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Capt. AVERILL John[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1711 - 1797  (86 years)

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  • Name AVERILL John 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 24 Apr 1711  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7, 8, 10
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1740  Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1751  Westminster, Windham, New Hampshire, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 6 Mar 1760  Massachusetts, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colonial Wars 
    Military 1778  Massachusetts, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Revolutionary War 
    Residence 1790  Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 30 Nov 1795  Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    _UID D3A340C101E54BCCBEEAF5CF154545E463B7 
    Died 2 Sep 1797  Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 10
    Buried Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Old East Parish Cemetery 
    Person ID I3989  Averill Project
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    Father AVERELL John,   b. 1 Jan 1666, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother GREENSLEET Hannah,   b. 5 Oct 1668, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1737, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1710  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 12
    Church Records
    John Averell and Anne Greensleet Marriage Record
    John Averell and Anne Greensleet Marriage Record
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PHIPPEN Mary,   b. 14 Aug 1714, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1809, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 7 May 1735  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 10, 13
    Children 
     1. AVERILL Mary,   b. Bef 14 Mar 1736, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Nov 1795  (Age < 59 years)
     2. AVERILL Abigail,   b. Bef 26 Nov 1738, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1839, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 100 years)
     3. AVERILL Asa,   b. Abt 1739, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1825, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     4. AVERILL Thomas,   b. 27 Jun 1745, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1823, Northfield, Washington, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. AVERILL John, Jr.,   b. Abt 1748, Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1835, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     6. AVERILL Anna,   b. 1751, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1795  (Age 44 years)
     7. AVERILL Samuel,   b. 18 May 1752, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 89 years)
     8. AVERILL Olive,   b. 7 Mar 1759, New Hampshire, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1833, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. AVERILL Emma Amy,   b. Abt 1758, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Census
    John, John Jr, Asa, and Samuel Averill 1790 Family Census Westminster, Windham County, Vermont
    John, John Jr, Asa, and Samuel Averill 1790 Family Census Westminster, Windham County, Vermont

    Special Collection
    Revolutionary War Participant
    RevWar

    Vital Records
    Averill Topsfield, Massachusetts Birth Records
    Averill Topsfield, Massachusetts Birth Records
    John Averill 1710 Death Record
    John Averill 1710 Death Record

    Albums
    Averill Article
    Averill Article (9)
    The Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, No 9, September 1900
    Averill Family
    Averill Family (9)
    The Essex Antiquarian
    John Averill d 1797 Will and Probate
    John Averill d 1797 Will and Probate (3)
    Windham County, Vermont 1795 Will of John Averill

  • Notes 
    • Will Probate Court Bellows Falls Co, VT Vol 1 pg 224
      As eldest son of Sargt. John Averell he inherited a double share of his father’s estate.
      Although very young at the time, he was probably the one referred to in Essex Co Registry of Deeds, July 3, 1724, and again in 1725.
      “He was a husbandman and lived in Topsfield until about 1740 (Essex Ant. Averill Gen.), when he is found in Groton, MA. He was also for a short time in New Hampshire.
      He married Mary Phippen and his sister Emma married Samuel Phippen. He was evidently a rover for a few years before his final settlement at Westminster, VT. Many facts about him as a resident in Vermont are found in Hemingway’s Vermont Historical Gazette. She says:
      In the opening of 1751 John Averill and his wife and son Asa removed from Norhfield , MA, in canoes to Township No. 1.
      A court record in connection with an Essex Co., MA, law suit contains at a much later date the testimony of this John Averell of Westminster, VT, in which he states that he was formerly of Topsfield, MA, and gives his age.
      The History of Westminster, VT, by Rev. F. J. Fairbanks and Rev. Alfred Stevins, repeats the previous statement about John’s settlement at Westminster, and adds:
      At which time (1751) there were but two houses in the place, one at the foot the other at the top of Willard’s or Clapp’s hill. Mr. Averill moved into the one on the top of the hill, which had been occupied by four Men, one woman, and tow children. Mr. Fairbanks also gives the following items.
      The first child born in Westminster was Ann Averill in the Autumn of 1751.
      John Averill, the Willards, Pierces, Cummingses, Fletchers were among the first proprietors under the (later) New Hampshire Charter 9 Nov. 1752.
      In 1753 (spring) Mr. Averill and family removed to Putney (Another account says 1753.) because of the Indians, and the (No. 1) settlement was for a time abandoned. 1760 Col. Josiah Willard, Jun. obtained a renewal of the charter and called a meeting of the proprietors at the house of John Averill in Westminster, Feb. 4, 1761.
      A fort was built at the Great Meadow in 1755, and the inhabitants of it at that time were John Averill, Capt. Michael Gilson, Philip Alexander, John Perry and their households.
      John Averill had at the time he came to Westminster (1751) three sons, Asa, John , and Oliver.
      Mr. Averill was a proprietor of Westminster under the New Hampshire grant 1752; he was on the “French
      Jury 1755; and Captain of Militia 1776. He removed to Putney 1755, and returned again after the war (Indian). The Averill family have been prominent in the history of the town, and many of the descendants are still living here, but the name is gone. The ancestors were godly family, and such to a great extent have been their posterity. Mrs. Ephraim Smith, a great-granddau. Of John Averill, who is now living here at the age of 77 (1885) well remembers going to see her great-grandfather and great-grandmother when she was a little child.
      John Avorill was on of those who testified at the inquest over the body of William French, March 15, 1775.
      On the 6th of Feb. 1776, Benjamin Carpenter, chairman of the Committee of Safety for Cumberland Co., communicated to the New York Provincial Congress a list of Militia, with officers chosen in different towns; comprised with in the lower Regiment. The nominations were confirmed on the first of March, 1776. From Westminster were: - Captain, John Averill; 1st Lieut. Jabez Perry; 2nd Lieut. Azariah Wright; Ensign, - Crook (Vermont Bov & Council). June 11, 1776. Capt. John Averill with others was chosen on the Cumberland Co. Com. Of Safety to Sept. 3, 1777.

      Book B, p. 40, Westminster Reg. Deeds.
      I John Averil of Westminster Co. Windham, BT
      Gentleman for £184 paid me by Silas Briggs of Putney sell to him 80 avers of land in Westminster as the land was laid out under the Governor and Council of New Hampshire and is No. one in the fourth range of eight acre lotts and Drawn to me the Original Proprietor of the same and recorded to me in the Proprietors Book of Records of Westminster.
      April 12, 1783 John Averill
      Signed Sealed & her
      Delivered in the Mary X Averill
      Presents of mark
      Benjamin Burt
      Samuel Averill
      1725, Nov. 30, John Averall deeds land to his son John, Jr.
      Mr. Henry Clark Lane, one of the most honored and aged citizens of Westminster, VT, guided Clara through the town, Sept. 12, 1900. When in his home in the old parsonage of Rev. Mr. Sage, for fifty years pastor of their old church, he said that he well remembered seeing that old minister pass down the aisle each Sunday, with his wife on his arm, and how right and left to his congregation, which always stood as the venerable couple passed up, and also when they passed down, and until they were out of the aisle. Mr. Lane had lived in the Sage Parsonage since 1850, and had many tales to tell of its occupants. He added that Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Sage habitually opened their own home doors on Sundays to out-of-town people who staid for the second service, and they served them toddy which Mr. Sage prepared with his own hands and put into a veritable loving cup form which each on had a sip, Mrs. Sage always taking next to the last one and the minister the last one.
      Another item was that Mr. Abraham Nutting brought his wife, Experience Averill, and a granddau. Of John, to the old Sage parsonage when she was practically a bride. That was about a hundred years ago. The had effected in some way an exchange of property with Mr. Sage.
      One of the finest homes in the town was built and owned by Mr. Samuel Avery of the Groton Clan who was there in 1774. This house was bought by Mr. Mark Richards and the Legislature sat there once.
      Mr. Lane pointed out the site of John Averell’s Inn at the foot of the hill, and also that of a later residence up the hill.
      We walked through Main Street, the lower street of east Parish, which runs N.E. by S.W. along the middle of a long high and narrow ridge of land above the valley. The town is built mostly on this ridge; but extends beyond it. The houses are very good types of New England domestic architecture of the last part of the eighteenth and first of the nineteenth centuries. Its avenue of elms and maples, and its superb outlook over hills, valley, and river, make it a most attractive old time New England town. The main street is part of the old King’s Highway from Brattleboro to Rockingham. The present road from the lower village to the upper one was sluiced out in this (20th) century in a very original way from the N.E. slope of the plateau in front of the old Court House site. A well kept old burying ground is at the N.E. of Main Street, and in it are many well preserved headstones of the old settlers and their descendants, - Averills, Harlows, Frenches, etc.

      Will of John Averall
      From P. Ct. R.: Bellows Falls Co., VT Vol. I, p. 224
      At a Court held at Putney, County Windham, VT, Sept. 19, 1797, Noah Sabin, Esq., Judge; A letter of administration was granted to John Averill on the estate of (his father) John Averill, late of Westminster (VT) deceased. Will annexed. At the same time John Averill and Nathaniel Robinson, Esq. gave bond to the Judge of Probate or his successor or successors in Law Office in the sum of one thousand dollars for the faithful discharge of his trust as administrator; and it was ordered by the Court that the Administrator return an inventory in to the sd Court of Probate on or before the 20th of November next ensuing; and a warrant (was) issued to John Session, William Willard Esq. and Samuel Chapman to take an inventory of sd estate, and the administrator was ordered by the Judge that he settle his account by the first of April next meeting.
      November ye 16th 1797, Inventory returned.
      (Will):
      In the Name of God, Amen. I John Averel of the Town of Westminster in the county of Windham and State of Vermont Gentleman, being not in Perfect health of body but of Perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die - Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say - Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the hand of God who gave it an my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God And as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form my just debts being first paid -
      First I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife all my Household furniture during her natural life and after her decease to be Equally divided between my four Daughters now living and the children of my Daughter Mary Rockwood that is now deceased. My Daughters that are now living are Aviel the Wife of John Abby, Anna the Widow of Peter Lovejoy, Amy the Wife of Robert Rand and Olive the wife of William Martin.
      Also I give to the children of my well beloved Daughter Mary as follows. To Aaron Forty shillings; Mary, Olive, Issable and one other daughter whose name I do not know and to Nathaniel and William Twenty Shillings each To be paid them by my executors one year after my decease-----------------
      Also I give to my beloved son Asa Averall Twenty shillings to be paid him by my Executor in one year after my decease with what he has had heretofore and more lately by two Toak of Oxen for which he paid me but part and for money he Rec’d or property he had from Mr. Field that belonged to me which shall be the whole of his part of my Estate.
      Also I give to my beloved son Thomas Averall Twenty shillings with the Lot of Land on which he now lives heretofore given him shall be his full part
      Also I give to my beloved son Samuel Averall Twenty shillings with the Lot of Land I heretofore gave him shall be his full part of my Estate to be paid him by my executor in one year after my decease
      Also I give my beloved Daughters Abiel Anna Amy and Olive before mentioned five pounds each to be paid five pounds to Abiel in one year after my decease and to Anna five pounds in two years after my Decease and to Amy five pounds in three years after my decease and to Olive five pounds in four years after my Decease by my executors-------------
      Also I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Averall all my farming utensals ox Cart and plows with their attire chains axis and haus Also my Riding Mare and all the Rest of my Stock of every kind that I die possessed of at my Decease.
      Also I hereby Constitute make and ordain Nathaniel Robinson Esqr of said Westminster and my beloved son John Averal Junr the executors of this my Last Will and Testament And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all and every other Wills Legasys Bequeaths and Execution by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed Ratefying this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament - In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 30th day of November In the year of out Lord one Thousand seven hundred and ninety five
      John Averall (seal)
      Bellows Falls-Probate Windham Co. Vermont
      Court at Putney. Adm of estate of John Averill Late of Westminister VT deceased.

      Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said John Averall as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names ------- the word Paid and the words The wife of Robert on the first page and the words To be paid him by my executors in one year after my decease, also the words Nathaniel Robinson Esqr of said Westminster, and Executors on the second page being first Interlined - the figure 30th being the date wrote on Erasure.
      (Signed) Samuel Avery
      Benjamin Ranney
      Elisha Wright

      Be it known until all men by these Presents that I John Averill of the Town of Westminsiter in the county of Windham and State of Vermont, Gentleman, Have made and Declared my last Will and Testament in Writing bairing date the 30th day of November one Thousand seven hundred and ninety five. I the said John Averill by this present Codicil Do ratify and confirm my said Last Will and Testament And do farther give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Mary All the Money I dye possessed of to be for her own use and at her own disposal after paying to each of my beloved daughters (viz. Abiel, Anna, Amy, and Olive Twenty dollars each at my decease. And all the obligations for money I gye possessed of after it is collected by my Executors I give & bequeath to my eight children that are living (viz.) My sons Asa, Thomas, Samuel, and John, and Daughters Abiel, Anna, Amy and Olive, and to the heirs of my Daughter Mary now deceased to be divided into nine equal parts.
      And my will and meaning is that this Codicil be adjusted to be part and parcel of my Last Will and Testament and that all things therein mentioned and containing be faithfully and truly performed, and as fully and as amply in every Respect as if the Same was so declared and st down in my Last Will and Testament.
      Witness my hand this 13th day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. John Averall
      The words at my decease in the ninth line, and the word it in the tenth line being first Interlined.
      Samuel Avery, Humphrey Avery } Witnesses
      Windham ss. District of Westministe, Sept. ye 19th A. D. 1797
      By Noah Sabin Esqr Judge of Probate of Wills, etc., for said District, the will herewith annexed being presented for probate by Nathaniel Roberson Esqr & John Averill Executors there in named, (by) Benjamin Ranny & Elisha Wright two of the witness therein mentioned personally appeared and made solemn oath that they saw John Averill the Testator sign and seal and heard him publish pronounce and Declare the will herein annexed to be his Last will and testament, and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind & memory according to their best desernment and that they with Samuel Avery set their names as witnesses at the same time in the presence of each other and of the Testator.
      Sworn before me Noah Sabin Judge of Probate.
      I therefore approve of the said will and allow the same to be proved. Attest: Noah Sabin, Judge
      At a Court of Probate holden at Putney in the District of Westminster in ye 8th day of February AD 1798 Present Noah Sabin Esq. Judge.
      John Averall Administrator of the estate of John Averall Late of Westminster Deceased Represented that the time for settling said estate is Insufficient it is therefore ordered by the Judge that the time for settling said estate be farther lengthened to the first Day of September next ensuing by order of the Judge. Noah Sabin, Jur Clerk.
      At a court of Probate Holden at Putney in the District of Westminister on the 23rd Day of February AD 1979
      Present Noah Sabin Esq. Judge of said Court
      John Averil Administrator on the estate on Capt. John Averil Late of Westminster Dec’d in account with sd Judge.
      Am’t of the Inventory being $396.30
      And prays to be allowed the following items
      To Legasises & Debs as appear by Receipt the sum of 90.00
      Likewise prays to be allowed for Debts
      Due to the Estate not likely to be
      Recovered the sum of 256.00
      To cost in the Probate Court 6.00
      Allowed the administrator for his trouble 10.00
      $362.00
      Remaining in the hands of the administrator the 34.30
      sum of thirty four Dollars and thirty cents and 396.30
      also the sum of 256 Dollars as above mentioned
      in Bad Debts if any part should be Recovered to be divided
      according the will of the Deceased 396.30
      The above account Allowed 362.00
      By order of the Judge 34.30
      Noah Sabin Jur ---, Clerk.

      AVERELLS OF WESTMINSTER, VERMONT.

      To citizens of Taunton, Mass., is given the credit for establishing the settlement at Westminster, Vt. It was called first Township No. 1, then New Taunton; and finally changed in 1752 to Westminster. In the Proprietors and Town Records, Westminster, Vt. (First and original Vol.), we find the following entry :
      The names of Those Persons that Ware admited Grantees or proprietors of The Township No. 1 on the West side of Conneticutt River whome the House & committee of The (Mass. Bay Colony) General Court admited the Ninteenth Day of November 1736: which sd Persons gave Bonds Respectively for performance of the Conditions of said Grant, viz.
      Among those named are: Thomas Clap in the Right of Nicholas Stephens; Thomas Clap in the Right of Samuel Pratt: Morgan Cobb 2d; Josiah Linkon; Thomas Linkon 3d; Joseph Eddy in the right of Thomas Gilbert; Joseph Eddy in the right of Nathaniel Caswell; James Leonard in the right of David Cobb, James Leonard in the right of Morgan Cobb; Morgan Cobb 2d in the right of Simeon Cobb; William Ware in the right
      of William Thayer; Ebenezer Cobb. Rec. April 13, 1737.
      Wm. Dudley.

      Then follows the acc't of Capt. James Leonard for expenses To Mr. Clapp going to Boston, Mr. Joseph Eddy as to the acc't of Proprietors of Taunton (Mass.)

      £ s p.
      Mr. Thomas Clap, on the right of Nicholas Stephens .15
      " " " " Samuell Pratt .15 (?)
      Capt. James Leonard " Morgan Cobb .15
      “ “ “ “ David Cobb .15
      Jonathan Padelford
      " " paid on the right of Thomas Linkon 3d .15
      " " Josiah Linkon .15
      Joseph Eddy
      " " paid on the right of Nathaniel Caswell .15
      " " Wm. Leonard .15
      " “ Edmond Andrews .15
      Joseph Tisdale jr. paid Robert Woodward .15
      Morgan Cobb 2d Simeon Cobb .15
      Morgan Cobb 2d (15 s due 2 2 6
      (12/6 due
      William Ware pd Wm. Thayer 2 6
      due 12/6
      Ebenezer Cobb pd due 14.S 1
      Mav 3. 1737. James Leonard.

      Nov. 4, 1736. It was voted by the two houses of Mass Bay Col. That Mr. Joseph Tisdale of Taunton be & hereby is Impowered to Assemble the Grantees of the Township Number One on the West side of Connecticut River adjoining to the Equ’valent land so called

      R House lot Inetrvale
      Mr. Thomas Clapp had Right 14 12 27
      Mr. Morgan Cobb 2d 25. 39. 47
      Josiah Linkon 32 38 34
      Mr. Joseph Eddy 42 61 13
      “ “ “ 42 62. 14
      “ “ “ 57 57 2
      Mr. Morgan Cobb 52. 43. 48
      Wm. Ware 55 28 3
      Ebenezer Cobb 59 21. 45
      Mr. Thomas Clap on a com.
      Mr. Joseph Eddy on a com.
      Morgan Cobb, Surveyor.

      Deed from Ashfort [Ashford?] Wenham Co., Ct., by Joseph Barney of land in Township No. 1. (Westminister) to Joseph Eddy of Taunton, Oct. 15, 1742.

      Deed by Dr. Wm. Ware of land in Westminister to Morgan Cobb the 2d of Taunton.

      I William Ware of Norton in the Co. of Bristol Prov. of Mass. Bay New Eng. Physian for and in consideration of the sum of seven pounds to me in hand paid before the ensealing here of by Morgan Cobb the Second of taunton, in the County and province aforesaid, Gent., sell him the 28" Lett (13 acres) in Township No. 1. on the west side of the Connecticut River (that is to say in Westminster. Ed.). Aug. 9, 1738
      Wits William Ware
      William Slowe (or Stowe?)
      Thomas Walctt:

      Joseph Eddy of Taunton sells "to Capt. Josiah Willard Esq. Commander at Fort Dummer in the Prov. of New Hampshire in N. E. for £120. - and for various other good causes and considerations me moving & quit claims to him all my rights in the new Township No. one on the West side of the Conn, river, above fort Dummer, viz. four original rights.
      Oct. 7, 1742.
      Wits Joseph Eddy
      Ebenezer Hinsdell
      John Hastings

      Then again Dec. 8, 1742 the same Joseph Eddy sold five other rights Among names of those who paid to the Treasurer & Clerk amt's to allow them to go on with the alotment of upland and intervale ---
      1787 May 2. Lieut. Morgan Cobb 2d £3.00.00.
      Proprietors and Town Records, Westminster, Vt.
      Whereas application has this day been made to me the subscriber by six of the proprietors of the Township of Westminister in the Province of New Hampshire under their hands in writing, for a notification of a meeting of said Proprietors on Wednesday the fourth day of February next at ten of the clock in forenoon at the House of Mr. John Averel, Inn holder in said Westminster then and there to consider of, act and determine on the following particulars or articles.
      1st. To choose a Modarator to govern said Meeting
      2d ly. To see if they will except the plan and receive the report of the committee that was chosen and Impower'd to lay out the several Divisions of Land and Highways in said Township of Westminister. ---
      71y to choose Assessor, Collector and Treasurer
      (Dec. 3. A. D. 1760.) Josiah Willard
      Att a Legal meeting of the proprietors of the Township of Westminister in the Province of New Hampshire held at the House of Mr. John Averil in sd Westminister on the fourth day of February Anni Domini 1761.
      1st Voted and Chose Benjamin Bellows Esquire Moderator.
      2d ly voted on the second article they except the plan of the second division of the upland and meadow Land, as the plan is now returned.
      3dly Voted that there be fourteen full shares set off on the North End of the Township together as by the plan doth or may appear
      (Viz.) His Excelency Benning Wentworth five hundred acres in the North East corner (This was his customary share in each grant. Ed.) and John Wentworths adjoyning on the West of his adjoyning, and the right of the Church of England, and the right for the Glebe for the propagation of the Gospel also the rights of John Chamberlain, Jonathan Cummings, John Usher, Jonathan Cummings Jun"', Theodore Atkinson, David Stearns, Byfield Lloyd, Richard Wybert be the fourteen rights
      Agreed and Voted that House Lott Number six by the old plan is voted to John Averiel Jun. in lieu or instead of his meadow lott in the Second division of Meadow. Also House lott No. forty two and ten acres of upland at the corner (?) of the Governor's Meadow so call'd - be and is allowed to Coll. Josiah Willard in lieu or instead of his two meadow lotts in sd second Division; also a slip of Land as by the plan appears between the mill Brood and the End of the Meadow Lot be allow'd to William Willard for one of his Meadow Lotts in sd Division.
      Also voted to draw the division of upland and the division of Meadow be laid out and that John Bellow draw all the lotts and the Lotts were drawn. Accordingly, then Voted to adjourn this Meeting to the first Wednesday of May next at nine of the clock in the foornoon to meet at this Place.
      Province of New Hampshire. Februar y the fourth A. D. 1761. These may certify
      that the within notifycation has been Posted up at Westminister in said Province as (?) at fort Dumer and at Winchester full fourteen days before the said time of meeting agreeable to the Vote of the Proprietors of sd Town of Westminister.
      Attest Josiah Willard. Propts
      At a Freemen's Meeting in Westminster on Tuesday ye 27th March 1781 Qualifyed as the Law directs Samll Avery Esqr, Atherton Chaffe, Samuel Phippan, Nathan Robinson, Reuben Robinson, John Averell, Azariah Wright, Asa Averill, Jonn Atwater Phippan, John Averell Ju., Joseph Phippan, John Abby, Peter Lovejoy, and many others, seventy in all, proceeded to act on the following articles, Judges, Asst Judges, Sheriff.

      (John Averill 24 Apr 1911)

      DAR Application
      Capt of Militia & Mem of Comm of Safety
      Walton, Recs of the Council of Safety & State of VT vol 1 pp 344-345
      Goodrich, Rolls of hte Sols in the REv War 1775-1783 p 822

  • Sources 
    1. [S1293] County Court Record, Essex Co, MA Probate Record Book 316 pg 495-496.

    2. [S42] The Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, No. 9 September, 1900.

    3. [S1086] 1790 United States Federal Census, Westminster, Windham, Vermont, roll M637_12, page,image 0113.
      Record for Averals, John, John, Jr, Asa, Samuel

    4. [S14] DAR Register, Patriot Number A003901 John Averill.

    5. [S10] Church Records, Baptismal Records of the Church of Topsfield, Massachusetts.

    6. [S39] Town Records, Topsfield, Massachusetts Marriages.

    7. [S39] Town Records, Topsfield, MA Vital Records Book A pg 3.

    8. [S39] Town Records, Westminster, Vermont Death Record, John Averill.

    9. [S39] Town Records, Westminster, Vermont Birth Record Mary Averill.

    10. [S33] The Averell Averill Avery Family 1687-1914.

    11. [S1293] County Court Record, Windham County, Vermont Will Book pg 224-226.

    12. [S39] Town Records, Topsfield, Massachusetts Marriage Record; John Averell and Anne Greensleet.

    13. [S11] Completed Family Group Sheet, Jimbo Averill.