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Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquess do Maranhãomarker, GCB, ODM (14 December 1775 – 31 October 1860), styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831, was a senior British naval flag officer and radical politician. He was a daring and successful captain of the Napoleonic Wars, leading the French to nickname him 'Le Loup des Mers' ('The Sea Wolf' or 'The Wolf of the Seas'). He was dismissed from the Royal Navy in 1814, following a conviction for fraud on the Stock Exchange and he then served in the rebel navies of Chilemarker, Brazilmarker and Greecemarker during their respective wars of independence. In 1832, he was reinstated in the Royal Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral of the Blue. After being promoted several times following his reinstatement, he died in 1860 with the rank of Admiral of the Red, and the honorary title of Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom. His life and exploits served as inspiration for the naval fiction of nineteenth and twentieth-century novelists, particularly Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey.


Coat of arms of the Marquess of Maranhão.

Thomas Cochrane was born at Annsfield, near Hamiltonmarker, South Lanarkshire, Scotlandmarker, the son of Archibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of Dundonald and Anna Gilchrist. She was the daughter of Captain James Gilchrist and Ann Roberton, the daughter of Major John Roberton, 16th Laird of Earnockmarker.

Cochrane had six brothers. One was Major William Erskine Cochrane of the 15th Dragoon Guards, who served with distinction under Sir John Moore in the Peninsular War. Another was Captain Archibald Cochrane.

Cochrane was descended from lines of Scottish aristocracy and military service on both sides of his family. Through his uncle, Admiral Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane the sixth son of the 8th Earl of Dundonald, Cochrane was cousin to his namesake Sir Thomas John Cochrane who also pursued a naval career and became Governor of Newfoundland and later Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom. The family fortune had been spent by 1793 and the family estate was sold to cover debts.

Early life

Cochrane spent much of his early life in Culrossmarker, Fife, where his family had an estate. There is now a bust in his honour outside the Culross Town House.

Through the influence of his uncle, Alexander Cochrane, he was listed as a member of the crew on the books of four Royal Navy ships starting when he was five years old. This common, though unlawful practice (called false muster), was a tactic to have on record some of the length of service necessary before he could be made an officer, if and when he joined the Navy. His father secured him a commission in the British Army at an early age, but Cochrane preferred the Navy, which he joined in 1793 upon the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars.

Service in the Royal Navy

Cochrane first served in the Baltic Seamarker aboard a Sixth-rate frigate, the 28-gun HMS Hind, commanded by his uncle, Captain Alexander Cochrane. In 1795, he was appointed acting lieutenant on the 38-gun Fifth-rate HMS Thetis, also under his uncle's command. The following year he was commissioned in the rank of lieutenant on 27 May 1796, after passing the examination. After several transfers in America and a return home, he found himself as 8th Lieutenant on Lord Keith's flagship HMS Barfleur in the Mediterranean Seamarker in 1798.

During his service on Barfleur, Cochrane received a court martial for showing disrespect to Philip Beaver, the ship's first lieutenant. Though the board found him innocent, the board did reprimand him for flippancy. This was the first public manifestation of a pattern of Cochrane being unable to get along with many of his superiors, subordinates, employers and colleagues in several navies and Parliament, and even those with whom he had much in common and who should have been natural allies. For instance, his behavior led to a long enmity with John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent.

In 1799, Cochrane commanded the prize crew taking the captured French vessel Généreux to the British base at Mahónmarker. The ship was almost lost in a storm, with Cochrane and his brother Archibald going aloft in place of a crew that were mostly ill. On 28 March 1800, Cochrane, having been promoted to commander, took command of the brig sloop HMS Speedy. Later that year, a Spanish warship disguised as a merchant ship almost captured him. He escaped by flying a Danishmarker flag and fending off a boarding by claiming his ship was plague-ridden. Chased by an enemy frigate, and knowing it would follow him in the night by any glimmer of light from the Speedy, he placed a lantern on a barrel and let it float away. The enemy frigate followed the light and Speedy escaped.

In February 1801, at Maltamarker, he got into an argument with a French Royalist officer at a fancy dress ball. Cochrane came dressed as a common sailor, and the Royalist mistook him for one. This argument led to Cochrane's only duel. Cochrane wounded the French officer with a pistol shot but was himself unharmed.

One of his most notable exploits was the capture of the Spanish xebec frigate El Gamo, on 6 May 1801. El Gamo carried 32 guns and 319 men, compared with Speedy's 14 guns and 54 men. Cochrane flew an American flag to approach so closely to El Gamo that its guns could not depress to fire on the Speedy's hull. This left the Spanish with no option but to board. However, whenever the Spanish were about to board, Cochrane would pull away briefly, and fire on the concentrated boarding parties with his ship's guns. Eventually, Cochrane boarded the Gamo, despite still being outnumbered about five to one, and captured her.

In Speedy's 13-month cruise, Cochrane captured, burned, or drove ashore 53 ships before three French ships of the line under Admiral Charles-Alexandre Linois captured him on 3 July 1801. During his time as a prisoner Linois often asked him for advice and Cochrane later referred to how polite he was in his autobiography. A few days later he was exchanged for the second captain of another French ship. Then, on 8 August 1801, he received a promotion to the rank of post-captain.

After the Peace of Amiens, Cochrane attended the University of Edinburgh. Upon the resumption of war in 1803, St Vincent assigned him in October 1803 to command of a Sixth Rate ship which was the 22-gun HMS Arab. This ship had poor handling, colliding with Royal Navy ships on two occasions (the Bloodhound and the Abundance), and afforded Cochrane no opportunities. In his autobiography he would compare the Arab to a collier. Despite this, he still managed to intercept and board an American merchant ship, the Chatham, and create an international incident, leading to the consignment of HMS Arab and her commander to fishing fleet protection duties beyond Orkneymarker in the North Seamarker.

In 1804, the new government of William Pitt the Younger removed St Vincent and in December Cochrane received an appointment to command of the new 32-gun frigate HMS Pallas, in which he undertook a series of notable exploits over the following eighteen months.

In August 1806, he took command of the 38-gun frigate HMS Imperieuse, formerly the Spanish frigate Iphigenia. One of his midshipmen was Frederick Marryat, who later wrote fictionalized accounts of his adventures with Cochrane.

In Imperieuse Cochrane raided the Mediterranean coast of France. In 1808, Cochrane and a Spanish guerrilla force captured the fortress of Mongat, which sat astride the road between Gerona and Barcelonamarker. This delayed General Duhesme's French army for a month. On another raid Cochrane copied code books from a signal station, leaving behind the originals so the French would believe them uncompromised. When Imperieuse ran short of water, she sailed up the estuary of the Rhone to replenish. When a French army marched into Cataloniamarker and besieged Rosasmarker, Cochrane took part in the defence of the town by occupying and defending Fort Trinidad ('Castell de la Trinitat') for a number of weeks before the fall of the city forced him to leave; Cochrane was one of the last two men to quit the fort.

While captain of Speedy, Pallas, and Imperieuse, Cochrane became arguably the most effective practitioner of coastal warfare during the period. Not only did he attack shore installations such as the Martello tower at Son Boumarker on Minorcamarker, but captured enemy ships in harbor by leading his men in boats in "cutting out" operations. He was a meticulous planner of every operation, which limited casualties among his men and maximized the chances of success.

In 1809, he commanded the attack by a flotilla of fire ships on Rochefortmarker, as part of the Battle of the Basque Roads. The attack did some damage, but Cochrane blamed Admiral Gambier, the fleet commander, for missing the opportunity to destroy the French fleet. As a result of expressing his opinion publicly, Cochrane then spent some time without a naval command.

Political career

In June 1806, Cochrane stood for the House of Commonsmarker on a ticket of parliamentary reform (a movement which would later bring about the Reform Acts) for the potwalloper borough of Honiton. This was exactly the kind of borough Cochrane wished to abolish; votes were mostly sold to the highest bidder. Cochrane offered nothing and lost the election. In October 1806, he again ran for Parliament in Honiton and won. Cochrane initially denied that he paid any bribes, but Cochrane himself revealed in a Parliamentary debate ten years afterward that he had paid ten guineas (£10 10s) per voter through Mr. Townshend, local headman and banker.

Portrait of Lord Cochrane in 1807
In May 1807, Cochrane was elected by Westminster in a more democratic election. Cochrane campaigned for parliamentary reform, allied with such Radicals as William Cobbett, Sir Francis Burdett and Henry Hunt. His outspoken criticism of the conduct of the war and the corruption in the navy made him powerful enemies in the government. His criticism of Admiral Gambier's conduct at the Battle of the Basque Roads was so severe that Gambier demanded a court-martial to clear his name. This made him important enemies in the Admiralty.

In 1810, Sir Francis Burdett, a Member of Parliament and political ally, had barricaded himself in his home at Piccadillymarker, London, resisting arrest by the House of Commonsmarker. Cochrane went to assist Burdett's defence of the house. His approach to this, however, was essentially similar to the approach he had taken in defending forts against enemy attack and would have led to numerous deaths amongst the arresting officers and at least partial destruction of Burdett's house, along with much of Piccadilly. On realising what Cochrane planned, Burdett and his allies took steps to end the siege.

Cochrane, though popular with the public, was unable to get along with his colleagues in the House of Commons, let alone the government. Usually, he had little success in promoting his causes, though there were exceptions: in 1812 he successfully confronted the Admiralty's prize court.

His conviction in the Great Stock Exchange Fraud of 1814 (see below) resulted in Parliament expelling him on 5 July 1814. However, his constituents in the seat of Westminster re-elected him at the resulting by-election on 16 July. He held this seat until 1818. In 1818, Cochrane last speech in Parliament advocated parliamentary reform.

In 1830, Cochrane initially expressed interest but then declined. Not only had Lord Brougham's brother decided to run for the seat, but also Cochrane thought it would look bad for him to be publicly supporting a government from which he sought pardon for his fraud conviction.

In 1831, his father died and Cochrane became the 10th Earl of Dundonald. As such, he was entitled to sit in the House of Lordsmarker, but no longer in the House of Commons.

Marriage and children

In 1812, Cochrane married Katherine Frances Corbet Barnes, a beautiful orphan more than twenty years his junior. This was an elopement and a civil ceremony, due to the opposition of his wealthy uncle Basil Cochrane, who disinherited his nephew as a result. Katherine, whom Cochrane called 'Kate', 'Kitty' or 'Mouse' in letters to her, often accompanied her husband on his campaigns in South America and Greecemarker.

Cochrane and Katherine would remarry in the Anglican Church in 1818, and in the Church of Scotlandmarker in 1825. They had six children ;
  • Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald, b. 18 Apr 1814, m. Louisa Harriett McKinnon.
  • William Horatio Barnado Cochrane, officer, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, b. 8 Mar 1818 m. Jacobina Frances Nicholson.
  • Elizabeth Katharine Cochrane, died close to her first birthday.
  • Katharine Elizabeth Cochrane, d. 25 August 1869, m. John Willis Fleming.
  • Admiral Sir Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane KCB (Commander of HMS Niger), b. 24 Sep 1824, d. 20 Aug 1905. m.
  • Captain Ernest Gray Lambton Cochrane RN ( High Sheriff, Co.marker Donegalmarker) b. 4 Jun 1834, d. 2 Feb 1911 m. 1. Adelaide Blackall 2. Elizabeth Frances Maria Katherine Doherty.

The confusion of multiple ceremonies led to suspicions that Cochrane's first son, Thomas Barnes Cochrane, was illegitimate, which delayed Thomas's accession to the Earldom of Dundonald on his father's death.


Unless otherwise footnoted, this genealogy has been reproduced from The

The Great Stock Exchange Fraud

In February 1814, rumours of Napoleon's death began to circulate and the claims were seemingly confirmed by a man in a red staff officer's uniform posing as Colonel de Bourg, aide-du-camp to Lord Cathcart and British ambassador to Russia, who arrived in Dover from France on 21 February bearing news that Napoleon had been captured and killed by Cossacks.Vale (2004) p.74. In reaction to the news and the possibility of peace, share prices rose sharply on the Stock Exchange, particularly in a volatile government stock called Omnium which increased from 26 and a half to 32. However, it soon became clear that the news of Napoleon's death was a hoax. The Stock Exchange established a sub-committee to investigate, and they duly discovered that six men had sold substantial numbers of Omnium shares during the boom in value, and it was assumed that all six were responsible for the hoax and subsequent fraud. Cochrane had disposed of his entire £139,000 holding in Omnium and was named as one of the six conspirators, as was his uncle, Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone and his stock broker, Richard Butt. Within days, an anonymous informant told the committee that Colonel de Bourg was an imposter; he was a Prussian aristocrat named De Berenger and he had been seen entering Cochrane's house on the day of the hoax.

The accused were brought to trial in the Court of King's Bench, Guildhallmarker on 8 June 1814. The trial was presided over by Lord Ellenborough, a High Tory and a notable enemy of the radicals who had previously sentenced radical politicians William Cobbett and Henry Hunt to prison in politically motivated trials. The evidence against Cochrane was largely circumstantial and hinged on the colour of uniform De Berenger had been wearing when they met in his house. Cochrane admitted he was acquainted with De Berenger and that he had visited his home on the day of the fraud, but insisted he had arrived wearing a green sharpshooter's uniform and had merely called to request passage to the United States aboard Cochrane's new command the HMS Tonnant. In a sworn affidavit created before the trial, Cochrane's servants confirmed his version of events, but the prosecution summoned a key witness, hackney carriage driver William Crane, who swore that De Berenger was wearing a scarlet uniform when he delivered him to the house. Cochrane's defence also argued that he had given standing instructions to Butt that his Omnium shares were to be sold if the price rose by 1 per cent, and he would have made double profit if he waited until it reached its peak price.
On the second day of the trial, Lord Ellenborough began his summarisation of the evidence and drew attention to the matter of De Berenger's uniform which he regarded as damning evidence. The jury retired to deliberate and returned a verdict of guilty against all the defendants two and a half hours later. Belatedly, Cochrane's defence team found several witnesses who were willing to testify that De Berenger had arrived wearing a green uniform, but Lord Ellenborough dismissed their evidence as inadmissible because two of the conspirators had fled the country upon hearing the guilty verdict. On 20 June 1814, Cochrane was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, fined £1,000 and was ordered to stand in the pillory opposite the Royal Exchangemarker for one hour. In subsequent weeks he was also dismissed from the Royal Navy by the Admiralty and expelled from Parliament following a motion in the House of Commons which was passed by 144 votes to 44. On the orders of the Prince Regent, Cochrane was further humiliated by the loss of his knighthood in a degradation ceremony at Westminster Abbeymarker in which his banner was taken down and kicked out of the chapel and down the steps outside. However, within a month, Cochrane was re-elected unopposed as the Member of Parliament for Westminster and following public outcry, his sentence to the pillory was rescinded for fears it would lead to the outbreak of a riot.

The question of Cochrane's innocence or guilt created much debate at the time and has divided historians ever since. Subsequent reviews of the trial carried out by three Lord Chancellors during the course of the 19th century concluded that Cochrane should have been found not guilty. Cochrane maintained his innocence for the rest of his life and campaigned tirelessly to restore his damaged reputation and to clear his name. He believed the trial was politically motivated and that a "higher authority than the Stock Exchange" was responsible for his prosecution. A series of petitions put forward by Cochrane protesting his innocence were ignored until 1830 when King George IV (the former Prince Regent) died and was succeeeded by William IV who had served in the Royal Navy and was sympathetic to Cochrane's cause.Later that year the Tory government fell and was replaced by a Whig government in which his friend, Lord Broughton, was appointed Lord Chancellor. Following a meeting of the Privy Council in May 1832 Cochrane was granted a pardon and restored to the Navy List with a promotion to rear-admiral. Support from friends in the government, and the writings of popular naval authors such as Frederick Marryat and Maria Graham increased public sympathy for Cochrane's situation, and in May 1847, with the personal intervention of Queen Victoria, Cochrane's knighthood was restored and he was created a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. Only in 1860 did his banner return to Westminster Abbey; the day before his funeral.

In 1876, his grandson received a payment of £40,000 from the British government, based on the recommendations of a Parliamentary select committee, in compensation for his conviction which was believed to be unjust.

Service with other navies

Chilean Navy

Cochrane left the UK in official disgrace, but that did not end his naval career. In May 1817, at the request of Chileanmarker leader Bernardo O'Higgins, he took command of the Chilean Navy in Chile's war of independence against Spain. He was the first Vice Admiral of Chile and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy.

Accompanied by Lady Cochrane and his two children, he reached Valparaisomarker on 28 November 1818. Named a vice admiral, Cochrane reorganized the Chilean navy, introducing British naval customs. He took command of the frigate O'Higgins and raided the coasts of Chile and Perumarker as he had those of France and Spain. He organized and led the capture of Valdivia, despite only having 300 men and two ships to deploy against seven large forts. In 1820, forces under his command cut out and captured the Esmeralda, the most powerful Spanish ship in South America. However, he failed in his attempt to capture the Chiloé Archipelago for Chile. Later, O'Higgins ordered him to lead the Chilean fleet to free Peru from Spain, while Jose de San Martin would lead the Freedom Army. This resulted in Peruvian independence, which O'Higgins considered indispensable to both Chile's independence and security.

Cochrane is alleged to have made plans to free Napoleon from his exile on Saint Helena and make him ruler of a unified South American state. Before he could carry out his plan, Napoleon died in 1821. Cochrane left the service of the Chilean Navy on 29 November 1822.

Chilean naval vessels named after Lord Cochrane

The Chilean Navy has named five ships Cochrane or Almirante Cochrane (Admiral Cochrane) in his honour:
  • The first, Almirante Cochrane, was a famous battery ship that fought in the War of the Pacific (1879-1884).
  • The second Almirante Cochrane was a dreadnought battleship laid down in Britain in 1913. The Royal Navy acquired the unfinished ship in 1917, converting her into to the carrier .
  • The third ship, Cochrane, was a , the former , commissioned into the Chilean Navy in 1962 and scrapped in 1983.
  • The fourth ship, Almirante Cochrane, was a , the former , which the Chilean Navy acquired in 1984 and decommissioned in 2006.
  • The fifth and current ship to bear the name, Almirante Cochrane , is a Type 23 frigate, the former , which the Chilean Navy commissioned in 2006.

Brazilian Navy

Brazilmarker was fighting its own war of independence against Portugalmarker. The southern provinces were under rebel control, but Portugal still controlled the north, in which São Luísmarker was the most important city.

Cochrane took command of the Brazilian Navy on 21 March 1823 and its flagship, the 'Pedro Primeiro'. He blockaded the Portuguese in Bahia, forcing them to evacuate to Maranhão (Maranham) and captured much of the escaping convoy. He then sailed ahead of the convoy to Maranhão and bluffed Maranhão into surrendering as well. Finally, he sent a subordinate, Captain Grenfell to Parámarker, who used the same bluff to extract Para's surrender. In 1824 he resigned the Brazilian Navy after Brazil had achieved its independence.

As a result of rebellions and attempted palace coups, Cochrane found himself the Governor of the Province of Maranhãomarker. Emperor Pedro I of Brazil created him the Marquess do Maranhão. But, dissatisfied with his situation, Cochrane left Brazil on 10 November 1825 and returned to Britain.

Greek Navy

Cochrane then went to Europe, where between March 1827 and December 1828 he took an active role in the campaign to secure Greekmarker independence from the Ottoman Empire, which had deployed an army raised in Egypt to suppress the Greek rebellion. Cochrane's efforts generally met with limited success due to the poor discipline of the Greek soldiers and seamen. Still, one of his subordinates, Captain Hastings, attacked Ottoman forces at the Gulf of Lepantomarker, which indirectly led to intervention by Great Britain, France and Russia, the destruction of the Turkomarker-Egyptianmarker fleet at the Battle of Navarinomarker, and the end of the war under mediation of the Great Powers.

Greece was probably the only campaign in Cochrane's naval career in which the results of his efforts were disappointingly slight. At the end of the war he resigned and returned to England. For the first time since he was convicted for the 1814 Stock Exchange Scandal his lively nature was brought to a standstill. Despite reports to the contrary, there is little evidence to suggest that he experienced a nervous breakdown.

Return to Royal Navy

Cochrane inherted his peerage following his father's death on 1 July 1831, becoming the 10th Earl of Dundonald. He was restored to the Royal Navy list on 2 May 1832 as a Rear Admiral of the Blue, but Cochrane's return to Royal Navy service was delayed by his refusal to take a command until his knighthood had been restored. Nevertheless, he was further promoted up the list of flag officers, as follows:
  • Rear Admiral of the Blue on 2 May 1832
  • Rear Admiral of the White on 10 January 1837
  • Rear Admiral of the Red on 28 June 1838
  • Vice Admiral of the Blue on 23 November 1841
  • Vice Admiral of the White on 9 November 1846
  • Vice Admiral of the Red on 3 January 1848
  • Admiral of the Blue on 21 March 1851
  • Admiral of the White on 2 April 1853
  • Admiral of the Red on 8 December 1857

On 22 May 1847 Queen Victoria reinstated him as a knight in the Order of the Bath. He then served as Commander-in-Chief of the North American and West Indiesmarker station from 1848 to 1851. During the Crimean War, the government considered him for a command in the Baltic, but decided that there was too high a chance that he would lose his fleet in a risky attack. On 6 November 1854, he was appointed to the honorary office of Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom, an office that he would retain until his death.

In his final years he wrote his autobiography in collaboration with G.B. Earp. With his health deteriorating, in 1860 Cochrane twice underwent painful surgery for kidney stones. He died during the second operation on 31 October 1860, in Kensingtonmarker. He was buried in Westminster Abbeymarker, where his grave is in the central part of the nave.

Innovation in technology

Convoys were guided by ships following the lamps of those ahead. In 1805, Cochrane entered a Royal Navy competition for a superior convoy lamp. Believing that the judges were likely to be biased against him, he asked a friend to enter for him. When Cochrane won, he revealed his identity. However, the Royal Navy never purchased any of the lamps.

In 1806, Cochrane had a galley made to his specifications, which he carried on board Pallas and used to attack the French coast.

In 1812, Cochrane proposed attacking the French coast using a combination of bombardment ships, explosion ships and "stink vessels" (gas warfare). A bombardment ship consisted of a strengthened old hulk filled with powder and shot and made to list one side. It would then be anchored at night to face the enemy behind the harbour wall. This would allow saturation bombardment of the harbour, which would be closely followed by landings of troops. He put the plans forward again before and during the Crimean War. The authorities decided not to pursue his plans, partly because they would cause terrible destruction and might later be used against Britain. The plans would be kept secret until 1895.

In 1818, Cochrane patented, together with the engineer Marc Isambard Brunel, the tunneling shield that Brunel and his son used in the building of the Thames Tunnelmarker in 1825-43.

Cochrane was an early supporter of steamships. He attempted to bring a steamship from England to Chile, but its construction took too long; it did not arrive until the war was ending. This happened again with a steamship he had hoped to bring to the Greek War of Independence. In the 1830s, he experimented with steam power, developing a rotary engine and a propeller. In 1851, Cochrane received a patent on powering steamships with bitumen.

Fictional references

Influence on naval fiction

His career inspired a number of writers of nautical fiction. The first was Captain Marryat who had served under him as a midshipman. In the 20th century, the fictional careers of Horatio Hornblower in the novels by C. S. Forester and of Jack Aubrey in the Aubrey–Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian were in part modelled on his exploits.

Appearance in fiction

See also


  1. The heir-apparent to an earldom uses the Earl's next-highest title as a courtesy title; see Earl for details.
  2. Even after he had inherited the title of Earl of Dundonald in 1831, he was often still referred to as Lord Cochrane.
  3. The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom; p. 368; by Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931; Edinburgh: D. Douglas; Not in copyright
  4. VASCONCELOS, Jaime Smith & VASCONCELOS, Rodolfo Smith. Archivo Nobiliarchico Brasileiro. Lausanne, 1918.
  5. The Peerage website
  6. Families of the 8th and 9th Earls
  7. Cordingly p.58.
  8. Leigh Rayment's peerage page
  9. Peerage website
  10. Children of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald and Katherine Frances Corbett Barnes
  11. Children of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald and Katherine Frances Corbett Barnes
  12. Children of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald and Katherine Frances Corbett Barnes
  13. Children of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald and Katherine Frances Corbett Barnes
  14. Children of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald and Katherine Frances Corbett Barnes
  15. [1]
  16. Cordingly p.241.
  17. Cordingly p.243.
  18. Vale (2004) p.78.
  19. Cordingly p.244.
  20. Vale (2004) p.77.
  21. Cordingly p.250.
  22. Cordingly p.250.
  23. Vale p.81.
  24. Cordingly p.251.
  25. Cordingly pp.251–252.
  26. Cordingly p.352.
  27. Cordingly p.334.
  28. Cordingly p.335.
  29. Vale (2008) pp.193–194.
  30. Cordingly pp.343–344.
  31. Cordingly p.335.
  32. King, Dean, 2000, Patrick O'Brian: A Life Revealed,p. 193, Henry Holt & Co, New York ISBN 0805059768
  33. S.M. Stirling, The Domination (Omnibus edition of first 3 works) ISBN 0671577948
  34. Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe's Devil: Chile 1820 (Sharpe's Adventures) ISBN 0060932295


Further reading

  • Cochrane, Alexander, in collaboration with the 14th Earl of Dundonald, "The Fighting Cochranes: A Scottish Clan over six hundred years of naval and military history" 1983, Quiller Press, London, ISBN 0907621198
  • Cordingly, David. (2007) (US title)"Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander." Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 448pp, ISBN 1-5823-4534-1. (UK title) "Cochrane The Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860" London: Bloomsbury, ISBN 9780747580881
  • Dale, Richard. "Napoleon is Dead: Lord Cochrane and the Great Stock Exchange Scandal" (2006) London: Sutton Pub., 256pp, ISBN 9780750943819
  • Davie, Donald. Poem entitled 'Lady Cochrane' in "Collected Poems 1971 - 1983". 1983, Manchester: Carcanet Press, ISBN 0-85635-462-7 and Mid Northumberland Arts Group ISBN 0-904790-30-4. U.S. edition 1983, Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, ISBN 0-268-00745-4
  • Dundonald, Thomas. Cochrane, Earl of, 1775-1860. The Autobiography of a Seaman. Introduction by Richard Woodman.

    New York: Lyons Press, 2000. ISBN 1-86176-156-2
  • Earnock and its Early Proprietors, nd Hamilton Advertiser, n.d. July 1874
  • Grimble, Ian. The Sea Wolf: The Life of Admiral Cochrane. Rev. ed. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2000. Original edition 1978,

    London: Blond & Briggs. ISBN 1-84158-035-X
  • Harvey, Robert. Cochrane: The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2000. ISBN 0-7867-0923-5
  • Lloyd, Christopher Lord Cochrane. Seaman, Radical, Liberator. - A Life of Tomas Lord Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald. 1775-1860, ISBN 0-8050-5986-5
  • Stephenson, Charles. "The Admiral's Secret Weapon: Lord Dundonald and the Origins of Chemical Warfare" (2006) Boydell press, ISBN 9781843832805
  • Thomas, Donald. Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf. 2nd Edition 2001, Cassell Military Paperbacks, London, 383pp, ISBN 0-304-35659-X
  • Vale, Brian. Cochrane in the Pacific: Fortune and Freedon in Spanish America (2008) London: I. B. Tauris, 256pp, ISBN 1845114469
  • Vale, Brian. The Audacious Admiral Cochrane: The True Life of A Naval Legend. London: Conway Maritime Press, 2004, ISBN 0-85177-986-7

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