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  • Corbin family account books consist of two account books, 1782-1808 and 1782-1801, and a memorandum book, 1810-1817
  • Corbin family account books, 1782-1808 and 1782-1801, record the accounts of members of the Corbin family and other individuals. Information found in the accounts include date of transaction, items purchased or services rendered, amount owed, form of payment, and amount paid. Transactions include land rent, room and board, maintenance (food, drink, clothing, etc.), purchases of property such as land and slaves, purchases of goods such as butter, fodder, wheat, corn, and tobacco, and purchases of merchandise such as wedding clothes, gold watches, and boats. Payments made by barter (fodder, tobacco, etc.), cash, credit, or in the case of Corbin family members, family fortune. Corbin family members listed in the account books include Lettice Corbin, Martha Maria Corbin, Anna Francis Maria Corbin, Henrietta Matilda Corbin, Henry Elkenhead Corbin, Richard Corbin, John Tayloe Corbin, Gawin Lane Corbin, and Francis Corbin. An entry on the inside cover of account book, 1782-1808, written by Richard Corbin states that the first nineteen entries were entered by Francis Corbin for Maria Corbin and the rest entered by Richard himself. The account books include an index listing names of individuals and the page numbers where there accounts can be found
  • Memorandum book, 1810-1817, records the cash transactions of Richard Corbin. Transactions include traveling expenses, loans to family members and acquaintances, rent and debt payments to Corbin, slaves sold, reparations to Corbin for slaves executed, clothing purchases, and other miscellaneous receipts and payments. Laneville, the name of Corbin's estate in King and Queen County, is referenced in the volume
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The Corbin family was one of the largest landholding families in Virginia during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. They owned land in Caroline, Essex, King and Queen, Middlesex, and Spotsylvania Counties. Their primary estate was Laneville in King and Queen County.
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Corbin family account books
This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42930
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The Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch
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microfilm reel (269 images)

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