John Chevallier Cobbold(24 August 1797 – 6 October 1882) was a British brewer, railway developer and Conservative Party politician.
Cobbold was the son of John Cobbold and Harriet, daughter of Temple Chevallier (a priest).
Cobbold was a member of an established brewing family who had been brewing beer in Ipswich since 1746.
He was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Eastern Union Railway (EUR) which saw Ipswich connected to Colchester (and thus London) by rail in 1846 and the Ipswich and Bury Railway which saw the railway open to Bury St Edmunds in 1847. The two railways merged and a line to Norwich was opened in 1849. The EUR was taken over by the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) in 1854 with ECR chairman David Waddington leading the negotiations and driving a hard bargain leading Cobbold to remark "a strong minority of our Board consider that you have done us".
He also had shipping interests and between 1820 and 1865 more than 20 ships of up to 350 tons were acquired for regular trading with India and China.
Cobbold was Mayor of Ipswich between 1842 and 1843. He entered Parliament as one of two representatives for the Ipswich constituency at the 1847 general election,and held the seat until his defeat at the 1868 general election.
Cobbold married Lucy, daughter of Henry Patteson (a priest), in 1827. They had eight sons and five daughters. Their sons included John, Thomas, Felix and Nathaniel, grandfather of Cameron Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold. Lucy died in 1879. Cobbold survived her by three years and died in October 1882, aged 85.
The Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) was an English railway company incorporated in 1836 intended to link London with Ipswich via Colchester, and then extend to Norwich and Yarmouth.
Ipswich is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since December 2019 by Tom Hunt of the Conservatives.
William Henry Fitzroy, 6th Duke of Grafton, styled Viscount Ipswich until 1847 and Earl of Euston between 1847 and 1863, was a British peer and Liberal Party politician. He was born in London and educated at Harrow, and after went to RMA Sandhurst.
The Eastern Union Railway (EUR) was an English railway company, at first built from Colchester to Ipswich; it opened in 1846. It was proposed when the earlier Eastern Counties Railway failed to make its promised line from Colchester to Norwich. The businessman John Chevallier Cobbold and the engineer Peter Bruff were prominent in launching the company. The allied but nominally independent Ipswich and Bury Railway built a line onwards to Bury St Edmunds, also opening in 1846, and soon amalgamated with the EUR.
The Ipswich–Ely line is a railway line linking East Anglia to the English Midlands via Ely. There is also a branch line to Cambridge. Passenger services are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. It is a part of Network Rail Strategic Route 5, SRS 05.07, 05.08 and part of SRS 07.03.
Richard Cobbold (1797–1877) was a British writer.
Bury St Edmunds railway station serves the town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England. The station is on the Ipswich–Ely line and all trains calling there are operated by Greater Anglia.
Tolly Cobbold is a former brewery, with strong roots in Suffolk, England.
David Waddington was an English Conservative Party politician. He was born in Manchester the son of an iron founder. By 1836 he was running his own mill.
Felix Thornley Cobbold was a British banker, barrister and Liberal Party politician. He was a member of the Ipswich Cobbold brewing family but not a brewer himself.
Thomas Clement Cobbold CB was a British diplomat and Conservative Party politician.
Charles Boutell was an English archaeologist, antiquary and clergyman, publishing books on brasses, arms and armour and heraldry, often illustrated by his own drawings.
John Patteson Cobbold was a Conservative Party politician in England.
Rt Hon. Sir Daniel Ford Goddard PC JP was a British civil engineer, businessman and Liberal Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ipswich from 1895 to 1918. He was also Mayor of Ipswich from 1891-92.
The Cobbold family is a prominent family that flourished in Ipswich since the eighteenth century. They first became prominent for their involvement in the brewing industry, but subsequently became involved in other areas of trade, banking politics and the arts. They have also been prominent promoters of Ipswich Town Football Club.
The Hadleigh Railway was a 7 1⁄2-mile (12.1 km) long single track branch railway line in Suffolk, England, that connected Hadleigh to the main line railway network at Bentley Junction. It was built by the nominally independent Eastern Union and Hadleigh Junction Railway company and opened in 1847. By the time of opening it had been taken over by the larger Eastern Union Railway.
Henry Jervis-White-Jervis was a British army officer and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1859 to 1880.
Thomas Cobbold was an English brewer who established a family brewery in Ipswich. The Cobbold family went on to become one of the most influential families in Ipswich.
Thomas Cobbold was a brewer in Harwich and Ipswich, he succeeded to the family brewing business founded by his father, also Thomas Cobbold.
John Cobbold (1746–1835) was a prominent business man in Ipswich. At the age of 22 he started running Cliff Brewery, part of the family brewing business established by his grandfather, Thomas Cobbold (1680–1752).
Clive Hodges: Cobbold & Kin: Life Stories from an East Anglian Family (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 2014) ISBN 9781843839545
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