John AVERY

Male 1654 - 1724  (70 years)


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  • Name John AVERY  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • John Avery was an extensive land owner, holding, in addition to the place upon which he lived, land in several other towns. February 16, 1688, Capt. James Avery, "out of love," gave to his son, John Avery, the land that he had bought of Thomas Hungerford at the head of "poqeuannock plaine," also the land that was originally Jacob Waterhouse's; also a parcel of meadow on a brook commonly called Stony Brook; and "all that meadow each side that I bought of William Meader." (New London Deeds.) John Avery probably lived and died upon the farm at the head of Poquonock Plain, in the vicinity of which each of his brothers received land from his father. April 23, 1685, he sold the land that was given him by his father and that was his honored grandfather's to his brother Samuel. July 6, 1691, he sold the land and dwelling on the Pawtucket river that came from his wife's father, Samuel Chesebrough......

      In 1700, he was one of the original proprietors of Lebanon, and May 10, 1705, the general court confirmed him and his associates in possession of lands in that town. Beginning with 1705, when his oldest son married, he deeded land with a free and open hand "out of love" to his sons for their livelihood. In the allotment of public lands, January 31, 1712, he calls himself a carpenter. In 1715, he was given lot No. 57 of the common land.

      John Avery became a freeman of New London, May 12, 1681. His name appears on the patent for New London, Oct. 14, 1704. In the list of the inhabitants of Groton in 1708 and 1712 are found the names of Capt. John Avery and his son, John Avery.

      Capt. John Avery was townsman of Groton, 1706. He was chosen with his brother,James, member of a committee to lay out 100 acres of land to Mr. Woodbridge, July 15, 1708. he was a member of the church of Groton, Nov. 22, 1727; as his wife is not mentioned, it is probable that she was then dead....

      For his services in the Narragansett war, John Avery received lots in Voluntown, No. 9 for arable land and No. 76 for cedar swamp.

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    Born 10 Feb 1654  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1724  North Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I03045  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Capt James AVERY,   b. Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
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    Mother Joanna GREENSLADE,   b. Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
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    Married 10 Nov 1643  Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F03500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail CHESEBROUGH,   b. 30 Sep 1656, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1712/13, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1675  Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Married 29 Nov 1675  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Abigail AVERY,   b. 18 Jan 1679, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1722, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary AVERY,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1680, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1762, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years)  [Birth]
     3. Joseph AVERY,   c. 19 Jun 1692, First Church of New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 May 1714  (Age ~ 21 years)  [Birth]
     4. John AVERY,   c. 1 Apr 1683, First Church of New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1762  (Age ~ 79 years)  [Birth]
     5. William AVERY,   b. 1687, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1755, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F03531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5684] "The Groton Avery Clan", Elroy McKendree Avery and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery.

    2. [S00012] "Denison Genealogy" Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison, E. Glenn Denison, (Name: Name: Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore 1993;;), 63-13712.

    3. [S03166] RootsWeb: World Connect - Leporacci, by: Eva-Marie Leporacci.

    4. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    5. [S03420] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New London.