Thomas Cobham, 5th Baron Cobham

Thomas Cobham, de jure 5th Baron Cobham (died 26 April 1471) of Sterborough Castle, and from 1460 de jure 5th Baron Cobham,[1] was an English nobleman.


Sir Thomas was the second son of Reginald de Cobham, de jure 3rd Baron Cobham by his 1st wife Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper. He was also the brother of Eleanor Cobham, who was the wife of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and accused of treasonable necromancy against Henry VI. Sir Thomas succeeded to the family estates on the death, s.p., of his niece Margaret Neville, Countess of Westmorland (nee Cobham).[2][3]

He married (2nd) Lady Anne Stafford (1446–c. 14 April 1472, bur Lingfield, Surrey), daughter of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Lady Anne Neville, and widow (married firstly April 1460) of Aubrey Vere, JP (died beheaded Tower Hill, London, 20 February 1462, interred Austin Friars Church, London), son of John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford.[4]

He died in 1471, without legitimate male issue, and was buried at Lingfield, Surrey. His will, dated 2 April 1471, was probated on 10 July 1471. His daughter, Anne, succeeded him as de jure 6th Baroness Cobham. Anne married Edward Burgh, 2nd Baron Burgh and the barony passed to her son, Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh, de jure 7th Baron Cobham.[3]


  1. Cokayne 1913, p. 355 de jure according to modern doctrine, Lord Cobham, but never so styled by contemporaries (Cokayne 1913, p. 355)
  2. Cokayne 1913, p. 355.
  3. 'Parishes: King's Walden', A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3 (1912), pp. 33-37. URL: Date accessed: 7 February 2011.
  4. Sir Bernard Burke. A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire, (Google eBook)


  • Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1913). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (Canonteign to Cutts). 3. London: The St. Catherine Press, ltd. p. 355.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Margaret Cobham
Baron Cobham
Succeeded by
Anne Cobham

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