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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Baron Thomas Corbet & Lady Isabel de Vautort

 486765250. Baron Thomas Corbet & 486765251. Lady Isabel de Vautort

~1195, Thomas born in England, s/o 243394002. Baron Robert Corbet & 243394003. Emma Pantulf.

~1195, Isabel born in England d/o 486686082. Baron Roger de Vautort & 486686083. Alice ?.

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


Isabel 1st married to Alan de Dunstanville; household knight of King John. (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P299.

1215, Thomas [apparently – see 1217] in the revolt of barons against King John.

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

11/13/1217, Thomas by letters patent to the Earl of Chester had returned to fealty and did homage to the King. [‘Rex … salutem. Sciatis quod Thomas Corbet, filius Roberti Corbet, venit ad fidem et servicum nostrum et fecit nobis homagium.’] (S) CPRs.

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

2/15/1222, King Henry was at Hereford where a truce was made between Llewelyn, prince of Wales, and Fulk son of Warin and Thomas Corbet; with safe conduct given to the prince’s wife. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1879, P245.


10/17/1222, Thomas succeeded his father; fined £100 for relief of his lands.

Aft 1222, Thomas, son of Robert Corbet, sold all of the land in Shrewsbury which belonged to Robert, bishop of Bangor [died 1215] to John, eldest son of John le Strange and all the “commoners” of Shrewsbury for £26 silver.

10/12/1223, The king has pardoned Thomas Corbet 20 m., in aid of strengthening his castle, of the 100 m. that he owes him for his relief. (S) FRsHIII.

1224, Thomas received a writ to pursue 3 boars through the forests of Shropshire.

10/1/1224, “Eodem modo sctibitur Thome Corbet per omnia et additur ubi dicitur ‘Quia dicto Lewelino,’ ‘et Godescallo de Maghelines, et militibus et servientibus existentibus in castro de Muntgumery.” (S) CPRs. [Thomas acquitted of the scutage of Montgomery.]

1225, Thomas owed £1 for the scutage of Biham not paid by his father, and £80 owed on his own relief.

[––Thomas & Isabel––]

~1225, Thomas of Caus married Isabel and was granted Cheriton in Devon by Reginald de Vautort, lord of Trematon, Cornwall.

5/19/1226, By writ, Thomas Corbet quitted of all obligation to do suit to the Hundred of Montgomery, as his father had been quit of such suit.

8/1226, Hugh Anglicus heading a jury of knightly persons investigating Forests of Thomas Corbet.

8/27/1226, Lewellyn, prince of Wales, met with King Henry at Shrewsbury to address concerns of Hugh de Mortimer, Thomas Corbet, Fulk fitz Warin, and other baron marchers with respect to seized lands.

10/1227, Thomas de Muleton and his fellow justices sat at Shrewsbury. Amercements and charges against … Robert Corbet, Emma Corbet, Thomas Corbet. (S) Antiquities of Shorpshire, V7, 1858, P21.

8/15/1228, King Henry III wrote to Llewellyn about the truce which presently existed between Llewellyn on the one hand and Fulk Fitz Warin and Thomas Corbet on the other, which the king had extended. (S) Barons on the Welsh Frontier, Meisel, 1980.

1229, Thomas assessed 10 marks on 5 fees for the scutage of Keri, but had a writ of quittance.

1230, Thomas excused the scutage of Brittany.

1231, Thomas assessed £10 on 5 fees for the scutage of Poitou.

1232, Thomas excused the scutage of Elvin.

3/10/1233, By writ-close the King abates payments of £20 to be used in fortifications of Caors castle.

6/13/1233, Thomas Corbet, baron of Caus, gave Richard Corbet’s (121697004) son Reginald [a minor] as a hostage to King Henry.

6/14/1234, Mandate to Philip de Colevill, steward of Walter de Lascy in England, to cause Reginald Corbet, the hostage of Thomas Corbet, in custody at Ludelawe, to be delivered to the said Thomas without delay. (S) CPRs.

7/1/1234, Thomas Corbet, Henry de Audley, and John Fitz Alan to take possession of the castles on the Marches in custody of Peter de Rivaux, by laying siege if necessary.

7/12/1235, Cornwall. Amerced before Andrew of Cardinham , Henry of Bodrugan , Richard de Lankecker and Odo Archdeacon , justices assigned to take the assize of darrein presentment that Thomas Corbet and Isabella, his wife, arraigned against Peter de Saint-Melaine , Nicholas Chancellor and William of Englefield. (S) FRsHIII.

1235-6, Thomas assessed 2 marks per fee on 9 fees for the Aid in marriage of the King’s sister.

1/10/1236, King Henry III confirmed by charter to his “faithful and beloved Thomas Corbet” of forests of his father.

11/18/1236, Thomas Corbet, impedient, allows that 100a. of disputed land in Ulnesmor the right of abbot Nicholas, …

1236-7, Thomas Corbet withdrew Worthin from all connection with Chirbury Hundred, establishing it as independent.

4/1237, The King summoned John fitz Alan, William fitz Warin, Thomas Corbet, … to meet him at Oxford on matters of North Wales and Powys.

3/8/1238, The king commands Thomas Corbet to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, … and if necessary he may resist the said Leuelin at an opportune season. (S) CPRs.

4/1238, Thomas summoned to Oxford to meet with the King.

1/23/1239, Odo of Hodnet and Thomas Corbet have made fine by 100s. so that the custom of the sheriff taking 5 loads of rye from the manor of Hodnet , 1 load of rye from the manor of Maston’ , and 1 load of rye from the manor of Harton for relief from carriage when King John was at war with Llywelyn , which was lifted in the time of King John, be abolished forever. (S) FRsHIII.

6/28/1239, Odo of Hodnet gives 20s. for having a record before the king (coram Rege) against Thomas Corbet . (S) FRsHIII.

1240, Fulk fitz Warin holding 1 knight’s fee in Alderburi of the barony of Thomas Corbet. (S) Shropshire, Anderson, 1864, P358.

1241, Richard Corbet held 1 knights fee of Wetlesbroc of the barony of Thomas Corbet of Caus.

1241, Gruffyd ap Gwenwynwyn and his mother Margaret began a frequent conflict with his uncle Thomas Corbet of Caus [initially over her dower] when King Henry III invested Gruffydd, on strictly feudal terms, with the lordship of the family lands in Arwystli, Cyfeiliog, Mawddwy, Caereinion, Y Tair Swydd, and Upper Mochnant.

9/1242, Thomas Corbet gives the king one palfrey for having a verdict concerning the £50 exacted from him for the farm of Hintlesham. (S) FRsHIII.

1243, Thomas Corbet amerced 20 marks for trespass.

1245, Thomas assessed £5 on each of 5 knight’s fees to the Aid of the marriage of the King’s daughter.

7/11/1245, Mandate to … by letters close … Hugh de Venables, Henry de Aldithelegh, Thomas Corbet, John fitz Alan, Ralph Basset of Periton, Roger de Sumery … D. son of Llwewlin has given seige to the castle of Dissard … to rescue the said castle. (S) CPRs.

7/1/1246, Thomas given free warren in his demesnes of Caus, Worthin, Forton, Yokethill, and Minsterley.

1247, Thomas Corbert, sheriff of Shropshire. (S) History – Shrewsbury, V1, Phillips, 1837, P24.

1247, Thomas Cobert sued in royal court by Fulk Fitz Warin [III] over the manor of Bausley, Wales. (S) Medieval March of Wales, Lieberman, 2010, P229.

2/27/1248, Thomas granted a fair at Caus, Shropshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

5/18/1248, Appointment during pleasure of Thomas Corbet to the keeping of the counties of Salop and Stafford … mandate to all … to be intendant to him as sheriff. (S) CPRs.

6/22/1248, Thomas Corbet to receive the castles of Shrewsbury, Bruges and Ellesmere from John Lestrange. (S) CPRs.

11/22/1248, A fine levied between Thomas Corbet, plaintiff, and Fulk fitz Warin, deforciant, concerning customs and fees requred by Thomas on a knight’s fee held by Fulk in Alberbury.

1249, Reginald fitz Peter suing Thomas Corbet over a fined Thomas had levied with his brother Herbert.

11/1249, Thomas Corbet endeavouring to oust the prior of Chirbury from 15 acres, and Hoel ap Thomas from 6 acres of land in Schylve.

1250, Thomas testified before the barons of the exchequer that her had 5 antecessors since the conquest, and non had rendered relief for the knight’s fees held in capite.

7/1/1250, Commission to James de Aldidele, William de Oddingeseles, … to hear and determine, … contentions between Thomas Corbet and Fulk son of Warin the younger, touching lands in Balisleg, … (S) CPRs.

3/21/1251, Thomas Corbet, plaintiff vs. Hugh de Say, … deforciants, touching the rescue of booty in the land of the said Thomas and him man killed … John Lestrange and John son of Alan to have before them 12 freemen of England at the appointed day and place. (S) CPRs.

4/23/1251, Order to the sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire to distrain Thomas Corbet by his lands and chattels to render 50 m. to the king without delay, …, and he is to deliver those monies to William de Oddingeseles to undertake the king’s works on the king’s castle of Montgomery by the view of law-worthy men. (S) FRsHIII.

4/12/1252, Thomas Corbet accusssed of injuries and trespasses in the counties of Salop and Stafford. (S) CPRs.

7/4/1253, Appointment of John le Estraunge, William la Zuche and Robert de Grendon to hear the plaints and injuries … between Thomas Corbet and Fulk son of Warin the younger … and other Welshmen … (S) CPRs.

1254, Thomas assessed £10 on each of 5 knight’s fees to the Aid of the knighting of Prince Edward.

1255, Fulk fitz Warin formally defied his lord, Thomas Corbet, for calling Fulk’s father a traitor and rendered back his homage to him by proxy. (S) Welsh History Review, Vs5-6, 1970, P15.

7/5/1255, Commission to Henry de Mara, … amending of injuries and excesses in the March, and especially for the hearing of the contentions between Thomas Corbet and Griffith son of Wenonewen [Gruffud ap Gwenwynwyn]. (S) CPRs.

1255, Thomas Corbet and Robert Corbet royal commissioners to swear a truce between John le Strange and Llywelyn. (S) Medieval English Ancestors, 2001, Boyer, P233.

10/1255, Thomas Corbet brought a suit against John le Strange [the younger] alleging that he had taken goods worth 700 marks from his manors.

1256 at Shrewsbury, Thomas, before the justices in eyre, claimed [unsuccessfully] that Fulk fitz Warin [IV] had renounced his tenure of Alderbury along with his homage in a bout of anger when Thomas had called his father a traitor. (S) Liberties and Identities, Prestwich, 2008, P150.

5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Walter de Clifford, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales … and to be captain of his army … (S) CPRs.

9/1257, Robert Corbet suing Thomas Corbet of Caus [sheriff of Shropshire] for disseizing him of his free tenement in Cardeston and Waklesburg.

1258, Thomas Corbet summoned to service in Wales with 92 other tenants in chief. (S) Barons of the Welsh Frontier, Miesel, 1980, P120.

7/23/1258, Commission to Peter de Monte Forti, James de Audithele, Thomas Corbet and John Lestrange, … town of Shrewsbury … to stop up a lane beneath the church of the Friars Preachers towards the north, which is very noisome to the friars … to divert it elsewhere … (S) CPRs.

1259, Reginald fitz Peter (121688160) seeking a suit to compel Thomas Corbet to have boundaries drawn between Pauntesbir’ and Caus.

7/29/1259, Appointment of Roger de Monte Alto and Gilbert Talbot … to enquire … touching interruptions of the truce between Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Roger de Mortuo Mari and Griffin son of Wenonwen and Thomas Corbet, and to cause amends to be made. (S) CPRs.

10/1259, Thomas Corbert had a writ of attaint against Thomas Hunant … tenement in Hethway.

8/1/1260, Thomas a baron summoned to Shrewsbury with horses and arms for service against Llewelyn.

12/1260, Robert in the custody of the sheriff for a trespass of the forest. Thomas Corbet obtained his release. Robert amerced a fine of 40s.

3/25/1261, Grant to Maurice de Berkele of 40 marks a year … the like to the following … Thomas Corbet 50 marks. … Robert Aguylum, 40 marks, … (S) CPRs.

3/28/1261, Royal charter given at the Tower of London to Thomas Corbet, witnesses: Hugh Despenser, justiciar of England, Nicholas de Molis, John Mansel, treasurer of York, … (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists, 2001, P133.

4/26/1261, Whereas … contentions have arisen between the men of Edward of Muntgumery [the king’s son] and the men of Thomas de Corbet of Cawresland over trespasses done to each other, … appointed … make amends to both parties … (S) CPRs.

1262, Hugh Hager attested Thomas Corbet’s charter to Alderbury priory.

5/23/1263, Protection Thomas Corbeth, Peter Corbeth, Robert Corbeth, …  [involved in border wars with Wales]. (S) CPRs.

12/18/1263, Thomas Corbet to have 50 marks of the king’s gift towards the munition of his castle of Kaus. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1264, Safe conduct for Thomas Corbet with household, horses and harnesses, coming to the king. (S) CPRs.

1264, Gruffydd ab Gwenwynwyn destroyed the castle of Gwyddgrug, a castle of Thomas Corbet. (S) DNB, V12, P16.

11/25/1265, Commitment during pleasure to Thomas Corbet, sheriff of Salop and Stafford, of the castle of Shrewsbury … Hamo Lestrange to deliver the castle to him. (S) CPRs.

6/14/1266, Pardon at the instance of Thomas Corbet, to Peter Corbet, Robert Corbet, Thomas de la Munde, Roger Burnel, … for the death of Henry Pintel, Simon Wear and Marting Russel. (S) CPRs.

9/27/1266, Thomas Corbet restored lands in Addeston [occupied by occasion of the late disturbance and war] to Robert Corbet “faithbul and beloved” of the King, as he has remitted to him his indignation and rancour of mind. (S) CPRs.

1267, Assizes, Thomas Corbet and his son Peter were found to have disseized Willaim fitz Filote … half-viegate in Aston Pigod.

6/8/1267, Grant to Thomas Corbet that whenever he or his heirs hunt in his forest in the county of Salop, they may follow the deer with their own doges into the king’f forest. (S) CPRs.

9/12/1267, Thomas a witness of a charter of King Henry III to the Abbey of Shrewsbury.

10/18/1268, Lord Thomas Corbet witnessed an agreement between the Abbot and Convent of Shrewbury and the burgesses of Shrewsbury. (S) History of Corn Milling, Bennett, 1904, P48.

2/24/1270, Thomas, “Son of Robert Corbet, Lord of Caures” a donor to the abbey of Shrewsbury of tithes from Shelve Mines [lead mines.]

10/25/1271, Pardon at the instance of Thomas Corbet … (multiple entries) … (S) CPRs.

2/11/1272, Grant to Thomas Corbet, for his losses in the king’s service and towards his sustenance, of 400 marks of the eyre in the county of Hereford. (S) CPRs.

1272, Robert Corbet appeared ‘coram Rege’ to question Thomas Corbet as to why Thomas had imprisoned him at Caus.

1272, Thomas founded a chapel of St. Margaret in Caus.

11/16/1272, King Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

8/1273, Roger de Leycestr admitted to the vacant Church of Silverton [Devon] on the presentation of Thomas Corbet.

9/1273, Thomas died; succeeded by his son Peter.

(S) A Genealogical History of Dormant, Burke, 1866, P136. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, V7, 1858; & V11, 1860.

Children of Thomas and Isabel:

i. Peter Corbet, born ? in England.

ii. Alice Corbet (243382625), born ~1230 in England.

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