The Corbett One Name Study

Nottingham
Burgesses, Freemen
and Apprentices

A member of the Group who's Corbett line has been traced to Nottingham, sent details from the Nottingham Burgess Ledger (County Records Office Nottingham Ref: C/A 1567) and Apprentices bound by Indenture to the Burgesses of the Town of Nottingham. A Burgess (in this context) was a citizen of a borough holding full municipal rights or privileges conferred by a municipal corporation.

Burgesses and Freemen:
Town of Nottingham, to wit, the names of Burgesses of the said Town, which were new made, admitted and sworn in the time of Robert Huish, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town. From the Feast of St Michael the Archangel in the thirty fourth year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain VP. and in the year of our Lord 1760 until the same Feast in the year of our Lord 1761 that is to say.
August 11 1761: William Corbett Framework Knitter

Burgesses of the above Town which were admitted and sworn in the time of William Foulds, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town. From the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel in the eighth year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third over Great Britain VP. And in the year of our Lord 1768 until the same Feast in the year of our Lord 1769, that is to say.
May 12 1769: Michael Corbett Framework Knitter.

Town of Nottingham to wit the names of the Burgesses of the said Town which were admitted and sworn in the time of Humphrey Hollins, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town. From the Feast of St Michael the Archangel in the ninth year of His Majesty King George the Third over Great Britain VP. and in the year of our Lord 1769 until the same Feast in the year of our Lord 1770 that is to say. Sep 19 1770: George Corbet Framework Knitter BB.

Town of Nottingham to wit, the names of the Burgesses of the said Town who were admitted and sworn in the time of Henry Green, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town. From the feast of St Michael the Archangel in the Thirty Third year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three until the same Feast in this year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Four, that is to say. 6 May 1794: William Corbett Framework Knitter BB.

Town of Nottingham to wit,the names of the Burgesses of the said Town who were admitted and sworn in the time of John Allen, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town of Nottingham. From the Feast of St Michael the Archangel in the Forty Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Six until the same Feast in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven. April 23rd 1807: John Corbett Framework Knitter BB.

Town of Nottingham to wit, the names of the Burgesses of the said Town who were admitted and sworn in the time of Joseph Lowe, Esquire, Mayor of the said Town of Nottingham. From the Feast of St Michael the Archangel in the Forty Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven until the same Feast in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight. Sep 22 1808: Robert Corbett Framework Knitter BB.

Town of Nottingham to wit, the names of Burgesses of the said Town who were admitted and sworn in the time of William Soars Esquire, Mayor of the said Town of Nottingham. From the Feast of St Michael the Archangel in the Fifty Ninth year of our sovereign Lord George the Third and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen until the same Feast in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty that is to say. 9th March 1820 By Servitude 752 John Corbett FWK

Freemen admitted by the Mayor for the time being under the provision of the 5th & 6th William the 4th., C76 entitled an Act to provide for the regulation of Municipal Corporations in England and Wales.
In the Mayoralty of John Margaret Becher Pigot Esquire, M.D., 1 June 1841 John Corbett the Younger Framework Knitter B.

Town of Nottingham to wit, the names of Burgesses of the said Town who were admitted and sworn in the time of John Davidson Esquire, Mayor of the said Town of Nottingham. From the Feast day of St Michael the Archangel in the Forty First year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and One until the same Feast in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two, that is to say. 10th day of February 1802: William Corbet Framework Knitter BB.
124. Thomas Corbit, Son of Thomas Corbit of Belton in Leicestershire, Labourer, put Apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship Dated the Twenty Fifth of March 1762 to Samuel Hews, his Extors, and Admtors, of the Town and County of Nottingham Framework Knitter for 7 years to serve from the Date thereof in Consn. of One Penny. Entered the 23rd of March 1763.

146. George Corbet Son of Alexander Corbet of the Town and County of Nottingham Framework Knitter put Apprentice by Indentures of Apprenticeship Dated the 23rd of November 1763 to William Corbet of the same Town and County Framework Knitter his Executors or Administrators for 7 years to serve from the Date thereof in consideration of sixpence. Entered the 25th of April 1764.

Apprentices:
Ref: CA/1555
1. Alexander Corbett of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham of his own free will and pleasure put Apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship dated the 10th of March 1767 to his brother William Corbet of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, Framework Knitter his Executors, Administrators and Assigns for Seven Years to serve from the date thereof in consideration of one penny. Entered the 25th of March 1767.

Ref: CA/1556
143. John Roberts Son of William Roberts of the Town of Nottingham Whipcordmaker with the Consent of his said Father put Apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship dated 10th Day of March 1788 to George Corbatt of the Town of Nottingham Framework Knitter his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for Seven Years from the day of the date thereof the Consideration being the Sum of one penny. Entered June 3rd 1795.

22. William Selby Son of Samuel Selby of Sneinton in the County of Nottingham Framework Knitter as well of his own free will and accord as by and with the Consent and approbation of his said Father put Apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship Dated the Twenty Fifth Day of January 1790 to George Corbet of the Parish of St Mary in the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham Framework Knitter his Executors Administrators and Assigns for Seven Years from the Date thereof the Consideration being one penny. Entered 16th February 1790.

157. William Corbett Son of Martha Corbett, Widow of William Corbett late of the Town and County of Nottingham, Warehouseman, deceased, by and with the consent of his said Mother put apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship dated this Eighteenth day of September 1793 to John Cooper of the said Town and County of Nottingham, Framework Knitter, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns for Seven Years from the date whereof, the consideration being Eight Pounds Eight Shillings for which His Majesty's duty was indorsed as paid. Entered 26th Oct., 1793.

Ref: CA/1553
135. Alexander Corbett son of Alexander Corbett of the City of York Yeoman, bound apprentice to John Fields of this Town of Nottingham in the County of the Same Town Framework Knitter for 8 years from the date of this Indres. being the 24th December 1723 Consd. Entered this Same Day.
Ref: CA/1554
76. Michael Corbutt Son of Alexander Corbutt of this Town and County of Nottingham put Apprentice by Indentures to John Gill of the said Town of Nottingham, Framework Knitter to serve from the day of the date thereof for 7 years being the 8th day of November 1759 in Consn. of one penny. Entered the 26th December 1759.
100. Wm Corbet Son of Alex. Corbet Framework Knitter of this Town and County of Nottingham put Apprentice for 7 years to John Watmore Framework Knitter of the Town & County of Nottingham to serve from the Date of the Indentures being this 31st day of October 1752 in Consd. of One Penny. Entered this 27th day of May 1761.

CA/1557
81. John Corbett of the Town & County of Nottingham of his own free will and pleasure put Apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship Dated the 26th Day of July 1799 to Mr Joseph Ward in the Parish of Radford in the County of Nottingham aforesaid framework knitter his Executors Administrators and Assigns for Seven Years from the day of the date thereof the consideration being one penny. Entered August 19th 1807

83.John Corbet of the Town and County of Nottingham of his own free will and pleasure put apprentice by Indenture of Apprenticeship Dated 26 Day of July 1799 to Mr Joseph Ward in the Parish of Radford in the County of Nottingham aforesaid Framework Knitter his Executors Administrators and Assigns foe seven years from the day of the date thereof the consideration being one penny was assigned by Indenture dated the 11 May 1802 for the remainder of the said term to Alexander Corbet of the said Town and County of Nottingham Warehouseman his Executors Administrators and assigned the consideration being one penny. Entered August 21 1807.

CA/1556
Copies of Baptism Certificates relating to Apprentices:
John, son of Alexander Corbet and Barbara his wife was born April 19th 1786.
Extracted from the Register of Baptisms belonging to the Society of Protestant Dissenters in the High Pavement. Signed: James Taylor.

1812 4th September
Alexander Corbet son of John Corbet and Ann his wife was born 9th August 1812 in Pennyfoot Stile in the Parish of St. Mary. The above is abstracted from the Register of Births belonging to the High Pavement Chapel Nottingham. Signed: Benjamin Carpenter, Minister.