Sir George Brooke, KG, 9th Baron Cobham

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Sir George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham

Also Known As: "George Brooke", "George Broke"
Birthplace: Cowling, Kent, England
Death: September 29, 1558 (56-65)
Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Cobham, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brooke, 8th Lord Cobham and Dorothy Heydon, Lady Cobham
Husband of Anne Braye
Father of Elisabeth Brooke, Marchioness of Northampton; Catherine Brooke; William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham; George Brooke, MP; Thomas Brooke, MP and 4 others
Brother of Dame Elizabeth Brooke; William Brooke; John Brooke; Thomas Brooke; Margaret Brooke and 4 others

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About Sir George Brooke, KG, 9th Baron Cobham


George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c. 1497 - 29 September 1558)[3] KG, lord of the Manor of Cobham, Kent and of Cooling Castle, Kent, was an English peer, soldier and magnate, who participated in the political turmoil following the death of King Henry VIII.

Edward Hasted, 'Parishes: Cobham', in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (Canterbury, 1797), pp. 404-442. British History Online [accessed 27 May 2021].

His direct descendant, Sir George Brooke, lord Cobham, procured his lands to be disgavelled by the act of the 31st of king Henry VIII. He was a person of great eminence in his time, especially in the reign of king Edward VI. being then a privy counsellor, knight of the Garter, and lord deputy of Calais; and among the Harleian manuscripts, No. 283 and 284, is a large collection of letters on state affairs, to and from this lord Cobham, lord deputy, during the reigns of king Henry VIII. king Edward, and queen Mary; (fn. 13) but in the 1st year of the latter reign he was committed prisoner to the tower of London, on suspicion of being concerned with Sir Thomas Wyatt in his insurrection, though he was shortly after released from thence. He resided both at Cowling-castle and Cobham-hall, at the former of which he died in the 5th and 6th years of king Philip and queen Mary, and was buried among his ancestors in this church. By Anne his wife, sister and coheir of John lord Bray, he had ten sons and four daughters, as appears by his monument in this church. Of the sons, William was the eldest; George, the second, married Christian, daughter and heir of Richard Duke, of Otterton, in Devonshire, by whom he had Duke Brooke and others; Thomas, the third, left two daughters and coheirs; John, the fourth son, called also Cobham, lies buried in Newington church, near Sittingborne, where there is a neat monument overhim; Sir Henry Brooke, the 5th son, called also Cobham; had several sons and daughters, of whom the second son, Sir John Brooke, of Hekington, in Lincolnshire, was, anno 20 king Charles I. in consideration of his sufferings for his loyalty, advanced to the title of lord Cobham, to enjoy the same as amply as any of his ancestors had done.


Life Sketch

Brooke was the oldest surviving son of Thomas Brooke, 8th Baron Cobham and Dorothy Heydon, a daughter of Sir Henry Heydon. His paternal grandparents were John Brooke, 7th Baron Cobham and Margaret Neville, daughter of Edward Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny and Katherine Howard. His maternal grandparents were Sir Henry Heydon and Anne Boleyn, daughter of Geoffrey Boleyn and cousin to King Henry VIII's second wife and queen consort, Anne Boleyn. The 3rd Baron Bergavenny was the youngest son of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and his second wife, Lady Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and sister of King Henry IV. Bergavenny's wife, Katherine Howard, was the daughter of Sir Robert Howard and Lady Margaret Mowbray. Katherine's brother was the first Howard Duke of Norfolk. Norfolk was an ancestor to the two wives of Henry VIII that were beheaded, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

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Sir George Brooke, KG, 9th Baron Cobham's Timeline

Cowling, Kent, England
Kent, England
Swanscombe, Kent, England, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
November 1, 1527
Cobham, Kent, England
Cobham, Kent, , England
January 27, 1533
December 30, 1533
April 22, 1535