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Isaac Coffin
(1759-1839)

Isaac Coffin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on 16 May 1759 and died in Cheltenham on 23 Jul 1839. He served in the Royal Navy.

Honors:

Baronet in 1804

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1773)
Capt (1782)
RAdm W (1804)
RAdm R (1805)
VAdm B (1808)
VAdm W (1810)
VAdm R (1812)
Adm B (1814)
Adm W (1821)
Adm R (1830)

Notes:

Son of Nathaniel Coffin.

Commissioner at Lisbon (Sept 1797)
Commissioner at Sheerness (1799)
Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the White from Post-Captain.
By royal license, he assumed the surname of Greenly upon marriage to Elizabeth Browne Greenly (1811). However, he relinquished the name in March 1813.
MP Ilchester (18181826)

Further Reading:

1804. Biographical Memoir of Sir Isaac Coffin, Bart. Rear-Admiral of the White Squadron. The Naval Chronicle. 12:112.
Amory, Thomas Coffin. 1886. The Life of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, Baronet, his English and American Ancestors. Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company.
Coffin, Robert P. Tristram. 1951. Sir Isaac Coffin, Bart. (1759-1839) Admiral and Prophet. New York: The Newcomen Society in North America.

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