Posted By:John Collins
Subject:Francis, Edward & John Corbin - NC - mid 18th century
Post Date:March 22, 2008 at 18:49:36
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Francis Corbin came from London to Edenton (Chowan, NC) in 1744 as land agent for John Carteret, Earl Granville.
It is possible that he was the merchant living on Stepney Causeway (Stepney, Middlesex) around 1740, who had been christened 24 Sep 1710 at St Dunstan, Stepney.
In 1758 he had built the Cupola House in Edenton, which will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in September 2008. It is because of this event that I am trying to find out more about him and his family.
In 1761 he married widow Jean Innes (whose first husband, Colonel James Innes, had been George Washington's commanding officer in the French and Indian War) and thereafter lived mostly at her plantation, Point Pleasant, on the Cape Fear near Wilmington (New Hanover, NC). He died in 1766 or 1767.
After his widow's death in 1775 the Cupola House was inherited by his brother Edward Corbin, who sold it in 1777 to Dr Samuel Dickinson, a native of Connecticut who had moved to Edenton by 1767, establishing a large medical practice.
In 1753 John Corbin bought land in Chowan county from John Vann.
On 11 December 1770 the NC Committee of Public Claims approved payment to Dr. John Corbin of "sixty pounds for negro Jack, executed in New Hanover county for felony."
I am seeking further information on these three Corbins.
I have available some patchy information on the Corbin family in Stepney, starting from Teague Corbin‘s marriage to Bridget Moseley at St Dunstan on 22 Nov 1631. One cannot but help wonder if Bridget Moseley was related to Edward Moseley, the surveyor who drew the notable map of North Carolina in 1733 (only known original print in America donated to ECU's Joyner Library by the owners of Wessington in Edenton).