Hello Brian, I was bored so I decided to look around the internet, i found this site. My family live in Sunderland in England, although i now live on the outskirts of London. My farther informs me that the Colborn family originate from Kings Lynne in Norfolf, England. We have a very distinguished family. I have been told that a Colborn was the first Mayor of Duneadon in New Zealand. I was also told that one of our ancestors was one of the closest in command to the Duke of Wellington in the battle of Waterloo. My brother has since been over to Belguim and seen our ancestors portrait in the mausolium in Waterloo. There are many other acient links. But one thing seems to often shine through, that is the adventoros streek in our make up. With relatives in the four corners of the globe. Hope this has passed some time for you in your studies.
Talk to you latter David Colborn (p.s. I know the spelling is naff)