Corbetts of Merrington
Janet Mackleston wrote regarding Corbet
connections with the Muckleston(e) name. She is carrying
out a one name study into the surname and gave me the
following details regarding a connection with that name
and the Corbets.
married Edward Muckleston on 3 January 1616 at Preston
Gubbals, Salop. She was the daughter and heiress of Thomas
Corbett of Merrington. Burke's Commoners: Mary ... Thomas Corbet, Esq., by Sarah, his wife, sister and heiress of Thomas Colefoxe
Esq. of Merrington.
Thomas Corbet, her
father was descended from the Stoke, Adderley & Edgmond line and his
grand-parents were Sir Reginald & Alice (Gratewoode) Corbet. Her father's estate eventually
came to her husband and was to become the family seat
until the early 19th century.
husband, was a gentleman and the Recorder of Oswestry.
They had nine children all of whom appear to have
survived to become adults.
and Memoirs of Myddle (1700) it says "Edward
Muckleston was a gentleman of ancient family. He had a
fair house and an estate of about £120 per annum where
he was born at Pen-y-lan near Oswestry. He married the
daughter of one Mr Corbet of Merrington. She was the
heiress of a good estate in lands in Meriton. She was a
provident housekeeper if not too parsimonious, but he
proved not a careful husband, for he sold part of his
wife's lands in Meriton to Sir Humphery Lea and they say
his wife never consented to it. However (though some
suits have been brought concerning it, yet) it was never
Edward Muckleston Esq. of Pen-y-lan, Recorder of
Oswestry, became possessed of the estate of Meriton, now
Merrington, in the parish of Preston Gubbals, by his
marriage with Mary, daughter and heiress of Thomas Corbet
Esq., by Sarah, his wife, sister and heiress of Thomas
Colefoxe Esq. of Merrington. Edward died in 1638 and Mary
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