The Corbett One Name Study


Locations & Places by which
Corbet/t Families are known


Corbet of Acley & Longnor in George Morris's Shropshire Genealogies. Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 110. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Acton Reynold,SAL: see Corbet of Shawbury,SAL


Corbet of Adbrighton & Longnor in George Morris's Shropshire Genealogies'. Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 111. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Adderley in Phillip's, Shropshire Men, v.4. page 135. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies) & GLS CRO: (Corbet) Corbett Family (Pedigree) Adderley. Ref: D1809 F1. (C17/18)


Corbet of Auston:
1: Phillip's Shropshire Men, v.4. page 131. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)

2: See Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne


Corbet of Barton (in Nailstone Parish). A family that virtually died out. A Sylvester Corbett died there in 1781. Jane, the daughter of Henry Corbett married Richard Staine, whose descendants have farmed there until recently. The coat of arms of this family also bears ravens. (Trevor Jordan, Carinya, Church Rd, Nailstone, Warwicks. CV13 0QH.)


Corbet of Bromley Regis see Corbet of Hadley & Bromley Regis


Corbet of Caus/e:
1: Joseph Morris Genealogical Manuscripts connected with the County of Salop and Principality of Wales. v.9. page 4347. MSS No; 4085. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
2: Deed 15284 Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
3: George Morris 'Shropshire Genealogies'. Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 98. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
English Baronies, A Study of their Origin & Descent 1086-1327 by I J Sanders, Oxford University Press 1960: Cause, Shropshire: See ADDENDA under Roger.


Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne: Ralph C Purton 'Shropshire Pedigrees'. MSS 4360. Page 109. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Chaddesley, Chetton & Hope: George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 130. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Champions Court, branch of the Corbetts of Leighton, MGY. Arms 1642: Or, 2 ravens p.pr. within a bordure engrailed gul. bezantee. (Smith MSS at GCI)


Corbet of Chetton: see Corbet of Chaddesley, Chetton & Hope


Corbet of Darnhall :William Corbett, Secretary to the Admiralty, son of Thomas and Dorothy (Langharne) Corbett of Great Nash, PEM, bought Darnhall, Cheshire in the 17th century.Thomas Corbett of Great Nash was descended from the Ynasmaengwyn line, which in turn was part of the Moreton Corbet line.


Corbett of Dunbartonshire: see Corbett of Warwick & Dunbartonshire


Corbet of Edgmond:
1: Phillip's Shropshire Me v.4 page 135. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
2: MS 2138 page 135r. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbett of Elsham: Mr. Parliamentary candidature 1834 ref: 2 Red 4/9/8/17-19 & Mr. ----- commissioner 1836 ref: 2Red 4/9/8/46. At Lincs CRO


Corbet of Elton & Micklewood in W Bardwick's Pedigrees of the Heralds Visitation of Shropshire. v.1. page 326. MSS 4645. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbin of Guernsey: a raven with wings elevated ppr. charged on the breast with an ermine spot, and on the wing with a cross pattee fitchee or. Deus pascit corvos.


Corbet of Hadley in George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 88. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Hadley & of Bromley Regis in George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 96. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Hampton see Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne


Corbet of Hampton & Pontesbury in George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 126. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Hope:
1: See Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne
2: See Corbet of Chaddesley, Chetton & Hope
3: Corbet of Hope in Ms 2138 page 140v. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbett of Imber Court, Surrey: Handbook to The Environs of London. First published 1876.Thames Ditton, Surrey: Imber or Ember Court, by the Mole, which flows through the grounds, about a mile east of the village, is a large plain mansion, the old brick front having been covered with stucco, and wings added in the last century. The manor of Imber was empaled as part of the Chase of Hampton Court by Henry VIII., "in the latter days of the king, when he waxed heavy with sickness, age and corpulency, and might not travel so readily abroad, but was constrained to seek his game and pleasure ready at hand." Shortly after the death of the king the inhabitants of Thames Ditton and adjoining parishes petitioned the Council of State for relief, and, an inquisition having been made, the enclosed lands were ordered to be dechased and the deer removed to Windsor and elsewhere. Charles I granted the manor of Imber to Sir Dudley Carleton, Viscount Dorchester. After several transfers it became the property of the Bridges, and was carried by the marriage of Ann Bridges in 1720 to Arthur Onslow, afterwards celebrated as Speaker of the House of Commons, who made Imber Court his principal residence. His son, Lord Cranley, sold the manor (of Thames Ditton) in 1784 to George Porter, sq. Imber Court was for awhile the residence of Sir Francis Burdett. It is now the seat of C.J. Corbet, Esq.
This last was Charles Joseph Corbett, who was born at Mareham le Fen, Lincolnshire. He was the father of 6 children including Sir Julian Stafford Corbett, the naval historian. This Corbett family originally came from Avenbury, Herefordshire. 


Corbet of Lee see Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne


Corbet of Leigh in MS 2138 page 141v & 142v. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Leigh & Sundorne:
1: W G D Fletcher's Collection for Shropshire v.2. page 131. Microfilm 40 at Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
2: George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 120. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Leighton see Corbet of Longnor & Leighton & see Burke's Extinct Peerages


Corbet of London:on a mount vert, a squirrel sejant or, cracking a nut of the last leaved vert.


Corbet of Longnor
1: See Corbet of Adbrighton & Longnor
2: See Corbet of Morton, Stanwardine, Stoke, Longnor
3: W G D Fletcher's Collection for Shropshire vol.2 page 132 & 136. Microfilm No. 40. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
4: Thomas Farmer Dukes 'Shropshire Records' vol. 2 page 448. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
5: George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 112. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
6: Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol.4 page 137. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Longnor & Leighton in Joseph Morris's Genealogical Manuscripts connected with the County of Salop and Principality of Wales. Vol. 5 page 2350. MSS 4081. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbett of Marton in Rev. F C Norton's 'Shropshire Pedigrees' vol. 1 page 40. MSS No: 4302. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Micklewood see Corbet of Elton & Micklewood


Corbett of Middlesex see Corbett of Pontesbury & Middlesex


Corbet of Moreton Corbet:
1: (Trans) of Moreton Corbet by W A Leighton (In S.A.T. 1st series v.4. page 53 etc) Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
2: Visitation 1623, vol. 1 page 132.
3: Phillips 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 pages 117, 124 & 129
4: Rev. F C Norton's 'Shropshire Pedigrees' vol. 1 page 20. MSS No: 4302. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
5: W G D Fletcher 'Collection for Shropshire' Vol. 2 page 127. Microfilm No:40. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
6: Joseph Morris Genealogical Manuscripts connected with the County of Salop and Principality of Wales. Vol. 1 page 177. MSS 4077. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)
7: see Burke's Extinct Peerages
Hampshire Record Office references 109M94/G2 for following: Corbet of Moreton, Pedigree 11c-14c; Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Pedigree 14c-15c; Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Pedigree 17c-19c; Corbet of Stoke, Shropshire, Pedigree 18c-19c; Corbet of Sprowston, Norfolk, Pedigree 16c-17c


Corbet of Morton in George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 60. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Morton, Stanwardine, Stoke, Longnor in Ralph C Purton 'Shropshire Pedigrees'. MSS 4360. Page 111. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Moreton Turet, SAL: see Corbet of Moreton Corbet,SAL


Corbet of Newton:
1: Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 page 144. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)
2: George Morris's 'Shropshire Genealogies' Principal Land Proprietors of the County of Salop from William the Conqueror to present time. Vol. 1 M S No: 2788, page 128. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbe of Pailton,WAR:
History of Warwickshire by William West, 1830, pages 723-4: 'Pailton - a hamlet to Monks Kirby, in Knightlow hundred. In 1821 it contained 84 houses and 389 inhabitants. In 1826 its annual value was estimated at œ2,964. Dugdale calls it Paylington. It had within its precincts four messuages and four carrucats of land in I EDW IV. In 30 HY VIII (1538) it became a manor, and was the property of the Corbe family.


Corbet of Pontesbury see:
1: Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne
2: Corbet of Hampton & Pontesbury
3: Rev. F C Norton 'Shropshire Pedigrees' vol. 1 page 39. MSS No: 4302. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)
4: In MS 2138 page 143r. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)
5: Visitation of Leicester


Corbett of Pontesbury & Middlesex: Rev. F C Norton 'Shropshire Pedigrees' vol. 2 page 38, MSS No: 4303. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Poynton: see Corbet of Shawbury,SAL


Corbet of Preston Brockhurst Manor: see Corbet of Shawbury,SAL


Corbet of Queinton: Manual of Gloucestershire. Literature. Supplement p.115. GLS CRO.


Corbett of Quinton: 18th-19th century. Quinton. En/Mrs N M Rycroft 1991. GLS CRO.


Corbet of Rutland see Corbett of Co. Salop & Rutland


Corbett of co. Salop & Rutland in Rev. F C Norton 'Shropshire Pedigrees' vol. 1 page 48, MSS No: 4303. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Shawbury, SAL: Shawbury the village and its people' by Evelyn Lea. "For many centuries Shawbury had very close connections with the family of Corbets. The following is a brief resume of such: The Corbet or de Corbeau family had come over with William the Conqueror. They were granted lands on the Shropshire border and eventually, over the centuries, came to own much of Shropshire. A son from Caus, their original Norman home, married a Saxon heiress of Moreton Turet. Thereafter the name being Moreton Corbet.
Shawbury. Stanton, High Hatton, part of Edgebolton, Little Wytheford, Shawbury Heath and of course all the hamlets to the north of Moreton Corbet were part of the estate.
A certain Richard Corbet lived at Poynton in the 1500's, whilst Sir Andrew moved to Shawbury Park. Sir Andrew's eldest son Robert lived at Sowbatch. He was a diplomat. Because of his travelling he also had a residence in Buckinghamshire. He inherited the estate on his father's death, and he was responsible for the Italian type architecture of the Castle.
However, he and brother Richard died quite young so the estate went to his younger brother Vincent, who was granted a knighthood in 1612/ His son, Sir Andrew, conceived the idea of moving the family seat from Shawbury Park to a more spacious one at Acton Reynold. The previous home there had fallen into disrepair.
The names Vincent and Andrew seemed to be the dominant ones as landowners until in 1915 Sir Gerald Vincent (Corbet) inherited the estate. He once again moved the family residence. This time it was to Preston Brockhurst Manor. As there was no heir, great changes took place after his death."
Shawbury, Salop
From John Maxwell Corbett: In Battlefield Church some 3 or 4 miles out of Shrewsbury on the A49 Whitchurch Road, is an impressive monument to Sir John Corbet who died in the 19th century. It states that he could trace his line of direct descent through 21 generations from le Corbet who accompanied the Conqueror. Battlefield Church was built to commemorate the fallen of the Battle of Shrewsbury 1403. It therefore seems to have no parish as such, or at least there is no visible village, the church standing in open fields some distance from the road from which it is visible. Because of this it was in very poor structural condition when I saw it with one of the tower pinnacles lying where it had fallen through the nave roof.


Corbet of Syston: GLS CRO: Family. N. Saul "Gloucestershire Gentry in the 14th Century" p. 81. and p.299. Ref: R.O.L. G4.


Corbet of Sowbach: see Corbet of Shawbury,SAL


Corbett of Sprowston see Burke's Extinct Peerages and Norfolk Pedigrees :Corbett of Sprowston, a Visitation family (see Harl. Vis. p.84) which bore Or, a raven sa. on the dexter chief point cinquefoil. See Blomfield's Norfolk vol. X page 59.


Corbet of Stanwardine:
1: Corbet of Morton, Stanwardine, Stoke, Longnor
2: Joseph Morris Genealogical Manuscripts connected with the County of Salop and Principality of Wales. v.1, page 343. MSS No: 4077. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)
3: Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 page 125. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Stoke:
1: See Corbet of Morton, Stanwardine, Stoke, Longnor
2: Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 page 135. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)
3: Burke's Extinct Peerages


Corbet of Stoke & Adderley see Burke's Extinct Peerages


Corbet of Sundorne:
1: See Corbet of Caus, Lee, Pontesbury, Hope, Auston, Hampton, Sundorne
2: See Corbet of Leigh & Sundorne. (2 entries)
3: Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 page 133. Shrewsbury library (Local Studies)


Corbet of Towcross, Scotland: a raven's head erased sable. Save me, Lord.


Corbett of Warwick formerly of Dunbartonshire, a branch of a tree ppr. thereon a raven sa. Deus pascit corvos.


Corbet of Willaston Phillip's 'Shropshire Men' vol. 4 page 120. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies)


Corbett-Winder of Vaynor Park: J Corbett-Winder, MC of Vaynor Park (In Montgomeryshire Collections v.26. p.229-254. 1892) Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies) (Also shown under Corbet-Winder as M.C.J. ref C57.1)


Corbett-Winder, of Coltsbrook, Stockton, and Aston Hall, Shifnal. And Wales, rept. bu Corbett-Winder et alios. Shropshire Grants of Arms, Fletcher: 57.147


Corbet of Wattlesborough by Rev. R W Eyton. The Shropshire estates of Corbet of Wattlesborough, extracted from Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire. Shrewsbury Library (Local Studies) ref BC78


Corbett of Ynasmaengwyn: the line was descended from the Moreton Corbet line. John Corbett, the Salt King bought the manor of Ynasmaengwyn in the 19th century but does not appear to be connected to the early family.