Walter Covert

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Sir Walter Covert (c. 1544 – 27 January 1632) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons several times during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Covert was the eldest surviving son of Richard Covert of Slaugham, Sussex. He was educated at Gray's Inn in 1567. He was knighted in 1591.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1583–84 and 1592–93. In 1581, 1586, 1614 and 1626 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Sussex, in 1584 for Newport, Cornwall and in 1593 for Petersfield.

He married twice: firstly Timothea, the daughter of John Lennard of Chevening, Kent and secondly Jane, the daughter and coheiress of Sir John Shurley of Isfield, Sussex. He died childless and was succeeded by his niece.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COVERT, Sir Walter (c.1544-1632), of Slaugham, Suss.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Jeffrey
Thomas Shirley
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1581–1583
With: Thomas Shirley
Succeeded by
Robert Sackville
Sir Thomas Shirley
Preceded by
George Basset
William Marbury
Member of Parliament for Newport
1584–1585
With: Robert Mordaunt
Succeeded by
John Osborne
Edward Winter
Preceded by
Robert Sackville
Sir Thomas Shirley
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1586–1587
With: Thomas Pelham
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Palmer
Henry Neville
Preceded by
Benjamin Tichborne
Edmund Marvyn
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
1593
With: Richard Weston
Succeeded by
William Kingswell
Thomas Hanbury
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Robert Sackville
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1614
With: Sampson Lennard
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Sackville
Christopher Neville
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet
Sir John Shurley
Member of Parliament for Sussex
1626
With: Sir Alexander Temple
Succeeded by
Sir William Goring, 1st Baronet
Richard Lewknor