Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 3: Cobham of Kent

COBHAM (of Kent)

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Volume 3, page 346:
He [Edward (Brooke), Lord Cobham (d. 1464)], m. Elizabeth, da. of James (TUCHET), LORD AUDLEY, by his 2nd wife, Eleanor, illegit. da. of Thomas (HOLAND), EARL OF KENT.

In November 1436 it was agreed that Edward and Elizabeth would be married by 2 February 1436/7 [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1435-41, p. 101]. Therefore, Elizabeth appears to have been the daughter of James Tuchet, not by his 2nd wife, Eleanor (whose marriage had not been consummated by 14 February 1429/30), but by his 1st wife, Margaret Roos [see Complete Peerage, vol. 1, p. 341]. This is the parentage indicated by a later visitation pedigree [Harleian Society, vol. 32, p. 10; from Harleian MS 1552, a composite version from the visitations of Norfolk, 1563, 1589, and 1613].

(Complete Peerage, volume 14, corrects the account of Audley, making James Tuchet's 2nd wife, Eleanor, the illegitimate daughter of Edmund (de Holland), 4th Earl of Kent, by Constance, widow of Thomas (Le Despencer), Earl of Gloucester, and daughter of Edmund (of Langley), 1st Duke of York. See further details at vol.4, p.281, note d (Despenser) and vol.7, p.161, note h (Kent).)

[The chronological and pedigree evidence was provided by Douglas Richardson in July 2002.]

Volume 3, page 346:
He [Edward (Brooke), Lord Cobham], d. 1464, before 8 Nov., when his widow Joan [sic] had pardon for having m. without lic. Christopher WORSLEY, "the King's servant."

Edward's widow Joan remarried secondly to Robert Palmer, esquire. Both were alive 12 October 1479 [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1476-1485, no 748 (pp. 221, 222)].

[This evidence was provided by Rosie Bevan in March 2004.
Item last updated: 20 June 2004.]