. Mother: Baker, Sarah Anne Amelia, Ref: 5923

   PHILIP CLEMENT ARMSTRNG COVINGTON. Ref: 5575. Born: Sep 1852 at Cooma, NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother

   Ref: 4328.  Mar: 25 Jul 1878 at Pambula, NSW to Bartley, Maria 5795. Died: 4 Jan 1892 at Bairnsdale, Victoria aged 39.  Christened: 27 Sep 1852 at

   Cooma, N.S.W.. ( Last updated: 19/07/2010 11:19:49)

      CHARLES ARMSTRONG. Ref: 5486. Born 22 Aug 1879 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      HERBERT EDWIN. Ref: 5911. Born during 1880 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      MARY ELIZABETH. Ref: 5914. Born during 1884 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      FLORENCE A. Ref: 5805. Born during 1886 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      ADELAIDE. Ref: 5804. Born during 1887 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      SYDNEY. Ref: 5913. Born during 1889 at Pambula NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

      MINNIE WARNER. Ref: 5912. Born 8 May 1892 at Bega NSW. Mother: Bartley, Maria, Ref: 5795

   EMMALINE AMELIA COVINGTON. Ref: 5939. Born: 2 Jun 1854 at Bega, NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328. 

   Mar: 26 Jul 1878 at Eden, NSW to Underhill, Samuel . Died: during 1879 at Eden NSW aged 25.  Sadly died during childbirth, as did her child. Her husband

   later re-married to an Anna Gleeson, with whom he had 3 children( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WALTER LIONEL COVINGTON. Ref: 5940. Born: during 1856 at Bega NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328. 

   Mar: 23 Jun 1880 at Eden NSW to Bartley, Flora Anne 5941. Died: 29 Oct 1933 at Australia aged 77.  ( Last updated: 22/01/2010 17:02:42)

      ROSE ANNA. Ref: 5942. Born during 1881 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      WALTER LIONEL. Ref: 5943. Born 21 Jul 1882 at Eden NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      FLORENCE EMALINE MARY. Ref: 5970. Born 15 Apr 1884 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      CLIFFORD JOSEPH BERALD. Ref: 5971. Born 14 Mar 1885 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      BEATRICE NINA. Ref: 5972. Born 26 Feb 1887 at Bega, NSW. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

      HARRY FRANCIS. Ref: 5973. Born 7 Mar 1891 at Bairnsdale, Victoria. Mother: Bartley, Flora Anne, Ref: 5941

   JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 5979. Born: during 1858 at Pambula NSW. Father: Simon, Father Ref: 2419. Mother: Twyford, Eliza, Mother Ref: 4328.   Died:

   during 1858 at Pambula NSW aged 0.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 2450. Born: during 1804 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Mar: 20 Oct

   1828 at Bedford to Upton, George .  Christened: 25 Dec 1804 at Bedford. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 922. Born: Aug 1806 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Mar: 16 Mar 1846

   at Bedford to Cole, Ann 4313. Died: Jan-Mar 1874 at Bedford aged 67.  Christened: 24 Aug 1806 at Bedford St Mary. Could have lived at 5 Canning St,

   Bedford, or Foster St, Bedford, or 13 Pilcroft St, Bedford in 1868 ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR COVINGTON. Ref: 2454. Born: during 1813 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.  Mar: 27 Oct

   1837 at Bedford St Peter to Cook, Elizabeth 4284. Died: Jan-Mar 1842 at Bedford aged 29.  Christened: 13 Jan 1822 at Bedford St Mary. ( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

   CHARLOTTE COVINGTON. Ref: 2452. Born: during 1815 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.   Died: Mar

    1830 at Bedford aged 14.  Christened: 26 Nov 1815 at Bedford. Buried 11 March 1830( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2453. Born: during 1819 at Bedford. Father: Arthur, Father Ref: 2448. Mother: Hine, Charlotte, Mother Ref: 4204.   Died: Jul

   1819 at Bedford aged 0.  Christened: 12 Jul 1819 at Bedford. Buried 15 July 1819( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   WILLIAM WALLACE COVINGTON. Ref: 1001. Born: Mar 1828 at Bolnhurst. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251. 

   Mar: Jul-Sep 1855 at Bedford to Tingey, Eliza 4337. Died: Jan-Mar 1884 at Bedford aged 56.  Christened: 14 Mar 1828 at Bedford. Appears as William

   Walter Covington in 1881 Census living with spouse, Eliza & 2 sons at 6 Cavendish Street, Bedford. His occupation: Painter( Last updated: 22/03/2008

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 968. Born Jul-Sep 1857 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      CHARLOTTE JANE. Ref: 1751. Born Jul-Sep 1859 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      MARIA ELLEN. Ref: 1752. Born Jul-Sep 1859 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      ARTHUR FREDERICK. Ref: 1010. Born Oct-Dec 1861 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      SUSAN ANN. Ref: 1012. Born Oct-Dec 1861 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      MERCY. Ref: 1011. Born Oct-Dec 1861 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      ELIZA TINGEY. Ref: 1342. Born Jan-Mar 1864 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      ANNE REBECCA. Ref: 1341. Born Jan-Mar 1864 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337

      ALBERT TINGEY. Ref: 31. Born Aug 1869 at Bedford. Mother: Tingey, Eliza, Ref: 4337


   CHARLOTTE ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2456. Born: during 1831 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251. 

   Mar: 7 Jul 1853 at Bedford to Joy, Charles Edward . 2nd Mar: 8 Jun 1863 at Woolwich to Foote, Joseph .  Christened: 6 Mar 1831 at Bedford St Paul.  Info

   updated by Paul Reid, Apr 2012 - "Charlotte Ann Covington (2456) was, I believe, my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side.

  

   I'm relying on research done by an uncle and a cousin (his son), now sadly both deceased. Unfortunately I don't have access to their records but I do have a

   copy of the tree created by my cousin. (In addition, as I live in France, I don't have easy access to parish records etc, so I have to rely a lot on the Internet and

   on other people's research, with all the risk of errors!)

  

   According to that tree, Charlotte married Joseph Foot (or Foote), a shoemaker, at the parish church of St Thomas, Woolwich, on 8 June 1863. They had at

   least six children from 1864 to 1878, including Alice Jessie Maud who was born in Islington on 20 April 1866. As stated on your site, Charlotte's parents were

   William (2460) and Rebecca (4251). Rebecca's surname was Sabey.

  

   I have discovered that Joseph married again, in 1885 , to a Mary Winifred Shuttleworth, so Charlotte must have died before then. FreeBMD gives a death in

   Q4 1880 but the age is incorrect by 10 years.

  

   However, it also seems that Charlotte first married a Charles Edward Joy on 8 July 1853 at St Peter's, Bedford (IGI) and they were living in Bedford in 1861

   (census). There is no mention of any children in that census.

  

   Alice Jessie Maud Foot married William Daniel Thwaites at Islington Register Office on 17 September 1888. They had two sons, William Herbert born 1889

   and Ernest Norman born 1891, my maternal grandfather.

  

   I have not yet published my tree on the Internet as I am not yet sufficiently confident of its accuracy - sadly, my cousin died of a brain tumour last year and it

   seems that he increasingly made mistakes with his tree. I have published my wife's tree on Genes Reunited and I plan to merge mine into it some time in the

   future, but there is still quite a bit of work to do." (reod.paul@wanadoo.fr)( Last updated: 25/04/2012 12:29:01)

   GEORGE FRANCIS COVINGTON. Ref: 412. Born: May 1832 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251. 

   Mar: Jan-Mar 1852 at St Neots to Page, Harriet 4997. Died: Jul-Sep 1913 at Bedford aged 81.  Christened: 20 May 1832 at Bedford St Paul. Head Ostler,

   lived in 1868 at 4 Canning St & between 1871 & 1909 at 33 Wellington St., Bedford. Is shown as George J in 1881 Census records( Last updated:

   03/06/2018 17:53:01)

      CELIA. Ref: 1735. Born Jul-Sep 1852 at St Neots, Cambs. Mother: Page, Harriet, Ref: 4997

      WILLIAM FRANCIS. Ref: 963. Born Apr-Jun 1855 at Bedford. Mother: Page, Harriet, Ref: 4997

      SUSAN. Ref: 14402. Born 1861- 1862 at Bedford. Mother: Page, Harriet, Ref: 4997

      GEORGE EDWARD. Ref: 409. Born Oct-Dec 1864 at Bedford. Mother: Page, Harriet, Ref: 4997

      JOSEPH ARTHUR. Ref: 85. Born Oct-Dec 1867 at Bedford. Mother: Page, Harriet, Ref: 4997

   REBECCA ANNA COVINGTON. Ref: 2490. Born: during 1833 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251.   

   Christened: 16 Jun 1833 at Bedford St Paul. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ELLEN SABEY COVINGTON. Ref: 3656. Born: around 1836 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251.  Mar:

    Jul-Sep 1856 at Bedford to Tompkins, Titus .  Husband was a Hairdresser, in 1871 lived in Caterham, Surrey( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   CALEB COVINGTON. Ref: 136. Born: Apr-Jun 1838 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251.  Mar: 22 May

   1859 at Pancras to Utton, Alice 4346. Died: Jan-Mar 1886 at St Giles, Camden aged 48.  In 1881 Census lived at 50 Langdon Rd, London employed as a

   warehouseman along with wife Alice, children Caroline H (previously found), George H, Harry Webb & Alice Webb (none previously found) and 2 grandsons

   Alfred D (see ref 14400) and George H (ref 14401)( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      GEORGE H. Ref: 14399. Born 1856- 1857 at Scotland. Mother: Utton, Alice, Ref: 4346

      CAROLINE H. Ref: 5041. Born 1858- 1859 at Bloomsbury. Mother: Utton, Alice, Ref: 4346

      HARRY WEBB. Ref: 14397. Born 1859- 1860 at St Pancras, London. Mother: Utton, Alice, Ref: 4346

      ALICE WEBB. Ref: 14398. Born 1861- 1862 at Islington. Mother: Utton, Alice, Ref: 4346

   JOHN JOSHUA COVINGTON. Ref: 621. Born: Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251.  Mar:

   16 May 1864 at Pancras to Coward, Mary 4358. Died: Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford aged 30.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   ARTHUR SILAS COVINGTON. Ref: 103. Born: 1846- 1847 at Bedford. Father: William, Father Ref: 2460. Mother: Sabey, Rebecca, Mother Ref: 4251.  Mar:

   Jul-Sep 1867 at Bedford to Peacock, Margaret 3880. 2nd Mar: Apr-Jun 1918 at Bedford to Butterfield, Sarah Ann 3700. Died: Jul-Sep 1925 at Bedford aged

   78.  Christened: 3 Dec 1873 at Bedford. In 1868 lived at St Paul's Square, Bedford & in 1874 owned freehold house at 1 Lurke Lane, St Loyes, Bedford. In

   1881 Census described occupation as Master Naturalist & Hairdresser.  In 1911 Census shown as a Taxidermist & Naturalist livng in Bedford with wife

   Margaret.

  

   According to his brother's great Grandson, George Russell Covington (see entry 1181), he was a noted botanist and taxidermist. Some exhibits are said to

   still be in the John Pritchard Museum at Bedford Modern School. (Letter from George Russell Covington, June 1990)(I.G.I. Bedford)(Bedford Register of

   Voters 1874).( Last updated: 03/04/2008 17:17:35)

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2509. Born: 9 May 1813 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.   Died:

   Nov 1815 at Bedford aged 2.  Buried 19 November 1815( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2506. Born: 31 Mar 1815 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar: 17

   Dec 1846 at St Louis MO to Stratton, Joseph Albert . 2nd Mar: 21 Oct 1855 at Ogden, Weber UT to West, Chauncey Walker . Died: 5 Oct 1908 at Ogden,

   Weber UT aged 93.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Emigrated to the U.S.A, arriving in New York in 1842, then to St Louis, where she married Joseph Albert Stratton (b 11 Sep 1821, d 28 Oct 1850) and onto

   Nauvoo IL, where she worked for the Prophet Joseph Smith. She then subsequently travelled to Utah with her husband in the Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine

   Sessions company.1847 (185 individuals and 75 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27

   miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska).

  

   At some point, Joseph Stratton left Utah because he is seen crossing the plains again in 1850 with the Wilford Woodruff Company.

  

   By then she had become the 2nd wife of Chancey Walker West. He would go on to marry a further 7 woman, including her sister Sarah Elizabeth (3468), on

   the same day, another Mary Ann Covington (1819) and & Susan Hannah Covington (1716). In total he sired 35 children.

  

   Buried 7th Oct 1908 at Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   WILLIAM BERRILL COVINGTON. Ref: 2508. Born: 27 Nov 1817 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216. 

   Mar: 26 Jul 1838 at Bedford to Heaward, Elizabeth Gill 15574. 2nd Mar: 12 Apr 1852 at Salt Lake City UT to Lemon, Ann Elizabeth 4289. 3rd Mar: around

   1869 at Ogden, Weber UT to Woodmansee, Mary Ellen 15577. Died: 31 Dec 1905 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 88.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

   Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Known as Berrill. First wife may have been named Griffiths. Emigrated to the U.S. in mid 1840s & endowed inti the Nauvoo Temple 21 Jan 1846.

  

   Set off with Edward Hunter/Jacob Foutz Company for California (1847). 155 individuals and 59 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from

   the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska on 24 June 1847 arriving in Sacramento.

  

   Article "Saturday, June 19, 1847 on the Oregon Trail:

  

   Elkhorn River, Nebraska: - The Jacob Foutz fifty moved out. They were part of the Edward Hunter Company. The Foutz fifty consisted of 59 wagons and 155

   people.

  

   [Included in the second ten led by Alva Keller were: Berrill Covington, Nathaniel Morgan Dodge, Sarah Melissa Dodge, Frederic Heath, Henry Heath, Thomas

   Heath, Ann Hunter, Ann Eliza Stanley Hunter, Edward Hunter, Mary Ann Hunter, Sarah Ann Hunter, Alva Keller, Nancy Ann Keller, Roxey, Keller, Susanna

   Mann, Sarah Ann Whitney Potter, Gardner Godrey Potter, William George Potter, Wm. W. Potter, William Starrett, and Henry Tuttle.] "

  

   Embarked on 2nd leg of his trip to Utah with the Amasa M. Lyman Company (1850) commencing 17 Aug 1850. Thirty-four men traveled in this company from

   Sacramento, California. They crossed the Sierra Mountains to Carson Valley, then followed the north route taken by many coming in search of gold in

   California, to Salt Lake City, arriving 29 Sep 1850.

  

   Appears in 1880 U.S. Census residing at 2nd Ward, Ogden, Weber UT with wife Mary & children Orson & Anna.

  

   Buried on 4th Jan 1906 in Ogden, Weber UT.

  

   Covington Mountain near Mojave is named after him.( Last updated: 01/06/2010 19:05:31)

      ANNA. Ref: 15578. Born 1870- 1871 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen, Ref: 15577

      ORSON WOODMANSEE SIRRIN. Ref: 15579. Born 14 Feb 1873 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Woodmansee, Mary Ellen, Ref:

      15577


   JOSIAH COVINGTON. Ref: 668. Born: 10 Jan 1821 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar: 19 Jul

   1840 at Bedford to Freeman, Susannah 4295. 2nd Mar: around 1872 at West Derby to Berrill, Harriet 5386. Died: 30 Oct 1889 at Tuebrook, Liverpool aged

   68.  Appears in 1861 Census living in West Derby employed as a Bootmaker. They made their home in Liverpool until they could get enough ahead to come

   to the United States and on to Utah.

  

   Some time in 1863 they sent their daughter, Mary Ann, who was twenty-one and their son, Berrill, who was fifteen to the United States. They came to Salt Lake

   City and then on to Ogden. The following year, Susan and the following children, Edward Thomas Ord, Susan Hannah and William Henry, sailed aboard the

   General McClellan, leaving Liverpool on 21 May 1864. Her husband, Josiah Sr., and son, Josiah Jr., were left behind. They were to follow as soon as they

   saved enough for their fare. Things happened, plans changed, they never emigrated, and they continued to live in Liverpool. Josiah Jr married a niece of

   Susan's and raised a family in England. He was later excommunicated from the Church.

  

   In 1881 Census described as a Cordwainer living in West Derby at 103 Prescot Rd

  

   (taken from Family History of George Richard and Euphemia Jane Freeman (1990), )

  

   Following 1st wife's immigration to the US, Josiah started a relationship with her niece Harriet Berrill, with whom he had a number more children. It is unclear

   as to whether they ever married although by the 1891 Census she was using the name Harriet Covington. In 1871 Census, he appears in the home of Harriet

   Berrill & her sister Abigail Berrill. He is shown as being Uncle. Also at the same address were James, aged 6, Josiah, aged 4 & Isabella, aged 2, Covington,

   described as cousins of Harriet.( Last updated: 17/06/2020 11:13:51)

      MARY ANN. Ref: 1819. Born 2 Jun 1841 at Bedford. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      CAROLINE REBECCA. Ref: 1806. Born Oct-Dec 1843 at Bedford. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      JOSIAH. Ref: 1680. Born 3 Jun 1845 at Bermondsey. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      BERRILL. Ref: 1669. Born 6 May 1848 at Aldergate, London. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      SUSAN HANNAH. Ref: 1716. Born 10 Feb 1850 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      EDWARD THOMAS ORD. Ref: 1699. Born 15 Apr 1853 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      SAMUEL HENRY. Ref: 1717. Born Apr-Jun 1857 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 1359. Born 24 Nov 1862 at Liverpool. Mother: Freeman, Susannah, Ref: 4295

      JAMES. Ref: 20575. Born 1864- 1865 at West Derby, Lancs. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5886

      JOSIAH. Ref: 669. Born 1866- 1867 at West Derby, Lancs. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      ISABELLA. Ref: 5064. Born 1868- 1869 at West Derby, Lancs. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      ELIZABETH DOROTHY. Ref: 1252. Born Oct-Dec 1871 at West Derby, Lancs. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

      HARRIET SUSAN. Ref: 1288. Born Jan-Mar 1874 at West Derby, Lancs. Mother: Berrill, Harriet, Ref: 5386

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 2507. Born: 19 Oct 1823 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar:

   around 1844 at Bedfordshire to Standish, Henry . Died: 6 Dec 1895 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 72.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland

   Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Travelled with parents on Abraham O. Smoot Company wagon train (1852).

  

   Husband born 23 July 1825 at Ecelshale, Derbyshire, England (could be Eccleshall, Staffordshire), died 2 December 1904, Utah US( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)


   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2592. Born: 28 Aug 1826 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar:

   around 1854 at Bedford to Pickering, Emma 5984. 2nd Mar: around 1890 at Salt Lake City UT to Wallace, Lydia Davis 21006. Died: 11 Aug 1919 at Salt

   Lake City UT aged 92.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Emigrated to U.S. and joined Mormon faith in Utah.Mormon Pioneers Database states: "Edward sailed in America in 1856, spent some time in New York, and

    arrived in Salt Lake City by 1859. The first documentation to place him in Utah is an advertisement for his photography business in February 1860, which was

   prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to determine the year he came to Utah and the name of the company he traveled

   with. His wife Emma/Ann/Anna (?) appears with him on the 1856 Columbia ship manifest."

  

   There is a strange record in the 1900 Utah Census giving his details but showing him aged 74, living with a wife named Susan Covington born Mar 1864

   (therefore aged 36) & a daughter named Violet White. It shows that Edward had been married for 46 years.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ARTHUR. Ref: 21003. Born 1862- 1863 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      EMMA MATILDA. Ref: 15223. Born 11 Apr 1864 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      SALINA. Ref: 21004. Born 1865- 1866 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      HENRY. Ref: 15224. Born 1867- 1868 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      ALONZO BARREL. Ref: 15217. Born 13 Jan 1870 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

      BEATRICE. Ref: 21005. Born 9 Apr 1876 at Salt Lake City UT. Mother: Pickering, Emma, Ref: 5984

   HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 2513. Born: 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.   Died: 15 May

    1863 at Salt Lake City UT aged 34.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Henry sailed to America in 1852 on the ship Ellen Maria. Travelled to Utah with an Unknown Company in 1856. He initially lived in the 14th Ward in Salt Lake

   City.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SIMON COVINGTON. Ref: 3467. Born: 19 Jun 1832 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar: around

   1860 at Pennsylvania PA to Annette M 20484. Died: 10 Aug 1905 at U.S.A aged 73.  Known as Simeon or Sim. Christened: 28 Jun 1837 at Bedford.

   Emigrated to U.S. Appears first in Great California Register as a voter on 31 Mar 1867 at Big River, Mendocino CA & then on 10 Jul 1886 when granted US

   Citizenship at Noyo, Mendocino, CA. Later on list in 13 Aug 1898 at Usal, Mendocino, CA. Found in 1900 US Census living at ED 78 Ten Mile River Township

    Fort Bragg city Ward 1, Mendocino, CA aged 68( Last updated: 09/11/2012 15:39:49)

   SARAH ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3468. Born: 6 Mar 1835 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216. 

   Mar: 5 Aug 1855 at Ogden, Weber UT to West, Chauncey Walker . Died: 8 Jun 1914 at Ogden, Weber UT aged 79.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

    Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 28 Jun 1837 at Bedford. Travelled to Utah with family on the Abraham Owen Smoot Compoany (1852). Buried 10 Jun 1914 at Ogden, Weber,

   Utah, USA.

  

   Had 8 children with Chauncey Walker West, who also married 3 other Covingtons, 2 named Mary Ann (2506) her sister, on same day as he married Sarah

   Elizabeth & (1819) and one Susan Hannah (1716) along with 5 others. He fathered a total of 35 children between them.( Last updated: 09/03/2009 12:55:23)

   PRISCILLA COVINGTON. Ref: 1740. Born: 17 Jan 1839 at Bedford. Father: Berrill, Father Ref: 2505. Mother: Hodges, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4216.  Mar: 27

   Apr 1856 at American Fork UT to Thornton, Thomas Ephraim . Died: 7 May 1916 at American Fork UT aged 77.  One of the original Utah Mormon Pioneer

   Overland Travellers (1847-1868).

  

   Christened: 31 Mar 1839 at Bedford. Travelled to Utah with family on the Abraham Owen Smoot Company (1852). Buried at American Fork Cemetery, Utah,

   USA( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 2516. Born: 1821- 1822 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Mar: 17 Apr

    1846 at Bedford St Peter to Francis, Catherine 4314. Died: Nov 1847 at Bedford aged 25.  Christened: 16 Feb 1823 at Bedford St Cuth. Buried 5 November

    1847. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   HARRIETT COVINGTON. Ref: 5097. Born: around 1826 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Mar: 19 Jul

    1846 at Bedford to Wilmot, John .  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SOPHIA COVINGTON. Ref: 3256. Born: 10 Sep 1826 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.   Died: Jul

   1836 at Bedford aged 9.  Christened: 10 Dec 1826 at Bedford. Buried 28 July 1836( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3257. Born: 8 Dec 1828 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.   Died: Dec

   1831 at Bedford aged 3.  Christened: 4 Apr 1829 at Bedford. Buried 1 January 1832( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   REBECCA COVINGTON. Ref: 3258. Born: 14 Oct 1836 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.   Died: Oct

   1846 at Bedford aged 10.  Christened: 27 Nov 1836 at Bedford. Buried 31 October 1846, Rose Yard, Bedford( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 379. Born: Oct-Dec 1838 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Mar: Jul-

   Sep 1866 at Bedford to Dixie, Donna Maria 5293. Died: Jan-Mar 1893 at Bedford aged 54.  Christened: 6 Jan 1839 at Bedford Methodst. Tailor. In 1861

   Census was living at 73 Well Street. In 1881 Census was living at 2 Cemetery Rd, Bedford. In 1891 at 4 Foster Hill Rd, Bedford. Widower by 1891. Lived a 4

   Foster Hill Rd, Bedford prior to his death( Last updated: 04/06/2008 15:23:27)

      MARY ELIZABETH. Ref: 1020. Born 20 Aug 1867 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

      MAUD ALICE. Ref: 1266. Born Apr-Jun 1870 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

      HILDA FLORENCE. Ref: 1313. Born 4 Dec 1876 at Bedford. Mother: Dixie, Donna Maria, Ref: 5293

   ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 1826. Born: Jul-Sep 1840 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 2517. Mother: Mays, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4239.  Mar: 29 Mar

   1859 at Bedford to Bell, Joseph Chamberlain . 2nd Mar: Oct-Dec 1874 at Bedford to Black, Edward .  Christened: 23 Aug 1840 at Bedford St Paul. 1st

   husband was son of a bricklayer & later became one himself. He was born in Bedford in 1840 and died Sep 1871. They lived at Gorgon Street, 13 Beckett

   Street, 40 Priory Street & 4 Battison Street during their life together and had 3 children Charles Covington Bell, Louis Bell & Annie Bell. After his death she re-

   married an Engine Driver, Edward Black with whom she had a further 3 children Edward Simeon, Ellen Elizabeth & Fanny Black. She was a Parchment

   Worker. (Black-Tucker Family Tree) (Info from Will Tucker Sept 2006 wmtucker@btinternet.com)( Last updated: 27/07/2009 20:05:32)

   RICHARD CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 801. Born: May 1840 at Woolwich, London. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother

   Ref: 4294.   Died: Apr-Jun 1870 at Woolwich aged 30.  Christened: 17 May 1840 at Woolwich St Mary. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 2593. Born: during 1842 at Woolwich, London. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.   Died: Jul-Sep 1848 at Greenwich aged 6.  Christened: 6 Nov 1842 at Woolwich St Mary. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COOK COVINGTON. Ref: 1677. Born: Jul-Sep 1845 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.   Died: Jul-Sep 1848 at Greenwich aged 3.  Christened: 17 Aug 1845 at Woolwich St Mary. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   HENRY THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 2770. Born: Jan-Mar 1849 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.  Mar: Jan-Mar 1872 at Woolwich to Weller, Rosina 4371.  Christened 2 Sep 1849 St Mary Magdelene Woolwich. Sergeant in Rids Est Royal Artillery.

   Stationed at Woolwich in 1875. (son's Baptism details).( Last updated: 05/06/2018 17:28:19)

      ROSE ELIZABETH. Ref: 1293. Born Oct-Dec 1873 at Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      HENRY RICHARD. Ref: 472. Born 27 Jan 1875 at Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE. Ref: 882. Born Jul-Sep 1876 at Woolwich, London. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

      EDITH MARIA PHOEBE. Ref: 16367. Born Oct 1878 at Bengal, India. Mother: Weller, Rosina, Ref: 4371

   EDWARD GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 1721. Born: Apr-Jun 1851 at Greenwich. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 2594. Mother: Halliday, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

   4294.   Died: Oct-Dec 1854 at Greenwich aged 3.  ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)


   GEORGIANA COVINGTON. Ref: 2689. Born: 20 Nov 1825 at Ashwell. Father: Bryant, William, Father Ref: 2688. Mother: Covington, Margaret, Mother Ref:

   2688.  Mar: 22 Oct 1846 at Ashwell to Flitton, John . Died: 8 Sep 1863 at Clapham aged 37.  There is an IGI reference that William Bryant was her father.

   Christened: 15 Aug 1826 at Ashwell. Mother's name Margaret(2688). Husband born 21 Jun 1824 at Ashwell, he was a labourer. They had 4 children, George

   William, William, Alfred & James Flitton.

  

   Correspondence from Steven Flitton (email steven.flitton@a1.net) in Jan 2020 suggests there could be a confusion between this Georgiana marrying John

   Flitton with Georgiana (ref 3480). He writes: "The main reason for my doubt is that on the 1846 marriage certificate for Georgiana and John, of which I have a

   copy, she is described as “a minor”. The 1834 Georgiana would be a minor, but would the 1825 Georgiana be so described? In contrast, John, born in 1824,

   is described as “of full age”.

  

   Unfortunately the certificate gives no information on the name of the father of either Georgiana or John. If you could point me to any information that shows how

   you matched John Flitton with the 1825 Georgiana, I should be grateful."

  

   My opinion is based initially on her age at the time of marriage, 12 would be very young in the UK even at that time. Further investigation shows that John

   Flitton's brother William George Flitton married & died in Surrey, which is the same county as this Georgiana died (her death info provided by Peter John

   Hazell, pjh6601@gmail.com).

  

   Additionally the 1861 Census shows John Flitton, a bricklayer aged 36, his wife Georgana (spelt wrong) aged 35 & 4 children living at Alma Place, Chatham,

   London.( Last updated: 15/07/2009 17:05:20)

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3419. Born: during 1811 at Stotfold, Beds. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.    

   Christened: 10 Mar 1811 at Stotfold. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 2459. Born: Oct-Nov 1818 at Bygrave, Herts. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213. 

   Mar: 12 Jul 1845 at Bygrave, Herts to Copps, Rhoda 20571.  ( Last updated: 16/07/2018 10:52:11)

   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 924. Born: 1820- 1821 at Bygrave, Herts. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.  Mar:

   14 Feb 1841 at Baldock to Tasker, Ann 4298. Died: Oct-Dec 1899 at Hitchin aged 78.  Christened 21 Oct 1821 at Bygrave. Could be grandparent of Charles

   (154). Records Office shows death of Ann, his wife, on same record number as Charles.  In 1881 Census living at Orchard Road, Baldock, Herts employed as

   an Agricultural Labourer.( Last updated: 20/06/2018 10:59:53)

      GEORGE. Ref: 381. Born Apr-Jun 1842 at Baldock. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      JANE. Ref: 1788. Born Jan-Mar 1846 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      AMOS. Ref: 70. Born Jul-Sep 1853 at Baldock. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      ABRAHAM. Ref: 16647. Born 2 Dec 1855 at Bygrave, Herts. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      ALFRED. Ref: 1854. Born 14 Jun 1857 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298

      EMILY. Ref: 1764. Born Oct-Dec 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Tasker, Ann, Ref: 4298


   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 541. Born: 1822- 1823 at Bygrave, Herts. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.  Mar:

   29 Oct 1843 at Baldock to Gray, Lydia 3897. Died: Oct-Dec 1904 at Hitchin aged 81.  Christened 11 Jan 1824 at Bygrave. In 1851 Census shown with wife &

   3 children living at home of James & Mary Ann Castle as Lodgers in Norton St, Baldock. In 1881 Census lived at Norten End Cottage, Norton, Hertfordshire

   employed as a Farm Labourer. Was living in Baldock according to 1901 Census aged 77 possibly with daughter-in-law Hannah (5356) and granddaughter

   Ethel May (303)( Last updated: 11/07/2018 13:46:10)

      EMMA GRAY. Ref: 1797. Born Jul-Sep 1844 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      MARY ANN. Ref: 1799. Born Jul-Sep 1844 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      ARTHUR. Ref: 82. Born Apr-Jun 1848 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      HENRY. Ref: 470. Born Mar-Apr 1852 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      GEORGE. Ref: 387. Born 1853- 1854 at Biggleswade. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      FANNY. Ref: 2886. Born Jul-Sep 1855 at Baldock. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      WALTER. Ref: 890. Born Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      LIZZIE. Ref: 1761. Born Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

      CLARA. Ref: 1336. Born Jul-Sep 1864 at Hitchin. Mother: Gray, Lydia, Ref: 3897

   CHARLES COVINGTON. Ref: 20572. Born: Jun 1826 at Bygrave, Herts. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213. 

   Mar: 18 Aug 1885 at Tower Hamlets to Warren, Elizabeth 5392.  Christened 11 Jun 1826 at Bygrave. In 1871 Census living in Bethnall Green serving as a

   Police Constable.( Last updated: 20/06/2018 11:03:10)

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 5060. Born: Jan-Apr 1830 at Bygrave, Herts. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.   

   Christened at Bygrave 18 Apr 1830.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 5015. Born: 1829- 1830 at Baldock. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.    Christened

    18 Apr 1830 at Bygrave. Shown as mother on baptism of Alfred (1154) who is later found described as grandson in 1851 Census living with William &

   Martha( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      ALFRED. Ref: 1154. Born Oct-Dec 1846 at Hitchin. Mother: Covington, Sarah, Ref: 5015

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 2409. Born: during 1832 at Baldock. Father: William, Father Ref: 2691. Mother: Anderson, Martha, Mother Ref: 4213.   Died: Oct-

   Dec 1915 at Biggleswade aged 83.  Christened 30 Sep 1832 at Bygrave. In 1851 Census living with parents at Norton End, Baldock employed as a

   Labourer. Appears in 1911 Census aged 78 living in Biggleswade. Royal Navy Seaman. Served on "Daval", CSE 8340, No.1094( Last updated: 10/06/2018

   MATILDA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 2711. Born: 15 Jun 1822 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.   Died:

   20 Aug 1823 at Ashwell aged 1.  Christened: 21 Jul 1822 at Ashwell. ( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 376. Born: 19 Oct 1826 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Mar: Apr-Jun

   1855 at Hitchin to Clements, Martha 4906. 2nd Mar: 4 Mar 1860 at Hitchin to Anderson, Ann 3714. Died: Jul-Sep 1878 at Hitchin aged 51.  Christened: 26

   Nov 1826 at Ashwell. Farm Labourer.( Last updated: 16/07/2018 10:52:11)

      JOSEPH. Ref: 3921. Born 1854- 1855 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      ELLEN. Ref: 5362. Born 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      GEORGE. Ref: 14396. Born 1856- 1857 at Baldock. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      MATILDA. Ref: 1859. Born Jan-Mar 1858 at Hitchin. Mother: Clements, Martha, Ref: 4906

      WILLIAM CHARLES. Ref: 1763. Born Jul-Sep 1860 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      HENRIETTA. Ref: 1009. Born Jan-Mar 1862 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      ANNE. Ref: 888. Born Jul-Sep 1866 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714

      FRANCES MARY. Ref: 1270. Born Jan-Mar 1869 at Hitchin. Mother: Anderson, Ann, Ref: 3714


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 927. Born: 6 Jan 1829 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Mar: 1 Aug 1847

   at Ashwell to Waldock, Harriet 4318. Died: 1 Aug 1906 at Edmonton aged 77.  Christened: 30 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Agricultural labourer/Farm Servant. In

   1861 lived at 126 Burrs Row, in 1881 at Back St, in 1891 at West End, Ashwell. Appears in 1901 Census living in Ashwell with wife Harriet. (Ashwell Field

   Studies Centre Records)( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

      MARY ANNE. Ref: 3412. Born 6 Feb 1848 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      BENJAMIN. Ref: 117. Born 10 Sep 1849 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      MATILDA. Ref: 1840. Born 25 Dec 1855 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

      CHARLOTTE. Ref: 3413. Born 14 Apr 1858 at Ashwell. Mother: Waldock, Harriet, Ref: 4318

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2712. Born: 25 Apr 1831 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.   Died: 23 Feb

   1833 at Ashwell aged 1.  Christened: 23 Feb 1833 at Ashwell. Burnt to death, buried 25 February 1833( Last updated: 31/08/2003 10:58:14)

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 2512. Born: 8 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. Father: George, Father Ref: 2692. Mother: Chiffins, Mary, Mother Ref: 4223.  Mar: 20 May

   1854 at Ashwell to Winter, Alfred . Died: 17 Jan 1921 at Ashwell. aged 86.  Christened: 30 Mar 1834 at Ashwell. In 1851 lived at High St, Ashwell employed

   as a School assistant. Husband born at Longham, Norfolk c. 1832. They had 4 children: George W b. c.1855, Samuel, b. c.1868, Minnie M b. c. 1875 and

   Eunice Emma Winter b. c. 1878, all born in Ashwell.. In 1871 Census shown as being a we'Shoemaker's wife living at High St Ashwell. She was buried at The

   Burial Ground, Baptist Church, Ashwell.( Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

   MARY ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3456. Born: 9 Nov 1821 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Mar:

    4 May 1843 at Ashwell to Robinson, Benjamin .  Christened: 9 Dec 1821 at Ashwell. Husband from Biggleswade, son of James Robinson( Last updated:

   01/04/2001)

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 582. Born: 5 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Mar: 14 Oct

   1844 at Royston to Barnes, Mary Ann 4306. Died: Jan-Mar 1895 at Royston aged 72.  Christened: 28 Sep 1823 at Ashwell. Farm Labourer. Niece Rebecca

   shown as living with them in 1851 census 1851 lived at 81 Silver St, 1861 at 4 Lime Kiln Ln, 1871/1881 at Butt Way, Ashwell. In 1881 Census at Church

   Street, Guilden Morden.( Last updated: 03/04/2008 17:17:35)

      HANNAH. Ref: 1662. Born 9 Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      ALFRED. Ref: 1663. Born Oct-Dec 1848 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      EMILY. Ref: 1733. Born 27 Apr 1852 at Ashwell. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

      ARTHUR. Ref: 83. Born 18 Oct 1857 at Sandon. Mother: Barnes, Mary Ann, Ref: 4306

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 375. Born: 22 Sep 1825 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Mar:

   Jul-Sep 1845 at Ashwell to Gruph, Mary 4309. Died: 15 Apr 1897 at Ashwell aged 71.  Christened: 16 Oct 1825 at Ashwell. Agricultural Labourer who lived

   most of his life at Spring Head, Ashwell.( Last updated: 31/08/2003 19:22:43)

      GEORGE. Ref: 382. Born Apr-Jun 1846 at Ashwell. Mother: Gruph, Mary, Ref: 4309

   ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3457. Born: 21 Sep 1827 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.  Mar: 25

   Dec 1845 at Ashwell to Stanton, George . Died: Apr-Jun 1906 at Royston aged 78.  Christened: 25 Dec 1827 at Ashwell. Lived with Ingrey family at High St,

   Ashwell in 1841. Husband was a labourer from Sandon. They had 15 children & lived in Hinxworth for most of her life.( Last updated: 01/04/2001)

   STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 3295. Born: 15 Sep 1829 at Hinxworth. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236. 

   Mar: 10 Jul 1853 at Ashwell to Bonney, Emma 14380. 2nd Mar: 25 Nov 1860 at Royston to Giles, Hannah 4329.  Christened: 15 Dec 1829 at Ashwell. 1st wife

    born in Cork, Ireland. Address in 1861, High St, Ashwell. Occupation - Agricultural Labourer( Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)

      EMMA ELEANOR. Ref: 1712. Born Oct-Dec 1854 at Ware, Herts. Mother: Bonney, Emma, Ref: 14380

      CHARLOTTE SUSAN. Ref: 1852. Born Jan 1857 at Ashwell. Mother: Bonney, Emma, Ref: 14380

   SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3458. Born: 11 Dec 1831 at Ashwell. Father: James, Father Ref: 2693. Mother: Marrenton, Susannah, Mother Ref: 4236.   

   Christened: 8 Jan 1832 at Ashwell. In 1841 Census lived at Workhouse Yard, Ashwell and in 1851 Census at High St Hinxworth employed as a Straw Plaiter.(

   Last updated: 22/07/2009 20:09:00)