The Corbett One Name Study


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Pelham Corbet of Leigh and Albright Hussie was born in 1603 and died about 1660. Whilst he had 12 children, there appear to be no direct male descendants. This portrait o him was made in about 1634 when he was aged 31.

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Pelham fought in the Civil War and was captured at Shrewsbury.
Stephen Pickstock (a member of the Sealed Knot Society and involved with Sir Vincent Corbet's Dragoons) - see bottom of page for a connection to further details about the Dragoons) writes: 

What is important about this is not the fact that it is not contemporary with the civil war but that Pelham Corbett had military service and military service at a time not so far from the civil war - ie he would have been 41 in 1644 and he would have been useful to the Royalist high Command in Shrewsbury - hence his capture at Shrewsbury.
By the way after Shrewsbury he was probably released on parole as he does not - if I remember correctly - appear on the list of prisoners at High House in Staffordshire (a parlimentarian pow camp) - if he did give his parole he may have carried on fighting - but I don't think so because he tends not to appear with others at the end of the war, and he probably settled down with the heavy foot of the parliamentarian oppressors on his neck - do you think I am letting my bias creep into this?

Of course the other big thing about Pelham was that when they put troops into Albright Hussey - which is apparently a restaurant now - the soldier commanding them was the famous William Preece of Miyddle and when the parly troops appeared he had ten men , but he shouted things like - you five to the dairy and you eight go to the back rooms. Then when he recognised one of the men in the yard below - a man called Bunny - he shouted "have at you Bunny!" grabbed a gun and shot him. The bullet passed through his leg and into the horse beneath him and killed the horse stone dead.
At this point parliament beat a hasty retreat.Pelham thought about what had happened and about his house and they withdrew troops from the house so that it would not be involved in any more fighting.

LINEAGE OF PELHAM CORBET AND ANNA CORBET
1 Corbet of Boitron,Pays d'Auge #2519 b. _____ d. cir 1076 
   2 Roger le Corbet #2522 b. c1046-50 d. abt 1134 
      3 William Corbet of Wattlesborough #2546 b. _____ d. by cir 1136
                    AT THIS POINT ANNA AND PELHAMS LINEAGE DIVERGE. 
                    ANNA's LINEAGE IS SHOWN AFTER PELHAM'S.
       PELHAM CORBET'S LINEAGE:
       4 Robert (Sir) Corbet 3rd Baron of Caus #4087 b. bef 1136 d. aft 1176 
           m. Emma? #4088 
            5 Robert (Sir) Corbet 4th Baron of Caus #2840 b. cir 1160? d. bef 17 Oct 1222 
               m. 1180 Wem,SAL  Emma Pantolph of Wem,SAL #2844 d. 1222 
               6 William (Sir) Corbet of Chaddesley #3753 b. cir 1195? d. bef 1271 
                  m. cir 1221? Unknown #3756                   
                  m. Ada #36817 
                  7 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Holage+Titheringtn #3810 b. bef 1224 d. 1289 La Bertune,near Bristol,
                     GLS (Barton) m. cir 1250? Nesta de Vale #3825 
                     8 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Leigh juxta Caus #3857 b. cir 1282? d. cir 1348 
                        m. Elizabeth of Leigh juxta Caus #36813                         
                        m. bef 1300? Amice de Camaville of Sibbeston,LEI #3855 
                        9 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Leigh & Hampton #2954 b. cir 1352? 
                           m. abt 1380? Beatrice #2995 
                           10 Thomas Corbet of Leigh & Hampton #2996 b. cir 1388? d. 1424 (AEC) 
                                m. cir 1414? (  Jane Beverley/Burley of Brownhill,SAL #2997 
                              11 Peter Corbet of Leigh juxta Caus #2998 b. cir 1420? 
                                   m. cir 1450? Elizabeth Brereton of Brereton #3001 
                                 12 Thomas Corbet of Leigh juxta Caus #3002 b. cir 1452? 
                                      m. Jane Kynaston #3022 
                                    13 John Corbet of Leigh juxta Caus #3023 d. bef 1564? 
                                          m. Margaret Blount #3024                                        
                                        14 William Corbet of Lee, SAL & Aston #3042 
                                            m. Alicia Lacon of Willey,SAL #3043 
                                          15 Thomas Corbet (of Lee & Aston/Ashton?) #3044 b. 16th C? d. 1602 
                                               m. Elizabeth/Elynor Williams of Willaston #3056 
                                             16 William Corbet of Lee & Sibbesdon #3057 b. 16th C d. 7 Apr 1603 
                                                  m. cir 1601/2 (on or before Hilary)  Ann Pelham #3067 
                                                17 Pelham (Sir) Corbet of Leigh & Sibson #2823 d. bef 29 Mar 1660 
                                                     m. 8 Jan 1623-4 Moreton Corbet,SAL (PR)  Anna Corbet of Moreton 
                                                     Corbet #2815 
                                                   18 Robert (Capt) Corbett :Adbright Hussey #3560 b. _____ d. 14 May 
                                                       1698 
                                                        Married (1) 13 May 1658 Preshutt, WIL  Ann Elizabeth Eyres #4642       
                                                        Married (2) aft 1667 (aft death of first wife)  Elizabeth Kynastone
                                                         #3864 b. cir 1631 d. 4 Apr 1691 (60y) 
                                                      19  Roger Corbet of Adbright Hussey,SAL #3865  m. 5 Mar 1697/8 
                                                            Battlefield, SAL (PR) Elizabeth Edwardes #3870 d. 8 Jan 1727/8 
                                                          20 John Corbett of Leigh & Sundorne,SAL #3873 
                                                               Married (1). 13 Jul 1742 St Mary the Virgin,Aldermanbury,City,
                                                               LND  Frances Piggott  of Halstone,SAL #4655     (One daughter)        
                                                               Married (2). 27 Oct 1750 Halston by Oswestry, SAL (IGI)  
                                                               Barbara Letitia Mytton #3875 d. 10 Sep 1796 Davenport House,
                                                               SAL. (2 sons 3 daughters.)
                                                                  21 John of Sundorne married twice and had 5 sons none of 
                                                                       whom left any issue.
                                                                
                           ANNA CORBET'S LINEAGE
         4 Thomas (The Pilgrim) Corbet #2548 b. bef 1135 
            5 Roger (Sir) Corbet #3736 b. abt 1150 d. 1175-1204 m. Unknown #3761 
               6 Richard (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Turet #4092 b. abt 1170? d. by 1225 
                 m. abt 1198 Joanna Turet of Moreton Turet #2554 b. cir 1186 
                  7 Richard (Sir) Corbet of Caus & Moreton #2555 b. abt 1200? d. 1255 
                    m. abt 1219? Petronella de Booley and Edgbaldenham #2556 
                     8 Robert (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2557 b. abt 1220 d. 1300 
                       m. Catherine le Strange of Myddle,SAL #2563                         
                       m. abt 1280 Matilda (Maud) de Arundel of Tideshall #2565 d. bef 12 Jun 1309 
                        9 Thomas (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2566 b. 25 Dec 1281 d. 1310 (29y) 
                          m. Amicia/Amy Hussey #2569 d. 1310 
                           10 Robert (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2570 b. 25 Dec 1304 d. 3 Dec 1375 
                             m. by March 1323 Elizabeth le Strange #2571 b. bef 1324 d. Nov 1381 
                               11 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbett #2573 b. abt 1330? d. Jan 1394-5
                                     (VIS.of SAL 1623)  m. by 1383 Margaret de Erdington of Shawbury #2587 b. 1353
                                       d. 14 Nov 1395 (42y) 
                                   12 Robert (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2588 b. 8 Dec 1383 St Bartholomew's,
                                        Moreton Corbet,SAL d. Jan 1438 in father's lifetime m. cir 1403 Margaret Mallory
                                        of Shawbury,SAL #2589 b. circa 1397 d. 26 Jan 1438 [Weis 6A-34;Cockayne,
                                         CP, 12:2:842-46] 
                                      13 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2590 b. abt 1406? d. 8 Jun 1467 
                                         m. abt 1425? Elizabeth Hopton #2591 b. abt 1427 d. 22 Jun 1498 
                                       14 Richard (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2592 b. cir 1448 (BC) d. 6 Dec 1493
                                            m. cir 1475 Near Calais,FRA?  Elizabeth Devereux of Chartley,SOM #2593 b. 
                                            cir 1459  d. 1516 
                                          15 Robert (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2594 b. 1477 d. 11 Apr 1513 (Vis 
                                               of Salop 1623)  m. cir 1496 Elizabeth Vernon of Haddon Hall,DBY #2595
                                               b. cir 1480 d. 29 Mar 1563 
                                             16 Roger (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2596 b. cir 1501/2 d. 20 Dec 
                                                  1538  (BP) m. by 1522 Anna Windsor (of Stanwall,MDX) #2749 d. 1550 
                                                17 Andrew (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2750 b. 1 Nov 1522 Linslade,
                                                      BKM d. 16 Aug 1578 m. 1 Mar 1544 Moreton Corbet,SAL?  Jane 
                                                      Needham of Shavington, SAL #2765 b. cir 1520? d. 7 Jan 1577/8 
                                                   18 Vincent (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2773 b. abt 1550 d. 8 Mar 
                                                        1622 m. 1578/9 (Visitation of Leicester)  Frances Humfreston of 
                                                         Humfreston, SAL  #2788 
                                                      19 Andrew (Sir) Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2789 d. 6 May 1637 
                                                            m. 7 Jan 1607/8 Great Langley,DBY  Elizabeth Boothby of 
                                                            Delfehouse,STS  #2807 d. 19 Mar 1656/7 
                                                         20 Anna Corbet of Moreton Corbet #2815 m. 8 Jan 1623-4
                                                              Moreton Corbet, SAL (PR)  Pelham (Sir) Corbet of Leigh & Sibson
                                                              #2823 d. bef 29 Mar 1660