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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lord John de Cobham & Joan de Beauchamp

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

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

~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 succeeded Edward I as King of England.

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

[––John & Joan––]

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.

2/20/1325, Edward II to John de Cobham and Ralph Savage: the selection of archers. (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 of 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.

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 in Kent. 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.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy.

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 14 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.

10/17/1346, Battle of Nevill’s Cross. Just west of Durham, the battle ended with the rout of the Scots and the capture of King David II of Scotland.

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

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England.

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.

5/2/1351, Grant to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, of the keeping of the king's castle and town of Rochester for life, after the death of John de Cobham, who now has the keeping for life of the kings grant by letters patent. (S) CFRs.

5/20/1252 at Cobham, John de Cobham to John de Thoresby, bishop of Worcester, chancellor: request for the discharge of a man who has done his military service in coastal defence. (S) UKNA.

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.

Children of John and Joan:

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