'Cockburn06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cockburn of Clerkington, Cockburn of Newbigging, Cockburn of Newhall
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Patrick Cockburn of Templelands & Myrside, Governor of Edinburgh Castle (b c1349, a 1449)
1. Patrick Cockburn of Newbigging & Clerkington (a 1459)
  m. Helen de Dunbar (possibly dau of Patric de Dunbar of Bele (Beill)), Mersington, etc.)
  A. James Cockburn of Clerkington & Newbigging, Sheriff in Haddington, Provost of Edinburgh (d before 23.05.1498)
  m. Margaret Giffert (probably dau of James Giffert of Scheriffhal (Giffard of Sheriffhall), sister of Beatrix)
i. Patrick Cockburn (dvp)
  ii. Thomas Cockburn of Clerkington & Newbigging
  m. Margaret Hepburn
a. Patrick Cockburn of Clerkington (a 1528, 1541)
  (1) Patrick Cockburn of Clerkington (d 06.01.1575)
  m1. Marion Cockburn (dau of Sir William Cockburn of Skirling)
  (A) John Cockburn of Clerkington
m. (mcrt 30.09.1560) Helen Maitland (dau of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington)
  (i) Sir Richard Cockburn of Clerkington (bur 23.10.1627, Lord Privy Seal)
  m. Margaret Cockburn (dau of William Cockburn of Langton)
  (a) Patrick Cockburn of Clerkington
  m. Margaret Cranstoun (dau of James, Master of Cranstoun (son/heir of 1st Lord Cranstoun))
  ((1)) Richard Cockburn of Clerkington
  m. (mcrt 11.11.1670) Jean Cockburn (dau of John Cockburn of Ormiston)
  ((A)) Patrick Cockburn of Clerkington (a 1689, d unm)
  ((B)) William Cockburn (4th son)
  ((i)) Richard Cockburn of Clerkington (a 1717)
  m. Henrietta Alves
  ((a)) Patrick Cockburn, last of Clerkington (a 1766)
  m. Jean Williamson (dau of Joseph Williamson of Foxhall)
((C)) Margaret Cockburn
  m. (25.02.1698) Gideon Murray of Edinburgh (of the family of Elibank)
  ((D))+ other issue - Patrick, John (d young), Richard (d young), Charles, Archibald
  ((2)) James Cockburn, Provost of Haddingtoun (goldsmith & banker) had issue ("a large family")
  m1. Margaret Cockburn (dau of George Cockburn of Piltoun, son of Sir George of Ormiston)
  m2. Magdalen Scot
  (b) Margaret Cockburn
m. Sir Alexander Murray, 2nd Bart of Blackbarony
  (c) Jean Cockburn probably of this generation
  m. (1620) James Pringle, 5th of Torwoodlee (d c1657)
  (ii) Robert Cockburn of Buttirdene (d 07.1614)
  (iii) Helen Cockburn (d 1603)
  m. Patrick Hepburne of Beanstoun
  (iv) Jean Cockburn (d 20.09.1619)
m. Sir John Hamilton of Preston ## see here ##
  (B) James Cockburn
  m2. (??) _ Houghon (dau of _ Houston of that ilk)
  m3. Elizabeth Danzielstoun (dau of William Danzielstoun (Keeper of Linlithgow Palace))
  (C) Thomas Cockburn
  partner unknown
  (i) Thomas Cockburn
  (D) Agnes Cockburn
m. James Hamilton of Livingston (son/heir of James of Kincavil)
  B. William Cockburn of Newhall (a 1464, d by 1504)
  m. Beatrix Giffert (dau of James Giffert of Scheriffhal (Giffard of Sheriffhall))
  i. Alexander Cockburn of Newhall
  m. Agnes Lauder (dau of Sir Robert Lauder of Bass)
  a. Alexander Cockburn of Newhall
  m. Elizabeth Creichton (d before 06.1540)
  (1) William Cockburn of Newhall (d 10.1558)
  m. Christian Lauder (dau of Robert Lauder of Poppill, son/heir of Sir Robert of Bass)
  (A) Thomas Cockburn of Newhall
  m. Marion Douglas (dau of Hew Douglas of Borg by Marion, dau of Sir William Cockburn of Skirling)
  (i) William Cockburn of Newhall (a 1567)
  (2)+ other issue - George, Elizabeth
  C.+ other issue - Patrick, John

Main source(s): 'The House of Cockburn of that Ilk and the Cadets thereof' (Thomas H. Cockburn-Wood, 1888, p257+)
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