Saturday, December 17, 2011

G25: 30421138 Cobham-Beauchamp

30421138. Lord John de Cobham & 30421139. Joan de Beauchamp

~1285, John born in England, heir & s/o 60842276. Lord Henry de Cobham & 60842277. Maud de Morville.

~1295, Joan born in England, d/o 60841988. Lord John de Beauchamp & 60841989. Joan ?.

3/1300, John’s grandfather of the same name died.

6/24/1306, Creditor: … of Sir John de Cobham. Amount: 120m. (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1312-3, John, Knight of the Shire for Kent.

1313, John married to Joan; her father giving her a marriage portion of 400£. (S) Proceedings, Somerset, V44, 1898, P110.

1320, John appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover castle.

1323, …  11 acres of land in 'Boyteghe' field in Bekesbourne parish, in the holding ('tenura') of 'Dominus' John of Cobham ('Cobeham'). (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1326, John of Cobham in Kent, knighted.

8/15/1326, Appointment of Maurice de Brune, Robert de Echyngham, John de Cobham and … to survey the ships of over 50 tons in the towns and ports of … and to see that they join Nicholas Keriel, admiral of the Western fleet at Portsmouth, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

10/16/1331, Licence for John de Cobham to enfeoff Master John de Fodringhey of the manor fo Bekisbourne, … and for him to re-grant the same to the said John and Joan his wife, for their lives, … Kent. (S) CPRs.

1334-5, Henry and son John appointed jointly as Constable of the city and castle of Rochester for their lives.

1335, John named Admiral for the West Region of the Thames.

6/15/1336, To John de Cobham and Thomas de Brokhull, collectors in co. Kent of the 10th and 15th, … (S) CCRs.

6/13/1339, John de Cobeham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ho, knight, and to Philip le Despenser, 500 marks; to be levied … in co. Kent. (S) CCRs. [Philip and Thomas owed John 300 marks in Hertford.]

8/1339, John attended the funeral of his father in Somerset.

10/28/1339, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, John de Cobham, William Trussel and William Scot, … (S) CPRs.

1341, Settlement: Sir Hugh de Courteney, Earl of Devonshire and Sir John de Cobham: manors of Benknolle, Chisebury and Henton. (S) UKNA.

9/12/1342, John summoned to a council with the king prior to his departure to Brittany.

1343, John ordered to service in France with men-at-arms and archers.

8/28/1343, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, John de Cobham, William de Shareshull, … (S) CPRs.

2/7/1344,Commission … touching the persons who take from the realm good sterling money … William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, John de Cobham, … } Kent.

1344, Joan died. John Sheppy, bishop of Rochester, extolled Lady Cobham’s piety and enumerated her vitrues in a sermon composed [but never preached] at her funeral. (S) Art, Identity and Devotion, Smith, 2003, P1.

John married 2nd Agnes Stone, d/o Richard of Dartford, Kent.

8/28/1345, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, William Trussel of Flore, John de Cobham, … (S) CPRs.

1346, John Cobham and his associates, keepers of the coast in Kent … Request to be released from service as keepers of the coast, the petitioners having remained in service for fourteen weeks from the time they received their commission; the people arrayed for defence are simple and of little value; news has reached the commissioners that the king has arrived safely in Normandy.

1347, John received mandates about Scottish prisoners being held at Rochester.

8/27/1348, Commission to John de Cobham, Roger Husee, … that none should infringe the statute of Northampton, came in large number to Athewalden, co. Kent, and there broke the close of Reginald de Cobham, … (S) CPRs.

11/24/1350, John 1st summoned to parliament for Kent.

2/25/1351, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Cobham to the prior and Carmelite Friars of Huche … land in Hyche … for the enlargement of their dwelling place. (S) CPRs.

2/25/1355, John, knt. and 2nd Lord Cobham, died; buried in the church of Cobham.

(S) Archaeologia Cantiana, Kent Arch. Soc., 1877, P63.  (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P902.

Family notes:

·         Agnes remarried to Roger de Grandison [his 5th]. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V19, 1892, P199.

·         Another “John de Cobham”: 2/6/1344, Grant to John de Cobham, king’s yoeman, son of the king’s aunt Mary, countess of Norfolk, … (S) CPRs. [This John, born aft. 1328, s/o Mary Braose, widow of Ralph de Cobham, who married Earl Thomas of Brotherton, created a knight banneret in 1354 with lands in Norfolk.]

Children of John and Joan:

i. Joan de Cobham (7605284), born ~1320 in England.

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