Thomas CORBET of Moreton Corbet
Amice [HUSSEY]
Fulk LE STRANGE, 1st Baron Strange of Blackmere
(Abt 1267-Abt 1323)
Eleanor GIFFARD, Baroness Strange
(Abt 1275-Bef 1323)
Sir Robert CORBET of Morton Corbet, Knt.
Elizabeth LE STRANGE
(Est 1305-1381)
Johanna CORBET
(Est 1325-After 1412)


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Robert DE HARLEY "the Simple"

Johanna CORBET 1

  • Born: Est 1325, Moreton Corbet, Wem, Shropshire, England
  • Married: 1356 1
  • Died: After 1412

  Research Notes:

23 May 1375, Westminster

Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger Lestraunge, Nicholas de Audele, Nicholas Burnell, Roger de Kirketon, William Trussell and Roger de Fulthorp, on complaint by William, parson of the church of Harley, administrator of the goods of Robert de Harley, who died intestate, that Peter de Cornewaill and others took away in Robert's lifetime 4 horses of his, worth 40 marks, at Willyley, co. Salop, goods to the value of 400l., and a writing of statute merchant whereby Robert was bound to Robert de Thornes in 2,000l., which writing had been restored to him in lieu of an acquittance....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 16, pp. 154-5

24 May 1375, Westminster

[Commission of oyer and terminer] to the same on complaint by Joan late the wife of Robert de Harley, tenant of his lands, that the said Peter and others broke her close, house and two chests at Willyley, co. Salop, assaulted and imprisoned her there, and took away her goods and the abovementioned writing...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 16, p. 155


5 Feb 1384, Westminster

Commission to Robert Bealknap and Robert de Charleton to enquire into the following circumstances. By inquisition taken by Robert de Swynfen, late escheator in the county of Salop, it was found that by fine levied in the year 37 Edward III. Hugh le Yonge, clerk, and Hugh Parrok, late vicar of Shaubury, granted the manors of Yokelton, Shelve and Wentenore and a fourth part of the forest of Caus to Robert de Harleye and Joan his wife, for their lives, with remainder in fee tail, to Fulk son of Robert Corbet, of Morton, and ultimate remainder to the heirs of the said Joan; that the said Robert and Joan by another fine levied in the year 28 Edward III. reciting the first fine, demised the premises to Fulk for the term of their lives, and rendered the same to him in court, at the yearly rent of 60l., that the premises were held of the king in chief by knight service, and that Fulk died on Monday after St. Peter ad Vincula, 6 Richard II. leaving his daughter Elizabeth his heir seven years old. By a later inquisition, taken as above, it was found that the said Robert and Joan by a third fine levied 41 Edward III. granted, for themselves and the heirs of Joan, that the premises which Fulk held for life by their demise should after his death remain to Roger son of Robert Corbet and his heirs in tail male, with ultimate remainder to them (the said Robert de Harleye and Joan) and the heirs of Joan. The said Roger has appeared in Chancery and sued livery of the premises in accordance with the form of the third fine, viz. for the term of the life of the said Joan, and in case the said Elizabeth, daughter of Fulk die without issue in the lifetime of Joan, to hold the premises in tail male. William de Hornby, attorney of the king, asserts that by the levying of the third fine the said Joan's estate is entirely forfeited, and in accordance with the form of the first fine the estate is in the person of the said Fulk and his heirs tail, and pleads that the premises should remain in the king's hands until the full age of Elizabeth, his daughter.Moreover, Elizabeth, his late wife, supposing the estate of Fulk would be adjudged, prays her dower of the premises....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, vol. 2, pp. 418-419


A widow by 50 Edw. III [1376].

She was a daughter of Sir Robert Corbet, of Morton Corbet, Knight, and survived her husband many years. In 4 Rich. II. [1381], being styled Joan, widow of Robert de Harley, she claimed the third part of the manors of Bueld, and Cherlecote, as her dower, against Hamond de Peshall, and Alice his wife; and her claim was allowed. She was also living in 13 Hen. IV [1412]. She and her husband had an only daughter and heir, Alice, who married Sir Hamond de Peshall, of the county of Stafford, Knt. 2

  Marriage Information:

Johanna married Robert DE HARLEY "the Simple", son of Sir Robert DE HARLEGH Knt. and Margaret DE BRAMPTON, in 1356 1. (Robert DE HARLEY "the Simple" was born on 25 Mar 1321 in Shropshire, England and died before 23 May 1375.)


1 The Visitations of Shropshire in the Year 1623, Lacon, p. 305.

2 Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical, Arthur Collins, Sir Egerton Brydges, pp. 50-51.

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