Alexander Cockburn

from 1759 to 1790–from 1817 to 1875 (Age 58)
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The Life of Alexander

Alexander Cockburn was born from 1759 to 1790 as the son of George Cockburn and Elizabeth ( Betty) Simpson. 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, at the age of 116, and was buried in Whitsome, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Cockburn
1759–1875
Betty Learmont
1767–1881
Marriage: about 1805
Elisabeth Cockburn
1806–1867
Margaret Cockburn
1820–
Agnes Cockburn
1810–1904
George Cockburn
1812–1903
Cecilia Cockburn
1814–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1805
Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Elisabeth Cockburn

    Female1806–1867Female

    Agnes Cockburn

    Female1810–1904Female

    George Cockburn

    Male1812–1903Male

    Cecilia Cockburn

    Female1814–1866Female

    Margaret Cockburn

    Female1820–Female

Parents and Siblings

    George Cockburn

    Male1755–Male

    Elizabeth ( Betty) Simpson

    FemaleFemale

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.
1815

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 and English (Northumberland): 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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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"

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