COFFIN23 was born
about 1580 in Brixton, Devonshire, England. He died in 1627 in Brixton,
Devonshire, England. PETER COFFYN of Brixton, Devonshire, was born
there ca 1580; died in 1628. His wife Joane (Kember),
born in 1584, died in Boston, Mass., in
May 1661, described as "a woman of remarkable
character". In 1615, Peter was a churchwarden in
Children born in Brixton:
i. TRISTRAM1, b. 1610. See below.
ii. Joane, b. ca 1611.
iii. Peter, bp. Feb. 20, 1614; d. young.
iv. Deborah, b. ca 1616; prob. m. William
Stephen, lic. June 25, 1640.
v. Eunice, bp. March 22, 1618; m. William
Butler in America; d.s.p.
vi. Mary, b. ca 1620; m. ca 1645, Alexander
Adams, Boston shipwright; 4 children.
vii. Ruth, bp. Sept. 10, 1623; d. soon.
viii. John, b. prob. ca 1625; said to have died
in 1642 at Plymouth Fort in the Parliamentary War.
ix. Child b. after Dec. 21, 1627; prob. died young.
FROM: A Genealogical History of the Clark and Worth Familes
Author: Carol Clark Johnson
Call Number: CS71.C6
Peter was born in Brixton during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, around 1580.
Peter married Joan Thember, born 1584, daughter of Robert and Anna Thember. The
Coffyns had six children, Tristram, John, Joan, Deborah, Eunice and Mary. Peter
was the Church Warden of St. Mary's Church, in Brixton during the period around
1614. Little else is known of Peter except that he had a farm as stated in his
will written, December 1, 1627 and proved March 13, 1628.
"In the name of God, Amen, ye 21st day of December in ye third year
of the raigne of our Sovraigne Lord Charles... I Peter Coffyn of the Parish of
Brixton in ye county of Devon, being sick of body but in perfect minde and memory,
doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament... I give and bequeath unto
my sonne one feather bed, my best brasen panne and my best brasen crocke. I give
and bequeath unto Johan Coffyn my wife ye issues pfitts and comodities of all
my lands tenements and hereditaments with in ye sayd Parish of Brixton during
her widowhood she yeelding and paying therefor yearly unto the sayd Tristram
Coffyn my sonne his heirs and assignes the summe of fifty shillings of lawful
English money at ye four most usual feasts of the year and also sufficient meat,
drink and clothes and convenient lodging unto ye said Tristram according to his
degree and calling".
Reference: http://www.isn.net/~dhunter/rcoffin/rcoffini.html Peter COFFIN and
Joanna THEMBER (OR KEMBER) were married about 1600 in England.
16817. Joanna THEMBER
(OR KEMBER)23 was
born about 1584 in Brixton, Devonshire, England. She died in May
1661 in Boston, MA. Children were: