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Susan Cochrane, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (c.1710-1754) Part 1

Susan Cochrane was the second daughter of the 4th Earl of Dundonald and Lady Anne Murray. Her parents married in April 1706 and her mother died in November 1710; she was one of four siblings. Susan was the second daughter, but it is not clear if she was the second or third child. Her eldest sister Anne was born in February 1707, and she also had a brother, William, and a younger sister Catherine. We don’t know much about her childhood, but she was born into one of the wealthiest families in Scotland, and when her father died in 1715, …