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Sir William Coffyn
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Birth: 1495
Alwington
Devon, England
Death: Dec. 8, 1538
Hereford
Hertfordshire, England

Sir William was buried in the parish church of Standon, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, where he is commemorated by an inscription on a slab at the foot of the chancel steps. (Prior to the church's restoration in 1864, this slab had been in the centre of the chancel immediately above the steps). The inscription reads:
"Here lies William Coffin, Knight, sometime of the privy chamber with his sovereign Lord King Henry the eighth, Master of the Horse unto queen Jane the most lawful wife unto the aforesaid King Henry the eighth, and high steward of all the liberty [and] manor of Standon in the county of Hertford, which William deceased the eighth day of december Anno domini 1538, [in] the thirtieth year of the reign of King Henry the eighth.
Married to Margaret, the daughter of the Hereditary Royal Champion, Sir Robert Dymoke of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire; sister of Sir Edward Dymoke; and the widow since 1517 of Sir Richard Vernon of Haddon Hall.
Born about 1495, younger brother of Richard Coffin, lord of the manor of Alwington and High Sheriff of Devon in the late 15th century. He joined Henry VIII's household about 1515, and took part, as a gentleman of the privy chamber, in the tournament between Henry VIII and the French King held at Guisnes in 1519. The following year William accompanied the King to the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
 
 
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  Margaret Dymoke Coffyn (1490 - 1545)
 
Burial:
St Mary Churchyard
Standon
East Hertfordshire District
Hertfordshire, England
 
Created by: John Andrew Meyer
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
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Sir William Coffyn
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Sir William Coffyn
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In memory of Sir William Coffyn ~ RIP
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
He loveth best that loveth well.
- Tristram Coffin
 Added: Jul. 15, 2011
 
 
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