Brooke, Henry, 11th Baron Cobham (1564 -1619)

Probably the stamp of Henry 11th Baron Cobham, Henry was the eldest son of William, 10th Lord Cobham, and his second wife, Frances daughter of Sir John Newton, alias Cradock. He matriculated Fellow Commoner at King's College, Cambridge, Lent 1580, and was elected Member of Parliament for Kent in 1588 9 and for Hedon in 1593. He succeeded his father as 11th Lord Cobham in 1597. His sister was the wife of Sir Robert Cecil, and he became Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1597 in succession to his father, and against the opposition of the Earl of Essex. Implicated in a plot against James I in 1603 with Sir Walter Raleigh, he was condemned to death, but the execution was never carried out and he eventually died shortly after his release from the Tower of London. There are some disparities between the arms in the stamp and those on his sister's monument in Westminster Abbey. In particular the arms of Sir Richard De la Pole whose grandson married Joan Cobham were Azure two bends wavy or, those in the stamp being those of his younger brother.

Seat / Residence(s): Cobham Hall, Kent
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Brooke, Henry, 11th Baron Cobham (1564 - 1619) (Stamp 1) Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A lion passant gardant ducally crowned
Arms: Quarterly of six 1. On a chevron a lion rampant ducally crowned (Brooke) 2. On a chevron three lions rampant (Cobham) 3. A fess between three leopards faces an annulet for difference (De la Pole) 4. A fess between ten cross crosslets (Peveril) 5. Seven mascles three, three and one (Braybrooke) 6. Fretty on a chief three roundels [bezants] (St Amand)
Quarterings: 1. On a chevron a lion rampant ducally crowned (Brooke) 2. On a chevron three lions rampant (Cobham) 3. A fess between three leopards faces an annulet for difference (De la Pole) 4. A fess between ten cross crosslets (Peveril) 5. Seven mascles three, three and one (Braybrooke) 6. Fretty on a chief three roundels [bezants] (St Amand)
Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (10), Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3), Heraldic Charges: mascles (7), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3)