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Mary Coffin

Female 1657 - 1725  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Coffin was born on 12 Nov 1657 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Lt. Tristram Coffin and Judith Greenleaf); died on 28 Nov 1725 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Capt. Joseph Little on 31 Oct 1677 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of George Little and Alice) was born on 22 Sep 1653 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 6 Sep 1740 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Judith Little was born on 19 Jul 1678 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 30 Apr 1761 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lt. Tristram Coffin was born in 1632 in Brixton, Devon, England (son of Tristram Coffin, Governor of Nantucket and Dionis Stevens); died on 4 Feb 1704 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He stayed in Newbury when he father removed to Nantucket. Freeman of Newbury, 1668. He was a merchant tailor and deacon of the Newbury church.

    Tristram married Judith Greenleaf on 2 Mar 1653 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Judith (daughter of Capt. Edmund Greenleaf and Sarah More) was born on 2 Sep 1625 in England; died on 15 Dec 1705 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Judith Greenleaf was born on 2 Sep 1625 in England (daughter of Capt. Edmund Greenleaf and Sarah More); died on 15 Dec 1705 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 29 Sep 1626, St. Margaret, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Coffin was born on 12 Nov 1657 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1725 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Tristram Coffin, Governor of Nantucket was born before 11 Mar 1610 (son of Peter Coffin and Joane Kember); died on 3 Oct 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 Mar 1610, Brixton, Devon, England

    Notes:

    His date of death has been misstated as 3 Mar 1681 by some otherwise reliable sources, including Mary Lovering Holman (citation details below). Alicia Crane Williams (citation details below) has shown that the Nantucket Court of Sessions proceeding of 29 Nov 1681 called him "deceased, the 3d day of October, 1681", and that his 8 Aug 1682 inventory said that he "departed this life the third day of October, on[e] thousand six hundred eighty one". A lengthy note in Williams's "Resources" section discusses the particular challenges facing anyone attempting to derive accurate dates from early Nantucket vital records.

    He was a churchwarden in Brixton, Devon in 1639-40, and a constable in 1641.

    "Tristram Coffin, age 32, his widowed mother Joan (Kember) Coffin, about age 58, two sisters, Eunice, age 24 and Mary, about 22, his wife Dionis, also about age 32, and their five children (Peter, 12, Elizabeth, about 11, Tristram, Jr., about 10, James, age 2, and John, probably less than 1), all came to New England from Brixton, co. Devon, England, before 20 or 30 October 1642, when the death of son John was recorded at Haverhill. Tradition states that the Coffins came on the same ship as Robert Clements, with whom Tristram was associated in New England. For about eighteen years the Coffins bounced around from Salisbury to Haverhill, to Newbury, back to Salisbury, to Newbury again and to Salisbury once more. In 1660 Tristram and some of his children settled permanently on Nantucket Island." [Alicia Crane Williams, citation details below]

    In New England, he is first seen at Salisbury, then at Haverhill where he was a founder on 15 Nov 1642. In Newbury 1647, Salisbury 1648, Newbury 1649, Salisbury 1654. About 1658 he became interested in the island of Nantucket and formed a company for its purchase, moving there in 1659.

    He was chief magistrate of Nantucket, called "governor," from 29 Jun 1671 to an unrecorded date, succeeded by Thomas Macy, and again chief magistrate from 1677 to 1680.

    He settled a great deal of his fortune on his offspring well before his death, and a great deal of what remained to him was eaten up by an admiralty court fine imposed on him for having allowed the people of Nantucket to salvage a French castaway without making a proper accounting to the court. The fine, initially £477 14s., esd eventually reduced to £150, but it still left him with very little at the end.

    Tristram married Dionis Stevens between 16 Dec 1627 and 18 Jul 1630 in Brixton, Devon, England. Dionis (daughter of Robert Stevens and Dionis) was born before 4 Mar 1610 in Brixton, Devon, England; died after 29 Nov 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Dionis Stevens was born before 4 Mar 1610 in Brixton, Devon, England (daughter of Robert Stevens and Dionis); died after 29 Nov 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Mar 1610, Brixton, Devon, England

    Notes:

    Also called Dewence Stevens.

    Children:
    1. 2. Lt. Tristram Coffin was born in 1632 in Brixton, Devon, England; died on 4 Feb 1704 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. James Coffin was born before 11 Sep 1639; died on 28 Sep 1720 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    3. Mary Coffin was born on 20 Feb 1645 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Nov 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts; was buried in Friends Burying Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
    4. John Coffin was born on 30 Aug 1647 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 5 Sep 1711 in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Old North Cemetery, Grove Lane, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Capt. Edmund Greenleaf was born about 1586; died on 24 Mar 1671 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Patricia Law Hatcher (citation details below) showed in 2018 that none of the extant claims about the baptism, parents, and general origin of Edmund Greenleaf can be regarded as proven, save that he probably came from Suffolk or Essex where the Greenleaf name is common.

    Edmund married Sarah More on 2 Jul 1611 in Langford, Essex, England. Sarah (daughter of Enoch More and Catherine) was born before 13 Dec 1588; died on 18 Jan 1662 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah More was born before 13 Dec 1588 (daughter of Enoch More and Catherine); died on 18 Jan 1662 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Dec 1588, All Saints, Maldon, Essex, England

    Notes:

    Several sources to the contrary, she was not named Sarah Dole.

    Children:
    1. 3. Judith Greenleaf was born on 2 Sep 1625 in England; died on 15 Dec 1705 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Peter Coffin was born about 1580 in of Brixton, Devon, England (son of Nicholas Coffin and Johan); died between 21 Dec 1627 and 13 Mar 1628 in Brixton, Devon, England.

    Notes:

    He was a churchwarden in Brixton in 1614-15.

    Peter married Joane Kember about 1608. Joane (daughter of Robert Kember) was born in 1584 in Brixton, Devon, England; died on 30 May 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joane Kember was born in 1584 in Brixton, Devon, England (daughter of Robert Kember); died on 30 May 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Came to New England as a widow in 1642, with her son Tristram.

    "Rev. John Wilson preached her funeral sermon, and embalmed her memory." [The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts by George Wingate Chase, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1861]

    Children:
    1. 4. Tristram Coffin, Governor of Nantucket was born before 11 Mar 1610; died on 3 Oct 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Robert Stevens was born about 1563 in of Brixton, Devon, England (son of John Stevens); died between 16 Dec 1627 and 4 Feb 1628 in Brixton, Devon, England.

    Robert married Dionis about 1585. Dionis died between 17 Oct 1647 and 16 Dec 1647 in Brixton, Devon, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Dionis died between 17 Oct 1647 and 16 Dec 1647 in Brixton, Devon, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Dewence, Deuence. Alison M. Gavin (citation details below) calls her "Katherine."

    Children:
    1. 5. Dionis Stevens was born before 4 Mar 1610 in Brixton, Devon, England; died after 29 Nov 1681 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

  5. 14.  Enoch More was born before 19 Jan 1561 (son of Nicholas More and Willamin).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 19 Jan 1561, St. Peter's, Maldon, Essex, England

    Enoch married Catherine on 23 Nov 1585. Catherine died before 11 Oct 1593; was buried on 11 Oct 1593 in All Saints, Maldon, Essex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Catherine died before 11 Oct 1593; was buried on 11 Oct 1593 in All Saints, Maldon, Essex, England.
    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah More was born before 13 Dec 1588; died on 18 Jan 1662 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.