Hugh Cockburn

25 August 1835–10 July 1902 (Age 66)
Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Cockburn was born on 25 August 1835, in Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Cockburn, was 36 and his mother, Janet Todd, was 31. He married Margaret Beattie on 3 March 1858, in Wellington, Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 July 1902, in Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Morriston, Puslinch, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Cockburn
Margaret Beattie
Marriage: 3 March 1858
John Alexander Cockburn
Frances W. Cockburn
Hugh Gilbert Cockburn
Robert Thomas Cockburn
William Beattie Cockburn
James Andison Cockburn
Katie M Cockburn
Catherine Munroe Cockburn

Spouse and Children

3 March 1858
Wellington, Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Cockburn


    Janet Todd




+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 32

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 34


Age 36

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hugh Cockburn, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Hugh Cockburn, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Hugh Cockburn in entry for Wm Beattie Cockburn and Jessie Cameron, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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