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Clement Corbin

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: (Fordington), Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: August 1, 1696 (70)
Woodstock, Hartford County (Present Windham County), Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Corbin and Margaret Corbin
Husband of Dorcas Corbin
Father of Mary Gardner; Thomas Corbin; John Corbin; James Corbin; Jabez Corbin and 3 others

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About Clement Corbin

History and genealogy of the descendants of Clement Corbin of Muddy River ... By Harvey Merrill Lawson

This is an incredible line. This book runs from Clement Corbin through 7 or 8 generations of Corbin's to the early 1900's. Thousands of Corbins. Doctors, Deacons, Reverends, Military, Rev and Civil War. It is on line and in amazing to brows through.

Walter G. Ashworth, 7th Great Grand Son

The surname of CORBIN was a baptismal name 'the son of Jacob' from the Latin Jacobus. Following the Crusades in Europe in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, a need was felt for a family name to replace the one given at birth, or in addition to it. This was recognized by those of noble birth, and particularly by those who went on the Crusades, as it added prestige and practical advantage to their status. Early records of the name mention Ralph Cobban, who was recorded in the year 1273 in the County of Essex. William Carbine of County Somerset, was documented during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). William Cobon of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of the year of 1379. Simon Corbin and Jane Bendall were married at St. Dionis Backchurch, London in 1700. John Cobbin married Ann Brass at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1773. Garrard Corbyn and Harriet Dowding were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1808. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers was the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. During the Middle Ages, when people were unable to read or write, signs were needed for all visual identification. For several centuries city streets in Britain were filled with signs of all kinds, public houses, tradesmen and even private householders found them necessary. This was an age when there were no numbered houses, and an address was a descriptive phrase that made use of a convenient landmark. At this time, coats of arms came into being, for the practical reason that men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.,M1

  1. Occupation: Husbandman
  2. Event: Education Signed name with mark
  3. Note:
   Tradition is that Clement came from the west of England. Sometimes he
   referred to as a Welshman.
   The Corbins were originally French. The genealogy of the
   English-American family can be traced back to the Norman Conquest of
   1066. Clement's parents are believed to have been John and Margaret
   Clement is said to have come to America when he was 11 years old in
   1637. There is no official record of him until his marriage in 1655.
   In 1656 bought 42 acres of land at Muddy River. (Now Brookline, Boston,
   MA) He first attended the First Church,Boston. About 1665 he became a
   member of the First Church of Roxbury where Rev John Eliot, "The Apostle
   to the Indians" was the pastor. Clement contributed one pound, ten
   shilling to the building of the Roxbury church. In 1656 Clement bought
   42 acres of land at Muddy River, adjoining Roxbury. In 1663 he bought
   more land at Muddy River. All his children were born there. His name
   was still on the tax rolls there 31 Dec 1691. He moved to Woodstock
   about 1687 where he had lot number 45 on the north west side of the
   highway to Muddy Brook. (Woodstock was first called "New Roxbury" and
   was planned by Roxbury men.) On 7 Jan 1688 the planters of New Roxbury
   granted Clement Corbin a 20 acre home lot in the same area near the road
   to Muddy Brook. In 1693 his son Jabez was allowed 12 square rods of land
   adjoining his fathers lot "for a shop." clement was one of 4 persons not
   from Roxbury who were assigned lots. In his will the states that he has
   already settled his sons James and Jabez on land. He leaves 300 acres of
   land to his eldest son Thomas who was being held in captivity in
   Algeria. He also provided 40 pounds each to his daughters Mary Gardner
   and Margaret Davis.
   Sources: "My Ancestors: In Memory of John Paine and Mary Ann May of East
   Woodstock" p 64; "CT Puritan Settlers' p 712,; Banks, Charles Edwards PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, p.
   102, Riverside Press, Boston 1930; EARLY NEW ENGLAND SETTLERS 1600-1800
   "Ancestral Heads of New England Families" p 57; THE
   DESCENDENTS OF CLEMENT CORBIN, Lawson, Rev Harvey, compiler, Hartford
   Press: 1905 pp13-19 
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Clement Corbin's Timeline

Dorchester, Dorset, England
Age 30
Age 32
Muddy River (Brookline), Norfolk, MA
Age 34
Muddy River (Present Brookline), Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 31, 1665
Age 39
Muddy River, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 23, 1668
Age 42
Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
November 13, 1670
Age 44
Roxbury, USA
February 9, 1672
Age 46
Suffolk Co., Muddy River, MA
March 16, 1673
Age 47
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States