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Notes for Dionis STEPHENS


Dionis Stevens (spelling used by source), daughter of John Robert and Dionis (Unknown) Stevens, was baptized 4 March 1609/10, in Brixton, Devon, England.
Dionis Stevens married Tristram Coffin by the baptism of their son Peter 18 July 1630, probably in Brixton.
Tristram took his family to New England about 1642. Dionis is frequently named as his wife in deeds of sale giving her consent to those sales. She herself was "presented" at court, in 1653, for selling beer for three pence per quart. The law set the price at four pence with four bushels of malt to the hogshead. Her beer was six bushels of malt to the hogshead and so was discharged by the court.
Tristram and his son, Stephen, both of Sherborn in Nantucket, built a barn together. An agreement was made 18 July 1677, that Stephens parents Tristram and Dionis Coffin would have use of the barn until their decease. On 3 Dec 1678, they gave to son John their dwelling, after their decease.

Tristram died in 1681 and on 9 Feb 1682, his widow, Ms Dionis Coffin, was awarded use of his estate during her life.

Children:
Peter was baptized on 18 July 1630 at Brixton
Elizabeth b. about 1631 in England
Tristram b. 1632 in England
James was baptized 11 Sep 1639 at Brixton
John b. about 1641
Deborah b. 16 Nov 1642, d. 8 Dec 1642 in Haverhill, Massachusetts
Mary b. 20 Feb 1644/5 in Haverhill
John b 30 Oct 1647 in Haverhill
Stephen b. 10 May 1652 in Newbury, Massachusetts


== Sources ==
80 immigrants: our Merrill-Covell pedigree Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Early settlers of Nantucket : their associates and descendants. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1901.
"Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850," Published by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1925. Vol 3 Page 318 (marriages)
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 April 2020), memorial page for Dionis Stevens Coffin (4 Mar 161016 Sep 1684)
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