English composer and organist. He was organist at Norwich Cathedral from at least 25 March 1595 until between 1609 and 1612 when William Inglott apparently returned to the post, which he had formerly held. Cobbold continued to be paid as a singing-man, but appeared together with Inglott as organist in a document of 1620. [...].
Cobbold favoured the regular English style and native genre of the consort song. [...]
Source: Philip Brett: William Cobbold quoted from Grove Music Online accessed 22 January 2010