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

Edmund Covington

Male Abt 1718 - Aft 1744  (~ 27 years)


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  • Name Edmund Covington 
    Birth Abt 1718  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1744  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I130047  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father William Covington,   b. Aft 1665, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Jul 1721, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Aft 1700  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 148-149
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we RICHARD COVINGTON, RICHARD TYLER gent &ROBERT SPILSBEE COLEMAN are held and firmly bound unto SAL. MUSCOE, JAMES GARNETf, BENJA. WINSLOW, MUNGO ROY & PHILIP JONES gent Justices of the County of Essex in sum of two hundred pounds Sterl. Witness our hands and seals this XVIIth day of October MDCCXXXVIII
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound RICHARD COVINGTON Guardian of EDMOND COVINGTON his heirs shall well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Orphan all Estate or Estates as soon as the said Orphan shall attain to lawful! age or when thereunto required by the Justices of the peace of the County of Essex as also to save & keep harmless the sd Justices from all trouble that shall or may arise about the sd Estate then this obligation to be void and of none effect . . . .
      RICHD. COVINGTON
      RICHD. TYLER ROBT. S. COLEMAN
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIth day of October MDCCXXXVIII (those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which is ordered to be recorded
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 26
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty seventh day of October in the yeare of our Lord God according to the Computation now used in the Church of Great Britain Seventeen hundred forty and two Between EDMOND COVINGTON of the Pish: of ARANGHLEY [Raleigh] in the County of AMELIA of the one part and GRIFFIN PERKINS of SOUTHFARNHAM Pish: in the County of Essex of the other part; Witness that the said EDMOND COVINGTON for the summ of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia hath granted unto the said GRIFFIN PERKINS his heirs and assigns forever, all the Lands herein after mentioned in his actuall possession now being by virtue of one Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year bearing date the day next before the day of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession; All that p:cell of Land wch: was given unto EDMOND COVINGTON by his Father, Capt. WILLIAM COVINGTON deced., by his last Will and Testamt . amounting unto One hundred forty and four acres, with all its rights & appurtenances with all houses tobacco houses orchards gardens lands feeding pasture profitts and appurtenances belonging, wch: said Lands are being in the Pish: of SOUTHFARNHAM and County of Essex, being part of the Land whereon the said WILLIAM COVINGTON deced , formerly dwelt and also all the right of the said EDMOND COVINGTON to his part of his Mothers Thirds or Dower, To have and to hold the said Land and also all the right unto the said Seventy and two acres of Land unto the said GRIFFIN PERKINS his heirs and assigns forever; against him the said EDMOND COVINGTON his heirs and assigns and all other p:sons and will warrant against and for ever defend by these presents and that he the said GRIFFIN PERKINS his heirs and assigns may by force of these presents enjoy the said Land without any Lawful! trouble or ejection of him the said EDMOND COVINGTON his heirs or assigns or any other person, the rents and services wch: from henceforth shall grow due and ought to be performed to our Sovereigne Lord the King his heirs and Successors only excepted and foreprized; And lastly the said EDMOND COVINGTON for himself his heirs doth promise said GRIFFIN PERKINS his heirs that the said seventy and two acres of Land more or less mentioned in this Release and grant is to be deemed and taken to be no more nor otherwise conveyed and sold then of the right title claim and demand thereunto of him the said EDMOND COVINGTON his heirs and assigns, any thing herein conteyned to the contrary thereof notwithstanding; In Witness whereof the parties first above named have set their hands and seales
      Sealed and delivered in presence of
      PR GODFREY, EDMOND COVINGTON
      ROBT. SP. COLEMAN,
      MORRIS KNIGHT
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 17th day of May 1743
      EDMOND COVINGTON acknowledged this Release Indented to be his act and deed which
      was admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test W. BEVERLEY, Cl Cur
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 233-235
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty four Between WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR RICHARD COVINGTON and EDMUND COVINGTON of the County of Essex, Planters, of the one part and JAMES WEBB of the same County, Planter, of the other part; Witnesseth that. they the said WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR., RICHARD COVINGTON and EDMUND COVINGTON for and in consideration of the sum of Six pounds and Nine Shillings current money of Virginia have granted unto the said JAMES WEBB his heirs and assigns forever, Three fourth parts of an Acre of Land (of the South East side & adjoining to the Old Mill Dam), and the Dam now called and known by the name of COVINGTONs OLD MILL, in the aforesaid County of Essex, Together with all trees woods and waters and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the said Land, Mill Dam and all the premises with the appurtenances unto the said JAMES WEBB his heirs and assigns forever; And they the said WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR., RICHARD COVINGTON and EDMUND COVINGTON for themselves the said Land forever against them and their heirs to the said JAMES WEBB his heirs forever will defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR., RICHARD COVINGTON and EDMUND COVINGTON sett their hands and fixt. their seals
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      EDWD HAYES, JAMES FFINNEY WILLM . COVINGTON JUNR.
      UPTON EDMONDSON, JOHN MINTER, RICHARD COVINGTON
      JNO: PHILLIPS, JOSIAH MINTER, EDMUND COVINGTON
      RICHARD COVINGTON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 19th day of March 1744
      The within named RICHARD COVINGTON acknowledged this Indenture to be his act and deed. And JOHN MINTER, JOHN PHILLIPS and JOSIAH MINTER, three of the witnesses thereto, made oath that they did see the with named EDMUND COVINGTON sign seal and deliver this Indenture as his actand deed; And JAMES FINEY, EDWARD HAYES & RICHARD COVINGTON three of the witnesses thereto, made oath that they did see WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR. the other part sign seal and deliver the same Indenture as his act and deed thereupon-this Indenture on the motion of the within named JAMES WEBB
      was admitted to Record Test JOHN LEE D. C. E. Cur and is truely recorded

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