COMBE, Robert, of Morval, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Robert may have been descended from Matthew Combe, a tin merchant who in 1337 had held 13 burgages in Lostwithiel and land on the manor of Penlyne as a tenant of the duchy of Cornwall.1 But he himself lived at Morval, just south of Liskeard, and it was in association with a Liskeard lawyer, Simon Lowys, that he was returned to Parliament not only for that borough but also, previously, for Lostwithiel. In 1405-6 his moveables, which included a horse, corn and household utensils valued at no more than six marks, were confiscated by officers of the duchy as the result of a suit for trespass brought by one John Rowe.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. Caption of Seisin (Devon and Cornw. Rec. Soc. xvii), 36, 46; J. Hatcher, Rural Economy Duchy of Cornw. 244.
  • 2. E306/11/5.