The History of Leith

October 16, 2008

Lord Cockburn

Henry Thomas Cockburn (October 26, 1779 – April 26, 1854), was a Scottish judge and biographer, with the style of Lord Cockburn (pronounced Co’burn).

His father, a keen Tory, was a baron of the Court of Exchequer, and his mother was connected by marriage with Lord Melville. He was educated at the Royal High School and the University of Edinburgh.

He was a member of the famous Speculative Society, to which Sir Walter Scott, Henry Brougham and Francis Jeffrey belonged. He entered the Faculty of Advocates in 1800, and attached himself, not to the party of his relatives, who could have afforded him most valuable patronage, but to the Whig party, and that at a time when it held out few inducements to men ambitious of success in life.
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