Category Archives: Coffin

First Coffin Family in America

THE FIRST TRISTRAM COFFYN, OF NANTUCKET. The following paper has been prepared for the KKOIRD, incompliance with the request of its Editor, by Tristram Coffin, of Toughkeepsie, N. Y. Sir Richard Coffin, Knight, accompanied William the Conqueror from Normandy to … Continue reading

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Tristram Coffin House – A Refuge

Photo courtesty Ohio Historical Society This home, in Newbury, Massachusetts, was built by Tristram Coffin Jr. in 1650. Joshua Coffin concealed fugitive slaves escaping to Canada on the Underground Railroad here. The Tristram Coffin House is the oldest structure in … Continue reading

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Sir. William Coffin

Born about 1495, younger brother of Richard Coffin, lord of the manor of Alwington and High Sheriff of Devon in the late 15th century. He joined Henry VIII’s household about 1515, and took part, as a gentleman of the privy … Continue reading

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