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Joanna Avery (Greenslade)

Also Known As: "Jane Greenslade", "Jane"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: April 16, 1693 (49)
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Greenslade and Margaret Greenslade
Wife of Capt. James Avery
Mother of Hannah Minor; Capt. James Avery; Marie Minor; Capt. Thomas Avery; John Avery, Sr. and 4 others

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About Joanna Avery

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 43-78

Joanna Greenslade was born November 10, 1643 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts and died Aft. 1693 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

The parentage of Joanna Greenslade is not verified.

She married James Avery (1620-1694) on November 10, 1643, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

Children of James Avery and Joanna Greenslade:

  1. Hannah Avery, b. 11 October 1644, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; d. 22 August 1721, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut; m. EPHRAIM MINOR, 20 June 1666, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; b. 27 April 1642; d. 16 May 1724, Narragansett, New London Co., Connecticut.
  2. James Avery, Jr., b. 15 December 1646, Gloucester, Essex Co., CT; d. 22 August 1728, Groton, New London Co., CT; m. DEBORAH STALLYON; b. 1647, New London, New London Co., CT.
  3. Mary b. 29 Feb 1647/8 at Gloucester, Mass.
  4. Thomas b. 6 May 1651 at New London, Conn.
  5. John b. 10 February 1653/4 at New London, Conn.
  6. Rebecca b. 6 October 1656 at New London, Conn.
  7. Jonathan b. 5 January 1658 at New London; bu. 15 September 1681 at New London; unmarried.
  8. Christopher b. 30 April 1661 at New London; d. 8 December 1683, at New London; unmarried.
  9. Samuel b. 14 August 1664 at New London, Conn.


  1.; accessed 8/15/09
  2.; accessed 15 October 2010 (note that we do not use the parent listed of Edward Greenslade)
  3. geni discussion:



That her name was Joane Greenslade is learned from her letter of dismissal from the church at Boston to the one at Gloucester in 1544. The first volume of admissions of the First Church of Boston contains what little information we have been able to glean concerning Joane Greenslade. On page 63 is a list of six names of which hers stands third among the admissions as follows: 'The 18th day of ye 4th Moneth 1643 Joan Greenslade, a single woman.' On page 66 of the same volume is an entry showing her dismissal to the church of Gloucester: 'The 17th day of ye 1st Moneth 1644 Our Sister Joan Greenslade now ye wife of one James Averil of Gloster had granted hir by ye Churches silence lres of Recomend to ye Church of Gloster.' She, however, seems to have retained her connection with the First Church at Boston, for on page 97 of the book of admissions is the record:

"be Sister Joan Avery wth ye Concent of ye whole church waas dismist unto ye church of christ at Pekot on ye 31 of ye 6th mo 1651."

Nothing is known of her ancestry. A petition with the following heading:

"1663, July 4, A Declaration of ye Townes of Scarborow & Tfalmouth Black point & Casco to be Presented to ye Hond Court att York," Carries numerous signatures, including that of Thomas Greenslad. At the time the province of Maine was clamed by the heirs of Sir Ferdinando Gorges and by the colony of MA Bay, the struggle for jurisdiction ending in favor of the Bay Colony in 1677.

A possible relationship between Thomas Greenslad and Joane Greenslade is suggested by the fact that the first born son of the latter was named James (for the husband) and that the second born was named Thomas.

Among those who were granted permission to go from the Barbadoes to Antigua, Hotton's "List of Early Emigrants" records the following:

"Greenslatt Thomas (October 7, 1679) in the Sloop "Ture Friendship" for Antegua." Charles Kallahane, Comandr."

It has also been stated that Joane's father was an Edward Greenslade of Boston, but of him nothing has been learned. The Greenslades of England are a distinctively Devon family and very numerous there, anciently and at present.

Researching this line is Joleene Duff at

Citations for Notes

  1. Avery, Elroy M. K, and Catharine H. Avery. The Groton Avery Clan. Cleveland, Ohio: s.n., 1912. Print. Vol. 1., p.43, 44.
  2. Avery, Elroy M. K. The Averys of Groton. Cleveland, O: s.n, 1888. Print.
  3. Wheeler, Richard A. [genealogy Section Of] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900: With a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. Ancestor microfiche, no. 377. S.l: s.n, 1900. Print. p. 200.
  4. Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co, 1905. Print.
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Joanna Avery's Timeline

November 10, 1643
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 11, 1644
New London, New London County, Connecticut
December 16, 1646
Age 3
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
February 29, 1648
Age 4
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
May 6, 1651
Age 7
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
February 10, 1654
Age 10
New London, Connecticut Colony
October 6, 1656
Age 12
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
January 5, 1658
Age 14
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony