John Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent

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Sir John Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham
of Kent
Bornc. between 1285-1301
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
Service/branchFlag Kingdom of England.gif Navy Royal
Years of service1339–1360
UnitWestern Fleet
Cinque Port Fleet
Commands heldLord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle
Constable of Rochester Castle
Admiral of the West
Admiral of the Cinque Ports Fleet
Battles/warsBattle of Sluys

Admiral Sir John Cobham or John de Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent (between 1285-1301 – 1355), was an English Knight,[1] military commander and later politician who held a number of important offices in Kingdom of England from 1320 until 1355.[2]

Naval Career

In 1320 he was appointed Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, succeeding his father in both positions. he was knighted in 1326. In 1334 he was appointed, along with his father, Constable of Rochester Castle.[3] In 1335 he was appointed Admiral of the West for the region south and west of the Thames, England. He was also appointed to the office of Admiral of the Cinque Ports Fleet jointly with Sir Peter Bard until 1336. Prior to the creation of a single Admiralty Office in 1414 covering all of England, the English Navy was divided into geographical commands or Regional Admiralties.

Political Career

After 1350, he served in Parliament for districts in Kent.[4] He died in 1355 and is said to have been buried at Greyfriars, London.


He was the second baron of the family of Cobhams of Cobham.[1] He was the eldest son and heir of Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham and Maude de Morville[5]. He married Joan of Beauchamp, daughter of John Lord Beauchamp; after her death. He later married one Agnes Stone of Dartford. He was father ofThomas de Cobham; Joan Margaret LeStrange (de Cobham); Joan de Cobham and John de Cobham, 3rd Baron Cobham.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry. Baltimore, MD: GPC, 2005. 902.
  2. "Sir John de Cobham, 2nd Baron Cobham". geni_family_tree. MyHeritage Ltd. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
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