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Baron Robert Corbet & Lady Emma Pantulf

 243394002. Baron Robert Corbet & 243394003. Lady Emma Pantulf

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.

~1155, Robert of Caus born in Wales, s/o §§Baron Simon Corbet (b.~1130, d.by1176).

~1169, Emma born in England, d/o 486788006. Hugh Pantulf.

1176, Robert Corbet fined 20 marks for trespassing in royal forests.

Bef. 1183, Robert Corbet granted the vill Hunstanworth by Bishop Puiset for his service in the forest. (S) Durham, 1153-1195, Snape, 2002, P20.

[––Robert & Emma––]

~1184, Robert married Emma.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.

12/12/1189, King Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade. Robert was a crusader in his army. (S) Battle Abbey Roll, V1, 1889, P221.

7/1190, The English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.

1190, Hugh Pantulf paid a fine for Robert Corbet [who was away on crusade.] (S) Wales and the Crusaders, Hurlock, 2011.

1/24/1190, Robert given a charter by King Richard relating to Stiperstones forest.

1191, King Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily.

7/1191, King Richard captured Acre. Robert is said to have borne the armorial insignia of two ravens at the siege. [At this time, many of the forces, especially the Germans, returned home.]

9/1192, King Richard left the Holy Lands to return home; but was captured during his return trip.

11/1192, Robert at Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire for the confirmation of Bishop Hugh de Novant to the abbey. (S) Archaeological Journal, V15, 1858, P329.

1193, The sheriff of Shropshire paid Robert Corbet 20 marks to support himself in the king’s service.

1194, The scutage levied in Shropshire for the redemption of captured King Richard, Robert Corbet charged and paid £4. [And £1 for a fee in another county.]

3/12/1194, Released King Richard, having once more evaded capture, landed at Sandwich, England.

1195, Robert Corbet assess £5 for the scutage of Normandy.

1195, Richard fitz Robert gave 3.5 marks to have right against Robert Corbet concerning 7 marks.

1196, Robert paid 10 marks by the sheriff of Shropshire as a present from King Richard towards the fortification of Caus castle.

1197, John le Strange (243394012) witnessed a charter of Robert Corbet of Caus, granting Wentnor Mill to Buildwas monastery. (S) Lestrange Records, LeStrange, 1916, P66.

1197, Robert Corbet assess £5 for the scutage of Normandy.

1198, ‘Fulcus filius Warini et Alanus frater eius’ witnessed a charter of Robert Corbet of Caus to Buildwas abbey. [Robert gave Wentnor Mill to the abbey.]

1198, Robert paid 10 marks towards the fortification of Caus castle.

10/1198, Robert sued William de Cramfield over 36 acres in Dalling.

5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.

1199, Robert Corbet assess 8 marks for Shropshire fees for scutage. [2 marks per fee.]

10/1199, Robert’s suit with William de Cramfield still pending.

4/10/1200, Robert granted a weekly market at Caus by King John. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1201, Robert Corbet assess 10 marks for Shropshire fees for scutage. [Paid 8, owed 2.]

1202, Robert Corbet assess 10 marks for Shropshire fees for scutage. [Paid 9, owed 1.]

1203, Robert Corbet assess 10 marks for Shropshire fees for scutage.

8/10/1204, Robert and Hugh Pantulf (486788006) appointed by King John to escourt Wenunwin de Kevelloc to England, to Woodstock.

1205, Robert Corbet assess 10 marks for Shropshire fees for scutage.

1206, Robert quit of scutage by royal writ.

10/7/1208, at Shrewsbury, Gwenwynwyn of Powys required to give 20 named hostages for his life, witnessed by marcher barons William fitz Alan, Robert Corbet, Hugh Pantulf, and John L’Estrange. (S) King John, Church, 1999, P279. [A convention of King John and Gwenwynwyn, Prince of Wales, married to Robert’s daughter.]

1/1209, Robert Corbet wrote a letter to King John about the fealty of multiple Welsh barons.

3/1209, Robert involved in an illegal trespass and hunting suit of his huntsmen and sons.

6/25/1209, Robert in the king’s court at Odiham. Robert was given 20 marks to convey to Woenwnoen Walensis, Prince of Powis.

1211, ‘Robertus Corbet, Baro, tenet in capite, et debet servicium v militum.’ [Holds 5 knights’ fees of the king.]

11/13/1213, King John cancels a debt of Robert of 100s.

1214, Robert Corbet assess £10 for Shropshire fees for the scutage of Poitou.

8/18/1214, John le Strange and Robert Corbet sent by King John to the Welsh barons that they might swear to the observance of the truce.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

10/1217, Robert received letters of scutage from King Henry III allowing him to levy his own scutage. [Because of his son Thomas’ rebellion, the castle had been seized by the crown.]

1218, Robert Corbet assessed 10 marks for Shropshire fees for the 1st scutage of King Henry III.

7/22/1219, Robert a justice in Shropshire.

1220-21, Robert Corbet made a grant to Shrewsbury abbey, given tithes of his share of the produce of Shelve Mines [lead mines.]

1221, Assizes, Robert Corbet and his son Thomas at issue with the Abbot of Buildwas over pasturage.

1221, Robert assessed £1 1s 7d scutage for Biham at a rate of 10s per fee.

Bef. 10/17/1222, Robert of Caus castle died holding 5 knight’s fees; his son Thomas succeeding. (S) FRsHIII.


10/1227, Amercements at Shrewsbury … Emma Corbet 2s. 6d. de catallis.

Emma died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, V7, 1858; V11, 1860.

Family notes:

Corbet of Wattlesborough; Corbet of Caus, Corbet of Leigh all related. (S) Transactions of the Shropshire A&NH Soc., V4, 1881, P81.

Children of Robert and Emma:

i. Margaret Corbet (121697001), born ~1187 in England.

ii. Thomas Corbet (486765250), born ~1195 in England.

iii. Robert Corbet, born ? in England.

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