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Alice Corbet (Brereton)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth"
Birthplace: Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William de Brereton, IV and Alice Corbet
Wife of Peter Corbet, of Leigh
Mother of Thomas Corbet, of Leigh; Edmund Corbet, of Worthen; John Corbet, of Leigh; Margred Corbet and Elizabeth Corbet
Sister of Isabel Aston; Sir William VII Brereton, 10th Lord of Brereton and Ralph Brereton

Managed by: Gwyneth Potter McNeil
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About Alice Corbet

Alice BRERETON was born ABT 1422 in Hatherton, Nantwich, Cheshire, England. She was the daughter of 2. William de BRERETON , Sir and 3. Alice CORBET.

Her name is seen as Elizabeth in some sources.

She married Peter CORBET , of Leigh, son of Thomas Corbet, He was born ABT 1420 in Moreton Corbet, Wem, Shropshire, England, and died AFT 1483 in Leigh, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

  • Alice Brereton
  • F, #53762, b. circa 1414
  • Father Sir William Brereton b. c 1389, d. 1415
  • Mother Alice Corbet d. c 1459
  • Alice Brereton was born circa 1414 at of Hatherton, Cheshire, England. She married Peter Corbet, son of Thomas Corbet, circa 1432.
  • Family Peter Corbet b. c 1400, d. a 1483
  • Child
    • Robert Corbet+ b. c 1440, d. c 1478
  • From: ________________________
  • Breretons of Cheshire, 1100 to 1904 A. D (1904)
  • Pg.70
  • Sir William de Brerton VI., eighth Lord of Brereton, 1300, heir to his grandfather. His first wife was Ellen, daughter of Philip de Egerton, of Egerton, sister and heiress of David de Egerton, joint baron with the Cholmondeleys, of Malpas. Through her he became joint Baron of Malpas. His second wife was Margaret, daughter of Henry Done, of Utkington, widow of Sir John Davenport ; by her he had Randle, the founder of the
  • Pg.71
  • Malpas branch ; Elizabeth, wife of William Cholmondeley ; and a daughter who became the wife of Spurstow, of Spurstow.
  • Sir Willam de Brerton VII., ninth Lord of Brereton, was born in 1350, died in 1426. His first wife was Anyll, daughter of Sir Hugh de Venables, Baron of Kinderton. By her he had six sons and two daughters: 1, Willam; 2, Nicholas; 3, Hugh; 4, Matthew ; 5, John ; 6, Henry ; 7, Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Savage ; 8, Margery, wife of Richard Putten Wanflete, of Wanflete. His second wife was Ellen, daughter of Sir William Masey, of Tatton. By her he had one son, Thomas, born in 1433 ; rector of Brereton ; heir to his mother of the Tatton estates.
  • William de Brerton, eldest son, died in 1420, at Harfleur, France, during his father's lifetime. He married Alice, sister and heiress of Richard de Corbet, of Leghton, in the barony of Caius, Shropshire. By her he had two sons and two daughters : 1, William; 2, Ralph; 3, Alice, wife of Peter Corbet, of Leghton; 4. Joan, wife of Robert Aston, of Park Hall, Staffordshire.
  • Sir William de Brerton VIII., tenth Lord of Brereton, succeeded his grandfather ; died in 1485. His first wife was Matilda, daughter of John Dutton, of Button, widow of Sir William Booth, of Dunham; married in 1478. By her he had six sons: 1, William, died issueless ; 2, Andrew ; 3, Robert ; 4, Roger ; 5, Henry ; 6, Matthew. William married Katherine, daughter of Sir John Byron, of Horestan Castle, Derbyshire ; his second brother. Sir Andrew, succeeded his father as eleventh Lord of Brereton. His second wife was a daughter of Sir Hugh Hulse, of Elwood Hall, Cheshire. By her he had two sons and four daughters: 1. Sir John Brereton, of Lea Hall, whose first wife was Katherine, daughter of Maurice Berkeley, of Beverstone, Gloucester, widow of John, Lord Stourton. By her he had one daughter, Wyburgha, heir of her mother ; she married Sir William Compton, knight. His second wife was Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Geoffrey Masey, of Hatton, widow of Sir William Stanley. By her he had one son, Philip, who died without issue ; 2, Hugh of Wimbersley, second son, married Anne, daughter of Robert Done, of Utkington ; 3, Elizabeth, wife of John Ratclyffe, of Ordeshall, Lancashire; 4, Jane, wife of Cotton, of Rudware;
  • Pg.72
  • 5, Eleanor, wife of Hugh Cholmondeley ; 6, Matilda, wife of Thomas Needham, of Shavington. _______________________
  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire (1978)
  • Pg.74
  • RALPH DE BRERETON (son of William de Brereton, and grandson of William de Brereton,) was father (besides a 2nd son, Gilbert, and a dau., Isolda, wife of Gilbert de Stoke,) of an elder son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, living temp. JOHN and HENRY III., who m. Margery, dau. of Randle de Thornton, and had a son, RALPH, and a dau., wife of Thurstan de Smethwick. The former
  • SIR RALPH BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, had two sons, WILLIAM (SIR), and Gilbert, father of Henry and Sibella, wife of William de Bouths. The elder son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. the dau. of his guardian. Sir Richard de Sandbach, Knt., and was father of
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Roesia, dau. of Ralph de Vernon, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Margery, dau. of Richard de Bosley, and d. in his father's lifetime, leaving issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), of whom presently.
      • 2. etc.
    • II. John. .... etc.
  • Sir William was s. by his grandson,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, living 49th EDWARD III., who m. 1st Ellen, dau. of Philip, and sister and finally heiress of David Egerton, of Egerton, and by her had a son and successor,
    • WILLIAM.
  • He m. 2ndly, Margaret, dau. of -- Done, of Utkinton, and widow of John Davenport, and by her had a son and two dau., ..... etc.
  • The eldest son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, m. 1st, in 1386, Angella, dau. of Hugh Venables, and by her had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, d. before his father, having m. Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Corbett, of Leighton, and by her (who m. 2ndly, John Stretley, Esq.,) had issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), successor to his grandfather.
      • 2 Ralph.
      • 1 Alice, wife of Peter Corbett, of Leighton.
      • 2 Johanna, wife of Robert Aston, of Parkhall, co. Stafford.
    • II. .... etc.
  • Sir William m. 2ndly, Elena, dau. of Sir William Massy, of Tatton, Knt., and by her, who m. 2ndly, Sir Gilbert Halsall, Knt., had a son,
    • .... etc.
  • Sir William d. 4th HENRY VI., and was s. by his grandson,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Philippa, dau. of Sir Hugh, and sister of Thomas Hulse, and had issue,
    • I. ... etc. ______________________________
  • 'Brereton01'
  • William de Brereton, Cheshire
    • 1. William de Brereton
      • A. Ralph de Brereton
        • i. Sir William Brereton of Brereton (a 1216)
        • m. Margery de Thornton (dau of Randle de Thornton)
          • a. Sir Ralph Brereton of Brereton
            • (1) Sir William Brereton of Brereton
            • m. Margaret (?) de Sandbach (dau of Sir Richard de Sandbach)
              • (A) Sir William Brereton of Brereton
              • m. Roesia de Vernon (dau of Ralph de Vernon of Shipbroke)
                • (i) William Brereton (dvp)
                • m. Margery Bosley (dau of Richard de Bosley)
                  • (a) Sir William Brereton of Brereton (a 1376)
                  • m1. Ellen Egerton (dau of Philip Egerton (of Malpas))
                    • ((1)) Sir William Brereton of Brereton (b 14.02.1349, d 10.1.1426)
                    • m1. (1386) Angella or Anilla or Emily Venables (dau of Hugh Venables)
                      • ((A)) William Brereton (dvp)
                      • m. Alice Corbett (sister of Richard Corbett of Leighton)
                        • ((i)) Sir William Brereton of Brereton
                        • m. Philippa Hulse (dau of Sir Hugh Hulse)
                        • ((ii)) Ralph Brereton
                        • ((iii)) Alice Brereton
                        • m. Peter Corbett of Leighton
                        • ((iv)) Johanna or Isabel Brereton
                        • m. Robert Aston of Parkhall
                      • ((B)) .... etc.
  • Main sources: BE1883 (Brereton)
  • From:
  • ______________________
  • Links
    • "The family of Corbet, its life and times", by Mrs. Augusta Elizabeth Brickdale Corbet link to book page
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Alice Corbet's Timeline

Hatherton, Cheshire, England
June 25, 1912
Age 498
June 25, 1912
Age 498
April 17, 1913
Age 499
April 17, 1913
Age 499
February 12, 1943
Age 529
February 12, 1943
Age 529