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Francis Corbin

(d) 1767

 
 
Francis Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
1. Francis Corbin Marker
Inscription.  Granville agent, jurist, legislator. Provoked "Enfield Riot." Home, "the Cupola House, " 2 blks. S.
 
Erected 1982 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number A 69.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 36° 3.591′ N, 76° 36.521′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is at the intersection of N Broad St. and Queen Street on N Broad St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barker House (a few steps from this marker); Edenton Tea Party (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Hugh Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Chowan County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); James Iredell, Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackeys Ferry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Johnston (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named James Iredell (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
 
Also see . . .
Cupola House image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
2. Cupola House

1. Francis Corbin. Most of Francis Corbin’s life before his arrival in America remains a mystery. It is assumed that he was born in England, possibly London, in the early 1700s. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. The Francis Corbin Research Project. Having moved from England to Edenton, NC, when I married a native of that town - the first colonial capital of North Carolina - I had always been surprised that nobody there knew anything about Francis Corbin's life or family from before he became, in 1749, agent for Earl Granville, the English nobleman who then owned a swathe across the north of NC that was about one-eighth of the total area of the Carolinas. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

3. Town of Enfield, North Carolina. Town History An event in Enfield's history which probably helped to spark American independence was the "Enfield Riot," one of the earliest political actions against British tyranny. In January, 1759, a group of backwoodsmen seized Lord Granville's land saint, Francis Corbin, in Edenton and brought him to Enfield. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Francis Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
3. Francis Corbin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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