The Cochrans had a busy social life, and in 1870 when they moved into what could be considered a mansion, they had the perfect house for entertaining.
They threw dinner parties using heirloom china allegedly dating from the 1600s.
After one event, the servants did the washing up and carelessly chipped some of the dishes.
Cochrane discovered this the next morning while she was putting the dishes away.
She was furious and refused to let the servants handled the china any more.