displayed by various members
of the Corbet/t family and some
Moreton Corbet Wall Ornaments
The descriptions which follow
from a variety of books.
to John Maxwell Corbett
(now deceased) for this display of shields.
Corbet family is generally identified with the single
raven on a golden shield. However there are other shields
which represented various lines of the Corbet family. (Many with the
surname Corbet or Corbett think that they can use this shield however
this is not the case.)
corbyns proper, a bordure engrailed gules. Sir Roger
Corbet, temp. Edw.III.
two bars and a quarter gules, a label of the first, were
those of Sir Johan Corbet at the Battle of Boroughbridge
||Or, two corbyns in pale sable, Sir Peter
Corbet, 2nd Baron of Caus, displayed two ravens at the
Battle of Falkirk in 1298 and sealed the Baron's letter
to the Pope in 1301 as 2nd Baron of Caus.
(Brian Timmins: appears on the Falkirk Roll, H27; Glover's Roll, B198;
The Camden Roll D64 & St George's Roll, E74). Also used by
Thomas Corbet (no date.)
||Barry of four argent and sable, in chief
and in base three crosses potent fitchee
counter-coloured, were carried by a Corbet, date unknown
||Or, three ravens sable,
displayed by Sir Thomas Corbet at the First Dunstable
Tournament in 1308. They were also the arms of Rafe (temp
Edw II), Roger (Edw I) and William (Hy III.)
||Argent, two bars gules, on a
canton gules a cinquefoil of the first, are those of Sir
Roger Corbet, knighted at the capitulation of Calais in
||Argent, two bars gules
"une fece d'azure", the arms of William Corbet
at the Second Dunstable Tournament in 1334.
||Or six ravens sable on a canton
gules two lions passant gardant argent.Thomas Corbet
(Thanks to Brian Timms' excellent website Studies in Heraldry.)
Moreton Corbet Castle
drawing below is of ornaments on the 'New Part' of
Moreton Corbet Castle. These appeared in A E Corbet's
book 'The Family of Corbet -It's Life and Times'.
(Reproduced in 1990 by Hugh Corbett of the Ynas Maen Gwyn
line. Copies are still available.)
centre of the page are two columns dated 1667. Beneath is
a lion. At the top left a bird on a frieze and on the
right an elephant with a castle on his back also on a
frieze. Some of the creatures appear in the Corbet arms
stained glass window at Moreton Corbet church.
frieze surrounds the whole of the outside of Moreton
Corbet Castle (new part) in which a variety of symbols
and animals appear, see lower right of the drawing below.