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Families covered: Cotton of Bedhampton, Cotton of Combermere, Cotton of Warblington
[This page was originally launched as Cotton01 but was renamed on 04.03.08.]

John Cotton of Cotton, Salop (d c1558?)
m. Cicely Mainwaring (d c1558?, dau of Thomas Mainwaring of Ightfield, sister of Sir John)
Visitation (Cheshire, 1613) identifies the above as Richard or John and Joanna or Cicely. BP1934 starts with the undermentioned Sir George. His brothers are given by Ormerod.
1. William Cotton (a 1520)
  A.+ 1 son (dvp) + 6 daughters
2. Sir George Cotton of Combermere (b 1505, d 1545/55)
  m. Mary Onley (dau of John Onley of Catesby)
A. Richard Cotton of Combermere (b 1540, d 15.06.1602)
  m1. (06.01.1559/60) Mary Mainwaring (b c1541, d 1578, dau of Sir Arthur Mainwaring of Ightfield)
  i. George Cotton of Combermere (d 1649)
  m. Mary Bromley (dau of Sir George Bromley, chief justice of Chester)
  a. Thomas Cotton of Combermere (dvp 1647)
  m1. Frances Needham (dau of Robert Needham, Viscount Kilmorey)
  (1) George Cotton (dvp 1647)
  m. Mary Smith (dau of Sir Thomas Smith of Haugh)
  (A) Mary Cotton (dvp)
  (2) Mary Cotton
  m. _ Mainwaring of Nantwich (captain)
(3) Frances Cotton
  m. Richard Fletcher (or Fenston) of Morley (colonel)
  m2. Elizabeth Calveley (b 01.08.1609, dau of Sir George Calveley of Lea, sister/coheir of Sir Hugh)
  (4) Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Bart of Combermere (b 1637, d 17.12.1712)
  m. Hester Salusbury (d 1710, dau of Sir John Salusbury, 3rd Bart of Llewenny, sister/heir of Sir John)
  (A) Hugh Calveley Cotton (dvp, 3rd son)
  m. Mary Russell (dau/heir of Sir William Russell of Lanherne, Bart, m2. Arthur Somerset)
(i) Catherine Cotton (dsp)
  m. Thomas Lewis of St. Pierre
  (B) Sir Thomas Cotton, Sheriff of Cheshire, 2nd Bart of Combermere (d 12.06.1715)
  m. (18.11.1689) Philadelphia Lynch (d 30.12.1758, dau/heir of Sir Thomas Lynch of Esher, Governor of Jamaica, by Vere Herbert, sister of Arthur, Earl of Torrington)
  (i) Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 3rd Bart of Combermere (bpt 02.01.1694-5, dsp 27.08.1748, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Tollemache (d 16.08.1745, dau of Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Earl of Dysart)
(ii) Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, 4th Bart of Combermere (b c1705, d 14.08.1775, 5th son)
  m. Elizabeth Abigail Cotton (d 04.01.1777, dau of Rowland Cotton of Bellaport & Etwall)
  (a) Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Bart of Combermere (d 24.08.1809)
  m. (1767) Frances Stapleton (d 20.04.1825, dau/coheir of James Russell Stapleton of Bodrhyddan)
  ((1)) Sir Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere of Bhurtpore and Combermere, Field Marshal (b 14.11.1773, d 21.02.1865) had issue
  m1. (01.01.1801) Anna Maria Pelham-Clinton (b 29.07.1783, dsp 31.05.1807, dau of Thomas Pelham-Clinton, 3rd Duke of Newcastle)
  m2. (18.06.1814) Caroline Greville (d 25.01.1837, dau of William Fulke Greville)
  m3. (02.10.1838, sps) Mary Whoolley Gibbings (b c1779, d 31.08.1889, dau of Robert Gibbings of Gibbings Grove)
  ((2)) Lynch Cotton (d 1799, Colonel)
  m. Louisa Margaret _ (d 11.9.1859)
  ((3)) Frances Cotton (b 01.12.1769, d 26.11.1818)
  m. (10/6.01.1792) Robert Needham, 11th Viscount Kilmorey (b 14.11.1746, dsp 30.11.1818)
((4)) Sophia Cotton (d 24.05.1838)
  m. (29.12.1803) Sir H.M. Mainwaring, Bart of Over Peover
  ((5))+ other issue - Robert Salusbury (b 11.09.1768, dvpsp), William (d 16.06.1853), Penelope (b 31.12.1770, d 1786), Hester Maria (d 20.03.1845)
  (b) Rowland Cotton (d 03.11.1794, Admiral RN)
  m. (29.06.1782) Elizabeth Aston (dau of Sir Willoughby Aston, Bart)
  ((1)) Sir Willoughby Aston Cotton (b 1783, d 04.05.1860, General) had issue
  m. (16.05.1806) Augusta Maria Coventry (d 01.11.1865, dau of George William, 7th Earl of Coventry)
  ((2)) Sydney Arabella Cotton
m. Richard Moore
  (c) George Cotton (b 1742, d 10.12.1805, Dean of Chester, 4th son)
  m. (1771) Katherine Maria Tomkinson (d 12.1818, dau of James Tomkinson)
  ((1)) James Henry Cotton (b 08.02.1781, d 05.1862, Dean of Bangor, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. (14.04.1810) Mary Anne Majendie (dau of H.W. Majendie, Bishop of Bangor)
  m2. (1826, sp) Mary Fisher (dau of Samuel Fisher)
  ((2)) Thomas Davenant Cotton (d 13.11.1813, captain) had issue
  m. (25.06.1810) Mary Burnley
  ((3)) Frances Hester Cotton
  m. Edwin Rowland Green, later Cotton of Etwall Hall (dsp, Major General)
((4)) Catherine Maria Cotton
  m. (1798) Philip Humberstone
  ((5))+ other issue (d unm) - Lynch Sydney (d 1813, Major), Frances, Mary
(d) Thomas Cotton
  m. (08.10.1779) Mary Attwick (dau of William Attwick of Portman Square)
  ((1)) William Cotton (b 1780, dspm 1861)
  (e) Henry Calveley Cotton of Woodcote (b 1750, d 15.05.1831, 9th son)
  m. (14.04.1788) Matilda Lockwood (d 03.02.1848, dau of John Lockwood of Dews Hall)
  ((1)) Henry Calveley Cotton (b 25.03.1789, d 04.10.1850, vicar of Greatness) had issue
  m. (24.05.1815) Eloisa Mostyn-Owen (d 17.08.1872, dau of William Mostyn-Owen of Woodhouse)
  ((2)) Sir Sydney John Cotton (b 12.1792, d 20.02.1874, General) had issue
  m. (1820) Marianne Hackett (d 1854, dau of Capt _ Hackett)
  ((3)) Richard Lynch Cotton of Oxford (b 14.08.1794, d 08.12.1880) had issue
  m. (25.06.1839) Charlotte Bouverie-Pusey (b c1807, d 02.07.1883, dau of Philip de Bouverie, later Bouverie-Pusey)
  ((4)) Charles Robert Cotton of Knolton Hall (b 22.11.1796, d 18.05.1873, 5th son) had issue
  m. (26.05.1841) Mary Anne Elizabeth Egerton (d 05.07.1902, dau of Sir Philip Grey-Egerton, 9th Bart)
  ((5)) Hugh Calveley Cotton (b 13.02.1798, d 13.10.1881, Colonel) had issue
  m. (25.04.1825) Louisa Brodie (d 01.07.1862, dau of W. Brodie of Brodie)
  ((6)) Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton (b 15.05.1803, d 24.07.1899, General, 9th son) had issue
  m. (1841) Elizabeth Learmonth (d 05.12.1907, dau of Thomas Learmonth)
  ((7)) Frederic Conyers Cotton (b 30.07.1807, dsp 12.10.1901, Major General, 11th son)
m. (09.04.1849) Mary Cunliffe (d 1896, dau of Brooke Cunliffe)
  ((8)) Maria Frances Cotton
  m. Joseph Hordern (rector of Burton-Agnes)
  ((9))+ other issue - Rowland Edward (b 31.10.1795, d 15.12.1823), Francis Vere (b 16.06.1799, d 30.01.1884, Admiral), Robert Salusbury (b 19.09.1800, d 20.06.1824), George Herbert (b 27.04.1860, d 06.03.1844, Rev.), Matilda Hester Mary (d 20.05.1868)
(f) Elizabeth Cotton
  m. (1782) Thomas Davenant of Drayton & Clearbrook (Colonel)
  (g) Mary Cotton
  m. (1760) Rev. John Finch (or Tench)
  (h) Philadelphia Cotton
  m. Henry Shelley of Lewes
  (i) Hester Salusbury Cotton (b 06.02.1753, d 1822)
  m. (1772) Sir Corbet Corbet, Bart of Adderley Hall (b 06.02.1752, dsp 31.03.1823)
  (j)+ other issue - Lynch (dsp), William (d unm, Lt. Colonel), Richard (d young, captain), Salusbury
  (iii) Philadelphia Cotton
  m. Thomas Boycott of Hinton (dsps 1723)
  (iv) Hester Maria Cotton (d 18.06.1773)
  m. John Salusbury of Bachegraig, Governor of Nova Scotia (b 1710, d 1762)
(v)+ other issue - Thomas Salusbury (dsp), Stephen Salusbury (b c1700, dsp 07.12.1727), John Salusbury, William Salusbury, Henry Salusbury, George Calveley, Hugh Calveley (d 24.06.1702), Sophia (d unm), Sidney Arabella (d unm), Herbert Anne (d unm), Vere (bur 23.09.1730)
  (C) Hester Cotton
  m. John Lacon of West Coppice
  (D) Mary Cotton
  m. Sir William Fowler, 1st Bart of Harnage Grange (d c1717)
  (E) Elizabeth Cotton (d 05.03.1711)
  m. Sir Edward or William Glegg of Gayton (b c1653, d 1716)
  (F) Anne Cotton (d 22.08.1710)
  m. (20.06.1682) Sir Thomas Taylour, 1st Bart of Kells (b 1662, d 1736)
  (G) Arabella Cotton
  m. (28.07.1683) Sir Henry Tichborne of Beaulieu, Lord Ferrard (b 1663, d 1731)
  (H) Sydney Cotton
  m. Nathaniel Lee of Dernhall
(I)+ other issue - John (d infant), Robert (d infant), George (dvp unm 08.01.1701-2), Jane (d young), Penelope, Jane, Catherine (d infant)
  (5) William Cotton (youngest son) had issue
  m. _ Ady
  (6)+ other issue - Thomas, Charles (Colonel), Lettice (dsp)
  b. Elizabeth Cotton
  m. Robert Hussey of Leighton
  c. Dorothy Cotton
  m. (1622) William Massey of Denfield (bpt 1600, d 1668)
  d. Frances Cotton
  m. William Hassal of Hankelow
  e. Anne Cotton
  m. Thomas Tannar of Broxton
  f. Ambrosia Cotton
  m. Arthur Cartwright of Sheppenhall
g. Margaret Cotton
  m. Hugh Morrice of Farme
  h.+ othier issue - Martha, Judith, Grace (d young), Joyce (d young)
  BP1934 reports that Sir George had 2 sons (including George) and 1 daughter by his marriage to Mary Mainwaring and then married twice more and had further issue. Ormerod identifies the other wives, confirms that Sir George had issue by them, and shows the following as the children by Mary Mainwaring.
  ii. Mary Cotton
  m. Ralph Bulkeley of Woore named William by Visitation (Cheshire, 1613)
  iii. Elizabeth Cotton
  m. William Frances of Tickenhall
  iv. Dorothy Cotton
  m. Edward Torbock of Torbock (Captain of the Isle of Man)
  v. Winifred Cotton
  m. Thomas Deering of Southamptonshire
  vi.+ other issue - Andrew (dsp), Arthur (dsp)
m2. _ Silliard
  viii.+ other issue
  m3. ?? (widow of John Dormer of Buckinghamshrie)
  ix.+ other issue
  The undermentioned Thomas is identified as "Supposed to be son or grandson of Richard Cotton of Cumbermere". We presume to show him as one of Richard's grandsons albeit with the exact connection not being known.
  x. ?? Cotton
  a. Thomas Cotton
  The following connection comes from the US Presidents web at http://users.legacyfamilytree.com/USPresidents/index.htm which shows Frances's mother as Mary Mainwaring. However, we suspect that Frances was of one of the later marriages.
  xi. Frances Cotton (b 1573)
m. George Abell
  a. Robert Abell (d 1663)
  (1) Caleb Abell
  (A) Experience Abell (b 1674, d 1763)
  m. _ Hyde
  (i) James Hyde (b 1707, d 1793)
  (a) Abiah Hyde (b 1749, d 1788)
  m. Aaron Cleveland (b 1744, d 1815)
  B. Mary Cotton (d 16.11.1580)
  m1. Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby (d 24.10.1572)
  m2. Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent (b 1541, dsp 31.01.1614-5)
  C. Winifred Cotton probably of this generation, sister of Countess Mary
m. Thomas Dering of Liss (b c1528, a 1588)
  D. Dorothy Cotton probably of this generation
  m. Edward Tarbock, last of Tarbock (Torbock) (d by 1608)
3. Sir Richard Cotton of Werblington (Warblington) & Bedhampton, Sheriff of Hampshire (b by 1497, d 02.10.1556)
  Visitation (Hampshire, 1575+1622-34, Cotton), which starts with Sir Richard and his sister Mary, supports the following.
  m. Jane Onley (d 1586, dau of John Onley of Onley Catesby)
A. Sir George Cotton of Warblington & Bedhampton (d 1609)
  m. Mary Shelley (dau of John Shelley of Michellgrove)
  i. Richard Cotton of Bedhampton
  m1/2. Elizabeth (or Mary) Blount (sister of Sir Edward Blount and of Sir Christopher of Kidderminster)
  m2/1. Elizabeth Lumley (dau of Thomas Lumley of Scarborough by Elizabeth, natural dau of Edward IV)
  Visitation ends with this generation having shown Richard as married to Elizabeth Blount. It appears that 'The Baronetage of England' suggests that the mother of Richard's daughter Elizabeth was Elizabeth Lumley although this contradicts what we have seen elsewhere. Richard's successors are as reported in VCH (Hampshire, vol 3, Warblington + Bedhampton).
  a. George Cotton (dvp)
  (1) Richard Cotton of Warblington & Bedhampton
  (A) William Cotton of Warblington & Bedhampton (d 1736)
  b. Elizabeth Cotton
m. Sir Henry Longueville of Wolverton (b 1547, bur 23.09.1618)
  ii. John Cotton
  iii. Sir George Cotton (d c1613) probably of this geneartion
  Sir George is not mentioned by Visitation (Hampshire) but is identified as "a younger son of .... Cotton of Warblington and Bedhampton" in Visitation (Staffordshire, 1664, 'Cotton of Beresford') which provides the following, with some support/input from Visitation (Armytage & Rylands (1912), Staffordshire, 1664-1700, 'Cotton') & Lodge's 'Peerage of Ireland' (Archdall, vol 2 (1789), 'Beresford, Earl of Tyrone', p291).
m. Cassandra MackWilliam
  a. Charles Cotton 'of London' of Ovingden, Sussex (d 08.12.1658)
  m. Olive Stanhope (dau of Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston)
  Visitation suggests that Olive was Sir John's daughter by Mary Radcliffe but in fact she was Sir John's only child by his 1st wife, Olive, dau/heir of Edward Beresford of Beresford.
  (1) Charles Cotton of Beresford, Staffordshire (b 28.04.1630, bur 16.02.1686/7, poet)
  Wikipedia ("Charles Cotton") suggests that Charles had 1 child (Catherine) by his 1st wife, Isabel, dau of Charles Hutchinson MP. In fact they had several children and she was sister rather than daughter of Charles.
  m1. Isabel Hutchenson (dau of Sir Thomas Hutchenston (Hutchinson) of Owthorpe (not Buthorpe))
  (A) Catherine Cotton (bur 22.06.1740) who married ...
  m. Sir Berkeley Lucy, 3rd Bart (d 19.11.1759)
  (B)+ other issue - Beresford (b 1658, a 1680), Wingfield (d infant), Charles (b c1665, d young), Olive, Isabella (d young), Isabella (d young), Jane, Mary
  m2. (sp) Mary Russell (dau of Sir William Russell of Strensham, relict of Wingfield Cromwell, Earl of Arglass)
  b. Cassandra Cotton (d unm)
iv. Mary Cotton
  m. Sir John Carell
  v. Jane Cotton
  m. William Owen of Godstow
  vi. Elizabeth Cotton
  m. _ Lone of Kent
  B. Henry Cotton, Bishop of Salisbury (d 07.05.1615) had issue
  m. Patience
  C. Susan Cotton (d 1617)
  m. (c1580) Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent (b c1545, d 26/8.09.1623)
4. Mary Cotton mentioned by Visitation (Hampshire, 1575+1622-34, Cotton)
  m. Allen Hodgkis (of Bedfordshire?)
5.+ other issue - Ralph of London, Thomas, Robert

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, Cotton of Combermere), BP1934 (Combermere) with some support/input from Visitation (Cheshire, 1613+1663, Cotton of Combermere) and a little from Griffith's Pedigrees (Llyweni, p222)
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