'Cotton05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotton of Cotton Wood (in Northwich, Cheshire), Cotton of Horsenden, Cotton of Whittington

John de Cotton (a 1362)
Visitation (Gloucestershire) identifies John's wife as Christian, dau/heir of Richard de Sidenton by Agnes, dau of Sir John Arden & sister of Sir Thomas. Our present connection does not comply fully with that. We intend to ivnestigate the Arden/Arderne family in due course and hope to 'place' Agnes more reliably. Ormerod describes her as ...
m. Christiana de Sydington (dau/heir of Richard de Sydington by Agnes, dau of Sir John Arderne of Aldford)
1. Richard de Cotton
  A. William Cotton of Cotton Wood (a 1380)
  i. William Cotton of Cotton Wood
  m. _ Davenport
  a. John Cotton of Cotton Wood
m. Catherine Holt (dau/heir of William Holt son of Richard son of John son of John son of Sir Richard)
  (1) Thomas Cotton of Cotton the first mentioned by Visitation (Cheshire)
  m. Beatrix Daniell (dau of _ Daniell of Chesihurst)
  (A) William (probably not Thomas) Cotton of Cotton
  m. Emma Smethwicke (dau of Thomas Smethwick of Smethwick)
  (i) Thomas Cotton
m. Margery Winnington (dau of John Winnington or Wynington of the Hermitage)
  (a) John Cotton of Cotton (d 05.08.1579)
  m. Alice (or Ellenor) Minshull (dau of Edward Minshull of Minshull)
  ((1)) Edward Cotton of Cotton (d 1602)
  m1. (1574) Katherine Aldersey (dau of John Aldersey of Spurstowe)
  ((A)) Edward Cotton of Cotton (bur 21.11.1618)
  m. Elizabeth Brereton (dau of Richard Brereton of Eccleston or Wettenhall)
  ((i)) Edward Cotton of Cotton (bpt 10.03.1604-5, dsp bur 10.06.1623)
  m. (02.1622-3) Elizabeth Bispham (dau of William Bispham of Billinge)
  ((ii)) John Cotton (bpt 12.03.1607-8, dsp unm)
  ((iii)) Thomas Cotton, last of Cotton (b c1649???, d 03.11.1680)
  m. Eleanor (bur 09.02.1680-1)
  ((a)) Thomas Cotton (d young)
  ((iv)) Elizabeth Cotton
  m. Thomas Wilkinson of Farndon
  ((v)) Katharine Cotton (bpt 04.06.1609)
  m. Leonard Ash of Trensull or Tensull
  ((vi)) Rebecca Cotton
  m. Ralph Judson or Jutson of Chester
  ((vii)) Jane Cotton (bpt 28.04.1618)
m. Thomas Nathley of Suffolk
  ((B)) Katherine Cotton
  m. Thomas Sefton of Skelmersdale
  ((C)) Ellen Cotton
  m. Francis Hollynshed
  ((D)) Alice Cotton
  m. Richard Beck of Manchester
  ((E))+ other issue - Thomas, William, Henry, Richard, George, John, Margaret, Jane
  m2. Elizabeth Hurleston (dau of Richard Hurleston of Picton, m2. ?? Gregg of Bradley)
  ((2))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), James, Elizabeth, Alice, Elinor, Anne, Jane, Jone, Katharine, Mary
  (b) Arthur Cotton
  (2) Ralph Cotton
  m. Catherine Hamsteley (dau of Ralph de Hansteley or Hamstley or Hanseley)
  (A) George Cotton of Whittington, Gloucestershire
  m. Anne Done (dau of Sir John Done of Cheshire)
  (i) Richard Cotton of Whittington
m. Margaret Snelston (dau/heir of Thomas Snelston son of John son of Thomas by Isabell, dau of David Bostock son of David by dau/heir of Sir William Baguley)
  (a) John Cotton of Whittington
  The following is supported by VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 2, Parishes: Horsenden) & VCH (vol 3, Buckinghamshire, vol 3, Parishes: Saunderton)
  m. Anne Johnes (dau of Thomas Johnes of Aubermerle ('of Saunderton'))
((1)) Richard Cotton of Horsenden (b c1570)
  m. _ Woderoff (dau of Sir Nicholas Woderoff)
  ((2)) William Cotton of Horsenden (b c1575)
  ((3)) Ralph Cotton of Whittington & Horsenden (b c1577)
  m. Apolyn Child (dau of William Child of Northwich)
  ((A)) Don (or Daniel) Cotton (b c1599, dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Tipping (dau of Sir George Tippinge of Oxfordshire)
  ((i)) Anna Cotton
  m. (1634) Sir John Denham
  ((ii)) Apulina or Apolina Cotton
  (ii) John Cotton (dsp)
  (iii) William Cotton
  (a) John Cotton
  ((1)) George Cotton
((A)) Isack Cotton of Stratford Bow, Middlesex (a 1613)
  m. _ Hancock
  ((i))+ issue - George, David, Isack, Clement
  ((2)) Alexander Cotton
  (iv) Anne Cotton
  m. Thomas Pecock ('Thomas Peacock of Cotfall')
  (a) Ann Peacock probably of this generation
  m1. Thomas Godwyn of Clistwell
  m2. _ Smyth (justice)
  m3. _ Butler
  (B)+ other issue - Stephen (in Cheshire?), Allan (dsp)

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, Cotton of Cotton), Visitation (Gloucestershire, 1623, Cotton), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580 & 1613 & 1663, Cotton of Cotton)
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