Panton Corbett

Panton Corbett (c. March 1785 – 22 November 1855)[1] was an English Tory[2] politician from Shropshire.

His family was a branch of the Norman Corbet family of Caus, who came to England with William the Conqueror and were granted extensive lands in Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.[3] Panton Corbett lived at Longnor Hall in Shropshire and Leighton Hall in Montgomeryshire.[3]

He was elected at the 1820 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Shrewsbury, having contested the seat unsuccessfully at a by-election in May 1819.[2] He was re-elected in 1826,[4] but was defeated at the 1820 general election.[2]

He was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1849.[5]

His oldest surviving son Edward Corbett[3] (1817–1895) was MP for South Shropshire from 1868 to 1877.


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)
  2. 1 2 3 Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 277. ISBN 0-900178-13-2.
  3. 1 2 3 Mair, Robert Henry (1870). Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870. London: Dean & Son. p. 63.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 18270. p. 1816. 21 July 1826. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 20944. p. 431. 13 February 1849. Retrieved 22 November 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Mytton
Henry Grey Bennet
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
With: Henry Grey Bennet to 1826
Robert Aglionby Slaney from 1826
Succeeded by
Richard Jenkins
Robert Aglionby Slaney

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