This family is descended from
many of the royal houses of Europe. One of the very early roots
being Robert the Strong who died in 866, Count of Anjou and
Blois, who was killed in the battle at Brissaethe in Oct. 866.
His son was Robert I (860-932) King of the Franks (King of
France) crowned June 15, 923. Sixteen generations later we
find Lady Felicia de Sutton, daughter of Lady de Somery Baroness
de Dudley and Richard de Suitton, Baron of Sutton.
Lady Felicia married William Corbin of Kings Gwinford (Swinford)
Staffordshire, England in the reign of Edward III, son of
William Corbin of Birmingham, Warwichashire and his wife Edith
Frebody, the daughter of William Frebody, and the grandson of
Thomas Corbin and Felicia de Lutterley and decendant of Robert
Corbin (son of Robert) who gave lands to the Abby of Talesworth
1154-1161. Next we come to the son of Felicia and William
Corbin to Henry Corbin of Swinsford, Staffordshire who married
Margaret de Whitmore daughter of Robert de Whitmore of
Duiley. their son:
William Corbin of Swinford, married Elizabeth, dau. of John
Blunt, their son:
Thomas Corbin of Straffordshire, died Sep. 22, 1460, married
Joan dau. and heiress of Agnes Holback (dau & heiress of Roger
Overton). Their son:
Nicholas Corbin of Hall End, Warwichshire. He was granted Hall
end and other lands in Warwick in the reign oif Richard II and
Henry VII & VIII at which time Hall End became to "The Seat of
the Corbins." Nicholas married Joan, dau. & heiress of Jon
Sturmey and his wife Joan Clark, gr.dau. of William Sturmey of
Hall End and William Clark of Dudley. Their son:
Richard Corbin of Swinford and Hall End died 1539, mar. Anna,
dau. & heiress of Thomas Ramsey of Kitcham , Buckshire. Their
Thomas Corbin of Hall End died 1584, mar. Anna who died in 1606
dau. of William Ripington of Annington, Their son:
George orbin of Hall End (1553-1637) mar. Marie dau. of William
Faunt of Foston, Leicestershire. Their son:
Thomas Corbin of " Hall End " , Warwich Co. , born
May 24, 1594 at "Hall End", died June 1637 at "Hall End",
married 1620 Winifred Grosvenor,(1604-1660) the daughter of
Garvin Grosvenor of Cheshire, England and his wife
Dorothea Pudsey. Winifred was the grandaughter of Walter
Grosvenor of Bushberie, Staffordshire and Jocasa Foulk and of
Geoirge Pudsey of Langly. ( The Grosvenors are descended
from Sir Gilbert Grosvenor who came to England with William the
Conqueror from Normandy).
HON. HENRY CORBIN of "Buckingham House", Middlesex Co. , VA,
born 1629 at "Hall End", Warwich Co. , England, died Jan. 8,
1676 at "Buckingham House". His will dated Jul. 25, 1675
indicates he had large estates in England & Virginia, married
Jul. 25, 1656 Lancaster, England, Alice Eltonhead who died 1684,
the daughter of Richard Eltonhead of Lancaster and Ann Sutton.
(Alice was the widow of Rowland Burnham). Henry came
to Virginia Colony in 1654 on the ship "Charity" and resided
first in Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen Co., VA. He
was registrar of the Parish in Middlesex Co., 1663-1667, member
of the Kings Council 1663, Burgess from Lancaster Co., 1657, 59,
60. He also owned "Pickatone" in Westmoreland Co. , and
"Corbin Hall " in Middlesex Co. , VA.
Lelitia, born 1657, died
Oct. 6, 1706, married 1694, Col. Richard
Lee of "Mt . Pleasant" .Westmoreland Co.
, VA. , VA.
Alice, born Feb. 14, 1660, married Sep. 28, 1679, Hon.
Lightfoot of "Tadding- ton", Gloucester
Winifred, born Nov. 3, 1662, died 1709, married Col. Le Roy
Griffin of Northumberland Co. , VA.
Ann, born Feb. 9, 1664, died 1694, married 1684, Hon.
Taylor (Tayloes) of Lancaster Co. &
Richmond Co., VA.
Henry, born 1666, died in infancy
Thomas, born 1668, died Nov. 4, 1736
Garvin, born 1669, died 1744
FRANCES, born 1671
FRANCES CORBIN, born Dec.
1671, died Nov. 22, 1713, Middlesex Co. VA, married Hon.
Edmund Jennings of "Ripon Hall", York Co. , VA.
Ref: (1 v7), (20).