Draft:Baron Cobham

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The title Baron Cobham has been created numerous times in the Peerage of England; often multiple creations have been extant simultaneously, especially in the fourteenth century.

The earliest creation was in 1313 for Henry de Cobham, Baron Cobham, who hailed from the County of Kent. The 11th Baron was attainted in 1603, but the peerage became abeyant instead of becoming extinct. In 1916, the attainder was removed and abeyance terminated in favor of the 15th Baron. Note that the 12th to 14th Barons never actually held the title. This creation became abeyant again in 1951.

In 1324, Sir Ralph de Cobham was summoned to Parliament as Baron Cobham, but this creation became extinct with the death of his son not before 1378.

In 1326, Sir Stephen de Cobham was summoned to Parliament, also as Baron Cobham. This Cobham came from Rundale, and was apparently of no relation to Sir Ralph. This creation became abeyant in 1429.

A further creation came in 1347, when Reginald de Cobham was summoned to Parliament, also as Baron Cobham. However, this creation became abeyant in 1403, de jure in 1526.

There was not another creation until 1645, when John Brooke was created Baron Cobham, but this title became extinct upon his death in 1660.

There was a final creation in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1714 for Richard Temple, Baron Cobham, who was created Viscount Cobham four years later, with which the Barony has remained merged. He was grandson of Sir Peter Temple, 2nd Baronet and his wife Christian, daughter of Sir John Leveson and his wife Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Sondes and his wife Margaret Brooke, daughter of the 10th Baron Cobham of the first creation.

Barons Cobham (of Cobham, in Kent); First Creation (1313)[edit]

On the death of the 16th Baron Cobham in 1951 the title again fell into abeyancy; the senior co-heir to the barony is Simon Rhys Shaw, a writer and great-nephew of the last Baron.[1]

Barons Cobham; Second Creation (1324)[edit]

Barons Cobham (of Runham); Third Creation (1326)[edit]

Barons Cobham (of Sterborough); Fourth Creation (1347)[edit]

Barons Cobham; Fifth Creation (1645)[edit]

Barons Cobham; Sixth Creation (1714)[edit]


  1. ^ "Cobham of Kent, Baron (E, 1313 - abeyant 1951)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk.

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Category:1313 establishments in England Category:Baronies in the Peerage of England Category:Extinct baronies in the Peerage of England Category:Abeyant peerages