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Christopher Avery

Male Abt 1590 - 1679  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name Christopher Avery 
    Born Abt 1590  Ipplepen, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1679  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 12 Mar 1679  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4020  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

    Father Christopher Avery,   d. Bef 10 Jul 1613 
    Mother Joan,   d. Aft 10 Jul 1613 
    Family ID F7766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margery Abraham,   d. Bef 21 Aug 1626 
    Married 28 Aug 1616  Abbotskerwell, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. James Avery,   b. Bef 22 Apr 1621,   d. 18 Apr 1700, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 
    Family ID F5322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a kersey weaver.

      From The Granberry Family (citation details below):

      He settled in Gloucester, Mass., by 1642, and was sworn Constable of Gloucester, 28 Dec. 1647. He removed to Boston, Mass., where he was admitted an inhabitant on 30 July 1655. He bought for £40 half a house in Boston, 18 Mar. 1658/9, from John Samuell and Lucy his wife, and received an acquittance for the purchase price, 7 Feb. 1661/2.

      He was charged in Salem Court, 27 Dec. 1643, with "living absent from his wife." This came up again at Court, 29 Feb. 1647/8. In Sept. 1649 he was presented for speaking scoffingly of Mr. Blinman [the minister], but it was reported that he "had gone to Boston to live." On 29 June 1652, he was sworn freeman, and the same date was chosen clerk of the [military] band of Gloucester, and clerk of the market, and served on a trial jury. The question of his wife, "she being in England," came up finally 27 Sept. 1653, and he was fined £20 for not living with her, "or to go to her at the first opportunity," and he was also sentenced to make acknowledgment "for reproachful speeches." On 26 June 1655, he sued two men for slander for saying that he attended a drinking party and that he dandled another man's wife on his knee as "ye foolish man her husband Looked on."

      "Christopher Auery, being fined 20li, at Ipswich Court, for liuing from his wife, vppon his pet[ition] to this Court, being aged & poore, & havinge vsed meanes to p[ro]cure his wife hither, his fine is remitted," 19 Oct. 1654. [Shurtleff's Records of Massachusetts Bay, 3-364.]

      He followed his only son to New London, Conn., where he bought a house, orchard and lot, 8 Aug. 1665 [New London Town Records 1647-66, p. 146]. He was freed from training, 6 June 1666, on account of age. He served on a jury, 5 June 1667. He was made a freeman of Connecticut, 14 Oct. 1669.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3332] The Avery Family: The Ancestors and Descendants of Christopher Avery by Maureen A. Taylor, with contributions by Julie Helen Otto. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2004.

    2. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945., county and country only.

    3. [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.

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

    5. [S3763] Babcock and Allied Families by Louis Effingham De Forest. New Haven, Connecticut: De Forest Publishing Co., 1928.

    6. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945.