Descendants of Unknown Avery
The line of Hannah Avery
Generation No. 1
1. UNKNOWN1 AVERY
Children of UNKNOWN AVERY are:
2. i. EDWARD2 AVERY, b. Cornwall, England; d. Eastchester, Westchester, NY.
3. ii. CHRISTOPHER AVERY, b. Salisbury, England; d. 1681, Groton, CT.
Generation No. 2
2. EDWARD2 AVERY (UNKNOWN1) was born in Cornwall, England, and died in
Eastchester, Westchester, NY. He married MARY EDGELEY.
Notes for EDWARD AVERY:
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
"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.
Hedges Henry P.: A History of the Town of East Hampton, NY. J.H. Hunt,
Printer, Sag-Harbor, NY 1897
Page 214: Additional names of persons or families, transient or resident in
East Hampton near the years named:
Avery, Edward, blacksmith. 1668
Children of EDWARD AVERY and MARY EDGELEY are:
4. i. EDWARD3 AVERY, b. Abt. 1671.
5. ii. JAN-JOHN EVRE, b. Abt. 1687, Madnan's Neck, Long Island, NY; d.
Phillipsburgh, Westchester, NY.
3. CHRISTOPHER2 AVERY (UNKNOWN1) was born in Salisbury, England, and died
1681 in Groton, CT.
Notes for CHRISTOPHER AVERY:
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.
Child of CHRISTOPHER AVERY is:
6. i. JAMES3 AVERY, b. 1620, England; d. April 18, 1700, New London, New
Generation No. 3
4. EDWARD3 AVERY (EDWARD2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1671. He married HANNAH
Children of EDWARD AVERY and HANNAH UNKNOWN are:
7. i. HANNAH4 AVERY, b. 1700.
ii. MARY AVERY.
5. JAN-JOHN3 EVRE (EDWARD2 AVERY, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1687 in Madnan's
Neck, Long Island, NY, and died in Phillipsburgh, Westchester, NY. He married
Children of JAN-JOHN EVRE and MARY UNKNOWN are:
i. JAN-JOHN4 AVERY, b. August 1714, Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY; d. 1791,
ii. RISSARD-RICHARD AVERY, b. Abt. 1715, Mamaroneck, Westchester, NY; d.
Bef. 1758, Fishkill, Dutchess, NY.
6. JAMES3 AVERY (CHRISTOPHER2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1620 in England, and died
April 18, 1700 in New London, New London, CT. He married JOANNA GREENSLADE
November 10, 1643. She was born 1622, and died April 16, 1693 in New London,
New London, CT.
Children of JAMES AVERY and JOANNA GREENSLADE are:
i. JAMES4 AVERY.
ii. THOMAS AVERY.
iii. JOHN AVERY.
8. iv. SAMUEL AVERY, b. August 14, 1664, New London, New London, CT; d. May
01, 1723, Boston, Norfolk, MA.
Generation No. 4
7. HANNAH4 AVERY (EDWARD3, EDWARD2, UNKNOWN1) b. before 1688 She married
WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, JR. 1720, son of WILLIAM SUTHERLAND. He was born Bet. 1690
- 1700 in New York or Connecticut.
Notes for WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, JR.:
William Sutherland's parentage has not been established. He was said to be
the son of "William of Scotland" and also the son of David and Mary
Sutherland of Westchester, NY. The latter is hardly credible, as David, who
married Mary MacGregorie, was born about 1696, probably a son of William
Senior, and a contemporary if not brother to William, Jr. On February 16,
1723, he bought land in Greenwich, CT. He was said to be a carpenter. His date
of birth is listed variously, but between 1690 and 1700.
The children listed to William are also questionable in some cases. The
youngest child, also named William, was supposedly born in 1745, ten years
after the next youngest child. Another William is listed as a son of William,
Jr., born about 1728. See notes for him, and also notes for the older William.
Children of HANNAH AVERY and WILLIAM SUTHERLAND are:
i. ROGER5 SUTHERLAND, b. 1719, Greenwich, CT; d. November 16, 1798,
Ballston, NY; m. (1) ABIGAIL FINCH, Abt. 1742; b. March 09, 1720/21,
Greenwich, Fairfield, CT; d. July 25, 1757; m. (2) MARY SCOFIELD, April 20,
1758, Fairfield, CT; b. February 20, 1721/22, Stamford, Fairfield, CT.
Notes for ROGER SUTHERLAND:
Roger Sutherland was a Captain in the 6th Regiment of Dutchess Co. in 1775.
He is also listed as having served in Connecticut by the SAR.
Notes for MARY SCOFIELD:
Early Connecticut Marriages
Early Connecticut Marriages: Sixth Book
From Fair Haven Church Records
Roger Sutherland of North Castle & Mary Scofield, April 20, 1758 [p.49]
ii. UNKNOWN SUTHERLAND.
iii. DAVID SUTHERLAND, b. March 1721/22, Dutchess,NY; d. April 10, 1794; m.
JUDITH GRIFFIN PALMER, September 15, 1743; b. February 09, 1723/24; d. April
iv. WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, b. 1725; d. Bef. May 27, 1761, North Castle, NY; m.
ESTHER SMITH; b. Abt. 1736.
Notes for WILLIAM SUTHERLAND:
The existence of this Sutherland family was revealed by the finding of two
wills. The first was the will of William Sutherland, as follows:
Abstracts of Wills Vol VI 1760-1766 p. 87Page 44.--In the name of God,
Amen, August 22, 1760. I, WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, of North Castle, in Westchester
County, being very sick. "First of all it is my will that all lawful
debts be paid, part out of the movables and part out of the estate." I
leave to my wife Esther 1/3 of the movable estate and the use of 1/3 of the
land so long as she continues my widow; and the use of the house and home
lot. And the charge for repairs of my house to be paid out of the whole of my
estate. I leave to my eldest son, Smith Sutherland, œ20 more than each of his
brothers. After payment of debts I leave all my estate to my children as
follows: Each of my sons to be equal in my estate, and each of my daughters to
have half as much as each of my sons. It is my will that a certain farm of 100
acres that I had of David Peck be sold. My children shall be brought up and
schooled out of my estate until my youngest son is of age. I make my wife
Esther and my brother, Roger Sutherland, executors.
Witnesses, Jonathan Owen, Stephen Edgeet, John Raynolds. Proved, May 27,
The second one was witnessed by Smith Sutherland, son of William, and
several other Sutherlands:
Page 199.--"In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these Presents
that upon the 9 day of March, 1772, I, PETRUS TEN BROECK, of Rynbeck Precinct,
being something weak in body of a great Cold, and being desirous to settle
things in order. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife, Catharine
Rutser, all my movables and all my slaves, etc., and I make her executor, and
I leave her all my real estate and dwelling house."
Witnesses, James Smith, John Wm. Sutherland, Philip Hermance. Proved,
February 19, 1781, upon the oath of Henry Van Hovenburgh, "who had lived
with Petrus Ten Broeck from a boy"; Also of William Sutherland, Smith
Sutherland, and Peter Sutherland, David Sutherland, Esq., and David
Sutherland, Jr., as to handwriting, etc.
Notes for ESTHER SMITH:
William Sutherland's will mentions his wife, Esther and his oldest son,
Smith Sutherland. It is only speculation that Esther's maiden name was Smith.
There was an Esther Smith living in Westchester Co., New York. She was born
abt. 1736 and was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Smith.
v. JOSEPH SUTHERLAND, b. July 03, 1730.
vi. JOHN SUTHERLAND, b. July 03, 1735, Great Nine Partners, Dutchess Co.,
NY; d. June 10, 1817, Sutherland Falls, Rutland Co., Vermont; m. (1) MARY
GERMOND, January 1755; b. October 02, 1733, New Rochester, Ulster Co., NY; d.
September 03, 1789, Sutherland Falls, Rutland Co., Vermont; m. (2) JERUSHA
STANLEY, February 22, 1790; b. February 22, 1756; d. November 04, 1835.
8. SAMUEL4 AVERY (JAMES3, CHRISTOPHER2, UNKNOWN1) was born August 14, 1664
in New London, New London, CT, and died May 01, 1723 in Boston, Norfolk, MA.
He married SUSANNAH PALMES. She was born October 25, 1686 in Swansea, Bristol,
MA, and died October 02, 1747 in Groton, New London, CT.
Children of SAMUEL AVERY and SUSANNAH PALMES are:
i. HUMPHREY5 AVERY, b. July 04, 1699, New London, CT; d. March 28, 1758; m.
JERUSHA MORGAN, February 05, 1723/24, Groton, CT; b. July 14, 1704, Groton,
CT; d. September 20, 1763.
ii. CHRISTOPHER AVERY, b. February 10, 1696/97, Groton, CT; d. January 17,
1768, Groton, CT; m. MARY LATHAM, June 25, 1719, Groton, CT; b. February 18,
1697/98, Groton, CT; d. August 14, 1754, Groton, CT.
SUBMITTED BY LEE MORSE