Earls of Dundonald (1669)
1st Earl of Dundonald, William Cochrane, b.?, a.1669, d.1685
The title of Earl of Dundonald was created in the Peerage
of Scotland for the famous soldier and politician Sir William Cochrane. The
name Cochrane comes from an area of land near
2nd Earl of Dundonald, John Cochrane, b.c.1660, a.1685, d.1690
Grandson of the 1st Earl and Eupheme Scott, and son of William Cochrane (b.?, d.1679) and Lady Catherine Kennedy (b.?, d.c.1700), daughter of John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis.
3rd Earl of Dundonald, William Cochrane, b.c.1686, a.1690, d.1705
Son of the 2nd Earl and Lady Susan Hamilton (b.1659-1669, d.1736-1737), daughter of Sir William Douglas-Hamilton, 1st Earl of Selkirk.
4th Earl of Dundonald, John Campbell Cochrane, b.1687, a.1705, d.1720
Younger brother of the 3rd Earl.
5th Earl of Dundonald, William Cochrane, b.c.1708, a.1720, d.1724-1725
Son of the 4th Earl and Lady Anne Murray (b.?, d.1710), daughter of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore. He had no children.
6th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane, b.1702, a.1724-1725, d.1737
Son of William Cochrane (b.?, d.1717), a brother of the 2nd Earl, and Lady Grizel Graham, a daughter of James Graham, 2nd Marquess of Montrose.
7th Earl of Dundonald, William Cochrane, b.?, a.1737, d.1758
Son of the 6th Earl and Catherine Hamilton, a grand-daughter of the 1st Earl of Selkirk. He fought in the Seven Years War and died at the Battle of Louisburg without an heir.
8th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane, b.?, a.1758, d.1778
Grandson of Sir John Cochrane (b.?, d.1707), the 1st
Earlís second son, and son of William Cochrane (b.?, d.a.1739) and Lady Mary
Bruce, daughter of Alexander Bruce, 2nd Earl of Kincardine. He was a Whig MP for Renfrewshire and
reached the rank of Captain in the Army. He also held the office of
Commissioner for Excise (
9th Earl of Dundonald, Archibald Cochrane, b.1748, a.1778, d.1831
Son of the 8th Earl and Jane Stuart (b.b.1729, d.1808). He served in both the Army and the Royal Navy, and was something of an inventor.
10th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane, b.1775, a.1831, d.1860
Son of the 9th Earl and Anne Gilchrist
(b.b.1759, d.1784). He reached the rank of Captain in the Army and then in the
Royal Navy and was highly active in the naval engagements of the time,
including the defence of Rosas in the
11th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Barnes Cochrane, b.1814, a.1860, d.1885
Son of the 10th Earl and Katherine Frances Corbet Barnes (b.c.1796, d.1865). He reached the rank of Captain in the British Army, and served as a Representative Peer.
12th Earl of Dundonald, Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, b.1852, a.1860, d.1935
Son of the 11th Earl and Louisa Harriet
Mackinnon (b.?, d.1902), daughter of the then Chief of Clan Mackinnon. He was a
noted soldier, who fought at the relief of
13th Earl of Dundonald, Thomas Hesketh Douglas Blair Cochrane, b.1886, a.1935, d.1958
Son of the 12th Earl and Winifred Bamford-Hesketh
(b.?, d.1924). He reached the rank of Captain in the Scots Guards and fought in
the First World War. He obtained awards from both
14th Earl of Dundonald, Ian Douglas Leonard Cochrane, b.1918, a.1958, d.1986
Grandson of the 12th Earl and son of Douglas Robert Hesketh Roger Cochrane (b.1893, d.1942) and Enid Marion Davis (b.?, d.1960). He fought in the Second World War and reached the rank of Major in the Black Watch. He later went into business and was chairman of several companies, and was a Representative Peer from 1960 to 1986.
15th Earl of Dundonald, Iain Alexander Douglas Blair Cochrane, b.1961, a.1986
Son of the 14th Earl and Aphra Farquhar
Fetherstonhaugh (b.?, d.1972). As well as 15th Earl, he is also 15th
Lord Cochrane of Dundonald and 15th Lord Cochrane of
The courtesy title for the heir is Lord Cochrane.