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Peter Coffee, Sr.

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: VA, USA
Death: 1771 (58)
Prince Edward Co., VA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Susannah Coffee
Father of Pvt. William Coffee; Capt. Joshua Coffee and Peter Coffee, Jr.

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About Peter Coffee, Sr.

eter Coffee was probably born in Virginia, although some sources list his place of birth as the British Isles. He was probably born abt 1705, as he was old enough to transact business in 1730. There were at least 2 Peter Coffees in the vicinity. One Peter Coffee, a convict, landed in Virginia in October, 1730. He was transported on the ship "Forward". A few months after this time, Peter Coffee, in King George County, Virginia, on 2nd April 1731, listed on the County Court Orders, was being bound for his appearance at court, for abusing his servant woman, Jane Lewis.

Peter Coffee ( approx 1705 - 1775) was a Scots-Irishman from the Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Peter Coffee arrived in the Virginia Colony at Dumfries Dock on the prison gally, Forward< operated by Jonathan Forward, a contractor for transportation and prosperous London merchant. Dumfries Dock was located on the Quantico inlet of the Potomac River in what was part of Stafford County in the Virginia Colony. Peter Coffee had been convicted of "Deception & Forgery" in London ( OLd Balley ? ) criminal court and was sentenced to death. About 60% of the death sentences received a Royal Pardon and were commuted to "transportation". The convicts were banished and transported to the Virginia Colony and were to serve seven years as indentured laborers. In 1738, Peter and Susannah ( Meadows) were married i Stafford County. In 1740, after the first of 11 children was born, William Coffee, Peter and Susannah inherited 400 acres in the backwoods of Virginia from Sussannah's father William Matthews and her brother James Matthews. Their land was located in the Virginia Colony along Vaughns Creek and Cub Creek near the present community of Phenix in northern Charlotte County. In 1754, the protion of their land located in Amelia County became part of Prince Edward County. According to other document - not verified - Peter was Married on June 26, 1721 at Fleet, London.

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Peter Coffee, Sr.'s Timeline

Age 27
King George, King George County, Virginia, United States
January 20, 1745
Age 32
Prince Edward County, Virginia Colony
Age 37
Age 58
Prince Edward Co., VA