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  • ID: I05189
  • Name: Edward Coffey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 OCT 1670 in Elizabeth City, Essex County, Virginina
  • Death: BEF 20 OCT 1716 in Essex County, Virginia
  • Note:
    Edward Coffey (1670 - 1716) of Essex County, Virginia

    EDWARD COFFEY, son of JOHN COFFEY and MARY JOLIFFEE, was born October 20, 1670 in Elizabeth City, Essex County, Virginina, and died Bef. October 20, 1716 in Essex County, Virginia. He married ANN ESTER POWELL about 1690 in Rappahannock County, the daughter of THOMAS POWELL and MARY PLACE. She was born about 1674 in Essex County, Virginia, and died December 18, 1744 in St. Annes Parish, Albamarle County, Virginia.

    The six children of EDWARD COFFEY and ANN POWELL are:

    1. MARTHA PATSY COFFEY was born 1690 in Essex County, Virginia, and died about 1772 in Orange County, Virginia. She married JOSHUA SR. STAPP about 1710 in Essex County, Virginia, son of ABRAHAM STAPP and DOROTHY MOSS. He was born 1688 in Essex County, Virginia, and died before March 27, 1783 in Orange County, Virginia

    2. JOHN COFFEY was born on July 16, 1700, Essex County, Virginia and died on March 31, 1774 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He married JEAN "JANE" GRAVES, about the year 1728. JEAN, the daughter of JOHN and HANNAH GRAVES, was born in 1710 in England and died in 1775, Wilkes County, North Carolina. On July 15, 1745, John Coffey sold the old homestead located at St. Anne's and on June 15, 1747, he sold the remainder of the farm to John Garnett. About 1774, after the death of John, JEAN GRAVES moved to North Carolina to be closer to her children.

    3. EDWARD JOSHUA COFFEY was born about 1701, Essex County, Virginia and died about 1744, Albemarle County (Surry County), Virginia. EDWARD married GRACE CLEVELAND about 1738, GRACE was born September 01, 1716 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in1 780, Albemarle County (Surry County), Virginia.

    4. AUSTIN COFFEY was born in 1705 in Essex County, Virginia and married ANNE CHENAULT. ANNE was born 1709 in Essex County, Virginia.

    5. ANNISTER "ANN" COFFEY was born about 1710 in Essex County, Virginia and died in 1802 in Essex County, Virginia. ANNISTER married JOHN CHENAULT, son of ESTIENNE DECHENEAU CHENAULT and MARY HOWLETT, in 1720 in Essex County, Virginia. JOHN CHENAULT was born in 1705 in Essex County, Virginia and died on March 27, 1740 in Essex, Goochland, Virginia.

    6. ELIZABETH COFFEY was born about 1714, Essex County, Virginia and died in 1770 at Blue Run, Orange County, Virginia.

    This summary of the family structure was constructed from gathering information from the Internet.
    Although the information may lack considerable accuracy, this summary may serve as a tool or basis to built upon with further research.
    Obviously more references and sources are required. - DBM

    (Internet Sources provided below)

    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.)


    1699, January 6;
    From Web site - Wilkes County, NC
    The first record of Edward Coffey in VA appears in the will of William (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 William Mosely. (Mosley transported many indentured persons to Virginia from about 1660 until the 1690's.) Edward was likely one of his servants.

    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.

    Coffey Family of Wilkes County Documents

    EDWARD COFFEY, M. ANN POWELL Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 9, Essex Co VA Wills & Deeds 1714-1717 Page 339, Deed of Lease, dated 11 Nov. 1710 (sic) Place Powell of St. Anne's Parish, Planter, leases for 99 years to Augustine Smith, Gentleman, 300 in the Parish of St. Marion in the County of Richmond, whereon George and William Procters now liveth. This land in the freshes of Pappa. River in the fork of Lambs Creek, and was formerly granted to Francis Place by patent dated the 7: br 1654. Signed Place Powell, Witnessed by John Golding (his mark), Casandrey Golding (her mark) John Weed (his mark). Proved by oaths of the three witnesses on 13 Jan. 1714/15 and recorded

    Source: The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives,
    Coffey Family of Wilkes County Documents

    1714, November 11;
    Ex 9 3
    Page 311, Lease and release, dated 10 and 11 Nov. 1714. Edward Coffey of St. Ann's Parish, Planter, sells John Barbee of the same parish for 5000 lbs. of "lawful sweet scented tobacco" 118 acres, which land Coffee bought of Augustine Smith and is on branches of Occupation Creek, adj. to land of Thomas Warren, on E. side of Chickahomony Path, the land of Col. Francis Gouldman "to corner red oak and white oak corner to Mr. Severley his Great Tract", etc.
    Signed Edward Coffey, Witnessed by Tho. Ramsey, Saml. Stallord, Robert Parker. Ann Coffey, wife of Edward, relinq. her dower rights. Rec. 11 Nov. 1714.

    1716, July 16;
    Ex 9 79 Page 621, Deed 16 July 1716. John Moseley, Planter, of St. Anns Parish sells John Coffee and Edward Coffee, Planters, of same Parish, for 6000 lbs. of tobacco, 200 acres commonly called Moseleys Quarters, in St. Anns Parish, on E. side of a branch of Occupation, a small branch of Gilsons, adj. land belonging to Mr. Matrum Wright and land formerly belonging to Tho Button.
    Signed John Moseley. Witnessed by Salvator Muscoe, John Staton, Peter Holland. Rec. 18 July 1716

    1715/16, February 14;

    The will of Edward Coffey is in Essex Co. Deed and Will Book 14, 1711-1716, dated 14 Feb 1715-16 and provided for bequests to wife Ann Coffey: to my six children; to John and Edward the land; to Martha one cow; to Ann, Austos (?), and Elizabeth (all surnames spelled Cofey) no bequests. Abraham Stapp was a witness and the will was signed Edward Coffey.

    Copy of Last Will and Testament is in Johnson/ Stapp and Allied Lines, by Jennie F, Downing Crow, page 55.

    Essex County, Virginia Records
    Deeds & Wills No. 14, Page 669

    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Edward Coffey being in bedd of sickness but in perfett sense & emmbrey thanks bee to God; I Edward Cofey do bequeath this to bee my Last Will & Testament, - I leave all my Land to my two Suns John Cofey and Edward Cofey Equall to be divided at Sixten Ears of age if the mother of them be ded otherwayes att Eighten Years of Ages. I also give one Cowe & her increase
    to my daughter Marther Cofey at years of Sixten or at her mothers deth allso one Cowe yerlen to my Sun John Coffey & her increase All the tenebles Stock & Bock I give to my wife Ann Cofey till her deth but if she marys then every one of my Children to have their parts as they come of age, and after ye Deces of my wife all tenables to be Equall devided between my Six children John, Edward Cofey, Marther Cofey, Ann Cofey, Austes Cofey, Elisabeth Cofey.
    As witness my hand & Seall this 14th day of Febry 1715/16
    Samel. Edmondson
    Themety (mark) Selemon
    Edward Cofey (his mark) Cofey

    Source: The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives

    Ex 9 88
    Page 669, 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. Inventory of Edward Coffey, was witnessed by James Edmonton, Will
    Taylor, Nicholas Faulconer.


    The Edward Coffey Project by Jack K. Coffee, 110 Lydia Road, St. Joseph, LA, 71366

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    Death dates seen from other researchers on the Internet at
    Death Bef. October 20, 1716
    Death? 20 Nov 1716
    14 February 1713? (This is prior to date of Last Will)

    Father: John Coffey b: 1620 in Munster, Cork, Ireland
    Mother: Mary Joliffee b: ABT 1620 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Ann Ester Powell b: ABT 1674 in Essex County, Virginia
    • Married: ABT 1690 in Rappahannock County 1
    1. Has Children Martha Patsy Coffey b: 1690 in Essex County, Virginia
    2. Has No Children John Coffey b: 16 JUL 1700 in Essex County, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Edward Joshua Coffey b: ABT 16 JUL 1701 in Essex County, Virginia
    4. Has No Children Austin Coffey b: 1705 in Essex County, Virginia
    5. Has No Children Annister "Ann" Coffey b: ABT 1710 in Essex County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Elizabeth Coffey b: ABT 1714 in Essex County, Virginia

    1. Title: Deed and Will Book 10, pg. 75
      Media: Book

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