RICHARD COBBE, born in 1607; returned Knight of the Shire for Hampshire, 1656; who wedded Honor, daughter of Sir Richard Norton Bt, of Rotherfield, and had issue,
THOMAS COBBE, Governor of the Isle of Man, who espoused Veriana, daughter of James Chaloner MP during the Long Parliament, by his wife Ursula, daughter of Sir Philip Fairfax, of Steeton, and had issue,
CHARLES, his heir;George, General in the army;Henry, Vicar of Templeton;Thomas Alexander, East India Company;William Power, Captain RN.
CHARLES, his heir;
Thomas, Barrister; father of LEURIC CHARLES;
Henry (Rev), Rector of Maulden;
THOMAS MABERLEY, his heir;
Charles Conway Grahame;
Janet Corrine; Vereana Estelle Beresford.
Francis Charles (1913-49).
Shortly after the Archbishop's death in 1765 his son, Colonel Thomas Cobbe MP, whose wife was Lady Elizabeth Beresford, added an enormous drawing-room and a picture gallery to hold the extensive collection of Old Master paintings.
This room, forty-five feet long, was given a Rococco ceiling.
In the Red Drawing Room, added by them, they lavishly entertained and hung many of their superb pictures, purchased on their behalf by the incumbent of Donabate Church, the Rev Matthew Pilkington, who was well qualified to buy on their behalf, as it was he who composed the first major English Dictionary of Painters.