- From Ancestral Records and Portraits Vol. 2. The Grafton Press. New York. 1910, p. 453-454:
ARMS: Sable on a chief or, three revens, ppr.
MOTTO: Provitas Verus, Honos.
As early as 1154 to 1161, one Robert Corbin gave lands to the Abbey of Ealesworth. From Robert are traced ten generations to Nicholas Corbin, seized of Hall End, and lands in the County of Warwick, etc.
Four generations after this is "Thomas Corbin of Hall End afors'd, born 24 May, 1594, died June, 1637; bur'd at Kingswinford." Thomas married 1620, Winifred,
daughter of Gowen Grosvenor, of Sutton Colfield, County Warwick, England.
COLONEL HENRY CORBIN, third son of Thomas and Winifred Corbin, born 1629, died in Virginia January 8, 1675. He was the progenitor of the Corbins in America, emigrating about 1654, and locating first in the parish of Stratton Major, in King and Queen County. Afterwards he had lands in Lancaster, Westmoreland, Middlesex, etc., as the ensuing will show. He was Burgess from Lancaster 1658, 1659, and 1660; one of the Council 1663, and Justice of Middlesex 1673, after which he was seated at "Pecatone" in Westmoreland County, patents for which were dated March 26, 1664. This estate was of such proportions that its gardens, with orange trees, etc., were quoted in books of travel of that day.
He married, July 25, 1645. Alice, a daughter of Richard Eltonhead, of Eltonhead, County Lancaster, England, and the widow of Roland Burnham. After the death of Henry Corbin, she married third, Captain Henry Creek, who died at the home of Colonel Richard Lee, in August, 1684. Henry and Alice Corbin had issue:
Henry, died young: Thomas, lived in England unmarried, and his brother Gawin, in Virginia, inherited his lands; GAWIN; Laetitia, married RICHARD LEE, of Mount Pleasant, adjoining his father's estate; Alice, married Philip Lightfoot; Winifred, married Le Roy Griffin; Anne, married William Tayloe, and Frances married Governor Edmund Jennings of Virginia.
GAWIN CORBIN, married first Catherine Wormeley, but had no issue; married second, Jane (widow Wilson), and daughter of John Lane, of Laneville, Middlesex County, where in 1705 he was Naval Officer of the Rappahannock, afterwards Burgess, and later of the Council, and its President. Issue:
Richard, married Elizabeth Tayloe of Mount Airy; John, married Laetitia Lee (daughter of Richard); GAWIN II.; Joanna, married Major Robert Tucker; Jenny, married COLONEL JOHN BUSHROD of "Bushfield"; Alice, married Benjamin Needler; Ann, married Isaac Allerton, grandson of the Mayflower immigrant.
GAWIN CORBIN II., son of Gawin and Jane (Lane) Corbin, was Burgess 1720 to 1722, and Councillor 1740. He married Hannah (born 1701), the daughter of HON. THOMAS LEE, President of the Council, and his wife Hannah Ludwell. Their daughter, Jenny, married COLONEL JOHN BUSHROD; their daughter
Hannah Bushrod, married JOHN AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, whose daughter Jane (or Jenny, named for her Corbin grandmother), married her cousin, WILLIAM AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON.