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Mary Adams (Coffin)

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Brixton, Devon, United Kingdom
Death: September 18, 1691 (70)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Coffin and Joanna Coffin
Wife of Alexander Adams
Mother of John Adams; Mary Stratton and Elizabeth Adams (Parkman)
Sister of "Joanna," 1st wife of Rev. Joseph Hull; Tristram Coffin, Sr.; Johanna Coffyn; Peter Coffin, (died young); Deborah Stevens and 6 others

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About Mary Adams

Marriage: Marriage to: Alexander Adams Circa 1644

 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Children: Mary Stratton (born Coffin) 1640 - 1697

Elizabeth Parkman (born Coffin) 1660 - 1746

John Adams 1652 - ?

quoting attached document


Nicholas and Joan Coffin and their children, Peter, Tristram Nicholas and Anne, were born in the Coffin homestead, in the praish of Bixton, five miles from Plymouth, Devonshire, England. The homestead had been in the possession of the Coffin family for five hundred years when Tristram Coffin, the progenitor of the American Coffins, was born, and it is now (1908), after eight hundred years, still in possession of a descendant, John Pine Coffin, who in 1907 had a family of ten children under its roof. As the mother of the immigrant Tristram came with the family to America representing a generation, we name her husband, although he never saw America, as the first generation, in the order of our custom. He was a man of wealth and belonged to the gentry of the shire, and his eldest son, Tristram, inherited his estate.

(I) Peter Coffin, son of Nicholas and Jane Coffin, was born on the Coffin estate at Brixton, Devonshire, England, about 1580, and died there in 1627-28. He married Joan, or Joanna, Thember, and their six children were born and baptized in the Parish of Brixton, Devonshire, England, in the order following:

  1. Tristram (q.v.), b. 1605.
  2. John, b. abt. 1608. He was a soldier and died in the service from a moral wound received in battle during the four years siege of the fortified town during the civil war, and he died within the walls of the town about 1642.
  3. Joan, born in England about 1609, probably died there.
  4. Deborah, died probably in England.
  5. Eunice, born in England, came to Massachusetts Bay Colony with her parents; married William Butter and died in 1648.
  6. Mary, married Alexander Adams, and had children: Mary, Susannah, John and Samuel. She died in 1677, or thereabouts.

Widow Joan, with her children, Tristram, Eunice, and Mary, and her two sons-in-law, husbands of her daughters who were married in England, her daughter-in-law, Dionis, and five grandchildren, came to Salisbury in 1642. She died in Boston in May, 1661, aged seventy-six years, and in the notice of her funeral it is quaintly stated that the Rev. Mr. Wilson "embalmed her memory." "


From Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts (Providence, Rhode Island, 1897) Vol. 1, Page 103

”Eunice came to this country in 1642, with her mother, sister Mary, brother Tristram, and Tristram's wife and five children. ... married Wm. Butler; Mary married Alexander Adams of Boston.”

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Mary Adams's Timeline

February 1621
Brixton, Devon, United Kingdom
February 1621
Brixton, Devon, England
Age 18
Age 30
September 21, 1660
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
September 18, 1691
Age 70
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
November 4, 1904
Age 70
November 4, 1904
Age 70
March 1, 1907
Age 70