Third husband of Margaret Coffin (Coffin-295)?

+4 votes
As I was adding The Coffin Family as a source to Margaret Coffin (Coffin-295), I found an item in the book that has confused me.  Page 121 of The Coffin Family lists three husbands for Margaret Coffin 1-Samuel Terry, 2-John Wilson, 3-Barrington Priest.  There are already profiles setup for the first two husbands, but not "Barrington Priest".  I noticed that a number of people named Coffin moved to Barrington, NS, but Margaret's other marriages took place in Mendon, Massachusetts. Does anyone have any information to support a marriage to Barrington Priest or suggest it is a misunderstanding?  I
WikiTree profile: Margaret Terry
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Richard Chandler G2G1 (1.8k points)

3 Answers

+9 votes
Haven’t found a Barrington Priest in Ancestry or FMP

Message from Eddie King

Margaret Coffin's husband Samuel Terry was the
Barrington priest. It's in his bio. 
As usual, bad careless genealogy has him as another

+2 votes
Considering that Samuel Terry, her second husband, didn't die until 1762, there's no way Barrington Priest would be her spouse.  People just misinterpreted what they were reading.
by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (471k points)
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I agree that "Barrington Priest" is a description of a husband, rather than his name. That description would apply to both Wilson and Terry.  

I would add, though, that according to the Colonial Collegians article on John Wilson (cited on the profile), Margaret was "Mrs. Margaret Hall" when she married Wilson in 1711. If that is correct, there was a third husband (actually her first, prior to Wilson), but his name was Hall.  

by John Hodson G2G6 Mach 1 (12.8k points)

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