'Cockburn05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cockburn of Cessford, Cockburn of Glen, Cockburn of Henderland, Cockburn in Lethame, Cockburn of Newholme, Cockburn of Skirling
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Piers de Cokburn of Henderland, Peebleshire (a 1383)
m. Marjorie (de Soulis?)
1. Piers de Cokburn of Henderland (a 1383, 1418)
  A. William Cockburn of Henderland (a 1446)
m. Egidia (Gelis) (probably dau of _ Frisell or Fraer of Overtoun)
  i. William Cockburn of Henderland (a 1476, d 1529)
  m. Katherine Rutherford (a 1474, dau of George Rutherford of Chatto by Elena)
  a. William Cockburn of Henderland (d 14.12.1542?)
  (1) William Cockburn of Henderland
  m. Christian Murray (dau of William Murray of the family of Blackbarony by Janet Romanno)
  (A) George Cockburn of Henderland (d 1571)
  m. Janet Geddes (dau of James Geddes of Rachan)
  (i) Archibald Cockburn of Henderland (dsp)
  (B) William Cockburn of Henderland
  m. Katherine Vache
  (i) William Cockburn of Henderland (a 1599, 1627, dsp)
  m. ?? (widow of Sir William Cockburn of Skirling)
  (ii) Katherine Cockburn
  m. James Scott (of the family of Quhitslaid)
  (iii) Elizabeth Cockburn
  m. William Murray (of the family of Stanhope)
  b. John Cockburn of Glen
  m. Isobel Murray
  (1) John Cockburn of Glen (a 1562, 1576)
  (A) John Cockburn of Glen
  m. Janet Horsburgh (d 23.03.1576, of the family of Horsburgh of that ilk, widow) wife of John, possibly mother of ...
  (i) Samuel Cockburn of Henderland
  (a) William Cockburn
  m. _ Govane (dau of John Govane of Cardrona)
(ii) Elizabeth (Bessie) Cockburn
  c. Margaret Cockburn
  m. James Vache of Dawick
  d. Christian Cockburn
  m. Robert Scott of Quhitchester (Chesters)
  ii. Gilbert Cockburn of Glen (dsp?)
  iii. Marjorie Cockburn
  m. Walter Scott of Synton (d 1557)
  iv. Margaret Cockburn
  m. John Lindsay of Wauchopedale
  v. Geilis Cockburn
  m. Alexander Murray
  B. Margaret Cockburn (a 1463)
  m. Sir Walter Scott of Murdieston (d by 09.02.1469)
  C.+ other issue - Edward, Thomas

 

 

William de Cokburn of Scraling (a 1380)
m. Christian St. Clair, heiress of Cessford (dau of Walter St. Clair (de Sancto Claro)) ## see here ##
1. Alexander Cockburn of Skirling & Cessford (a 1451)
  A. Adam Cockburn of Skirling & Cessford
B. William Cockburn of Skirling & Cessford (a 1470, 1511)
  m. Marion (Mariota) Creichton (dau of Sir Robert Creichton of Sanquhar)
  i. Sir William Cockburn of Skirling (a 1540)
  m1. Margaret Cockburn (dau of Sir William Cockburn of Langton)
  a. Margaret Cockburn
  m. Sir James Cockburn of Langton (cousin)
  m2. Marion Somerville (sister of Margaret who m. John Lindsay of Cockburn)
  b. Sir William Cockburn of Skirling (d c1551)
  p. Agnes Somervill?
  (1) William Cockburn
  m. Christina Pennicuik (dau of _ Pennicuik of that ilk, m2. John Spens)
  c. Sir James Cockburn of Skirling (d 1588-9)
  m. Joneta (Janet) Herries (dau/coheir of William Herries of Terregles, 3rd Lord)
  (1) Sir William Cockburn of Skirling (d before 12.1603)
  m. Helen Carmichael (m2. James Tuedy of Drummelzier)
  (A) William Cockburn, last of Skirling
  (i) William Cockburn (a 1668, d by 1692, Major)
  m. Mary Melrose
  (a) William Cockburn (a 1692, Lt. Colonel)
  ((1)) William Cockburn of Stonyflat
  (b) Janet Cockburn
  m. (mcrt 19.05.1686) Archibald Hislop in Monckton
  (c)+ other issue - "several daughters"
  (B) Isobel Cockburn
  Sir David Crichton of Lugton
  (2) Jean Cockburn
  d. Hew (Hugh) Cockburn of Kirkurd (a 1588)
e. John Cockburn of Scraling, later of Newholme (d before 05.02.1592, rector of Dolphinstone, 4th son)
  m. (mcrt 24.10.1563) Katherine Somerville (dau of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan)
  (1) James Cockburn of Newholme (a 1592)
  (A) John Cockburn in Lethame possibly father of ...
  (i) Alexander Cockburn in Lethame (a 1659, 1666)
  (a) Patrick Cockburn of Stonypeth, etc. (a 1666)
(B) Isobell Cockburn
  m. James Cockburn of Selburnrigg
  (2)+ other issue
  f. Marion Cockburn
  m. Patrick Cockburn of Clerkington (d 01.1575)
  g. Barbara Cockburn (a 1539)
  m. John Hay (a 1539, son of George of Mynzeane)
  h. Isobel Cockburn
  m. David Kincaid of the Coittis, Governor of Edinburgh Castle (a 1542)
  ii. Robert Cockburn, Bishop of Dunkeld & Ross (a 1524, 3rd son)
  iii. Christian Cockburn
  m. Alexander Creichton of Newhall
  iv. Marion Cockburn
  m. Hew Douglas of Borg
  v.+ other issue - James, "several daughters"
  C. Christian Cockburn
  m. James Quhytelaw (Whitelaw) of that ilk (a 1449)
  D. Mariota (Marion) Cockburn
  m. Patrick Tuedy (son of Walter of Drummelzier)
  E. Margaret Cockburn
  m. Thomas Myddlesmast of that ilk
  F.+ other issue - James, Robert
2.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The House of Cockburn of that Ilk and the Cadets thereof' (Thomas H. Cockburn-Wood, 1888, p161+)
(2) For lower section : 'The House of Cockburn of that Ilk and the Cadets thereof' (Thomas H. Cockburn-Wood, 1888, p216+)
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