Cockburn, Henry a Scotch clergyman, took his degree at the University of St. Andrews in 1613; and was presented to the living at Channelkirk in 1625. He was a member of the General Assembly in 1638, but was suspended by that of 1648, and deposed in 1650 for praying in public for the army in England under the duke of Hamilton. He afterwards suffered great misery and privation, but was restored to the ministry in 1659, and had an act of parliament in his favor in 1661. He was employed at Earlston for fifteen months, and returned to Channelkirk in 1662. See Fasti. Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:521, 522, 523.