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John de Cobham
(-After 1247)
Daughter of Warine Fitz Benedict
Sir Robert de Septvans Knight
(Abt 1215-)
John Cobham
(-Bef 1300)
Joan de Septvans
Henry Cobham
(Abt 1260-1339)


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Henry Cobham

  • Born: Abt 1260, Cobham, Strood, Kent, England 141
  • Died: 15 Aug 1339, Hatch Beachamp, Somerset, England about age 79 141
  • Buried: Beauchamp Chapel, Somerset, England 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 141
Henry de Cobham, son and heir of John de Cobham of Cobham and Cowling, Kent (died 1300, before 30 March), Constable of Rochester and one of the Barons of the Exchequer, by his 1st wife, Joan, daughter and coheir of Sir Robert de Septvans, had livery of his father's lands 10 May 1300, being then aged, 40, in which year (as again 1311-15) he was in the expedition to Scotland; Constable of Rochester, for life, 1303/4; as "Henry de Cobham junior" he was Constable of Dover Castle, and Warden of the Cinquec Ports, 1315-16. He was summoned to Parliament from 8 January 1312/3, to 22 January 1335/6), by writs directed Henrico de Cobham, whereby he is held to have become Lord Cobham. He sided with Edward II against the rebellious Barons, and presided at Canterbury at the arraignment of Lord Badlesmere as a traitor in 1322. Governor of Tonbridge Castle, 1324.

Henry Cobham married, before July 1285, when she was living, Maud, widow of Matthew de Columbers, daughter of Eudes de Moreville. He died 25 August 1339, aged 79, at Hache, and was buried in the Beauchamp chapel at Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, pp. 343-344

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