This is the first family from whom I descend three times. I always feel disappointed when you descend from a family a second or third time. I want new ancestry not recycled ancestry. But anyway, what can you do?
1. Peter Coffyn or Coffin born say 1520-1530 was the father of:
2. Nicholas Coffin born about 1555 and buried 8 October 1613 at Brixton, Devonshire, England. He married about 1579, Joanna (---), born about 1560 and buried 5 February 1614/5 at Brixton. Nicholas and Joanna had five children: Peter, Johan, John, Nicholas, and Ann.
3. Peter Coffin born about 1580 at Brixton and died there about March 1628. He married about 1608, Joan Kember (which can be rendered as Thember or Thumber), born about 1584 and died Boston, Massachusetts 30 May 1661, daughter of Robert and Anna (---) Kember. Peter and Joan had eight children: Tristram, Joane, Peter, Deborah, Eunice, Mary, Ruth, and John.
4. Tristram Coffin baptized 11 March 1609/10 at Brixton, died 2 October 1681 at Nantucket, Massachusetts. Tristram married about 1630 at Brixton, Dionis Stevens baptized there 4 March 1609/10 and died Nantucket 6 November 1684. Tristram arrived in New England about 1642. He was Governor of Nantucket. Tristram and Dionis had nine children: Peter, Elizabeth, Tristram, James, John, Deborah, Mary, John, and Stephen.
5. Tristram Coffin (Jr.) was born 1 February 1632 at Brixton and died 4 February 1704 at Newbury, Massachusetts. He married at Newbury on 2 March 1652/3 Judith (Greenleaf) Somerby born 2 September 1625 at Ipswich, England and died at Newbury 15 December 1705, widow of Henry Somerby and daughter of Edmund and Sarah (Moore) Greenleaf. Tristram was a merchant and tailor. Judith had four children by her first husband Henry Somerby. She and Tristram then had ten children of their own: Judith, Deborah, Mary, James, John, Lydia, Enoch, Stephen, Peter and Nathaniel.
6. Stephen Coffin was born 18 August 1664 at Newbury, Massachusetts and died there 31 August 1725. He married there on 8 October 1685, Sarah Atkinson, born Newbury 27 Novembere 1665 and died there 20 January 1724/5, daughter of John and Sarah (Myrick) Atkinson. Stephen was a tailor like his father. Stephen and Sarah had thirteen children: Sarah, Tristram, Tristram, Lydia, Judith, John, Abigail, Stephen, Daniel, Abner, Mary, Joseph and Benjamin.
7. Abner Coffin was born 29 April 1702 at Newbury, Massachusetts and died about 1773 at North Yarmouth, Maine. He married at Stratham, New Hampshire on 12 October 1725, Mary Rawlings, born about 1705 at Stratham and died after 1773 at North Yarmouth, Maine, daughter of Thomas and Phebe (Lawrence) Rawlings. Abner was an innkeeper. Abner and Mary had eleven children: Abigail, Lydia, Mary, Rachel, Phebe, Dorcas, Abner, Sarah, Catherine, Stephen and Thomas.
8. Abner Coffin (Jr.) was born 25 April 1738 at Exeter, New Hampshire and died 21 February 1811 at Freeport, Maine. He married about 1760 at Dover, New Hampshire, Keziah Cromwell, born there about 1740 and died after 26 March 1794, daughter of John and Lydia (---) Cromwell. Abner was a peripatetic blacksmith living in Dover, Rochester and other places. Abner and Keziah had four children: Rebecca, Anna, Stephen, and Mary.
9. Anna Coffin was born about 1765 at Rochester, New Hampshire and died there May 1812. She married there 3 June 1785, Moses Hayes (Jr.), born 10 August 1763 at Rochester and died at Barrington, New Hampshire 30 July 1838, son of Moses and Abigail (Horne) Hayes. Moses was a farmer. Anna and Moses had seven children: Ezekiel, Daniel, Moses, Nancy Ann, William, Mary, and Delilah.
Second and Third Lines:
8a. Mary Coffin, daughter of Abner and Mary (Rawlings) Coffin was born 18 October 1730 at Exeter, New Hampshire and died after 1803 at Middleton, New Hampshire. She married about 1751, Benjamin York (III), born about 1725 and died before May 1803 at Middleton, New Hampshire, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Pinder) York. Mary and Benjamin had five children: David, John, Mary, Benjamin, and Josiah.
9a. Benjamin York (IV) was born 14 January 1761 at Nottingham, New Hampshire and died at Landoff, New Hampshire on 6 June 1845. He married his first cousin on 22 November 1780 at New Durham, New Hampshire, Rebecca Coffin, born about 1763 and died 16 January 1842 at Holderness, New Hampshire, daughter of Abner and Keziah (Cromwell) Coffin. Benjamin and Rebecca had ten children: William Ward, Rebecca, Diademia, Ebenzer D., Phebe, Benjamin Coffin, Stephen, Mary, Veranus P., and Simeon Dana.
Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury & John Sargent Pillsbury by Mary Lovering Holman (2 vols., 1938). [Covers English Coffins and down to Stephen Coffin]
Gatherings toward a Genealogy of the Coffin Family by W.S. Appleton (David Clapp, Boston, 1896). [Covers the American Coffins down to Abner Sr. listing Abner Jr.]
Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780: A Biographical Dictionary by John A. Schutz (Northeastern U. Press, Boston, 1997). [Tristram Coffin Jr.]
Ancestral Lines from Maine to Virginia: 57 Families in England, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Germany, The Eastern Seaboard, Ohio, Missouri and California by Carl Boyer 3rd (the author: Santa Clarita, CA, 2002). [Tristram Coffin Sr.]
Descendants of Abner Coffin & Mary Rawlings of Harrisfeeket by Edward S. Coffin (the author, Augusta, ME, 2006). [Does an excellent job with Abner Coffin Sr. and the Maine Coffins. Doesn't do justice to Abner Jr. and the New Hampshire Coffins]
John Hayes of Dover, New Hampshire; A Book of His Family by Katharine F. Richmond, 2 vols. (Tyngsboro, MA, 1936).