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From: "kaywithers" <>
Subject: Nicholas of Baltimore
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 19:18:31 -0500


This is my first generation of the Corbin family. I have more to share to
those interested. Can you help me go back further?
Kay Withers
Descendants of NICHOLAS CORBIN

Generation No. 1

1. NICHOLAS1 CORBIN was born Bef. 1650 in ENGLAND, and died December 1696 in
BALTIMORE CO., MD.. He married (1) ELIZABETH KEMP. He married (2) ALICE
BRYEN?, daughter of LEWIS BRYEN?.

Notes for NICHOLAS CORBIN:

1671- immigrated to MD with wife Elizabeth and 2 daughters, Elizabeth and
Mary

He came under the headright system in which a 'Thomas Ludwell of the North
side of the James River at the fork of the Cattayle Run' transported sixty
persons. Ludwell submitted his claim for the land due him for his
transportation on April 7, 1671. On the list that Ludwell submitted we find
the name Nicholas Corbin.

October 8, 1679. After working for Thomas Ludwell for several years to pay
off the transportation debt for him and his family, Nicholas Corbin obtained
a warrant to have 250 acres of land surveyed out in Patapsco Hundred, on the
north side of the Patapsco River in Baltimore County, MD. He called this
plantation of his "Corbin's Rest."

July 26, 1680 received patents for a 250 acre tract called Corbin's Rest

1685. It appears that Elizabeth has died because in this year Nicholas
marries Alice Bryen.

March 6, 1687 - received patents for 100 acre tract called Costrell Hill,
lying between the Patapsco and Black Rivers, on the north side of Patapsco
Hundred.

Conditions of plantation: All land in the colony was owned by the Lords
Baltimore, and to attract settlers they offered free land to those who
transported themselves and others to the Province

1692- Constable for Northside Patapsco Hundred .Made tax list for that year

1693- Vestryman for Patapsco Parish

1693- Settlement of a suit against Nicholas Corbin by John and Anne Oldton
regarding a gold ring lost in a dung heap.

1694 In a tax list taken by Constable Saleh Dorman, there was listed a
Nicholas Corbin, plus in his household, an additional taxable male over 16
years of age. His name was Nicholas Corbin, Jr. Joseph Gostwick also
appeared on his list.

1695. Nicholas Corbin and Joseph Gostwick on the tax list.

1696, the proceedings of the council of Maryland, dated 23 October, lists
Nicholas Corbin as a vestryman for Patapsco Parish.

1696 Died........ was buried December 31, 1696.

-Will probated May 11, 1667

[Source: CORBIN-WAITE-COOPER OF BALTIMORE COUNTY AND CITY by Dorothy Cooper
Knoff]

ST. PAUL'S PARISH

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM THE FIRST OF TWO VOLUMES AT THE
MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY [MF 236.SP1A4] HANDWRITTEN BY THE REV. ETHAN
ALLEN IN 1855, WHICH HE INTENDED TO PUBLISH. IT WAS NOT PUBLISHED DUE TO
'WANT OF VOLUNTEER PATRONAGE' AS THE ORIGINAL VESTRY BOOKS HAVE NOT BEEN
LOCATED THIS WORK HAS BEEN USED TO ABSTRACT GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION.

IN 1629 THE TERRITORY OF MARYLAND WAS PART OF VIRGINIA, KENT ISLAND AND THE
ONLY MINISTER ASSIGNED WAS THE REV. RICHARD JAMES. THERE WAS A SETTLEMENT
FOR THE PURPOSE OF INDIAN TRADE AT PALMER'S ISLAND [NOW WATSON'S 1855] NEAR
THE MOUTH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA OPPOSITE HAVRE DE GRACE, MD. MADE BY THE KENT
ISLANDERS. IN 1632 LORD BALTIMORE OBTAINED A PATENT AND IN 1634 ST. MARY'S
CITY WAS SETTLED UNDER LEONARD CALVERT. THIS COLONY WAS SETTLED IN THE
LARGER PART BY PROTESTANTS WITH NO CLERGY, AND IN THE SMALLER PART BY
ROMANISTS [CATHOLICS]

UNDER THE ACT OF 1692, THE FREEHOLDERS OF PATAPSCO PARISH WERE DIRECTED TO
MEET AND MAKE CHOICE OF 6 VESTRYMEN. FROM THE BALTIMORE COURT RECORDS FOR
1693, FOLIO 126, " THE VESTRY MET AT THE HOUSE OF JOHN THOMAS WHEN IT WAS
DETERMINED THAT PETTITES OLDFIELD'S WAS THE MOST CONVENIENT PLACE TO ERECT A
CHURCH AND APPOINTED JOHN GAY TO BE THE CLERK OF THE VESTRY, MR. WATKINGS
BEING ABSENT." GEORGE ASHMAN, NICHOLAS CORBIN OF BEAR CREEK, JOHN TERRY,
RICHARD SAMPSON, FRANCIS WATKINGS, RICHARD CROMWELL PRESENT.

FROM A BOOK OF MINISTERIAL RECORDS "MARKED A" [NOT FOUND TODAY] 1695-1717, "
FRANCIS WATKINS, SENIOR OF BACK RIVER WAS BURIED APRIL 3 0R 10, 1696.
NICHOLAS CORBAN [SIC] SENIOR OF BEAR CREEK BURIED DECEMBER 31,
1696...........

REV. ALLEN REMARKS THAT IN HIS TIME THE FIRST VESTRY BOOK ;1692-1722] WAS
NOT KNOWN TO BE IN EXISTENCE.

WILL OF NICHOLAS CORBIN

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF NICHOLAS CORBIN OF
BALTIMORE COUNTY BEING SICK IN BODY, BUT THANKS BE TO GOD IN GOOD AND
PERFECT MEMORY FIRST I BEQUEATH MY BODY TO THE GROUND AND MY SOULE TO GOD
THAT GAVE IT.

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY GRANDSONE THOMAS GOSTWICK SONE UNTO JOSEPH
GOSTWICK AND MARY HIS WIFE FIFTY ACRES OF LAND BEING PART OF THIS TRACT I
NOW DWELL UPON, TO RUNN UPON A BRANCH CALLED THE BRIDGE BRANCH TO INHERIT
AND ENJOY THE SAME AT THE AGE OF ONE AND TWENTY YEARS AND CONTINUE UNTO HIM
AND HIS HEIRS FOR EVER.

I GIVE UNTO MY DAUGHTE ELIZABETH ROBERTS ONE COW WITH ALL HER FUTURE
INCREASE UNTO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER.

I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER MARY GOSTWICK ONE COW WITH ALL HER
FUTURE INCREASE UNTO HER AND HER HEIRS FOR EVER.

I GIVE UNTO MY SONE EDWARD CORBINE AN HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND CALLED CORBINES
HILL WITH ALL THE PRIVILEDGES AND APPURTENANCES THERE UNTO BELONGING AND TO
HIS LAWFUL HEIRS FOREVER.

IN FINAL CONCLUSION WHEN ALL MY DEBTS AND ALL AND SINGULAR THE ABOVE
LEGACYES TO EACH RESPECTIVE PERSON ARE PAID AND FULLY ACQUITTED AND
DISCHARGED THEN I DOE FULLY MAKE AND ORDAINE MY TRULY BELOVED WIFE, ALICE
CORBIN, WHOLE AND SOLE EXECUTRIX OF ALL AND SINGULAR MY GOODS AND CHATTLES
OF WHAT NATURE OR QUALLITY SOEEVER THEY BE OR WHERESOEVER THEY MAY OR SHALL
BE FOUND AND TO HER PROPPER USE AND TO HER DISPOSALL FOREVER WITHOUT ANY
LETT OR MOLESTATION OF ANY PSON OR PSONS WHATSOEVER UNTO ALL AND SINGULAR
THE ABOVE SPECIFYED I DOE HERE SETT MY HAND AND FIX MY SEALE BEING MY LAST
WILL AND TESTAMENT REVOKEING AND DISANNULLING ALL OTHER WILLS WHATSOEVER
THIS 30TH DAY OF MARCH IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1695.

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED NICHOLAS CORBIN SEAL

IN THE PRESENCE OF US

AMOS EVANS

MARY MARTIN

ALICE EDWARDS

[This will is on file in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.]

MAY THE 11TH DAY 1697

THEN CAME MARY MARTINE AND ALICE EDWARDS AND MADE OATH UPPON THE HOLY
EVANGELISTS THAT THE ABOVESAID WAS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF NICHOLAS
CORBIN DECEASED, BEFORE ME ONE OF HIS MAJESTYES JUSTICES AS WITTNESS MY HAND
THE DAY AND YEARS ABOVE WRITTEN. BALTIMORE COUNTY.

JOHN THOMAS

original spelling retained -Kay Withers

I AM NOT SURE WHICH CHILDREN BELONG TO WHICH MOTHER, BUT AM ASSUMING FROM
THE DATES THAT EDWARD MUST BE THE CHILD FROM THE FIRST MARRIAGE, MORE
RESEARCH NEEDED.

Children of NICHOLAS CORBIN and ELIZABETH KEMP are:

i. ELIZABETH2 CORBIN, b. Bef. 1665, England; m. THOMAS ROBERTS.

ii. MARY CORBIN, b. Bef. 1669, England; m. JOSEPH GOSTWICK.

iii. EDWARD CORBIN, b. 1676, BALTIMORE MARYLAND; d. November 30, 1770,
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ?; m. JANE WILKINSON, 1718, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ?.

Notes for EDWARD CORBIN:

INHERITED 100 ACRES CORBINES HILL FROM FATHER -PROBABLY CALLED COSTRELL HILL
IN THE SURVEY FOR NICHOLAS CORBIN IN MARCH 1687

1701-6 TAXABLE IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF JOHN BARRETT IN NORTHSIDE PATAPSCO
HUNDRED

EDWARD ALSO CAME INTO POSSESSION OF CORBIN'S REST. HE EXCHANGED OR SOLD BOTH
CORBINES HILL AND CORBIN'S REST, PARTS OF CUMBERLAND AND OTHER PARCELS OF
LAND TO MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY, JANE'S FAMILY AND JOHN BOWEN BEGINNING IN
1716

NAMES OF THESE PARCELS:

JONAS'S RANGE, CORCELL HILL- BETWEEN PATAPSCO AND BACK RIVERS

LANDESELLE-ON NORTH SIDE OF PATAPSCO RIVER BOUNDED BY 2 BRANCHES, ONE CALLED
SPARROW'S BRANCH

WILKINSON SPRING- ON EAST SIDE OF BEAR CREEK

CORBIN'S REST- ON NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE BRANCH

1737- HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD ON LIST OF TAXABLE FOR MIDDLE RIVER HUNDRED WITH 2
TAXABLE SONS

WILL DATED JULY 14, 1770

Notes for JANE WILKINSON:

INHERITED 100 ACRES OF CUMBERLAND FROM FATHER

iv. NICHOLAS CORBIN, b. Abt. 1677, BALTIMORE CO., MD.; m. /////UNKNOWN.

Notes for NICHOLAS CORBIN:

[Brøderbund Family Archive #310, Ed. 1, Census Index: Colonial America,
1607-1789, Date of Import: Sep 17, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.310.1.379.114]

Individual: Corbin, Nicholas

County/State: Baltimore Co., MD

Location: N Side Patapsco Hu

Year: 1702

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