Catherine (Cochrane) Stewart
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Catherine (Cochrane) Stewart (abt. 1710 - 1786)

Catherine "Countess of Galloway" Stewart formerly Cochrane
Born about in Cramond, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1729 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bath, Somerset, Englandmap
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Biography

Lady Catherine Cochrane was the daughter of John Campbell Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald and Lady Anne Murray.[1]

She married Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway, son of James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway and Lady Catherine Montgomerie, in 1729.[2]

The Earl (6th) married, as his second wife, 5 January 1728-29, Catherine, third youngest daughter of John Cochrane, fourth Earl of Dundonald. The Countess of Galloway and her sisters, Anne, Duchess of Hamilton, and Susan, Countess of Strathmore, were celebrated beauties of their day. She died at Bath on 15 March 1786. Her will was proved at Edinburgh 1 April 1786.[3]

From 1729, her married name became Stewart.

She died on 15 March 1786.[2]

Children of Lady Catherine Cochrane and Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway

Lady Susanna Stewart[4]+ d. 15 Aug 1805
Lady Margaret Stewart[5]+ d. 12 Aug 1762
Lady Catherine Stewart[4]
Lady Charlotte Stewart[4]+ d. 11 Nov 1818
Lady Harriet Stewart+ d. 26 Nov 1788
unknown son Stewart[2]
unknown son Stewart[2]
unknown daughter Stewart
John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway[2] + b. 13 Mar 1736, d. 13 Nov 1806
Admiral Hon. Keith Stewart[2] + b. 1739, d. 5 May 1795

Sources

  1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 273.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. Volume 2, page 1512
  3. The Scots Peerage, vol. 4, Balfour Paul, J. (1907), (Edinburgh: David Douglas), pp. 164-165.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, Volume 2, page 1513.
  5. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 54.

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