Richard  Corbet

Richard Corbet (abt. 1200 - 1255)

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Sir Richard "Justiciar of Shropshire" Corbet
Born about in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, Englandmap
Died in Justiciar Assize, Shropshire, , Englandmap
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Sir Richard Corbet, son of Richard, knight of Wattesborough, flourished 1225-1248, and was Lord of Morton at the Inquest of Bradfort Hundred taken in 1255. He married Petronilla, lady of Edge Baldenham and Booley, who was living in 1272, made a grant to Buildwas Abbey in 1223, succeeded his grandfather Bartholomew Toret, and was Jusiciar of Shropshire.[1]

The Corbets of Moreton Corbet From the eclipse of the senior line at Caus, the most important Shropshire branch of the Corbets was that of Moreton Toret, later called Moreton Corbet, where they had a castle. Members of this branch regularly represented Shropshire, and sometimes other constituencies, in the House of Commons of England over several centuries. They were the among the most powerful and richest of landed gentry families in the county, especially in the 16th century, when there was no resident aristocracy.[6] Together with its offshoots at Stoke upon Tern and Stanwardine, the Moreton Corbet family played a major part in the county's passage through the English Reformation and the English Civil War.[2]


  • Roger Corbet, b. Abt 1232, of, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, d. Yes, date unknown
  • Sir Robert Corbet, Knight, b. Cal 1234, of, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, d. Bef 14 Nov 1300
  • Richard "Mailhurst" Corbet, b. Abt 1236, of, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, d. 1267
  • Petronilla Corbet, b. Abt 1238, of, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, d. Aft 1318/1319
  • John Corbet, b. Abt 1240, of, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, d. Aft 1314

MARRIAGE: Archive record says husband and wife married 1217, but this must have been a betrothal, as couple would have been children then; KINSHIP: Child no. 1 Roger a mere boy 13 June 1233.


  • Antiquities of Shropshire (1854-1860), Eyton, Robert William, (12 volumes. London: J.R. Smith, 1854-1860), FHL book 942.45 H2e; FHL microfilms 1,696,629-1,69., vol. 1 & 10 p. 183.
  • The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing (1741), Wotton, Thom., (4 volumes in 5. Printed for Tho. Wotton London: [s. n.] 1741]), FHL microfilm 990,427 items 2-6., vol. 1 p. 60.
  • The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 2 p. 228.
  • [Reprint, 1977] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank but Uninvested with Heritable Honours (1834-1838; reprint 1977), Burke, John, (1834-1838. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1977), 942 D2bc 1977; FHL microfiche 6035997-035999; FHL ., vol. 3 p. 189.
  • [2nd ed. 1844, reprint 1977] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland (second edition, 1841, reprint 1977), Burke, John and John Bernard Burke, (Second edition, 1844. London: John Russell Smith, 4, Old Compton Street, Soho Square Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1977), FHL book 942 D22bu 1977; FHL microfilm 994,038 ite., p. 132.
  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Naturalhistory Society (1878-1921), Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, (Shrewsbury [England]: Adnitt and Nauton, 1878-1921), FHL book 942.45 C4a., Ser. 1 vol. 4 p. 81, Ser. 4 vol. 3 p. 288.
  • The sheriffs of Montgomeryshire : with their armorial bearings, and notices, genealogical & biographical, of their families from 1540 to 1639, Lloyd, William Valentine, (London : T. Richards, 1876), 942.94 D2L., p. 248.
  • The family of Corbet : its life and times, Corbet, Augusta Elizabeth Brickdale, (London : St. Catherine Press, 1914-1920), 929.242 C81c., vol. 2 p. 221.

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