Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry

The Corbetts

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James Corbett was one of my 4xgreat grandfathers. The first definite fact I have for him is that he married Eleanor Abel in 1794 in Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire. Between 1797 and 1823 they had at least 10 children at Eagleton, Stretton Grandison.

I think James Corbett was the son of Lancelot Corbett, but this is the one area of the Corbett line that I am not sure of, it is very definitely the weakest link. Lancelot did have a son James in 1767, but it is possible that my James was the son of another Corbett. There was another James Corbett born in 1768 to William & Hannah Corbett.

Lancelot's ancestry is easier to trace, an unusual name like that is a big help ! He was baptised in Much Cowarne, the youngest son of John Corbett and Susanna James. He got his distinctive name from Susanna's father, Lancelot James. In 1755 Lancelot Corbett is mentioned in his uncle Joseph Corbett's will, Joseph leaving him land in Eagleton. Click here to see a brief transcription of Joseph's will.

It is this connection with Eagleton that leads me to think my James was the son of Lancelot & Anne rather than William & Hannah. However, as I am not sure about this connection, I'll leave James's link to Lancelot with a dotted line for the time being on the tree below.

The family tree below summarises what I know about the above generations of the Corbett family. It is hopefully reasonably accurate, but if you spot any errors, or any relatives, please feel free to E-mail me

Please click on one of the red links on the tree to move to a different page.

If any of the above is of further interest, please feel free to contact me at: n.rowberry@btinternet.com

Nicky Rowberry 2012

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