Roger Corbet


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Roger Corbet

  • Born: Pays de Caux, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 27 Jul 1093 or 1094, Caus Castle, Westbury, Shropshire, England

bullet  General Notes:

~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VII,, p. 40 (Corbet of Caus pedigree chart), Eyton has Roger fitz Corbet of Caus, occuring 1086-1121, and his brother, Robert fitz Corbet of Alcester and Longden, as the sons of Corbet of Caus, the Norman, living 1071-1080 733

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 722
Roger Fitz Corbet, Domesday Baron of Caus, formerly Alretone in shropshire, as it was called in Domesday, was born about 1050-1056, and died about 1134, as Pagan Fitz John, sheriff and governor of Shropshire, having succeeded Richard de Belmeis, held Caus in 1134, and would have dared to take it during Roger's lifetime.

Roger married the heiress of Tasley [Horrest, Trans. Shrop. Arch Soc., 4th ser., VII, 1918-1919 p.155]. He witnessed a charter of Roger de Montgomery to Shrewsbury Abbey by 1086 [Eyton, 7:9]. He support Earl Robert de Bellême by defending Brug Castle until forced to surrender it to King Henry I. Roger and his brother Robert attested to the king's confirmation to Shrewsbury Abbey in 1121.
His children were:
William, mentioned in 1136
Everand, no issue, mentioned 1136-1155
Simón, no issue, mentioned 1136-1155
Roger, died 1175, Lord of Tasley, had issue
Robert, the founder of the Corbet branch in Scotland

~Boyer's Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans, p. 60-61

• Web Reference: The Anglo-Norman Corbets from The Corbett Study Group.

• Background Information. 733
A charter of King Henry I's Confirmation to Shrewsbury Abbey dated around May 1121, and both Roger and his brother Robert attested it it formally. It reads "Ego Rogerius filius Corbet subscripsi. Ego Robertus frater ejus sub scipsi." Between 1121 and 1136, Roger Corbet gave the vill of Winsley to the Abbey of St. Peter. This charter was attested to by his brother Robert. In King Stephen's Charter, confirming, 1136, Roger Corbet's grant of Wnelega to Shrewsbury Abbey, there is a passage that says that Roger's act was with the concession of his sons William and Evrard. Roger Fitz corbet died in 1121, and was succeed by his son, William.

~ Shropshire: Its Early History & Antiquities. pp. 352-353

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