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Dionis Coffin (Stevens)

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

Daughter of Robert Stevens and Dionis Stevens
Wife of Tristram Coffin, Sr.
Mother of Peter Coffin, Sr.; Elizabeth Greenleaf; Tristram ll Coffin; Hon. James Coffin; Deborah Coffin and 6 others
Sister of William Stevens; Lydia Stevens; Tristram Stevens; John Stevens; Thomas Stevens and 2 others

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About Dionis Coffin

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."


  • Marriage: (1629 — Age: 20) Brixton, Devon, England
  • Marriage to Tristram Coffin: (1630 — Age: 21) Brixton, Devon, England

Birth: Mar. 4, 1610, England Death: Sep. 16, 1684 Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA

Dionis Stevens was the daughter of Robert and Dionis Stevens of Brixton, England. She married Tristram Coffin about 1630 in Devonshire, England, and they were the progenitors of the Coffin family of Nantucket Island. Their children were:

Peter Tristram Jr. Elizabeth James John Deborah Mary John Steven


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Spouse:
 Tristram Coffin (1609 - 1681)

Children:
 Peter Coffin (1630 - 1715)*
 Tristram Coffin (1631 - 1703)*
 Elizabeth Coffin Greenleaf (1634 - 1678)*
 James Coffin (1640 - 1720)*
 Mary Coffin Starbuck (1645 - 1717)*
 John Coffin (1647 - 1711)*
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Burial: Founders Burial Ground * Nantucket Nantucket County Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak Record added: Mar 17, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34909547

Parents: Robert Stevens 1567 - 1627 Dionis Stevens 1578 - 1647

Siblings: Thomas Stevens 1600 - ? John Stevens 1605 - ? Elizabeth Stevens 1611 - ? Johan Stevens 1611 - ? Stephen Stevens William Stevens 1603 - ? Tristram Stevens 1607 - 1644 Johan Stevens 1611 - ? Lydia Stevens 1613 - ?

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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
July 18, 1630
Age 21
Brixton, Devon, England, (Present UK)
1631
1631
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1632
February 1, 1632
Age 22
Brixton, Devon, England