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Edward CORBIN, Sr.
Jane WILKINSON
Husband:  Edward CORBIN, Sr.
Birth:  ca. 1685, Baltimore Co., MD
Death:  bet. 1758 and 1768 not 30 Nov 1770
Father:  Nicholas CORBIN
Mother:  Alice BRYAN

Most sources say he was born ca. 1676-8, but he did not appear on the tax rolls until 1701, which puts his birthdate closer to 1685.  The later date makes more sense if his marriage to Jane was his first marriage.  It also makes more sense with regard to his age at death, which even with the later birth date has him an extraordinary age (for his time) of 85 at his death. 

Some sources have Edward's death date as 30 Nov 1770.  This is the date the will of an Edward CORBIN was proved in Baltimore County.  However, this testator's wife was named Mary and his children were John, Edward Jr., Eliakim, Rachel, Leah, Mary.  This testator is thought to be the son of our subject.  Only two Edward CORBINs (Edward and Edward Junr.) signed the Joppa Petition in 1768, and it was almost certainly the Edward who died in 1770 and his son who signed, which means our subject had already passed away.  This view is also supported by the fact that the Edward who signed his 1770 will called himself "Edwd. Corbin Sr.," which presumably he would not have done were his father (or uncle) still alive. 

Marriage:  in or bef. 1706
Wife:  Jane WILKINSON / WILKERSON
Birth:  ca. 1690, Baltimore Co., MD
Death:  1758 
Father:  William WILKINSON
Mother:  Elizabeth CLARK

Most sources give (ca.) 1697 as Jane's date of birth, but that would have made her too young to have birthed a child in 1706 if, indeed, Nicholas is actually her child.  To have birthed Nicholas, she had to have been born at least bef. 1690, which would then put her age more in line with her husband's, which makes much more sense if this really is the first marriage for both of them.  The other possibility is that Edward had an earlier wife who birthed Nicholas, which is supported by the 14-year year gap with only one child between him and the next child; however, the span of 24 years between the eldest and youngest child is close to the "normal" span of female fecundity, so the gap could be explained by mortality or the incompleteness of records.

Children born in Baltimore Co., MD:
1.  Nicholas Z. CORBIN, b. in or bef. 1706 
There is a 14-year gap here, with only one child born.
2.  Jane CORBIN, b. bef. 1720 
3.  Edward CORBIN, Jr., b. 1720; d. 1770
4.  William Wilkinson CORBIN, b. 1721 
5.  Abraham CORBIN, b. 7 Sep 1722, St. Paul's Parish 
6.  Phyllis-Anna CORBIN, b. 12 May 1725 
7.  Providence CORBIN, b. 26 Jun 1727 
8.  Unity CORBIN, b. 2 Mar 1729/30 

Their son, Nicholas, is said to have been born in 1710, but the birthdates of his children place his birth at no later than 1706.

Their daughter, Jane, is not mentioned in Barnes's Baltimore County Families (1989: 134), but the LDS Ancestral File attributes Jane CORBIN, wife of Samuel LANE, to these parents.  It makes sense for Jane to be their daughter based on the coincidence of names not only that her name is Jane, but that she named a son, Wilkinson, that she is the right age in the right place at the right time, that these CORBINs and LANEs were known to be intermarrying, and that it would help "fill the gap" between Nicholas and Edward. 

Their son, Abraham, is said to be the Abraham CORBIN who married Rachael MARSHALL, but I believe him to be a different person, the reasons for which are given on the other Abraham CORBIN's family group sheet

Eleanor CORBIN, b. 1710s/20s
The Eleanor CORBIN who married William KELLEY is said to be their daughter.  I haven't found anything to document it.
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Timeline
Year Location Event
c1685 MD: Baltimore Co. birth of Edward CORBIN
c1690-95   birth of Jane WILKINSON
1701-1706 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward CORBIN on tax rolls
in or bef. 1708   marriage of Edward CORBIN & Jane WILKINSON
1710   birth of son, Nicholas
1716 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN sell 100 a.
1716 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN buy part of "Jones'/Jonas' Range"
1720   birth of son, Edward
1721   birth of son, William Wilkinson
1722 MD: Baltimore Co.: St. Paul's Parish birth of son, Abraham
1722 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN sell land to Widow Tamar WILKINSON
1725   birth of daughter, Phyllis-Anna
1727   birth of daughter, Providence
1729/30 birth of daughter, Unity
1733   marriage of son, Nicholas, to Eleanor __?__
1735   marriage of Mary Jane CORBIN & Samuel LANE
1737 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN sells 50 a. to Thomas SLIGH
1737 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward CORBIN buys 100 a. from Thomas & Sophia SLIGH
1745 MD: Baltimore Co.: St. John's/George's Par. marriage of William Wilkinson CORBIN & Rachel WRIGHT
1745 MD: Baltimore Co.: St. John's/George's Par. marriage of daughter, Patience, to Henry PEREGOY
1745 MD: Baltimore Co.: St. John's/George's Par. marriage of daughter, Unity, to Robert GREEN
1749 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN sell 100 a. to Thomas SLIGH
1749 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN sell 50 a. to Edward CORBIN Jr.
1750 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward CORBIN owned 100 a. called "Cumberland"
1758 MD: Baltimore Co. Edward & Jane CORBIN (re)conveyed land to Robert WILKINSON
1758   death of Jane (WILKINSON) CORBIN
1758-68   death of Edward CORBIN
1766 MD: Baltimore Co.: St. John's/George's Par. marriage of Abraham CORBIN & Rachael MARSHALL

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Abraham CORBAN
Birth: 7 Sep 1722, St. Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
Father: Edward CORBAN; Mother: Jane
Source: Parish Registers, 1710-1837, St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore City, MD (originals at the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore).

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1701 Corben, Edward MD Baltimore Co. N Side Patapsco Hu
1702 Carbin, Edward MD Baltimore Co. N Side Patapsco Hu
1703 Corbin, Edward MD Baltimore Co. N Side Patapsco Hu
1704 Tax List Corbin, Edward MD Baltimore Co. S Side Back River
1705 Tax List Corbin, Edward MD Baltimore Co. N Side Patapsco
1706 Tax List Corbin, Edward MD Baltimore Co. N Side Patapsco
His brother, Nicholas, is also on the rolls. 

3a.  John Davis.  1996.  Baltimore County, Maryland, Deed Records, Volume One: 1659-1737.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
p. 246 6 Sep 1716, Edward & Jane Corbin, planter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to John Bowen, planter, of same, 100 acres.  Signed Edward (x) Corbin. Wit: J. Hinton and Catharine (x) Gainer.
p. 274 22 Mar 1722, Edward & Jane Corbass, planter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland to Thamar Wilkinson, widow, of same, 5000 pounds of tobacco, 425 acres and 50 acres...Owens creek. Signed Edward (x) Corbass and Jane (x) Corbass.  Wit: John Prewl, Charles (x) Merryman, Jacob Cox, Luke Raven and John Israel.
The transcriber has obviously misread the "n" in Corbin as "ss."

3b.  John Davis.  1996.  Baltimore County, Maryland, Deed Records, Volume Two: 1727-1757.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
p. 73 10 Sep 1737, Edward & Jane Corbin, planter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Thomas Sligh, planter, of same, £50, 50 acres of 200 acres... Bare creek...patented 6 Jul 1680 by Nicholas Corbin who devised to said Edward. Signed Edward (x) Corbin. Wit: Philip Jones Jr. and John Sheredine.
p. 74 10 Sep 1737, Thomas & Sophia Sligh, merchant, of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Edward Corbin, of same, £50, 100 acres. Signed Thomas Sligh and Sophia Sligh. Wit: Philip Jones Jr. and J. Sheredine.
p. 263 10 Apr 1747, Edward & Jane Corbin of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to their son, William Wilkinson Corbin of same for love and affection, 58 acres... south side of the great falls of Gunpowder River. Signed Edward (x) Corbin and Jane (x) Corbin. Wit: William Rogers and Williams Worthington Jr.
p. 294 4 Jan 1749, Edward & Jane Corbin of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Thomas Sligh of same, £30, 100 acres. Signed Edward (x) Corbin. Wit: Edward (x) Corbin Jr.
4 Jan 1749, Edward & Jane Corbin of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Edward Corbin Jr. of same, £20, 50 acres... south side of the great falls of Gunpowder River. Signed Edward (x) Corbin and Jane (x) Corbin. Wit: Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh.

3c.  John Davis.  1996.  Baltimore County, Maryland, Deed Records, Volume Three: 1755-1767.  Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
p. 74 22 May 17, Edward & Jane Corban, planter, of Baltimore Co., Maryland, to Robert Wilkinson (son and heir of Thomas Wilkinson) of same, good deed on 425 acres and 50 acres. Signed Edward (x) Corban and Jane (x) Corban. Wit: Nicholas Ruxton Gay and William Rogers.

4.  Robert W. Barnes.  1989.  Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-195):
p. 134 CORBIN, EDWARD (3), s. of Nicholas (1), was first listed as a taxable in 1701, placing his birth date as c. 1685; alive in 1750; m. Jane, dau. of William Wilkinson some time prior to 1716; Sept. 1716 Edward Corbin and w. Jane sold John Bowen pt. of Corcell Hill and on the same day John and Mary Bowen sold Corbin pt. of Jones' (or Jonas') Range; in March 1722 Edward and Jane conv. widow Tamer Wilkinson 425 a. Land Is All and 50 a. Wilkinson's Spring; in Sept. 1737 they sold Thomas Sligh pt Corbin's Rest, which Edward said he had inher. from his father; in 1750 owned 100 a. Cumberland; in May 1758 Edward and Jane conv. land to Robert Wilkinson previously conv. to his mother in March 1722 (this was done to clear up any question of title); had iss.:  NICHOLAS (named in the will of John Barrett in June 1717); poss. EDWARD; poss. WILLIAM WILKINSON; ABRAHAM, b. 7 Sept. 1722; PHYLIS-ANNA, b. 12 May 1725; PROVIDENCE, b. 26 June 1727; UNITY, b. 2 March 1730...

CORBIN, EDWARD (4), s. of Edward (3) and Jane, may be the Edward who d. leaving a will, 14 July 1770 - 30 Nov. 1770, naming a w. Mary and six ch.: EDWARD, b. 11 April 1746; ELIAKIM; MARY; JOHN; RACHEL; and LEAH...
 

p. 135 CORBIN, ABRAHAM (5), s. of Edward (3) and Jane, b. 7 Sept. 1722 in St. Pauls Par., d. c. 1798; prob. the Abraham who m. Rachel Marshall on 4 Dec. 1766; had iss.: ABRAHAM; THOMAS; NICHOLAS, by June 1805 was in Bourbon Co., Ky., when as one of the heirs of Abraham Corbin, dec., he sold pt. The Valley of Jehosophat to Joshua Marsh; NATHAN; SARAH, m. Thomas Marsh, Jr.; ELEANOR, m. Beale Marsh...

CORBIN, PROVIDENCE (6), dau. of Edward (3) and Jane, b. 26 June 1727, m. Henry Peregoy on 14 Jan. 1745...

CORBIN, UNITY (7), dau. of Edward (3) and Jane, b. 2 March 1730, m. Robert Green on 21 or 25 Sept. 1745...

Edward is obviously alive in 1758, not just 1750.  Barnes makes a lot of mistakes in regard to dates.  There is no mention of a daughter, Mary Jane.  Thomas SLIGH is Edward's brother-in-law.  I can't figure why Barnes put Edward as "possibly" a son, then lists him immediately afterwards as a son.  Is there any doubt that he is a son?  Nor can I figure why he lists William Wilkinson as "possibly" a son when a deed (see above) clearly shows him to be their son.  Ditto for Edward.

5.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 40, Pedigree No. 356.  Has additional daughter, Mary Jane, married to Samuel LANE, but this is a different Mary.

6.  Mrs. H. K. McAdams.  1929.  Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records.  Lexington, KY (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com):
p. 81 MARYLAND CORBIN FAMILY
(Furnished by Mrs. Effie S. Honson, of Ventura, California, to Mrs. J. W. Marr, Lexington, Ky.)

NICHOLAS CORBIN Came to Baltimore Co., Md. in 1671. (Authority, "Early Maryland Settlers List." "Annapolis land office records. Vol. XVI., page 533."  Alice, wife of Nicholas Corbin, 2nd., mar. John Barrot.  (Annapolis Md. Inventories and Accounts, XX, page 47).  Children of Nicholas and Alice Corbin, 1, Elizabeth (mr. Roberts); 2. Mary (mar. Gostwick); 3, Edward (mar. Jane Wilkinson, a daughter of Wm Wilkinson, 1718).  Children of Edward and Jane Corbin: 1, Nicholas; 2, William Wilkinson Corbin, died; 3, Abraham Corbin; 4, Phyllis Anna Corbin; 5, Providence Corbin; 6, Unity Corbin; 7, Edward Corbin, Jr...

Nicholas made the crossing with his first wife, Elizabeth, and daughters Elizabeth and Mary, so Alice was not their mother.  Alice does appear to have been Edward's mother.

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