Simon CORBET, Lord of Caus
(-Bef 1162)
[Hugh PANTULF, Lord of Wemme]
[Christian FITZ ALAN]
Robert III CORBET, Lord of Caus
(Bef 1158-By 1222)
Thomas I CORBET, Lord of Caus


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Thomas I CORBET, Lord of Caus

  • Married: Between 1225 and 1228
  • Died: Shorty before 2 Nov 1274

  Research Notes:

"…Thomas, Hugh and Robert the grantor’s sons…" witnessed an undated charter under which Robert Corbet donated tithes to Shrewsbury abbey. Henry III King of England ordered that "castrum de Caos", confiscated from "Robertus [Corbet]", be restored to him after "Thomas filius suus" swore homage to the king dated [Nov] 1217. Henry III King of England ordered "…Robertus Corbet vel Thomas filius suus…" to enquire into the state of the forests "de comitatu Salopie" dated [Jul] 1219. "Thomas Corbet, son and heir of Robert Corbet" made a fine for "his relief of the lands that Robert held of the king in chief" in Shropshire, dated 17 Oct 1222. "Thomas Corbet" was granted "the forest of Teynfrestanes", granted by King Richard to "Robert Corbet his father", dated 10 Jan 1236. Thomas Corbet "son of Robert Corbet...Lord of Caures" donated the tenth of lead produced in Schelve Mine to Shrewsbury abbey by charter dated 24 Feb 1270.

Inquisitions dated "Tuesday after St Luke 2 Edw I" following the death of "Thomas Corbeth" name “Peter his son is his next heir”. The chronology of his father’s life suggests that Thomas must have been well over 80 years old when he died. 1


14 Nov 1217

Rex comiti Cestrie, salutem. Sciatis quod Thomas Corbet, filius Roberti Corbet, venit ad fidem et servicium nostrum et fecit nobis homagium. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod castrum de Caos et omnes alias terras suas, que sunt in manu vestra, unde idem Robertus fuit dissaisitus eo quod prefatus Thomas, filius suus, contra nos fuit cum inimicis nostris, sine dilacione eidem Roberto liberetis.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, 2 Hen. III


18 May 1248, Woodstock

Appointment, during pleasure, of Thomas Corbet to the keeping of the counties of Salop and Stafford: and mandate to all in the counties to be intendant to him as sheriff.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 16


25 Nov 1265, Westminster

Commitment during pleasure to Thomas Corbet, sheriff of Salop and Stafford, of the castle of Shrewsbury, so that he answer for the issues of the Exchequer.
Mandate to Hamo Lestrange to deliver the castle to him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 511


Inquisition Post Mortem


Writ (missing).

SALOP. Extent, Tuesday after St. Luke, 2 Edw. I. [1274] (defective)

Worthin. The manor (extent given with names of free tenants, some doing suit at the court of Caus.
Yokelthul. The manor (similar extent given).
Wontenowr. The manor (similar extent given). The church is in the gift of the lord of Caus.
Munsterleg'. The manor (similar extent given).
Caus. The manor (extent given) with names of free tenants holding knights' fees and doing suit at the court of Caus, viz.—Edmund de Hodeneth, Robert Corbeth, Fulk son of Warin, John de Arundel, Robert Pigot, and Robert Burnel without suit, 1 fee each; Reginald son of Peter, Robert de Witidon, Roger Burnel, Roger de Mars, and John de Hanewode, ½ fee each; Roger de Horton ¼ fee, Madoc 1 virgate land paying 5s. yearly, and William Hag' 1 virgate paying 20d. yearly.
Ashton. The manor is held for 1 knight's fee of the lord of Caus, and is in the king's wardship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corbeth.
Pleas and perquisites of the chief court of Caus 100s. yearly.

Peter his son is his next heir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ought to hold the said tenements of the king in chief as of escheat through the death of Sir (Robert) sometime earl of Salopessur', and this by service of 5 knights with the king in time of war.

C. Edw. I. File 7. (8.) 2


25 Dec 1274, Woodstock

To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Peter Corbet, son and heir of Thomas Corbet, to have seisin of the manor of Silferton, whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, as the king lately took Peter's homage for the lands that his father held in chief, and ordered the escheator to cause him to have seisin thereof upon his finding security for payment of his relief, and Peter has not yet had seisin of the aforesaid manor, as the king learns.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 3 Edw. I, p. 141

  Marriage Information:

Thomas married Isabel DE VAUTORT, daughter of Roger DE VAUTORT of Harbeton, between 1225 and 1228.


1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Thomas [I] Corbet.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. II, Edward I, p. 62.

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