John Brooke 2nd Baron Cobham  25
- Born: 10 Dec 1447, Cowling, Kent, England
- Marriage: Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham 
- Died: 9 Mar 1511 at age 63
- Buried: 9 Mar 1511, Colegiate Church, Cobham, Kent, England
FamilySearch ID: LZN4-3MT.
7th Ld Cobham. Of Weycroft, Devon and Cooling, Kent. There exists reasonably strong evidence of a special relationship between Thomas Phelips and the Brooke-Cobham family, seated at Cooling, Kent. The Brooke family has West Country origins and, if Thomas Phelips had been the administator or surveyor of at least some of the Booke-Cobham estates, his migration from Kent to Somerset is easily explained. Such a relationship would also explain the presence of Brooke estate documents among the Phelips family papers in the Somerset County Record Office. Further, such an influencial connection, could explain his rise in rank form yeoman in 1460 to gentleman by 1466 and his appointment to the office of Escheator fro Somerset & Dorset in 1471 and 1478. [Ref.: Ibid, p. 3-4}. Further evidence of a relationship derives from a lease extant in the Kent County Record Office in which John, Lord Cobham leased his manor of Brooke Montacute to "Jane Phillip , widow." [ Ref.: Ibid p. 3, citing Kent County Record Office ref. U601 T202].
John married Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham  [MRIN: 12859], daughter of Lord Edward Neville 1st Baron of Abergavenny  [LDJQ-GPV] and Catherine Howard . (Margaret Neville Baroness Cobham  was born about 1455 and died on 30 Sep 1506.)