Robert Corbet
(-After 1130)
Sibyl Corbet Lady of Alcester
(Abt 1090-After 1157)


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1. Herbert Fitz Herbert

2. Henry I "Beauclerc" King of England

Sibyl Corbet Lady of Alcester

  • Born: Abt 1090
  • Marriage (1): Herbert Fitz Herbert
  • Marriage (2): Henry I "Beauclerc" King of England
  • Died: After 1157

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information.
~ Weis's Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 262:27, Herbert Fitz Herbert, and adult by 1127, son of Herbert of Winchester (Herbert the Chamberlain), succeeded to his father's lands in 1130. Herbert married Sibyl Corbert, daugther and coheir of Robert Corbet, sometimes mistress of Henry I, lady of Alcester, Warwickshire & of Pontesbury and Woodcote, Shropshire. They were the parents of Herbert Fitz Herbert who married Lucy of Hereford. 160

• Web Reference: The Anglo-Norman Corbets from The Corbett Study Group.
It is because of Henry I's personal propensities that we know something of two Corbet women who occur in the records of this period. Of his numerous mistresses Sibyl Corbet, elder daughter of Robert fitz Corbet of Longden, must have been a favourite since she bore four, possibly five, of Henry's illegitimate children. [Complete Peerage XI, Appendix D] She had a younger sister Alice. The known children by Sibyl Corbet were Rainaud de Dunstanville, his brother William and sisters Gundred and Rohese; it is also possible, but not certain, that Sibyl was the mother of the king's illegitimate daughter Sibyl who was married to Alexander after he became king of the Scots in 1107. [A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters, Glasgow 1905:charter XXXVI to Scone Priory, Alexander I, c. 1120, witnessed by Queen Sibyl and her brother William; she died 12 June 1122 on an island in Loch Tay to which Alexander granted charter XLVII, to canons of Scone.]

Sibyl married Herbert Fitz Herbert, son of Herbert "the Chamberlain" of Wincherstor and Emma de Blois. (Herbert Fitz Herbert was born about 1087 in Winchester, Hampshire, England and died before 1156 in Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales 160.)

Sibyl next had a relationship with Henry I "Beauclerc" King of England, son of William I "The Conqueror" de Normandy King Of England and Matilda de Flandres et de Falaise. (Henry I "Beauclerc" King of England was born about 1070 in Selby, Yorkshire, England,528,1078 died on 1 Dec 1135 in St. Denis-le-Fermont, Near Gisors 528 and was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England.)


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