Family: John Avent / Julyan Ewens (F1403)

m. 29 Sep 1662


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  • John AventFather | Male
    John Avent

    Born  1642  Malborough, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Married  29 Sep 1662  St. Werburgh's Church, Wembury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John Avant | F1404 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hannah Jarvayes | F1404 Group Sheet 

    Julyan EwensMother | Female
    Julyan Ewens

    Born  1640   
    Died  Apr 7 1686  Wembury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Philip Ewens | F1405 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Thomas AventChild 1 | Male
    + Thomas Avent

    Born  ca. 1671  Devonshire, England (?) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 Oct 1757  Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth Unknown | F056 
    Married  bef. 1706  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • The webmaster was recently (August 2021) matched up with a DNA relative on Livingdna (a UK based company specializing in British DNA). This connection was born in Devon from a Devon-based family and according to her records she is a 10X great granddaughter of John Avent and Suzan Luckrofte (grandparents of John Avent/Avant).

      The webmaster believes that this is pretty conclusive proof that his immigrant ancestor Thomas Avent was from Devon and is the same person as the one listed in the St. Werburgh’s Church baptism record of 1670/71.

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      This is speculative and is based on the 1670 birth record for Thomas Avent. Note that there are two Thomas Avents listed on that record: one the son of Thomas and Anne and the other the son of John and Julian (Julie Ann). We know our Thomas was not the son of Thomas and Anne because that Thomas later married a Mary Browning in Devon around 1702 and died there around 1728 (per British genealogist Peter Wilson Coldham). So the best guess is our Thomas was the son of John Avent and Julian, whose last name was ‘Ewens’.