John Corfield 1
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Marriage (2): Dorothy on 4 Feb 1638 in Berrington, Shropshire.
- Buried: 25 Feb 1661, St John the Baptist Church, Hughley, Shropshire, England 2
John Corfield lived in Wenlock where he was Mayor in 1650. This may indicate support for Cromwell in the English Civil War as Shropshire Royalists had been purged the previous year.
John was also an aquaintance of the Royalist, Sir Thomas Wolryche, who was fined £730 in 1646 as a delinquent, his offence being that he was in arms against the Parliament in the earlier stages of the Civil War, although he laid down his arms and submitted to Parliament before 1st March 1644, and after that day lived peaceably and quietly at Dudmaston.
There are two references to John in the sequestration papers for Sir Thomas's estate, one concerning a lease of:
' lands in Byrrington to Mrs. Ellinor Wolryche for the payment of £350, the debts of George Wolryche Esq. due to Mr. Walter Kettleby, Mr. John Corfield and others from which said landes the said Sir Thomas Wolryche hath received noe rent since the date of the sayd lease, which was about the 28th Novemb 1640 which said debts or the Major party by reason of these troublesome times are yet unsatisfied, the landes being chargable therunto'.
John was then sent to London where he swore an affidavit to secure the benefit of an Ordinance of 1st December 1645:
'John Corfield of Huleigh in Count. Salop, Gent, maketh oath that at or upon the 25th day of November 1645, hee was sent by his master, Sir Thomas Wolryche, knt and Baronet, to the Citty of London with command to repayre ro the honoble Mr. Perpoynte and his brother in Law, John Puleston of the Middle Temple Esq and to procure them to enter his appearance to the end hee might not lose the Benefit of the Ordnance of the First of December 1645, and that accordingly one the afforesayd day hee tooke his jorney in ffeare of the forces of the Kinge, who then lay upon the rode hee could not present himself with such expedition as hee intended, and this deponent further sayth that before the sayd ffirst of December hee did deliver his sayd Commands to the sayd Gent. Jurat' 18 Septemb 1646.
John Corfield. Robt Aylett'.
Events in his life were:
• Will, 1662, The Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
John next married Dorothy on 4 Feb 1638 in Berrington, Shropshire. (Dorothy died in 1699.)