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Richard Corbin (1708 - 1790)

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Col Richard Corbin
Born in Moss Neck, Spotsylvania Co, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married about Jul 1737 [location unknown]
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Died in Laneville, King & Queen Co, Virginia, USAmap
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[[1]] [[2]] [[3]] [[4]] 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 married Joanna Tucker,17 NOV 1762, daughter of Robert TUCKER and Joanna (Hannah) CORBIN. She was born 12 APR 1744. ( gr.-dau. of Hon. Robert and Frances (Courtney) Tucker, of Norfolk Co., Va., and of Col. Gawin and Martha (Bassett) Corbin, of "Peckaton,")

( Children of Gawin CORBIN and Joanna TUCKER are:

i. Elizabeth Tayloe CORBIN was born 28 MAR 1764 in Middlesex Co., VA, and died 13 MAY 1798 in Richmond Co., VA. married George Lee TURBERVILLE 4 JAN 1782, son of John TURBERVILLE and Martha Lee CORBIN. He was born 7 SEP 1760 in Hague, Westmoreland Co., VA, and died BEF 2 APR 1798 in Hague, Westmoreland Co., VA. He was buried in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Hague, Westmoreland Co., VA.

ii. Nancy "Ann" CORBIN was born 17 DEC 1767 in Middlesex Co., VA. She married William Currie BEALE 26 MAY 1792 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Co., VA, son of Thomas BEALE and Jane CURRIE. He was born ABT 1765. She married George CHRISTOPHER. He was born ABT 1768.

iii. Felitia CORBIN was born 3 FEB 1770 in Middlesex Co., VA, and died 30 DEC 1803 in Currioman, Westmoreland Co., VA. married Orrick CHILTON 19 DEC 1791, son of William CHILTON and Sarah ORRICK. He was born 31 AUG 1769 in Westmoreland Co., VA, and died 2 OCT 1801 in Currioman, Westmoreland Co., VA. She married John CHILTON 27 SEP 1803, son of Charles CHILTON and Elizabeth BLACKWELL. He was born ABT 1762. [[5]]

iv. Richard Henry CORBIN was born 4 AUG 1775 in Middlesex Co., VA, and died 1797/1799. He married Elizabeth Tayloe CORBIN ABT 1795, daughter of John Tayloe CORBIN and Mary (Maria) WALLER. She was born 29 AUG 1780, and died 24 SEP 1832.

v. Jane CORBIN was born 6 SEP 1779 in Middlesex Co., VA, and died 1852. She married Thomas CHILTON 28 NOV 1792, son of John CHILTON and Letitia BLACKWELL. He was born 10 MAY 1769.)

2. John Tayloe CORBIN, b. 1739 . He married Mary (Maria) WALLER 16 Feb 1771/72 in VA, daughter of Benjamin WALLER and Martha HALL. She was born 14 JUL 1752, and died 16 SEP 1796 in King & Queen Co., VA.

(Children of John Tayloe CORBIN and Mary (Maria) WALLER are: i. Richard CORBIN was born 2 DEC 1771, and died 10 JUN 1819 in Lanesville, King William Co., VA.m married Rebecca Parke FARLEY 15 NOV 1794, daughter of James Parke FARLEY and Elizabeth Hill BYRD. She was born 1779, and died 20 APR 1822 in Lanesville, King William Co., VA.

ii. John Tayloe CORBIN was born 24 NOV 1776, and died ABT 1802 in Middlesex Co., VA. Married He married Juliet MUSE 31 JAN 1799, daughter of Hudson MUSE and Jemima Chilton STURMAN. She was born 10 NOV 1780, and died 1813.

iii. Gawin Lane CORBIN was born 19 JUN 1778, and died 3 NOV 1821 in King's Creek, York Co., VA. . He married Maria BEVERLEY, daughter of Robert BEVERLEY and Maria Byrd CARTER. She was born 15 DEC 1764 in Essex Co., VA, and died 16 OCT 1824 in Williamsburg, VA. She was buried in Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City Co., VA.

iv. Elizabeth Tayloe CORBIN was born 29 AUG 1780, and died 24 SEP 1832. She married Elliott MUSE 3 MAY 1800, son of Hudson MUSE and Jemima Chilton STURMAN. He was born 1 DEC 1778, and died 2 FEB 1818.

v. Martha Maria CORBIN was born 21 FEB 1784. She married John B. WHITING. He was born ABT 1784.

vi. Anna Frances Maria CORBIN was born 21 DEC 1786, and died 1811 in Richmond Theater, Richmond , VA. She married Tayloe BRAXTON. He was born ABT 1786.

vii. Henrietta Matilda CORBIN was born 26 APR 1792. She married Madison DILLARD. He was born ABT 1792.)

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

(Children of Elizabeth CORBIN and Carter BRAXTON are:

i. Elizabeth BRAXTON was born ABT 1762.

ii. George BRAXTON was born 17 SEP 1762 in Chericoke, King William Co., VA, and died 15 MAY 1801.

iii. Carter Ii BRAXTON was born 1764, and died 1809.

iv. John Tayloe BRAXTON was born ABT 1768.

v. William BRAXTON was born ABT 1770.)

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 married Anna Munford BEVERLEY BEF 6 JAN 1796, daughter of Robert BEVERLEY and Maria Byrd CARTER. She was born 6 JAN 1778 in Essex Co., VA.

(Children of Francis CORBIN and Anna Munford BEVERLEY are:

i. Jane Virginia CORBIN was born ABT 1787.

ii. Richard CORBIN was born ABT 1789.

iii. William Liggon CORBIN was born ABT 1791, and died 1844. iv. John Sawbridge CORBIN was born ABT 1793 in The Reeds, Caroline Co., VA.

v. Robert Beverley CORBIN was born ABT 1795.

vi. Francis Porteus CORBIN was born 1801 in VA.

vii. Anna Page CORBIN was born ABT 1807. She married B. Franklin RANDOLPH 10 FEB 1829 in The Reeds, Caroline Co., VA, son of Brett RANDOLPH and Lucy BEVERLEY. He was born ABT 1807.)

Other Sources: 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 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 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, (20—1), 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: 21—1. GAWIN, b. Dec. 29, 1738; of whom later. 21—2. JOHN TAYLOE, b. 1739; of whom later.

21—3. Richard, date of b. unknown1740; d. unm.after 1783

21—4. FRANCIS, b. 1760; of whom later.

21—5. Thomas, date of b. unknown1745; d. unm.aft. 1793

21—6. 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.) 21—7. Alicia; no further record. d. aft. 1783 unm.

21—8. Letitia; no further record. d. aft. 1783 unm...

3. Anon. 1915. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Richmond, VA (online at 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. Your Friend, RICHARD CORBIN. 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.


  • 1911 Colonial Families of the Southern States of America: A History & Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution by Stella Pickett HARDY & published by Wright.


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On 8 Nov 2019 at 21:40 GMT Bernard Vatant wrote:

Certainly the great-grandfather of Elisabeth Tayloe Corbin.

Elisabeth would be the daughter of Francis Porteus CORBIN (1801).

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