John Avent

John Avent

Male Bef 1706 - Abt 1755  (> 49 years)

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  • Name John Avent 
    Born BEF. 1706  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 18 Aug 1755  Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0051  avefamily
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2007 

    Father Thomas Avent,   b. ca. 1671, Devonshire, England (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1757, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Unknown,   d. BET. 1755 - 1756 
    Married bef. 1706  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Unknown,   b. BET. 1701 - 1727,   d. BET. 1755 - 1815  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Bef 1738  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Athelia Keziah likely not a daughter, but not sure where else to put her. One unattributed source states she was dau. of John Avent, so here she is. Mentioned in will of Col. Thomas Avent, so must be somehow related. Keziah (spelled various ways) was not an uncommon surname in Northampton & Halifax counties, NC, so possibly she was adopted.

      The other 8 children named here are listed in "Sussex Co., VA, Guardian Accts (1754-), pp 26-27 as orphans of John Avent & gives their guardians.

      Birthdates of children come from Albemarle Parish records.

      Wife Margaret married Lewis Solomon after death of John Avent.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Avent,   b. 13 Mar 1738/39,   d. 1820
    +2. Thomas Avent,   b. 12 Jan 1742/43,   d. 5 Nov 1795, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. John Avent,   b. 16 Mar 1744/45,   d. 1821
     4. Athelia Keziah
    +5. William Avent,   b. 15 Apr 1748,   d. 1802, Sussex Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Peter Avent,   b. 1749, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     7. Mary Avent,   b. BET. 1726 - 1752,   d. BET. 1731 - 1835  (Age ~ 83 years)
     8. James Avent,   b. 19 Nov 1752,   d. BET. 1753 - 1842  (Age 89 years)
     9. Benjamin Avent,   b. 1753,   d. BET. 1746 - 1832  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • "Justice" in 1754. "Sussex Co., VA, Order Book (1754-1756)" - John Avent qualified as 'Justice'. Ibid. (1754-1807), p.1 - 30 May 1754, John Avent listed as one of the 'Justices' presiding.

      On 13 Oct 1727 he received a grant of land in Brunswick Co., VA (Land Patent Book 13:179), so must have been born on or before 1706.

      Sussex Co., VA Will Book "A" (1754-1764) p. 36:

      Last Will and Testament of John Avent, of Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA, dated 18 Aug 1755, proved 10 Nov 1755. Mentions son John, wife Margaret