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Henry Corbin was the 3rd son of Thomas Corbin of England. He came to Virginia in the ship Charity in 1654. He settled in Virginia on the south side of the Rappahannock river in what was then Lancaster Co. but afterwards Middlesex Co. He was a member of the House of Burgess, on the Council and was Justice of the Peace.

In 1670 Mr. Corbin   made an agreement with some friends in Westmoreland Co. where he had a  large estate, "Peckatone", to build a banquetting house. Mr.Allerton and Mr. Gerrard were to make the decision as to where it was to be built. Mr. Lee was allowed Ten pounds sterling for building the house.

Although Henry Corbin's main residence was "Buckingham" in Middlesex, he also spent a great amount of time in Westmoreland. He also owned another large plantation "Corbins Hall in Middlesex co.

Henry Corbin married Alice, widow of Rowland Burnham of Lancaster Co. VA. She was the daughter of Richard Eltonhead of Eltonhead, Lancashire, England.

Henry Corbin died in Jan 8, 1675.  He made his wife and two sons, Thomas and Gawen (ages 7 and 6),  sole executrix and executors of his will. He appointed Sir Henry Chichley, Thomas Ludwell Esq., Robert Smyth Esq, Coll Ludwell, Coll. Spencer, Capt. Ralph Wormley, Maj. John Burneham, Maj. Richard Lee, Guardians. He names his brother Gawen Corbin. Mentions cozen Wormely.

His widow, Alice Corbin,  married  Capt. Henry Creyke. He died in 1684 leaving his whole estate to his wife and her children by her first marriage. 




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