| Archbishop of Dublin |
Primate of Ireland
|Appointed||4 March 1743|
|Consecration||14 August 1720|
by John Evans
|Died||14 April 1765|
St. Sepulchre's, Dublin
|Parents||Thomas Cobbe & Veriana Chaloner|
|Previous post(s)|| Bishop of Killala and Achonry (1720-1727)|
Bishop of Dromore (1727-1731)
Bishop of Kildare (1731-1743)
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Oxford|
Charles Cobbe (1686 in Swarraton – 1765) was Archbishop of Dublin from 1743 to 1765, and as such was Primate of Ireland.
Cobbe was the second son of Thomas Cobbe, of Swarraton, Winchester, Receiver General for County Southampton, by his marriage to Veriana Chaloner.   He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford.
Charles Cobbe's maternal grandfather James Chaloner was Governor of the Isle of Man from 1658 to 1660. Following the Restoration of the monarchy, Chaloner committed suicide by taking poison at the approach of English soldiers, knowing they had orders to arrest him and to secure his castle for the king. In some sources, Cobbe’s father Thomas Cobbe is also given the title Governor of the Isle of Man.   Cobbe's older brother was Colonel Richard Chaloner Cobbe.   
Cobbe arrived in Ireland in August 1717 as chaplain to his cousin Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. By January the following year he was appointed Dean of Ardagh. In 1720, he was appointed to the Bishopric of Killala. By 1726 he was translated to the See of Dromore, and in 1731 he was promoted to the Bishopric of Kildare and the Deanery of Christ Church. He held this position until 10 March 1743 when he was enthroned as Archbishop of Dublin,  bringing him to fourth in precedence in the government of Ireland.
In 1730, Cobbe married Dorothea ( née Levinge), Lady Rawdon, a daughter of Sir Richard Levinge, 1st Baronet and the former Mary Corbin. His wife was the widow of Sir John Rawdon, of Moira, County Down, and had two sons by Rawdon: John, later Earl of Moira; and Arthur Rawdon. From her marriage to Cobbe, Dorothea bore two more sons before her death while giving birth to their second son: 
Cobbe was the founder  of the prominent Cobbe family in Ireland and built the ancestral home of Newbridge outside Dublin between 1747 and 1752. 
He died at St. Sepulchre's, Dublin, on 14 April 1765, and was buried at Donabate. 
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