Thomas Alexander "Lord" Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775 - 1860) MP

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Nicknames: "Marquês de Maranhão"
Birthplace: Annsfield, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in London, England
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About Thomas Alexander "Lord" Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald

Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marquess of Maranhão, GCB, ODM (14 December 1775 – 31 October 1860), styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831, was a Scottish 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').

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 Chile, Brazil and Greece during their respective wars of independence.

In 1832, he was pardoned and reinstated in the Royal Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral of the Blue. After several further promotions, 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 one source of inspiration for the naval fiction of nineteenth and twentieth-century novelists, particularly C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey.

In 1812, Cochrane married Katherine ("Katy") Frances Corbet Barnes, a beautiful orphan, who was about 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 Greece.

Cochrane and Katherine remarried in the Anglican Church in 1818, and in the Church of Scotland in 1825. They had six children;

Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald, b. 18 Apr 1814, m. Louisa Harriett McKinnon. William Horatio Bernardo 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 of Donegal) 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.,_10th_Earl_of_Dundonald

 T h o m a s   COCHRANE,  (Admiral  Lord 

COCHRANE) (1775-1860) accepted in 1817 the invitation to command the Chilean naval squadron, which he carried out with complete success 1818/ 23 in a series of actions fought along Chile's extensive coast, f+ has since been revered as a national hero. His signal exploit was the cutting out of the Spanish frigate "Esmeralda' under the fortifications of Callao harbour, Peru, 5.11.1820. In 1823 he transferred his services to Brazil and was created Marquess of Maranhao by the Emperor Dom PEDRO 1. He succeeded his father as 10th Earl of Dundonald in 1821 ("Galdames" b Burke's Peerage). His descendants maintain close links with Chile and with the Anglo-Chilean Society (see para. M.vI.

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December 14, 1775
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 36
April 8, 1814
Age 38
Age 38

The Great Stock Exchange Fraud of 1814 was a hoax or fraud centered on false information about the then-ongoing Napoleonic Wars, affecting the London Stock Exchange in 1814.

March 8, 1818
Age 42
September 24, 1824
Age 48
June 4, 1834
Age 58
October 31, 1860
Age 84
London, England
London, England