Joseph Harbin

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Joseph Harbin
Person Joseph Harbin
First name Joseph
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Last name Harbin
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Occupation Cash keeper
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Has opening text Joseph Harbyn
Has signoff text Jos: Harbin
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Lawrence Pountney
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1636
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.413r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jun 13 1655
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Joseph Harbin (; d.?). Cash keeper of John Harbin.

Resident in parish of Saint Lawrence Pountney, London, in 1655.

Justin J. Meggitt (2016) identifies a Joseph Harbin in the second half of the C17th, described as "a successful Quaker merchant on Barbados", with a son named John.[1] Sophia W. Rawlins (1983) states that Joseph Harbin's will was proved in 1692 in Barbados.[2]

See possible brother (or other relative) Henry Harbin (b. poss. ca. 1636; m. ?1681, Elizabeth Lewis of Mortlake, Surrey; d.?). Henry Harbin was a servant of John Harbin. He had lived with John Harbin in the parish of Saint Lawrence Pountney for the two years prior to his deposition in 1655.[3]

See brother John Harbin. a London merchant.

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Joseph Harbin (b. ?; d. ca. 1692, Barbados), the nineteen year old cash keeper of John Harbin, deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on June 13th 1655. The case was that of "John Harbin against the Crowned Oxe. He gave his residence as Saint Lawrence Pountney, and presumably, like Henry Harbin, was living at the house of John Harbin.[4]

Joseph Harbin appears, according to his will proved in 1692 in Barbados, to have been a younger brother of John Harbin, whose cash keeper he was in 1655.[5]

Comment on sources

"HORBIN. The will of JOSEPH HORBIN of St Michael's, merchant, 15 February 1691/2. To my cousin Anne Horbin of London, daughter of my brother John Horbin, merchant, and her brother Thomas Horbin. To my kinsman Andrew Russ on my plantation in Carolina. To my son Joseph Horbin Jub. To daughter Elizabeth Horbin my land in Tudor Street (Bridgetown). To wife Sarah. To son John one half of a plantation in Jamaica and my plantation in South Carolina. Son John hath long been a captive in Salley (Salee) and may be dead. Proved 12 September 1692."[6]
  1. Justin J. Meggitt, Early Quakers and Islam: Slavery, Apocalyptic and Christian-Muslim Encounters in the Seventeenth Century (Eugene, Oregon, 2016), p.45 , fn.209, viewed 05/08/2016
  2. James C, Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families (Baltimore, MY, 1983), p.276
  3. HCA 13/70 f.385v
  4. HCA 13/70 f.413r
  5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, 1913), p.363
  6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, 1913), p.363