'Cotton07'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotton of Ridware Hemstall, Cotton of Silverton

John Cotton of Ridware Hemstall
m1. Mary Poole (dau of Ralph Poole of Radborne)
1. Richard Cotton of Ridware Hemseale (Hemstall) (d 1496-7)
m. Jane Brereton (d 1517, dau of Sir William Brereton of Brereton)
  A. Thomas Cotton (a 1532)
  m. Katherine
  i. Elizabeth Cotton (dsp)
  B. Maude (Mathilda) Cotton
  m. Sir Anthony Fitzherbert of Norbury (b 1470, d 27.05.1538)
  C. Eleanor Cotton
  m. Sir William Venables of Kinderton (d 07.1544)
  D. Katherine Cotton
m. Richard Grosvenor of Eaton (d 1542)
  E. Isabella Cotton
  m1. John Bradborne of Bradborne of the Lea
  m2. (c1521) William Basset of Blore (b 1493, d 31.10.1553)
m2. Johanna Fitzherbert (dau of Richard Fitzherbert of Norbury)
2. John Coton of Panfield, Essex
  John is shown by Visitation (Essex, 1558, 'Cotton') as 2nd son of John & Johanna Fitzherbert (the elder being Jacob who dsp, the only other child shown for this marriage). John is not mentioned by either Vivian or Maclean.
  m. Alice Langham (dau/heir of Richard Langham of Langham, widow of Thomas St. John).
3. Richard Cotton (a 1534, youngest son)
  m1/2. Johanna St. John (dau/heir of Thomas St. John of Charing)
  A. Humphry Cotton of Bold, Staffordshire
  m. Ann Kinardesley (dau of John Kinardesley of Loxley)
  B. Nicholas Cotton
  C. John Cotton of London
m. Pery Cheyne
  i. William Cotton, Bishop of Exeter (d 06.08.1621)
  m. Mary Hulme (dau of Thomas Hulme of Cheshire, relict of William Cutler of London)
  a. William Cotton (d before 28.10.1656, rector of Silverton, precentor of Exeter Cathedral)
  m. (1607?) Elizabeth Hender (dau/coheir of John Hender of Botreaux Castle)
  (1) William Cotton (d 25.12.1673)
  m1. (05.06.1649) Katherine (dau or widow of D.E. Rawlinson)
  m2. (27.05.1657) Ellen/Eleanor Larder of Somerset (a 03.1674)
  (2) Edward Cotton (bur 16.03.1675, rector of Silverton, Archdeacon of Cornwall, Treasurer of Exeter Cathedral)
  (3) Sir John Cotton (bpt 12.1628, d 02.02.1703)
m. Sarah Fuljames (d 06.03.1675, dau/heir of John Fuljames of Somerset)
  (4) Mary Cotton
  m. Robert Walker of Exeter
  (5) Elizabeth Cotton (bur 20.09.1686)
  m1. Edward Amey or Amy (d 1646)
  m2. John Eastbrook (bur 1662, rector of Minster)
  (6) Jane Cotton (bur 16.05.1689)
  m. (1642) John Silly of Trevelver
  (7) Grace Cotton
  m. John Were of Dunsmoor
  (8) Frances Cotton (bur 16.11.1701)
  m. Thomas Were of Silverton
  b. Edward Cotton (d 08.10.1647, rector of Shobroke, Archdeacon of Totnes)
  m. Margaret Bruton (dau of William Bruton alias Breton of Heavitree)
  (1) Margaret Cotton (bpt 26.10.1616. d by 1647)
  m. James Rich
  (2) Elizabeth Cotton (bpt 20.01.1618-9, a 1647)
  m1. John Davy of Ruxford
  (A)+ issue - issue (a 1647) - Edward, William
  m2. Nioholas Isaack
(C) Nicholas Isaack (a 1682)
  (3)+ other issue - William (bpt 03.07.1618/20, a 1621), Edward (bpt 23.09.1621, a 1653), Grenville of Sandford (bpt 26.04.1631, dsp before 20.07.1655), Mary (b c1614, a 1621)
  c. Judith Cotton
  m1. Freeman Page of Finchley
  m2. Roger Coniers of Finchley
  d. Mary Cotton
m. John Trott of Frias Barnett (a 1624)
  ii. George Cotton
  iii. Alice Cotton
  m1. Robert Buteler
  m2. _ Marston
  m2/1. Alice Savage (dau of Gilbert Savage of Derbyshire)
  D. Maude Cotton
  m. Francis Repyndon of Assington (Repington of Amington)
3. Katherine Cotton
  m1. Charles Powtrell of Westhalome
  m2. _ Molineux
4. Margaret Cotton
  m. Richard Belgrave of Belgrave
5. Ann Cotton
  m. John Ross of Plymouth
6. Elizabeth Cotton
  m. John Sidley of Southfleet "Auditor of the Kings Exchequer")
7.+ other issue - James (d infant), Edward, Thomas (cleric), William (d young), William (d young), Roger of London, Walter (parson of Ridware), Alice (d infant), Elizabeth (d infant)

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Cotton', p240+), 'Deanery of Trigg Minor' (vol 1, 1873, Sir John Maclean, 'Pedigree of Cotton and Amy', p650+)
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