Name: Robert CORBET , of Longdon & Alcester, Sir 1 2
Birth: ABT 1070 in Pays de Caux, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: AFT 1135 in Alcester, Warwickshire, England 3
The following material was excerpted from The Corbet Study Group, J.C. Nobel, online at
The Anglo Norman Corbets by Barbara Coulton
It is because of Henry I's personal propensities that we know something of two Corbet women who occur in the records of this period. Of his numerous mistresses Sibyl Corbet, elder daughter of Robert fitz Corbet of Longden, must have been a favourite since she bore four, possibly five, of Henry's illegitimate children.31 She had a younger sister Alice. Where, when and how the liaison began between Henry and Sibyl is a mystery. He had already had children by various mistresses: among the oldest must have been Juliane, who married Eustace de Pacy lord of Breteuil in 1103, and rebelled against her father; and Robert, born of an unknown woman of Caen, who was created earl of Gloucester by his father in 1122.32 The known children by Sibyl Corbet were Rainaud de Dunstanville, his brother William and sisters Gundred and Rohese; it is also possible, but not certain, that Sibyl was the mother of the king's illegitimate daughter Sibyl who was married to Alexander after he became king of the Scots in 1107. . . .
Robert fitz Corbet is a shadowy figure, witnessing some charters and receiving the town of Alcester in Warwickshire for his service to the king. His gift of the vill of 'Loketon' to Shrewsbury Abbey presents a problem, pointed out by Eyton: neither Loughton in Clee nor Loton near Alberbury was held by Robert; Loton was held by his brother Roger in 1086. The gift is dated to the period 1108-1121. He followed his brother in attesting King Henry's charter confirming gifts to Shrewsbury Abbey, possibly in January 1121: "ego Rogerius filius corbet sunscripsi. Ego Robertus frater eiusdem subscripsi." Their names are followed by those of Fulk, under-sheriff, Herbert son of Helgot, Baldwin de Bollers, Ulger venator and Ralph of Condover, concluding the list. It is the last record of the sons of Corbet, fifty years after their first coming to Shropshire.
Note: CP describes Robert "of Alcester" rather than "of Longden", so I will place Robert at Alcester at his death, while his daughters may have been born in Longden, which is 2 1/2 miles East of Pontesbury, Shropshire.
Father: Robert CORBET b: ABT 1033 in Pays de Caux, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
- Sibyl CORBET b: ABT 1092 in Longdon upon Tern, Wellington, Shropshire, England
- Alice CORBET , Heiress of Longdon b: ABT 1100 in Longdon upon Tern, Wellington, Shropshire, England
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