Baron Cochrane of Cults
Baron Cochrane of Cults, of Crawford Priory in the County of Fife, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for the Liberal Unionist politician and former Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Hon. Thomas Cochrane. He was the second and youngest son of Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald. As of 2010[update] the title is held by the first Baron's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his elder brother in 1990. As a descendant of the eleventh Earl of Dundonald he is also in remainder to the earldom of Dundonald and its subsidiary titles.
Two other members of this branch of the Cochrane family have also gained distinction. Captain the Hon. Sir Archibald Douglas Cochrane, second son of the first Baron, was a naval commander and politician. Air Chief Marshal the Hon. Sir Ralph Cochrane, youngest son of the first Baron, was a notable Royal Air Force commander. Commodore the Honourable Michael Cochrane OBE Royal Navy, younger son of the fourth Baron, has continued the family tradition of Royal Navy service.
Barons Cochrane of Cults (1919)
- Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults (1857–1951)
- Thomas George Frederick Cochrane, 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1883–1968)
- Thomas Charles Anthony Cochrane, 3rd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1922–1990)
- Ralph Henry Vere Cochrane, 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults (b. 1926)
The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest son Hon. Thomas Hunter Vere Cochrane (b. 1957)
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his brother Commodore the Hon. Michael Charles Nicholas Cochrane (b. 1959)
The heir apparent's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Edward Michael Thomas Cochrane (b. 2002)
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