|Also Known As:||"Richard Coffin"|
|Birthplace:||Alwington, Devon, England|
|Death:||Died in Alwington, Devon, England|
|Managed by:||Elin Barbara Balmer|
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About Sir Richard Coffyn, Kt.
Richard Coffyn (son of William Coffyn) was born 1275 in Alwington, Devonshire, England183, and died 1380 in Alwington, Devon, England183.
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Entry from White's Devonshire 1878:
Alwington parish includes the hamlets of Fairy Cross, Ford, and Woodtown; and its pleasant village is on the Clovelly and Hartland road, 4 miles S.W. by S. of Bideford. The parish, which extends over 2566 acres of land, is in Bideford union, county court district and petty sessional division, Northern division of the county, Shebbear hundred, Barnstaple archdeaconry, and Hartland deanery: it had 353 inhabitants (173 males, 180 females) in 1871, living in 76 houses. J.R.P. Coffin, Esq. is lord of the manor of Alwington, and has a handsome seat here called Portledge, which has been the seat and property of the Coffins nearly from the time of William I.
The Coffin Family may be traced back to William the Conqueror, who was the King of England. In his army, he had a general by the name of Coffyn. After the conquest he gave an estate to General Coffyn, which was entailed and at this time it is held by a descendant by the name of Coffin, in the town of Rrixam (Brixham) in the county of Devonshire, England.
Born 4 Edward II Son and heir, Portledge