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


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Roger [II] Corbet 1

  • Died: Abt 1162 1

  General Notes:

ROGER [II] Corbet (-[1162]). He is named as "patruus" of Robert [III] Corbet in the charter dated 24 Jan 1190 quoted below, and holding "the forest of Tenfrestanes" during the reign of King Henry II. As the same property was regranted to his nephew, it is likely that Roger [I] died childless. The transfer of the property to his nephew may also suggest that Roger [II] was the older brother. Eyton notes that Roger Corbet subscribed charters dated to 1155 under which King Henry II confirmed the possessions of Shrewsbury abbey. The 1161/62 Pipe Roll records "Rog Corbet" in Shropshire. His name has not been found in later Pipe Rolls, which suggests his death in [1162]. same person as…? ROGER Corbet . An undated charter records an agreement between Tewkesbury and "Rogerum Corbet et Hawisam uxorem suam" concerning "advocatione ecclesiĉ de Chedeslega".

m HAWISE, daughter of ---. An undated charter records an agreement between Tewkesbury and "Rogerum Corbet et Hawisam uxorem suam" concerning "advocatione ecclesiĉ de Chedeslega".

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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


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

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