Updated/Edited: 15 May 2015
This is the ancestry of Bruce and Brad’s 6th Great-Grandmother, Priscilla Coffin, beginning with their 11th Great-Grandfather, Nicholas Coffin.
(Priscilla Coffin is Aidan, Ashley and Haley’s 8th great-grandmother and Nicholas Coffin is their 13th great-grandfather from England.)
First Known Generation
(11th Great Grandfather of Bruce and Brad)
B. NICHOLASB COFFIN was born about 1555 in England. He was buried in Brixton, Devon, England on 8 Oct 1613. He married in England, JOHAN (_____). She was buried in Brixton, Devon, England on 3 Feb 1614/15.
“His long will dated at Buttlers in the Parish of Brixton, 12 Sep 1613, proved in Archdeaconry of Totnes (Exeter), 3 Nov 1613, calls him husbandman (farmer) and mentions his children and grandchildren.
For the 5 children of Nicholas and Johan Coffin see Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury, by Mary Lovering Holman (1938) p. 602. The eldest child was: PETER COFFIN”
Children of Nicholas and Johan (_____) Coffin:
i. PETERA COFFIN
(10th Great Grandfather of Bruce and Brad)
A. PETERA COFFIN, (NicholasB) was probably born in Brixton, Devon, England about 1580 and died in Brixton 1627/28. He married probably in Brixton about 1608, JOANE KEMBER.
Joane Kember was born in Brixton about 1584 and died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts in May 1661. She was the daughter of ROBERT and (_____) Kember. Robert Kember died in Brixton in 1612/13.
Peter Coffin was a church-warden in Brixton. His widow Joane left for New England with the children in 1642. For the 9 children of Peter and Joane (Kember) Coffin all b. Brixton, England, see op. cit., p. 604-5. The eldest child was: Tristram Coffin
Children of Peter and Joane (Kember) Coffin all born in Brixton:
i. TRISTRAM COFFIN
Third Generation (First in America)
1. TRISTRAM¹ COFFIN, Govenor (PeterA, NicholasB) was baptised in Brixton, Devon, England on 11 Mar 1609/10 and died in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts on 3 Oct 1681. He married probably in Brixton about 1629, DIONIS STEVENS.
Brad’s 8th Great-Grand Uncle Tristram Coffin and his wife Judith (Greenleaf) Coffin had MANY children and grandchildren. See this article at The New England Historical Society for more about them.