born March–May 1818
in Picktree, Co. Durham
died very roughly 1870
1818: an Edward Avery was christened in St Mary and St Cuthbert church, Chester-le-Street, on 31 May 1818. His parents are John and Ann, living in 'Slushrow'. The father's occupation is 'pitman'.
1851 census: living in Lumley Thicks with wife and children. Age is 32 and place of birth is Picktree, Co. Durham. Occupation is given as coal miner. (Picktree is a little north of Chester-le-Street.)
Wife Ann is a widow in the 1871 census.
1879: occupation given as miner on son Matthew's marriage certificate.