'Cotes02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotes of Ayleston, Cotes of Leicester

Alexander Cotes of Whittington, Staffordshire
m. Margaret Justinian (dau of John Justinian of Whittington)
1. Francis Cotes
  A. Francis Cotes (b c1585, a 1619)
2. John Cotes of Ayleston
m. Agnes Starkey (dau of Robert Starkey of Sutton-on-the-Hill)
  A Alexander Cotes of Knighton (b c1567, a 1619)
  m. Amye Warde (dau of J. Warde of Knighton)
  i. John Cotes of Callow Hall, Staffordshire (b c1593, a 1652)
  m1. Eleanor Yarde (dau/coheir of W(illiam) Yarde of Cosby)
  a. Alexander Cotes (b 1618-9, d young)
  m2. Elizabeth Aspinal (dau of Francis Aspinal by Katherine, dau/coheir of Thomas Rugeley of Hawkestead)
  b. Katharine Cotes
  m. William Ironmonger of Burton
  c. Grace Cotes
  m. T. Herryman
  d.+ other issue - John, William, Anne (dsp), Elizabeth, Dorothy (dsp), Eleanor
  ii.+ other issue (a 1619) - Thomas (b c1606), Robert (b c1609)
  B. Thomas Cotes of Beigh Grange, Derbyshire (b c1571), a 1619)
  m. Amye Johnson (dau of Richard Johnson of Callishull)
  i. Alexander Cotes (b 1618-9, d young)
  C. John Cotes of Ayleston (b c1573, a 1619)
  m. Anne
  i. John Cotes of Ayleston or Markfield, later of Lorpora, later in Ireland
  a. William Cotes of Roscommon
  m. _ Rous of Elphin
  (1) Robert Cotes, Mayor of Galway, later in London (d 1774, apothecary)
  m1. Anne Fowler (d 11.12.1722, dau of Nanthaniel Fowler of London)
  (A) Robert Cotes (b 12.11.1722, d 03.1723)
  m2. Elizabeth Lynn (dau of Francis Lynn)
  (B) Francis Cotes (b 20.05.1726, d 16.07.1770, painter)
  A few details on Francis and his family were found in Wikipedia ("Francis Cotes", 26.10.22).
  (C) Samuel Cotes (b 1734, d 07.03.1818, miniaturist, youngest son)
  Some details on Francis and his family were found in Wikipedia ("Samuel Cotes", 26.10.22).
  m1. (1768) Mary Creswick
  m2. (1780) Sarah Shepherd (b c1738, d 27.09.1814, artist)
  (D)+ other issue - Robert (d young), Frances Maria (d infant)
  b. daughter
  m. Thomas Hancock of Ireland
  c. daughter
  m. _ Pennock
  ii. Alexander Cotes, Mayor of Leicester
  iii.+ other issue (a 1619) - Robert (b c1615), Anne (b c1614)
  D. Roger Cotes, Mayor of Leicester (a 1629)
  m. Ellen Gillot (dau of Robert Gillot, Mayor of Leicester)
  i. Robert Cotes of Leicester (bpt 02.09.1610, a 1682)
  m. Margaret Astley (dau of Henry Astley of Leicester)
  a. Robert Cotes (bpt 09.09.1649, bur 12.11.1717, rector of Aston-cun-Burbach)
  m1. Grace Farmer (bur 25.06.1677, dau of John Farmer of Barwell)
  (1) Anthony Cotes (b 08.05.1681, bur 18.02.1688)
  (2) Roger Cotes (b 10.07.1682, d 05.06.1716, Mathematician)
  Nichols suggests that Roger was "one of the greatest men this county has produced".
  m2. Mary (d 23.05.1719)
  b. Eleanor Cotes
  m. Walter Hudd of Leicester
  c. Elizabeth Cotes
m. (1639) Thomas Somerfeild of Hinckley
  d.+ other issue - Catharine (b 1636, d young), Margaret (b 1642), Abigail (bpt 28.04.1664, a 1682), Hannah (b 1646, a 1682), Mary (a 1682)
  E. Elizabeth Cotes
  m1. Thomas Lingfield of Houghton
  m2. Fabian Andrews of Stretton
  F. Katharine Cotes
  m1. Robert Roe of Alport
  m2. Nicholas Foxley of Basset House
  G. Ann Cotes
  m. Richard Swinfen of Sutton Cheyney

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Cotes of Ayleston and Burbach', p35)
Back to top of page