Cockburn, George (1712 -1775)

George Cockburn was the youngest son of Archibald Cockburn of Ormiston, and Isobel Butler. He left Scotland in 1739 for Ireland, becoming a merchant at 55 Cavendish Street, Dublin. He was a successful man of business and acquired property worth over £30,000 on his death.
In 1761 he married Anne Caldwell (d. 1769), daughter of Charles Caldwell, sister of Admiral Sir Benjamin Caldwell. They had one son who was to become General Sir George Cockburn (1763-1847).
The Cockburn Papers are deposited at the British Library (Add MS 48312-48339). Journals, literary manuscripts, etc., of General Sir George Cockburn, G.C.H. (1763-1847), are preceded (Vols. I-IV) by accounts, etc., of his father, George Cockburn, merchant and army agent, of Dublin.

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Cockburn, George (1712-1775)  (Stamp 1) Title: Cockburn, George (1712 - 1775) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Three cocks
Crest: A cock
Motto: Vigilans et audax
Dimensions (height x width): 63mm x 49mm
Heraldic Charges: cock, Heraldic Charges: cocks (3)