Covert, Walter, Sir -1632)

Sir Walter Covert, of Slaugham in Sussex, was the second, but eldest surviving son of Richard Covert, of Slaugham, and his first wife, Anne, daughter and coheir of Sir Walter Hendley, of Cranbrook, in Kent. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1567, and married, firstly, Timothea, daughter of John Lennard, of Chevening in Kent, and secondly, Jane, daughter of John Shurley, of Isfield. He entered Parliament as one of the Members for Sussex at a by election in 1572, and succeeded his father in all the considerable family estates in 1579. At the next general election in 1584, he was unable to represent his county as he was Sheriff for Sussex. Instead he was returned for the Cornish Borough of Newport iuxta Launceton, probably through the influence of Lord Burghley. He represented Sussex again in 1586, missed the 1589 Parliament, and in 1593 represented the Borough of Petersfield, as he was again Sheriff for the county. Knighted in 1591, he did not sit in Parliament again during Elizabeth's reign, but represented Sussex in 1614 and 1626. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Sussex. When he died in 1632, Covert made provisions for his widow, but no mention is made of children, and Slaugham, after his widow's death, passed to Walter Covert, the son of Anne, daughter of his brother John, who had married her distant cousin, Walter Covert, of Vinters, at Boxley in Kent in 1608.

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Covert, Walter, Sir (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly of thirteen 1. A fess ermine between three martlets (Covert) 2. Ermine and gules two bars a canton ermine (Bramshott [Husey?]) 3. A fess between three leopards faces (Vanner) 4. A chevron between three garbs (Fagger [Tagger?]) 5. Three crescents a canton ermine (Cooke) 6. Lozengy a fess (Rokesley [Rockley?]) 7. A cross in chief two cross crosslets fitchy (Burford) 8. On a chief three lions rampant (Lisley) 9. A cross (Bohun) 10. A bend lozengy (Hereford or Witefield) 11. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (Strongbow?) 12. Three garbs (MacMurrough? [Braose?]) 13. Paly bendy an orle of eight martlets (Hendley)
Quarterings: 1. A fess ermine between three martlets (Covert) 2. Ermine and gules two bars a canton ermine (Bramshott [Husey?]) 3. A fess between three leopards faces (Vanner) 4. A chevron between three garbs (Fagger [Tagger?]) 5. Three crescents a canton ermine (Cooke) 6. Lozengy a fess (Rokesley [Rockley?]) 7. A cross in chief two cross crosslets fitchy (Burford) 8. On a chief three lions rampant (Lisley) 9. A cross (Bohun) 10. A bend lozengy (Hereford or Witefield) 11. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (Strongbow?) 12. Three garbs (MacMurrough? [Braose?]) 13. Paly bendy an orle of eight martlets (Hendley)
Heraldic Charges: bend lozengy, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: crescents (3), Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (2), Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (3), Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: garbs (3), Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3), Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: martlets (8), Heraldic Charges: orle, Heraldic Charges: paly bendy
Covert, Walter, Sir (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly of thirteen 1. A fess ermine between three martlets (Covert) 2. Barry of five ermine and gules a canton ermine (Bramshott [Husey?]) 3. A fess between three leopards faces (Vanner) 4. A chevron between three garbs (Fagger [Tagger?]) 5. Three crescents a canton ermine (Cooke) 6. Lozengy a fess (Rokesley [Rockley?]) 7. A cross in chief two cross crosslets fitchy (Burford) 8. On a chief three lions rampant (Lisley) 9. A cross (Bohun) 10. A bend lozengy (Hereford or Witefield) 11. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (Strongbow?) 12. Three garbs (MacMurrough? [Braose?]) 13. Paly bendy an orle of eight martlets (Hendley)
Quarterings: 1. A fess ermine between three martlets (Covert) 2. Barry of five ermine and gules a canton ermine (Bramshott [Husey?]) 3. A fess between three leopards faces (Vanner) 4. A chevron between three garbs (Fagger [Tagger?]) 5. Three crescents a canton ermine (Cooke) 6. Lozengy a fess (Rokesley [Rockley?]) 7. A cross in chief two cross crosslets fitchy (Burford) 8. On a chief three lions rampant (Lisley) 9. A cross (Bohun) 10. A bend lozengy (Hereford or Witefield) 11. On a chief three crosses patty fitchy (Strongbow?) 12. Three garbs (MacMurrough? [Braose?]) 13. Paly bendy an orle of eight martlets (Hendley)
Heraldic Charges: bend lozengy, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: crescents (3), Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (2), Heraldic Charges: crosses patty (3), Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: garbs (3), Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3), Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: martlets (8), Heraldic Charges: orle, Heraldic Charges: paly bendy