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Jane Corbet

Also Known As: "Jane Corbet"
Birthplace: Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Corbet, of Moreton Corbet and Elizabeth Corbet
Wife of Thomas Lee, Esq. J. P
Mother of Richard Lee, Esq., of Langley; Jacosa "Joyce" Morton; John Lee; Jerome Lee; Thomas Lee and 1 other
Sister of Joanna (Anna) Newport; Dorothy Mainwaring; Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire; Sir Roger Corbet, MP; Maria Corbet and 4 others

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About Jane Corbet

  • 'Jane Corbet1
  • 'F, b. circa 1499, d. after 1526
  • Father Sir Robert Corbet, Sheriff of Shropshire2 b. c 1477, d. 11 Apr 1513
  • Mother Elizabeth Vernon2 b. c 1479, d. 29 Mar 1563
  • ' Jane Corbet was born circa 1499 at of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England.1 She married Thomas Lee, Esq. circa 1518.1 Jane Corbet died after 1526.
  • 'Family Thomas Lee, Esq. b. c 1494, d. 16 Mar 1526
  • Child
    • ◦Richard Lee, Esq.+ b. c 1520
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 484.
  • 2.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
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  • 'Genealogical history of the Lee family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866 (1868)
  • "Richard Lee of Langley, in the county of Shropshire, A.D. 1491, twentieth year of Edward IV. Married Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Fulco Sprenchose, knight."
  • From Richard Lee we have seven children, — five sons and two daughters.
    • Fulco Lee, the eldest son and heir of Langley, married twice ; first, Alicia, daughter of Henry Cornwall of Birington, in the county of Hereford, of which family, Burke, in his "Landed Gentry of England," says, "The Cornwalls are descended from Richard de Cornwall, who had the manor of Thunneck, in Lin-
    • colnshire, from Edward, Earl of Cornwall, eighth of Edward I., 1280. He was ancestor of the Cornwalls, barons of Burford, the senior line of which family is now represented by the heir, Gen. George Cornwall Leigh, Esq., of HighLeigh, Cheshire."
      • ' Thomas Lee, Esq., of Langley, is the only son of Fulco Lee by his first wife. Falling heir to an immense estate, he married into the distinguished family of Corbet, forming the second alliance between the two families. This Robert Corbet, the father of Jana, of Morton-Corbet, Shropshire, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Vernon. Robert Corbet also had another daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir Henry Wallop, Earl of Portsmouth.*
      • ' By the union of Thomas Lee and Jane, there were ten children, — three sons and seven daughters.
        • All the daughters married, one of whom was united to another of the Corbet Family, of whom Burke mentions, —
      • "Sir Edward Corbet of Longnor and of Leighton, knight, was created a baronet in 1642. The senior branch of the family expired in 1774, with Sir Richard Corbet, baronet, whereupon the title descended upon Charles Corbet of London, great grandson of Thomas, the second son of the first baronet. Edward Corbet of Longnor Hall, Shropshire, J. P. and D. L., lieutenant-colonel of Shropshire Militia, 1817, is a descendant of this branch."*
        • The eldest daughter, Jocosa, marries Robert Morton of Houghton, who was a widower at the time, as a daughter of his marries Thomas Lee of Nordley. Maria, the fourth daughter, marries Edward Plowden, of which family Burke speaks : —
        • Richard Lee, eldest son and heir, married a daughter of Walter Wrotesley, of Wrotesley, of which family we gather an interesting account: —
        • Among the chancery proceedings of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, we find an interesting suit between this Richard Lee and his brother Jerome, for an annuity bequeathed the latter by Thomas Lee, their father, issuing out of the Manor of Dotinton, Shropshire, as claimed under the will ; from which fact we may infer that Thomas Lee died some time during the reign of that queen.
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  • '"The Lee Family of Stanton, Roden and afterwards of Langley and Coton Hall, Salop, IS stated in Burke’s Baronetcies to be ONE of the oldest in England.
  • "Sir Richard de Lee of Langley and married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Fulke Sprenchose and had five sons and two daughters. He was succeeded by HIS son:
    • "Sir Fulke Lee of Langley; married Alice, daughter of Sir Richard Cromwell, and secondly Elizabeth, daughter of John Leighton. He was succeeded by HIS son and heir:
      • "Sir 'Thomas Lee of Langley and he married Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Morton and had five sons and seven daughters.
        • "Sir Richard Lee of Langley, who m. Eleanor, dau. Of Walter Wrottesley and had four sons and six daus. He, Sir Richard Lee, d. in 1591 and was s. by his oldest son:
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  • 'Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History ..., Volume 5 By Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • Pg. 366
  • Margaret (nee Sprencheaux) and her first husband, Richard Lee, had issue five sons and two daughters, Margery, wife of Francis Lingeyn, and Johanna, wife of Thomas Vernon. The sons were Fulke Lee, who continued the line, Thomas, Richard, Richard who married ___ Macocks, and John of Stanton and Langley, who left a sole daughter and heiress, Margaret, wife of Richard Brooke . . .
  • Pg. 374
  • Fulke Lee (probably named from his grandfather, Sir Fulke
  • Pg. 375
  • Sprencheaux) married Alice, daughter of Sir Richard Cornwall of Berrington, Co. Hereford, by Jane, his wife, . . . Margaret, daughter of Fulke Lee, was the wife of Reginald Williams of Willaston, . . . 'Thomas Lee the son and successor of Fulke Lee and Alice, his wife, married Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet, Co. Salop, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon of Tong Castle and Lady Anne Talbot, and had a numerous issue'. Of the seven daughters, 1. Joyce, was wife of Robert Moreton of Haughton, and mother of co-heirs, . . .
  • Pg. 376
  • . . . 2. Dorothy, wife of Richard Purcell, by whom she was mother . . . 3. Jane, wife of Edward Moore. 4. Mary, wife of Edward (Edmund?) Plowden of Plowden. 5. Susannah. 6. Margaret, wife of Hugh Bostock of Moreton Say. 7. Katherine, wife of Edward Corbett of Longner. . . . . Besides these seven daughters, 'Thomas Lee had, by Jane, his wife (nee Corbert) three sons', Richard, Thomas, and John, of whom Thomas Lee, born 1529, married Mary, born 1536, daughter of Edmund Plowden of Plowden, Co. Salop . . . .
  • Pg. 377
  • . . . Richard Lee, the eldest son, married Eleanor, daughter of Walter Wrottesley, do. Stafford, by his second wife, Joyce, daughter of Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesburgh, and had issue, among others, 1. Elizabeth, wife of Michael Lyster of Shrewsbury, . . . . 2. a son and successor, Sir Humphrey Lee, created a Baronet, who by Margaret, his wife, daughter of Reginald Corbet, . . . .
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 535
  • 12. ROBERT CORBET, Knt., of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, Knt., Sheriff of Shropshire, born about 1477. He married ELIZABETH VERNON, daughter of Henry Vernon, Knt., of Haddon, Derbyshire, by Anne, daughter of John Talbot, Knt., K.G., 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury [see VERNON 13 for her ancestry]. They had three sons, Roger, Richard, and Reginald, and four daughters, 'Jane (wife of Thomas Lee)', Joan (wife of Thomas Newport), Mary (wife of Thomas Powell), and Dorothy. SIR ROBERT CORBET died testate 11 April 1513 (P.C.C. 27 Fetiplace). His widow Elizabeth died 29 March 1563. They were both buried at Moreton Corbet.
  • Pg. 547
  • 11. ELEANOR WROTTESLEY, married before 1559 RICHARD LEE, Esq. of Langley, Shropshire, 'son and heir of Thomas Lee, Esq., of Langley, Shropshire, by Jane, daughter of Robert Corbet, Knt'. They had four sons, Walter, Humphrey, Francis, and Edward, and six daughters, Jane (wife of Richard Jenkin), Dorothy, Joan (wife of Richard Powell), Mary (wife of Henry Vannor), Elizabeth (wife of Michael Lister), and Katherine (wife of John Heyward). His wife Eleanor, was a legatee in the 1559 will of her sister, Elizabeth Talbot, who bequeathed her three angels of gold.
  • 12. DOROTHY LEE, married by settlement dated 27 July 1566 THOMAS MACKWORTH, Esq., of Betton Grange and Sutton, Shropshire, son and heir of John Mackworth, of Sutton, Shropshire, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hosier, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was born about 1546 (aged 25 in 1571). They had two sons, Richard, Esq., and Thomas, and four daughters, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Katherine, and Margaret. In 27 Elizabeth I (1584-5), Thomas and his wife, Dorothy, conveyed the manor of Sutton to feoffees. THOMAS MACKWORTH, Esq., died 22 August 1587.
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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. . . .
  • page 216 of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volumes 35-36. July 1905. "The English Ancestry of Richard More of the Mayflower"
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Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Langley, Shropshire, England
Age 45
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom