Alexander Cockburn

Malefrom 1759 to 1790–from 1817 to 1875

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Cockburn was born from 1759 to 1790 as the son of George Cockburn. He married Betty Learmont about 1805, in Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died from 1817 to 1875, and was buried in Whitsome, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Cockburn
Betty Learmont
Marriage: about 1805
Elisabeth Cockburn
Margaret Cockburn
Agnes Cockburn
George Cockburn
Cecilia Cockburn

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Cockburn in entry for Eliza Cockburn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Cockburn in entry for Agnes Cockburn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Cockburn in entry for Cecilia Cockburn, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1805Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 43

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


    Age 56

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

    Age 61

    The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Midlothian) and northern English: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire named Cockburn, from Old English cocc ‘cock, rooster’ (or the related byname Cocca) + burna ‘stream’ (see Bourne ). This surname is traditionally pronounced Coburn.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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