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James Cochrane

James Cochrane

Male 1823 - 1907  (83 years)

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  • Name James Cochrane 
    Born 5 Jun 1823  Mount Marl, Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  East Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-85719 
    Died 22 Feb 1907  Morris Township, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: organic disease of heart died suddenly 
    Buried St. James Anglican Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I85719  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Matthew Cochrane,   b. Abt 1785, of, Mount Marl, Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Hall,   b. Abt 1785, of, Mount Marl, Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F46506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Illingworth,   b. 15 Nov 1830, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1874, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Children 
     1. Robert Cochrane,   b. 1865, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F28159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    James Cochrane
    James Cochrane
    image from Donald Cochrane 2013

  • Notes 
    • Inventory of Historic Battlefields \endash Consultation Draft

      ROSLIN
      24 February 1303
      Local Authority: Midlothian
      NGR centred: NT 275 641
      Overview

      Following the Battle of Dunbar I in 1296, Scotland was in a state of political and economic instability. The Guardians of Scotland, including William Wallace and John Comyn, had consistently struggled to rid the country of English invaders and restore John Balliol as the rightful King of Scotland. This process commenced with the expulsion of all English governors, justices and sheriffs previously put in place by Edward I from Scottish towns and castles. This situation continued for two years, before Edward sent Ralph Confray north into Scotland.


      Contemporary English writers make scant mention of the numerous hostilities during this period, in which the Scots inflicted defeats upon Edward I's forces. Only two battles are relatively well recorded, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, where half of the English army under the command of Hugh Cressingham was slaughtered and the Battle of Roslin, where a Scottish army consisting of around 8,000 men routed a large mounted English army of up to 300,000.....

      Fighting is also associated with the Hewan Bog, a defile and area of boggy ground over to the eastern part of the area. The Killburne (NT 273 640), is said to have run red with blood for three days following the battle. Tradition has it that Mound Marl (or Mount Marl, or Mountmarle NT 279 639), today the site of the animal research centre, also has as strong association with the conflict. This is said to have acquired its name late in the battle, as the English forces began to waver. At this point, one of the English leaders, Marl, was advised by a retainer to flee, crying "Mount Marl, and ride!"


      https://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/roslin-summ.pdf 2013

  • Sources 
    1. [S320] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - St. James Anglican CC#4571 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ Margaret Illingworth/ wife of/ James Cochrane/ born Nov. 15, 1830 Died June 13, 1874/ aged 43 years/ James Cochrane/ died Feb. 22, 1907 aged 84 yrs/ native of Mount Marl, Scotland/ Cochrane

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 14357 (1907), James Cochrane.
      James Cochrane, d. 22 Feb 1907 Morris Township, Huron, aged 84, retired farmer, widower, b. Scotland, cause: organic disease of heart died suddenly

    3. [S216] Census - ON, Huron - 1901, East Wawanosh Twonship, Div 3 pg 1.

    4. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11691-7 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number 1067765.
      James Cochrane, b. 5 Jun 1823, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland s/o of Matthew Cochran & Margaret Hall.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1823 - Mount Marl, Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Lasswade, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1901 - East Wawanosh Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: organic disease of heart died suddenly - 22 Feb 1907 - Morris Township, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Anglican Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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