131 Corye v Robinson

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Francis Corie of Norwich and Bramerton, co. Norfolk, esq v Rookwood Robinson of the same, esq

No date


The nature of Corie's complaint against Robinson is unknown, but Robinson was imprisoned in the Marshalsea, from where he acknowledged 'the greatness of his fault' and begged the Earl Marshal for pardon and release.


EM281, Defendant's petition

'Whereas your petitioner standeth justlie committed by your lordship to the Marshalsea, for an offence done against Mr Corye, for which your petitioner is hartelie sorrie, dulie acknowledging the greatness of his fault, and with all humble submission begging your honor's pardon for the same.'

Petitioned for his release.

No date.

Signed by Rookwood Robinson.


Francis Corie (c.1596-1678), lawyer was the son of Robert Corie of Bramerton, co. Norfolk. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Gray's Inn from 1612-13, he married Anne, daughter of Sir John Corbet of Sprowston, co. Norfolk, baronet. He was Recorder of Norwich from 1642 until being removed for his lack of sympathy for the parliamentarian cause in 1644. He remained a justice of the peace for Norfolk form 1641 to 1654, and after the Restoration was M.P. for Norwich from 1661 until his death in 1678. He was buried at Bramerton.

B. D. Henning (ed.), The House of Commons, 1660-1690 (London, 1983), vol. 2, p. 130; J. T. Evans, Seventeenth-Century Norwich: Politics, Religion and Government, 1620-1690 (Oxford, 1979), pp. 125, 131, 185, 228, 232, 238n, 269, 271.

Rookwood Robinson of Norwich, esq (1594-1658), was the son of Hugh Robinson of Bramerton, co. Norfolk. He was awarded a B.A. at Caius College, Cambridge, in 1615. He married and had issue but died on 7 March 1658, and was buried at Scottow.

J. and J. A. Venn (eds.), Alumni Cantabrigienses from the earliest times to 1751 (Cambridge, 1922), vol. 3, p. 473.


  • Submission
    • Defendant's petition: EM281 (no date)

People mentioned in the case

  • Corbet, Anne
  • Corbet, John, baronet
  • Corie, Anne (also Cory, Corye)
  • Corie, Francis, esq (also Cory, Corye)
  • Corie, Robert (also Cory, Corye)
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Robinson, Hugh
  • Robinson, Rookwood, esq

Places mentioned in the case

  • Cambridgeshire
    • Caius College
    • Pembroke College
  • London
    • Gray's Inn
    • Marshalsea
  • Norfolk
    • Bramerton
    • Scottow
    • Sprowston
  • Norwich

Topics of the case

  • civil war
  • member of parliament
  • office-holding
  • University of Cambridge