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Families covered: Cockburn of East Borthwick, Cockburn of Eyemouth, Cockburn of Jamaica, Cockburn of Langton
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Sir James Cockburn of Langton, Sheriff of Berwickshire (d 04.03.1578)
m1. Joneta Ottiburn (dau of Sir John Ottirburn of Reidhall by Joneta Stewart)
1. William Cockburn of Langton (d 15.02.1587, 2nd son)
  William is the first mentioned by TCB who identifies his wife as Janet, dau of _ Home of Wedderburn (## see here ##). Cockburn-Wood (p82) refers to there having been confusion as to her identity but (p80) suggests that his wife was ...
  m. Janet Home (dau of John Home of Blackadder by Beatrice of Sir Robert Blackadder of that ilk)
A. Sir William Cockburn, 1st Bart of Langton (b c1570, d c12.1628)
  TCB (vol 2, 'Cockburn of Langton', p327) identifies this Sir William as the 1st Baronet but BP1870 identifies his son William as the one who obtained that honour. Cockburn-Wood (p87) suggests that it was his son William who "had the hereditary title conferred upon him immediately after his father's death". We follow TCB and so henceforth disagree with BP1870 & 'History of Cockburn' as to the numberings.
  m. (c1600) Helen Elphinstone (b 1589, bur 04.02.1675, dau of Alexander Elphinstone, 4th Lord)
  i. Sir William Cockburn, 2nd Bart of Langton (a 1641) - continued below
  m. Margaret Acheson (dau of Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Bart, by Agnes Vernor)
  ii John Cockburn of Edinburgh (d 1666)
  m. Isobel Mowat (b 1621, bur 1663, dau of Roger Mowat) probably wife of John, possibly mother of ...
  a. William Cockburn
  (1) William Cockburn in London (b 1669, dsp 11.1739, physician at Greenwich Hospital)
  m1. Mary de Branddison (d 1728, widow)
  m2. (15.04.1729) Mary Fielding (dau of Basil, 4th Earl of Denbigh)
B. Margaret Cockburn
  m. Sir Richard Cockburn of Clerkington (Secretary of State, Lord Privy Seal)
2. Patrick Cockburn of East Borthwick (d before 27.11.1617)
  m. Elizabeth Home (dau of Patrick Home of Renton)
  A. Patrick Cockburn of East Borthwick
  i. John Cockburn of East Borthwick
  m. Anna Home (dau of Sir David Home, Senator as 'Lord Crossrig')
  a. Anna Cockburn
m. (mcrt 07.12.1701) Thomas Baillie of Polkemmet
  B. Margaret Cockburn
  m1. Alexander Home of Renton
  m2. (by 1625) Sir William Graham of Braco
  C. Jeane Cockburn
  D. Agnes Cockburn
  m. Hugh Eccles (son of James of Kildonan)
3. James Cockburn of Selburnrigg (5th son)
m. Marion Whytelaw (of family in Greenlaw)
4. Thomas Cockburn
  m. Elizabeth Cockburn (dau of William Cockburn of that ilk, widow of William Chirnside of East Newbit)
5. Margaret Cockburn
  m. Patrick Hepburn of Whitecastell
6. Mariota Cockburn
  m. Thomas Ottirburn, younger of Reidhall (cousin)
7.+ other issue - Alexander (dvp unm before 1574), Adam (a 1600, Sheriff of Berwickshire), John (a 1592), daughter
m2. Margaret Cockburn (dau of Sir William Cockburn of Skirling)
11. Alexander Cockburn of Leyiswod & Stobiswod (d 29.05.1597)
m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Matthew Sinclair of Longformacus by Elizabeth, dau of Sir John Swinton of Swinton)
  A. Jean Cockburn
  m. (mcrt 16.05.1632) Alexander Dunbar of West Grange
  B.+ other issue - Alexander, James
12. Robert Cockburn
  A. Robert Cockburn of Blackismylne
  i. Elizabeth Cockburn
  m. Alexander Cockburn (son of Christopher of Choicelee)
  B.+ other issue - James of East Reston (d unm), William
13. Agnes Cockburn
  m. James Craig (sheriff-clerk of Berwickshire)
14.+ other issue - George, Archibald



Sir William Cockburn, 2nd Bart of Langton (a 1641) - continued above
m. Margaret Acheson (dau of Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Bart, by Agnes Vernor)
1. Sir William Cockburn, 3rd Bart of Langton (d before 12.1657) mentioned by TCB but not by either BP1870 or 'History of Cockburn' which identify Archibald as the only son
2. Sir Archibald Cockburn, 4th Bart of Langton (bur 28.06.1705)
  m1. Marion Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair, younger of Stevenson)
  A. Archibald Cockburn (dvp 22.08.1702)
  m. (1684) Elizabeth Mackenzie (d 07.1717, dau of Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh)
  i. Sir Archibald Cockburn, 5th Bart of Langton (b 16.11.1687, d unm bur 18.02.1709/10, 2nd son)
  ii. Anne Cockburn
m. Sir George Stewart of Grantully, Bart
  iii.+ other issue - George (dsp), Mary/Margaret (d unm), Elizabeth (d unm)
  B. Sir Alexander Cockburn, 6th Bart of Langton (d c05.1739/1742)
  m. Mary Ancrum (dau of William Ancrum of Duns)
  i. Archibald Cockburn (dvp 01.1735)
  m. (11.04.1719) Mary Campbell (d 08.1725, dau of John Campbell, Earl of Breadalbane)
  a. Sir Alexander Cockburn, 7th Bart of Langton (dsp Fontenoy 1745)
  b. Harriet Cockburn (d 29.07.1757)
  m. (16.01.1746) Sir David Kinloch
ii. William Cockburn of Ayton or Eyemouth (d 07.1731)
  m1. Jear Rutherfurd (dau of George Rutherfurd of Dunbar by Jean, dau of George Pringle of Dunbar)
  a. Jean Cockburn (dsp)
  m2. Frances Cockburn (dau of James Cockburn of Jamaica) @1@ below
  b. Alexander Cockburn (d unm before 04.1745)
  c. Sir James Cockburn of Eyemouth, 8th Bart of Langton (b c1729, d 22/6.07.1804)
  m1. (1755) Mary Douglas (d 05.04.1766, dau of Henry Douglas of Friarshaw, niece of Sir James, Bart of Springwood Park)
  (1) Harriet Jane Cockburn
  m. (1792) James Nicholas Duntze (son of Sir John, Bart)
  (2)+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Frances
m2. (10.07.1769) Augusta Anne Ayscough (b c1749, d 14.11.1837, dau of Francis Ayscough, Dean of Bristol (by Anne, dau of Sir Thomas Lyttleton, 4th Bart), niece of George, Lord Lyttleton)
  (4) Sir James Cockburn, 7th Bart, Governor of the Bermudas (b 21.03.1771, d 26.02.1852, Major General) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (14.10.1801) Marianna Devereux (d 09.12.1847, dau of George Devereux, 13th Viscount Hereford)
  (5) Sir George Cockburn, 8th Bart (b 22.04.1772, d 19.08.1853, Admiral) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (28.11.1809) Mary Cockburn (d 20.01.1859, dau of Thomas Cockburn) @2@ below
  (6) Sir William Cockburn, 9th Bart (d 30.04.1858, Dean of York) had issue
  m1. Elizabeth Peel (d 1828, dau of Sir Robert Peel of Wallington Hall, Bart)
  m2. (sp) Emma Pearse (dau of Lt. Col. _ Pearse)
  (7) Alexander Cockburn (d 14.10.1852) had issue
m. Yolande (d 1810, dau of Viscomte de Vignier of St. Domingo)
  (8) Sir Francis Cockburn, Governor of Honduras (d 24.08.1868, General)
  m. (1804) Alicia Sandys (d 1854, dau of Rev. Richard Sandys by Frances Alicia Bennet)
  (9) Anna Augusta Cockburn
  m. (1807) Charles Hawkins (rector of Kelston, prebendary of York)
  d. Mary Cockburn
  e. Sarah Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. George Turnbull of Houndwood HNouse (d c1783)
  (1) Sarah Turnbull (bpt 11.06.1730)
  m. (02.04.1768) William Dunbar of Dunes and/or Fulfordlees (d 1805)
  C. James Cockburn (d 1718 in Jamaica, MD)
  i. William Cockburn (dsp)
  ii. Thomas Cockburn
  m1. Prudence (b 1702-3, d 08.1738)
  a. child (d 08.1738)
  m2. Rachael Martin
  b. James Cockburn (b 1771, d 1798)
  m. Sarah Stratford Seymour (dau of Charles Seymour of Charlemont)
  (1) Charles Seymour Cockburn of Charlemont (b 1771, d 1821)
  m. Isabella Turner (dau of William Turner of St. Mary's, Jamaica)
(A) George Alexander Cockburn of Charlemont, Jamaica
  c. Martin Cockburn (dsp)
  d. Thomas Cockburn
  m. Mary Aylward
  (1) Sarah Cockburn
  m. C. Ross (Admiral, RN)
  (2) Frances Cockburn
  m. Charles James Sims of Jamaica
  (A) Frances Cockburn Sims (d 27.01.1856)
  m. (21.10.1837) George Arthur Annesley, 'Viscount Valentia' (b 20.10.1793, dvpsp 16.03.1841)
  (3) Mary Cockburn (d 20.01.1859)
  m. (28.11.1809) Sir George Cockburn, Bart (b 22.04.1772, d 19.08.1853, Admiral) @2@ above
  (4)+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, James
iii. Frances Cockburn
  m. William Cockburn of Ayton @1@ above
  iv. Sarah Cockburn
  m. G. Turnbull of Houndwood
  D. William Cockburn (bpt 21.02.1660, d unm?)
  E. Anne Cockburn
  m. Sir G. Stewart of Grandtully
  F. Helen Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. (1692) Sir Robert Steuart, 1st Bart of Allanbank (b 1643, d 1707)
  G. Elizabeth Cockburn (dsp 26.07.1693) probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Fraser, 5th of Strichen (d 03.11.1699)
  m2. Anne Stewart (b 1661, dau of Sir Thomas Stewart of Cultness by Margaret Elliott (probably not Marion McCulloch))
3. Margaret Cockburn 
Cockburn-Wood mentions only 1 daughter of this generation, Margaret identified as the 2nd wife of Sir Alexander Gilmour of Craigmillar, Bart. That appears to be mistaken as Gilmour's (only) wife survived him.
4. Jean Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine (d before 05.1687)
5. Helen Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Dunbar of West Grange (d before 03.1642)
6. Isabella Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 10.09.1635) Sir John Rollo of Bannockburn (b 22.02.1602, d 1666)

Main source(s): 'The House of Cockburn of that Ilk and the Cadets thereof' (Thomas H. Cockburn-Wood, 1888, p64+) with some support from BP1870 ('Cockburn of Langton'), TCB (vol 2, 'Cockburn of Langton', p327+)
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