CORBET, Francis (b.c.1569), of Lincoln's Inn, London and Sprowston, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1569, yr. s. of Sir Miles Corbet of Sprowston by Katherine, da. of Sir Christopher Heydon; bro. of Thomas. educ. Eye, North Walsham and Norwich sch.; Caius, Camb. 1584, BA 1588; Furnival’s Inn; L. Inn 1589, called 1600.

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Corbet was described as his father’s son on the 1601 Aldeburgh return, and his election may have been due to his father’s friend Edward Coke. The alternative is a connexion with the Woodhouse family, one of whom, Roger, dead by 1601, provided one of Aldeburgh’s first Members.

As there is no reference to Corbet in his father’s will, he may have died v.p.

Vis. Norf. (Harl. Soc. xxxii), 85; Venn, Biog. Hist. Gonville and Caius, i. 122; PCC 95 Huddleston.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.H.