- Sir William Cockburn, 11th Baronet
Sir William Cockburn, 11th Baronet (
2 June 1773- 30 April 1858) was a Church of England clergyman. He was Dean of York(1823-1858) and was famously defended on a charge of simonyby his nephew Sir Alexander Cockburn, 12th Baronetin 1841.
Cockburn was the third son of
Sir James Cockburn, 8th Baronetand his second wife Augusta Anne Ayscough. His maternal grandfather was Francis Ayscough, Dean of Bristol. George Cockburnwas his brother.
In 1805, he married Elizabeth (died 1828), daughter of Sir
Robert Peel." The Times", 10 April 1841, p.6 col.b, reprinted from the "Cambridge Advertiser"]
Cockburn was educated at
St. John's College, Cambridge, graduating as twelfth wrangler in 1795 and receiving his MA in 1798 and DDin 1823. He was appointed the first Christian Advocate in 1803 and Dean of York in 1822.
* [Anon.] (1841) "A Report of the Proceedings in the Visitatorial Court of His Grace the Archbishop of York", London: Crofts & Blenkarn ;Whitaker & Co.
* [http://www.history.ac.uk/fasti/fasti1541c.html Dates] at
Institute of Historical Research
*Duffus, T. (1854-) "Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae"III, iv. 7----
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