arrived on the Palmer in 1835. The Palmer departed Leith on
7th September 1834, sailed via Hobart and arrived in Port Jackson on 25th
February 1835 with seventeen emigrants
including James Cochrane
Emigrants mentioned in the Sydney Herald included Mr and Mrs. Livingstone and
7 children, John Anderson Fanny Anderson, Mr. William Rankine, J. Welsh, D.
Sterling and Robert and Jane Brodie.
was listed as a qualified medical practitioner for Maitland in 1839.
gave evidence at the enquiry into the Medical Practice Bill in
1839, stating that he was a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons and a
member of the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh; also licentiate of the
Apothecaries Hall, London. He dispensed his own medicines in Maitland
and also kept a private hospital there. His greatest number of patients at one
time was 26. In the course of the year 1839 over 200 hundred had been
James Cochrane died aged 40
after a few days illness on 29 March 1840 and
was buried in the St. Peter's Cemetery, East Maitland.
February 1842 Auctioneer Mr. A . Dodds was advertising
'Without reserve, at the Union Hotel, East Maitland on Tuesday the 15th day of
February, the whole of the property belonging to the estate
of the late James Cochrane, Esq, Surgeon, divided into five