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Edward Coffey

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Edward Joshua Coffey
Born in Ireland ?map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Essex,, Virginia, USAmap
Died in Elizabeth City, Essex, Virginiamap
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WHO WAS EDWARD'S FATHER? One will find many “claims” that the father of Edward is known, and that his name was John. Let us start by explaining why this is invalid: The following is taken from “James Bluford Coffey His Ancestors and Descendants in America”, written in 1984 by Marvin D. Coffey:

“Anyone who has been associated with the Coffey family history for some time will tell you that the first known Coffey to come to America was John Coffee who came to Elizabeth City county, Virginia in 1637 as an indentured servant, the patentee being Nicholas Hill. However, Greer made a mistake in copying his name from Virginia land patents, a mistake that was picked up by Nugent when she compiled her books on these land patents. She records his name as “John Coffin or Scoffin.” In order to rectify the discrepancy I went to the original records and found that Nugent has made a correct copy; the name is given as Coffin at first and then at the end the name is repeated but appears to have an old style “s” in front of it so as to make it Scoffin. At any rate, it is not Coffee or Coffey. It may be the Greer assumed Coffin was meant to be Coffee. However, Coffin is an entirely separate name, dating from early times, and perhaps more common than the name Coffey in America.”

http://www.coffey.ws/FamilyTree/Docs/COFFEYEdward%28C%29.htm

Contents

Biography

The first record of Edward Coffey in VA appears in the will of Edward Mosely, dated January 6, 1699 in which he gives to his "servant Ed. Coffe one heifer of 2 years old." On September 10, 1700, Edward Coffey received a judgment from the Mosely estate for his freedom, corn, and clothes. Edward Coffey was probably transported to America during the Williamite Confiscation by Edward Mosely. Edward Coffey is a witness to Thomas Powell's will of Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, VA. in which Thomas bequeathed 1 shilling to his daughter Ann Coffey.

Edward Coffey (1670, probably in Ireland - 1716, Essex County, VA) lived in St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, VA. In Nov., 1714, Edward Coffey sold part of his land (bought from Augustine Smith) on Occupation Creek to Thomas Warren. His wife, Ann Ester Powell, is a witness to this transaction. Edward died in 1716 and Ann died in 1744. After Edward's death in 1716 his widow, Ann, married Robert Dulin (Dula?) and they had two sons. (Ann Powell was the dau. of Thomas Powell and Mary Place of Dinsdale.)

He married "ANNISTER" ANN ESTER POWELL Betw. 1690 - 1699 in Essex County, Virginia. daughter of THOMAS POWELL and MARY PLACE. She was born Bet. 1683 - 1685 in Essex County, Virginia 11, and died Bef. 18 Dec 1744 in St. Anne's Parrish, Essex County, Virginia [1]

Children of EDWARD COFFEY and *ANNISTER* POWELL are:

  • MARTHA "PATSY" COFFEY, A, b. Abt. 1690, Essex County, Virginia; d. 1772, Orange County, Virginia.
  • MARTHER COFFEY, b. 1700, Essex County, VA; m. JOHN CLEVELAND, , 20 Apr 1734.
  • JOHN COFFEY, A, b. Bef. 16 Jul 1700, Essex County, VA; d. Abt. Feb 1774, New Gardens, Albermarle, VA.
  • EDWARD JOSHUA COFFEY, b. Bef. 16 Jul 1700, Essex County, VA; d. Aft. 1774, Albermarle County, VA.
  • ANNISTER "ANN" COFFEY, b. Abt. 1708, Essex County, VA.
  • "AUSTES" AUSTIN COFFEY, b. Abt. 1710, Essex County, VA; d. Bef. 16 Jul 1716, St Anns Parish, Essex County, VA; m. A CHENAULT,. [2]
Note N7
Edward apparently came to Virginia as an indentured servant to William Moseley. Some sources give his birth in Virginia as the son of John Coffey (Born in Ireland) and Mary Jolliffee. The Coffey Cousins Clearinghouse (Jun 2000) has extensive discussion of this and the lack of proof for this relationship.

Birth

Birth Date: BET 1650 AND 1670
Birth Place: Essex Co., VA? or Ireland?
Birth Date: 20 OCT 1670
Birth Place: Elizabeth City, Essex, Virginia, United States[3][4][5]
Birth Date: 20 OCT 1670
Birth Place: Cork, Ireland
Birth Date: 1680
Birth Place: Essex County, Virginia[5]

Marriage

Marriage:
Husband: Edward Coffey
Wife: Ann Ester Powell
Date: 1699
Place: Essex, Virginia, United States[6][7]
Husband: Edward Coffey
Wife: @I714@
Child: Elizabeth Coffey
Marriage:
Date: 1699
Place: Essex, Virginia, United States
Date: 1700
Place: Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties[8][5]

Death

Death:
Date: 20 NOV 1715/16
Place: St Annes, Essex, Virginia, United States[9][10]
BET 14 FEB 1713 AND 1714
Essex County, Virgina
Death:
1716
VA, USA[11]
Death:
Date: 14 FEB 1713
Place: Essex, Virginia[12]
Death:
Date: 14 FEB 1713
Place: Albemarle, Virginia, United States

Will

Will: WILL OF EDWARD COFFEY Source: Essex County Virginia Deeds and Wills Bk. 14, page 669.
Date: 20 Nov 1715

Immigration

Immigration:
Date: BET. 1690 - 1691
Place: Probably Transported To America By Edward Moseley During Williamite Confiscation (Following Battle Of Boyne)

Event

Event:
Type: Indentured Servant
Date: 1706
Place: Freed In Will Of Col. William Mosely, "His Freedom, One Bushel Of Corn And Some Clothes"

Occupation

Occupation:
Place: Tobacco Planter

Note

Note: No ancestry of Edward Coffey is known. He came to Virginia as an indentured servant. An extract of his Will follows:
Will of Edward Coffey - "being in bedd of sickness". Dated 14 Feb. 1715/16 - Probated 20 Nov. 1716. To two sons, John Coffey and Edward Coffey, all land to be divided equally, at 16 if their mother is dead, otherwise at 18 yrs. To daughter, Marther Coffey a cow at 16 or her mother's death. To son John a cow. To wife Ann Coffey the balance of personal property. At her death to be divided equally between "my six children-John Coffey, Edward Coffey, Marther Coffey, Ann Coffey, Austes Coffey, Elizabeth Coffey." Signed Edward Coffey, Witnessed by Sam'll Edmondson and Thomety Seleven. Rec. 20 Nov 1716.

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1714–1717
Place: Essex, Virginia, USA[13]

Sources

  • Source: Title: The Strength of Our People, page 42
Author: Norva Balser Warner
My signed copy includes a printout of the author's family tree which is used for some documentation.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA
  • Source: S-2050775229 Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.;; Note: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc,
  • Source: Peggy Swenson, Letter June 4, 2000
Crane, "Branch of Coffey Tree"
Coffey Cousins Clearinghouse, Ltr 4/20/2000
Marvin Coffey, "James B Coffey, Ancestors"
Letter, Sandra Schmidt, Jun 18, 2000
Family Hist Ctr, LDS Church, PAF Files
  • One World Tree: Ancestry.com
  • Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia Title: Ancestry.com, Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Mason, Polly Cary. Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
  • Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., Virginia Marriages, 1851-1929 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717 (Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data - Fleet, Beverley,. Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961.Original data: Fleet, Beverley,. Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717.) Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=11329994&pid=715

Footnotes

  1. [|Gaines_Coffey Rootsweb]
  2. source, as of 18 June 1998: http://cgibin.erols.com/fmoran/coffey2.html
  3. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  4. [|World Marriages]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  6. Source: #S-2050775229 Page: Birth year: 1680; Birth city: Essex Co; Birth state: VA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918055&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1680Birth place: Essex Co, VADeath date: 1717Death place: Marriage date: 1699Marriage place:
  7. Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., Virginia Marriages, 1851-1929 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  8. Source: #S-2050775229 Page: Birth year: 1670; Birth city: Elizabeth City; Birth state: VA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918053&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  9. Source: #S-2050775229 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918055&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  10. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc.
  11. http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=5066484&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918055&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918054&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: http://t rees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3918053&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  12. Ancestry.com, Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717 (Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data - Fleet, Beverley,. Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961.Original data: Fleet, Beverley,. Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717.) Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=11329994&pid=715







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On May 9, 2014 Vicki Norman wrote:

Coffey-1597 and Coffey-5 appear to represent the same person because: I accidentally created this new Ed Coffey, but is the same as your tree. Please merge




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