Henry Corbet 1708-1750

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Sir Henry CORBET, 6th bart 1708-1750

Corbet's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 6846)

Biographical Note

Second son of Sir Robert Corbet, 4th bart, of Stoke, Shropshire, MP and courtier. BA Queens' College, Cambridge 1731, MA 1734; rector of Adderley, Shropshire. He succeeded his elder brother William as 6th baronet in 1748; the baronetcy expired on his death in 1750.


Corbet used an engraved armorial bookplate, made sometime between 1734 and 1748 (Franks 6846); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Corbet baronets, Wikipedia.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.