JAMES COFFEY SHOWING IN 1641 IN PORTAFERRYhttp://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=10133.0
FOR ANDREW COFFEY SEE LINK http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=9037.0
1766 AUG. 7th JOHN COFFEY TO AGNES BOYD
1820 FEB. 26 JAMES COFFEY TO NANCY KENNEDY [ROBT. McFADDEN & WILL COFFEY]
1822 OCT. 22nd JAMES McMASTER TO MARGT. COFFEY [SAM McMASTER WILL COFFEY]
1826 MAY 15th ANDREW COFFEY TO ANN MCWHIRK
The well known evangelist BILLY GRAHAM'S mother MORROW COFFEY was part of this Coffey family. His aunt's visited Portavogie in the 1960's looking for their Coffey family, they met and talked with my mother.
Father: William Franklin Graham (b. 10-Nov-1888, d. 1962)
Mother: Morrow Coffey Graham (b. 1892, m. 1916, d. 1981)
1911 Ballyhalbert Census
Thomas Curran Presby. Head Age 50 Grocer
Matilda Curran Wife 46 yrs Married 8 yrs. 0 children [nee SAVAGE]
WILLIAM MORROW Visitor PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER SINGLE AGE 37 YRS All born Co. Down [BORN 1874]
This COFFEY family carries a blond gene.
BALLYHALBERT OLD GRAVEYARD
Erect. by Nancy Coffey of Portavogie, in mem. of her husband William Coffey who died 3rd. April 1843 aged 74 yrs. [BORN 1769]
Also the above named Nancy Coffey who died 31st. Aug. 1863 aged 84 yrs.
Also her son William who died 1820 aged 6 yrs.
Also her son Thomas who died 25th September 1842 aged 22 yrs.
Also her son-in-law Samuel MAHOOD 28th June 1888 aged 88 yrs.
Also her daughter Jane Coffey alias MAHOOD who died 23rd Oct. 1895 aged 90 yrs.
This must be the William Coffey BORN 1769 above who is the witness below.
James Palmer of Glastry was married to Sarah Craig of Kircubbin in Kircubbin Presbyterian Church on Feb.27, 1822 (LDS M700361/0126). William Coffey and Elizabeth Filson were present. [This is the father of John Palmer who married Esther Coffey below]
William Coffey son of William born 5 Jan 1815 Farmer married Esther Glen in Glastry Presbyterian Church circa 1828.
William owned a lugger called "Ebenezer" which he left to his wife Esther and son Hugh.
Title : Date of Death : 28 June 1879
Surname : Coffey Date of Grant : 2 March 1881
Forename : William Reseal Date :
Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects under £100
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The Will of William Coffey late of Portavogie County Down Farmer deceased who died 28 June 1879 at same place was proved at Belfast by James Palmer Grocer and Samuel Mahood Carpenter both of Portavogie the Executors.
HIS WIFE IS ESTHER
HE HAS SONS THOMAS, HUGH, ROBERT & JOHN COFFEY
DAUGHTERS NANCY AMBROSE, ESTHER PALMER, ELIZA COFFEY, & MARGARET DEVOY.
This is their daughter Esther's marriage in Glastry Prebysterian Church.
daughter no 1
John Palmer, 21, bachelor, sailor, of Portavogie (father: James Palmer, farmer) to Esther Coffey, 21, spinster, of Portavogie (father: William Coffey, farmer) on Nov.12, 1856, in Glastry Meetinghouse, parish of Inishargy. Witness' Samuel Cully and James Palmer.
Capt. John Palmer owned a lugger called The Sparkling Wave.
GG Grandfather of Lena McVea
Thanks to Ros Davies for this record.
Sparkling Wave a lugger of 29 tons; built Ramsey in 1884; regd. Belfast; owned by John Palmer of Portavogie in 1887 MNL/MB
Ballyhalbert, Portavogie: John Palmer Head I 60 Fisherman, b.1841 MA
Easter Palmer WI I 60 nee Coffey. Farmer MA
1911 Portavogie censushttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/2104189/nai002296481/
House no 2
This is John and Esther's family.http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=8602.0
See the grave below for Esther's mother and father and brother Hugh Coffey.
BALLYHALBERT OLD GRAVEYARD
[White marble stone in a low enclosure]
Erect. by Hugh Coffey, Portavogie in memory of his father William who died 28th June 1879.
Also his mother Esther Coffey [nee GLENN] who died 15th Feb. 1881.
Also his wife Mary Coffey who died April 1888. NEE McCLEMENTS
Also his daughter Agnes who died August 1900.
Also his son Robert who died 12th Jan. 1912 aged 25 yrs.
Also his wife Jane [nee Clint] who died 7th Sept. 1924 aged 78 yrs.
Also the above named Hugh Coffey who died 20th Oct. 1939 aged 94 yrs.
Also his son David, husband of Marion Coffey, died 30th July 1959.
Also the above named Marion Coffey died 16th April 1960. NEE KELLY
I think that David and Marion's son James & his wife were killed by a car at Barne's Corner Glastry,
Erect. by David Coffey in mem of his son James & daugher-in-law Margaret died result of an accident 11-8-1956
Residents of a house 35 in Kenbaan Street (Pottinger (part of), Down) 1911
Coffey David 33 Male Head of Family Presbyterian Co Down Sailor Read and write Married 9
Coffey Miriam 28 Female Wife Presbyterian Belfast City Read Married 9 1 1
Coffey James 9 Male Son Presbyterian Belfast City Scholar Read Single
Son no 2
Hugh COFFEY . Newtownards & Greyabbey son of William Coffey; married Mary McClement 4 May 1867 in Newtownards ; father of William Hugh b. 28 Sep 1868 (regd. Greyabbey) CR
Hugh COFFEY 2nd marriage to Jane Clint daughter of William Clint and Jane Warnock.
CAFFERY HUGH Ballyhalbert of Portavogie; son of William (d. 28 Jan 1879) & Esther (d. 15 Feb 1881) Coffey; husband of Mary (d. Apr 1888); father of Robert (d. 12 Jan 1912 aged 25) & Agnes (d. 1900) & David (d. 1959) ;a widower, married Jane Clint 30 Dec 1892 in Newtownards; died 7th Sept. 1924 aged 78 yrs. ; buried Ballyhalbert graveyard CR; MIs; Mary Becker
1911 Portavogie Censushttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/2104189/nai002296477/
25 Oct 1851
Glastry Presbyterian Church
1901 Portavogie census
daughter no 3
Dwelling 98, Portavogie
Ambrose, Agnes* head Presbyterian 72 seamstress Widow Down
Jane daughter Christian Brethren 37 Single
Agnes J. niece Presbyterian 10 scholar
Widow of William Ambrose
1901 census son of above Agnes nee Coffey Ambrose aged 72 yrs
Dwelling 107, Portavogie
Ambrose, Robert* head Christian Brethren 29 fisherman Married Down
Sarah wife 31 dressmaker
Willie son 5 scholar Single
*Robert Ambrose, b. 1 Dec 1871 Greyabbey to William Ambrose and Agnes Coffey
Daughter No 3
Miss Agnes/ Nancy COFFEY . Inishargy & Greyabbey daughter of William Coffey; aged 21 married William Ambrous/ Ambrose 25 Oct 1851 in Inishargy ; mother of Agnes b. 1868 (regd. Greyabbey) CR
Glastry Presbyterian Church
[In a low cement enclosure]
Erect. by William Ambrose of Portavogie in memory of his beloved son William who died 11th Jan. 1875 aged 22 yrs.
Also the above named William Ambrose who died 11th Nov. 1881 aged 53 yrs.
Also his beloved wife Agnes Ambrose who fell asleep in Jesus 6th April 1901 aged 72 yrs.
Also his daughter Jane who died 1th July 1905 aged 41 yrs.
Also his grand-daughter Aggie Jane who died 21st Feb. 1908 aged 16 yrs.
Son No 4
John COFFEY . Inishargy & Ballyphilip son of William Coffey; aged 21 married Catherine Devoy 27 Oct 1855 in Inishargy; father of twins William & Hugh b. 28 Mar 1872 (regd. Portaferry) CR
Residents of a house 6 in Ratallagh (Ardkeen, Down) 1901
Coffey Mary Anne 24 Female Daughter Presbyterian Read and write Not Married
Coffey John 60 Male Head of Family Presbyterian Co Down Capt of Steamboat Read and write Married BORN 1841
Coffey Catherine 58 Female Wife Presbyterian Co Down Read and write Married
Daughter No 5
Miss Margaret COFFEY . Inishargy daughter of William Coffey; aged 21 married William Devoy 23 Jan 1855 CR
Residents of a house 52 in Portavogue (Ballyhalbert, Down) 1901
McVea Hugh Tennant 11 Male Grand Son Presbyterian Co Down Scholar Read and write Not Married
Devoy Margaret 74 Female Head of Family Presbyterian Co Down Seamstress Read only Widow OF WILLIAM DEVOY; nee Coffey DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM COFFEY& ESTHER McCLEMENTS
son no 6
27 Oct 1863
Newtownards Civil Registrars Office
Robert COFFEY . Greyabbey husband of Eliza Mahood; father of William b. 24 Mar 1868 & Esther b. 13 Dec 1870
1911 Portavogie Censushttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/2104189/nai002296489/
House no 24
Daughter NO 7 .
ELIZA COFFEY daughter of William and Esther Coffey married William Coffey of Ballyeasborough [BORN 1832] Inishargy son of
Andrew Coffey [BORN C 1810]; aged 21 married Mary Ann Ross 22 Mar 1853
[NOTE THE NAME MARY ANN, NOW COMING IN BELOW IN THEIR FAMILY NAMES]
ESTHER FOR HER MUM AND MARY ANN FOR HIS MUM.
William COFFEY Greyabbey husband of Eliza Coffey; father of Mary Anne b. 8 Nov 1868 & Esther b. 12 Nov 1870 & William b. 29 Dec 1873 CR
COFFEY Ballyhalbert of Ballyesborough; died 8 Jun 1909 aged 70; husband of Eliza who d. 5 Jan 1922 aged 84; father of Mary Anne (d. 1888 aged 19) & Essie (d. 1890 aged 19) & Maggie (d. 1890 aged 11) & Jane Donnan (d. 1932 aged 65) & William (d. 1954 aged 80) & Adam (d. 1960 aged 78); buried Glastry Presbyterian graveyard MIs
1911 census Ballyeasboroughhttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/2104188/nai002296132/
GLASTRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
[WHITE LIMESTONE IN A LOW RAILED ENCLOSURE]
Erect. by Eliza Coffey, Ballyeasborough, in memory of her husband William Coffey who died the 8th June 1909 aged 70 yrs.
Also her daughters Mary Ann died 26th June 1888 aged 19 yrs.
Essie died 5th Feb. 1890 aged 11 yrs.
Also the above Eliza Coffey 5th Jan. 1922 aged 84yrs.
Also her daughter Jane DONNAN died 8th March 1932 aged 65 yrs.
Also her son William who died 1st May 1954 aged 80 yrs.
Also her son Adam who died 25th Sept. 1960 aged 78 yr
Son no 8
Thomas COFFEY . Greyabbey husband of Sarah Cully; father of William James b. 1 Mar 1871 CR SARAH CULLY WAS A SISTER TO JOHN CULLY OF "THE HARBOUR STORES" PORTAVOGIE
GLASTRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Erect. by Thomas Coffey, Portavogie, in memory of his daughter Mary Ann who died
29th Nov. 1895 aged 15 yrs.
Also his son Samuel who died 22nd Sept. 1896 aged 23 yrs.
Also his wife Sarah Coffey who died 21st Sept. 1897 aged 52 yrs.
Also his son John who was drowned 14th July 1900 aged 22 yrs. Interrred in [...wood Cemetery, Chicago, USA.
Also his son Thomas who died 13th Oct. 1901 aged 15 yrs.
Also the above Thomas Coffey who died 14th Sept. 1935 aged 92 yrs.
Erected by William James Coffey, Portavogie, in memory of his daughter Annie Mary who died 14th April 1898 aged 1 yr. and 4 mths.
Also his son Samuel John who died 7th 26th June 1902 aged 6 yrs.
Also his son Thomas who died 15th April 1912 aged 1 yr. 4 mths.
Also his grandson William James Coffey, died 5th March 1942 aged 2 yrs. 8 mths.
Also the above William James Coffey died 7th Jan. 1951 aged 79 yrs.
Also his wife Agnes Coffey died 3rd April 1954 aged 83 yrs.
William James Coffey to Agnes Palmer in Glastry Meetinghouse on Oct.7, 1893.
THOMAS COFFEY Pedigree
SARAH CULLY Pedigree
1. WILLIAM JAMES COFFEY Pedigree
Birth: 01 MAR 1871 , Down, Ireland
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Samuel Coffey Pedigree
06 OCT 1872 Grey Abbey, Down, Ireland
Father: Thomas Coffey Family
Mother: Sarah Cully
Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
C701505 1872 0255861 Film NONE
NOTE:- Glastry Prebsyterian Church is in the Parish of Innishargie.
Ballyeasborough COI Church was not built until 1850.
TEMPLEPATRICK GRAVEYARD MILLISLE
This stone was erected by Peter Coffey in memory of his son George Skimmin Coffey who died March the 12TH 1835 aged 11 months.
MIC/IP111/2 4708 Annie James Palmer Eliza Coffee Ballyhalbert 15.01.1883 18.02.1883
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Elizabeth FILSON (AFN: BJ3P-CJ) Pedigree
: F Family
Birth: Abt 1837
<Ballyhalbert, Countydown, Ireland>
Father: Robert FILSON (AFN: 246Z-VZF) Family
Spouse: Hughs MCCLEMENT (MCLEMENT) (AFN: BJ3P-BC) Family
Marriage: 24 Dec 1856
Ballyhemlen, Ballyhalbert, Down, Ireland
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