The Lower Cochrane Line


See elsewhere for the Upper Cochrane Line

Allan Stuart Cochrane (1887-1957)
b. 24 Oct 1887, 350/352 Darling St, Balmain, info here
Continued his father's trade as a stovemaker, at 352 Darling St Balmain, c. 1902-c.1945?
m. Annie Elizabeth Finney (1889-1962)
m. 25 Jan 1913, at St Thomas' Anglican, Rozelle
Annie was b. 28 Jan 1889, Balmain. See the Finney Line.
They were 25 and almost 24 at the time.
6 children, 5 of whom grew to adulthood.
Of those, 4 had 14 children of their own, resuting in about 30 in the next generation.
Allan inherited 352 Darling St in Feb 1944, when his elder sister Edie died.
He was 56 at that stage, and the last of the four children alive.
After the stove-business slowed to a halt c.1945?, Allan worked at Major's Paints.
That was the family company of the husband of Annie's elder sister, Isabella.
They moved to 32 Terry St, Balmain c. 1955.
Allan d. 19 May 1957, aged 69, ashes scattered from Flat Rock North Narrabeen, where he used to fish.
Annie d. 1962.

  1. Georgina Isabel Craig Cochrane (1913-2001)
    This is the relevant line for this family tree.
    b. Sunday 30 Nov 1913, Balmain
    5-3/4lbs, at 8 mths 16lbs, 14 mths 1 stone 6 lbs, 18 mths 1 st 11 lbs, 31 mths 2 st 2 lbs
    chr. St Thomas CofE, Rozelle, 28 Dec 1913
    Short Coated from 1 Feb 1914.
    ("A baby was usually well wrapped for the first month, and the packaging tended not to be disturbed, other than to undo the 'tail clout' to clean her up. After that, the signal for short coating was when the child was walking regularly" – from a posting by the Secretary of the Bucks Genealogical Society in 2003)
    Gina was aged only 2 mths; but this was summer in Australia ...
    First tooth 30 Sep 1914, aged 10 mths
    First word "Dada"
    First birthday at Grandma [Finney]'s, Mansfield St, Rozelle
    First steps 26 Dec 1914, aged 13 mths. (Many of her issue were similarly slightly late)
    First party at 3 years, on 30 Nov 1916.
    [All data from a 'Baby Life' book given to Annie by Emily Golding, with many entries for all 6 children]
    m. Ray SPINAZE (1914-2006)
    5 Children
    See the Lower Spinaze Line
  2. Edith Craig Cochrane (1916-1977)
    b. Sunday 28 May 1916, Balmain
    chr. St Thomas CofE, Rozelle, 25 Jun 1916
    m. William CHAPMAN (c.1915-2007)
    m. 4 Aug 1945, Birchgrove
    Edith d. 4 Apr 1977, aged 61
    Bill d. c. 2007
    1. Ian Chapman
      m. Lyn (name?), date?
      4 children
      Live at Longueville / Lane Cove
      1. Kristie Chapman (twin). b. ?
        m.
        2 children
      2. Lisa Chapman (twin), b. ?
        Works in Hong Kong
      3. Mark Chapman, b. ?
        Hotel licensee, in 2017 at the Royal in Leichhardt
      4. Andrew Chapman, b. ?
    2. Ross Chapman
      m. ?
      ?2 children
    3. Lesley Chapman
      m. ?
      ?2 children
  3. William Allan Cochrane (1919-2003)
    b. Ash Wednesday, 5 Mar 1919, Balmain
    chr. St Johns CofE, Balmain, 10 Apr 1919
    m1. Betty Holmes (?1920-1975)
    m. 15 April 1942, St John's Anglican, Balmain
    Children 1 and 2
    Betty d. 28 Mar 1975
    m2. Dorothy Darlington (?1920s-2008)
    m. 26 Nov 1976
    Bill d. 2003, aged 83/84
    Dorothy d. 19 Feb 2008
    1. Julie Ann Cochrane, b. 1948
      m. Dennis (name?)
      2 boys
    2. Susan Cochrane, b. 1956
      m.
      2 children
  4. Margaret Cochrane, twin, b. 1923
    b. Saturday 4 Aug 1923, Balmain
    chr. 352 Darling St, 15 Aug 1923
    m1. Howard ARMSTRONG (c.1920-1967)
    m. 19 Feb 1949
    children 1-4
    Howard d. 3 Aug 1967
    m2. Geoffrey Bosanquet (c. 1920-1984)
    m. 30 Mar 1972
    Geoff d. 30 May 1984
    1. Ruth Evelyn Armstrong
      b. 1950
      m. Neil (name?)
      2 children
      1. Helen (name?)
        m. (who?)
        ?2 children
      2. Natalie (name?)
        m. (who?)
        ?4 children
    2. Robert Armstrong
      b. 1952
      m. Lianne
      3 children
      1. Nicholas Armstrong, b. 1987
      2. Thomas Armstrong, b. 1990
      3. Alexandria Armstrong, b. 1992
    3. Helen (Jakk) Armstrong, b. 1954
      p1. Manfred (name?)
      child 1
      m. (name?)
      children 2-3
      1. Tully (name?), b. 1983
      2. Tatiana (name?), b. 1994
      3. Madigan (name?), b. 1996
    4. Stuart Armstrong, b. 1956
      m. Di Strange
      2 children
      1. Eloise Armstrong, b. 1994
      2. Angus Armstrong, b. ?1997
  5. Mary Hazel Cochrane, twin, (1923-1923)
    b. Saturday 4 Aug 1923, Balmain
    chr. 352 Darling St, 15 Aug 1923
    d. 17 Aug 1923, aged 13 days
  6. Ian Cochrane (1929-1990)
    b. Saturday 29 Jun 1929, Balmain
    chr. St Johns CofE, Balmain, 25 Aug 1929
    m. Patricia Joan Moody on 17 Nov 1956
    No children
    Ian d. 1990

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