11/1/1280, William born in England, s/o 4997452. Sir Roger Corbet & 4997452. Nesta de Vale.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
1283, William’s uncle William Corbet died. (S) IPM of 7/12/1283.
4/1290, William’s father died.
5/24/1290, Writ for IPM of Roger Corbet. Gloucester: … Tydrington. The manor … William his son, aged 8½, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
1290, William of Dover chaplain requests that he may have for a reasonable valuation 2/3rds of 2 carucates and 100s annual rent which fell into the wardship of the lord king at the quindene of Easter last by the death of Roger Corbet knight in the manor of Chetton in Shropshire till the age of the heirs [William & ?] for the benefit of their mother [Nesta]. (S) Parliament Rolls, Edward I, Roll 2, 2005.
1291, William’s grandmother Ada died.
10/4/1291, IPM of Ada late the wife of William Corbet: Worcestershire: Chadesley. A third part of the manor … Imeneye. The whole manor … held in dower of Peter Corbet by reason of the minority of William son and heir of Roger Corbet, by fealty; … William son of Roger Corbet, aged 11 at the feast of All Saints, 19 Edw. I, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
12/14/1296, IPM of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. Gloucester: Tydrynton. 1 fee held by the heir [William] of Roger Corbet. (S) CIsPM.
1300, William Corbet, lford of the manor of Chaddesley Corbet, with its woods …
7/1303, Demise by William Corbet, lord of Chadesleye, to Joan de Mertone for her life of the land at La Forde which she held of him for term of years, and of the land in Essyda which he had of her gift, at a yearly rent of 2d. (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, Worc., C.3990. [William’s wife possibly a d/o Joan de Mertone.]
1305, William Corbet had free warren in Chaddesley.
By 1307, William knighted.
1307, “Debtor: William Corbet, knight, lord of Chaddesley Corbet, [Worcs.], and Thomas de Lucy. Creditor: Isabel Borrey [of Shrewsbury in the Liberty of Shrewsbury, Salop.], once the wife of John de Ludlow. Amount: 40m.” (S) UKNA.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
4/8/1310 at Hereford, Debtor: William Corbet, knight, of Worcs. [held half a fee in Chaddesley Corbett [Halfshire Hundred, Worcs.] Creditor: Edmund de Grafton of Worcs. Amount: £60. (S) UKNA.
8/8/1314, IPM of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. Worcester: Knights’ fees, viz.— Chaddeslegh Corbet. The manor held by Sir William Corbet by service of 1 fee. (S) CIsPM.
12/5/1314, Order to deliver to Matilda, late the wife of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, tenant in chief, the following of the said earl's knights' fees, assigned to her in dower: … a fee in Chaddeslegh Corbet, in the county of Worcester, which William Corbet holds, of the yearly value of £40; … (S) CCRs.
10/17/1317, Ricardus de Bromhalle presented by William Corbet at St. Cassyon’s church.
6/18/1320, Appointment of conservators of peace … Thomas le Botiller and William Corbet, co. Worcester. (S) CPRs.
10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the Marcher Lords in revolt in the Despenser War.
1/22/1322, Order to the sheriff of Worcester to take into the king's hand and to keep safely until further order all the castles, lands, goods and chattels of William Corbet, … [many named] (S) CFRs. [Persons associated with the revolt of the Marcher Lords.]
3/24/1322, Order to restore to William Corbet his lands in co. Worcester, the custody whereof the king lately committed to them, as he has served the king well in the present expedition against certain magnates of the realm opposing the king. (S) CCRs.
6/10/1322, Association of Henry de Ribbesford, in the room of William Corbet, who is sick, … in the county of Worcester. (S) CPRs.
1323-4, “William Corbet of Chaddesley to grant the manor of Chetton to Peter Corbet, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to William and his heirs, retaining lands at Laffordgate without Bristol (Glouc.), the manors of Chaddesley (Worc.).” (S) UKNA.
5/4/1327, Petition … Places: Pershore, [Worcestershire]; Kington, [Worcestershire]. People: William Corbet. (S) UKNA.
1/9/1328, Enrolment of grant by William Corbet of Chaddesleye to Sir Peter Corbet of Cauz of £200 of yearly rent from his manor of Chaddesleye. (S) CCRs.
2/20/1329, Grant by William Corbet, knight, lord of Chaddesleye, to Sir John de Clynton, of ' Mastok ' and to Margery his wife (William’s daughter) and to the heirs of their bodies of £200 yearly rent from his manor of Chaddesleye. (S) CCRs.
8/16/1329, Licence for William Corbet’ to impark and hold in fee simple his wood of Prodesore, co. Worcester. (S) CPRs.
1337, William Corbet to retain the manor of Pirton acquired of John de Oddyngseles. Herts. (S) UKNA.
1337, William Corbet and John de Stone represented Worcestershire in Council at Westminster.
7/15/1340, appointed them to sell the subsidy of the ninth of sheaves, fleeces and lambs and of the ninth and 15th granted in the parliament … The prior of St. Mary's church, Worcester, William Corbet of Chadesleye, William de Blount and John of the Lee in co. Worcester. (S) CCRs.
5/6/1349, To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser … a fee in Chaddeslegh Corbet, co. Worcester, which William Corbet, knight, holds, extended at £40 yearly. (S) CCRs.
2/23/1351, Exemption for life of William Corbet of Chaddesley, an octogenarian as is said, from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
10/13/1358, William Corbet' of Chaddesleye, knight, querent, … The manor of Chaddesleye Corbet and the advowson of the church of the same vill. And after the decease of William the manor and advowson shall remain to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and his heirs, … (S) Feet of Fines, Worcester, CP 25/1/260/23, no.6.
(S) Rambles and Researches Among Worcestershire Churches, Stanton, 1884, P124. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P222.
Child of William and ?:
i. Margery Corbet (1249363), born ~1305 in England.