Sir John Corbet, 1st Baronet, of Sprowston

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Sir John Corbet, 1st Baronet (c. 1589 – 19 January 1628) was MP for Norfolk between 1624 and 1625 and Yarmouth between 1625 and 1626.

He was the son of Sir Thomas Corbet of Sprowston, Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1612 and the elder brother of the regicide, Miles Corbet.[1]

His spent nearly a year imprisoned in Westminster gatehouse for refusing to support or pay the forced loan of 1628 in a case called Darnell's Case.[1]

He had married Anne Capel and was succeeded in turn by his sons John and Thomas. The baronetcy became extinct in 1661 on the death of Thomas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarah Barber, Corbett, Miles (1594/5–1662), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004