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Robert Corbet

  • Marriage: Matilda de Arundel circ 1280 in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England 733,802
  • Died: Shortly before 14 Nov 1300, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England 733

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• Background Information. 802
Robert Corbet
appears as Lord of Morton at the Inquest of Bradofrd Hundred taken in 1255. His named appear on 1 Mar 1254 when he is sued by Giles de Erdinton for depriving him of common pasture in Morton and Preston. In Jan 1256 at the Assizes, Robert Corbet officiated a a Juror for Bradford Hundred. Robert served as the Sheriff of Shropshire for the years ending Michaelmas 1288 and 1289. He is later called Sir Robert Corbet on a Patent of 4 Dec 1295. Eyton sadly points out that the document containing the Inquest of Robert at Morton is defaced. He does name Robert's wife to be Matilda and his son and heir was Thomas Corbet who died in 1310, and that Robert was the grandfather of Robert Corbet, son of Thomas Corbet, born in 1304.

~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. X, pp. 187-188

• Background Information. 733
Robert Corbet, son and successor of Richard, was of full age in 1255, and seized of Moreton Corbet, which he inherited from his mother, as well as of those Estates, which being in the Barony of Caus, clearly came to him from his father. As of the Assized of 1256, Robert Corbet was reported as of full age, and not yet a knight. In Sep 1257, Robert Corbet sued Thomas Corbet of Caus for disseizing him of his free tenement in Cardeston and Waklesbury. In Jan 1258, he had a second Writ in this Suit. In Dec 1260, robert Corbet was apparently in the custody of the Sheriff, and probably for the forest trespass. He was taken into release by Thomas Corbet of Caus.

Robert appears in recorded along with his wife, Ida, in June 1262 as being fined two merks for a write of Pone. In Sep 1266, Thomas Corbet of Cause, at the request of the King, restores certain lands to Robert Corbet of Morton. The King referred to Robert Corbet as "faithful and beloved," so it is probable that he served at the memorable siege then in progrss. A Patent of 20 Mar 1271, certifies that Robert corbet of Morton, having been an adherent of Hamo le Strange, is there fore included in the Partdon already granted to Hamo and his followers.

By 1272, Robert's name begins to appear as Sir Robert Corbet, Knight. He attested to a Deed of Thomas Corbet of Cause. In 1277, Sir Robert Corbet, Knight, was prepared to do full military service under his suzrain, Peter Corbet of Caus who succeeded his father, Thomas Corbet of Cause, when his father died in 1274.

On 8 May 1288, Sir Robert Corbet attests to a Charter to Buildwas Abbey. After the Westminster Parliament of 15 Jul 1290, he was returned as a Knight of the Shire of Salop. In Oct 1292, he was one of the Knightly Jurors empanelled to try several Pleas of Quo Waranto. He again was at Parliament at Westminster in Nov 1295.

Sir Robert was sumoned for Foreign Service in 1297, and to attend Muster at London on July 7. He was twice appointed Assessor and Collector of Taxes in Shropshire, 1295 & 1297, and also in 1297, he was appointed a Commissioner of Array for Shropshire and Staffordshire. On 10 May 1300, he was appointed a Justice of oyer and terminer for Shropshire. On 6 Jun 1200, he sat as a Knight and Juror on the great Forest Perambulation of the County.

Sir Robert married Matilda de Arundel as his second wife, and with her he gained property as great as those he inherited from his mother, the heiress of the Saxon Torets. On 14 Nov 1300, at Carlisle, King Edward released a Write of Diem Clausit, which announced Sir Robert Corbet's death. His son and heir, Thomas Corbet, was 19 years of age on 25 Dec 1300.

~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VII, p. 107

Robert married Matilda de Arundel circ 1280 in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England 733.,802 (Matilda de Arundel died in 1309 in Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England 141,733.)

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