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Birth: Father: Robert Corbet Mother:Anne Windsor
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Remarks: Will of Walter Corbet, younger son of Roger Corbet and Ann Windsor

The testator leaves bequests to three of the children (Thomas, Jane and Susan) of his
brother, Robert Corbet (buried 30 January 1593) of Stanwardine, who married Jane
Kynaston (buried 23 December 1588), the daughter and co-heir of Thomas Kynaston of
Walford, Shropshire. Susan Corbet married William Yonge of Kenton, who is likely
related to Giles Yonge, who was a co-purchaser, with Oxford’s wife, Elizabeth Trentham
(d.1612), of King’s Place in Hackney in 1597 (see TNA C 66/1476).

LM: Testamentum Walteri Corbett armigeri
In the name of God, Amen. The 24th day of May in the year of Our Lord God one
thousand five hundred eighty-three and in the five and twentieth year of the reign of our
Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith etc., I, Walter Corbet, esquire, sick in body but yet of perfect mind
and memory (thanked by Almighty God), knowing and considering the instability of this
transitory life, the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time and place when and
where the same shall approach, do therefore to the pleasure of Almighty God and quiet of
my conscience make, ordain and establish this my present last will and testament in form
following, that is to say:
First I commit and commend my soul to Almighty God, the Father, the Son and the Holy
Ghost, trusting most assuredly to be saved by the death, passion and merits of Jesus
Christ, my only Saviour and Redeemer;
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES PROB 11/66, ff. 3-4 3
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My body I commend to the earth to be buried in honest and decent manner by the good
discretion of my executors hereunder named, that is to say, my loving brothers Mr Robert
Corbet and Mr Jerome Corbet, whom I make, nominate and appoint sole and only
executors of this my said last will and testament;
Item, I give two Bibles of Tremelius’ translation unto Magdalene College in Oxford, and
the other unto Saint John’s College in Cambridge;
Item, I give to every of my yeomen, viz., to Anthony Buckeley and John Barrett, to
either of them five pounds apiece;
Item, I do give to my nephews, Mr Robert and Mr Richard Corbet, one hundred pounds
in money, viz., to either of them fifty pounds;
Item, I give & bequeath to Jane Corbet, my said brother Robert’s daughter, one hundred
pounds in money;
Item, to Susan Corbet, one other of the daughters of my said brother, Robert, I do give
and bequeath four hundred pounds in money;
Item, I give to Thomas Corbet, eldest son of my said brother, Robert, one hundred
pounds in money only towards his maintenance at the study of the common laws;
Item, I give and bequeath to my said nephew, Robert Corbet, my chain and my buttons of
gold;
Item, I give and bequeath unto Mrs Harding forty shillings;
Item, I give unto the poor of Saint Clement’s twenty nobles;
Item, I will that all the rest of my ready money, apparel and other my goods and chattels
movable and unmovable shall be disposed by the good discretions of my said brothers and
executors, Mr Robert and Mr Jerome Corbet;
In witness whereof hereunto I have put my hand, these being witnesses, the day and year
above-written: Robert Corbet, John Dalton, Jerome Brither, Randall Northe. W. Corbet.
Probatum fuit suprascriptum testamentum apud London coram vernerabili viro magistro
Willelimo Drury legum Doctore curie prerogatiue cantuariensis commissario etc Vicesimo
quarto die mensis Septembris Anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octogesimo tertio
Iuramento Edwardi Willett notarij publici procuratoris executorum etc Quibus commissa
fuit administracio bonorum etc De bene etc Iurati


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