William COVENTON & Ann BEARE married 1776, Holborn, Middlesex
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William COVENTON & Ann BEARE married 1776, Holborn, Middlesex

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William Coventon & Ann Beare married 1776 Holborn children: William Coventon & Mary Cotman m 1803 Bethnal Green Ann Coventon & Francis Andrews lived Bethnal Green & Shoreditch 1807-1807


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    William Coventon
    baptism unknown
    c.1745 ?London
    parents: unknown
    Ann Beare
    baptised 18 Sep 1757
    Westminster St James
    parents: Thomas Beare & Elizabeth Christmas
    William Coventon & Ann Beare
    married 22 Sep 1776
    Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex

    witnesses: Richard Sandford, ?Ewell Ashton

    courtesy of Kim
    William Coventon
    burial unknown
    Ann Coventon
    burial unknown

    The children of William Coventon & Ann Beare

    infant Coventon
    (1777 Holborn -

    Birth date: 05 Oct 1777
    Birthplace: Holborn, Middlesex
    Father's name: William Coventon
    Mother's name: Ann Coventon
    Record Set: RG8_0058

    BMD Registers.Co.UK

    Elizabeth Coventon
    (1779 Holborn -

    Elizabeth Coventon
    bapt 28 Mar 1779
    Holborn St Andrew, Middlesex
    parents: William Coventon & Ann Beare
    John Free
    baptised 26 Jun 1768
    Whitechapel St Mary
    parents: John Free & Elizabeth 'of High St'
    Elizabeth Coventon & John Free
    married 7 Aug 1803
    Surrey, Southwark St Olave

    witnesses: William Coventon & Mary Cotman

    courtesy of Kim
    John Free
    death unknown
    Elizabeth Free
    death unknown
    John Free
    details from Francis Andrews' will 1808:

    I request my Exors Mr John ffree of Cold aarbour Street ?Soakway Road in this parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green waiter

    William Coventon
    (1783 Holborn -

    William Coventon - baptism
    1783 Holborn St Andrew

    from Pallots Index
    Mary Cottman
    baptism unknown
    William Coventon & Mary Cottman
    married 18 Sep 1803
    Bethnal Green St Matthew

    witnesses: John Free, Elizabeth Free
    Mary Coventon
    death unknown
    William Coventon
    death unknown
    Children of William Coventon & Mary Cottman

    John Coventon1804 Bethnal Green - 1839 St Luke?m 1828 Stepney St Dunstan to Louisa Bradley
    Mary Ann Coventon 1805 Bethnal Green
    William Cottman Coventon1808 Bethnal Green - 1886 Shoreditch ?m1 1834 Stepney St Dunstan to Hannah Thompson
    m2 1838 Edmonton to Eliza Hopwoodchildren:Eliza, 1839, Ann 1840, William 1842, Mary Ann 1842, George 1845, Caroline 1847, John 1850, Henry 1852
    Margaret Coventon1811 Bethnal Green -

    Census addresses - William Cottman Coventon & Eliza Hopwood
    William Cotman Coventon (1808-1886)
    1851Holborn36 Eyre St 42 headmarriedtripedresserwith wife Eliza & 6 ch
    1861Bethnal Green58 Wellington Row53headmarriedtripedresserwith wife Eliza & 6 ch
    1871St George in the East55 Star St62headmarriedtripedresserwith lodger Emma Mason & 2 ch
    1881HolbornUnion Workhouse75inmatemarriedtripedresser

    Eliza Coventon nee Hopwood
    1871Shoreditch10 Holywell Lane56marriedheadwith 5 ch
    1881Shoreditch2 Marson St66annuitantm-in-lawwith 2 dau, s-in-l & 2gch
    1891Kensington55 Seabrook Rd78widowmotherwith 1 son, d-in-l & 1 neph

    Ann Coventon
    (c1785 ?Holborn -

    Ann Coventon
    baptism unknown

    Francis Andrews
    baptism unknown
    Francis Andrews
    buried 1808
    Transcript of Francis Andrews' will
    made 19 Nov 1808 , proved 31 Dec 1808

    from UK PRO Online Document Service

    IN THE NAME OF GOD (-) ffrancis Andrews of Bacon Street Bethnal Green in the county of Middlesex (-) being of sound mind memory and understanding but considering that uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say ffirst I give and bequeath to my wife Rachell the sum of one shilling also I give unto my son Thomas Andrews a suit of mourning and our loom also I give unto Ann Coventon of Club Row Spital fields the dau of William Coventon servant after the two above Gifts I give her all the rest residue and remainder Of my household ffurniture both linen and woollon wearing apparel looms and every thing else whatsoever and whatsoever and I being a member of a ffriendly Society held at Mr James?foursor at the Sign of the Crown Spital fields and all the benefit and interest I may be entitled to at my decease after payment of my just Debts and ffuneral expenses I request my Exors Mr John ffree of Cold aarbour Street ?Soakway Road in this parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green waiter and Mr Joseph ffoster of Luke St in the parish of Shoreditch gentleman the said Ann Coventon is to (-) (-) (-) and benefit to arise therefrom in every respect paid her by the said John ffree and the said Joseph ffoster whom I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my trusty and lawful Executors in whom I trust to see the full exon of (-) witness to (-)of I have hereto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and eight # Francis Andrews

    signed sealed published and (-) by the above named ffrancis Aandrews the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereto subcribed our names as witness at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other #Wm Brice clerk to / William Coventon Old Cock Row Bethnal Green tripeman

    This will was proved at London on the thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or commissary of the prerogative court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of John ffree and Joseph ffoster the executors named in the said will to whom Admin was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels and (-) of the deceased having been first duly sworn to administer

    Francis Andrews' will

    Children of Ann Coventon & Francis Andrews

    Fancis John Andrews 1805 Bethnal Green -
    William Andrews 1807 Bethnal Green -

    John Joules
    baptism unknown

    John Joules & Sarah Tomkins
    married 19 Aug 1798
    Holborn St Andrews

    witnesses: John Boughton, Ann Lightfoot
    Sarah Joules
    buried 23 Mar 1813
    Bunhill Fields Burial Ground - dissenters
    age 36, of 'Fleet Market'
    Children of John Joules & Sarah Tomkins

    John Joules 1799 St Sepulchre, London - 1802 Bunhill Fields Burial Ground Dissenters
    Sarah Joules 1802 St Sepulchre, London -

    Ann Coventon & John Joules
    married 18 Sep 1813
    St Olave, Surrey

    witnesses: John Free, Elizabeth Free. John Adams
    John Joules
    buried 22 Jan 1819
    Bunhill Fields Burial Ground - dissenters
    age 48, of 'Warwick Sq'
    Ann Joules
    death unknown

    Amelia Coventon
    (c1785 ?Holborn -

    Amelia Coventon
    baptism unknown
    parents: William Coventon & Ann Beare
    William Free
    baptised 6 Sep 1772
    Whitechepel St Mary
    parents: John Free & Elizabeth of 'High St'
    Amelia Coventon & William Free marriage
    married 1811
    Surrey Southwark St Olave

    witnesses: John Free & Elizabeth Free

    courtesy of Kim
    William Free
    death unknown
    Amelia Free
    death unknown
    Children of Amelia Coventon & William Free

    John Free1811 Bethnal Green -
    Jane Emilia Free 1815 Shoreditch St Leonard -
    Edward William Free1817 Shoreditch St Leonard -?m ?Emma ?Mary children:Edward, 1843, Ellen 1845,
    Elizabeth Eliza Free1820 Shoreditch St Leonard -
    Louisa Free1823 Shoreditch St Leonard -
    William John Free1825 Shoreditch St Leonard -