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Loyalist Directory: Sir Thomas Afton (Son of William Jr.) Coffin

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Surname : Coffin
Given name : Sir Thomas Afton (Son of William Jr.)
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Where Resettled : Carleton, NB
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Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V35 N4 Oct 1904
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Date & Place of Birth : Boston Mass. 31 March 1754
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Date & Place of Death : Lon England in 1810
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Biography : SIR THOMAS ASTON COFFIN, Baronet, son of William, Jr., was born at Boston, March 31, 1754. He graduated at Harvard College in 1772. He was for a long time Secretary to Sir Guy Carleton, by whose side he sat in the last boat which left Castle Garden on the evacuation of New York, 25th Nov., 1783. When Sir Guy Carleton became Lord Dorchester and Governor of Quebec, 1784, Coffin accompanied him and by his influence was appointed in 1804 Secretary and Comptroller of Accounts of Lower Canada. At another part of his life he was Commissary General in the British Army. He went to England and died in London in 1810, very wealthy. He was grandfather to Mrs. Bolton, wife of Col. Bolton, R. A., who took an active part in the Red River Expedition of 1870.
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Sources : Reference letters B

See “The Coffin Family of Boston” – a chapter of the book The Loyalists of Massachusetts by James Stark.
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