'Cotton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotton of Alkington, Cotton of Bellaport, Cotton of Cotton (Salop), Cotton of Etwall
[This page was originally launched as Cotton03 but was renamed on 04.03.08.]

Sir Hugh Cotton of Cotton, Salop (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
m. Elizabeth Titley (dau of Hamon Titley of Titley)
1. Sir Hugh Titley (dspms)
2. Allen Cotton
  m. Margaret Acton (dau of Roger Acton)
A. Hugh Cotton of Cotton
  m. Isabel Heyton (dau of Thomas Heyton)
  i. Nicholas Cotton of Cotton
  m. Katherine Hacklute (sister of Richard Hackluit) identified in Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Lacon)
  a. Hugh Cotton (dsp)
  b. Ellen Cotton
  m. Robert de Lacon
  ii. Hugh Cotton (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  a. Richard Cotton
  (1) Roger Cotton
  m. Ellen Gremyson (dau of John Gremyson of Alkington)
  (A) William Cotton of Alkington (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-61, 1470-1)
(i) John Cotton of Alkington
  m. Catherine Constantine (dau of Thomas Constantine of Doddington)
  (a) Thomas Cotton of Alkington
  m. Alice Johnstone (dau of Ralph Johnstone of Whitechurch)
  ((1)) Ralph Cotton of Alkington
  m. Jane Smith (dau of John Smith)
  ((A)) John Cotton (dsp 1606)
  m. Jane Dod (dau of John Dod of Cloverly)
  ((B)) William Cotton (alderman of London, 3rd son) - continued below
  m. Jane Shabery (dau of William Shabery)
  ((C))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Randal (dsp, Captain), Roger, Sir Allen, daughters
  ((2)) John Cotton
  m. Beatrice Whitfield
  ((A))+ 4 sons
  ((3)) Roger Cotton had issue
  m. Dorothy Herring (dau of William Herring of Coventry)
((4)) William Cotton
  ((A)) Margaret Cotton
  m. Randal Taylor of Whitchurch
  (b)+ other issue - William (alderman of Coventry), Sir Richard (priest)
  The following connection, kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (OWC, 07.02.08), is reported on various web sites. Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, Cotton of Combermere) shows the following William as son of William Coton of Coton (Salop) but gives no more information on his ancestry.
  (ii) William Cotton of Cotton, Salop
  m. Agnes Young (dau of William Young of Cainton)
  (a) John Cotton of Cotton (d c1558)
  m. Cicely Mainwaring (d c1558?, dau of Thomas Mainwaring of Ightfield)
  B. Alan Cotton (dsp)
  C. Margaret Cotton identified in Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Lacon)
  m. John Dannet
3. William Cotton (Dean of Worcester)



William Cotton (alderman of London) - continued above
m. Jane Shabery (dau of William Shabery)
1. Sir Rowland Cotton of Alkington (dsp 1634)
  m1. Frances Needham (dau of Robert Needham, Viscount Kilmorey)
  m2. Joyce Walsh (dau of Sir R(ichard) Walsh of Shelsey)
2. William Cotton of Alkington
  m(2). Ann Draul (dau of Philip Draul of Sedshall)
  A. William Cotton of Alkington and Bellaport (a 1644)
  m1. Joyce Bromley (dau of Sir Thomas Bromley)
m2. Dorothy Whetnall (dau of John Whetnall of Hanklow)
  Not known which wife was mother of ...
  i. Ralph Cotton of Bellaport (d 28.08.1663)
  m. Abigail Abney (dau (sb sister?) of Sir Thomas Abney of Willesley)
  a. Rowland Cotton of Bellaport and Etwall (bpt 08.12.1674, d 26.04.1753, MP)
  m. (27.05.1695) Mary Sleigh (d 1761, dau/coheir of Sir Samuel Sleigh of Etwall)
  (1) William Cotton of Bellaport and Etwall (b 11.1700, d 01.1776)
m. (14.06.1742) Rebecca Webster (dau of Daniel Webster)
  (A) William Cotton of Etwall Hall (bpt 27.01.1840, d unm 04.11.1819)
  (B) Elizabeth Cotton (bpt 26.08.1748, d 1833)
  m. Joseph Green of Hall Green and Portugal House
(i) Edwin Rowland Green, later Cotton of Etwall Hall (dsp, Major General)
  m. Frances Hester Cotton (dau of George Cotton, Dean of Chester)
  (ii) Charles Evelyn Green, later Cotton of Etwall Hall (b 14.09.1782, d 03.03.1857) had issue
  m. (03.03.1828) Frances Maria Bradshaw (dau of Francis Bradshaw of Barton)
  (iii) Rebecca Maria Green alias Cotton
  m. J.S. Stovin of Cheltenham
  (iv) Eliza Catherine Green
  m. Clement Sneyd of Huntley Hall (b 02.1773, d 12.10.1854, Rear Admiral)
  (v) Emma Cotton Green
  (2) Mary Cotton
  m. Henry Eyre
  (3) Elizabeth Abigail Cotton (d 04.01.1777)
  m. Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, Bart of Combermere
  (4) Katherine Cotton (d 16/26.03.1786)
  m. (26.12.1754) Robert Shirley, 5th Earl Ferrers (b 18.07.1723, d 17.04.1787)
  ii. Beatrice Cotton possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Birch (b c1629, a 09.1664)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Cotton of Etwall)
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