'Cotton09'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cotton of Dadlington, Cotton of Laughton

Visitation identifies the arms of the following family, quartered with others, as "Argent, a bend sable between three pellets".
Thomas Cotton (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509, "came out of Staffordshire, and lived in Cheshire")
1. Robert Cotton, Mayor of Leicester
  A. Edward Cotton of Laughton (d 1617, 2nd son?)
m. Margaret Villiers of Hothorpe
  i. William Cotton of Laughton (b 1563, a 1630)
  m. Anne Smyth (dau of Clement Smyth of Hamilton)
  a. Thomas Cotton of Laughton (b 1595, d 1653)
  m. Elizabeth Shugbrough (dau of Edward Shugbrough (Shukborough) of Naseby)
  (1) William Cotton (b 28.01.1624, a 1683, vicar of Broughton Astley, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Disney (dau of Thomas Disney of Wikin Hall (Wykinhall), Hinckley)
  (A) Mary Cotton (b c1667, d 1741)
  m. Sir Richard Halford, Bart (d 1727)
(B)+ other issue (a 1683) - Thomas of Wikin Hall (b c1656), William (b c1661), Edward (b c1663), Samuel (b c1666), Bridget (b 1662)
  (2) Henry Cotton of Monk's Kirby, Warwickshire (a 1683) had issue
  m. ??
  (3) Samuel Cotton 'of Hinwick' of Dadlington, Sheriff of Leicestershire (b c1632, a 1684)
  m. (1659) Eleanor Barnard (dau of Sir John Barnard of Abingdon)
  (A) Barnard Cotton of Dadlington (b c1703, d 24.03.1732)
  m. Rebecca Halford (dau of Sir Thomas Halford, sister of Sir Richard of Wistow, Bart)
  (i) Selina Cotton (bpt 09.05.1698, bur 03.06.1755)
  m. (02.09.1718) Samuel Allen
  (a) Selina Allen (bpt 27.07.1722)
  m1. _ Stephenson
  m2. (16.12.1754) John Bloxam (bur 02.10.1766)
  (b) Selina Allen
  (ii) Rebecca Cotton (bpt 10.03.1700, bur 27.02.747)
  m. Thomas Plavel
(a) Rebecca Flavel
  m. James Pickard
  (iii) Eleanor Cotton (bpt 27.11.1703, bur 20.09.1727)
  m. Robert Paull of Hinckley
  (a) Ann Paull (b 07.08.1725)
  m. John Fowke of Elmesthorpe
  (iv)+ other issue - Samuel (bpt 05.05.1699, d 27.04.1767), Barnard (bpt 17.10.1701, dsp 14752), William of Nottingham (b c1702, d 28.10.1758)
  (4) Anne Cotton (b c1621, d 30.12.1706)
  m. Roger Smith of Frolesworth (son of Sir Roger of Edmundthorpe)
  (5) Elizabeth Cotton (d 22.04.1699)
  m. Nicholas Highgate of London (silkman)
  (6) Mary Cotton
  m. Henry Woodcock of London
  (7)+ other issue - Edward (b 1617, d unm c1646), Thomas (d unm c1658/c1683)
  b. Elizabeth Cotton
m. Lawrence Ashbarton of Mousley
  c. Martha Cotton
  m. Ambrose Sanders of Sybertoft
  d. Goditha Cotton
  m. William Parker of Lubbenham
  e. Jane Cotton
  m. Henry Sutton of Galway
  f. Dorothy Cotton (b c1581, d 1666)
  m. Leonard (probably not Thomas) Vowe of Hallaton
  g.+ other issue - John (b 1599), Samuel, Sarah, Ruth, Sarah
  ii. Thomas Cotton (clerk)
  m. _ Younge of Warwickshire
  a. Nathaniel Cotton (b 1594)
  m. _ Cliverod
  (1) daughter
  b. Jonathan Cotton (b 1604)
  iii. Edward Cotton of Lubbenham
  m. Anne Tarleton (dau of William Tarleton)
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas (clerk), William of London

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 2, part 2, 1798, 'Pedigree of Cotton of Laughton', p694), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Cotton of Broughton Astley', p64), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Cotton of Dadlington', p724) with some support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Cotton')
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