Sir Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (of Kent)

Male 1260 - 1339  (~ 79 years)

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  1. 1.  Sir Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (of Kent) was born ~1260, Cobham, Kent, England; died 25 Aug 1339, Hache, Somerset, England; was buried Beauchamp Chapel, Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Chief Baron of the Excheuquer
    • Occupation: Constable of Rochester, Dover, Canterbury & Tonbridge
    • Occupation: Sheriff of Kent



    He was the son of John de Cobham of Cobham, Kent, and of Cowling or Cooling, Kent (died bef. 30 March 1300),[2] Sheriff of Kent, Constable of Rochester and Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by wife Joan de Septvans, daughter of Sir Robert de Septvans.[3]

    His father was a brother of Sir Henry de Cobham, of Rundale, Kent (died c. 1316), Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, who married Joan Pencester (bef. 1269 - 1314/1315), daughter of Stephen de Pencester, and had Stephen de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (of Rundale) and John de Cobham (died c. 1314), without issue.[4]


    He was made Constable of Rochester Castle for life in 1303/1304, of Dover Castle, of Tonbridge Castle in 1324 and of Canterbury, all in Kent.[3] He was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1307 and between 1315 and 1320 and he also held the title of Sheriff of Kent (13001301, 1307 and 1315).[3]

    He was created 1st Baron Cobham (of (Cobham, in) Kent) in the Peerage of England by writ on 8 January 1312/1313[1] and presided at the arraignment of Lord Badlesmere for treason at Canterbury in 1322.[3]

    The family's coat of arms is as follows: Gules semy of fleurs-de-lis or, a cross argent.

    He died at Hache, Somerset, and was buried at Beauchamp Chapel, Stoke-under-Hamden, Somerset.[5]

    Marriage and issue[edit]
    Sometime prior to July 1285, Henry married Maud de Moreville, widow of Matthew de Columbers (died bef. 1284), whom she married before 1284, and daughter of Eudes de Moreville. Their son and successor was John de Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham (of Kent).


    ^ Jump up to: a b L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 77.
    Jump up ^ Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 344.
    ^ Jump up to: a b c d G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 343.
    Jump up ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 8098. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
    Jump up ^ Cokayne, et al., The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 344.

    Henry — Maud Morville. Maud (daughter of Eudes de Moreville and unnamed spouse) was born 1247. [Group Sheet]

    1. John Cobham, Knight, 2nd Lord Cobham was born (England).

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