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Col. Richard CORBIN of Lanesville
Elizabeth TAYLOE
Husband:  Richard CORBIN
Birth:  1708 or 1714, VA
Death:  aft. 1787 or in 1790
Education:  in England, and William & Mary College, VA
Offices:  1749, Burgess, Middlesex Co., VA; 1750, President, King's Council; 1754-1776, Receiver-General of Virgina Colony
Estates:  Lanesville, King & Queen Co., VA; Buckingham House and Corbin Hall, Middlesex Co., VA; Moss Neck, Spotsylvania Co., VA, among others
Military Servce:  French and Indian War
Religion:  Episcopalian
Father:  Col. Gawin CORBIN
Mother:  Jane LANE
Marriage:  29 Jul 1737
Wife:  Elizabeth "Betty" TAYLOE
Birth:  28 May 1721, of The Old House, Richmond Co., VA
Father:  Hon. John TAYLOE
Mother:  Elizabeth GWYNN
Children born in VA:
1.  Gawin CORBIN, b. 29 Dec 1738 
2.  John Tayloe CORBIN, b. 1739 
3.  Richard CORBIN, b. 1740; d. aft. 1783
4.  Elizabeth CORBIN, b. 1747; m. Hon. Carter BRAXTON of Chericoke, King William Co., VA, s/o Col. George BRAXTON & Mary CARTER of Newington, King & Queen Co., VA 
5.  Alicia CORBIN, b. ca. 1750s; d. aft. 1783; unmarried
6.  Letitia CORBIN, b. ca. 1750s; d. aft. 1783; unmarried
7.  Thomas CORBIN, b. 1754/5; bap. 1783; d. Feb 1799, Essex Co., VA
8.  Francis P. CORBIN, b. 1760
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1.  Robert K. Headley, Jr.  c2003.  Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800: Marriages and Marriage references for the Counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Old Rappahannock, Richmond, and Westmoreland.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
CORBIN, Richard & TAYLOE, Betty; Jul 1737; groom was the eld. son of Col. Gawin CORBIN; bride was a dau. of the Hon. Jn. TAYLOE; (VG 29 Jul 1737; MRC:44)

2.  Stella Pickett Hardy.  1911.  Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.  T.A. Wright, New York, NY (republished 1958, Southern Book Co., Baltimore, MD; republished 1965, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; online at books.google.com):
Please note that someone has made handwritten corrections and annotations to this copy of Hardy's book.  I've included these annotations highlighting them in red.
p. 175 COL. RICHARD CORBIN, (201), of "Lanesville," King and Queen Co., Va., the eldest son of Col. Gawin and Jane (Lane-Wilson) Corbin, of "Peckaton," and "Lanesville."  He was b. 170814; d. 178790; educated in England; was a most liberal and firm supporter of the Episcopal Church; he and his brothers, John and Gawin, were Vestry-men of Old Stratton Major Parish.  Bishop Meade says of him:
"He is the first instance I have ever met with who furnished the bread and wine for the Communion gratuitously. He also presented a marble fount to one of the churches, and gave the land on which the new one was built."
It is also said of him that he always boarded the unmarried ministers of the parish free of expense.  He was a Burgess from Middlesex Co., in 1749; of the King's Council, and its President, in 1750; and Receiver-General of the Colony from 1754 to 1776.  He left large estates in Virginia, "Lanesville," in King and Queen, "Buckingham House," in Middlesex, "Moss Neck," in Spott-sylvania, and other estates in Virginia; he m. July, 1737, his cousin Elizabeth Tayloe, b. May 28, 1721; dau. of Hon. John and Elizabeth (Gwynn-Lyde) Tayloe, of "The Old House," Richmond Co., Va. (See Tayloe and Gwynn lineage.) Issue:
211.  GAWIN, b. Dec. 29, 1738; of whom later.

212.  JOHN TAYLOE, b. 1739; of whom later.

213.  Richard, date of b. unknown1740; d. unm.after 1783

214.  FRANCIS, b. 1760; of whom later.

215.  Thomas, date of b. unknown1745; d. unm.aft. 1793

216.  Elizabeth,b 1747 m. Hon. Carter Braxton, of "Chericoke," King William Co., Va., son of Col. George and Mary (Carter) Braxton, of 

p. 176
"Newington," King and Queen Co., Va., and had issue. (See Braxo ton and Carter lineage.)

217.  Alicia; no further record. d. aft. 1783 unm.

218.  Letitia; no further record. d. aft. 1783 unm...

3.  Anon.  1915.  Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography.  Richmond, VA (online at Ancestry.com):
III--Colonial Councillors of State 
Name: Richard Corbin
of "Buckingham House," and "Corbin Hall," Middlesex county, and "Laneville," King and Queen county, was the son of Col. Gawin Corbin of the same place, and was for many years one of the most eminent and influential men of the colony of Virginia.  He was educated in William and Mary College and probably also in England, and early in life was appointed a justice in Middlesex county.  He represented this county in the house of burgesses in 1751 (and doubtless for several years before) and was, during that session of the assembly, appointed to the council, in which body he sat until the revolution.  Col. Corbin was appointed receiver general of Virginia about 1754, an office which he also held until the close of the colonial regime.  Through his influence George Washington received his first military commission.  In 1754, young Washington wrote to Col. Corbin asking a commission in the military service of the colony.  A major's commission was obtained and sent him with the following letter: 
Dear George: 
I enclose your commission. God prosper you with it. 
Col. Corbin rendered efficient service in council during the French and Indian war, and received, along with Washington, William Fairfax, Gov. Dinwiddie and some others, a medal, as a sign of royal approbation.  In April, 1775, Gov. Dinwiddie secretly removed the powder from the magazine in Williamsburg, and by so doing gave a great impetus to the revolutionary spirit in Virginia. Throughout the colony meetings were held, and armed volunteers offered their services to redress the indignity done to Virginia by the governor.  The Hanover county committee of safety resolved to take immediate steps to recover the powder or to make reprisal for it.
"Ensign Parke Goodall with sixteen men, was detached into King and Queen county to Laneville, on the Mattapony, the seat of Richard Corbin, the King's deputy receiver general, to demand of him the estimated value, and in case of refusal to make him a prisoner.  The detachment reached Laneville about midnight and a guard was stationed around the house.  At daybreak, Mrs. Corbin assured Goodall that the King's money was never left there, but at Williamsburg and that Col. Corbin was then in that town.  Henry, meanwhile, with 150 men, had marched on Williamsburg and halted at Doncastle's Ordinary to wait for Goodall.  There was intense excitement at the capital, Dunmore made preparation for defence, and even the patriots there were alarmed at the approaching storm.  Carter Braxton, Col. Corbin's son-in-law, interfered and obtained from the latter a bill of exchange for £330, the estimated value of the powder, which Henry promised to hold subject to the order for a general convention.  In this way the disturbance in the country was temporarily allayed.  It was subsequently ascertained that the powder was worth only about £112, and the residue of the money was returned to the receiver general.  Though it was well known that Col. Corbin's sympathies and belief were with England in the contest, yet when he retired at the outbreak of the war, and lived quietly in the country, he received no molestation from the new government.  Doubtless his high character and past services had much to do with this, but it may also have been due to his feeble health."
There is an interesting reference to Col. Corbin in a letter written by his son, Francis P. Corbin, in 1813.  In it is stated that the King actually sent a commission to Col. Corbin, appointing him governor of Virginia after the abdication of Lord Dunmore, but that it came too late and that Corbin prudently hid it in a secret drawer of his escretoire.  No record has been found of the death of Richard Corbin, but it must have been in, or subsequent to, 1787.

4.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com):  Files there show that an unmarried Thomas was christened at the age of 28 in 1783, and that Thomas died Feb 1799 ("Thomas CORBIN, late of Corbin Hall, Essex Co., VA, dec'd, estate accounts with his executors Francis CORBIN and Carter BRAXTON, Sep 1799").

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