Richard de Corbeil (c.1098 - d.)

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Birthplace: Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Died in Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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About Richard de Corbeil

Robert Fitz Gilbert de Corbeil was the first of our ancestors who owned the Manor of Peshale. He married into one of the families who formed the colony of emigrants from Northumberland and who settled near Stone Priory in Stafford-shire. At this time Staffordshire was almost an unbroken forest with only here and there clearings which had been made by the English prior to the Conquest. Among these clear and cultivated spots in the forest was that of Peshale, which had been forfeited from its English owner and which was now included in the holdings of Robert de Toesni, de Stafford. The deed of confirmation discloses that his manor was purchased by Gilbert de Corbeil for his son Robert Fitz Gilbert de Corbeil. Thither the young man journeyed with his bride to begin life in a country as undeveloped as was the great forest of New York and Pennsylvania at the close of the Revolutionary War. It is known in English History as a wilderness, and the whole country teemed with wild life from the great wild ox of Brittany and the terrible forest wolf to the smallest varmint, and there was game in abundance of all kinds for food for the successful hunter. Instead of the Indians of the American forest, there was the Welsh-man, who although a white man of good ancestry, had been forced to become a lurking savage. Therefore life was filled with continued and bloody encounters between the newcomers and the Cymry, the latter being a foeman much more formidable than the Indian ever was. Robert Fitz Gilbert de Corbeil was a soldier and held his land of Robert de Stafford by military service, particularly as to the wars against the Welsh, so that his time was largely occupied by attendance with de Stafford in active warfare.

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Richard de Corbeil's Timeline

1098
1098
Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1118
1118
Age 20
Corbeil, Marne, Champagne, France
1130
1130
Age 32
France
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Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France