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Thomas Clement Cobbold CB (22 July 1833 – 21 November 1883) [1] was a British diplomat and Conservative Party politician.

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A member of the Cobbold brewery family, he was the son of John Cobbold, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ipswich, and his wife Lucy, daughter of Reverend Henry Patteson. His elder brother John Cobbold was also Member of Parliament for Ipswich while his younger brother Nathaniel was the grandfather of Cameron Cobbold, 1st Baron Cobbold. Cobbold was educated at Charterhouse. He joined the Diplomatic Service and served as Chargé d'Affaires in Baden-Baden, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. In 1876 he succeeded his elder brother John as Member of Parliament for Ipswich, a seat he held until his death. [2] Between 1878 and 1883 he was also the first President of Ipswich Town Football Club.

John Cobbold (1797–1882) British brewer, railway developer and politician

John Chevallier Cobbold was a British brewer, railway developer and Conservative Party politician.

Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Ipswich is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Sandy Martin of the Labour Party.

John Patteson Cobbold was a Conservative Party politician in England.

Cobbold died in November 1883, aged 50.

See also


  1. "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "I"". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 162–163. ISBN   0-900178-26-4.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Patteson Cobbold
James Redfoord Bulwer
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: James Redfoord Bulwer 1876–1880
Jesse Collings 1880–1883
Succeeded by
Jesse Collings
Henry Wyndham West