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Dionis Coffin (Stevens)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brixton, Devon, England
Death: Died in Nantucket, Dukes, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Trotts Hill, Nantucket, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Stevens and Dionis Stevens
Wife of Tristram Coffin, Sr.
Mother of Hon. James Coffin; Tristram Coffin; 'Great Mary' Starbuck (Coffin); Elizabeth Greenleaf; Peter Coffin, Sr. and 4 others
Sister of William Stevens; Lydia Stevens; Tristram Stevens; John Stevens; Thomas Stevens and 2 others

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About Dionis Coffin (Stevens)

In 1644 Tristram obtained a license to "keep an ordinary, sell wine, and keep a ferry" in Newbury, where the family had moved. In 1647 he got another license to do the same. The pub, "Coffin's Ordinary," was run by his wife Dionis; at the time brewing beer was a common occupation for women. In 1653 Dionis was charged with violating a law, passed in 1645, which said that beer could not be sold for more than two pence a quart. Her case was presented and dismissed when she showed that she was putting more malt in her beer than was usual, and that the beer should be sold for a proportionately larger fee. Her pub became known as "the place where the best beer was sold."

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Dionis Coffin's Timeline

1609
March 4, 1609
Brixton, Devon, England
March 4, 1609
Plymouth, Devon, England
March 4, 1609
Brixton,Devon,England
March 4, 1609
Brixton,Devon,England
March 4, 1609
Brixton, Devon, England
March 4, 1609
Brixton, Devon, England
1630
March 11, 1630
Age 21
Brixton, , Devonshire, England
1631
July 16, 1631
Age 22
Brixton, Devon, England, (Present UK)
1631
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1632
February 1, 1632
Age 22
Brixton, Devon, England