Nov 26, 1996 The following is a transcription of notes taken by William P. Durbin
and Lorraine B. Durbin in September 1977 at the Society of Genealogists,
London, England. Unfortunately, time was short and expensive; thus, details on
the source of information within the stacks of the Society are incomplete.
Where such sources were noted, they will be listed in this account. Also,
the significance of the information many times is not clear inasmuch as
the data was codified in the original text.
###Card Index notes Durbin as one of 17 spellings in the Society files:
Durban, Dawberne, Durburnh, Dawborn(e), Durborne, Dauburne, Durbin, Dawbarn,
Durbon, Daubin, Dawbin, Durbun, Darben, Darbourn, Derbern, Dobbyn, Dabon
1652: (Newington, Kent) Marie Durban & William Humfry
1652: (Swithin) Chris Durban & Elz. Malpas
1627: (Sept 20): (Newington, Kent) Thos Durban & Dorothea Surgeon
1568: (Canterbury) Mgt Durban & Pet Veriar
1604: (Westbury-on-Tyne, Bristol) Harry Durbon & Anne Evans
1622: (Westbury-on-Tyne, Bristol) John Durbon & Mary West
1630: (Westbury-on-Tyne, Bristol) Jane Durbon & Thos Berrye
Source: Pre-Court of Canterbury Wills 1558-1583, Vol III, British Record
Society Ltd, 1898
1568: DURBANE (DURBOYNE), Thomas; Lympshawe, Somerset, 4 Sheffield
1580: DURBANE, Thomas, Axbridge, Wedmore, Somerset, 48 Arundell
1576: DURBAN, William, Clarcke, Vicar of Tickenham, Somerset, 13Carew
Source: Administrations in the Pre Court of Canterbury: 1572 - 1580
1574: (29 August) DAROBORNE, Thomas. St. Benedict Grace Church (London)
leather seller, to brother William D.
1631: DURBAN, Thomas the Elder of Cheddar, Somerset, will (20 St. John) pr.
Nov 17 by relict Anne.
1618: DURBAN, Peter, Chippenham, Wilts. To Nath. Lukins, uncle of Thos D., so
of Wm. D., s. dur. min.
(NOTE: son during minority) of said Thos. D., 1618.
1615: DURBAN, Rd. (Richard), Easton in Gordano, Som. to Anne D., rel. 1615
1650: DURBAN, John; Portbury, Som.1658: DURBAN, Christopher; St. Mary Cole Ch, London
###Source: Proc. in Chancery; In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
(1558 - 1603)
Plaintiff: Thomas Bulbeck
Defendant: Peter DURBAN
Suit: ...bill for discovery of frauds; Kingeston Seymour, Soms
Chancery Proceedings, 1649-1714
(Estate of Richard DURBAN), defendant, widow HANNAH DURBIN and another;
### "Inhabitants of Bristol in 1696 "St. Thomas Parish, St. Thomas Street
Thomas DURBIN; 6 children: Thomas, John, Samuell, William, Alice and Mary
______________, Redlife Street
Edward Durbin and Mary, wf.; 2 children: Edward and Elizabeth St.
Michael Parish, in Colston's Almshouse on St. Michaels Hill
Susanah DURBINE Elizabeth DURBIN
Grace DURBINSt. Nicholas Parish, Baldwin Street John DURBIN, baker
Elizabeth DURBIN, wife Children: Richard, John, George, Elizabeth
St. Mary le Port, 1632 Richard DURBAN -- Margarett Bruineford
1618: (Wedmore, Somerset) Thomas DURBAN & Hester Chalcroft
1630: (Wraxall, Somerset) Elizabeth DURBURNE & Jn. Crossman
1692: (Bristol, Somerset) John DURBAN & Elizabeth Hales
1628: (Salisbury, Somerset) Jn. DURBAN & Mgt Cook
###POLL BOOK (1715)
1715: St. Thomas Parish --- Thomas DURBAN (freeholder)
John DURBAN (soapmaker)
St. Mary Redcliff --- Edward DURBAN (cordwainer)BONDS
1675 (June 7): marr. (Bristol) Edward DURBAN (DERBYN) (of Redcliffe)
(cordwainer) and Elizabeth Powell at St. Philip
1681 (May 6): marr. (Bristol) Edward DURBAN (Redcliffe) (shoemaker), W.,
and Mary Tayler, St. Werburgh, aged 30 at St. Werburgh.
1668 (June 11): marr. (Bristol) John DURBAN, (Brockley, Somerset)
(tailor) and Mary Willett, (Brockley) at St. Mark or St. Augustine
1692 (July 2): marr. (Bristol) John DURBAN (Bristol) (baker) and Eliz.
Hales, at St. Peter.
1664 (Apr 20): marr. (Bristol) Richard DURBAN (Cheddar, Somerset)
(yeoman) and Elizabeth Wrenthome, (Axbridge, Som) at St. Nicholas
1674, (22 Apr): Elizabeth DURBAN m. Thomas Somers
1699 (26 Dec): Thomas DURBAN m. Ann Jones
1592: (Exeter) Thomas Paignton DURBORNE
1550: (Exeter, Devonshire) John Paignton DURBURN
1566: " Robert Paignton DARBORNE
1555: " John Paynton DURBURN, Sr.
1566: " Robert Paynton DARBORNE
1584: " Thomas Paington DORBREN
1697: (Surrey) (mariner) William DURBINE (Mother, Margaret)
1691: (London) Anthony DURBAN
1658: (London) Christopher DURBAN
1682: (Cheddar, Somerset) Richard DURBAND, alderman, yeoman
1560/1: (Canterbury) Margaret DURBAN
1657: (Axbridge, Som) Richard DURBAN, fuller
1613: (Almondesbury, Glouc) William DURBURNE
1681: marr. (Glouc) Edward DURBAN and Mary Tayler
1692: marr. (Glouc) John DURBAN and Elizabeth Hales
1564: Listed in Somerset, Tho. DAWBORN (Congresbury)
1641: Listed in Portbury (somerset) John DURBAN
1533, 9 Sep: will of Cecylie Bedford (Bristowe, Bristol) (St. Thomas)
cites "Alys DURBAN, my servant"
1532, 25 Jan: Jone Gurman (Yatton, Somerset) leaves " a cowe to the children
of Robert DURBAN
1581: Listed in Wells, Somerset, John DURBAN, a freeman
1571, 1 July: (account of Christopher Kyrton): (Cheddar) Thomas DURBAN,
draper; (Land in Axbridge belonging to Walter DURBAN); (also Thomas
DURBIN); "estates granted for a term of life...to Walter and Edyth DURBAN
and Richard, their son, 1 tenement in Bourough of Axbridge"
1577, 17 Jan: Thomas Leigh of Wells names his attorneys as Richard
Byble and John DURBAN.
1582, 9 Mar: Richard Godwyn of Wells, in a deed, refers to "land
of the Bishop of Bath and Welles on the east now in the tenure of John DURBAN"
1554, 31 Jul: In Register of Bishop (Gilbert) Bourne (of Bath and Wells)
"...the like of Sir William DURBAN, clerk, to the vicarage of Tyknam, vacant
by the deprivation of the last incumbent, on the presentation of Griffin Jones,
of the city of Bristol"
1634/5, 23 Mar: In Assizes and General Gaol Delivery held at Taunton Castle
"...that Thomas DURBAN and Richard Stayle, nowe committed gaol of this county
shall be discharged...and not pay any charge to John Venn" (Apparently
in 'gaol' for maliscious prosecution and summarily confined.)
1726, 17 Oct: Bristol: Alice DURBIN, to brother Thomas ... and wife...
to their children...to brother John and sister Mary, co-executors.
(NOTE: unlike many wills of the period, Alice signed with a clear signature,
not an X)
1613, Jan: Westbury, Henrie DURBERNE; dau. Jane
###CHURCH RECORD (Westbury-on-Trym)
1606, 11 Jan: Christening, Jane, ye daughter of Henry DURBON
1607, 27 Sept: Christening, Mary, ye daughter of Henry DURBON
1611, 10 June: Burial, Mary, ye daughter of Henry DURBON
###WEDDINGS IN ANCIENT PARISH OF Westbury-on-Trym (Bristol)
1565, 3 Nov: Phillip Pope & Elizabethe DURBON
1566, 15 Nov: John Willis & Joan DURBON
1574, 5 Feb: Thomas Collins & Edithe DURBON
1614, 27 Nov: John George & Annes DURBON
1620, 26 Aug: William Bowen & Joan DURBON
1622, 13 Oct: John DURBON & Marye Weste
1624, 9 Feb: Richard Halle & Agnes DURBIN
1630, 26 May: Thomas Berrye & Jane DURBON
1667, 29 Apr: William Periman & Elizabeth DURBEE
1629, May: Constable Account (Manchester) ".....pd for Dyate and lodging
of William DUBRIN
1684: Marriage bondsman Edward DURBAN, Bristol, cordwainer
###SOMERSET WILLS from Exeter, Rawlins & Jones Frome 1952 --abstracts
of wills, mainly from the Holworthy Collection page 128: Thomas Harvey parson,
Brockley, July 15, 1582/June 12, 1583, "godsons Richard and Thomas DURBAN---