Walter Cockburn

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Edinburgh West India merchant, dying c. 1840.

  1. Will of Walter Cockburn [merchant presently residing at no. 24 Broughton Place Edinburgh] proved 04/12/1840. In the will he left £100 to his natural daughter Mary Cockburn of the island of Grenada. He clearly had significant residential property around Broughton Place in Edinburgh. He set aside £18,000 to secure an annuity for his wife Alicia Horsford or Cockburn, £4000 (raised in a codicil to £6000) for his daughter Mary Anne, and provided £20,000 to enable his sons Isaac Horsford Cockburn and Buchanan McBarnet Cockburn to continue his merchant business, which he had, he said, found profitable. Identified as West India merchant after his death (by 1853) in an advertisement for creditors of his trust estate.

  2. The business of the sons Isaac and Buchanan Cockburn was sequestrated in 1849.

  3. Married to Alicia, daughter of Isaac Horsford (q.v.).


T71/891 Tobago claim nos. 31 (Marys Hill), 39 (Highlands) and 40 (Culloden); T71/880 Grenada claim no. 560 (Resource Estate); T71/881 Dominica claim nos. 13 (Princes Grove) and 837 (Roseau (town)).

  1. PROB 11/1937/162; Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 6318, 20/09/1853, p. 730.

  2. Edinburgh Gazette, Issue 5870, p. 623.

  3. Email from Mary Cornelius 24/08/2018 sourced to Lucius Cary to Sarah Cary, 10 January 1815, Ms. N-2003, Massachusetts Historical Society, Cary Family papers III, 1769-1919: Box 3.

We are grateful to Mary Cornelis for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Alicia Horsford
Mary; with (1) Alexander, Walter, Isaac Horsford; Buchanan McBarnet, Mary, Ousely Rowley; William

Associated Claims (8)

£1,576 12s 5d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£190 6s 0d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,477 11s 6d
£2,921 6s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,615 5s 3d
£1,441 7s 5d
£976 3s 7d
Other association
£2,094 11s 4d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Judgement creditor
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Walter Cockburn
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

24 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland