The Cochrane Line


? Cochrane (1795?->1821), farmer, St Johnstone, Scotland
m. Jane Craig (1795?->1821)

  1. John Craig Cochrane (1818/21-1858), St Johnstone, Scotland
    m1. Mary Buntine / Bunting? (1823-56) in 1846, Paisley, Scotland
    Mary was b. 1823 in Scotland
    Her father was John Buntine (1795?-?), a cabinet-maker
    Children 1-3, all born in England, but only one survived childhood
    [That can't be correct. Should be Child 1 b. England, but Children 2 and 3 in Australia?]
    John was an engineer
    They migrated to Australia in 1849, when he was 28 (or 31) and she was 26.
    Mary d. 1856, aged only 33.
    m2. Catherine McGregor nee Bates (1825-1902)
    m. 1858, Sydney
    Catherine was b. 1825 in Cork, so he was 40 (or 37) and she was 33.
    John d. Paddington, 1858, aged 40 (or 37).
    So Catherine brought up the surviving child (William), aged 10 when she 'inherited' him.The photo (on glass) is perhaps from c. 1860, aged 35?
    Catherine d. 21 Apr 1902 at 350 Darling St, aged 77.
    Her Death Notice appeared only on 21 Apr 1903.
    1. William Cochrane (c. 1848-1913)
      b. c. 1848 in Greenock, Scotland
      migrated to Australia in 1849, aged 1
      Prior to marriage, lived with his step-mother in Goulburn St
      He used to row across to work at Mort's Dock, Balmain
      m. Georgina Courtoy (1853-1910) on 1 Jan 1877, at St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney
      See the Courtoy Line
      Georgina was b. 1853 in London, then via Queensland to Balmain
      Georgina was a seamstress, illiterate and a woman of quick temper
      Step-mother Catherine was jealous of William's wife Georgina
      William built 8, 10, 12 (Roslyn) Bay St Balmain
      He also built 352 Darling St Balmain, and owned it.
      It became the family home [1890s?-c.1955]
      Colonial Auxiliary Forces Medal [This appears likely to have been the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal to Australia (1894-1938), or possibly the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officer's Decoration. It's likely he was in the reserve and unlikely he saw action.]
      He was later a stovemaker
      William d. 1913, aged 65
      On his death-bed, he was paid [by whom, for what?] in gold sovereigns.
      Gave one to his daughter-in-law Annie for the coming baby Georgina – later made into a brooch
      1. John Craig Cochrane (1877-1877)
        b. 3 Dec 1877, Sydney
        d. 1877, Sydney, bur. Old Leichhardt Cemetery, Sydney
      2. Edith Mary Cochrane (1880-1944)
        b. 22 Feb 1880
        Commonly referred to as 'Auntie Edie'
        A teacher, unmarried, no children.
        She inherited 352 Darling St when her father d. 1913.
        She lived with her younger brother Allan and Annie in the family home.
        Became friend and mentor to her niece Georgina, encouraged her to read, dance, etc.
        Edie d. 10 Feb 1944, aged 64, at Randwick District, bur. Gore Hill Cemetery
        She left the house to her remaining sibling, Allan, and his family.
      3. William Stuart Cochrane (1882-1927)
        b. 26 Feb 1882
        m. Eva Irwin Davies, 1908, Sydney
        His wife died in 1914
        Their daughter was brought up by an aunt in Parkes NSW
        William d. 28 Sep 1927, Granville, aged 45.
        1. Lorna Courtoy Cochrane (1908-1942)
          b. 1908, Armidale
          m. John William Harper MULHEARN, 21 Jan 1939, St Brigid's Coogee
          John was b. 10 Jul 1908, Dudley NSW
          Family history said he was a doctor in Coffs Harbour
          And S.K.Douglas' site records him as Dr and Captain [Territorials?]
          Lived on Jetty Rd, in a house called 'Courtoy'
          d. 10 Nov 1942, aged 34, Tamworth Base Hospital, in first childbirth
          John d. 1974, NSW
      4. Allan Stuart Cochrane (1887-1957)
        b. 24 Oct 1887, 350/352 Darling St, Balmain
        m. Annie Elizabeth Finney (1889-1962)
        m. 25 Jan 1913, at St Thomas' Anglican, Rozelle
        This is the relevant line for this family tree.
        See the Lower Cochrane Line
    2. daughter, d. at birth (1854? or 1856 and died in childbirth?)

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