The Corbin family in Devon, England
 

The reasons for investigating this family are two-fold.
1. The first Corbin recorded anywhere in the Carolinas, Rev. William Corbin at Goose Creek, SC, from 1700 to 1703, was born at Totnes in Devon.
2. Francis Corbin's heir was Edmund Corbin, and there were several Edmunds in this Devon family, both before and after the heir, but none in Francis's family at Stepney, Middlesex. There were also several men named Francis Corbin in the Devon family.

William Corbin, son of Luke & Magery (Barrens) Corbin, was christened at Totnes, Devon, 5 August 1656.

William Corbin, "s. 'Luc.', of Totnes, Devon", matriculated from New Hall Inn at Oxford University on 19 October 1679, aged 21.
Possibly the year of his christening was misread by a transcriber, and should have been 1658: the original record has not yet been checked.

William Corbin's parents, Luke Corbin and Magery Barrens, were married in Totnes on September 21, 1652. His grandparents have not yet been identified.

Francis Corbin married Susanna Hardinge in Totnes on November 17, 1629.
Two apprenticeships recorded in 1640 are possibly of this couple's children:
Ellen Corbin daughter of Francis Corbin, feltmaker to George Mallard, and
Francis Corbin son of Francis Corbin, feltmaker to Luke Corbin, feltmaker.
This establishes that the Corbins were feltmakers.

In 1668 Edmond Corbyn of Tottnes [sic] was issuing half peny [sic] trade tokens.

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Sources:
Totnes Parish Register.
Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892.
Devon Record Office 1579A-0/24/60/49.
Devon Record Office 1579A-0/24/60/50.
British Museum, Coins &: Medals, T484.
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