Thomas Corbett

1596–3 February 1719
Stoke upon Tern, Shropshire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Corbett was born in 1596, in Stoke upon Tern, Shropshire, England, his father, Richard Corbett, was 47 and his mother, Anne Bromley, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Colfax. He was buried in Broseley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Corbett
Sarah Colfax
Charles Corbett
John Corbett
Katherine Donahue

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    Sarah Colfax




    Charles Corbett


    John Corbett


    Katherine Donahue


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World Events (4)

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 4

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 24

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 46

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

1 English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name.2 Irish: see Corban .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Corbett in entry for John Corbett, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • Thos Millin in entry for Katherine Donahue, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Thomas Millin in entry for Katherine Donahue, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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