Authorised form of nameCockle; Sir; James (1819 - 1895)
Dates1819 - 1895
Dates and placesBirth:
14 January 1819
His residence in Bayswater, London (27 January 1895)
Paddington cemetery, London
Research Field:
Charterhouse, Surrey; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1842), MA(1845)
Called to the Bar (1846); first Chief Justice of Queensland, Australia (1863); returned to England (1879)
Freemason, initated 26 February 1855, passed 26 November 1855 and raised 28 January 1856
Kt 1869
FRAS; FCPS; Philosophical Society of Queensland (President); FMS (President 1886-1888)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of James Cockle, surgeon, of Great Oakley, Essex
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Charterhouse Miscellany
Proc Roy Soc 1895-1896 vol 59 pp xxx-xxxix, plate, signed by R H
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society; Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' London, 2010, page 22
Royal Society codeNA5581
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/000905Cockle, Sir James1893
NLB/3/952Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir James Cockle, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1889
NLB/5/971Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir James Cockle, Fellow of the Royal Society26 November 1891
NLB/10/736Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[January 1895]
NLB/10/785Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society5 February 1895
NLB/12/533Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Rev Robert Harley, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1896
NLB/12/570Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 March 1896
EC/1865/02Cockle, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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