1907 - 1987

Noel Cossart

Noel Cossart, was born on the Island of Madeira on 28 March 1907, and on the death of his father in 1925, joined the firm Cossart, Gordon & Co., which for more than 150 years were the largest and most important producer of Madeira and managed the firm from 1936 until he sold its assets to the Madeira Wine Association in 1953. Noel continued to play an active role in marketing Cossart, Gordon wines and was co-author of a book on Madeira, 'Madeira, The Island Vineyard' (1984). He married at Westminster, London in 1956, Mary P. Potter (born 9 October 1926) and lived at Pockford Lodge, Chiddingford, Surrey, his daughter Anna Forbes Mary Cossart (born 1957), married in Waveney, Suffolk in 1982, Michael J. Ward and he also had a son Charles Gradidge David, born in 1942. Noel was a member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists. Noel Cossart died at 3 Glebe Close, Aldbourne, Marlborough, Wiltshire on 7 November 1987. His wife remarried in 1993, John Coates.