The son of William Wilmot Corfield and Mary Rogers, at Penryn, Cornwall. He was Rector of Templecrone Parish, County Donegal 1849-1866, and also J.P. for that county. He was Domestic Chaplain to Lord Clermont. Rector of Heanor (1866 - 1879) and Vicar of Shirley from 1879 till his death. His effects were valued at £2,280 12s. 2d.
He married Sarah Weller Channer 9 January 1845 at Old Church, St. Pancras, London . They had nine children.