The Corfield Family

The Corfield family has deep roots in Shropshire. "The Corfield name originated in Shropshire to the east of Church Stretton in the valley of the River Corve in the reign of King Henry II (1154-1189). The name is taken from Corfield village which itself is taken from the river Corve which runs alongside the site. Corfield village does not exist any longer but where it stood, or at least close to its site, is Corfield Farm." (The Corfield Family Tree, corfield.port5.com

The Corfield Family Tree website cites research by Frederick Channer Corfield (1849-1904), and the book The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield, a professor of history in Australia, as the basis for an extensive Corfield pedigree. This pedigree includes the marriage of Joane Corfield to John Meyrick 10 September 1724 in Much Wenlock. Jane or Joane would have only been 15 years old at the time of her marriage. John would be 28 years old. A search of parishes does not provide any other Jane or Joan Corfields within a twenty mile radius. The marriage age was young, but possible. The Corfield family information below is based on the information from these sources, along with parish records and wills when found.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH CORFIELD AND
JOYCE FRANCES



Ralph Corfield was born in about 1680 of Eaton under Heywood, Shropshire, the son of William Corfield and Anne Langford. He married Joyce Frances 9 July 1698 in Easthope, Shropshire. Easthope is a small village and parish about six miles northeast of Eaton.

Ralph Corfield
        marriage

Marriage record for Ralph Corfield and Joyce Frances in Easthope:
"Ralph Corfield of the parish of Eaton and Joyce Frances of the parish of Much Wenlock
were married by license ye 9th day of July"



Ralph was a yeoman farmer in Eaton. Ralph and Joyce had children in the parish of Eaton under Haywood, and Ralph was a churchwarden there: "Ralph Corfield, a yeoman, was churchwarden at Eaton in 1703." (A History of the Corfields)


Ralph Corfield churchwarden 1703

Ralph Corfield was a churchwarden in Eaton in 1703



Ralph and Joyce had the following children:


1. William, christened 29 August 1701 in Eaton.


2. Ralph, christened 22 April 1703 in Eaton.


3. Anne, christened 17 June 1708 in Eaton.


*4. Joane (Jane),  christened 9 November 1709 in Eaton (shown as Joane) ; married John Meyrick 10 September 1724 in Much Wenlock (shown as Jane) ; buried 14 December 1741 in Much Wenlock (shown as Jane).

Joane Corfield

Baptism record for Joane Corfield in Eaton: "Joane daughter of Ralph & Joyce Corfield bapt Nov: 9"


5. John, christened 12 May 1713 in Eaton.




SOURCES: Eaton parish register; Easthope parish register, www.findmypast.co.uk; The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM CORFIELD AND
ANNE LANGFORD



William Corfield was born in about 1635 of Eaton, the son of Ralph Corfield and Joan Dune. He married 1) Elizabeth Cock 3 July 1658 in Rushbury, Shropshire. Elizabeth died and was buried 10 Oct 1662. William married 2)  Anne Langford 5 March 1663 in Stapleton, Shropshire, a parish about eleven miles north of Eaton. Anne came from Shipton Carwood.


William was a churchwarden at Eaton in 1679.



William and Anne had the following children:


*1. Ralph, born in about 1680 of Eaton; married Joyce Frances 9 July 1698 in Easthope.


2. John, born in about 1676 of Eaton; died 14 July 1741.


3. Sarah, born in about 1682 of Eaton.



SOURCES: Eaton parish register; Easthope parish register, www.findmypast.co.uk; The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH CORFIELD AND
JOAN DUNE



Ralph Corfield was born in about 1600 of Eaton, the son of Ralph Corbet and Joan Palmer. He married Joan Dune 24 January 1630 in Wroxeter, Shropshire. A note on the Corfield Family Tree stated: "The estate of Ralph Corfield of Ticklerton remained with his descendents until 1812. His estate was valued at £102."


Ralph Corfield
        marriage

Marriage record for Ralph Corfield and Joan Dune in Wroxeter:
"Radolphus Corfield et Johanna Dune matrimonio fuit 24 die January 1630"



Ralph died in 1683.


Ralph and Joan had the following children:


1. Sarah, christened 26 January 1634 in Easthope.


*2. William, born in about 1635 of Eaton; married Elizabeth Cock 3 July 1658 in Rushbury, Shropshire; married Anne Langford 5 March 1663 in Stapleton.


3. George, "George Corfield paid 2 shillings tax for a hearth in 1672." (Corfield Family Tree)


4. Thomas


5. Elizabeth, christened 14 August 1653 in Easthope.



SOURCES: Wroxton parish register; Eaton parish register; Easthope parish register, www.findmypast.co.uk; The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH CORFIELD AND
JOAN PALMER


Ralph Corfield was christened 3 May 1573 in Rushbury, Shropshire, the son of Ralph Corfield and Alice Addams. He married Joan Palmer: "Joan Palmer came from a prominent Ticklerton family." (Corfield Family Tree)


Ralph
          Corfield baptism 1573

Baptism record for Ralph Corfield in Rushbury:
"Ralfe the sone of Ralfe Corfield was baptized the same daye"



Ralph and Joan had the following children:


*1. Ralph, born in about 1600 of Eaton; married Joan Dune 24 January 1630 in Wroxeter; died in 1683.


2. George, buried 30 December 1674 in Hopesay, Shropshire; "George Corfield moved to Clunbury." (Corfield Family Tree)



SOURCES: Rushbury parish register; Wroxton parish register; Eaton parish register; Easthope parish register, www.findmypast.co.uk; The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH CORFIELD AND
ALICE ADDAMS



Ralph Corfield was born in about 1540 of Chatwall, and christened in Cardington, Shropshire, the son of John Corfield and Johanna Warter. The Corfield Family Tree notes: "Ralph Corfield bought 600 acres in Longville in 1563 from a relative, John Littleton. He is the ancestor of many of the Corfields of south Shropshire and also of many Corfields in Canada, south Wales and New Zealand." Ralph married Alice Addams, the daughter of John Addams of Longdon. Ralph died 2 July 1573.

Ralph left a will proven 25 August 1573 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury:

Ralph Corfield will

Will of Ralph Corfield of Longfield in the parish of Eaton, 1573, PCC


Will of Ralph Corfield of Eaton, 25 Aug 1573, PCC

In dei nomine Amen The first daie of Julie in the yere of our Lord God a thousand five hundred seventie three I Raphe Corfield of Longfield in the parrishe of Eaton and Doces of Hereford being sicke in bodie but whole in mynde, laude and praise be unto Allmightie God, doe declare and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following. Ffirst I commend my soule to Allmightie God my maker & redamer through whose tender mercie I trust and believe at the last daie wyfullie to ryse and to be received into everlasting salvacon and my bodie to be buried in the parishe churcheyarde of Cardington after this mortall life endd. And touching the disposion of my lands and tenements in Longfield in the Countie of Salop in the said dioces of Heref, Imprimis I give and bequeath and my whole will and entent is that Alice my wief shall have &enjoie all that my messuage or tenement with the appurtinnance in Longfield aforesaid with all and singuler my lands tenements meadows leasones pastures and herediments to the saied messuage or tenement usuallye or comonlie occupied to have and to hold the said mesuage or tenement and other the premises with the appturtenances unto my said wife until suche tyme that Willm my eldest sone shall come to the full age of twentie and one yeres. And after the saied Willm shall acomplishe the saied age, then my will and entent is that the saied messuage or tenement and all other the premises with the appurtenances and everie parte the which shall come remaine & be unto the saied Willm and to the heires of the bodie of he saied Willm lawfullie begotten forever promised allwaies and my will is that if it happen the saied Willm to decease without yssue of his bodie lawfullile begotten that then the saied messuaage or tenement and lands and all other ye premises with the appurtenances shall after the death of the saied Willm remaine and come to John Corfield my second sonne and to the haires of his bodie lawfullie begotten forever. And if it happen the saied John to decease without yssue of his bodie lawfullie begotten then my will ad entent ys that the saied messuage or tenements and the saied lands and other the premises with the appurtenances shall come remaine and be unto Raulf Corfield my third sone and to the heires of his bodie lawfullie begotten forever promised allwaies and my will and entent further is that if Alice my said wife happen herafter to marrie and take a second husband before the saied Willm shall accomplishe his saied age, that then and after the saied mariage all the saied messuages lands shalbe and remaine to the use of all the residue of y saied children until the saied Willm shall come to the full aage of xx1 yeres. Item my will is that the saied Alice my wiefe shall bring up all my saied children upon the saied messuage or tenement until the saied children shall come to the full age of discrecon. Item I give and bequeath to Alice my saied wife fouerten kine and my great mare and tenne pounds in money and the croppe on the grounde and the choice of my fouer oxen until that Willm my sone and heire shall come to his full age. Item I give & bequeath unto Willm my sone and heire fifteen pounds to be paied to him when my executors have gathered upp my goods and bevts. Item I give and bequeath to John Corfield my second sonne twentye pounds. Item I give and bequeath to Raufe Corfield my third sone twentie pounds. Item I give and bequeath to Ffrannces my daughter twentie pounds. Item I give and bequeth to Elizabeth my daughter twentie pounds. Item my will is that Alice my wife and my foresaid children shall have the somes as ys aforesayed and my executors to paie it to the children his or hir parte when anye one of them can make them a lawfull discharge and to sett ytt forwarde to the behouse of my children the meane tyme, if my goods come to so muche and my debts to be paied out of my whole goods which I doe owe. Item I give and bequeath to everye brothers and sisters children of myne and my wieves iiijd. And to everie godchylde iiijd. Item I ordeyne and make and my will and entent is that Willm Corfield my brother & John Pinches yeomen shalbe my true and faithfull executors to se this my last will and testament pformed according to my will and entent. And Richard Lee of Langley and Willm Linghton of Pleasse in the Countie of Salop as my true overseers, and for their paines either of them to have xxs. And my will is that my executors shall have their use borne and their expence of the whole at all tymes, these being witness, John Pinches the elder, John Corfield, Raulfe Warde, Thomas Corfield, John Coop, Charles Smith, Thomas Harriotts and others.




Ralph and Alice had the following children:


1. William


2. Dorothy


3. John, born 1567.


4. Frannces (daughter)


5. Elizabeth


*6. Ralph, christened 3 May 1573 in Rushbury, Shropshire; married Joan Palmer.



SOURCES: Rushbury parish register; The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN CORFIELD AND
JOHANNA WARTER


John Corfield was born in about 1520, the son of Richard Corfield and Ann Acton. He married Johanna Warter.


"John Corfield of Chatwall and Longville - A commission was held at Hughley in 1590 to decide whether Preen belonged to Wenlock Abbey. Both John and Johanna gave evidence. As a result, Sir John Castle, late Prior of Preen, gave them an 80 year lease of the Manor of Preen. Thus John was able to lease his land at Chatwall and Longville to his eldest son Thomas when he died." (Corfield Family Tree)


John died 9 March 1593, and was buried 16 March 1593 in Cardington church: "Buried in the family vault under the chancel of Cardington Church." (Corfield Family Tree)

Johanna was mentioned in subsidy rolls: "Johanna is noted in the 1597 and 1610 subsidy rolls and in a deed of 1st January 1610 relating to the lands in Longville which is witnessed by two of her sons, Richard of Oxenbold, and William.(Corfield Family Tree)



John and Johanna had the following children:


1. Thomas,  buried 22 February 1598 in Cardington.


*2. Ralph, born about 1540; married Alice Adddams; died 2 July 1573.


3. William


4. John


5. Richard


6. Mary


7. Elizabeth


8. Dorothy



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORFIELD AND
ANN ACTON


Richard Corfield was born in about 1500, the son of John Corfield and Johanna Langford. He married Ann Acton. Ann was the eldest daughter of Richard Acton and Cicely Mytton.

"Lord of the manor of Longville and also of Chatwall Hall, Cardington, Shropshire (both places are close to Corfield). Richard Corfield is named in a will dated 1572 when he paid a tax on lands in Cardington, and on 7th April 1582 he bought lands from Sir John Smith at Stoke St. Milborough. (Corfield Family Tree)



Richard and Ann had the following children:


1. William, born 1512; left a will dated 23 November 1599.


*2. John, born about 1520; married Johanna Warter; died 9 March 1593; buried 16 March 1593 in Cardington, Shropshire.


3. Richard



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN CORFIELD AND
JOHANNA LANGFORD



John Corfield was born in about 1480, the son of Richard Corfied and Abigail de Lutwyche. He married Johanna Langford, the daughter of James Langford.


"John Corfield of Chatwall Hall sold the village of Corfield in about 1530 after the old timbered house there burnt down. John Corfield also owned lands in Longville and Chatwall. In 1505 he obtained an 81 year lease on lands in Church Preen from the last Prior of Church Preen. He also built the family vault under the chancel in St. James Church, Cardington.(Corfield Family Tree)


John died in 1561, and was buried in Cardington.



John and Johanna had the following children:


*1. Richard, born about 1500; married Ann Acton


2. Ralph, died 2 July 1573.


3. Thomas, buried 3 September 1600.


4. William, buried 31 May 1579.


5. John


6. Margaret


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORFIELD AND
ABIGAIL DE LUTWYCHE


Richard Corfield of Corfield, Longville and Chatwall, Shropshire, was born in about 1455, the son of Richard Corfield and Margaret Chirchman. He married Abigail de Lutwyche., the daughter of John de Lutwyche.



Richard and Abigail had the following children:


*1. John, born about 1480; married Johanna Langford; died 1561.


2. William


3. Thomas



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORFIELD AND
MARGARET CHIRCHMAN


Richard Corfield was born in about 1430, the son of Richard Corfield and Margaret de Bittersley. He married Margaret Chirchman, the daughter of John Chirchman.


"Richard Corfield of Stanton Long was living in Great Wenlock in 1461."  (Corfield Family Tree)



Richard and Margaret had the following children:


*1. Richard, born in about 1455; married Abigail de Lutwyche.


2. William


3. John, died in 1482.



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORFIELD AND
MARGARET DE BITTERSLEY


Richard Corfield was born in about 1400, the son of Richard Corfield and Margaret Corbett. He married Margaret de Bittersley, the daughter of Roger de Bittersley of Longville.


Richard and Margaret had the following children.


*1. Richard, born in about 1450; married Abigail Chirchman.


2. Margaret


3. John, (John de Corve) died 1437; "John de Corve attended Winchester College in 1398. The school had been founded by William de Wykeham in 1394, and John was one of the first pupils there. In 1399 he attended New College Oxford becoming a fellow there in 1410. He lived at University College Oxford from 1416-1420 and was rector of Saham Toney, Norfolk from 1415 until his death in 1437.(Corfield Family Tree)


4. William (William de Corve), died 1417; "Sir William Corve was a priest in the Hereford Diocese, being first recorded in 1400 when he rented a school from Exeter College, Oxford. By the following year he was a fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. On 12th February 1405 William was admitted as Rector of Stretton-in-the-Dale, Herefordshire; and on 28th December 1413 became a portioner of Cold Hall, Pontesbury, Salop. By 1409 William had a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Theology. In March 1415 he was appointed Provost at Oriel and on 6th June 1416 he was presented as Rector of Hanbury Staffordshire. William died in Contance in 1417 and was buried in St Stephen's Church there with a funeral oration given by Bishop Richard Flemyng of Lincoln. He left a will, dated 12 November 1414, which was proven on 13th September 1417 at Canterbury. In it he left 10 pounds and 5 shillings for building the nave of Stretton Church, and mentions 'his books St Gregory & St. Crisostom which his mother Margareta Bittersley had.' Indeed 'Liber omeliarum beati Gegorii et sancti Johannis Cristostomi' is held at Oriel College as is another manuscript book which belonged to William.(Corfield Family Tree)




SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD CORFIELD AND
MARGARET CORBETT



Richard Corfield was born in about 1375, the son of Richard de Corve and Cicely Strelley. He married Margaret Corbett, the daughter of Roger Corbett of Moreton Corbett.


Richard and Margaret had the following children:


*1. Richard, born in about 1400; married Margaret de Bittersley.


2. John, died about 1414; "The petty sessions mentions John Corhull of Bradley who had a cow stolen in 1414 and his brother William Corhull at Weston near Monkhopton who had 8 cows and 2 bullocks stolen for which he had paid John £4." (Corbett Family Tree)


3. William


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD DE CORVE AND
CICELY STRELLEY


Richard de Corve was born in about 1340, the son of Richard de Corhull and Alice.


Richard died 11 September 1364 and was buried in Cardington, Shropshire. Cicely died 18 Juen 1390 and is buried in Cardington.

"Richard de Corve was murdered by Robert Fitz-Robert of Kilmasock. An inscription on a grave in Cardington which was recorded in 1765, which has not survived.

Here lyeth ye bodyes of
Rych Corfelde, Arm; and Dame Cicely, his wiffe,
daughter to Syr Nicholas Strelley, Kynight.
Richard dyethe
11 daye of September, in ye yere of our Lorde God
MCCCLXIIII
She dyed 18 daye of Iune MCCCLXXXX
On whose soules God have mercie

Richard and Cicely were the first Corfields to be associated with the parish of Cardington." (Corfield Family Tree)


Richard and Cicely had the following children:


*1. Richard, born in about 1360; married Margaret Corbett.



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD DE CORHULL AND
ALICE


Richard de Corhull was born in the early 1300s, the son of Roger de Corfhull. He married Alice.

"The 1327 Lay Subsidy Roll records Ric'o de Corfhull paying 18d in taxes. Lord of Corfhull 1328-1338. Juror at Brockton in January 1320.(Corfield Family Tree)


Richard and Alice had the following children:


*1. Richard, born about 1340; married Cicely Strelley; died 11 September 1354.


2. John, "John de Corve is noted in a 'letter of Attorney' dated November 1367 when he took possession of Engelardesland at Muckley, Acton Round." (Corbett Family Tree)


3. Roger, "Roger de Corfhull was a priest at Easthope where he was presented by Richard, Earl of Arundel on 10th September 1349." (Corbett Family Tree)



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROGER DE CORFHULL


Roger de Corfhull was born in the late 1200s, the son of Roger de Corfhull. "Roger de Corfhull witnessed two deeds. One between Roger de Seleyer and Sir Robert de Larendone on 14th October 1345 and the other about Thongelonde. He was a juror at Brockton in January 1320". (Corfield Family Tree)


Roger and his wife had the following children:


*1. Richard, married Alice.


2. William, "The 1327 Lay Subsidy Roll records Will'o de Corfhull paying 12d in taxes." (Corfield Family Tree)



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROGER DE CORFHULL


Roger de Corfhull was born in the mid-1200s, the son of Roger Fitzwilliam de Corvehill. "Roger de Corfhull witnessed a deed of Sir Walter de Beysine in 1274 and in May 1295 was a juror at a Holdgate inquest." (Corfield Family Tree)


Roger and his wife had the following children:


*1. Roger


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROGER FITZWILLIAM DE CORVEHILL


Roger Fitzwilliam de Corvehill was born in the early 1200s, the son of William de Corfhull. "Between 1251 and 1262 Roger Fitzwilliam de Corvehill sold lands in Old Corfhull to his brother Richard. Also Roger grants a parcel of his land in Corfhull, half acre between the River Corve and the Old Park, formerly Robert de Girros, and surrenders all rights within the enclosure of the said Park. The Prior [of Wenlock] grants to Roger free pasture, except for swine and goats, in such fallow-land in Oxenbold as lay outside his Parks, Woods and meadows, so that no right of common-pasture could be demanded within the fences of the Prior's New Park in Oxenbold.(Corfield Family Tree)


Roger and his wife had the following children:


*1. Roger


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM DE CORFHULL


William de Corfhull was born in the early 1200s, the son of Philip de Corve and Julianna de Stanton. "William de Corfhull was Lord of Stanton and Corfhull. He appears in the records of the circuit court in 1256, along with the village. "William of Corvedale, a clerk, killed William of Ireland in Westbury and promptly fled and is of ill repute. So let him be exacted and outlawed. The first finder comes and is not of ill repute. Marche and Wigmore did not make pursuit and are in mercy." (Corfield Family History)


William and his wife had the following children:


*1. Roger


2. Richard, "In 1250 there is a mention of a grant of two acres of fields in Corfhull butting onto the lands called Medowcross, Capegreve, Old Corfhull and Luttlemorl, which were bought freehold by Richard for 11 shillings. There is also a mention of Richard in a charter dated 1260.(Corfield Family Tree)




SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
PHILIP DE CORVE AND
JULIANNA DE STANTON


Philip de Corve was born in the late 1100s, the son of Thomas de Corve. He married Julianna de Stanton, the daughter and co-heir of the Lord of Stanton Long.

"Philip de Corve or Corfe attested a land deed in 1230 in which he gained an acre of woodland in Calverly from Stephen, Lord of Patinton; the deed being witnessed by John de Corve, Warin de Bradeley. Godwin de Esthop, and Reg'o de Wostun." (Corfield Family Tree)


Philip and Julianna had the following children:


*1. William



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS DE CORVE


Thomas de Corve was born in the mid-1100s. "A dispute between Thomas and Walter de Corve and William of Brockton over the ownership of Corfield village went to the 1203 Shropshire assizes. Thomas and Walter located one of the witnesses to their father's purchase of Corfield, a Warin de Burwaridesleia, and won their case. "Hugh de Wodenorton, Mankolun de Arlega, Philip de Stapleton, Hamon Morescot, 4 knights summoned to choose 12 to make an acknowledgement between William, son of Robert, and Walter de Corve and Thomas de Corve touching 2 carucates of land, with the appurtances in Corve, whereof the same Walter and Thomas, who are tenants, put themselves on the grand assize of the Lord the King and asked that an acknowledgement be made whether they have greater right in the land aforesaid, or the aforesaid William, came and chose these: William de Middlehope, Hugh de Lega, Roger de Begesoure, Hugh de Sudbury, William Boterel, Warner de Wililega, William de Hopton, William de Suresis, Martin de Castello, Hugh de Upton, Henry Christian, Warin de Burwaridesleia, William Burnel, Elias de Say, William son of Walter, Robert de Gatacre. Who having been sworn, say that Walter and Thomas have greater right in that land than the aforesaid William. And therefore let the aforesaid Walter and Thomas have and hold their land in peace for ever quit from the said William and from his heirs. And William is in mercy. And be it known that Ralph de Wellesford and the other knights sent to the aforesaid Thomas, who is sick, that they might hear who he wished to attorn therein, say that he put in his place Walte de Corve to gain.(Corfield Family Tree)

Thomas and his wife had the following children:


*1. Philip, married Julianna de Stanton.


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RALPH DE CORVE


Ralph de Corve was born in the early 1100s, the son of Edward de Corve. "Ralph de Corve took possession of Corfield village from Robert son of Nicholas Brockton in 1180. The land deed is the first mention of Corfield by name, which Ralph's descendants assumed as their surname. "Let it be known, both now and in the future, that I, Robert son of Nicholas, yield Corve, the woods, the fields, the meadows and the water, as well as anything else, which had belonged to me, to Ralph, son of Edward, and his heirs, in [feudal] inheritance for ever, on behalf of me and my heirs, free and exempt from all service as required for the sum of 15 shillings and in exchange for homage which he must give me, and two silver pieces which he gave, and to which my wife affirms.(Corfield Family Tree)


Ralph and his wife had the following children:


*1. Thomas


2. Walter


SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
EDWARD DE CORVE


Edward de Corve was born in the early 1100s. "Edward is the earliest known Corfield who lived in Corve from about 1150 and died in the 1170s. The reference to Edward is in the Land Deed where his son Ralph purchases Corfield village from Robert Brockton." (Corfield Family Tree)


Edward and his wife had the following children:


*1. Ralph



SOURCES: The Corfields - A History of the Corfields from 1180 to the Present Day by Justin J. Corfield; The Corfield Family Tree, www.corfield.port5.com.