William Corbin of NC

In 1735 William Corbin was one of the Justices of the Peace (appointed at a meeting of the Colonial Council held in Edenton on 23 March 1734/35) for the Precinct of Hyde and Beaufort in NC, so he must have been a landowner of some substance.

This William Corbin is almost certainly the person recorded in two land patents for the same 135 acres on the upper side of Chesters Creek where it flows into White Oak River (in present-day Carteret county at its border with Onslow county); the first as William Corden on 19 October 1715, and the second as William Cordin on 24 February 1729.

There is also William Cordan, possibly the same person, mentioned (as a neighbor, along with Edward Wingate) in a Chowan County deed of 28 July 1721, transferring 120 acres on the south west side of Queen Ann's Creek from John Nairne to Cornelius Harnett.

However, it is possible these are references to William Cordin [name spelt thus] under 21 in the will (written 4 October 1698, proved 15 September 1699) of his father Thomas Cording of Lower Norfolk county, VA.

Minutes of the North Carolina Governor's Council, Vol. 4, pp. 46-47.
Patent Book Two, p. 358 & Patent Book One, p. 261.
Chowan County Deed Book C-1, p. 141.