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Robert Avery, Ensign

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Barkham, Berkshire, , England
Death: Died in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. William Avery; William Avery; Margaret Avery and Margaret Allright
Husband of Elizabeth Avery
Father of Elizabeth Bullard (Avery); Rachel Avery; Robert Avery; Robert Avery; Reverend John Avery and 2 others
Brother of Robert Avery; Mary Tisdale; Dea. William Avery; Rachel Sumner; Jonathan Avery and 3 others

Occupation: Forgeron à Dedham
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About Robert Avery, Ensign

  1. Occupation: Blacksmith
  2. Note:
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   From 'Genealogical Record of the Dedham Branch of the Avery Family in America,' pp. 78 - 80
   FAMILY AND GENERATIONS OF ROBERT AVERY, 5 DEDHAM, MASS.
   ROBERT AVERY 5, second son of Dr. William 4 and Margaret Avery, baptised in Barkham, Berks, England, December 7, 1649, as before stated, came to America with his parents. He was, at the time, an infant, consequently could recollect nothing of the change which had taken place in his home. Of his boyhood we know nothing. Probably at an early age he became quite expert in the use of the hammer and anvil, learning the trade of his father. At the age of twenty-seven he married Elizabeth, daughter of Job and Sarah Lane of Malden, Mass. Job Lane was a wealthy and prominent citizen and Representative at General Court.
   According to the Dedham town records their children were:
   i. Elizabeth 6, b. 10ber (Dec.) 21, 1677.
   ii. Rachel 6, b. 1 day, 7m (Sept.) 1679.
   iii. Robert 6, b. 28 day, 9m (Nov.) 1681; was killed by the falling of a tree, Aug. 21, 1723.
   iv. John 6, b. 4 day, 12m, (Feb.) 1684/5.
   v. Jonathan 6, b. Jan. 20th, 1694/5.
   vi. Abigail 6, b. May 8th, 1699.
   Robert Avery 5 died (per records) Oct. 3, 1722.
   His stone in Dedham cemetery is inscribed thus:
   "Here Lyes Buried ye Body of Ensigne Robert Avery, who Decd Oct. ye 4th 1722 in ye 73d year of his age."
   His widow, Elizabeth (Lane) Avery, died in 1746, leaving five children, thirty grand-children, and fifty-two great [p. 79] grand-children and two great, great grand-children. Her tombstone reads as follows:
   "Here lyes Buried ye Body
   of Mrs. Elizabeth Avery
   Widow of Ensign Robert
   Avery. She died Oct
   ye 21st A.D. 1746
   in ye 91st year of
   her age."
   The inventory of Robert Avery's estate was as follows:
   Personal, £189 18 11
   Real 36 acres, }
   4 do., }
   and saw mill divided, } 163
   _______________
   £352 18 11
   Inventory of personal estate of Robert Avery 5, taken December 27, 1722.
   Smith's tools, Anvill, Vice, Grindstone and crank. Great Seal Beam, three great hammers, a number of tongs, shears, 3 small hammers, Mandrill old tools Bellows. £22.15.
   Cattel--2 Oxen, a mare, 2 Heffers coming 4 years old, 2 more coming 3 years, 5 cows, 2 young heff, a sow, a pigg, 12 piggs. £54.10.0.
   Michael Dwights, his son-in-law, was administrator of the estate.
   Robert Avery 5, in his deed of gift of most of his property to his eldest son Robert 6, mentions "two parcels of Land both lying within the township of Dedham--one parcel contains eighteen acres," etc., "bounded upon the swamp commonly called the Dead swamp towards the South," etc.
   "The other contains fourteen acres and a half," etc., etc., "and is bounded wth land of Benjamin Onion towards the South; land of said Robert Avery, Jr., East and West; and [p. 80] with the church land and land of Joseph Wight towards the North, or however otherwise bounded," etc., etc. The deed, from which the above are only extracts, bears date (Feb. 13, 1712/3) "thirteenth day of February, Anno Domini 1712, in the tenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann, of Great Britain, Queen."
   The Historical Society of Dedham, Mass., has many relics of the Avery family. Among them an Ensign's flag, of silk, probably belonging to Ensign Robert 5, also an ancient anvil, documents and books, which have belonged to the family for years.
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Robert Avery, Ensign's Timeline

1647
December 7, 1647
Barkham, Berkshire County, England
1649
December 7, 1649
Barkham, Berkshire, , England
1677
December 21, 1677
Age 28
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1679
September 1, 1679
Age 29
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1681
November 28, 1681
Age 31
Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
November 28, 1681
Age 31
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1684
February 4, 1684
Age 34
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1694
January 20, 1694
Age 44
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1699
May 8, 1699
Age 49
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States