John Covert (by 1501–58)

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John Covert (by 1501-1558) was an English politician.


He was the eldest son of Richard Covert of Slaugham, Sussex.

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for New Shoreham in 1529 and Sussex in October 1553 and November 1554. He was High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1554–55.

He married twice: firstly Joan, the daughter and coheiress of Thomas Cooke of Rustington, with whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters and secondly Anne, the daughter of William Beard of Cowfold.[1]


  1. ^ "COVERT, John (by 1501-58), of Ifield and Slaugham, Sussex". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 8 June 2013.