'Corbet01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Corbet of Alcester, Corbet of Caus Castle, Corbet of Hedeley, Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Corbet of Wattlesborough (Watlesburgh), Corbet of Willaston

Hugh le Corbeau or Corbet (a 1040)
1. Hugh le Corbeau or Corbet (in Normandy) had issue in France
2. Roger FitzCorbet (a 1121)
  A. William de Corbet of Caus Castle and Wattlesborough, Salop
  i. Thomas Corbet of Wattlesborough or Watlesburgh
  BP1934 (Corbet) identifies this Thomas as grandfather of Sir Richard Corbet who settled at Moreton and reports that "Twelfth in descent from this Sir Richard was" Sir Vincent of Moreton Corbet, living in 1606. We provide details of the descent from Visitation and BEB1841. Some web sites refer to Thomas Corbet 'the pilgrim' and a Simon Corbet of Pontesbury as being at the beginning of this descent, some mentioning Simon as ancestor of the Corbets of Caus Castle, but we know of no reason to doubt the Visitation and BEB1841.
  a. Sir Roger Corbet
  m1. ??
  (1) Sir Richard Corbet of Wattlesborough, later of Moreton (d before 1235)
  m. Joanna Turret (dau/heir of Bartholomew Turret of Morton or Moreton)
  (A) Richard Corbet of Wattlesborough & Moreton Corbet (d 1255)
  m. Petronilla (a 1272, of Edgebaldenham and Booley)
  (i) Sir Robert Corbet of Wattlesborough & Moreton Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1300)
  m1. Katherine Strange (dau of _ Strange of Knokinge)
  (a) Thomas Corbet (dvpsp)
  m2. Matilda de Arundel (d 1309, of Tiddeshall and Habberley)
(b) Sir Thomas Corbet (b 1281, d 1310)
  m. Amice (possibly daughter of Ralph Hussey)
  ((1)) Sir Robert Corbet of Wattlesborough & Moreton Corbet (b 1304, d 1375/6)
  Robert's wife is named only as Elizabetha by Visitation. Various web sites suggest that she was ...
  m. Elizabeth le Strange (possibly dau of Fulk le Strange, 1st Lord of Blackmere)
  ((A)) Sir Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet & Shawbury (d c1395)
  m. Margaret de Erdington (d 1395, dau/heir of Edrington, lord of Shawbury)
  ((i)) Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1440)
Robert's wife is shown as Margaret, dau of Sir William Mallory. Thanks to a contributor (KB, 21.01.16) who (referrring to 'Hoff, TAG, 71:187') suggests that she was in fact ...
  m. Margaret (m2. Sir William Mallory)
  ((a)) Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet (d 1467/8)
  m. Elizabeth Hopton (dau of Sir Thomas Hopton)
  (((1))) Sir Richard Corbet of Moreton Corbet (b 1451, d 1493)
  m. Elizabeth Devereux (dau of Sir Walter Devereux, 1st Lord Ferrers of Chartley)
(((A))) Sir Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Sheriff of Salop (d 1514)
  m. Elizabeth Vernon (d 1563, dau of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon)
  (((B))) George Corbet (dsp)
  (((C))) Maria Corbet
  m. Thomas Lacon of Willey
  (((D))) Anna Corbet
  m. Thomas Cornwall of Burford (b 1468, d 1538)
(((E))) Elizabeth Corbet
  m. Thomas Trentham of Shrewsbury
  (((F))) Katherine Corbet
  m. Thomas Onslow of Rodington
  (((G))) Margaret Corbet
  m. Richard Clyve of Walford
  (((2))) Robert Corbet (dsp)
(((3))) Anna Corbet
  m. John (not Thomas) Sturry of Rossall
  (((4))) Maria Corbet
  m. Thomas Thornes of Shelvock
  (((5))) Elizabeth Corbet
  m. Richard Cholmondeley (Cholmeley) of Cheshire
  (((A))) Matilda Cholmeley apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Peter Newton (a 1503)
  (((6))) Jane Corbet
  m. Thomas Cresset of Upton
(((7))) John Corbet possibly of this generation
  His son was said to be a grandson of Corbet of Moreton.
  m. Margaret Dixon
  ((b)) Thomas Corbet (dsp)
  ((c)) Elizabeth or Julian Corbet
  m1. John (not George) Sandford of Sandford
  m2. Sir Hugh Peshall of Horseley
  ((d)) Dorothy or Alice Corbet
  m. Philipp Kynaston of Walford
((e)) Mary Corbet
  m. Robert Charlton of Apley
  ((ii)) Katherine Corbet probably of this generation
  m. Robert de Onslowe (d 1442)
  ((iii))+ other issue - Johanna, Elianora
((B)) Thomas Corbet of Watlesburgh
  ((i)) Elizabeth Corbet
  m. John de Ipstones
  ((a)) William de Ipstones of Ipstones
  m. Matilda (Maud) Swynnerton
  (((1))) Christian Ipstones (b c1393)
  (((2))) Alice Ipstones (b c1396)
  m. Randle Brereton of Malpas
  ((C)) Sir Fulk Corbet of Wattlesborough
  m. Elizabeth
  ((i)) Katherine Elizabeth Corbet (bpt 07.05.1375, d c1403)
  m. John de la Pole of Mawddwy (d 03.11.1403)
  ((D)) John Corbet of Wylaston (Willaston)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Pigot of Willaston).
  m. Johanna Pigot (dau/coheir of Peter Pigot of Willaston)
((i)) Thomas Corbet of Willaston
  ((a)) William Corbet
  (((1))) Thomas Corbet
  m. Margaret (dau of Owen ap Jvan ap Madoc)
  Visitation (Shropshire, Corbet) shows Thomas's daughters as Katherina (m. Edward Hopton, had Henry father of John) and Johanna (m. Richard Blount, had William father of Peter). We follow Visitation (Shropshire, Pigot) which appears better supported by the sources used for the spouses' families.
(((A))) Katherine Corbet
  m. John Blount
  Shown by Visitation (Shropshire, Pigot) as parents of William father of Peter father of Thomas (a 1589). Reference to William is puzzling.
  (((B))) Johanna Corbet
  m. John Hopton
  Shown by Visitation (Shropshire, Pigot) as parents of Henry father of Edward father of John father of William (a 1589).
  ((E)) Joan Corbet
  m. (1341) Robert Harley or Harleigh
  ((F)) Elizabeth Corbet
  m. (1341) Brian Harley or Harleigh
  ((G))+ other issue - Roger, Amice, Eleanor, Joan II, Isolda, Juliana, Edward, Margaret
  (c) Johanna Corbet possibly of this generation
  m. Owen de la Pole, Prince of Powys-Wenwynwyn
  (d)+ other issue - Fulco, John (a 1335)
  m2. Cecilia de Hedelegh (dau of Alan de Hedelegh or Hadley)
  (2) Roger Corbet of Hedeley
  (A) Robert Corbet of Hedeley
  (B) Roger Corbet (a 1284)
  (i) Thomas Corbet (dsp)
  b. Thomas Corbet ancestor of Corbets of Hadley & King's Bromley
  ii. Sir Robert Corbet of Caus Castle (a 1176)
  Some web sites show the following Robert as son of Simon, son of Simon, son of Roger. We follow the Visitation and BE1883. TCP does not provide information before Thomas, father of the 1st Lord.
  a. Robert Corbet of Caus Castle
m. Emma Pantulf or Pantolph name found in various web sites
  (1) Thomas Corbet of Caus, Sheriff of Shropshire (a 1249, d 1273)
  m. Isabel (dau of Roger de Vautort or Valletort of Harberton)
  (A) Peter Corbet, 1st Lord (d before 13.08.1300)
  m1. (by 1252-3) Joan de Mortimer (dau of John de Mortimer of Wigmore)
  (i) Thomas Corbet (dvpsp before 1295)
  m. Joan Plugenet (dau of Alan de Plugenet)
  (ii) Peter Corbet, 2nd Lord (dsp before 29.01.1321/2)
  m. (before 17.08.1302) Beatrice de Beauchamp (dau of John de Beauchamp of Hatch)
  m2. Alice (a 05.1315, reputedly dau of Fulk d'Orreby) connection apparently supported by BE1883 (Orreby)
  (iii) John Corbet, 3rd Lord (b 25.03.1298, dsp before 1347)
  m. Beatrix (a 1347) mentioned by the Visitation but not by TCP
A web site linked to Rootsweb shows Lord John as father of John Corbet of Leighton and provides the following connection. TCP and BE1883 make it clear that Lord John had no legitimate heirs so the following John, if he existed, must have been illegitimate. This connection is viewed as not fully reliable.
  (a) John Corbet of Leighton (d before 1383)
  m. Joan
  ((1)) John Corbet of Leighton
  m. Joan
  ((A)) Richard Corbet of Leighton
  ((B)) Alice Corbet (b 1389, d 08.09.1458)
  m1. William Brereton, younger of Brereton
  m2. John Shirley
((2))+ other issue - Richard (b 1357, d after 1408), Robert
  Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is unknown, was ...
  (iv) Sibill Corbet
  m. (1297-8) Sir Walter de Baskerville of Combe (d c1309)
  (B) Alice Corbet
  m. Robert de Stafford (d 1282)
  (C) Emma Corbet
  m. Sir Bryan de Brampton
  b. William Corbet of Acley
  c. son ancestor of Corbet of Hope
  d. Roger Corbet of Leigh
  iii. Philip Corbet
  B. Edward Corbet
3/4. Robert FitzCorbet of Alcester
  A. Robert Corbet of Alcester (dsp)
  B. Sybil Corbet --/HY
  p. Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England (b 1068, d 01.12.1135) HY
  m. Herbert FitzHerbert of Winchester, Lord Chamberlain (temp King Stephen 1135-1154) --
  C. Alice (or Lucy) Corbet
  m. William de Botreaux (Boterel)
4/3. Renaud or Reginald FitzCorbet (a 1096) ancestor of Corbets of Artois and Flanders

Main source(s): Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Corbet), BEB1841 (Corbet of Stoke), BP1934 (Corbet), TCP (Corbet), BE1883 (Corbet) with some support from Commoners (vol 3, Corbett of Elsham and Darnham) with support & some dates provided by various web sites, in particular http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/8337/corbetring/
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