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  • ID: I24608
  • Name: Eleanor COBHAM 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1410 in Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Surrey, England
  • Death: 7 JUL 1452 in Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, Wales (as a prisoner accused of withcraft) 3
  • Death: 1454 in Peel Castle, Isle of Man, England (as a prisoner accused of witchcraft) 4 2
  • Note:
    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. [Complete Peerage V:730-7]

    Note: Douglas Richardson, citing work by Ralph A. Griffiths, states that Elenaor died in Wales in 1452. Eleanor was moved from Peel Castle to Wales in 1449.




    Father: Reginald 3rd Baron COBHAM , of Sterborough, Sir b: 1381 in Sterborough Castle, Lingfield, Surrey, England
    Mother: Eleanor COLEPEPER b: ABT 1389 in Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent, England

    Marriage 1 Humphrey PLANTAGENET , Duke of Gloucester b: 3 OCT 1390 in Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England
    • Married: 1428 in 2nd wife 4 2

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: V:730-7
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1a-33
    3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 11 Oct 2003
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: V:736
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