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16816. Peter 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
Brixton.
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
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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:

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i.

Tristram COFFIN.

ii.

John COFFIN.