Samuel AVERY

Male 1680 - 1750  (69 years)


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  • Name Samuel AVERY  [1
    • Mary (Smith) Raymond, in her will before referred to, made May 8, 1705, mentioned Elizabeth Avery, dau. of "my cousin Martha Ransford deceased." Jonathan Ransford was b. July 26, 1661, at Boston, the child of Jonathan and Mary (Sunderland) Ransford. On April 2, 1698, John Sunderland deeded to Elizabeth Ransford, only child of Jonathan Ransford, late of Boston, mariner certain lands "when she shall be 21 or marry" (Suffolk Deeds, 16:182). February 16, 1702, Samuel Avery, cordwainer, and Elizabeth, his wife, only child of Jonathan Ransford, sold her right in land owned by Jonathan Ransford for L125 to John Sunderland (Suffolk Deeds, 21:171).

      Samuel Avery called himself husbandman when, in conjunction with his brother Thomas, he sold land in Pochange, Oyster River quarter, to Samuel Chapman, June 5, 1706 ( Saybrook Deeds). In 170, he bought of Jonathan Rogers, twenty acres of land, house and orchard, on the north side of Saw-mill Brook, in Mohegan (Montville) (Henry Baker's History of Montville, p. 93). He probably lived and died on this place. He and Adonijah Fitch owned pew No. 8, in the original church erected in Montville.

      In his will dated Feb. 22, 1749/50, New London, NOrth Parish, Samuel Avery mentioned wife Elizabeth; sons, John and Ephraim; daughters Martha, Elizabeth, Alethea, Hannah, Anna, and Mary; "Children of my son Ransford deceased, five shillings to each of them and to his son Samuel who now lives with me I give fifty pounds money old tenor" (New London Wills, F:56), He died Feb. 25, 1749/50 at Montville, His widow died Sept 9, 1761 at Montville. [1]
    Born 15 Nov 1680  Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 2 Jan 1681  First Church of New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Feb 1749/50  Montville, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73742  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2020 

    Father Thomas AVERY,   b. 06 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1735/36, Montville, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
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    Mother Hannah MINER,   b. 15 Sep 1655, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Married 22 Oct 1677  Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F03426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth RANSFORD,   d. 9 Sep 1761, Montville, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Jun 1702  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Ransford AVERY,   b. 26 Jun 1703, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1745, Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Foster]  [Birth]
    +2. John AVERY,   b. 14 Feb 1723, Montville, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1790  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F29913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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