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Robert Corbet (abt. 1234 - 1300)

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Sir Robert Corbet
Born about in Shropshire, Englandmap
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Died in Wem, Shropshire, Englandmap
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Robertus Corbet de Morton in co. Salop, miles, son of Richard, m. (1) Katherina fil. Joh’is D’ni Strange de Knokinge et Midle. (2) Matilda filia d’ni de Tideshill vidua 35 E. 1.[1]

1255 Lord of Morton

At the Inquest of Bradford Hundred, taken in 1255, Robert appears as Lord of Morton. It contained one geldable hide (the Domesday estimate) and half a knight's-fee of the Fief of John de Chetewynd. It paid 4d. yearly for stretward, but nothing apparantly for motfee, and it did suit every three weeks to the Lesser Hundred-Court.

1256 Juror

At the Assizes of January 1256, Robert officiated as a Juror for Bradford Hundred. His suit with Giles de Erdinton was tried. Giles claimed the right of common, above alluded to, in respect of his tenure at Besford. It was a right throughout 40 acres of moorland in Morton and Preston. Corbet maintained that Giles and his ancestors had had no such right, except on payment of certain acknowledgements in the shape of corn and poultry, but Erdinton asserted a free right, and Corbet was convicted of the disseizin.

1288 Sheriff of Shropshire

He served as Sheriff of Shropshire for the quarter ended Michaelmas 1288 and for the year ending Michaelmas 1289. On the Assize Roll of 1292, he is mentioned as one of those Sheriffs who had served since 1272 and were still living.

1295 Assessor and Collector

A patent of 4 December 1295 appoints Sir Robert Corbet and Master Adam Gest, Clerk, to be Assessors and Collectors of the eleventh and seventh in the County of Salop.

1301 Death

The inquest on his death sat at Moreton on Sunday, 15 January 1301. [2]


  1. Thomas Corbet-34 de Morton in com. Salop, miles, son of Robertus and Matilda, married Amicia[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Tresswell, Somerset Herald, and Augustgine Vincent, Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms. Part I, London, 1889. pages 132-144 Corbet Family Pedigree; The Visitation of Shropshire Taken in the Year 1623, pages 132-144. Accessed October 14, 2017. jhd
  2. Antiquities of Shropshire by Robert William Eyton, p. 187-188

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On 15 Feb 2017 at 19:09 GMT Dave Martin wrote:

not sure he came up in the relative finder

On 15 Feb 2017 at 05:45 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

My 23rd G Grandfather.

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