Joseph Coit, Sr. (1643 - 1704) MP

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Birthplace: of, Salem, Essex , Massachusetts
Death: Died in New London, New London, Connecticut
Occupation: Ship carpenter
Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About Joseph Coit, Sr.

Joseph Coit

  • Birth: perhaps in Wales
  • Baptized: July 30 1643 - Salem MA
  • Death: Mar 27 1704 - New London CT
  • Parents: John Coit, Mary Jenners
  • Wife: Martha Harris

3. Joseph Coit, son of John and Mary (Jenners) Coit, born __________, was probably, one of the younger children of his parents, and born (perhaps) in Salem, probably came with his father from Gloucester to New London about 1651, and spent the remainder of his life there, carrying on the trade of ship-building with his brother-in-law, Hugh Mould. One of their first works was "the ship 'New London,' of seventy ton," built for Charles Hill, of London, Christopher Christophers of New London, and delivered June 25, 1666. In 1668, they bulit the same parties the barque Regard, and 1672 the sloop Charles of 20 tons. Between 1666 and 1674 they construced for Thomas Beeby, William Keeny and Matthew Beckwith the barques Speedwell, Hopewell and Endeavor, ranging from 12 to 20 tons, and in value from 50 to 82 pounds sterling. The largest vessel, The John and Hester, is stated at 90 and 100 tons. The last one that can be named is Edward and Margaret, built in 1791 from Edward Stallion. In 1689, the New London brought from Europe "two large brass bells with wheels, one of which was suspended in the turret of the meeting house and was the first bell that ever vibrated in Easter Connecticut." In 1667 Hugh Mould and Joseph Colit were freed, by the county court from common training. Mr Coit was elected constable, July 24, 1665 and 1683 was on town committee to procure a minister. He married Marth Harris of Wethersfield, daughter of William and Edith Harris, July 15, 1667. He and his wife were added to the church, April 3, 1681, and he is mentioned as deacon in the church records in 1683, together with William Hough. His colleague soon died, and he seems to officiated alone for ten years. He died March 27, 1704, and his wife died July 14, 1710. Nearly, if not all the the Coits of American, are descended from him. His estate was valued at L312 17s, 4d., and was divided between the widow, Martha, John, who received a double portion, Joseph the heirs of William deceased, and Solomon.

Source: Coit Family Genealogy. page 16-17.

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Family

Married

  1. Joseph married Martha Harris before 1670 in Connecticut. (Martha Harris was born before 1656 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut and died on Jul 14, 1710 in Connecticut.)

Children

  1. John Coit. Born 1 DEC 1670 .
  2. Joseph Coit.
  3. William Coit. Born 25 JAN 1675 New London, New London,CT . Died 7 MAY 1703 New London,,CT.
  4. Daniel Coit. Born 8 DEC 1677 . Died died young.
  5. Solomon Coit. Born 29 NOV 1679 . Died ABT 1753 .
  6. Samuel Coit. Born 4 AUG 1692.

Sources

  1. Harris, Gale Ion. The Brothers William(2) and Daniel(2) Harris of Middletown, Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul, Oct 2010), 164:171. "… Joseph2 Coit, bp. Salem, Mass., 30 July 1643, a ship carpenter, d. New London 27 March 1704, son of John1 and Mary (_____) Coit of Gloucester, Mass., and New London."
  2. The Coit family or, The descendants of John Coit, who appears among the settlers of Salem, Mass., in 1638, at Gloucester in 1644, and at New London, Conn., in 1650. Comp. at the request of Samuel Coit of Hartford, Conn. By Rev. F. W. Chapman ...Published 1874 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. in Hartford . Page 16-17

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-------------------- 3. Joseph Coit, son of John and Mary (Jenners) Coit, born __________, was probably, one of the younger children of his parents, and born (perhaps) in Salem, probably came with his father from Gloucester to New London about 1651, and spent the remainder of his life there, carrying on the trade of ship-building with his brother-in-law, Hugh Mould. One of their first works was "the ship 'New London,' of seventy ton," built for Charles Hill, of London, Christopher Christophers of New London, and delivered June 25, 1666. In 1668, they bulit the same parties the barque Regard, and 1672 the sloop Charles of 20 tons. Between 1666 and 1674 they construced for Thomas Beeby, William Keeny and Matthew Beckwith the barques Speedwell, Hopewell and Endeavor, ranging from 12 to 20 tons, and in value from 50 to 82 pounds sterling. The largest vessel, The John and Hester, is stated at 90 and 100 tons. The last one that can be named is Edward and Margaret, built in 1791 from Edward Stallion. In 1689, the New London brought from Europe "two large brass bells with wheels, one of which was suspended in the turret of the meeting house and was the first bell that ever vibrated in Easter Connecticut." In 1667 Hugh Mould and Joseph Colit were freed, by the county court from common training. Mr Coit was elected constable, July 24, 1665 and 1683 was on town committee to procure a minister. He married Marth Harris of Wethersfield, daughter of William and Edith Harris, July 15, 1667. He and his wife were added to the church, April 3, 1681, and he is mentioned as deacon in the church records in 1683, together with William Hough. His colleague soon died, and he seems to officiated alone for ten years. He died March 27, 1704, and his wife died July 14, 1710. Nearly, if not all the the Coits of American, are descended from him. His estate was valued at L312 17s, 4d., and was divided between the widow, Martha, John, who received a double portion, Joseph the heirs of William deceased, and Solomon.

Source: Coit Family Genealogy. page 16-17.

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Joseph Coit

  • Birth: perhaps in Wales
  • Baptized: July 30 1643 - Salem MA
  • Death: Mar 27 1704 - New London CT
  • Parents: John Coit, Mary Jenners
  • Wife: Martha Harris

Married

  1. Joseph married Martha Harris before 1670 in Connecticut. (Martha Harris was born before 1656 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut and died on Jul 14, 1710 in Connecticut.)

Children

  1. John Coit. Born 1 DEC 1670 .
  2. Joseph Coit.
  3. William Coit. Born 25 JAN 1675 New London, New London,CT . Died 7 MAY 1703 New London,,CT.
  4. Daniel Coit. Born 8 DEC 1677 . Died died young.
  5. Solomon Coit. Born 29 NOV 1679 . Died ABT 1753 .
  6. Samuel Coit. Born 4 AUG 1692.

Sources

  1. Harris, Gale Ion. The Brothers William(2) and Daniel(2) Harris of Middletown, Connecticut. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul, Oct 2010), 164:171. "… Joseph2 Coit, bp. Salem, Mass., 30 July 1643, a ship carpenter, d. New London 27 March 1704, son of John1 and Mary (_____) Coit of Gloucester, Mass., and New London."
  2. The Coit family or, The descendants of John Coit, who appears among the settlers of Salem, Mass., in 1638, at Gloucester in 1644, and at New London, Conn., in 1650. Comp. at the request of Samuel Coit of Hartford, Conn. By Rev. F. W. Chapman ...Published 1874 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. in Hartford . Page 16-17

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Joseph Coit, Sr.'s Timeline

1643
July 20, 1643
Salem, Essex , Massachusetts
July 20, 1643
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1667
July 18, 1667
Age 23
New London, New London, Connecticut
1670
December 1, 1670
Age 27
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
1672
April 14, 1672
Age 28
New London, New London , Connecticut
1675
January 25, 1675
Age 31
New London, New London, Conn.
1677
December 8, 1677
Age 34
New London, New London, Conn.
1679
November 29, 1679
Age 36
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
1692
1692
Age 48
New London, , Connecticut
1704
March 27, 1704
Age 60
New London, New London, Connecticut