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Stephen Coffin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Tristram Coffin, II and Judith Coffin
Husband of Sarah Coffin (Boardman) and Sarah Coffin (Atkinson)
Father of Tristan Coffin; Lydia Coffin; Judith Greenleaf; John Coffin; Abigail Coffin and 7 others
Brother of Judith Sanborn; Deborah Knight; Mary Little (Coffin); James Coffin; John Coffin and 4 others
Half brother of Sarah Hale; Elizabeth Hale; Daniel Somerby and John Somerby

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About Stephen Coffin

Stephen Coffin was born 18 Aug. 1664 Newbury, Essex, MA and died 31 Aug. 1725 Newbury, Essex, MA.

Parents: Tristam Coffin, Jr. (1632/33-1703/4) [1] and Judith Greenleaf, widow of Henry Sowerby (1625-1705).

Married:

  1. on 8 Oct. 1685 in Newbury, Essex, MA to Sarah Atkinson (1665-1724), daughter of John Atkinsin (1665-1724) and Sarah Mirick.

Children of Sarah Atkinson and Stephen Coffin, born at Newbury:

  1. Sarah, b. 16 May 1636, died 20 Nov 1768, married 1706 to Joshua Bailey.
  2. Tristam, born 14 Jan 1688, died 6 Aug 1700.
  3. Tristam, born 6 March 1689, died 23 Jan 1707.
  4. Lydia, born 21 July 1691, married 1715 to Richard Carr.
  5. Judith, born 23 Feb 1692/93, died 17 Dec 1769, married 7 June 1714 to Nathaniel Greenleaf.
  6. John, born 30 Jan 1695.
  7. Abigail, born 25 Sept 1696, married Robert Morgan.
  8. Stephen, born 1698.
  9. Daniel, born 19 Sept 1700.
  10. Abner, born 29 April 1702.

Sources

Footnotes

  • [1] Occupation: successful Hatter; tradition says he built the Tristram Coffin House, now standing in Newbury, at the time of his marriage.

http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/stephen-coffin_34947545

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'Stephen Coffin (1664 - 1725)

Stephen Coffin

Born 18 Aug 1664 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Son of Tristram Coffin Jr. and Judith (Greenleaf) Coffin

Brother of Sarah (Somerby) Hale [half], Elizabeth (Somerby) Hale [half],

John Somerby [half], Daniel Somerby [half], Judith (Coffin) Sanborn,

Deborah (Coffin) Knight, Mary (Coffin) Little, James Coffin, John Coffin,

Lydia (Coffin) Pike, Enoch Coffin, Peter Coffin and Nathaniel Coffin

Husband of Sarah (Atkinson) Coffin —

married 8 Oct 1685 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Father of Sarah (Coffin) Bailey, Lydia (Coffin) Carr, Judith (Coffin) Greenleaf,

John Coffin, Abigail Coffin, Stephen Coffin, Daniel Coffin,

Abner Coffin, Joseph Coffin and Benjamin Coffin

Died 31 Aug 1725 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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Biography

“I Nathaniel Coffin of... Newbury... for... that love & respect which I have & doe bare unto my brother Stephen Coffin of Newbury... Confirme unto my said Brother one third part of a lott of land... in Newbury... which was given to me by my father Tristram Coffin by his Will...” The deed is dated 6 Feb. 1705.(1)

Stephen was part owner of the brigantine Newbury of Newbury along with his brother Nathaniel, 4 Oct. 1710.(2) He was also part owner of the sloop Greyhound of Boston, 29 May 1713 which was built in Newbury.(3)

“Essex Newbury July ye 28th 1725 I Stephen Coffin of ye Towne of Newbury in the County of Essex... Do mak & ordain this my last Will & Testament...

1 I give & bequeath to my Son Stephen Coffin... all my land & Housing where he now dweleth on ye northerly side of Sawyers lane (so called) and five acres of my land near Marches farm at ye Northerly end of my land next mr Muzzies land & my four acres of meadow at Towne Creek in Salisbury which I had of Richard Adams

2 I give & bequeath to my son Daniel Coffin... all my whomestead where I now dwel on ye Northerly side of ye lane with the buildings orchard & fences ect, thereon- and one halfe of my wood lott or lotts in Newbury & ye land that do or may belong thereunto in the upper commons so caled & one halfe of my meadow at mr Boardman’s mill in Salisbury ye westerly half & one half of my land in ye 4th general pasture laid out this sumer

3 I give & bequat to my son Joseph Coffin... all my land in Browns Gardin (so caled) which I had of my father & Brother Nathl Coffin & my Six acres of meadow below ye plumb Bushes wc I had of James Brown & my meadow at the black Rocks in Salisbury which I had of mr worth and five acres of my pasture land which is near Nathaniel Noyeses on ye southerly side of sd land

4 I give & bequeat to my son Benjamin Coffin... all my housings land & meadow on ye Southerly side of ye lane where I dwell and nine acres of my pasture land near Nathaniel Noyeses ye Northerly side thereof and ye one halfe of my wood lott or lotts in ye uper common (so called) with ye land that do or may belong thereto in sd upper commons in Newbury & halfe my land in ye 4th pasture laid out this sumer

5 I give & bequeath to my son Abner Coffin... all my pasture land near Marches farme (except what is above disposed of: in this my will unto my son Stephen) as it is betwixt mr greenleafs land & John Coffins land and allso all my lands... in Nottingham in the Province of New Hampshier.

6 I give to my daughter Sarah Bailey ten pounds in bills of credit or merchantable pay equivalent to it

7 I give to my daughter Judeth Greenleaf ten pounds...

8 I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigaill Coffin... one hundred pounds: fifty pounds worth of my houshold goods... & allso my meadow land which I had of mr Clement at Towne Creek in salisbery at fifty pounds & one roome in my dweling house viz my Chamber with a fire place in it- & conveniet celler roome for her use & liberty to keep one pigg or swine, & a small garden plott & privilege for water at ye well for so long a time as she shall remain unmarried.

9 I give to my grandchild Dorothy Carr, ye sum of thirty pounds: to be paid at ye age of eighteen years- the one half in Houshold goods ye other halfe in bills of credit or Marchantable pay at money prices & if sd Dorothy depart this life before she arrive to ye age above mentioned then sd thirty pounds shall not be paid to her father Richard Carr or to any person.

10 I give to my cusen Joanna pike that now liveth with me twenty pounds in bills of credit or merchantabale pay at money price: if she live to the age of eighteen years & if she do not live to be eighteen years old then sd twenty pound is not to be paid

11 I give to my Son John Coffin... all my land & Housing where he now liveth: on ye Southward of Merrimack River: below Saviges Rock so caled & one halfe of my meadows at mr Bordmans Mill in Salisbury by Merrimack River side & I do ordain... my son John Coffin to be the Executor of this my will... what remains if any be it shall be equaly divided among all my sons & daughters above named to each an equal part thereof… Stephin Coffin

In presence of us witnesses Joseph worth James Carr Lidia worth”(4)

“An Inventory of ye Estate of mr Stephen Coffin Leat of newbury deceased … October ye 22 1725

To his apparill and books & armer..........20 00 00 To his [ ].................................................09 04 00 To 19 head of neat cattel..........................65 15 00 To 12 swine................................................12 00 00 To indon corn in ye field...........................20 00 00 To barly & wheat & Ry- in ye barn...........11 10 00 To hay & flax..............................................28 10 00 To appels in ye orchard............................05 00 00 To ould iron & beetel rings......................02 03 00 To tables & chairs & cabnet.....................03 06 00 To chest of drays & 2 luking glasis..........04 08 00 To yarn in ye house...................................03 08 06 To glas bottels & case & 2 thousand pins.01 01 00 To ston ware & bras cimors & candilstik.02 02 06 To 87 pounds of puter..............................09 18 00>br> To tin dishis & boxiron & 2 pair shears & cheafin dish.............................................01 07 00 To a prasing iron & andirons & tongs & fire pans.......................................................02 13 00 To a gridiron & tramils & dripping pan....01 08 06 To brase kittels & scilits.............................05 00 00 To a [ ] metal skilit & iron pots & kittels 04 13 00 To one fether bead & one Roge...............13 10 00 To 13 civerleds............................................14 00 00 To [ ]& bed blankits................................04 06 00 To cotton cloth & cortans..........................05 13 00 To wollin cloth & wostid & shingle nails...11 00 00 To tronks table & chests of drays.............04 16 00 To a [ ] & [ ]...........................................02 10 00 To 4 fether beds & bolsters & six under beds.............................................................24 00 00 To bed [ ] & bedsteds............................02 12 00 To one blankit & sheats & Bolster casis..14 06 00 To towels & pillow bears & napkins.........05 05 00 To hops & sheps wool...............................05 14 00 To fethers & bolsters & pillows [ ]........03 16 00 To indon corn & Ry & [ ] pees..............05 01 00 To whels & [ ] & ould Barrils.................03 05 00 To Buton & sope & [ ] cash....................05 02 06 To [ ].......................................................06 00 00 To molasis & warming pan & fring pan..06 12 00 To 260 wait of chese.................................06 00 00 To a tow come & bees & sadel & pillion.03 16 00 To silver money att intrist–ye prinsable.59 03 06 To currant passable money att intrist – ye prinsable.....................................................02 02 00 To 2 Bags & pork in ye house & a anker.01 15 00 To intrist in a slope..................................100 00 00 To bils of credit att intris ye prinsable.....11 04 10 To one civerleds & 2 shets........................03 10 00 To 2 housis and 2 barns..........................100 00 00 To 213 acors of Land..............................2130 00 00 John Coffin Executr Dec. 27th 1725”(4)

Sources

(1) Essex Co. Deeds- Vol. 20, p.53 (2) Mass. Archives- Vol. 7, p. 379 (3) Ibid- p.467 (4) Essex Co. Probate- Docket No. 5790 Newbury & Haverhill V.R. Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Saragent Pillsbury- Mary Lovering Holman, Rumford Press, Concord, 1938- pp. 711-2 The Coffin Family- Louis Coffin, ed., Nantucket Historical Assn., Nantucket, 1962- p.136

  • Genealogy of the Early Generations of the Coffin Family in New England- NEHGR- Vol.24, pp.153-4

A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury- Joshua Coffin, S.G. Drake, Boston, 1845- p. 29 Descendants of Abner Coffin and Mary Rawlins of Harriseeket- Ed Coffin, Augusta, Maine. 2006 edition - p. 1


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Stephen Coffin's Timeline

1664
August 18, 1664
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
1686
May 16, 1686
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1689
1689
Age 24
1691
1691
Age 26
1693
October 9, 1693
Age 29
Newbury, MA, USA
1695
January 20, 1695
Age 30
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1696
1696
Age 31
1698
1698
Age 33
1700
September 19, 1700
Age 36
Newbury, Massachusetts, United States