Families of Covington 1600 to 1900

Covington is a small village consisting of never more than 200 souls for most of its history, so attempting a genealogy of the entire village is a reasonably achievable target.
I'm currently distilling parish records, gravestone, photographs, personal histories and stories into this database.
Unless I don't know their original family name, female subjects retain their maiden name all the way through this database.

Simon Parsons (CIfA 8313)

The site is being regularly updated, usually when I am on holiday, with 1100 People and 253 Families entered as of the last update on 4th December, 2023.

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COVINGTON: (Perhaps 'Coppington' - Copp {high/top, the double P pronounced like 'f' before vowel changes] Ing [animal enclosure] Ton/Tune [Settlement] = so Covington is 'The High Pastures') and it is most certainly up on a hill.

Like many in this part of England, the village is Anglo-Saxon in origin, although the area of occupation has changed over the years to improve the view from the Manor house (now gone). The Parish has several known undeveloped Bronze/Iron Age farms/settlements and at least two Roman sites, one of which has been excavated by the Parish History Group. Most sites have had a geophysical survey done. A large part of the post-Norman Manorial Enclosure was excavated as a Training Dig by Oxford Archaeology East as part of their Jigsaw initiative.

This site was developed as a side-project for the village's Millennium celebrations, but has taken a lot longer to finish than originally envisaged. I now no-longer live in Covington, but I continue to update this database when time permits. It is now mostly complete, but I've been saying that for years.

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