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Friday, August 28, 2020

Baron John de Cobham & Lady Joan de Septvans

 121684552. Baron John de Cobham & 121684553. Lady Joan de Septvans

1230, John born in England, s/o 243369104. John de Cobham & 243369105. Maud FitzBenedict.

~1240, Joan born in England, d/o §§Sir Robert de Septvans.

1251, John, a minor when his father died, became a ward of his uncle Reginald.

12/14/1257, John’s uncle Reginald died.

[––John & Joan––]

~1258, John married Joan.

12/18/1259, John de Cobeham appointed sheriff of Kent. (S) Lists and Indexes, V9, 1898, P67.

5/19/1260, Mandate to John de Cobbeham to aid William de Say at Rouecestre. (S) CPRs.

5/13/1261, Appointment of John de Cobbeham, sheriff of Kent, to receive the knights, freemen and others of that county who lately did not do their fealty to the king, the fealty due by them to him. (S) CPRs.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons.

4/18/1264, Under Simon de Montfort, John at the siege of Rochester castle being held for the king by Earl John Warrenne.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire, ending the barons’ revolt.

8/14/1266, Pardon to John de Cobeham, Simon de Chilton, … for the death of John de Wautham, … not guilty of the said death in deed or assent, aid, procuring or receiving. (S) CPRs.

1267-71, John an itinerant justice of the Common Pleas.

8/24/1268, Appointment of … and John de Cobeham as justices in eyre for common pleas … Surrey. (S) CPRs.

1269-70, John de Cobham divided a portion of the landed goods that fell to him among his stepbrothers, the sons of his father’s 2nd wife Ione, d/o Hugh Nevill. (S) Thomas de Cobham, Bishop of Worcester, 1923, P4.

1270, John a justice of the Common Pleas with a grant of £40 yearly for the office.

2/1271, John, a Justice of the King’s bench at Westminster.

1272, Eyre at Cambridge, … justiciarij itinerantes apud Cantebrigian : videlicet magister Rogerus de Seytone, Adam de Greneuile, Johannes de Cobeham, … milites … (S) Liber Memorandorum, Clark, 2011, P129.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1273, Whereas the sheriff had mandate to distrain John de Cobbeham, … and Roger de Northwud, … (S) Calendar of the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, 1910, P105.

1273-4, John a Jusice Itinerant in Middlesex.

1273-4, John de Cobham justice for the delivery of Newgate Gaol. (S) Selden Society, V15, 1902, P21.

1275, John, a King’s Serjeant-at-law, Justice of the King’s bench, and Baron of the Exchequer.

12/10/1276, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Bobham and Hamo Hauteyn … (S) CPRs.

1/14/1277, Association of … and John de Lovetot with Roger de Northwode and John de Cobham to inquire whether Roger de Leyburn in his lifetime was indebted to the Jewry. (S) CPRs.

6/5/1277, To John de Cobham, … Order to assess 4,000 marks … upon the Jews of the realm, … (S) CCRs.

1278, Appointment of John de Cobham and Elias de Bekingham to take the assise of novel disseisin …. Abbat of Westminster … (S) 46th Annual Report, 1886, P317.

10/29/1279, Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger de Northwod and John de Cobeham, … (S) CPRs.

6/5/1280, Commitment for life to John de Cobeham of the city of Rochester at the farm which the citizens, late farmers thereof, used to render, and of the castle of Rochester. (S) CFRs.

10/29/1281, Order to the justices appointed to the keeping of the Jews, and to John de Cobeham and his fellows appointed to search the chests of chirographs, and to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer, … (S) CFRs.

10/13/1283, Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, has granted to Otto de Granson, … Witnesses: John de Vescy, Reginald de Grey, Robert de Tibetot, …, John de Cobham, Henry de Cobham, his brother, … (S) The Bigod Earls of Norfolk, Morris, 2005, P223.

8/20/1284, Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger de Northwod and John de Cobeham, … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1285, Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger de Northwod and John de Cobbeham, … touching certain lime-kilns constructed in the city and suburb of London and at Suthwerk, … (S) CPRs.

1286, Justice John de Cobham “who sate at Exon.” (S) Proceedings – Somerset, 1898, P110.

1287, For the hearing and determining Trespasses and Injuries. } The King, to his dear and faithful Ralph de Hengham, John de Cobham, and Robert de Burghull, Greeting … we have assigned you … County of Caermarthen … between Us and Rees ab Meredydd … (S) Royal Charters, Daniel-Tyssen, 1878, P83.

6/23/1288, John involved with the Queen in a suit over the manors of Lockerley and Avon. (S) Eleanor of Castile, Parsons, 1997, P172.

1289-1293, John de Cobham summoned [with others] to hear a case between Roger Doget and Margery his wife v. William de Saham at Chichester. (S) State Trials, RHS, 1906, P46.

1292, On the representation of Sir John de Cobham a visitation of Hollingborne was made by Richard de Clyve. (S) Story of Hollingborne, Cave-Brown, 1890, P44.

4/1293, Crown Roll of the county of Kent … touching bridges … the king sent John de Cobham to enquire who ought to repair the same … (S) CPRs, 2/28/1350.

1293, Joan died.


John married 2nd Methania Kirkeby.

1295, John summoned to Parliament as the senior baron of justice. (S) DNB, V3, P106.

1297, King Edward granted the lands of Adam de Bavent to John de Cobeham in order to repay John's loan to Edward of 500m. to expedite the king's ‘urgent business.’ (S) 13th Century England, Coss, 1986, P59.

1299, The liberties of John de Cobeham and Matania his wife in Orewell; …. (S) Fuedal Cambridgeshire, P239.

2/1300, John summoned judges to a council at a parliament at Westminster.

3/1300, John, age 71, died.

3/28/1300, Writ for IPM of John de Cobham. Kent: Westchalke. The manor (names of many tenants in gavelkind) … Bekkele. The manor … Aldyngton. The manor … Cobeham. The manor … Coulyngge. The manor … Schamle. The hundred … Henry de Cobeham, aged 40, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

5/10/1300, Order to deliver to Henry, son and heir of John de Cobeham, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage ; saving to Methania, late the wife of John, her dower. (S) CFRs.

Family notes:

·         Bef. 10/6/1300, “Oblations divided at mass before Prince Edward in his chapel, for the soul of Sir John de Cobham, deceased, buried that day.” (S) Liber Quotidianus, 1787, P32.

(S) Archaeologia Cantiana, Kent Arch. Soc., 1877, P55. (S) History of England, V4, Pt2, 1747.

Child of John and Joan:

i. Henry de Cobham (60842276), born 1260 in England.

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