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Marie Corbett

Marie Corbett

Marie Corbett, the daughter of George and Eliza Gray, was born in Tunbridge Wells in 1859. George Gray was a successful entrepreneur who made a fortune from importing fruit and producing confectionery. Both George and Eliza were ardent Liberals who supported many progressive causes.

In 1881 Marie married the radical lawyer, Charles Corbett, who had an 840-acre estate at Woodgate in the village of Danehill in Sussex. The couple believed they had a responsibility to help the less fortunate members of the community and for many years the couple provided free legal advice for people living in the area.

Her daughter, Margery Corbett Ashby, recalled in her memoirs: "My mother became an energetic cyclist, rebuked by her neighbours for showing inches of extremely pretty feet and ankles; regarded as highly indecorous. It was not only to the ankles that the neighbours objected. My parents were Liberals… at that period as much hated and distrusted by the gentry as Communists are today, and regarded as traitors to their class. In consequence they boycotted them… I suspect this boycott threw my energetic mother even more fervently into good works amongst the villagers, where, in the days before the welfare state, poverty was widespread."

A friend, Mary Hamilton, later commented: "Marie Corbett, was an ardent Feminist, one small external sign being the fact that she regularly wore the breeches she had taken to when bicycling came in, at least a decade before war-time made them permissible. She was a woman of great drive, active in local affairs and local government and all good causes."

Louisa Martindale was another family friend: "My mother became friends with Marie Corbett of Danehill, a remarkable woman who not only threw herself heart and soul into the cause, but also educated her daughters (now Mrs Margery Corbett Ashby and Mrs Cicely Corbett Fisher) to take the leading place they have in public life."

After the passing of the Municipal Franchise Act Marie became a member of the Uckfield Board of Guardians. Later she was the first woman to serve on the Uckfield District Council. Marie also took an active role in national politics and was one of the three women who founded the Liberal Women's Suffrage Society. When attempts to persuade the Liberal Government to introduce measures to give women the vote ended in failure, Marie became active in the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies.

In 1906 General Election Marie's husband, Charles Corbett, became the first Liberal to be elected to represent East Grinstead in the House of Commons. Unlike the Liberal leadership, Corbett strongly supported votes for women and in 1913 helped form the East Grinstead branch of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage.

For many years Marie and her two daughters, Margery Corbett Ashby and Cicely Corbett-Fisher, made public speeches on the subject of women's rights in East Grinstead High Street. East Grinstead was a safe Conservative seat and the crowds were usually very hostile. A survey carried out in 1911 suggested that less than 20% of the women in East Grinstead supported women having the vote in parliamentary elections.

In 1911 Marie Corbett joined with Muriel, Countess de la Warr and Lila Durham to form the East Grinstead Suffrage Society. Membership was always small and meetings rarely attracted more than ten members. She was a strong opponent of the Women Social & Political Union. In March 1912 the East Grinstead Observer published a letter from her that stated: "There cannot be more than a few hundred in all who have put themselves under the leadership of the Social and Political Union for the commission of lawless activities. The members of the East Grinstead Women's Women's Suffrage Society strongly disapprove of acts of violence."

On the 23rd July 1913, Marie organised a public meeting in East Grinstead High Street in preparation for the mass rally at the NUWSS rally at Hyde Park in London on 26th July. The local newspaper claims that over 1,500 people turned up to hear the three main speakers: Marie, Edward Steer, a local politician in favour of women's rights and Laurence Housman, a writer and campaigner for the NUWSS. A group of youths started throwing tomatoes and eggs at the speakers. When the mob began hurling stones at them they were forced to seek sanctuary in a local house. It was only when the mob broke into the building that the watching police intervened.

After the vote was won Marie concentrated her efforts on reforming the workhouse system and finding homes for orphans. After successfully emptying the Uckfield Workhouse of children Marie turned her attention to other workhouses in the area.

Marie Corbett died in 1932.

My mother became an energetic cyclist, rebuked by her neighbours for showing inches of extremely pretty feet and ankles; regarded as highly indecorous. In consequence they boycotted them… I suspect this boycott threw my energetic mother even more fervently into good works amongst the villagers, where, in the days before the welfare state, poverty was widespread.

Margery's mother, Marie Corbett, was an ardent Feminist, one small external sign being the fact that she regularly wore the breeches she had taken to when bicycling came in, at least a decade before war-time made them permissible. She was a woman of great drive, active in local affairs and local government and all good causes. The house was apt to swarm with people. The Corbett's hospitality was in the best English tradition. Friends of Margery, of her younger sister Cicely - extravagantly pretty, and at the time we were at Cambridge, preparing to go Oxford and of her elder brother Adrian, then at Oxford, assembled for dances and week-end parties…. At college Margery was intensely keen on civil liberties, free trade, international good will, democracy… She spends time and energy without stint or personal ambition… She has an immense sense of duty, and must have spent a very large part of her entire life on committees and at meetings. Not to like her is and always has been impossible; she has charm and complete sincerity, and has made a success of life, in its essential relationships. She was a good daughter: she is a good wife and mother. The one boy, born during the 1914 war, when his father was in France with the B.E.F., was, as a baby, so delicate that it did not seem possible he should live; Margery insisted that he should; he has grown up a superb physical specimen.

In the 1860s mother began reading widely, and learnt how Mary Wollstonecraft had vindicated the rights of women in burning words, how Caroline Norton had struggled for her rights over her children, and how Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson showed what determination was needed by young women who wished for academic or professional education. She read Barbara Bodichon's Englishwomen's Journal, which discovered and exposed the obstacles to the employment of educated women, and she learnt about Florence Nightingale and her work on the vast problem of nursing and sanitary administration. In the 1860s women realised that the only way to civil rights, higher education, and equal status lay through the parliamentary franchise… My mother became friends with Marie Corbett of Danehill, a remarkable woman who not only threw herself heart and soul into the cause, but also educated her daughters (now Mrs Margery Corbett Ashby and Mrs Cicely Corbett Fisher) to take the leading place they have in public life.

The overwhelming victory of the Liberal Party at the polls in January 1906 gave them fresh hope but many of the most ardent women political workers were disillusioned; amongst these was my mother…. Henceforth she worked chiefly for the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, which was carrying on the work of organisation amongst those women who believed that the cause of freedom could be won without violence.

Those guilty of disturbances on Friday and Monday are a small and decreasing minority amongst suffragettes. There cannot be more than a few hundred in all who have put themselves under the leadership of the Social and Political Union for the commission of lawless activities. The members of the East Grinstead Women's Women's Suffrage Society strongly disapprove of acts of violence.

The main streets of East Grinstead were disgraced by some extraordinary proceedings on Tuesday evening. The non-militant section of the advocates of securing women’s suffrage had arranged a march and public meeting on its way to the great demonstration in London. The "procession" was not an imposing one. It consisted of about ten ladies who were members of the Suffrage Society. Mrs. Marie Corbett led the way carrying a silken banner bearing the arms of East Grinstead. The reception, which the little band of ladies got, was no means friendly. Yells and hooting greeted them throughout most of the entire march, and they were the targets for occasional pieces of turf, especially when they passed through Queen’s Road. In the High Street they found a crowd of about 1,500 people awaiting them.

Edward Steer had promised to act as chairman, and taking his stand against one of the trees on the slope he began by saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen". This was practically as far as he got with his speech. Immediately there was an outburst of yells and laughter and shouting. Laurence Housman, the famous writer, got no better than Mr. Steer. By this time pieces of turf and a few ripe tomatoes and highly seasoned eggs were flying about, and were not always received by the person they were intended for. The unsavoury odur of eggs was noticeable over a considerable area. Unhappily, Miss Helen Hoare of Charlwood Farm, was struck in the face with a missile and received a cut on the cheek and was taken away for treatment.

Some of the women were invited to take shelter in Mr. Allwork’s house, but as they entered the crowd rushed the doorway and forced themselves into the house. The police arrived and the ladies were taken out the back way and escorted them to the Dorset Arms Hotel, their headquarters, and this was for a long time besieged by a yelling mob…. Marie Corbett slipped away and took up a position lower down the High Street on the steps of the drinking fountain. A young clergyman who appealed for fair play was roughly hustled and lost his hat. Corbett had began to speak from the fountain steps but the crowd moved down the High Street and broke up her small meeting.

My mother visited the local Uckfield Workhouse and was appalled by the conditions in which orphaned and abandoned children were living in wards with the old and mentally afflicted. She stood for election as Poor Law Guardian, and became one of the first women in the country to be Guardian and Rural District Councillor. She reformed conditions in the workhouse, and gradually removed all the children, whom she boarded out with village families… When she had emptied Uckfield Workhouse, she took children from Eastbourne Workhouse and from a London borough. When she died, many of these former inhabitants of the workhouse wrote to me… and they all used the same phrase: "She was my best friend."


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As a result of the Women’s Way magazine article on Silver Surfers about which I wrote here, TV3, one of Ireland’s National TV Networks, invited us to take part in the The Seven O’Clock Show last night. So it was with a lot of butterflies in my stomach that I headed off on the three-hour drive to the Dublin Studios.

Marie Corbett, who featured in the article with me was quite honestly the most charming,funny lady I have met in a long time. It is easy to see why she is the pin-up girl for Age Action and seems to have an endless list of photo shoots and meetings with important people ,such as TV personalities and the President of Ireland no less! Marie began her cyber-career with the Age Action ‘Getting Started’ programme. Her daughter and grandchildren had moved to Armenia and with unreliable postal and telephone services,she was offered a second-hand computer to keep in contact with her family. Determined to come to terms with this new fangled technology, she says she challenged her very patient tutor, but I am certain he would have found her such a tonic that he loved showing her the ropes! Marie was awarded the ‘Most Dedicated IT Learner’ in Age Action’s 2009’s inaugural Silver Surfer awards. Enthusiasm is her middle name and she so deserves to be the Queen of the Silver Surfers in Ireland.

Marie with her lovely grand-daughter Adele .

It was a lot of fun being in TV3 studios – everyone we met from the receptionist at the door to the janitor when we left, was friendly and welcoming.The programme team were just lovely, very positive, very reassuring as indeed were the programme hosts, the beautiful and witty Lucy Kennedy and the very popular Martin King.

It is not often that older people get to feature on national television,so a A big ‘THANK YOU’ to The Seven O’Clock Show for having us there to hear why we embraced the internet and how it has been life changing for us. Hopefully we inspired others to make the leap and get engaged with modern technology and social networking. Age Action continues to organize ‘Getting Started’ programmes across Ireland to encourage older people to become familiar with this remarkable resource, right there at your fingertips!

The Irish Silver Surfers Queen and myself !

Marie and I are very conscious of the fact that we would not have enjoyed the success that we have had without the extraordinary work and dedication of Age Action, a charity for older people, that not only advocates for older people, but gets involved in the practical side of things too!

The programme can be viewed here for about two weeks from now, September 8 2015. Our segment is at about the 12 minute + point. Lots of ads!


Cicely Corbett Fisher

Cicely Corbett Fisher (1885–1959) was a British suffragist and workers' rights activist. She was one of the founders of the Liberal Women's Suffrage Group.

Cicely Corbett was born in 1885 in Danehill, East Sussex, to Charles Corbett, a Liberal Party politician and barrister, and Marie Corbett, a suffragist. [1] Cicely and her older sister Margery Corbett Ashby were taught at home by their parents and another local woman. Both parents were outspoken supporters of women's rights, and at fifteen years old, Cicely formed a society with her sister and their friends called the Younger Suffragists. [2] She began studying modern history at Somerville College, Oxford, in 1904 and there she became involved in the Oxford branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. She and Margery left the Women's Liberal Federation due to their disappointment with the Liberal Party's commitment to women's suffrage and, with their mother, they established the Liberal Women's Suffrage Group. [1] [2]

After leaving university, Corbett began working for Clementina Black's organisation, the Women's Industrial Council, which campaigned for improvements in wages and conditions for working women. She also organised conferences on behalf of the National Anti-Sweating League to demand better working conditions in certain trades. [1] She often organised speeches by exploited women workers and spoke out against child labour. [2]

Corbett married Chalmers Fisher, a liberal journalist, in 1913, and they both adopted the surname Corbett Fisher. [2] They had a daughter, Bridget Gilling, in 1922, and frequently housed students and refugees in their Sussex home. [3] In her later life, Corbett Fisher was an active member of the Labour Party and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom before her death in 1959. [1]

Between 1937 and 1939 Mrs Corbett Fisher owned MG K3004 which was driven on her behalf by H. Stuart-Wilton at Brooklands, Crystal Palace and Brighton Speed Trials.


Anne Marie Corbett Wiki

Anne Marie Corbett was born in March 1976 and from London, UK. She was the personal assistant of Ant McPartlin who is an English television presenter, TV producer, rapper, singer, comedian, and actor.

McPartlin is best known for working alongside Declan Donnelly as part of the presenting duo Ant & Dec. McPartlin came to prominence, alongside Donnelly, in the children’s drama series Byker Grove, with both of the boys establishing successful careers as television presenters, in which they are most known for presenting SMTV Live (between 1998 and 2001), I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (since 2002), and Britain’s Got Talent (since 2007).

Anne Marie Corbett Career

She is an English Media personality and even served as the secretary of Ant McPartlin. Furthermore, She has been employed by the same London-based management company as Ali Astall, Dec Donnelly’s wife, for ten years but only in 2017 began working closely with Ant.

Anne completed her education from a prestigious University and graduated with a degree. Since 2017, Anne worked closely with Ant McPartlin. Then, they were publicly seen dating since March 2018 and she even helped Ant McPartlin to battle addiction on a drink-drive conviction and divorce.

Anne Marie Corbett Age

How old is Anne Marie Corbett? She was born in March 1976 and from London, UK and she is 43 years old as of 2019. However, there is not much information about her father, mother, and siblings.

Anne Marie Corbett Husband

Earlier, she was married to Scott Corbett and they share two kids. In October 2017, they separated from her Husband and in January 2018, Ant announced that he was divorcing his wife Lisa Armstrong.

Currently, Ant is keen to ‘move on’ with Anne-Marie Corbett and according to the source Ant has reportedly handed over £31 million of his £50m fortune to Lisa.

In 2018, Anne and Ant wen for a double date with Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astal. They both first met when Anne joined his comapny as a personal assistant and in March 2018 the relationship made public and since then this duo spotted several times together.

Previously, Ant married his longtime girlfriend, make-up artist Lisa Armstrong at Cliveden, a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire on July 22, 2006. The pair remained married for 11 years before eventually announcing on 15 January 2018 that they were divorcing.

Anne Marie Corbett Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth of her is under review. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 56KG.


Series Two (September – November 2013)

21 st May 2013 DI Lindsay Denton terminates her pregnancy, at lover DCC Dryden’s behest
16 th August 2013 DCC Mike Dryden is photographed by the OCG engaging in a sex act with underage victim Carly Kirk, who goes missing that day. To fake an alibi, Dryden takes responsibility for his wife’s speeding ticket issued that evening
5 th September 2013 A police convoy transporting former OCG head-turned-witness Tommy Hunter is diverted by DI Lindsay Denton, then ambushed and three officers are killed
14 th September 2013 Tommy Hunter and DC Georgia Trotman are murdered in hospital by bent copper DS Jeremy Cole
September 2013 – DI Denton is charged with conspiracy to murder, remanded until the 18 th of November 2013, released, then rearrested and sentenced to life, serving 585 days inside until her successful appeal.


Marie Corbett

Marie Corbett (30 April 1859 – 28 March 1932) was an English suffragist, local government worker and supporter of the Liberal Party.

Marie Gray was born in Kennington, London, the daughter of Charles and Eliza Gray from Tunbridge Wells. George Gray was a successful businessman who became rich through importing fruit and producing confectionery. He and his wife Eliza were strong supporters of the Liberal Party who championed many progressive causes. In 1881 Marie Gray married Charles Henry Corbett, a barrister. Corbett was later elected Liberal MP for East Grinstead sitting from 1906 until January 1910. They had two daughters and a son. One of their daughters was Dame Margery Corbett Ashby international feminist campaigner and Liberal Parliamentary candidate.

Marie Corbett shared her parents' and her husband’s politics and was a stalwart member of the Women's Liberal Federation (WLF). She was a member of the Burgess Hill branch from 1905-09 and was sometime President of the Danehill and East Grinstead branch. Charles Corbett strongly supported votes for women. He was a partisan in Parliament of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and a vigorous campaigner outside. In 1913 he helped to form the East Grinstead branch of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage. . Like her husband and her famous daughter, Marie Corbett was more radical on women’s suffrage issues than the mainstream WLF. She was a friend of Louisa Martindale and close to other Liberal feminists. In 1904, with Margery and her other daughter Cicely, she travelled to Berlin to attend an International Women’s’ Suffrage conference and in 1907, again with Margery, she left the WLF to form the Liberal Women’s Suffrage Group. The Corbett family’s opinions and campaigning on the question of votes for women often attracted hostility in the traditionally conservative area of East Grinstead. [8] Marie and her two feminist daughters often made public speeches on the subject of women's rights in East Grinstead High Street. East Grinstead was traditionally a safe Conservative seat and the crowds were usually very hostile. A survey carried out in 1911 suggested that less than 20% of the women in East Grinstead supported women having the vote in parliamentary elections. This may have been one factor in Charles Corbett’s loss of his seat in the January 1910 general election where the Tory candidate was said to have inflicted a crushing defeat. In 1908 Mrs Corbett became honorary secretary of the Forward Suffrage Movement Within the Women’s Liberal Federation, a group founded by Eva McLaren and Frances Heron Maxwell to concentrate the suffrage efforts of Liberal women inside the Liberal Party and through the WLF. As a delegate of this group she attended a congress in Budapest in 1913 organised by the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance.

Local government welfare work

Mrs Corbett championed poor relief. She was a member of the Uckfield Board of guardians for 36 years, one of the first women poor law guardians and was also recorded as being the first woman to serve as a Rural district councillor in Uckfield. As part of her work she saw to it that all children were removed from the Workhouse and placed with foster parents. She was a founder of the Ashdown Forest Boarding-Out Committee for Poor Law Children. She was also a founder member and secretary of the East Grinstead Women’s Soroptimist Society.


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Who is Anne-Marie Corbett? Ant McPartlin's new girlfriend who worked as his PA and has two young children

The new couple's relationship has just been confirmed - here's your need-to-know.

It might be a cliche, but it appears that Ant McPartlin’s new love was under his nose the entire time.

Anne-Marie Corbett, 42 - the same age as Ant - is his personal assistant and the official line on their new relationship is that the pair “grew close during Ant’s rehab” in April 2018.

She was pictured with him when he left the rehab centre and she also accompanied him to the police station him in March, following his arrest for drink driving.

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Anne-Marie split from her husband, Scott, in October, but sources have stressed that "Ant was not linked to her marriage break up in any way".

The ex-couple have two children together, who have met Ant as they were all pictured out at a shopping trip at Harrods in early June.

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She was also pictured taking his bins out and packing him a lunch in early March - but the pair are not said to be officially living together, although they have been "living in each other&aposs pockets".

Anne-Marie&aposs appearance has changed dramatically in the last few years.

Old photographs of her show just how much she&aposs changed since getting to know the presenter.

Back in 2014, she looked very different to how she does now.

In just a few years, Anne-Marie has dramatically transformed her look.

For one, she appears to have slimmed down and tested the theory of whether or not blondes have more fun.

In this series of pictures, Anne-Marie appears to have tied her brunette hair back into a ponytail more often than not.

But now that she&aposs blonde, she&aposs grown it much longer and lets it fall down her back in bouncing tousels.

Her dress sense has changed a lot too.

Posing up for family snaps with husband Scott and their daughters, Anne-Marie&aposs wardrobe seems to have been made up of mainly jeans and T-shirts.

But pictured with Ant, the new blonde looks sophisticated in dresses and tights with buckled boots and long swooping coats.

Even dressed down in leggings and a hooded top or in ripped jeans and a parka, she looks quietly sophisticated.

Weirdly, their love affair is almost identical to Ant’s on-screen partner, Declan Donnelly.

Dec split with his partner Georgie Thompson in 2011, then started dating his and Ant’s manager, Ali Astall, in 2013.

The pair married in 2015 and Ali is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Ali was working at James Grant Management, which is the same London-based company Anne-Marie has been working at too, for the the past 10 years.

The talent agency also look after other high-profile clients like Phillip Schofield, Paddy McGuinness, Frank Lampard and Chris Moyles.

A friend told The Sun on Sunday: “He’s had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again. She has been his rock.

“They have been living in each other’s pockets, day in, day out.”

It was reported that although it is early days for their relationship, Ant credits her for pulling him back from the brink.

The friend added: “Everyone is hoping he can put the worst year of his life behind him and find happiness again. Both of them deserve it.”

Ant announced that he and his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, would be getting a divorce in January.


Anne Marie Corbett had married before

At the moment she is relishing in her second chance. Otherwise, she had the history of tying the knot with Scott Corbett. The pair shared two children together. But they grew apart from one another in 2017. A year later, McPartlin and Armstrong confirmed their split.

Anne Marie Corbett had the history of tying the knot with Scott Corbett

So, the media targeted if McPartlin had an affair with Anne Marie Corbett and as a result of it, the celebs couple went for the divorce. Nevertheless, it was only a rumor. McPartlin and Corbett only initiated their relationship after the news of the celebs couple divorce broke out. Consequently, Armstrong lashed out at the former PA, when it unveiled that she was dating McPartlin.

Both of Scott’s Instagram and Twitter accounts are switched to private mode. Armstrong followed Scott Corbett on Twitter to explore out the details. But none of the details followed even after contacting Corbett’s ex-husband, Scott.


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