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Hugh Corbet

Male Abt 1030 - 1086  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Hugh Corbet 
    Born Abt 1030  Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Source :
    "Corbet family

    Corbet is supposed to have been first recorded in Pays de Caux, Normandy, as the name of a Norman baron named "Corbet le Normand" (Corbet the Northman) who was born in the early 11th. c. The name Corbet means "the raven" and the modern French word corbeau is generally translated as "crow". It possibly derives from the word "Corb", one of the variations of the Norman word for "raven", which is believed to originate from the Scandinavians who believed that a raven in the battlefield was a good omen and ensures victory. Variants of the name include: Corbet, Corbett, Corbitt, Corbit, Corbetts, Corbete, and possibly the variant of Corbin.

    Feudal barons of Caus
    In the Domesday Book of 1086 Roger FitzCorbet and his brother Robert were listed as some of the most important tenants-in-chief of the king and also of the powerful Marcher Lord Roger, Earl of Shrewsbury. Roger I is generally believed to have been the first feudal baron of Caus in Shropshire, which was a barony within the marcher lordship of Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (d.1094). He was succeeded after 1121 by his son Robert I FitzCorbet (d. pre-1155). He was succeeded by Roger II FitzCorbet, who himself was succeeded by Robert II (d.1222), who left a son Thomas who died in 1274. There followed his son and heir Peter I Corbet (d.1300) who left a son Peter II Corbet (d.1322), who died without progeny. The barony then passed to his half-brother John. Although the family soon died out in the senior line, when the barony was lost, cadet branches spread out and thrived. In 1873 the Corbets still retained a part of their former vast estates in Shropshire and in the Return of Owners of Land, 1873 of the 13 landowners who owned more than 8,000 acres in that county two were Corbets: Sir V.R. Corbet owned 9,489 acres and I.D. Corbet owned 8,118 acres. ..."
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    Source <http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/corbettonenamestudy/First/People/anglo.htm>:
    ""Corbet and his sons Roger and Robert" were among the "brave and loyal" men brought to Shropshire by Roger de Montgomery, kinsman of the Conqueror, in 1070-71. Orderic Vitalis, from whom we have this testimony, wrote his History at the monastery of St-Évroul in Normandy, but he was born in Shrewsbury, son of a clerk of Earl Roger and a Saxon mother, in 1075; he would have some personal knowledge of these men of whom he wrote, for he spent his first ten years in Shropshire. Roger de Montgomery had already received lands in England, probably in December 1067: these estates were in Sussex and included Arundel. ...

    According to an authority not usually cited, Corbet was "seigneur en partie de Boitron près Essai," in the same area, the Pays d'Auge. ..."  [1
    Died 1071-1086  Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I565  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 

    Children 
    +1. Sir Robert I Corbet, Of Alcester & Longden, baron de Caux,   b. Ab 1055, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1124, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm), http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/2676.htm.