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Cullen of Ashbourne, Baron (UK, 1920)


Creation: let. pat. 21 Apr 1920


Family name: Cockayne




Argent three Cocks Gules armed crested and jelloped Sable


A Cock's Head erased Gules beaked crested and jelloped Sable


Dexter:  a Lion guardant party per fess Or and Argent;  Sinister:  an Ostrich Argent holding in its beak a Horseshoe proper, each gorged with a Collar pendant therefrom an Escutcheon Argent charged with two Bars Vert


Virtus In Arduis (Courage in adversity)



Brian Ibrican [Cockayne], 1st Baron Cullen of Ashbourne, KBE

1st surv. son of George Edward Adams later Cockayne, of Exeter House, Roehampton, co. Surrey, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant 1859-70;  Lancaster Herald 1871-82;  Norroy King of Arms 1882-94;  Clarenceux King of Arms 1894-1911 (by his wife Mary Dorothea Gibbs, 2nd dau. of George Henry Gibbs, of Aldenham, co. Hertford), 4th son of William Adams, of Eastley End, Thorpe, co. Surrey, and Dummer Grange, co. Hampshire, by his second wife Mary Anne Cockayne, 6th dau. and cohrss. of Hon William Cockayne, half-brother of Borlase [Cockayne], 6th Viscount Cullen, and only child by his second wife of Charles [Cokayne later Cockayne], 5th Viscount Cullen


12 Jul 1864


29 Sep 1904 Grace Margaret Marsham (b. 17 Sep 1877; d. 1971), 4th dau. of Rev Hon John Marsham, Rector of Barton Segrave, co. Northampton, and of Haccombe, co. Devon (by his wife Penelope Jane Hume, yst. dau. of Rev William Wheler Hume, of St Mary Magdalene, St Leonards-on-Sea, co. Lincoln), 2nd son of Charles [Marsham], 3rd Earl of Romney


1. Hon Charles Borlase Marsham Cockayne, later 2nd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne

2. Hon Edmund Willoughby Marsham Cockayne, later 3rd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne

3. Hon John O'Brien Marsham Cockayne, of 14 St Omer Road, Cowley, Oxford (b. 11 Oct 1920; d. 19...), mar. 1 May 1948 Anne Frances Clayton (d. 1971), 1st dau. of Bertram Clayton, of 78 Saville Street, Wakefield, co. York, and has issue:

1a. Michael John Cockayne, later 4th Baron Cullen of Ashbourne

1. Hon Barbara Mary Cockayne (b. 28 Nov 1905; d. 20 Nov 2004), mar. 7 Feb 1929 Maj Gilbert Edgar Francis Van der Noot, of Oak Cottage, Hartley Witney, co. Hampshire (d. 1981), 1st son of Rev Edgar F C Van der Noot by his wife Constance Mary West, only dau. of Rt Hon Sir Algernon West GCB, and has issue

2. Hon Dorothy Grace Cockayne (b. 17 Feb 1907)

3. Hon Ruth Margaret Cockayne (b. 8 Nov 1909; d. 19 Jan 1997), mar. (1) 17 Oct 1939 Capt Robert William Alfred Moore (d. 30 May 1940), 2nd son of Richmond Moore, of Hill House, Spencer's Wood, Reading, co. Berkshire, and (2) 21 Nov 1949 Rev David Henry Aitcheson Williams (d. 20 Nov 1955). 1st son of Col Henry David Williams CMG, of The Friary, Lichfield, co. Stafford, and had issue by her first husband


3 Nov 1932


21 Apr 1920 Baron Cullen of Ashbourne, of Roehampton in the County of Surrey

suc. by



Partner, Anthony Gibbs and Sons; Director of the Bank of England 1902, Deputy-Governor 1915-18 and Governor 1918-20; KBE 1917


Charles Borlase Marsham [Cockayne], 2nd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne, MBE


6 Oct 1912

mar. (1)

2 Jul 1942 (div. 1947) Valerie Catharine Mary Collbran, only dau. of William Henry Collbran

only child by first wife

1. Hon Julia Collbran Cockayne (b. 2 Oct 1943), mar. (1) 22 Jun 1968 (div. 1989) Don Francesco Costa Sanseverino, 2nd son of Don Edoardo Costa Sanseverino, Principe di Bisiguano, of Rome, Italy, (2) 1991 (div. 1994) Michael M Groves, and (3) 14 Dec 1994 Sture Wigart, of Dock Lane, Beaulieu, co. Hampshire, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

21 Jun 1948 Patricia Mary Clulow-Gray (d. 23 Jun 1996), 1st dau. of Lt Col S Clulow-Gray, of 30A Collingham Gardens, London SW5


s.p.m. 17 Dec 2000

suc. by



MBE 1945; Lord-in-Waiting 1979-82; Deputy Chairman of House of Lords Committees 1982-91; Lieutenant, City of London 1976-2000


Edmund Willoughby Marsham [Cockayne], 3rd Baron Cullen of Ashbourne


18 May 1916


18 May 1943 Janet Manson (former wife of ..... Manson), dau. of William Douglas Watson, of Canterbury, co. Kent


s.p. 5 Dec 2016

suc. by



Michael John [Cockayne], 4th Baron Cullen of Ashbourne


28 Nov 1950

mar. (1)

1976 (div. 1985) Baudilia Medina Negrin, of Caracas, Venezuela

mar. (2)

1986 Yvette Santana


It is not known whether the 4th Baron Cullen of Ashbourne has any children.


 Last updated 26 Oct 2003




4th Baron Cullen of Ashbourne, of Roehampton in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Apr 1920)



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