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Robert Corbet

Birthplace: Of, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Place of Burial: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Corbet, MP and Elizabeth Corbet
Husband of Elizabeth Corbet
Father of Joanna (Anna) Newport; Dorothy Mainwaring; Jane Corbet; Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire; Sir Roger Corbet, MP and 6 others
Brother of Anne Cornwall; Elizabeth Trentham; George Corbet; Margaret Clive; Katherine Corbet and 2 others
Half brother of John Leighton, of Wattlesborough

Occupation: Of Morton Corbet Castle, Sheriff of Salop
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy, Vol. ...
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About Sir Robert Corbet

  • Sir Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire1
  • M, b. circa 1477, d. 11 April 1513
  • Father Sir Richard Corbet2 b. c 1451, d. 6 Dec 1493
  • Mother Elizabeth Devereux2 d. 1541
  • Sir Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire was born circa 1477 at of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England.3 He married Elizabeth Vernon, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon, Sheriff of Shropshire & Derbyshire, Governor of Arthur, Prince of Wales and Anne Talbot, circa 1497; They had 3 sons (Roger, Richard, & Reginald) and 4 daughters (Jane, Joan, Mary, & Dorothy).3,4 Sir Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire died on 11 April 1513 at Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England; Buried at Moreton Corbet, Shropshire.3
  • Family Elizabeth Vernon b. c 1479, d. 29 Mar 1563
  • Children
    • Joan Corbet
    • Jane Corbet+5 b. c 1499, d. a 1526
    • Dorothy Corbet+3,6 b. c 1500
    • Richard Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire b. c 1500, d. 17 Jul 1566
    • Roger Corbet b. 24 Jun 1501, d. 20 Dec 1538
    • Reginald Corbet b. c 1506, d. 19 Nov 1566
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2804] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. III, p. 190; Burke's Dormant and Extinct Baronetcies, p. 132.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 473-474.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 474.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 705.
  • 5.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 485.
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  • Elizabeth VERNON
  • Born: ABT 1479, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England
  • Died: 29 Mar 1563, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
  • Father: Henry VERNON of Tong (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Anne TALBOT
  • Married: Robert CORBET (Sir Knight) (b. ABT 1477 - d. 11 Apr 1513) (son of Richard Corbet and Elizabeth Devereux) 1497, Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Dorothy CORBET (b. ABT 1500) (m. Sir Richard Mainwaring)
    • 2. Roger CORBET (b. 1502 - d. 20 Dec 1538) (m. Anne Windsor)
    • 3. Margery CORBET (b. BET 1510 / 1519)
  • From: VERNON1
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  • The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. Vol. 1
  • SIR ROBERT CORBET, of Moreton Corbet, and of Dallington, Northants, sheriff Salop, 1507, died 11 April, 1513, Buried a Moreton; he married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Henry Vernon, of Haddon, co. Derby; she died 29 March, 1563, having been a widow 50 years, and having lived to see 233 descendants of her own body, and left behind her the character of an amiable and virtuous lady;" she had, with 4 daughters, 3 sons.
    • [1] Sir Roger, of Moreton Corbet, Knt., sheriff Salop, 1530 died 20 Dec., 1538; he married Anne, daughter of Andrew Lord Windsor, of Stanwell, Middlesex; her will proved July, 1543; Had, with other issue, a son, . . .
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  • Sir Robert Corbet1
  • M, #149122, d. 11 April 1513
  • Last Edited=3 Jun 2008
  • Sir Robert Corbet died on 11 April 1513.2
  • Sir Robert Corbet lived at Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Shropshire in 1501.2
  • Children of Sir Robert Corbet
    • 1.Ann Corbet+1
    • 2.Sir Roger Corbet+2 d. 1538
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 481. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S34] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 105th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1970), page 641. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 105th ed.
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  • The National Archives Prob 11/17, ff. 214-5
  • SUMMARY: The document below is the Prerogative Court of Canterbury copy of the will, dated 23 April 1509 and proved 16 November 1513, of Sir Robert Corbet (b. about 1477, d. 11 April 1513).
  • The testator was the eldest son and heir of Sir Richard Corbet (b. 1551, d. 6 December 1493) and Elizabeth Devereux (d.15216), the daughter of Walter Devereux (1432-1485), 1st Baron Ferrers of Chartley, slain at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485. Elizabeth Devereux's nephew, Walter Devereux (born c.1489, d. 17 December 1558), 1st Viscount Hereford, the son and heir of John Devereux (c.1463/4-1501, 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley, was the great grandfather of Queen's Elizabeth's favourite, Robert Devereux (1565-1601), 2nd Earl of Essex.
  • The testator's parents, Sir Richard Corbet (b. 1451, d. 6 December 1493) and Elizabeth Devereux (d.1516) had two sons (the testator, and another son, George), and five daughters: Mary Corbet, who married Sir Thomas Lacon (d.1526) of Willey, Shropshire (for his will, see TNA PROB 11/25, ff. 252-3); Anne Corbet, who married Sir Thomas Cornwall (1468-1538) of Burford; Elizabeth Corbert, who married Thomas Trentham (d.1518/9) of Shrewsbury (for his will, see TNA PROB 11/19, f. 136); Katherine Corbet, who married Thomas Onslow of Rodington; and Margaret Corbet (d.1573), who married Richard Clyve (d. 22 May 1562) of Walford, Shropshire. The testator's sister, Elizabeth Corbet and her husband, Thomas Trentham (d.1518/9), were the great-grandparents of Oxford's second wife, Elizabeth Trentham (d.1612).
  • The testator married Elizabeth Vernon (d. 29 mar 1563), the daughter of Sir Henry Vernon (b. circa 1441, d. 13 April 1515) of Haddon and his wife, Anne Talbot (d. 17 May 1494), the daughter of Sir John Talbot (1413-1460), 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury. Richard Vernon (d.1517) of Haddon, mentioned in the will below, was the second son and heir of the testator's father-in-law, Sir Henry Vernon (b. circa 1441, d. 13 April 1515). For the will of the testator's father-in-law, Sir Henry Vernon (b. circa 1441, d. 13 April 1515) of Haddon, see TNA PROB 11/18, ff. 66-7.
  • The testator and his wife, Elizabeth Vernon (d. 29 March 1563), had three sons: Roger Corbet (d.1538/9), who married Anne Windsor (d.1550/1), the daughter of Andrew Windsor (b.1467, d. 30 March 1543, 1st Lord Windsor; Richard Corbet (d.1564x6), who married Margaret (nee Savile), the widow of Thomas Wortley, esquire, of Wortley, Yorkshire, and daughter of Sir John Savile (d.1504) of Thornhill, Yorkshire; and Reginald Corbet (born c. 1510, d. 19 November 1566), who married Alice Gratewood (d.1603), daughter of John Gratewood of Wollerton, Shropshire, and Margaret Hill, sister of Sir Rowland Hill (c.1495-1561).
  • The testator's eldest son and heir Roger Corbet (d.1538/9) was a ward of John de Vere (1442-1513), 13th Earl of Oxford (see TNA C 1/1485/58). For the will of the testator's son and heir, Roger Corbet (d.1538/9), see TNA PROB 11/27, f. 194. For the will of the testator's son, Richard Corbet (d.1564x6), see TNA PROB 11/48, f. 408. For the will of the testator's son, Reginald Corbet (born c. 1510, d. 19 November 1566), see TNA PROB 11/49.
  • The testator and his wife, Elizabeth Vernon (d. 29 March 1563), also had four daughters: Jane, who married Thomas Lee (d.1561/2), the son and heir of Fulke Lee and Alice, the daughter of Sir Richard Cornwall of Berrington, Herefordshire (for the will of Thomas Lee, see TNA PROB 11/46, ff. 23-4); Joan or Anne, who married Thomas Newport (d.1548x51); Mary, who married Thomas Powell of Oswestry, and Dorothy, who married Sir Richard Mainwaring (b. about 1499, d. 30 September 1558) of Ightfield, Shropshire.
  • The testator's daughter, Joan or Anne Corbet, and her husband, Thomas Newport (d.1548/51), were the parents of Sir Richard Newport (d.1570/1), . . . For the will of Thomas Newport (d.1548/51). see TNA PROB 11/34, f. 112. For the will of Sir Richard Newport (d.1570/1, see TNA PROB 11/53, f. 290. . . .
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  • 39. ELIZABETH VERNON, d. 29 Mar. 1563; m. SIR ROBERT CORBET, KNT. (56B-39) of Moreton Corbet, b. abt. 1477, d. 11 Apr. 1513, sheriff of Shropshire.
  • 40. DOROTHY CORBET; m. Sir Richard Mainwaring, Knt., of Ightfield, b. abt. 1494, d. 30 Sept. 1558, Sheriff of Shropshire.
  • 41. SIR ARTHUR MAINWARING, KNT., of Ightfield, b. abt. 1520, d. 4 Sept. 1590 (will PCC 49 Sainberbe); m. abt. 1540 to Margaret Mainwaring, daughter of Sir Randall Mainwaring, Knt., of Over Peover, by Elizabeth Brereton.
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  • The family of Corbet; its life and times (1914)
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Of, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
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