Biography of Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 1470-1529

Paternal Family Tree: Brooke Baron Cobham

Maternal Family Tree: Emmeline Riddlesford 1223-1276

1509 Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

1513 Battle of the Spurs

1514 Marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France

1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold

1521 Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

On 06 Jun 1464 [his grandfather] Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham (age 49) died at Cobham, Kent. He was buried at Cobham, Kent. His son [his father] John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 16) succeeded 7th Baron Cobham.

Before 1470 [his father] John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 22) and [his mother] Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham (age 15) were married. She by marriage Baroness Cobham. They were fourth cousins. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1470 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham was born to John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 22) and Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham (age 16). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1495 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 25) and Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham (age 29) were married. She by marriage Baroness Cobham. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1497 [his son] George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham was born to Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 27) and [his wife] Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham (age 31).

Around 1503 [his daughter] Elizabeth Brooke was born to Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 33) and [his wife] Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham (age 37).

In 1506 [his mother] Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham (age 52) died.

In 1507 [his wife] Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham (age 41) died.

In 1507 [his daughter] Margaret Brooke was born to Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 37) and [his wife] Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham (age 41).

Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On 23 Jun 1509 King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 17) created Knights of the Bath ...

Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 26)

Henry Scrope 7th Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 27)

George Fitzhugh 7th Baron Fitzhugh (age 23)

William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy (age 31)

Henry Daubeney 1st Earl Bridgewater (age 15)

Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 39)

Henry Clifford 1st Earl of Cumberland (age 16)

Maurice Berkeley 4th Baron Berkeley (age 42)

Thomas Knyvet (age 24)

Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor (age 42)

Thomas Parr (age 26)

Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde (age 32)

Richard Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer (age 29)

Henry Ughtred 6th Baron Ughtred

Francis Cheney (age 28)

Henry Wyatt (age 49)

George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 22)

Sir Thomas Metham of Metham, Yorkshire

Sir Thomas Bedingfield

John Shelton (age 32)

Either Giles Alington (age 26) or his son Giles Alington (age 10).

Sir John Trevanion

Sir William Crowmer

Sir John Heydon of Baconsthorpe in Norfolk

Goddard Oxenbridge

Henry Sacheverell (age 34).

On 09 Mar 1512 [his father] John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 64) died at Cowling, Kent. He was buried at Church of St Mary Magdalene, Cobham. His son Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 42) succeeded 8th Baron Cobham.

Battle of the Spurs

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII (age 22) fought at Thérouanne [Map] during the Battle of the Spurs.

Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 45) (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (age 36), Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 43), Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex 3rd Count Eu, John de Vere 15th Earl of Oxford (age 42) and Anthony Wingfield (age 26). John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell (age 18), William Compton (age 31), John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford (age 48) and William Hussey (age 41) was knighted by King Henry VII of England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West (age 56) and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor (age 46) was created Knight Banneret.

Louis I d'Orléans Duc de Longueville 1480-1516 was captured.

Arthur Hopton (age 24) was knighted for his bravery.

In 1514 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 44) was appointed Knight Banneret.

Before 27 Sep 1514 Robert Southwell (age 38) and [his future wife] Elizabeth Calthorpe Baroness Cobham (age 26) were married.

Marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France

On 09 Oct 1514 Louis XII King France (age 52) and Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 18) were married at Abbeville, Somme. She by marriage Queen Consort France. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (age 37), Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West (age 57), Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 44) and his son [his son] George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (age 17), Bishop Thomas Ruthall (age 42) and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset (age 27) attended. The difference in their ages was 33 years. She the daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England. He the son of Charles Valois Duke Orléans and Mary La Marck Duchess Orléans. They were second cousin twice removed.

After 16 Jan 1516 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 46) and Elizabeth Calthorpe Baroness Cobham (age 28) were married. She by marriage Baroness Cobham. In some sources she is described as 'Elizabeth Fowthewel' which is probably a typo of the name of her first husband Robert Southwell. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1517 [his son] George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (age 20) and [his daughter-in-law] Anne Braye Baroness Cobham (age 15) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1518 [his wife] Elizabeth Calthorpe Baroness Cobham (age 30) died.

After 1518 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 48) and Elizabeth Hart Baroness Cobham (age 43) were married. She by marriage Baroness Cobham. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1520 [his son-in-law] Thomas Wyatt (age 17) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Brooke (age 17) were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

In Jun 1520 Henry VIII (age 28) hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem [Map].

Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (age 42) carried the Sword of State.

Bishop John Stokesley (age 45) attended as Henry VIII's chaplain.

Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 36), Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth (age 42), Anthony Poyntz (age 40), William Coffin (age 25), William "Great" Courtenay (age 43), Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 37), William Paston (age 41), William Denys (age 50), Richard Cecil (age 25), William Parr 1st Baron Parr of Horton (age 37), Ralph Neville 4th Earl of Westmoreland (age 22), John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt (age 40), Henry Guildford (age 31), Marmaduke Constable (age 40), William Compton (age 38), William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy (age 42), Thomas Cheney (age 35), Henry Willoughby (age 69), John Rodney (age 59), John Marney 2nd Baron Marney (age 36), William Sidney (age 38), John de Vere 14th Earl of Oxford (age 20), John de Vere 15th Earl of Oxford (age 49), Edmund Walsingham (age 40), William Skeffington (age 55) and Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West (age 63) attended.

William Carey (age 20) jousted.

William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne (age 50) organised.

Jane Parker Viscountess Rochford (age 15) attended.

Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 50), Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby 10th Baron Latimer (age 48), Anthony Wingfield (age 33), William Scott (age 61), Thomas Wriothesley (age 32), Bishop Thomas Ruthall (age 48), Margaret Dymoke aka Mistress Coffin (age 20) and Edward Chamberlayne (age 36) were present.

Before 1521 [his former brother-in-law] Philip Calthorpe (age 40) and Jane Boleyn (age 35) were married.

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham (age 43) was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London [Map]. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk (age 48) presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (age 43) and Henry Guildford (age 32) acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 51), Anthony Poyntz (age 41) and Edmund Walsingham (age 41) as jurors.

On 19 Jul 1529 Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham (age 59) died. He was buried at St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard, Cobham. His son [his son] George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (age 32) succeeded 9th Baron Cobham. [his daughter-in-law] Anne Braye Baroness Cobham (age 28) by marriage Baroness Cobham.

On 31 Mar 1552 [his former wife] Elizabeth Hart Baroness Cobham (age 77) died.

James Stanley and Anne Hart were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

William Paston and Bridget Heydon were married.

[his daughter] Mary Brooke Baroness Bergavenny was born to Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham and Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham.

[his son] Thomas Brooke was born to Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham and Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham.

Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 1470-1529 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King Edward III of England 1312-1377

John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399

Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland 1364-1425

Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland 1379-1440

John Neville 3rd Baron Neville of Raby 1337-1388

Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby

Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

Royal Ancestors of Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 1470-1529

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Royal Descendants of Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 1470-1529

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 2

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 3

Ancestors of Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 1470-1529

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Brooke Baron Cobham

GrandFather: Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gerard Braybrooke

Great x 3 Grandfather: Gerard Braybrooke

Great x 2 Grandfather: Reginald Braybrooke

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joan Braybrooke 5th Baroness Cobham 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Pole

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Pole

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Norwich

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Pole 4th Baroness Cobham 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Cobham 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Courtenay Baroness Cobham Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Father: John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Tuchet

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Tuchet 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Audley 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Abrichecourt

Great x 1 Grandfather: James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Stafford

Great x 3 Grandfather: Humphrey Stafford 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Stafford 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Audley Heighley 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Greville of Southwick

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Greville

GrandMother: Elizabeth Tuchet Baroness Cobham 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Fitzalan 1st Baron Arundel Baron Maltravers 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros of Helmsley 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Maltravers 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Maltravers 2nd Baroness Maltravers Baroness Arundel and Cobham 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Gwenllian Unknown

Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville of Raby 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Euphemia Clavering Baroness Neville Raby 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville of Raby 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley of Stratton Audley 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke and Neville 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Iseult Mortimer 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Percy 9th and 1st Baron Percy

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Percy 10th and 2nd Baron Percy 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Fitzalan Baroness Percy 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Clare Baroness Clifford Baroness Welles 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Edward Neville 1st Baron Bergavenny Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Edward II of England Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Edward III of England Son of King Edward II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabella of France Queen Consort England 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Hainault I Count Hainault III Count Avesnes III Count Holland II Count Zeeland 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Valois Countess Zeeland Holland Avesnes and Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Giles "Payne" Roet

Great x 2 Grandmother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Mother: Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Howard

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Howard 2 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Cornwall Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Howard 3 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Scales 3rd Baron Scales 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Scales 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Ufford Baroness Scales

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Howard 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Tendring

Great x 2 Grandmother: Alice Tendring

GrandMother: Katherine Howard Baroness Bergavenny 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Mowbray 4th Baron Mowbray Baron Segrave 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Plantagenet Baroness Mowbray Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke of Norfolk 2 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Segrave 4th Baron Segrave 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Segrave 5th Baroness Segrave Baroness Mowbray Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Plantagenet 2nd Countess Norfolk Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl of Surrey 11th Earl of Arundel 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England