Thomas Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald
Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald (14 April 1814 – 15 January 1885) was a Scottish nobleman. He was son of the radical politician and sailor Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald. As a child he accompanied his father to Chile. Cochrane joined the British Army and eventually gained the rank of Captain. On 31 October 1860, he succeeded his father as the 11th Earl of Dundonald. Between 1879 and 1885, he was a Representative Peer of Scotland.
Marriage and children
Cochrane married, at the British Embassy in Paris on 1 December 1847, Louisa Harriet MacKinnon, daughter of William Alexander Mackinnon, MP, of Mackinnon. The Dowager Countess of Dundonald (as she was known after her husband´s death) died 24 February 1902 in her 83rd year. They had seven children:
- Lady Louisa Katherine Emma Cochrane, married Edward O'Neill, 2nd Baron O'Neill, died 10 August 1942 (grandmother of Terence O'Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland).
- Lady Alice Laura Sophia Cochrane, married George Onslow Newton, died 8 December 1914.
- Lady Elizabeth Mary Harriet Cochrane, unmarried, died 30 March 1951.
- Lady Esther Rose Georgina Cochrane.
- Hon. Thomas Alexander Cochrane, born 10 April 1851, died aged 3 months.
- Lt. General Sir Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald.
- Lt. Colonel Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults (father of World War II Air Chief Marshal Ralph Cochrane).
- "Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald". thePeerage.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- "Obituary - Dowager Countess of Dundonald". The Times (36701). London. 26 February 1902. p. 10.
- Works by Thomas Barnes Cochrane at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Thomas Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald at Internet Archive
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