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Roger Fitz FitzCorbet (Baron of Caus), Earl of Cornwall, 1st Baron of Caus

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Birthplace: Pays de Caux, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Causby Castle, Shropshire, , England
Place of Burial: Shropshire
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Son of Hugh le Corbeau, Corbet de Normandie and isabella de pays
Husband of Sybil of Talsey De Corbet
Father of Julian Corbet; Baron William de Corbet; Everard (Ebraid) CORBET; Simon Corbet; Roger Corbet, Tasley and 2 others
Brother of Petronell Corbett; Isabel CORBET; Hugo Corbeau Corbet, Lord Caux and Renauld Corbeau Corbet Lord Fecamp

Occupation: Lord Marcher, Baron of Caus Shropshire
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About Roger Fitz FitzCorbet (Baron of Caus), Earl of Cornwall, 1st Baron of Caus

From http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3.htm#SibylCorbetdiedafter1157

ROBERT [I] Corbet (-after [May 1121]). Domesday Book records that "Robert Fitz Corbet" held the manors of Woodcote, parish of Shrewsbury St Chad, and Longden, both in Shropshire[772]. Henry I King of England granted the manor of Alcester, Warwickshire to Robert Corbet[773]. "Rogerius filius Corbet, Robertus frater eius" subscribed the charter dated to [May 1121] under which Henry I King of England confirmed Shrewsbury abbey[774]. A manuscript reciting the foundation of Shrewsbury abbey records donations including by "Robertus Corbeth" of “villam…Lochetonam”, with the consent of "filius eius Robertus"[775]. m [firstly] ---. The name of Robert´s [first] wife is not known. m [secondly] ---. The name of Robert´s [second] wife is not known. The fact of this second marriage is suggested by the difference in age between his two daughters, as explained below. Robert & his [first] wife had one child:

a) SIBYL Corbet ([1090/95]-after 1157). The Complete Peerage deduces her parentage, relationship with King Henry, and her marriage from a charter, dated to [1163/75], of her son "Reginaldus, Henrici Regis filius, comes Cornubiæ" by which he granted property to "Willielmo de Boterell, filio Aliziæ Corbet, materteræ meæ" which he had granted to "Willielmo de Boterells in Cornubia, patri…predicti Willielmi" on his marriage, witnessed by "Nicholao filio meo…Herberto filio Herberti, Baldwino et Ricardo nepotibus meis, Willelmo de Vernun, Willielmo fratre meo…Hugone de Dunstanvill…"[776]. The [1125/35] birth date range estimated for her son Herbert, born from this marriage, suggests that she married after her relationship with the king. Lady of Alcester and Pontesbury. The Pipe Roll of 1157 records a payment to "the mother of Earl Reginald" from an estate at Mienes, Sussex[777]. Mistress ([1110/15]) of HENRY I King of England, son of WILLIAM I "the Conqueror" King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre (Selby, Yorkshire Sep 1068-Château de Lyon-la-Forêt, near Rouen 1 Dec 1135, bur Reading Abbey, Berkshire). m ([1115/25]) HERBERT FitzHerbert, son of HERBERT FitzHenry & his first wife Emma de Blois (-before 1165).

Robert & his [second] wife had two children:

b) ROBERT [II] Corbet (-after Jul 1141). "…Roberto Corbet…" is named as present at a second donation by “Mylo constabularius de Gloucestria” to Lanthony abbey, undated but following an earlier donation dated 1137[778]. It is not known with certainty that this Robert Corbet was the son of the earlier Robert Corbet. However, the latter would have been very old at the time if the charter refers to him. A manuscript reciting the foundation of Shrewsbury abbey records donations including by "Robertus Corbeth" of “villam…Lochetonam”, with the consent of "filius eius Robertus"[779]. "…Rob Corbet…" witnessed the charter dated [Jul 1141/Dec 1142] under which Empress Matilda permitted "Milon com Heref" to hold the castle and honour of Abergavenny, from "Bri fil com et Matild de Walengeford uxor sue"[780]. The absence of any later reference either to Robert [II] or to any possible children suggests that he died childless, maybe before he married, which in turn would suggest that he may have been born from his father´s supposed second marriage.

c) ALICE Corbet ([1115/20]-). Eyton states that "Alice, daughter and eventual co-heir of Robert fitz Corbet married William Botterell of Cornwall", adding that the marriage must be dated to after 1140 as on her marriage her nephew Renaud Earl of Cornwall gave her property at "Cracunton and Bidun", both in Cornwall, which he assesses would only have been his after his installation as earl in that year[781]. Renaud Earl of Cornwall issued a charter for William de Boterel which names his mother "matertere mee Aliz Corbet"[782]. However, if this is correct, it is extremely unlikely that Alice could have been born from the same marriage of her father as her sister Sibyl. m (1140 or after) WILLIAM Boterel [I], son of --- (-[1165/75]). Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Willelmus de Boterellis" held one knight´s fee from the bishop of Exeter in Devon and twelve knights´ fees from "comitis Reginaldi" in Cornwall[783]. William [I] & his wife had [three] children

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roger le Corbet (or Fitz Corbet) was granted several manors in Shropshire in 1069 by William the Conqueror as the Barony of Caus for his role in the Norman conquest and invasion of England. They were named after his Normandy estate in the Pays de Caux, in France. The Corbets owed fealty to Roger de Montgomery, the first Earl of Shrewsbury to help control Welsh Marches with absolute control over their demesne. Caus Castle was built by Roger le Corbet in the late 11th century as a high motte with a very small summit on which stood a tower and a strongly defended inner . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caus_Castle --------------------

Roger Fitzcorbet was born about 1048 in Pays De Caux, Normandy, France.1 Roger's father was Hugo (Le Corbeau) le Corbet and his mother was <Unknown>. Roger came to England from Normandy France at the time of the Conquest (1066) He had three brothers named Hugh, Renaud and Robert. He was the second oldest of the four children. He died in 1133 in Caus Castle, Wattlesborough, Shropshire, England.1

The senior line of the Corbet Family in England has long been extinct. The founder of the line bore a single raven, on a background of Gold - his descendents, according to seniority, bore additional ravens. The principal source for this pedigree is the one detailed in Burkes Extinct, Dormant and Abeyant Peerages (1866).

Roger - Domesday Baron of Cause, formerly Alretone, Shropshire, England, as it was called in Domesday, was born about 1050 to 1056, and died about 1134. As Pagan Fitz John, sheriff and governor of Shropshire, having succeeded Richard de Belmeis, held Cause in 1134, and would not have dared to take it during Roger's lifetime; the castle was destroyed by the Welsh attacking Pagan Fitz John. It had been one of the strongholds along the Welsh border between the rivers Dee and Wye. He married the heiress of Talsey.

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from Pays de Caux, Normandy, France -------------------- Roger - Domesday Baron of Cause, formerly Alretone, Shropshire, England, as it was called in Domesday, was born about 1050 to 1056, and died about 1134 as Pagan Fitz John, sheriff and governor of Shropshire, having succeeded Richard de Belmeis, held Cause in 1134, and would not have dared to take it during Roger's lifetime; the castle was destroyed by the Welsh attacking Pagan Fitz John. It had been one of the strongholds along the Welsh border between the rivers Dee and Wye. He married the heiress of Talsey. -------------------- Roger Corbet, at Domesday, held under the Earl, Roger de Montgomery, 20 manors in this county (Shropshire), including chiefly the parishes of Alberbury, Pontesbury, Westbury, Cardeston, and Worthen, including Bausley and Loton, still held by the Leightons, his descendants.

[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.]

Roger Corbet of Shropshire was a Norman from the region of Boitron and Essay, near Sees from Orne, Normandy. He was Domesday tenant of the Earl, Roger de Montgomery, in Shropshire in succession to his father Corbet in 1084.

[K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People, A Prosopography of Persons Occuring in English Documents, 1066-1166, Volume I. Domesday Book (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 1999), pg. 400].

He was second son of Corbet.

[Esq., John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Offical Rank; But Uninvested With Heritable Honours, I-IV (reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1977: Clearfield Company, London, 1834-1838), III:189 and K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People, A Prosopography of Persons Occuring in English Documents, 1066-1166, Volume I. Domesday Book (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 1999), pg. 400].

He was born circa 1056?. He was the son of Corbet de Normandie.

[Esq., John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, and Ireland Enjoying Terrirtorial Possessions or High Offical Rank; But Uninvested With Heritable Honours, I-IV (reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1977: Clearfield Company, London, 1834-1838), III:189]. -------------------- Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caus_Castle

Barker, P.A. (1981). 'Caus Castle and Hawcocks Mount' Archaeological Journal Vol 138 p34

Chitty, L. F. (1954). Caus Castle The Hundred-and-First Annual Meeting: Programme, CAA p19-21

Williams G. (1998). 'Sir Gruffydd Fychan (?-1447)' Montgomeryshire Collections Vol 86, p17-28

Keats-Rohan, K.S.B. Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occuring in English Documents, 1066-1166. I Domesday Book. The Boydell Press, 1999. p. 400.

Antiquities of Shropshire By Robert William Eyton. J.R. Smith Publisher, 1854. pp. 100-102. --------------------

    Roger Corbet of Shropshire was a Norman from the region of Boitron and Essay, near Sees from Orne, Normandy.3 He was second son of Corbet. He was born circa 1056?. He was the son of Corbet de Normandie. Roger Corbet of Shropshire was Domesday tenant of Earl Roger in Shropshire in succession to his father Corbet in 1084.

Married: ABT 1088 at: Of Caus Castle, Shropshire, England

Roger was born about 1048 in Pays De Caux, Normandy, France.1 Roger's father was Hugo (Le Corbeau) le Corbet and his mother was <Unknown>. He had three brothers named Hugh, Renaud and Robert. He was the second oldest of the four children. He died in 1133 in Caus Castle, Wattlesborough, Shropshire, England.1 -------------------- Domesday Baron of Cause, formerly Alretone, Shropshire, England, as it was called in Domesday, was born about 1050 to 1056, and died about 1134 as Pagan Fitz John, sheriff and governor of Shropshire, having succeeded Richard de Belmeis, held Cause in 1134, and would not have dared to take it during Roger's lifetime; the castle was destroyed by the Welsh attacking Pagan Fitz John. It had been one of the strongholds along the Welsh border between the rivers Dee and Wye. He married the heiress of Talsey.

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1048
1048
Pays de Caux, Normandy, France
1077
1077
Age 29
1088
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Age 40
Of Caus Castle, , Shropshire, England
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Caus Castle, Shropshire, England
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Caus Castle, Shropshire, England
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Caus Castle, Shropshire, England
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Caus Castle, Shropshire, England
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Caus Castle, Shropshire, England
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1121
Age 73
Causby Castle, Shropshire, , England
1995
March 30, 1995
Age 73