Name: Alice CORBET , Heiress of Longdon 1
Birth: ABT 1100 in Longdon upon Tern, Wellington, Shropshire, England
Death: BEF 1149 1
The following material was excerpted from The Corbet Study Group, J.C. Nobel, online at
The Anglo Norman Corbets by Barbara Coulton
Prominent at Matilda's 'court' were several connections of the Corbet family through Sibyl and her sister Alice. Sibyl had married Herbert fitz Herbert, a son of the chamberlain of Henry I; Alice married a kinsman of Brien fitz Count, of Wallingford, one of the empress's main supporters: he was William Boterel of Botreaux. . . .
We do not know when or where Sibyl and her sister Alice died, but there is an odd footnote to their history in an old account of Asthall church in Oxfordshire. "On the north side of the church ... is the effigy of a female figure recumbent, on a stone coffin, situated within an elegantly Gothic arch. It is said to contain the remains of Alice Corbett, concubine to King Henry I., the daughter of Sir Robert Corbett of Warwickshire." So a memory lingered, though confused.
Note: Was this "confused" effigy of Sibyl rather than Alice? Or was Alice also a mistress of Henry I?
Father: Robert CORBET , of Longdon & Alcester, Sir b: ABT 1070 in Pays de Caux, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
William de BOTREAUX , Sheriff of Devon b: ABT 1119 in Botreaux Castle, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
- William de BOTREAUX , Sir b: ABT 1135 in Botreaux Castle, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
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Page: John Ravilious, 26 Apr 2004