Baron Cobbold

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Barony of Cobbold
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
COA of Cobbold.svg
Sable, a chevron or between in chief two bezants, and in base a lion passant guardant or, on a chief dancetté of the last two ducal coronets azure[1]
Creation date 23 November 1960
Monarch Elizabeth II
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Cameron Cobbold
Present holder David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold
Heir apparent Henry Lytton-Cobbold
Remainder to 1st Baron's heirs male lawfully begotten
Seat(s) Knebworth House
Armorial motto Rebus angustis fortis ("Brave in adversity")

Baron Cobbold, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1960 for the banker Cameron Cobbold.[2] He was Governor of the Bank of England from 1949 to 1961.[3]

The second Baron succeeded in 1987.[3] In 1961, he assumed by deed poll the additional surname of Lytton, which was the maiden name of his mother Lady Hermione Lytton, through whom the family inherited Knebworth House.[4][5] From 2000 he was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers who remained in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sat as a cross-bencher until his retirement in 2014.

Several other members of the Cobbold family have also gained distinction. The first Baron was the grandson of Nathaniel Fromanteel Cobbold, who was the son of John Cobbold, Member of Parliament for Ipswich, and brother of John Cobbold, Thomas Cobbold and Felix Cobbold, who also sat as Members of Parliament.

Barons Cobbold (1960)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Henry Fromanteel Lytton-Cobbold (b. 1962)

The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Edward Lytton-Cobbold (b. 1992)

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. 1995. p. 274. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42202. p. 8045. 25 November 1960.
  3. ^ a b Taylor, Peter. "Cobbold, Cameron Fromanteel, first Baron Cobbold (1904–1987), banker". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42249. p. 303. 13 January 1961.
  5. ^ "Obituaries: Hermione, Lady Cobbold". The Daily Telegraph. 8 November 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

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