• Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Dating to 9th Century AD Ireland and possibly Scotland, The Title of Corab was a selected Position of some responsibility within the early Medieval Church. Not an Ordained position, but vested with similar authority, The Corab was the ''Caretaker of Church Lands'' (Real Property).


Translated from The Gaelic to mean ''Successor'' (but without Legal standing in Church Liturgical ''Court''), The Corab monitored those Priests who married and their lawful Heirs to not only their Father's position within The Church, but the maintenance and stewardship of Church lands passed on thru Fatherhood.


Prior to the Reformation of Church Law (within The Catholic Church) – which forbade Priests from marrying and bearing children – Priest maintained their Parish Lands and Property for The Church. It was expected, if married, that any offspring of The Priest (if Male), would become Ordained as Clergy themselves when grown and continue with the maintaining of Church Property. The Corab ensured that this was done withing Church Law.


After the 12th Century AD (and The Reforms), The need for The Corab was abolished.