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Christopher Avery

Male - 1678


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  • Name Christopher Avery 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1678  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death 12 Mar 1679  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I4020  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2015 

    Children 
    +1. James Avery,   b. 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1700, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F5322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a kersey weaver, according to Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen. Selectman of Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1646, 1652, 1654. Later removed to Boston and then, with his son James, to New London.

      From The Groton Averys, Christopher and James, citation details below:

      At a court in Salem he took the freeman's oath, June 29, 1652; was chosen and sworn clerk of the band, constable, and clerk of the market. His wife did not come with him to this country, and, in 1654, he was relieved of a fine imposed for living apart from her as, the following shows:

      From Records of Massachusetts, vol. 3, p. 364:

      "Oct. 19, 1654--Christopher Auery being fined 2O li, at Ipswich Court for living from his wife, vppon his peticon to this Court, being aged & poore & havinge vsed meanes to p cure his wife hither, his fine is remitted."

      From Records of Massachusetts, vol. 4, part I, p. 210:

      "In ansr to the peticon of Christopher Awerey, the Court, vnderstanding the peticoner is very poore and aged, having nothing to pay, and that he hath vsed his indeavor to have his wife brought ouer to him, judge meete to remitt his fine and that his peticon is receaved freely."

  • Sources 
    1. [S656] A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, ed. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922.

    2. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    3. [S657] The Groton Averys, Christopher and James, The Founders of the Family, by Elroy M. Avery. 1893.