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Loyalist Directory: John Sr. of Quebec (Bro. of William Jr. ) Coffin

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Surname : Coffin
Given name : John Sr. of Quebec (Bro. of William Jr. )
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Where Resettled : Quebec City
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Date & Place of Birth : Boston Mass., 19 August 1729
Settled before war : In Boston where he was a distiller, and probably also a merchant and ship owner)
Date & Place of Death : 28 September 1808
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Children : He and his wife had thirteen children, eleven of whom survived him.

The sons included:
• John
• William
• Thomas
• Nathaniel
• Francis Holmes
• James

The daughters included:
• Isabella m. Col. McMurdo
• Susannah m. the Hon. John Craigie
• Margaret m. Roger Hale Sheaffe (her cousin)
Biography : John embarked from Boston, a marked man whose ownings were confiscated, with his wife, eleven children and his goods on his own schooner The Nepture, he sailed to Quebec where he landed 23 Aug 1775. He was a partiicpant in holding Quebec City against Montgomery, Arnold and the American forces in late 1775.

When he died in 1808, he was (or possibly had been?) “one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the City of Quebec and Inspector of Police for said City.”
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Sources : See “The Coffin Family of Boston” – a chapter of the book The Loyalists of Massachusetts by James Stark.
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