Helen Cochrane

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Helen Cochrane was born in 1788-1789, in Perth, Perthshire, her father was James Cochrane (a joiner) and her mother was Janet Laing. She was baptised (or possibly born) on the 21st March 1790 in Perth.

She married a different John Hunter in Torryburn on the 10th December 1814.

They had at eight children, one of whom could possibly  be (well isn't actually) the Janet Hunter who married David Balfour.

Their children were (with birth/baptism dates):

  • Ann Hunter (27 October 1815 )
  • Peter Hunter (born ~1819)
  • Janet Hunter  (06 June 1821)
  • Elisabeth Hunter (27 July 1823)
  • James Hunter (30 November 1825)
  • Margaret Hunter (02 September 1827)
  • Henry Woodmiston Hunter (15 April 1832)
  • John Lawson Hunter (15 April 1832)
  • 16th December 1861 in Low Torry, at the age of 81

Possibly it was her husband John died on the 16th December 1861 in Low Torry, at the age of 81.

At the time of the 1871 census she was 82, widowed, and living on the High Street, Burntisland, Fife as a lodger with her daughter Ann Hunter (62, unmarried) who was born in Torryburn, Fifeshire. Burntisland is 16 miles East of Low Torry along the coast (the other side of the Edinburgh bridge).

Helen died on the 1st October 1871 at the age of 83 in Burntisland in Fife.  The death register (below) lists her as the widow of John Hunter (Labourer) and the daughter of James Cochrane (joiner, deceased) and Jane Cochrane (Lanig, Deceased). The informant is a Peter Hunter,  annoyingly about whom I can find no birth records with parents John and Helen Hunter - although the census lists him as being born elsewhere than Torryburn, and his death registration confirms him to be her son.

 

Entry for Helen Hunter in the register for deaths.

 

Records

ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter married Helen Cochrane in Torryburn 10/12/1814 (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: Helen Hunter (Cochrane) died in 1871 at the age of 83 in Burntisland, Fife (GROS 411/00 0046)

ScotlandsPeople(OPR): Helen Cochrane born/christened 21/03/1790 (James Cochrane, Janet Laing) in parish of Perth (GROS 387/00 010*)

Records - Children

ScotlandsPeople: 27/10/1815 Ann Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: 27/07/1823 Elisabeth Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 15/04/1832 Henry Woodmiston Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1018) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 30/11/1825 James Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1010) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 06/05/1821 Janet Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 15/04/1832 John Lawson Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1018) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 02/09/1827 Margaret Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1013) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

 

Records of Peter Hunters

ScotlandsPeople: 21/08/1844 Peter Hunter married Agnes Paterson  Torryburn 458/00 004

ScotlandsPeople: 18/02/1817 Peter Hunter (James Hunter/May Cochrane) M Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: 28/07/1833 Peter Hunter (Peter Hunter/Rosann Cochrane FR1020) M Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

 

 

1 20/12/1790 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/JEAN HUNTER M BANCHORY TERNAN 252/00 0002 No Image ORDER
2 16/10/1796 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/ISABEL MCGHIE FR542 M DIRLETON 705/00 0003 No Image ORDER
3 29/12/1806 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/JANET BROWN FR1362 M PORT GLASGOW 574/00 0005 No Image ORDER
4 14/01/1810 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/GRISEL ANDREW FR94 M BRESSAY, BURRA AND QUARF 001/00 0001 No Image ORDER
5 27/07/1817 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/ELIZA MCLEA FR421 U GORBALS 644/02 0002 No Image ORDER
6 26/07/1818 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/AGNES FERGUSON FR268 U OLD MONKLAND 652/00 0001 No Image ORDER
7 21/04/1822 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/ELIZABETH SOMMERVILLE FR721 U GORBALS 644/02 004* No Image ORDER
8 08/10/1826 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/AGNES FERGUSON FR484 U RUTHERGLEN 654/00 0003 No Image ORDER
9 08/10/1826 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/AGNES FERGUSON FR261 M CAMBUSLANG 627/00 0002 No Image ORDER
10 27/03/1831 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARY FURY FR559 M PAISLEY MIDDLE 573/02 003* No Image ORDER
11 30/01/1831 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/ISABELLA KEITH M ROSENEATH 502/00 0002 No Image ORDER
12 13/03/1832 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/BETTY ADAMSON M CLACKMANNAN 466/00 0006 No Image ORDER
13 09/12/1834 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/ANN MCARTHUR FR4773 M GLASGOW 644/01 033* No Image ORDER
14 12/07/1835 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET CRAIG FR2272 M ST CUTHBERT'S EDINBURG 685/02 0035 No Image ORDER
15 04/05/1835 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARY ANNE HALKERSTONE FR4102 M DUNFERMLINE 424/00 014* No Image ORDER
16 06/01/1836 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/BARBARA HUNTER M BRESSAY, BURRA AND QUARF 001/00 0002 No Image ORDER
17 27/11/1839 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/CHRISTINA PATERSON FR259 486 M TINGWALL, WHITENESS ET 010/00 0002 No Image ORDER
18 18/06/1840 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET BRYCE FR671 M BONHILL 493/00 0003 No Image ORDER
19 26/04/1841 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARGARET WOOD FR806 M DIRLETON 705/00 0004 No Image ORDER
20 19/05/1845 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/MARY SMITH FR732 M BANCHORY TERNAN 252/00 0003 No Image ORDER
21 07/10/1850 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/JANE REID FR752 U MID CALDER 694/00 0004 No Image ORDER
22 07/10/1850 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/JANE REID FR755 U MID CALDER 694/00 0004 No Image ORDER
23 08/01/1854 HUNTER PETER JOHN HUNTER/AGNES MEEK FR776 M WHITBURN 673/00 0004 No Image ORDER
24 20/06/1794 HUNTER PETER HILL JOHN HUNTER/JULIAN M ST CUTHBERT'S EDINBURG 685/02 0063 No Image ORDER
25 09/02/1832 HUNTER PETER NAIR JOHN HUNTER/ANN NAIRN U LIFF AND BENVIE 301/00 0004 No Image ORDER