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Louisa Cover

Louisa Cover

Female 1846 - 1907  (60 years)

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  • Name Louisa Cover 
    Born 30 Oct 1846  Huntley, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptized 19 Feb 1862  Huntley, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jul 1907  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 64 
    • Note that age stated at death gives a birth date about 1843
    Notes 
    • Madeleine Mitchell writes: Louisa was one of the Outside (outside of marriage) children of John Cover, at her baptism in 1862, although she was born in 1846. Her mother was listed as Sarah Smith. The fact that her mother's surname is used is significant because it means John Cover and Sarah Smith were not married. Our family lore is that John Cover had this outside family before he married Margaret Ellis in 1862. (He had 7 sons and one daughter including Septimus Royes Cover by Margaret Ellis Cover). Louisa therefore was probably of colour, and I suppose could have been mistaken for an Indian but I think that unlikely. You will see that the children of Louisa (in which she is listed as Louisa Royes nee Cover) born at Knapdale were born in the 1870's. This however does not answer the question of which Charles John Sr or Jr was the father of these children since senior lived to 1877 and Junior to 1905. Unfortunately there are no Methodist marriage records on Patricia Jackson's site, although the Mormon church did microfilm Dissenter Marriages which included Methodist records. It looks like they were married it was between 1862 and 1872. In the Law 6 register at the baptism of the children Charles Royes is listed as Planter, and the children were M or F Coloured, Legitimate.
      This will probably muddy your waters more, but it is as I know it.
      [5]
    Person ID I3864  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Royes Jamaica, Mordaunt, Royes
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 

    Father John Foster Cover, jr
              b. 23 Jan 1825, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Jul 1878, Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith
              b. 1830, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F700  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles John Royes, jr
              b. Est 1832, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Nov 1905, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John Cover Royes
              b. 1874, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Oct 1949, Crossroads, St Andrew, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Charles Henry Foster Royes
              b. Knapdale, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Louise Royes
              b. Knapdale, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Solomon Hougham Royes
              b. 2 Feb 1879, Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Adelaide Royes
              b. Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Samuel William Royes
              b. Abt 1875, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1956, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1384  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1846 - Huntley, St Ann, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 19 Feb 1862 - Huntley, St Ann, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 64 - 16 Jul 1907 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Royes-Cover (Mitchell), Madeleine Mitchell, Email 26 Nov 2008.

    2. [S32] Jamaican Family Search, Patricia Jackson, Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, Brown's Town Circuit, St. Ann, Jamaica.

    3. [S316] Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, (Jamaican Family Search), p 163 #767.
      Cover, Louisa, dtr of John Cover & Sarah Smith, overseer, res Huntley, b 10/30/1846, bap 2/19/1862 by William Tyson, p. 163 #767

    4. [S406] Jamaica Civil Registration, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KP16-HL8 : accessed 18 January 2015), Louisa Royes, 1907.

    5. [S196] Royes-Jamaica Correspondence (Charles), Charles Royes, 28 Nov 2008.