Edward Avery

Edward AVERY (c. 1650 –  ) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Immigrant Ancestor

Edward Avery (Evre)  was born about 1650 in  Cornwall, England.  He came to America around 1662 as a servant  indentured to John Gibbs in Baltimore County, Maryland.  Edward Avery the smith left Eastchester, New York by October of 1668 as the town records gave the Avery home lot to Richard Waring.  He moved to East Hampton New York and worked as a blacksmith.  He married MARY EDGELEY before 1671. Edward died in Eastchester, Westchester, NY.

An Edward Avery married  Mary Edgley in 1626 in London. Could this be coincidence or is the wife Mary Edgeley for our Edward a guess? (Registry of Bishop of London.)  Edward Every of the Hudson Everys was a blacksmith and this man was a dyer of cloth, and this marriage was FAR too early to explain the sons born when they were born.

Edward Avery, St. Peters, Paul’s Wharf, London, dyer, and Mary Edgley, widow of John Edgley, St. Bartholomew-the-less, West Smithfield, London, at Horsney, Middlesex Sep 9 1626.

Mary Edgeley was born in 1655 in East Hampton, Suffolk, New York?

Children of Edward and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Edward Avery c. 1671

Hempstead, Long Island, NY

Hannah [__?__] Eastchester, NY
2. John EVRE c. 1687 at Madnan’s Neck, Long Island, NY.

(Now Great Neck)

Mary [__?__]

1710? in New York.

c. 1751 at Phillipsburg, Westchester Co., NY; (Now Tarrytown.)

Land Office of Annapolis, Maryland: “Lieber XI, fol. 104:

Know all men by these presents that I Charles Jones of Baltimore County, Gent. have assigned and by these presents do assign unto Thomas Godington of London, Merchant, all my right titiels and interest due me upon record for the transportation of John Foster, Richard Leake, Stephen Harper, Thomas Pierce, Edward Avery, Giles Porter.

Witness hand the XII day of Oct. Annoq. Domini M.D.C.L.XII  [12 Oct 1662]

Lieber XII.fol.1513:

This may certify that I Edward Avery do assign all my right of land due me for my servitude in this province to John Gibbs of the County of Baltimore, planter.

Witness of my hand and seal this 31st Day of October 1668 his X mark. Edward Avery

Eastchester, Winchester County, NY

Westchester County, NY

Edward’s brother Christopher Avery may have been born before 1660? in Devon

The Rev. David Avery, in his valuable manuscript history of the Avery family in America, written in 1800, stated that Christopher Avery was a kersey weaver from Devon.

… Christopher  died in 1681 in Groton, CT.  Christopher Avery was the progenitor of the Groton Avery clan. He was a weaver and came from Salisbury England about 1640 and settled in Gloucester, MA He was selectman of that town from 1646 to 1654. In 1658 he removed to Boston and on Aug 8, 1665 he purchased land in New London, CT and died in Groton in 1681.  DNA evidence casts doubt that the Hudson Valley and Connecticut Averys are closely related.


1. Edward Avery

Edward Avery was born about 1671 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York according to some records. Edward Avery the smith left Eastchester, New York by October of 1668 as the town records gave the Avery home lot to Richard Waring. On Mar 17, 1692/93 the town records for Eastchester, New York show one home lot was granted to Edward Avery the “shumaker & tanner.” Through October of 1710 Edward Avery the shumaker & tanner appears in the town record of Eastchester. Does anyone have information that indicates that the second Edward is indeed the son of Edward Avery and Mary Edgley?

2. John EVRE (See his page)



The Groton Avery clan (1912) By Avery, Elroy McKendree, 1844-1935; Avery, Catherine Hitchcock Tilden, 1844-1911


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  4. angie ferguson says:

    Looking for Edward Avery/every who eventually ended up in Ulster County New York. Do you have any info?

  5. deniseevery says:

    Angie Fergusion – Related to Bill and Marge?

  6. deniseevery says:

    I am a descendent of Edward Evre and from the New York/Hudson Valley branch. I’m greatly interested in learning about your source material for this information on Edward’s background. The family history says that he was a blacksmith and was from Hempstead, and was born in 1650 in Cornwall, England. I’ve been trying to research him but haven’t come up with anything more. I did wonder if Christopher Avery might be a relative, a brother or cousin, as he was born around 1660 in the same general area in England, but I haven’t been able to find anything more about him, either. I would enjoy talking with you about this, if you would like to contact me.

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  8. Cecile Avery-Pigman says:

    I am trying to find the parents of Samuel Avery/Every b. bat 1795 in Marbletown, Ulster County, NY. He was married to Sarah Beatty and had the following children: Maria, Joseph (My great, great grandfather) John S., Charles and Benjamin. I believe there was another daughter that I have yet to identify. In the Marbletown census for 1790, 1800 & 1810 there are a John Every and a Richard Every, both with sons of the correct age to be Samuel. There is a Samuel Every who died in Delaware County but this is the wrong Samuel. MY Samuel I believe was born in and remained in Ulster. I am hoping someone has some long lost information. I am thinking that he may be the brother of Uriah, but at this point that is entirely speculation. Would love to hear any theories from anyone!

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