Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham

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Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (* around 1260; † August 25, 1339 in Hache ) was an English nobleman .

Origin and family

He was the elder son and heir of John de Cobham, lord of Cobham and cowling in Kent . His father was the Sheriff of Kent, Constable of Rochester Royal Castle and one of the Barons of the Exchequer . His mother was Joan Septvans, daughter of Sir Robert de Septvans.

life and career

Henry was probably born in 1260, because he was 40 years old when his father died in 1300. On May 10th, 1300 he was enfeoffed with his father's land. In the same year he took part in a campaign against Scotland during the Scottish War of Independence . Between 1311 and 1315 he took part in other campaigns against Scotland. In 1303 he was appointed constable of Rochester Castle for life. From 1315 to 1316 he was also Constable of Dover Castle and 1307 and from 1315 to 1320 Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports .

On January 8, 1313 King called him Edward II. By Writ of Summons in the Parliament called and gave him so the hereditary peerage Baron Cobham (of Kent). During the Despenser War from 1321 he loyally supported King Edward II. In 1322 he led the legal proceedings in Canterbury against Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, who was accused of high treason . Eventually he was made governor of Tonbridge Castle in 1324 .

Before July 1285 he had married Maud de Morville, widow of Metthew de Columbers. He died in Hache on August 25, 1339 at the age of 79 and was buried in Beauchamp Chapel in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset .

He was followed by his son John de Cobham as 2nd Baron Cobham.

Literature and web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Complete Peerage , Volume 3, p. 343
  2. The Complete Peerage , footnote c to p. 343; Wallace: the Lords of Cobham
  3. Peerage: COBHAM (co Kent) at Leigh Rayment's Peerage
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New title created Baron Cobham
John de Cobham
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Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere