Biography and Notes
Born Adams. Became Baron Lord Cullen of Ashbourne. Baptised 10 August 1864 at St. John's, Paddington. Educated at Charterhouse, Surrey 1878-82.
Was in Racquets pair for Charterhouse. Entered Antony Gibbs & Sons, 1883, (London 1883-5; in Gibbs & Co., Chile, 1886-1900, and partner thereof from 1890; in London and partner of A. Gibbs & Sons from 1901). Director of the Bank of England from November 1902 (Deputy-Governor 1915-18, Governor 1918-20): director of the Pan de Azucar Nitrate Co. Ltd., 1901-24: director and chairman of the Rosario Nitrate Co. Ld. from 1924; director of the National Bank of Egypt, 1923-29. A commissioner of Lieutenancy for the City of London from 1904. Created Knight of the Order of the British Empire, August, 1917: Baron Cullen of Ashbourne (UK Peerage) 1920. Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan. Commander of the Order of Leopold (Belgium).
Residences: 6 York Terrace, Regent's Park, London, 1905-11; Exeter House, Roehampton, from 1911.
Portraits: Pastel head by Edward Havell 1886; oil, small head and shoulders by Grace Cokayne 1907; water colour, small, head and shoulders, by the same 1919: oil, head and shoulders, by the same, 1924; all four last in his own possession. Oil, full length, by Wm. Rothenstein, painted for the Bank of England 1931-32. 3 sons and 3 daughters.
His heir, Charles Borlase Marsham Cokayne, MBE (2nd Baron) inherited the title from his father in 1932; born 6 Oct. 1912, married Istly Valerie Catherine Mary Collbran by whom he has 1 daughter, Julia Collbran b. 1943; married 2ndly Patricia Mary Clulow-Gray; educated at Eton; served in the Second World War; Amateur Tennis Champion 1947, 1952. One of H.M. Lieutenants City of London from 1976; Chairman, the National Listening Library (which provides Talking Books for the Handicapped); Chairman of the Osteopathic Educational Foundation (the Fund Raising Charity for the profession). Lord in Waiting. Address: 75 Cadogan Gardens, S.W.I. He died on December 17 2000 at his home in Bodrum, Turkey.
Other children: Hon. Edmund Willoughby Marsham, born 1916, m. Janet Manson Watson; Hon. John O'Brien Marsham, born 1920, m. Anne Frances Clayton (d. 1970) and has issue; Hon. Barbara Mary, born 1905 and died 2004, m. Major Gilbert Edgar Francis van der Noot (d. 1981) and has issue; Hon. Dorothy Grace, born 1907; Hon. Ruth Margaret, born 1909, m. Istly Captain Robert William Alfred Moore (d. 1940) and has issue, m. 2ndly Rev. David Henry Aitcheson Williams (d. 1955).