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

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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.

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.

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.

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