1. Kenneth Corbin. 2009. The Leaves of the Corbin
Tree. Vol. 1 of 2. Self-published,
|The author did not routinely put surnames
in all-caps, so I have converted them to make for easier scanning for names.
|Our subject is the John CORBIN, Sr., of this author.
The author does not identify our subject's wife, but he supports the 1652
immigration date and gives the three children below. In case you
are considering purchasing this book, you may want to read my review of
it, please see
#3536 at GenForum.com.
Descendants of John Corbin Sr.
John CORBIN Sr. is included in Chapter
1 in Individual 6.
3. John1 CORBIN Sr was born circa 1630 at England
? He died before 8 Oct 1696 at Richmond Co., VA; Order Book# 1697-1699
Page# 242. Attachment is granted to Captain George BRENT against
John CORBIN's estate.1
He immigrated on 21 Sep 1652 to VA; He was transported into VA by
John PEAD who was given land for transporting 5 persons.2
He had a warrant issued for him as he was about to leave this jurisdiction,
Maryland, as he, a Taylor, was indebted to John FFOXHALL on 23 Aug 1665
at St. Mary's Co., MD.3 He in Stafford County Records
dated 1664-1668 Page# 81 which states: "Wheras John CORBIN did arrest
Robert BUTTERFIELD to this Court and had no cause of action, the Court
doth order the sd. John CORBIN be non-suited and pay to sd. BUTTERFIELD
as his assigns 50 pounds of Tob. as a charge of Court, the 10th 8ber next
execution of OS" in Aug 1671 at Stafford Co., VA.
Known children of John1 CORBIN Sr. include these three:
||John2 CORBIN Jr4 was born circa 25 Sep 1671
at Richmond Co., VA...
|Transcriber's Note: The John CORBIN
included in Chapter 1 in Individual 6 is John CORBIN Jr., not Sr.
||William CORBIN was born before 1675. He died before 1 Jun
1733 at King George Co., VA...
||Peter CORBIN was born in 1687/88. He stated in his deposition
that he was 36 years of age on 1 Sep 1724 at Orange Co., VA.17
He appeared on the census 1715 at Parish of St. John, Island of
|Transcriber's Note: We have two problems
with Peter, one is his age because Elizabeth was too old to be having children
in 1687/8, though it is possible that John remarried and we are unaware
of his second, younger wife. The other potential problem is Peter's
presence in the Barbados in 1715. Peter may have been a sailor or
sea captain, which is the reason we find him back in the Barbados after
having been born in Virgina, but it does raise a question as to how the
author managed to connect Peter to our subject.
1. Thomas Hoskins Warner, History of Old Rappahannock Co.,
VA (Tappahannock, Virginia: Pauline Pearce Warner, 1965).
2. Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia, County Clerk, Tappahannock
3. Essex Co., VA Deeds, Wills & Inventories, 3 Volumes,
John Frederick Dorman, Washington, DC.
4. Eva Eubank Wilkerson, compiler, Index to Marriages of Old
Rappahannock and Essex counties, Virginia 1655-1900 (Baltimore, Maryland:
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1983)...
17. George Harrison Sanford King, compiler. The Register
of Saint Paul's Parish 1715-1798. (Easley, South Carolina 29641-0738:
Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1960).
2. Corbin Corner:
|The owner of the web site is not named, but the Coat of Arms on the
home page is the exact same one as issued with Kenneth Corbin's book, Leaves
of the Corbin Tree, and the description of it on the web site is by
Ken Corbin. Also, the text on the "Family Origins" page was written
by Ken Corbin. (I haven't checked the rest of the site.) The site
is set up in a way that you cannot link to a page deep in the site with
a URL. In other words, I cannot give you a link to the "Family Origins"
page, you have to access it and other pages from buttons on the home page.
3. Delores Sue Willey. Genealogy Report: Ancestors of
George William Paul Green. FamilyTreeMaker User Pages (online
4. Denise Michelle Oberlies. Ancestors
of Dorothy Marie White. FamilyTreeMaker User Pages (online
|This researcher supplies many valuable sources and notes, so it's worth
a trip to her web site. Unfortunately, despite the documentation,
she makes the error of connecting our subject to Henry CORBIN of Hall End,
She shows our subject born ca. 1640, but we know he was an adult by
1652, so he was born no later than 1631. She shows Henry CORBIN of
Hall End as born in 1629, as I do, yet she still connects John to Henry
as his son! Henry is simply too young to be John's father.
The Peter CORBIN mentioned as the, "Culpeper son of William," appears
to be Peter
CORBIN, husband of Esther HOLDWAY, who was son of William
CORBIN, a great-grandson of our subject.
This text below must have been software generated because some sentences
are incomplete, such as, "died in _____." Color and boldface added
by me for emphasis. Note that John & Elizabeth came to Virginia
as adults in 1652, so they cannot have been born as late as the
|576. John Corbin1078,1079,1080,1081,1082,1082, born
Abt. 1640; died Abt. 1696. He
was the son of 582. Henry Corbin and 583. Alice Eltonhead. He married
577. Elizabeth Elliott.
577. Elizabeth Elliott1083,1084,
born Abt. 16501085,1086;
died in . She was the daughter of 1154. Unknown Elliott.
Notes for John Corbin:
Is anyone researching John Corbin as the original ancestor in America?
If Peter is indeed the Culpepper son of Willam Corbin, this seems to be
the case. John Corbin came to King Georges County in 1652 on the
ship "Peter" with four other passengers in his party. Records
state that his wife is unknown but I came across a will made for George
Elliot who was on the ship, he leaves various property - some token, some
quite valuable to various family members. He leaves significant property
to Elizabeth Corbin, wife of
John. The record says "died abroad". I'm not sure if
this means died aboard the ship or in America. The will was probated
in 1665 in London as most of the property was in St. Mary, White Chapel.
He initially leaves a token amount for a ring for each of his siblings
(mourning ring?) and one for Elizabeth Corbin. I assume that Elizabeth
is his married sister. I have read that John Corbin had deed to land
given him by his father in law when he arrived. The land in King
George falls legally to him in 1692 - perhaps
when his father in law died in England. I found this information
on the Virginia Colonial Records Project (UVA)...
More About John Corbin:
Alt. Birth: Abt. 16451087,1088
Alt. Death: 08 Oct 16961089,1090
Notes for Elizabeth Elliott:
References Index of Wills P.C.C. 1661 - 1670.5688
Examined 30 March 1960
This entry is on the first folio, both sides, and second folio,
rect o, of 72 HYDE
Will of George Elliott of the Hermitage Dockhead, Parish of St.
Mary Mattfellon, alias Whitechapel, Co. Middlesex, mariner, bound on
a voyage to Virginia in the Acamacke merchant, Capt. Smith,
To his brother William Elliott 20s. to buy a ring
To his sister Katherine Butler 20s. to buy a ring
To Elisabeth Corbin, wife of John Corbin, of the
parish of St. Mary Whitechapel, 10 (pounds).
Names his sister Rebecca Wiggett, wife of Thomas Wiggett of Portland,
Co, Dorset, yeoman to make those payments, and leaves her his house and
land in Portland.
To Susanna Wiggett, his sister Rebecca's daughter, the house and
land in Portand after her mother; but neither she nor her mother to benefit
if the mother fails to pay the stated legacies, and in this case Elisabeth
Corbin is to have the house and land in Portland. The rest of his
estate to Elisabeth Corbin, whom he names as sole executrix. Signed
27 Oct 1664 (his mark) Witness John Browne, Elisabeth Bagby (her mark)
Anthony Errington scr.
Probate London, 19 July 1665, to Elizabeth Corbin. Index
notes "died abroad"
Children of John Corbin and Elizabeth Elliott are:
288 i. John Corbin,
born 25 Sep 1671 in Richmond, Virginia; died Abt. 1748 in Faquire, Virginia;
married Elizabeth Smith 10 Aug 1696 in Essex, Virgina.
William Corbin, born Abt. 1675...
|There is more of value on the next page, but she repeats the error
of making John, b. 1640, son of Henry, b. 1629, complete with these birthdates.
Alas, such is the desire to connect to the Hall End CORBINs.
5. Henry C. Peden, Jr. 2008. Colonial Maryland
Soldiers and Sailors, 1634-1734. Heritage Books, Westminster,
MD (excerpts online at GoogleBooks):
||SMYTH, THOMAS (St. Mary's County), captain and
master of the ship Accomacke Merchant riding in St. George's River
on Apr 25, 1665. (Ref: ARMD 49:434, 49:439)
6. Beverly Fleet. 1988. Virginia Colonial Abstracts:
The Original 34 Volumes Reprinted in 3. Vol. 1. Genealogical
Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (republished 1997 as Family History: Virgjinia
Genealogies #3, 1600s-1800s. Broderbund CD #187):
|Richmond County Records, 1704-1724 (Originally
published as Volume 17 of Virginia Colonial Abstracts)
||p. 13. Deed. 27 Feb 1691 [1691/2].
"John Waugh in the Colony of Virginia Clerk" to Wm Fitzhugh, for 9000 lb
tobo in cask, 2 parcels of land in Rappahannock County in the Freshes thereof,
being part of a patent of 2000 acres granted to Col. John Catlett the 2nd
of Jun 1666 "and by severall means purchased now in my possession being
the lowermost part thereof being designed for Dan'll Meriott Contayning
Three hundred acres and the lowermost thereof". "The other hundred
acres designed for John Corbin", along the Rappa River, adj the
said Dan'll Meriotts 300 acres. Signed Jo: Waugh. Wit: Charles
Calvert, Richd x Henward. Rec. 8 Jun 1692. Power of Atty.
27 Feb 1961/2. John Waugh to Mr Wm Colston Clerk of Rappahannock
Court to ack above.
||p. 13-A. Richmond Ss The 30th of
March Last past att the plantation of Mr James Keys then by the river side
a man being found dead named John Newdell after notice given a Jury of
Inquest and the Jur'ys oppinion was by severall Cutts in his head came
by his death by whome could not tell It seems this man which is now
dead went on board a shipe and his wife with him and a man which Lives
in the house with them which by all reports keeps company with the said
mans wife and the seamen gave them Lyckrs but not out of Reason the seamen
put them a shore all together well att this same place where this man is
found dead noe other person with them and not a Gunne shott from the house
where she live this being Saturday and Sunday notys to me that a man was
there dead which do really believe that these two persons his wife and
Abraham Harrison [or
||Hannison] her mate is guilty of the above said
mans death... Given under my hand this 15th of Aprill an'o Dom 1702 Alex'r
[Depositions and testimony continue.]
p.14-A. "Richmond Ss John Corbin aged thirty
years or thereabouts being duly sworne and Examined saith that sometime
in Feb'ry Last past John Newdall being att the house of Thomas Philpin
where your depo't then was the said Newdall tooke this depon't by the hand
and told your depo't that he had a heartbreaking in his breast and said
that Abraham (meaning as this depo't believes) Abrahm Hannison and his
the said Newdals wife were so Impudent together that he the said Newdall
was In danger of his life in so much that as soone as Syder came he the
said Newsdall and this depo't should be merry together if they did not
End his dayes before to the best of your depo'ts knowledge and further
saith not". John x Corbin his mark.
[Depositions and testimony continue through to p. 278.]
||p. 77. 1707. The Estate of Mr Sem Cox...
||By tobaco Rec'ed of John Corbin 500 [lbs]...
7. Messages posted to the Corbin Family Genealogy Forum
(online at GenForum.com).
8. Archives of the CORBIN-L and CORBIN-DNA Mailing Lists
(online at RootsWeb.com).
9. WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).