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Capt James Avery
Birth: 1620
Devon, England
Death: Apr. 18, 1700
New London County
Connecticut, USA


James Avery was baptized at Wolborough, Devonshire (near Abbotskerswell) on Apr 22,1621, the son of Christopher Avery and Margaret (Abraham) Stevens Avery of Ipplepen, Co.Devonshire, England. Christopher Avery, along with his son James, migrated to Groton,CT about 1636. Christopher's wife (James' mother) Margaret never came to New England. In fact, she died in 1626, and Christopher Avery married Alice Berdon in 1630 in England. Christopher and James left Alice behind in England, never to return.

Most Averys in America descend from either this James Avery or from another Avery immigrant progenitor, William Avery of Dedham. It is not yet proven whether any relationship exists between the two Avery branches. There are some other branches of the family, among them families originating in Long Island,NY, Delaware, Portsmouth,NH, and North Carolina.

His first wife was Joanna Greenslade Avery, married at Gloucester,MA on Nov 10,1643. His second wife was Abigail (Ingraham) Cheeseboro Holmes Avery, the widow of Samuel Cheeseboro and of Joshua Holmes, married July 4,1698. (Her marriage to James Avery was brief....she is buried under the name of Abigail Holmes.)

Children(by first marriage): Hannah Avery Minor, James Avery Jr, Mary Avery Minor, Thomas Avery, John Avery, Rebecca Avery Potts, Jonathan Avery, Christopher Avery, and Samuel Avery.

Family links: 
  Christopher Avery (1590 - 1679)
  Margery Abraham Avery (1592 - 1626)
  Joanna Greenslade Avery (1622 - 1693)
  Abigail Ingraham Holmes Avery (1636 - 1714)
  Hannah Avery Minor (1644 - 1721)*
  James Avery (1646 - 1728)*
  Mary Avery Minor (1648 - 1708)*
  Thomas Avery (1651 - 1737)*
  John Avery (1654 - 1724)*
  Rebecca Avery Potts (1656 - 1707)*
  Jonathan Avery (1659 - 1681)*
  Christopher Avery (1661 - 1683)*
  Samuel Avery (1664 - 1723)*
*Calculated relationship
Avery-Morgan Burial Ground
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Cynthia Kaley
Record added: Apr 27, 2005
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11th great-grandfather
- Melissa Reagan Goodsell
 Added: Jul. 24, 2016
in memory of my 9th great grand father
- jo-anne bell
 Added: May. 30, 2016
Gone but never forgotten
- Pat McArron
 Added: May. 28, 2016
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