Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Covington

Male Aft 1700 - 1767  (< 65 years)


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  • Name Thomas Covington 
    Born Aft 1700  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1767  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I130044  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father William Covington,   b. Aft 1665, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1721, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Mother Rosamond MNU Covington,   b. Bef 1671,   d. Aft 1743, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married Aft 1700  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Newbill,   b. Bef 1717, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1754, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married Bef 1733  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F50952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Covington,   b. Bef 1735,   d. Aft 1771, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1754  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F51259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • there are two contemptuous Thomas Covington's both born in South Farnham Parish, Essex Co. Va and migrated into St. Mark's Parish, Orange County Va (now St. Mark's Culpeper Co. Va)
      Records may be mixed

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      Title Covington, Thomas.
      Publication 1767
      Gen. note Part of index to Culpeper County Wills and Administrations (1749 - 1800)
      Note p. 434-435. Will pro. 15 Jan. 1767 & 16 Apr. 1767.
      p. 456-457. Inv. & Appr. rec. July 16, 1767.
      Note Will Book A, 1749-1770 (Reel 31)
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 434-435
      In the name of God Amen. I THOMAS COVINGTON of Saint Marks Parish Culpeper County being very sick & weak but of sound mind & memory do constitute this & this only as my last Will and Testament .. Imprimis I recommend my soul to God who gave it .. & what worldly goods it has pleased Almighty God to bestow on me (after my just debts are paid) I give and bequeath as following
      Item I lend to my beloved wife during her natural life my lott of land in the Town of Fairfax on the main street thereof numbered seventeen wherein I now live together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, also her choice of all my horses, mares & colts, her side saddle & furniture and one best bed & furniture, with the meat & Rum I shall leave.
      Item My will and desire is that my tract of land which I had of COLO. WILLIAM GREEN on the branches of Mountain Run & Muddy Run including Stonehouse Mountain together with my two lots purchased of Mr. ROBERT COLEMAN in the said Town numbered seven & thirty five in the said Town be sold by my Executors hereafter mentioned.
      Lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint my trusty & beloved friends WILLIAM BROWN, WILLIAM WILLIAMS & JOHN GREEN Gentlemen Executors of this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fifth day of December 1766.
      Presence: P. CLAYTON, Thos. Covington
      ROBT. COLEMAN, JNO. GRAY
      At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 15th day of January 1767
      This last Will and Testament of Thomas Covington decd was exhibited to the Court by William Williams Gent. one of the Executors therein named and was proved by the Oath of Philip Clayton, Robert Coleman & John Gray Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and to lie for the Executors to Qualifie at the next Court. John Green Gent, one of the Exors. in the said Will mentioned came into Court and refused to take the burthen of the Execution thereof.
      And at a Court held for the said County on Thursday the 16th day of April 1767
      William Williams took the oath of an Executor who gave Bond & security according to Law, Liberty being reserved for William Brown Gent. the other Executor to join in the Probat when he shall think fit
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 456-457
      An Inventory of the Estate of THOMAS COVINGTON Decd .. items listed and valued to total 323..7..0 ( includes six negroes appraised to 260..0..0; 1 large dictionary, 1 large Bible, I rifle, Mercers Abridgment (Old), the Whole Duty of Man, one pr, old money scales) .. made by appraisers P. CLAYTON, REUBEN LONG, JOHN GRAY.
      July 16th 1767 Returned into Court & ordered to be recorded.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 272-73.
      Will of William Covington of the County of Essex, being very sick and week in body, dated 20 March 1718.
      Unto my two sons Thomas Covington and William Covington, all my Quarter land that I purchased of Larking Chew equally to be divided when my son. Thomas attaines the age of twenty one years and after devition madet he said Thomas and my executrix to cast lots for the choice.
      Unto my three other sons John, Richard and Edmond Covington all the rest of my land that I now live on or adjoining anyways thereto equally to be divided.
      Unto my cozn Wm. Covington Junr. and my three sons last, mentioned John, Richard and Edmond Covington all my water grist mill with all the land and appurtenances ,thereto belonging, equally to'be divided. If either of them should die that part to my son William Covington.
      Unto my loving wife Rosamond Covington one third part of my land that I now live on during her natural life.
      Unto my loving wife Rosamand Covington and my severall children Thomas, Elizabeth, Catherinah, Anne, Wm, John, Richard and Edmund Covington all ,the rest of my estate.
      My loveing wife Rosamond Covington executrix.
      Wm. Covington
      Wit: John Haile, George (X) Newbell, Wm. Covington Junr.
      18 July 1721. Presented in Court by: Rosamond Covington, executrix.
      Proved by John Haile, George Newbell and Wm. Covington, Junr
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      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 95-101
      THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth and twenty second day of January 1733 Between THOMAS COVINGTON of the parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex Planter and MARY his Wife of the one part and WILLIAM WEBB of the Parish and County aforesd Planter of the other part Witnesseth that the sd Thomas Covington and Mary his Wife for sum of Ten shills. have granted unto the sd William Webb his heirs (in his actual possession) the plantation or parcel of land containing One hundred and twenty five acres of land being in the Parish and County aforesd and is bounded Beginning at a Cool Spring on the Gleab Branch so called at the Great IRON MINE STONE lying at the sd Spring thence down the sd Branch its several courses to the land of THOMAS COOPER thence along the sd Coopers land its several courses to the land of JAMES TURNER thence along the sd Turner's line and the line of WM. BREZENDINE their lands the several. Courses thereof to a marked corner Oak standing in the line of a Pattent granted to AUTHER HOGE nigh the head of a bottom on the ROAD leading to Piscataway SMITH'S ROLLING ROAD thence a strait course to the beginning place Cool Spring which sd land was given to sd Thomas Covington by his reputed Father WM. COVINGTON of Essex County decd as may apear by ye sd Wm. Covingtons last Will and Testamt. in writing recorded in aforesd County Court purchased by ye sd Wm. Covington of LARKIN CHEW & by Pattent granted to the sd Auther Hoges dated October the Tenth 1689 . . In presence of us NICHS. SMITH, Thos. Covington
      WM. CARROLL, EDMD, PAGETT
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XXIst day of August MDCCXXXIII
      This Lease & Release proved by the Oaths of Nichs. Smith Gent and Edmond Pagett two of
      the Witnesses thereto which is certified.
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa the XXIst day of May MDCCXXXIV
      This Lease & Release proved by the Oath of William Carroll the other Witness thereto & then Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY by virtue of a Power of Attorney from sd Mary did acknowlege her part of ye sd Release to sd William Webb which on his motion is recorded.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      24 July 1740, O.S. p. 215
      On the Petition of Thos Covington Licence is granted him to keep ordnary at his own house he having paid the Governours fees & entered into Bond according to Law.
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      1743-1744 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 234-238
      Indenture 24 Oct 1744 between EDWARD TEALE and MARY, his wife, of Saint Mark's Parish, Orange County, and THOMAS COVINGTON of same .. deeds of lease and release for 27 .. paid for 950 acres on Great Fork of Rappahannock River .. branches of Mountain Run .. and a fork of the said Run .. known by the name of Hungry Run .. being part of a pattent granted Charles Stewart, bearing date 1 Augt 1735 .. being also part of a tract purchased by the said Edward Teale of George Hume .. Beginning Capt. Henry Field's line .. upper end of Fox Mountain, not far from Bloodworth's road .. on main branch of Hungry Run .. Colo. Alexr. Spotswood's Deed line .. Thomas Wright Belfield's corner . .
      Witnesses: Edward Teale Seal
      J. Clayton Mary (X) Teale Seal
      F. Madison, Frank Moore.
      Recorded Orange County 25 October 1744.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 1-2
      Indenture 28 March 1745 between THOMAS COVINGTON of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, and HENRY UPTON of same .. Witnesseth that for divers reasons .. him thereunto moveing .. but more especially for consideration of lease out to farm, let .. unto Henry Upton and Mary, his wife .. tract of 40 acres (being part of a tract of land which Thomas Covington now liveth) for and during the lives of the said Henry Upton and Mary, his wife, and land bounded as follows: Mr. Lewis Davis Yancy's line .. the said Thomas Covington to build on the said land one dwelling house, 16 feet long and 12 feet broad, when required, and to allow the said Upton the liberty of working one tithable. To have and to hold the said land for term of three years from the date of these presents, fully to be compleated .. free from rent .. In consideration .. Henry Upton and his wife, unto Thomas Covington ..300 pounds of lawful tobacco .. also to plant on the land within four years .. 100 good apple trees and to keep the same well trim'd, fenced and tended and to keep the houses, fences, etc. in good tenantable repair . . Lastly .. defend from claim .. of anyone .. and waste of any of the Timber belonging to the Demises . . .
      Witnesses: Thos. Covington Seal
      Philip Clayton, Jno. Pendleton,
      Alexr. McQueen, Richd. Covington.
      Recorded Orange County 28 March 1745.
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      1753-1757 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book B; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 178-82.
      15 Aug. 1754. Thomas Covington and Elizabeth his wife of Culpeper County to Samuel Henning of same. For 100 current money 1165 acres which Thomas Covington purchased of Edward Teele for 950 acres as by Teele's deed in the County Court of Orange and is part of George Hume's Fox Mountain Tract and whereon Samuel Henning now lives ... Teele's line ... crossing the east side of Fox Mountain ... on a branch of Hungry Run ... by a small bridge on Bloodsworth's Road.... line of John Spotswood Esqr. ... corner to Thomas Wright. Belfield, deceased ... on a ridge ...
      Thos. Covington
      Elizabeth (X) Covington
      15 Aug. 1754. Acknowledged by Thomas Covington and Elizabeth his wife.
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 355-60.
      24-25 March 1760. Thomas Covington and Elizabeth his wife of Culpeper County to William Green of same. Lease and release; for 70 current money. 510 acres in the Gourdvine Fork ... corner to William Green's Grant Castle tract and Martin Nalle ... crossing the South Fork of the Gourdvine River ... again crossing the river ... a rock on a hill side ... top of a hill ... to Kalem Price's land ... on a small ridge ... to Black Water Run ... north side of the run corner to William Fairfax, Esqr., deceased ... point of a hill ... corner to Martin Nalle
      Thos. Covington
      Eliza. (C) Covington
      Wit: Tho: Slaughter, B. Johnston, Wm. Ball.
      19 June 1760. Acknowledged by the parties.
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 391-93.
      21 Aug 1760, Robert Coleman and Sarah his wife of Culpeper County to Thomas Covington of same. For 5 current money. Thomas Slaughter, William Green, Philip Clayton, Nathaniel Pendleton and William Williams pursuant to an Act of Assembly made at the session of assembly begun 22 Feb. 1759 have laid off the Town of Fairfax at Culpeper Courthouse on the land of Robert Coleman into lotts and streets and numbered the same from one to forty inclusive according to a plan, which lotts still remain vested in the proprietor. Lot 34 containing half an acre ... corner of the courthouse lott ... line of the cross street called Davis's street ... corner of the thirty-third lot ...
      Robert Coleman
      Sarah Coleman
      21 Aug. 1760. Acknowledged by the parties.
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 409-15.
      24-25 March 1760. William Green and Ann his wife of Culpeper County to Thomas Covington of same. Lease and release; for 40 current money. 415 acres ... corner to the land which formerly belonged to John Campbell on the head of a branch on the south side of a road ... by a branch side in a line of Thomas and George Fairfax, Esqr. ... on a hill side a small distance from a branch ... on a ridge near Campbell's corner.
      Wm. Green
      Ann Green
      Wit: Thomas Slaughter, Wm. Ball, B. Johnston.
      17 April 1760. Acknowledged by William.
      21 April [1760]. Commission to Francis Slaughter, Nathaniel Pendleton and Robert Green to take the acknowledgment of Ann, wife of William Green, to indentures of lease and release
      24-25 March 1760 unto Thomas Covington for 415 acres.
      24 Nov. 1760. Ann Green, wife of William Green Gt., relinquished her right of dower.
      N. Pendleton
      Robt. Green
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 603-05.
      17 Sept. 1761. Robert Coleman and Sarah his wife of Culpeper County to Thomas Covington of same. For 5 current money. Thomas Slaughter, William Green, Philip Clayton, Nathaniel Pendleton and William Williams pursuant to an Act of Assembly begun 22 Feb. 1759 have laid off the Town of Fairfax at Culpeper Courthouse on the land of Robert Coleman into lotts and streets and numbered the same from 1 to 40 inclusive according to the plan, which lotts still remain vested in the proprietor. Lott numbered 7 containing half an acre ... on the west side of the main street called Coleman's Street joining on the back part of the lott where Birkett Davenport now keeps store, which lott belongs to Thomas Covington.
      Robert Coleman
      17 Sept. 1761. Acknowledged by Robert Coleman.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 90-91
      This Indenture made 21st June 1770 between WILLIAM WILLIAMS Acting Executor of THOMAS COVINGTON Decd of one part and SAMUEL CLAYTON JUNR. of other both of County of Culpeper .. Whereas the said Thomas Covington deced at this County in Last will &Testament 5th December 1766 did among other things direct that his Executor should sell and disose of a tract of which he had of COLO. GREEN lying in County aforesaid and on branches of Mountain and Muddy Runs including Stonehouse Mountain. This Indenture Witneswth that William Williams Acting Executor by vertue of the will and consideration of sum of 36 pounds current money hath sold the said tract in Culpeper known by the name of Stonehouse Mountain Tract containing 215 acres bounded Beginning at two pines corner to land which formerly belonged to JOHN CAMPBELL in the head of aBranch in the south side of a ROAD by a Branch side in a line of TBOMM and GEORGE FAIRFAX Esqr to Chesnut on a Ridge the north side of Stonehouse Mountain near the said Campbell's line ..
      Wiilliam Williams
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 2lst June 1770 This Indenture of Bargain and Sale ordered to be recorded.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 194-196
      This Indenture made 17th December 1770 between WILLIAM WILLIAMS Excr. of THOMAS COVINGTON deceased of one part and ROBERT GREEN for and in behalf of himself and the other Justices in the Commission of the Peace for the said County of other part .. Whereas Thomas Covington deced purchased in his lifetime a lot or half acre numbered 34 in the TOWN OF FARFAX a Back lott to the COURTHOUSE Lot and directed by his last Will which was duly proved and recorded in County of Culpeper that the same should be sold and in compliance of which the said Exor advertise the same and sold at Publick Auction to JOHN FAVOUR & by the said Favour sold to RICHARD JOHNSTON and by the said Johnston sold to the County (tho never conveyed by the said Exor. to either of them) Now this Indenture Witnesseth that William Williams, Exor of the said Thomas Covington deced in consideration of Five pounds current money have sold unto Robert Green in behalf of himself and other Justices one lott of land in the town of Fairfax numbered 34 bounded Beginning at the corner of the Courthouse lott running thence with the line of the cross street called Davis's Street thence with the back line of the said Town to the corner of the 33rd lott thence with a line of the said lott to the corner of the Court House
      William Williams
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 17th December 1770 This Indenture of Bargain & Sale ordered to be recorded.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 207-208
      This Indenture made 21st January 1771 between JAMES BROOKS & ELIZABETH his Wife of County of Culpeper and RICHARD JOHNSTON of Caroline County .. in consideration of sum Thirty five pounds current money hath granted one lott or half acre of land in County of Culpeper in FAIRFAX TOWN and numbered in the Plan of the said Town (17) that is to say James Brooks & Elizabeth his Wife gives up all their right of in and to the said lott which they have at this time or might have hereafter being the lot whereon THOMAS COVINGTON Decd lived and by his Last Will devised to his Daughter ANN & Reserving MRS, BROOK's Thirds who was the Wife to the said Covington since intermarried with the above named James Brooks ..
      James Brooks
      At Court held for the County of Culpeper Elizabeth Brooks
      21st January 1771 This Indenture of Bargain and Sale ordered to be recorded. Previous to which the said Elizabeth was first privily examined as the Law directs.
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      1773-1775 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book G; [Antient Press]; Page 287-289
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventeenth day of November 1773 Between WILLIAM WILLIAMS of the County of Culpeper and MESSRS. ANDREW COCKRAME, WILLIAM CUNNINGHAME & COMPANY Merchants and Partner of the City of Glasgow in North Britain Witnesseth that said William Williams for sum of Five hundred and seventy pounds thirteen shillings and five pence current money of Virginia doth grant unto said Andrew Cockrame, William Cunninghame and Company one improved Lot of ground in the Town of FAIRFAX on the MAIN STREET and facing that Lot occupied by Mr. EDWARD STEVENS also a Tract of land in said County of Culpeper and Parish of St. Marks containing One hundred and eighty acres bounded by the lands of JOHN FAVOUR, JOHN REYNOLDS, EDWARD STEVENS and that Tract on which he lives being all that parcel of land purchased of JOHN PARKS and RICHARD PARKS as will appear by Deeds recorded in the Clerks Office also one tract of land whereon JOHN WILLIAMS SENR. now lives and which was willed to him by his Father JAMES WILLIAMS also a tract of land containing Four hundred and seventeen acres purchased of the Estate of THOMAS COVINGSTON decd adjoining the land of GEORGE WILLIAM FAIRFAX Esquire and JOHN SAUNDERS the other moiety being the Property of SAMUEL CLAYTON JUNR. and for Which the said Clayton is to make a Deed to said William Williams also the following Slaves Vizt. Harry, George, James, Tom, Will, Harry (that bought of the Estate of THOMAS COVINGTON), (12 other Slaves named) To Hold the said Lot and tract of land and Slaves unto the use of the said Andrew Cockrame, William Cunninghame & Company forever Provided that if the said William Williams pay the just and full sum of Five hundred and seventy pounds Thirteen shillings and five pence on or before the first day of December immediately following the date hereof with Lawfull Interest that then everything contained therein shall be void .
      In presence of ROBERT PATTON, William Williams
      WALTER COLQUHOURN, COLIN McDONALD
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th of June 1774
      This Indented Deed of Mortgage ordered to be recorded.

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