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39,000+ Names from England, Holland, and Germany to the US Entries: 41579 Updated: Sun Aug 17 12:55:22 2003 Contact: Jan Robison
At this time in history the spelling of the name "COUVE" seemed to be the accepted practice. Only after this time did the commonly accepted spelling "COVEY" come into general usage.
This is not from the original work of Billy Charles Covey, the writer, or collector, of this entire work. What follows is a collection of material from several sources. I am copying directly from a very large work given to me via the internet. Unfortunately after printing the "hard copy" the material was lost to the computer and I cannot recall who should actually get the credit for the most of the work.
James left England for Braintree, MA in 1640 and moved to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1661.
He landed in Boston with Mary Unknown, his wife from England. In 1639 or 1640 he was granted, James COVEY of Mt Woolystone for four heads. Four heads were probably James, Mary and sons John and Hope. He sold his land in Braintree to William VEZA on 6 October 1651. This land was previously owned by Henry NEALES and consisted of 19 acres with a house.
Although only claimed to be an unsubstantiated theory, the following is probably a fairly accurate account.
James COUVE with his wife Mary and brothers John and William arrived in Braintree, Mass from England in 1639. James was born in 1615, Mary in 1619, John in 1624 and William in 1625.
The last mention of James in the Braintree Town Records 1540-1793 was in 1656 in connection with the building of a road, but other Mass records show the birth of a daughter, Mary, in 1647, the first birth registered in Braintree. Brothers John and William at some time moved away from Braintree eventually arriving in Dorchester County, Maryland. There is no mention of them in Braintree except by inference and I would judge that they left their brother's care as soon as they felt they were able to be on their own.
John was listed in a Dorchester County census in 1690 with comments that he had descendants in Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. He was not found after 1695. William was also found in Dorchester County and was head of the only COVEY family found in Maryland after 1695.
Notes from Doris White indicates that James arrived in Boston on 13 May 1639 via Nova Scotia. They had their two children John and Hope (Hosea)
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