Avery, John (1)

Avery, John (1)

a Congregational minister, preached in England for some time, and came to America in 1634. For a short time he resided in Newbury, Mass., but receiving an invitation to preach at Marblehead, he accepted it in order that he: might minister to the poor fishermen. He was on his way thither when the vessel in which he had embarked was shipwrecked, and the whole company, consisting of twenty-three persons, were drowned except .two, Mr. Avery being one of the victims, Aug. 14, 1635. See Sprague, Annals of the Amen. Pulpit, i, 127.

 
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