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CORBET , Sir RICHARD ( 1640 - 1683 ), baronet and member of parliament ;

one of the CORBET family of Leighton , Montgomery , a son of EDWARD CORBET (who died before his father in 1653 ), and grandson of Sir EDWARD CORBET , the first baronet . He was educated at Christ Church , Oxford , 1658 . He was Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury 1677-81 and chairman of the elections committee . He was a close friend of Lord William Russell whose execution in 1683 may have hastened Sir Richard 's death. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society but this was in the period when the majority of Fellows were elected on social or political grounds. He married Victoria , daughter of Sir William Uvedale in 1663 and they had nine children. She died in 1679 and Sir Richard on 1 August 1683 .

Sources:

  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , 1880 , 345; 1892, 242.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 2001