Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Adam Cockburn, Laird of Ormiston, Lord Ormiston (1656 – 16 April 1735), was a Scottish administrator, politician and judge. He served as Commissioner for Haddington Constabulary in the parliaments of 1681-2 and 1689, and in the conventions of 1678 and 1689. He was appointed Lord Justice Clerk on 28 November 1692...

...Cockburn served as a member of the Privy Council, Treasurer Depute from 1699 until the accession of Anne, Lord Justice Clerk for a second term (1705-10), and a Lord of Session from 1705...

...A younger son of John Cockburn of Ormiston by his spouse Margaret Hepburn, Adam was retoured heir to his brother John in the family's ancient estate of Ormiston, East Lothian, on 28 December 1671. Sasine of the estates followed on 12 June 1672 on a Precept from Chancery...

...He married (1) Susanna (b. 20 July 1657, Tyninghame), daughter of John Hamilton, 4th Earl of Haddington. They had several children, of whom notably the MP John Cockburn of Ormiston. Two of his daughters married baronets. He married (2) Anne (d.1721) daughter of Sir Patrick Houstoun, 1st Baronet of that Ilk. They had a daughter, Jean (1709 - 1792 Kelso, Scotland) who married William Walker."

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