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Eleanor Cobham[1]

Female Abt 1410 - 1452  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Cobham  [2, 3
    Born Abt 1410  Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Jul 1452  Beaumaris Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3951  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Sir Reynald Cobham, 3rd Baron,   b. 1381, Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1446  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Colepeper,   b. Abt 1385, Rayel, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1420  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Humphrey Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Gloucester,   b. 3 Oct 1390,   d. 23 Feb 1447  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Bef 1431  [3
    Children 
    +1. Antigone Plantagenet, (Bastard Child),   b. Bef 1421, Westminister, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1410 - Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jul 1452 - Beaumaris Castle Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He [Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester] m. 2ndly, in 1428, Eleanor, daughter of Sir Reynold Cobham, by his 1st wife, Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Colepepper. She, for whom robes of the Garter were provided in 1432, and later, was tried, Oct 1441, for witchcraft and sorcery, and indicted for treason as aiming at the King's life. She was condemned and put to public penance in London, and sentenced to perpetual imprisonment.

      She d. a prisoner in 1454, in Peel Castle, Isle of Man. Humphrey dsp. legit probably from natural causes, 23 Feb 1446/7, aged 56, though being found dead while under arrest, his end excited popular suspicion. His body was taken to the Friars Minor at Babwell, and thence by stages by way of Newmarket and Ware to St. Albans Abbey, of which he had been a benefactor and confrater, and buried 4 Mar 1446/7 in a tomb which he had prepared there. He d. intestate. At his death all his honours became extinct. [Complet Peerage V:730-7] [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S906] Gary Boyd Roberts - Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, Gary Boyd Roberts, (GPC, 1993. (2nd edition scheduled for 2002)).

    3. [S915] Royal Genealogies, Henry Churchyard, (http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/royalgen.html), http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r09.html#I1598 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S916] Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, The, George E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), Page. V 730-7 (Reliability: 0).