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CORBETT's in Shropshire
« on: Sunday 29 January 17 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone,
Wondering if anyone has any info on Thomas & Harriet Corbett, (nee Middleton)...(I'm a 4th generation Son after Thomas) They left on the Sailing Ship "Storm Cloud" with 2 young kids, for New Zealand around 1860. Looking for family history in England, so I can add to my Tree. I have all my family details of their decedents after their arrival in NZ., Anything prior is a mystery. I have bits and pieces of the Norman links and the Domesday Book etc way back in 1066 etc. ...Probably similar to most Corbett's - having this info but not much around 1700's and 1600's etc. and the life and times in England.

Regards to all,

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 January 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

Their marriage:

December qtr 1855
Tenbury Registration District     vol 6c, page 394

Corbett, Thomas
+ and on the same page +
Middleton, Harriet


Children (using the new GRO Index search):
CORBETT, BOWER        MIDDLETON      
GRO Reference: 1857  J Quarter in TENBURY  Volume 06C  Page 246

There are lots of Thomas Corebetts in Shropshire!
So it would be helpful to know both their ages, and their father's names (if known)
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 January 17 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Your Corbett family are in several trees on Ancestry.

One has Thomas Corbett born on 13 December 1829, son of Thomas (1804 in Merry Lees, Leicestershire) and Mary Freeman.

Worth taking out a trial membership of Ancestry?

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 January 17 03:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi chempat & KGarrad,

thanks for your info, very helpful indeed.
Cheers
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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 January 17 10:43 GMT (UK) »
I personally would be a bit sceptical about Family Trees. The only way to be sure of Thomas/Harrietts Fathers names/occp's is to get the Marriage Cert.

Another Tree has him born Northumberland to Thomas Corbett and Mary Bott
(This Thomas same place and date of birth as mentioned by chelpat)


Does anyone in your Family have his NZ Death Cert. It should have invaluable info on it.

From NZBMD;
1898/4779   Corbett   Thomas   67Y

From Cemetary Records;
Thomas was Buried Purewa 1898 and Mrs Corbet (Harriett) Tauranga 1892

Being born and bred in NZ I know how invaluable their Certs are.

Trish :)
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 January 17 10:53 GMT (UK) »
Another point.

The Thomas/Harriett from Shropshire were still there on 1871 Census

On the "Storm Cloud" 1860 were;
Corbett   Mrs H and 2 children
Corbett   Ernest

Can you tell me the names of the Chilren you have born before Thomas/Harriett left England

And a least 2 born NZ to them please.

Trish :)
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 January 17 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Ok, 1st Children born NZ;
1866/16704   Corbett   Frederick
1865/11013   Corbett   Stella   
1864/9527   Corbett   Earnest   
1862/14450   Corbett   Rose   
Parents THOMAS/HARRIET
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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 January 17 11:20 GMT (UK) »
So this is the Family in ;
Thanks to KGarrad giving us 1st Childs name;

1861 Census
Tenbury, Worcestershire
Harriet Corbett, 26, Head, Mar, Milliner
Bayer Corbett, 3, Son   
Eda Corbett, 2, Daug   
Earnest Corbett, 5mths, Son
All born Tenbury, Worcestershire
Next Door is;
SOPHIA Middleton, 63, Unm, General Dealer (may be related to Harrietts Father)

Bowyer died NZ so right Census;
1909/2687   Corbett   Bowyer   52Y
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: CORBETT's in Shropshire
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 January 17 11:52 GMT (UK) »
A sad side-line;
http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/remembering_war/topics/show/2245-eric-corbett-1886-1918

As Thomas was not with Harriett in 1861 Census did he leave for NZ earlier?

Headstone on Family Tree has them arriving 1860 so something is awry here.

Without Thomas's Marriage Cert to Harriett and his NZ Death Cert no one can be sure of his Parents and his pob.
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)