- Born: Warttlesbourough, Shropshire, England
- Marriage: Ada 1497
- Died: Abt 1254, Chaddesley Corbet, Worcestershire, England
For the earliest Corbet line, I used Barons of the Welsh Frontier by Janet Meeisal as a referrence. On page six there is a chart that shows the Corbet of Caus starting with Corbet the Noman who died circa 1080, and who had two sons, Roger I (died circa 1134) and Robert, Barton of Longdon & Alcester. Roger I's sons are shown as William (died circa 1150), Evrard, Roger and Robert the founder of the Scottish branch of Corbets. For the next generation, sons of William are Roger II, William, Walter, Hugh and Simon of Pontesbury. Simon of Pontesbury's children are Robert (died 1222) who married Emma Pantulf, Hugh, William and a sister who married Iorworth and was the mother of Llewellyn ap Iorwerth. Children of Robert Corbet and Emma Pantulf were Thomas who married Isabel de Vautort, Robert, Hugh, William and Margaret who married Gwynwynwyn, Price of Powis. 1098, 1497
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1497
Worcestershire Inquisitions. Edward I
XXII. Ada Corbet, Chaddesley Corbet
Extent made on Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin, 19 Edward I. [A.D. 1291], of the lands which were of Ada the widow of William Corbet, deceased, which she held of the heir of the same William, who is under age, by knight service, by the oath of Thomas de . . . [?] stone, Henry de Peremort, William de Wychebaud [Wychbold], Simon de Brun, John Falck, Robert Aleyn, Thomas de Hecheye [Heathly], John Deneys, John de Penedock [Pendock], Richard Adrelard, John de Twynewod [Tanwood], and William de Perer, who say that the said Ada held a third part of the manor of Chadesley of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucesterl, of the Honour of Tewkesbury, who had the custody of two parts of the same manor; she also held the manor of Imeneye [Impney] wholly in dower on the day she died, of Peter Corbet, by reason of the minority of William, son and heir of Roger Corbet..
The capital messuage in Chadesley is worth yearly 40d.; there are there 200 acres of land, worth per acre 4d. yearly, 9 acres of meadow, worth per acre 12d. yearly, pasture, worth yearly half a mark, wood, worth yearly 40d., water, worth yearly 3s. And the third part of two mills worth yearly 12s.; the " average " is worth yearly 20s., plough works 8s. yearly, other works 60s. yearly, tallage 40s. yearly, the hens are worth 40d. at Christmas. Sum, 18li. 12s. 8d.
The Jury further say that Roger Corbet held the manor of Yemeneye [Impney] of Peter Corbet, and that Peter Corbet ought to do suit for the said manor to the court of Wycheband. There is there [at Yemeneye] a capital messuage, garden and dovecot, worth yearly 5s.; and there are there 100 acres of land worth yearly 70s.; and 12 acres of meadow, worth yearly 12s., pasture, worth 4s.; the rent of the free and customary tenants amounts yearly to 4li. 19s. 2d.; the tallage is worth half a mark (?), the customary works 66s. 6d. from the Gules of August to Michaelmas, with mowing of three days, and with hens at Christmas, and eggs at Easter, and with ploughworks in winter and in Lent; and 8 cottarii who render yearly 2IS. 1011., and the works of the 8 cottarii, with hens and eggs, are worth yearly 17¾d.
Also Alice le Walker holds the fulling mill at the will of the lord and the tenant [tenentis], and it is worth yearly 20s. And there is there a water-mill that belongs to the . . . . and is worth yearly 30s. And a grove within the forest, on account of which it is of no value. Also the pleas of Court are worth yearly 3s. Sum of the manor of Yemeneye, 20li. 17s. 7¾d.
The Jury say that William son of Roger Corbet is his next heir, and was of the age of 11 years at the Feast of All Saints, 19 Edward I. [A.D. 1291].
Sum of the value of all the lands and tenements of the aforesaid
Ada Corbet, 39li. 10s. 33d.
Inq. p.m., 19 Edw. I., No. 8.
The Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, pp. 33-34
William married Ada.1497 (Ada died about 1291 1497.)