Sir Brien Ibrican Cokayne

Born1864 92 Inverness Terrace, Paddington
FatherGeorge Edward (Adams) Cokayne (1825 – 1911)
MotherMary Dorothea Gibbs (1833 – 1906)

Life Events

1904Married Grace Margaret Marsham in Barton Segrave, Northamptonshire
1906Death of mother Mary Dorothea Gibbs
1911Death of father George Edward (Adams) Cokayne

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).