1907 - 1987

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, their daughter Anna F. M. Cossart, married in Waveney, Suffolk in 1982. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists. Noel Cossart died in Marlborough, Wiltshire in 1987. His wife remarried in 1993, John Coates.