Richard Coffin

1168–
Alwington, Devon, England

The Life of Richard

Richard Coffin was born in 1168, in Alwington, Devon, England as the son of Sir Richard Coffin. He died in Parent, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France.

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Richard Coffin
1168–
Mrs. Richard Coffin

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World Events (3)

1215 · Magna Carta

Age 47

King John of England agreed to a charter of rights called the Magna Carta. The document was originally drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish peace between King John and a group of rebel barons. The Magna Carta was completed in 1215 and is now considered to be one of the greatest constitutional documents of all time.
1224 · France Declares War on England

Age 56

France declared war on England as Louis VIII of France attacked Poitou and northern Gascony.
1259 · 100 Years of Conflict Between England and France Ends

Age 91

Treaty of Paris was signed on December 4, 1259, which ended 100 years of conflict between England and France.

Name Meaning

English and French: metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from Old French cof(f)in ‘basket’ (Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos). The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Coffin - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Coffin

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