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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baron Henry de Cobham

 60842276. Baron Henry de Cobham

1260, Henry born in Somerset, England, s/o 121684552. John de Cobham & 121684553. Joan Septvans. [Henry known as “the younger” to his uncle Henry of Roundall.]

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.


6/18/1294, Writ de intendo … Henry de Cobeham, knight, sent to keep the islands of Gerneseye and Gereseye. [Appointed as a justice to hold assizes and other pleas. Henry became ill and Nicholas de Ceyni was appointed in his place.]

7/20/1294, Reappointment of Henry de Cobeham, who has recovered from his illness, … (S) CPRs.

11/1/1295, Protection with clause volumus for 1 year [17 persons] on the king’s service with Henry de Cobeham in the islands of Gerneseye and Gereseye. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1296, Henry still in custody of the islands of Jereseie and Gerneseie. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 7/31/1297, Henry returned to England. (S) CPRs.

3/1300, Henry’s father died.

3/28/1300, Writ for IPM of John de Cobham. Kent: Westchalke. The manor … 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 (stepmother), late the wife of John, her dower. (S) CFRs.

6/1300, Sir Henry de Cobham, Sir Reginald de Cobham, Sir Stephen de Cobham, and Sir Henry de Cobham le uncle at the siege of Carlaverock castle. (S) Villare Cantianum: or Kent Surveyed, Philipot, 1776, P120. [This Henry was knighted at Carlaverock. (S) History of the Weald of Kent, V2, Pt1, 1874, P306.]

12/18/1301, Letters of credence to the knights, good men and commonality of the county of Kent to Ralph de Sandwico and Henry de Cobeham, sent their on affairs committed to them by word of mouth. (S) CPRs.

12/10/1302, Commission to Robert de Burghessh and Henry de Cobeham the younger to enquire touching vagavonds in the counties of Kent and Sussex. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1303, Association of John de Northwode, the elder, with  Robert de Burghessh and Henry de Cobeham the younger … (S) CPRs.

1/14/1304, Commitment for life to Henry de Cobeham of the city of Rochester and the castle of that city, at the rent of £12 for the city and £36 4s for the keeping of the castle and for the wards pertaining thereto, as John de Cobeham, his father. (S) CFRs.

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

10/30/1307, Henry de Cobeham, going beyond seas [to Ponthieu] by the king’s command, to remain there for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

8/1310, Henry in the service of King Edward as he left for Scotland.

1310, King Edward, invading Scotland, would spend a year on the expedition with no major conflicts, using Berwick as his base of operations.

[10/9/1311, Commitment during pleasure to Henry de Cobeham the younger of the keeping of all the lands of the Templars in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. (S) CFRs. Henry “the younger” also appears 6/20/1313, 2/19/1315, 10/20/1315, 5/18/1316, 5/28/1317, & 3/8/1319. … 7/1/1314, John de Bello Campo, lord of Hacche, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Cobham, lord of Cobham, 600 marks, … county of Somerset. (S) CCRs. Henry’s son John appears to be administering the estates. Also see family notes.]

11/1/1314, Henry de Cobeham the elder to deliver county of Kent and the castle of Canterbury to William de Basyng. (S) CFRs.

1319, Henry of Hacche, Somerset, died.

9/26/1319, Order to take into the king's hand the lands late of Henry de Cobbeham the elder, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

Family notes:

·         Henry de Cobham, lord of Cobham, appears to be Henry “the younger”.

·         Henry de Cobham of Rundale (b.1240, d.1316) married Joan, d/o Stephen de Penchester & Margaret de Burgo. This Henry’s heir was Stephen de Cobeham of Rundall named in the 1334-5 Kent subsidy.

Child of Henry and Maud:

i. John de Cobham (30421138), born ~1285 in England.

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