Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. I
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
derived from the same source as Corbett. Like the Corbetts, the Corbins bore ravens on their coat of arms, but I fail to trace any connection between the families. Four of this name are entered in Domesday, all of them as under-tenants; W. Corbun in Essex: Hugo de Corbun in Norfolk and Suffolk, holding of Roger Bygot; one in Warwickshire, and another in Kent, who held Pecheham (now Peckham) of the Bishop of Bayeux. Philip Corbin, in 1165, held half a fee of Reginald Fitz-Urse in Northants (Lib. Niger), and Geoffrey Corbin occurs in 1194 (Rot. Curiae Regis). In the Testa de Nevill, we find Henry Corbin in Notts and Derby, and three Corbins in Devonshire; Peter Corbine of Corbinestone, a tenant of John de Cortenay's Honour of Oakhampton; Miles Corbin, who held one fee at Bridgeford of the same; and Philip Corbin. Again, the Hundred Rolls, about 1272, furnish Walter Corbin of Somersetshire, Ralph Corbin of Oxfordshire; and Margaret Corbin in Kent. Yet, widely spread and ancient as was the name, the records that remain of it are comparatively few. "The family of Corbin," says Dugdale, "had its antient seat at Corbin's Hall, within Swineford parish, in com. Stafford, where most of them had their residence." They had held it from the time of Henry II. when it was first possessed by Robert Corbin. "Thomas Corbin, of Hall End, co. Warwick, was the last heir male, and sold the ancient mansion to John Hodgett. He bore Argent on a chief Or three ravens proper."—Erdewick's Staffordshire. Hall End had been acquired in the time of Coeur de Lion by Nicholas Corbin through his wife Joan, daughter and heir of John Sturmy. "The last heir died in 1688, and Margaret, his daughter and sole heiress, married William Lygon of Madresfield."—Nash's Worcestershire.