Sir Roger Corbet, Kt.

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Roger Corbet, Kt.

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Death: January 1, 1396 (62-70)
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Corbet, Lord of Moreton and Elizabeth Strange
Husband of Margaret Corbet
Father of Joane Corbet; Eleanor Corbet; Robert Corbet, MP, Sheriff of Shropshire; Margaret Corfield and Roger Corbet, MP
Brother of Thomas Corbet, Esquire; Fulk Corbet, Kt.; Amice le Strange; Joan Darras; Eleanor de Harley / Cotes and 5 others

Occupation: Knight, Sheriff of Shropshire
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Sir Roger Corbet, Kt.

From History of Parliament Online, entry for Sir Roger Corbet (d. 1395):

3rd s. of Sir Robert Corbet† (d.1375), of Moreton Corbet by Elizabeth, da. of Fulk, 1st Lord Strange of Blackmere. m. by 1382, Margaret (d. 14 Nov. 1395), da. of Sir Giles Erdington of Erdington, Warws.,1 2s. Robert* and Roger*, 2da. [3 extra daughters attached here] Kntd. by Mar. 1388.

Other records (Chancery, land records, etc.) give Sir Roger Corbet *only two* sons, Robert (c. 1383-1420) and Roger (c. 1387-1430), both of whom wound up under the guardianship of John Burley, MP. No information exists as to any daughters (and the Corbet family was already multi-branched, which makes keeping track of them even harder). Burley arranged the marriage of Robert to a Margaret who must have been a close relative and was probably his own daughter (this was exactly the sort of thing guardians were prone to doing when they had underage marriageable daughters/nieces and underage wards).

Robert (son of Sir Roger) and Margaret had two sons: Thomas (died without heirs) and another Roger, and perhaps some daughters (not found in official records), before he died unexpectedly in 1420 during his term as Sheriff of Shropshire. Margaret promptly took as her second husband (Sir) William Mallory of Papworth St. Agnes and gave him at least one son (Thomas Mallory of Papworth St. Agnes - #2 candidate for authorship of the Morte d'Arthur).

As for the younger brother, Roger (son of Sir Roger), he succeeded his brother in Parliament and is known to have married and produced at least one daughter (another Margaret) but no sons, before dying in 1430.

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Erdington, Margaret

b. 1348 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. 22 Nov 1395

Gender: Female


Father: Erdington, Giles De

Mother: , Giles' Love


Marriage: ABT 1363 or nearby Shawbury Park, Shropshire, England

Spouse: Corbet, Roger

b. ABT 1330 Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

d. Jan 1396

Gender: Male


Father: Corbet, Robert

Mother: Strange, Elizabeth Le


Corbet, Joane (Johanna)

b. ABT 1368 or nearby Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Gender: Female

Corbet, Eleanor

b. ABT 1370 or nearby Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Gender: Female

Corbet, Robert

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Sir Roger Corbet, Kt.'s Timeline

Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Age 38
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 40
Shropshire, England
December 8, 1383
Age 53
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
Age 57
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
January 1, 1396
Age 66
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England
January 7, 1933
Age 66
February 17, 1933
Age 66