Thomas Cochran (judge)

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Thomas Cochran (1777[1] – October 8, 1804) was a lawyer and judge in Prince Edward Island.

He was born in Halifax, the son of Thomas Cochran. He studied at King's College, then at Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar in 1801. In that same year, Cochran was appointed Chief Justice for Prince Edward Island. In June 1802, he was named judge for the Court of King's Bench for Upper Canada. Cochran was travelling aboard the schooner HMS Speedy to attend a trial in the province when the ship sunk in a winter storm on Lake Ontario. There were no survivors.