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Christopher Avery
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Birth: 1590
Devon, England
Death: 1679
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA

He was buried March 12,1679.

His first wife, married Aug 28,1616 at Abbotskerswell, Co.Devonshire, was Margery Abraham, the widow of Thomas Stephens of Ipplepen,Co.Devonshire, and daughter of Robert and Dorothy ____ Abraham.

Christopher Avery, along with his son James, migrated to Groton,CT about 1636. Christopher's wife (James' mother) Margery never came to New England. In fact, she died in August 1626, and Christopher Avery married Alice Berdon on July 25,1630 in Wolborough,Co.Devonshire,England. Christopher and James left Alice behind in England, never to return. Christopher Avery was fined many times for "living apart from his wife", which was an offense in Puritan New England.

Most Averys in America descend from either this Christopher 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.

Male Descendants of Christopher Avery in a direct male line are in the Y-DNA Haplogroup I-M253 with a terminal SNP of L338.

Children(by first marriage): Mary Avery, James Avery.

Family links: 
  Margery Abraham Avery (1592 - 1626)
  James Avery (1620 - 1700)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Likely buried on or near the farm of his son James.
Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Oct 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42584572

Christopher Avery
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Mar. 26, 2015
Rest in peace. Your 10th great granddaughter....
- Rosemary
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015
My husbands 9th great grandfather!!
- Sylvia Sorensen
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015
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