Roger [I] FitzCorbet 1st Baron of Caus
(-After 1121)
Simon [I] Corbet 2nd Baron of Caus
Simon [II] Corbet 3rd Baron of Caus
(-Bef 1162)


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Simon [II] Corbet 3rd Baron of Caus 1

  • Marriage (1): Unknown 1
  • Died: Bef 1162

  General Notes:

SIMON [II] Corbet (-before [1162]). He is named as grandfather of Robert [III] Corbet in the document dated 1236 quoted below, which also records that Simon held the manor of Pontesbury during the reign of King Henry II. Simon presumably predeceased his brother as his name has not been found in the Pipe Rolls.

m ---. The name of Simon's wife is not known.

Simon [II] & his wife had one child: Robert.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]


ROGER CORBET and his younger brother Simon. These two were, I suppose, sons of Simon and grandsons of Roger Corbet (I.). Unquestionably Roger Corbet (II.) was Baron of Caus at the time of Henry II.'s accession to the throne. In the summer of 1155 we have seen him in attendance on that King during the siege of Brug. [22] It was probably in the autumn of the same year that Roger Corbeth, being at Court at Winchester, attests a Charter of Henry II. to Shrewsbury Abbey. [23] In 1159 a Donum was assessed in Shropshire to which William fitz Alan, then Sheriff, contributed 100 merks, while 38 merks was chargeable on the other Knights of the County. Roger Corbet's proportion of these 38 merks was 10 merks, which sum he was excused by Writ-Royal. In 1162 Roger Corbet was similarly excused a debt of 35s., that being his proportion of the Danegeld then levied in Shropshire.

Under the year 1165 the Chronicles inform us of great disturbances in Wales, and one of them gives particulars of three distinct but abortive expeditions, undertaken by Henry II. in person, against North Wales. [24] The Pipe-Rolls give incidental evidence that the year was by no means a peaceful one on the Border. The Sheriff of Worcestershire's account contains the following items. He had paid 19. 1s. 8d. for 509 measures (summis) of corn, sent to Shrewsbury; also, 17. 9s. 6d. for stores carried from Worcester to the army; also, 14. 11s. 8d. in livery of the soldiers (servientum) of Montgomery; also, 48. to William fitz Adeline (the King's Steward), towards livery of the King's knights at Shrewsbury; and lastly, 14. 11s. 8d. to the soldiers (servientibus) of Chaus. Caus Castle was therefore at this period garrisoned by the Crown; and I think it probable that this was in consequence of the previous decease of Roger Corbet, and the minority of his heir. The said heir was his nephew, Robert, the son of his brother Simon.

[22] Vol. I. p. 250.
[23] Salop Chartulary, No. 43. The other witnesses are, Archbishop Theobald, Thomas the Chancellor, Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, William, Earl of Bristol, and Roger, Earl of Hereford.
[24] Powel sub anno.

[Antiquities of Shropshire, Rev. R. W. Eyton] 1

  Research Notes:

Were Simon [I] and [II] the same peson?

Was Simon [II] the son of Roger [I], Everard or Simon [II]?

Most family trees on the Internet show Simon as the son of William but do not provide a source.

Simon married.1


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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