Person:Eunice Coffin (1)

Eunice Coffin
chr.22 Mar 1617/18 Brixton, Devon, England
m. bef 1610
  1. Governor Tristram Coffin1609/10 - 1681
  2. Joane Coffinest 1611 - bef 1642
  3. Peter Coffin1613/14 -
  4. Deborah Coffinest 1616 -
  5. Eunice Coffin1617/18 -
  6. Mary Coffinest 1620 - 1691
  7. Ruth Coffin1623 - 1623
  8. John Coffinest 1625 - 1642
  9. Unknown Coffinaft 1627 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Eunice Coffin
Alt Name Eunice Coffyn
Gender Female
Christening[1] 22 Mar 1617/18 Brixton, Devon, England
  1. 1.0 1.1 Holman, Mary Lovering. Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Privately Printed at The Rumford Press, 1938), 2:604.

    Eunice (Coffin), bapt. (Brixton) 22 Mar. 1617-18, under 12 in 1627, came to America with her brother where she married William Butler and died without issue. He died in Hartford in 1648, leaving his property to his brother Richard.

  2. William Butler, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:516.

    The claim has been made repeatedly that William Butler married Eunice, sister of Tristram Coffin [Savage 1:322; NEHGR 24:150; Pillsbury Anc 2:604], but no evidence has been found for this claim. The Coffin family came to New England about 1642 and settled in Salisbury, by which time William Butler had resided in Hartford several years, so it is hard to see how they would even have met. If Eunice did marry someone named William Butler, he was almost certainly someone other than the subject of this sketch.