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
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.
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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.
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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.
2. JOHN COFFEY
He died Mar. 1775 St. Anns, Albamarle Co VA. Lived in St. George Parish,
Spotsylvania till 1747. Moved to Albemarle Co Va in 1747. His will
probated Mar. 1775. Will made Mar. 1774. Their children-James Coffey, m.
Elizabeth Cleveland, John Coffey, m. Dorcas Carter, Edward Coffey, m.
Nancy Chenalt, Thomas Coffey, m. Elizbeth Smith, Reuben Coffey, m. Sally
Scott, Benjamin Coffey, m. Polly Hayes, William Coffey, m Elizabeth
Ausborne, Elizabeth Coffey, m. Thomas Fields, Winifred Coffey, m.
Nicholas Moran. John's widow, Jane/Jean Graves, moved to NC with her
son Thomas. She died in Wilkes NC near Patterson. Info from a book
"Thomas Coffey and His Descendants" by L. H. Coffey; from census
records and probate records.
These documents furnished by Sharon Jung
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