Christopher Avery, Sr (c.1679 - 1753) MP

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Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Occupation: Captain
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About Christopher Avery, Sr

Note: VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN. Christopher Avery sonn of James & Deborah Avery - born ye 23rd January 1679/1680. Was selectman, 1731, 1735, 1737,; surveyor, 1736, and served as one of the justices for New Sondon County, He was clerk of the North Society (Groton) church. In 1724 and 1725, he was deputy to the general court; he was successively ensign, lieutenant (1714), and captain, 1730. (Conn. Col. Rec., 6:426, 483, 553 & 7:303). In the division of land in the northwest part of Groton (now Ledyard), as described in the record of Edward Avery (no. 13), Christopher took the eastern part, and there he lived, died and was buried. 'Captain Christopher Avery deceased, January 20, 1733, in the 73d year of his age: (Groton Records). His will was dated March 18, 1752; he mentioned wife, Susanna, sons, John, Christopher, Nathan and Jacob; daughters, Abigail Allyn, Priscilla Breed, Hannah Gallup and Temperance Morgan. Granddau., Prudence. In 1888, some of his descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753 His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot. Sources: Averys of Groton; Groton Avery Clan; Harold John Witter. A of G: Married Abigail Parke, dau. of Capt. John Parke, Dec. 19, 1704. Subsequently married Mrs. Prudence (Payson) Wheeler; Mrs. Esther (Hammond) Prentice; Susanna (Baker) Elderkin. More info on them in the book. Clan: Christopher Avery, born 23 Jan 1679/80 at Groton. He died 20 Jan. 1753 'in the 73rd year of his age' (Groton Records). No children listed for his last two marriages.

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Christopher was christened 28 Feb 1679/1680 in First Church, of New London, CT.

   VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
       Christopher Avery sonn of James & Deborah Avery - born ye 23rd January 1679/1680.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
       18. Christopher, b. Jan. 23, 1678, m. 1st, Abigail Park; 2nd, Mrs. Prudence Wheeler; 3rd, Mrs. Esther Prentice; 4th, Susannah ____.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 203.
       Christopher Avery (No. 18) m. Abigail Park, Dec. 19, 1704; she d. Feb. 12, 1713. Married 2nd, Mrs. Prudence (Payson) Wheeler, widow of Richard Wheeler, (No. 10) that family. Married 3rd, Esther Prentice, widow of Samuel Prentice, (No. 11) Prentice family and dau. of Nathaniel Hammond of Newton, Mass. He m. 4th, Sussannah ____.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 543.
       Esther, daughter of Nathaniel Hammond, Sr., of Newton, Mass., before 1702,  She married 2d, Christopher Avery (No. 18), that family.
   THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 124.
       Was selectman, 1731, 1735, 1737; surveyor, 1736, and served as one of the justices for New london County, He was clerk of the North Society (Groton) church. In 1724 and 1725, he was deputy to the general court; he was successively ensign, lieutenant (1714), and captain, 1730. (Conn. Col. Rec., 6:426, 483, 553 & 7:303).
       In the division of land in the northwest part of Groton (now Ledyard), as described in the record of Edward Avery (no. 13), Christopher took the eastern part, and there he lived, died and was buried.
       "Captain Christopher Avery deceased, January 20, 1733, in the 73d year of his age: (Groton Records).
       His will was dated March 18, 1752; he mentioned wife, Susanna, sons, John, Christopher, Nathan and Jacob; daughters, Abigail Allyn, Priscilla Breed, Hannah Gallup and Temperance Morgan. Granddau., Prudence.
       In 1888, some of his descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753 His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 639.
       Prudence Payson married 2d, Christopher Avery of Groton (No. 18), that family.

Inscription: Avery obelisk Side 1 Christopher Avery 1680 1753 -- His four wives

Side 2 1. Abigail Park 2. Prudence S Wheeler

Side 3 Erected 1888

Side 4 Esther H Prentice Susanna

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Christopher Avery, Sr's Timeline

1679
January 23, 1679
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
February 28, 1679
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
February 28, 1679
New London, New London, Conencticut
1704
December 19, 1704
Age 25
Groton, New London, Connecticut
1705
October 26, 1705
Age 26
Groton, New London, Connecticut
1707
July 16, 1707
Age 28
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
1709
November 16, 1709
Age 30
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
1712
March 10, 1712
Age 33
Groton, New London, Connecticut
1714
April 1, 1714
Age 35
Groton, New London County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
1715
April 29, 1715
Age 36
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States