Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Gawin Corbin

Male 1669 - 1744  (75 years)


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  • Name Gawin Corbin  [1
    Born 1669  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1743/44  Lanesville, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027005  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Henry Corbin,   b. 1629, Hall End, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1675/76, Buckingham House, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Alice Eltonhead,   b. 1630, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685, Buckingham House, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1656  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • now middlesex county
    Family ID F14082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Wormley,   b. 4 Mar 1678/79, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F16515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Lane,   b. Abt 1674, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1715, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 1708  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Corbin,   b. Abt 1708, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne Corbin,   b. 1709, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
     3. John Corbin,   b. 8 Jul 1715, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1757, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Jane Lane Corbin,   b. 1712, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Richard Corbin,   b. 1714, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1790, 'Laneville' King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F14849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Martha Bassett,   b. 28 Dec 1694, Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1738, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1715  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha {Unproven} Corbin,   b. Abt 1715, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. Mildred Corbin,   b. Abt 1718, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joanna Corbin,   b. 1720, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Gawin Corbin,   b. 1725, Lanesville, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1760, Peckatone, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F16517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      COL. GAWIN CORBIN, (19--3), of "Peckatone," Westmoreland Co., and "Lanesville," King and Queen Co., Va., b. 1669; d. 1744; he was educated in England, was a firm and liberal supporter of the Established Church; Naval Officer of the Rappahannock; a Burgess; and an influential member of the King's Council, and its President; he made will Nov. 1, 1739, which was probated Feb. 12, 1744; he left large estates in Virginia, "Peckatone," in Westmoreland, "Buckingham House,' in Middlesex, "Lanesville," in King and Queen, and many acres in other counties; he m. (first) Catherine Wormley, dau. of Hon. Ralph and Catherine (Lunsford-Jennings) Wormley, of "Rosegill," Middlesex Co, Va; (second) Jane (Lane) Wilson, wid of Hon. Willis Wilson, and dau. and heiress of Hon. John Lane, of "Lanesville," King and Queen Co, Va.; (third) Martha Bassett, dau of Hon. William and Joanna (Burwell) Bassett, of "Eltham," New Kent Co., Va. From Colonial Families in the Southern States.
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      12 Feb 1744: The county and parish records of King and Queen have been destroyed, but a copy of his will is recorded in a suit in the Fredericksburg District Chancery Court. It was dated Nov. 1, 1739, and proved in King and Queen, Feb. 12, 1744. He describes himself as of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen county. Bequests to son Richard, who married Betty, daughter of Col. John Tayloe; to son Gawin Corbin all lands lying in Westmoreland, Lancaster, King George and Prince William counties ; also 6000 acres in the county of Spotsylvania ; refers to his brother, the late Mr. Thomas Corbin, to son Gawin certain slaves given to his (Gawin's) mother by her father William Bassett, Esq. to son Richard, lands in King and Queen and Middlesex, and 6000 acres in Spotsylvania, also a tract in Caroline Co., and Morecox in the south end of Essex ; to son John land called Portobago ; daughter Alice Needier, my house and four lots in Williamsburg; daughter Allerton. Codicil, names sons and sons-in-law Richard Corbin, Benjamin Needier, Gawin Corbin, when he comes of age, Robert Tucker, and brother-in-law William Bassett Esq. A second codicil says "I give my four white men servants to my son Gawin, and Matthew Cue, coachman, I give to my son John". William G. Stanard, editor, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol, XXIX, No. 4, Oct 1921, p. 520
      ===
      Westmoreland County Virginia Wills 1654-1800
      TURBEVILLE, GEORGE, 29 June 1790; 29 Jan. 1793.
      Of Pecatone, Cople Parish; son Gawin Corbin land which belonged to his grand father Gawin Corbin; son George Richard Lee land which belonged to my father George Turbeville; dau. Hannan Lee Turbeville.
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      James Hughes 2006-06-26 19:52:04
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Defendant John Spilman; James Bruce; Lawrence Tompkins; Samuel Hofman; Joel Bruce; Dudley Shackleford; Landon Carter
      Deponent / Affiant William Morgan (65); John Hopper (85); Robert Slaughter (61); William Crawford (62); Thomas Hopper (57); Prone Benson (42)
      Locality Caroline Co.; Stafford Co.; Fauquier Co. York Co.; Richmond Co.; Culpeper Co.; Orange Co.; Prince William Co.
      Patent Northern Neck Proprietor patent to Edward Jenings - Richmond Co. - 1716
      Plaintiff George Turberville; Martha Tuberville
      Plat land of Gawin Corbin - 1753; lands in controversy - 1762 & 1763
      Will Gawin Corbin - King & Queen Co. - 1739/1744
      Will Gawin Corbin - Westmoreland Co. - 1759/1760
      Administrative Information
      Record title Tuberville &ux vs Spilman
      Year recorded 1794?
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 387-1
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/courtrecordsearch.asp?pageInfo=5&curre ntquery=GRIGSBY&orderinfo=
      URL title: Fredericksburg Court Record Search
      Note:
      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Deed Joseph Berry to Andrew Harrison - King George Co. - 1725
      Deed Daniel White Jr. to James Jones - King George Co. - 1736
      Deed Moses Rowley to Elizabeth Marders - King George Co. - 1787
      Deed Thomas Williams to Gawin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Deed Richard Griffis to William Rowley - King George Co. - 1727
      Deed Peter Skinner to Gavin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Defendant Moses Rowley; Reuben Mardus; Moses Mardus; Betty Mardus; William Rowlins; Molly Rowlins; Molly Mardus; Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh; Isabell Marshall
      Deponent / Affiant James Davis (68); Wm. Peck (75); Lawrence Berry (36); Thomas Berry (72); Landon Carter of Cleve (50); William GRIGSBY (88)
      Grant John Simpson - 2100 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River - 1666
      Locality King George Co.; Lancaster Co.; Richmond Co.; Stafford Co.; Westmoreland Co.; King & Queen Co.
      Plaintiff Martha Turberville
      Plat patents of John Simpson, FNU Catlett & Joseph Berry
      Plat land in dispute between Gawin Corbin & Hester Jones - 1755
      Plat land occupied by Reuben Marders - King George Co. - 1801
      Tract Millbank; Cleve
      Will William Berry - Richmond Co. - 1720/1721
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1774
      Will James Phillips - Lancaster Co. - 1689
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1751/1754
      Administrative Information
      Record title Turberville vs Rowley &c
      Year recorded 1802?
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 564-128
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002
      ===
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      P. -260a TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I ANNE MEESE of LONDON Widdow Executrix of ye last Will and Testament off HENRY MEESE late of LONDON Merchant deceased Whereas my said husband by his Last Will and Testament under his hande proved in ye Perogative Court did give to me his real! & personall Estate in Virga to bee by mee sold and whereas a certaine plantation or divident of lande on which my said husbande formerly lived beinge in Stafford County in Virga, and now in ye possession of one JOHN WAUGH Clerke is by him from me unlawfully kept and detained Know ye that I ye said ANNE MEESE have made GEORGE LUKE of Stafford County Merchant now resideinge in LONDON and returninge to Virga. my true and lawfull Attorney and deputy for mee to enter upon ye aforesaid Plantation wth ye houses lande and appurtenances and possession & seizen for me to take and him ye said JOHN WAUGH and all others therefrom to expel! 4c remove and also to take possession of all such horses mares Cattle & stock to ye said plantation belonginge and to demande and recover all such sume and sumes of money and Tobacco to me due from said JOHN WAUGH or any other pson in Virginia by or for ye rent of said plantation or otherwise giveinge my said Attorney all my power in execution of ye premises. In Wittness I have sett my hande and Seale the Eleventh day of December 1691 and in the Third yeare of ye Reigne off our Sovereign Lord &. lady KINGE WILLIAM & QUEENE MARY In presence of MATTROM SPENCER. ANNE MEESE
      GAWIN CORBIN, RICHARD KITCHINER,
      WM. SHERWOOD
      Recorded this 13th day of September 1692
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 4
      Lease and Release; 7-8 July 1704. John Lomax of Essex Co., Gent., and Elizabeth his-wife, late Elizabeth Wormly the dau of Ralph Wormly, late of Virginia, Esquire, decd, sell John Taliaferro, Gent., a tract of land known as Portobacoo in Essex Co; 3400 acres now in poss of sd Lomax and Eliz his wife and Gaven Corbin of Middlesex, Gent. And also 400 acres in Petso parish; Gloucester Co, now, or late, in possession of Samuell Smith and Ann his wife which was formerly given to the said Eliz Lomax by Thomas Dawkins decd formerly husband of sd Ann Smith.
      The Release states "that whereas a Marriage hath been lately had and Solemnized between the said John Lomax and Elizabeth". That the land is transferred to John Taliaferro that he have full power to transfer it to-Richard Buckner gent who will hold it for sd John Lomax-and Eliz his wife and after their deaths to the-use of their future children.
      Wit: - Signed John Lomax
      Francis Meriwether Elizabeth Lomax
      Leo Hill
      1704
      James Boughan Rec 10 July 1704
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 378-80)
      1 April 1707. John Taliaferro of Essex County and Richard Buckner of same, Gent., to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. For agreements in former deed of release.
      Tracts described below.
      Whereas John Lomax of said county, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley have, by deeds of lease and release, 7-8 July 1704 sold to me John Taliaferro all that tract called Portobago containing 3423 acres, being all the land on the lower side of Portobago Creeke or Swamp.., contained in and being part of the track called Portobago, and 400 acres in Gloucester County late in the possession of Samuel Smith and Ann his wife which was formerly given to Elizabeth now wife of the said John Lomax by Thomas Dawkins, deceased, formerly husband of her the said Anne' Smith.
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Richard Buckner
      Wit: John Catlett, Michaell Clerck.
      10 April 1707, Acknowledged by John Taliaferro and Richard Buckner.
      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 380-82)
      8 April 1707. Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. Whereas Gawin Corbin and John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley daughter of Ralph Wormley, late of Virginia, Esqr., deceased, hold a tract commonly called Portobago containing 3423 acres in Essex County, formerly granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knt. and Baronet, by patent 24 Oct. 1650, and whereas Gawin Corbin hath an estate for life in the land, the reversion after the death of Corbin being the proper inheritance of John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley in fee simple, All the abovementioned land granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford (reserving the use of one plantation, called Corbin's Quarter with the buildings and fencing thereon until 9 January next and no longer).
      Consideration upon Corbin's paying 100 sterling, Lomax and Elizabeth his Wife conveyed their right of inheritance in an island together with the marsh adjoining, containing 500 acres
      Corbin
      Wit :..Richard Buckner,: Wm, Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April ,1707. Acknowledged:by Gawin.

      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 382-87)
      9-10 April 1707 John Lomax of Essex County and Elizabeth his Wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley County, Gent: Lease and release; for 3423 acres conveyed by Corbin to Lomax and 100 sterling 500 acres being an island with all the sunken ground and marsh adjoining that lies Within the bounds of a patent granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford Knt, and Barronet 24 Oct. 1650 next adjoining to the said island and also lying within the bounds of Sir Thomas Lunsford's patent side of the timber marsh in Meades Bay by Portobago Bay side, t o the Graveley Walk, thence along the side of the sunken, pocoson
      Bay the said island and land being upon Rappahannock River.
      Jno Lomax
      Wit : Richard Buckner, WM. Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife
      ===
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 15-17, 7-8 Aug. 1707. John Lomax of Essex County, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley, late of Virginia, Esqr., deceased, to Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County, Gent, Lease and release; for 200 sterling. 350 acres in St. Ann's Parish ... bounded on the front by Rappahannock River, on the upper end by Portobago Creeke, and run on the lower end by the land lately purchased by the said Gawin Corbin of John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife 9-10 April last, and on the back part by the back lines of a pattent formerly granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knt, and Barronet, 24 Oct. 1650, being part of the aforementioned patent.
      John Lomax
      Eliza. Lomax
      Wit: James Boughan, Leo. Hill.
      11 Aug. 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife.
      ===
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 190.
      19 April 1705. Wee the Royal African Company of England appoint our trusty friend Gawin Corbin, merchant now resideing in York River, our attorney to receive money payable unto us from the Collectors of her Majestyls Customs by virtue of an Act of Parliament intituled an Act for Settling the Trade to Africa.
      By order of the Royall African Company of England,
      John Pery, Secy.
      ===
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 407-08.
      8-9 May 1711. Colonell Gawin Corbin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, merchant, to Thomas Corbin of
      London, merchant. For naturall love and affection he beareth to Thomas Corbin his brother. 1234 acres granted him by patent 2 May 1706, on the south side of the river in the freshes ... part of 1959-1/2 acres.
      G. Corbin
      Wit: Samll. Richardson, Thomas Harwar, Wm. Daingerfield.
      10 May 1711. Acknowledged by Gawin Corbin.



      ===
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 3. Lease and Release, 7 and 8 November 1711. William Scott of St. Ann's Par., Essex Co,, planter, sells Gawin Corbin of Christ Church Par. Middlesex Co., 156 acres known as the Indian Town Island and Mad'm Surkings Field and Ball Eagle Neck in St. Ann's Par., Essex Co., adj. Portobacco bay, granted to said Scott 25th April 1704.
      Witnesses signed William Scott (seal)
      Paul Micou
      Jno Lomax
      Richard Buckner
      Recorded 8 Nov. 1711
      Richard Buckner Cl Cur.
      ===
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 142. Lease and Release. 8 and 9 June 1713, Larkin Chew of Essex County sells Gavin Corbin of King and Queen County, for 45. Sterling, 3/16 part of 4020 acres, in St. Mary's Par, in Essex Co., on the south side of the South River of Rappa. River and on a great swamp of the said River, granted to the said Larkin Chew by patent dated 2 May 1713.
      Wit:
      Jno Tayloe signed Larkin Chew
      Tho Newman
      Nath ffogg
      Recorded 13 August 1713.
      Hannah Chew, wife of Larkin Chew, relinq. her dower rights.
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 156
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord GOD one thousand seven hundred and twenty five; Between JAMES BRIDGEFORTH of the Parish of Saint Stephen in the County of KING and QUEEN of one part and GAWIN CORBIN of Parish of Stratton Major and County aforesaid Gent. of other part; Wittnesseth that JAMES BRIDGFORTH in consideration of sume of five shillings current money to him in hand paid by GAWIN CORBIN, the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto GAWIN CORBIN all that tract of land granted by Pattent to JAMES BRIDGFORTH dated the twentieth day of February one thousand seven hundred and nineteen scituate on North side of MATTAPONY RIVER and on both sides of WARRRNER's RIVER lately in the Parish of Saint Stephen in the County of KING and QUEEN but now in the Parish of Saint George in County of Spotsylvania and bounded; Beginning at a corner white Oak of NATHANIEL SANDERS's and THOMAS CHEW in a Valley, thence North forty degrees East three hundred and twenty poles to a small white Oake and Hickory on the North side a Run of WARNER's RIVER, thence South forty degrees West three hundred and twenty poles to two red Oaks on a Hill in SANDERS's and CHEW's line, and lastly along their line South forty nine degrees East two hundred poles to the beginning the same containing four hundred acres together with all profitts and appurtenances; To have and to hold the four hundred acres of land and premises with appurtenances unto GAWIN CORBIN from the day before the date hereof until' the full term of one whole year thence next ensueing to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession GAWIN CORBIN may be enabled to take the release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof JAMES BRIDGFORTH hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered by the above named
      JAMES BRIDGEFORTH in the presence of us
      CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY JAMES BRIDGFORTH
      ZACHARY LEWIS, WILLIAM FLEET,
      BENJAMIN NEEDLER
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 7th day of September 1725 The above Lease for Land of JAMES BRIDGEFORTH to GAWIN CORBIN was proved by the Oaths of Capt. CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY and Mr. ZACHARY LEWIS and admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 157
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth day of August in the year of Our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, Between JAMES BRIDGFORTH of the Parish of Saint Stephen in County of KING and QUEEN of one part and GAWIN CORBIN of Parish of Stratton Major in County aforesaid, Gent. of other part; Wittnesseth that JAMES BRIDGFORTH in consideration of sum of fifty five pounds current money to him in hand paid by GAWIN CORBIN the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto GAWIN CORBIN his heirs all that tract of land conaining four hundred acres scituate in Parish of Saint George in County of Spotsylvania formerly the Parish of Saint Stephen and County of KING and QUEEN bounded Begining [the description of the bounds of the land repeated as in the Lease above] To have and to hold the four hundred acres of land with all and singular the premises with appurtenances unto GAWIN CORBIN his heirs to be holden to the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of the premises by rents and services for the same due and of right accustomed and JAMES BRIDGFORTH his heirs unto GAWIN CORBIN his heirs the land and premises with appurtenance will warrent and for ever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof JAMES BRIDGFORTH hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of usj
      CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY JAMES BRIDGFORTH
      ZACHARY LEWIS
      WILLIAM FLEET
      BENJAMIN NEEDLER
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 7th day of September 1725 The above Release for Lna of JAMES BRIDGFORTH to GAWIN CORBIN was proved by the Oaths of Capt. CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY and Mr. ZACHARY LEWIS and admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 158
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES BRIDGFORTH for and in consideration of the sum of seven pounds in hand paid before the delivery of these presents the receit whereof JAMES BRIDGFORTH doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto GAWIN CORBIN, Gent, nine head of neat cattle, vizt. four cows, four calves now on the Plantation and one Bull gone astray and all other my stocke to be found belonging to the tract of land scituate in the County of Spotsylvania which I have also sold this day to said CORBIN his heirs &c. with full warranty to defend the same from the claims of any person, In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of August Annoque Dom: 1725
      CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY, JAMES BRIDGFORTH
      ZACHARY LEWIS,
      WILLIAM FLEET
      BENJAMIN NEDDLER
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 7th day of September 1725 The above Bill of Sale for Cattle and Stock of JAMES BRIDGFORTH to GAWIN CORBIN was proved by the Oaths of Capt. CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY and Mr. ZACHARY LEWIS and admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 262-265
      Indenture 5th/6th July 1733 between THOMAS WILLIAMS of King George County Planter & MARTHA his wife one of the Daughters of GEORGE PHILLIPS of one part & GAWIN CORBIN of King & Queen County Esqr. .. by deeds of lease & release .. for Eighty pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain sold 543 acres in Hanover Parish beginning corner of GAWIN CORBIN'S land; Mill road; Kay's land; Simpson's pattent upon Thornton's land; joining upon Shropshire's land; Micou's line; WALTER ANDERSON'S land; Lomax; said land being part of tract containing 2100 acres granted to JOHN SIMPSON bearing date 6th June 1665 ..
      Presence Tho. Catlett, Thomas x Williams
      Jno. Roy, Henry Berry, Martha x Williams
      Joseph Williams
      5th July 1733 .. Then came THOMAS WILLIAMS .. acknowledged .. and MARTHA his wife (the sd Martha being solely examined .. relinquished her right of dower) ..
      ===
      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 270
      Know all men .. I PETER SKINNER county of Westmoreland Planter .. am bound unto GAWIN CORBIN of King & Queen County Esqr. in sum One Hundred sixty pounds Sterling .. 18th June 1733. Condition .. if PETER & MARGARET his wife shall by good deeds of conveyance one undivided third part land in Parish of Hanover of 543 acres being part of tract containing 2100 acres granted to JOHN SIMPSON by Patent dated 6th June 1666 & all the estate right .. if also said MARGARET shall appear before the Court of King George next coming .. & acknowledge her free & voluntary consent .. this obligation to be void .. Presence Mungo Roy,
      Thomas Monteith, Jno. Livingston Peter Skinner
      7th September 1733 .. Bond recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 270-272
      Indenture 6th/7th September 1733 between PETER SKINNER of County of Westmoreland Planter & MARGARET his wife & GAWIN CORBIN of King & Queen County Esqr. .. by deeds of lease and release .. for Eighty pounds Sterling sold 543 acres beginning corner to Corbins land by the mill road; along Rays line; to Simpson's pattent upon Thornton's land; Shropshire's land; Micou's line; WALTER ANDERSON; land of Lomax .. being part of tract containing 2100 acres granted to JOHN SIMPSON .. by Pattent 6th June 1666 .. Presence Mungo Roy, Peter Skinner
      Thomas Monteith, John Livingston Margaret Skinner
      Joseph Williams
      7th September 1733 .. Then came PETER SKINNER & MARGARET his wife (the sd Margaret being Solely examined acknowledged her free consent thereto) .. recorded deeds of lease & release ...
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 169-174
      THIS INDENTURE made the 17th and 18th day of May in the Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second 1736 Between THOMAS SHIP of the Parish of St. Ann & County of Essex Planter of one part and GAWIN CORBIN of the Parish of Stratton Major & County of KING & QUEEN Esqr. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Ship for sum Seventy five pounds Curt. money hath granted unto the said Gawin Corbin (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain & Sale & by , force of the Statute for transferring uses into Posson ) and to his heirs & assigns forever a parcel of land in the Parish of St. Anns & County of Essex containing One hundred and fifty acres together with all the land thereunto adjoining now in the posson of the sd Thos. Ship the said land being part of a tract of land of Five hundred and twenty eight acres granted to ROBERT TOMLIN by Patt bearing date the 29th Octor. 1662 & by the sd Tomlin assigned over to JOHN MEADOW by deed dated the 3rd May 1665 & the sd Meadows by Indenture dated 2d July 1695 made a conveyance of the aforesd land to JOSIAH SHIP who by his Will dated 11th Jany 1705-6 gave the sd land to Richd. Ship his Eldest Son & the sd Richd. Ship by Will dated 3d Sept 1723 gives the before mentioned land to the said Thomas Ship his Eldest Son party to these presents ... .
      In presence of JEREMIAH UPSHAW, Thos. Ship
      WM. PICKETT, RO BROOKE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIIth day of May MDCCXXXVI Thomas Ship acknowledged this Indenture to be his act and deed and then ELIZABETH the Wife of the said Thomas freely relinquished her right of Dower in the land wch on his motion is admitted to record
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 63-68 Indenture made 4th/5th June 1736 between DANIEL WHITE JUNIOR and MARY his wife of King George County and JAMES JONES of same Bricklayer .. by deeds of lease & release .. sold 543 acres for Eighty Pounds Sterling .. at corner of GAWEN CORBIN Esqr.; land by the Mill Road; along Key's line to back line of Simpsons Pattent upon Thornton's land joyning upon Shropshire's land .. extending to Micou's line .. WALTER ANDERSON'S land; land of Lomax .. being One undivided third part of Tract the whole containing 2100 acres granted to JOHN SIMPSON by Pattent 6th June 1666 ..
      Presence William Harrison, Daniel White Junr.
      Daniel Grant, Isaac Arnold Mary x White
      At a court held 5th November 1736 .. Deeds of Lease & Release together with Receipt for consideration money .. (the said Mary being solely examined .. her free consent) ..
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 289-291
      Indenture 6th/7th June 1734 between WILLIAM REDMAN & ANN REDMAN his wife the only Daughter & Sole heir of THOMAS PHILPIN of King George County Planter of one part & GOWEN CORBIN of King & Queen County Esqr. of other part .. by deeds of lease & release .. sold 100 acres for Fourty pounds of good & lawful money of great Britain being part of Divident belonging to JAMES KEY & by him sold to THOMAS PHILPIN Father of the aforsd. ANN REDMAN by Deed 6th of Decr. 1686 bounded between Owen Creek & Keys Swamp for its natural boundaries ..
      Presence Wm. Thornton, William x Redman
      Jno. Gilbert Ann x Redman
      7th June 1734 .. Deeds of Lease & Release recorded .. the sd ANN being solely examined confessed her free consent ..
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 5, 1740. Trustees of Fredksbg (by John Waller, Fras. Thornton, John Allen), to Gawin Corbin, Esqr. 5 5s. Lot 17, in Fredksbg. Augt. 5, 1740.

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    1. [S763254] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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