Meet the Planters – Coy Family

A Brookfield Planter Family

Corp. Richard Coy, Sr.

None of the members of this family returned to Brookfield.

Here is the genealogy of the Coy family, as accurately as possible, as at the time of the publication of Dr. Roy’s book there was no published genealogy of the Coy family.

Children of Richard, Sr. and Martha Coy

Birth Notes:
Richard Coy England, abt 1625

Died at Brookfield, Aug 2, 1675 @ Wheeler’s Surprise.

Married Martha Haffield at Ipswich, bef Dec 20, 1651. wife Martha Died at Boston, Aug 14, 1694.

Richard, Jr. Salisbury, abt 1656. Drowned in Virginia, Feb 3, 1738.

Married: First, Sarah Kent of Brookfield on Dec 1, 1674.
Second, Sarah Littlefield at Manchester, MA. on Nov 2, 1724.
Third, Rebecca Stanley of Beverly at Ipswich, Jan 14, 1731-2.
Fourth, Miriam Babcock of Manchester, intentions filed Oct 23, 1737. no known offspring that survived to adulthood.

John Wenham, 1658 Came to Quaboag with his parents, where he spent his childhood, removed to Boston after the siege.
Died on Mar 1, 1737-8 at Wenham.

Inherited the estate of his father and was the one to sell to Thomas Barnes in 1699, all the family rights at Brookfield. Married Elizabeth Edwards at Beverly on June 23, 1679. They had 7 children. 3 Jabez Wenham, 1660 Nothing more is known of Jabez 4 Haffield prob. Wenham, 1663 A mariner at Beverly in 1701, and died before 1706. He married Mary who was born in 1675, and who was received into the church and baptized at Beverly, MA on Jan 20, 1704-5.

Caleb Boston, Aug 15, 1666

He died between January and September of 1722. He married twice, but the name of his first wife has never been found. His second wife was Mary Wellman of Beverly. Intensions of Marriage were filed at Wenham on Nov 24, 1713 and at Beverly on Apr 4, 1717.

She is called “Mary Coy” widow of Caleb Coy in September, 1722.


Source: “Quaboag Plantation Alias Brookefeild” by Louis E. Roy, M. D., 1965, West Brookfield, MA., The Heffernan Press, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts.