CORBET, Andrew (1694-1757), of Moreton Corbet, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Nov. 1715 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 16 Oct. 1694, 1st s. of Capt. Richard Corbet, M.P., of Moreton Corbet and Shrewsbury Park, Salop by Judith, da. of Sir John Bridgeman, 2nd Bt., of Castle Bromwich, Warws. educ. New Coll. Oxf. 1712. m. 25 May 1719, Frances, da. and h. of Capt. William Prynce of Abcott, Salop, 2s. 5da. suc. fa. 1718.

Offices Held


Corbet belonged to the senior branch of an ancient Shropshire family, who had often represented the county. Distantly related to the Tory Corbet Kynaston, he was a first cousin of Orlando Bridgeman. Returned for Shrewsbury at a by-election in 1715 he voted for the septennial bill in 1716, but against the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts and the peerage bill in 1719, when he was classed as doubtful and to be spoken to for the Government by Lord Bradford. Although marked ‘good’ in Sunderland’s plan, c. May 1721, for the 1722 Parliament, he stood down in favour of Orlando Bridgeman, but remained active in county politics, saying at one election that ‘he would as soon vote for a Papist as Corbet Kynaston’.1 His marriage to the heiress of the last heir male of the Prynce family of Abcott brought him no further estates, as these reverted to a daughter of the senior branch, who married the Tory Sir John Astley. He died February 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. A. E. Corbet, Fam. of Corbet, ii. 361.