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  • ID: I09124
  • Name: Hope Covey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1640 in Wollystone, Norfolk, England??
  • Death: 8 NOV 1704 in Westerly, RI
  • Note:
    "Hope and Mary were married in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island . Hope may have left Rhode Island to go to Virginia, Jamaica and possibly the West Indies. He returned to Newport, Rhode Island on April 2, 1690. Hope and Mary were Baptist and assisted in the establishment of The First Sabbatarian Church of Newport. It was mentioned in Hope's will that all lands and holdings go to his wife. Therefore he must have owned more than one parcel of land and at least one home at the time of his death."

    Early Covey Records. He arrived Newport, RI on April 1680, from Virginia according to a letter written by Rev. Samuel Hubbard to Isaac Wells in Jamaica, 14 May 1681 (Genealogical Dictionary of RI by John Osburne Austin, page 58.)

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    "On 2 April 1680 he arrived at Newport from Virginia in the
    company of twenty-five others, five of them being baptised
    including himself as noted in a letter written by Reverend
    Samuel Hubbard of Newport in a letter to Issac Wells in Jamaica
    dated 2 May 1680.

    The Coveys were Baptists who assisted in the establishment of
    the First Sabbatarian Church of Neport-Westerly (Member 1692).
    Hope had been baptized by Reverend Samuel Hubbard before 1680 in
    the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Virginia or possibly in the
    West Indies.

    His will was dated 8 November 1704 and proved on 19 Feb 1705
    with his wife Mary as Executrix. To Son James, all lands and
    housing except what is after mentioned. To wife, all moveables
    till son is of age, then half to him and the rest to remain to
    wife, while widow. To daughter Mary Covey, 8 shillings. To
    daughter Rachel Covey, 20 shillings. At death of wife what
    personal remains to be divided equally to James and Rachel
    except a bed and iron pot which wife may give to whosoever of
    the children she will.

    Inventory: 6 Pounds, 14 shillings, six pence, 12 farthings, 10
    cattle kind 12 Pounds, 6 shillings, 3 horse kind 14 Pounds, 11
    sheep, 12 swine, 4 beds, warming pan, gun, spinning wheel,
    cards, 4 barrels cider, wearing clothes, carpenter and other

    Another date of death shown as 8 Nov 1704."

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    He landed with his wife Mary in Boston in 1639/40. He was born about 1625 in England. He settled in Mount Wolleystone (now Braintree) Massachusetts Colony. He bought 16 acres of land at 3 shillings an acre in Hingham, MA, part of Wollastone and Quincy. Captain Wollaston went to Virginia with many others, and many went thence to Rhode Island. He was buried 5 September 1712 in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island. Mary came with James and was in Boston in 1640 with two sons Hope and John. Mary was born in 7 March 1647 after arrival in America. About December 1651 the family (Seventh Day Baptists) moved to Westerly, Rhode Island.


    HOPE COVEY, it has been said, was born on the long voyage to America in 1639/40. He married Mary. He moved to Westerly, Rhode Island with his father, later he sent letters from Jamaica. 2 April 1680, he arrived in Newport, RI from Virginia in the company of 25 others.
    His will was proved on 19 February 1705

    James Covey II twin of Rachel b. 1 March 1687 Westerly, RI m. 21 March 1707/8 Sarah Lanphere
    Rachel b.1 March 1687 m.22 January 1708 Theodosius Lanphere
    Mary b.~1689 m. 25 December 1734 Thomas Nett

    Sarah Lanphere and Theodosius Lanphere were brother and sister.

    Father: James Covey b: ABT 1625 in England
    Mother: Mary

    Marriage 1 Mary b: ABT 1664 in Westerly, Washington, R.I.
    • Married: 2 MAY 1681 in Westerly, R.I.
    1. Has Children Rachael* Covey b: 1 MAR 1686/87 in Westerly, RI
    2. Has Children James Covey b: 1 MAR 1686/87 in Westerly, R.I.
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