Robert Corbet, Lord of Moreton, Sheriff of Shropshire (c.1383 - 1420) MP

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Nicknames: "Robert /Corbet/corbett/"
Birthplace: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Moreton Corbet,, Shropshire, England
Occupation: Sheriff of Shropshire
Managed by: Mary Edith Niffen
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About Robert Corbet, Lord of Moreton, Sheriff of Shropshire

Sheriff of Shropshire, England, 1419. [With additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 29B-33].

In 1419, in the reign of Henry V, Robert Corbet, of Moreton Corbet, was Sheriff. He married Margaret, the daughter of Sir William Mallory. He was 10th in descent from Roger, son of Corbet, who came over with William the Conqueror.

[Antiquary: a magazine devoted to the study of the past, Volume 8, compiled by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson, pp. 125-6.]

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Mallory, Margaret

b. 1387 Shawbury, Salop, England

d. Jan 1438

Gender: Female

Parents:

Father: Mallory, William

Mother: , Mrs. William Mallory

Family:

Marriage: ABT 1400 or nearby Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Spouse: Corbet, Robert

b. 1383 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. 21 Aug 1440

Gender: Male

Parents:

Father: Corbet, Roger

Mother: Erdington, Margaret

Children:

Corbet, Julia De

Corbet, Thomas

b. ABT 1408 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. 1436

Gender: Male

Corbett, Elizabeth

b. 1410 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Gender: Female

Corbet, Dorothy

b. 1411 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. BEF 1442/1443

Gender: Female

Corbet, Roger

b. ABT 1412 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. 1468

Gender: Male

Corbett, Jane

b. 1413 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Gender: Female

Corbet, Mary

b. ABT 1418 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. 18 Aug , Wellington, Shropshire, England

Gender: Female -------------------- The surname of CORBETT was derived from the Old French CORBET - a nickname for one with dark hair. Surnames having a derivation from nicknames form the broadest and most miscellaneous class of surnames, encompassing many different types of origin. The most typical classes refer adjectivally to the general physical aspect of the person concerned, or to his character. Many nicknames refer to a man's size or height, while others make reference to a favoured article of clothing or style of dress. Many surnames derived from the names of animals and birds. In the Middle Ages ideas were held about the characters of other living creatures, based on observation, and these associations were reflected and reinforced by large bodies of folk tales featuring animals behaving as humans. The name is of an ancient Shropshire family descended from a Norman baron, Hugh Corbet or Corbeau living in 1040. He came to England with his son Robert. His descendant Sir Richard Corbet was granted land near Shrewsbury in 1223, at a place now known as Moreton Corbet. Early records of the name mention Corbet, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. A notable member of the name was Richard Corbet (1582-1635) the English poet and prelate, the son of a gardener in Ewell, Surrey. He was educated at Westminster School then passed to Oxford, and in 1620 was made dean of Christ Church. In 1624 he was consecrated bishop of Oxford and in 1632, translated to Norwich. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter that served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. Chaddesley Corbett, County Worcester; Rodger Corbet of that place, son of William Corbett, of the same 1288: reg p.m., 17 Edward I, his son and heir William being aged 8 years.

-------------------- In 1415 Robert and Roger Corbet served in King Henry V's first expedition to France. Robert was Sheriff of Shropshire from November 23, 1419 until he died.

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Robert Corbet, MP, Sheriff of Shropshire's Timeline

1383
December 8, 1383
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
1383
Assington, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1383
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1400
1400
Age 16
Moreton Corbet,,Shropshire,England
1408
1408
Age 24
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
1410
1410
Age 26
Moreton Corbet,Salopshire,England
1411
1411
Age 27
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
1412
1412
Age 28
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
1413
1413
Age 29
Moreton Corbet,Salopshire,England
1418
1418
Age 34
Morleton Corbet, Shropshire, England