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Cotton, of Combermere, co. Chester (E Baronet, 1677)
Creation: let.pat. 29 Mar 1677
Family name: Cotton
Azure a Chevron between three Hanks of Cotton Argent
A Falcon proper wings expanded belled Or holding in the dexter claw a Belt Azure buckled of the second
In Utraque Fortuna Paratus (Prepared against all outcomes)
Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Bt. MP
1st surv. son and heir of Thomas Cotton, of Combermere, co. Chester, by his second wife Elizabeth Calveley, dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Calveley, of Lea, co. Chester
Hester Salusbury (d. Dec 1710), sister and hrss. of Sir John Salusbury, 4th Bt. MP, of Llewenny, co. Denbigh, and only dau. of Sir Thomas Salusbury, 2nd Bt. MP, of Llewenny, co. Denbigh (by his wife Hester Lemaire, widow of Sir Peter Lemaire and dau. by his first wife of Sir Edward Tyrrell, 1st Bt., of Thornton, co. Buckingham), son and heir of Sir Henry Salusbury, 1st Bt., of Llewenny, co. Denbigh (by his first wife Hester Middleton, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Middleston, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, Lord Mayor of London 1613), son and heir of Sir John Salusbury MP, of Llewenny, co. Denbigh, by his wife Ursula Stanley, illegit. dau. of Henry [Stanley], 4th Earl of Derby, by his mistress Jane Halsall, of Knowsley, co. Lancaster
1. John Cotton (dvp. an infant)
2. Robert Cotton (dvp. an infant)
3. Hugh Calveley Cotton (dvp. and spm.), mar. Mary Russell, only dau. and hrss. of Sir William Russell, 1st Bt., of Laugharne, co. Carmarthen, by his wife Hester Rouse, dau. by his first wife of Sir Thomas Rouse, 1st Bt., of Rouse Lench, co. Worcester, and had issue:
1a. Catherine Cotton, mar. Thomas Lewis, of St Pierre, co. Monmouth
4. Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Bt.
5. George Cotton (dvp. 8 Jan 1702; bur. at Wrenbury, co. Chester)
17 Dec 1712
29 Mar 1677 a Baronet of England, styled "of Combermere, co. Chester"
knighted 1660; Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1679-1702
Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Bt.
c. 18 Nov 1689 Philadelphia Lynch (b. c. 1677; mar. (2) Thomas King; d. 30 Dec 1758), dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Lynch, of Esher, co. Surrey, Governor of Jamaica, by his wife Vera Herbert, sister of Arthur [Herbert], 1st Earl of Torrington, and dau. of Sir Edward Herbert, Attorney-General to King Charles I and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 1653-54
1. Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 3rd Bt.
2. Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, 4th Bt.
12 Jun 1715
Sheriff of Cheshire 1712-13
Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 3rd Bt.
2 Jan 1694/5
Lady Elizabeth Tollemache (b. c. 1682; dsp. 16 Aug 1745; bur. at Wrenbury, co. Chester), 1st dau. of Lionel [Tollemache], 3rd Earl of Dysart, by his wife Grace Wilbraham, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Bt., of Woodhey, co. Chester
s.p. 27 Aug 1748 (bur. at Wrenbury, co. Chester)
Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1727-34 and for Lostwithiel 1741-47
Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, 4th Bt.
in or before 1738 Elizabeth Abigail Cotton (b. c. 1713; d. 4 Jan 1777; bur. at Wrenbury, co. Chester), dau. of Rowland Cotton, of Bellaport, co. Shropshire, and of Etwall, co. Derby, by his wife Mary Sleigh, dau. of Sir Samuel Sleigh, of Etwall, co. Derby
1. Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Bt.
2. Admiral Rowland Cotton RN (d. 3 Nov 1794), mar. 29 Jun 1792 Elizabeth Aston, dau. of Sir Willoughby Aston, 2nd Bt., of Aston, co. Lancaster, by his wife Mary Offley, dau. of John Offley, of Madeley, co. Stafford, and had issue
3. Very Rev George Cotton LLD, Dean of Chester (b. 1742; d. 10 Dec 1805), mar. 1771 Katherine Maria Tomkinson (d. Dec 1818), 1st dau. of James Tomkinson, and had issue
4. Thomas Cotton, mar. 8 Oct 1779 Mary Attwick, dau. and cohrss. of William Attwick, of Porman Square, co. Middlesex, and had issue
5. Lt Col William Cotton (d. unm.)
6. Henry Calveley Cotton, of Woodcote, co. Oxford (b. 25 Jul 1755; d. 15 May 1837), mar. 14 Apr 1788 Matilda Lockwood (d. 3 Feb 1848), dau. and hrss. of John Lockwood, of Dews Hall, co. Essex, and had isue
1. Elizabeth Cotton, mar. Col .... D'Avenant
2. Mary Cotton, mar. Rev .... Finch
3. Philadelphia Finch, mar. Henry Shelley
4. Hester Salusbury Cotton (b. 6 Feb 1753; dsp. 1822), mar. 1772 Sir Corbet Davenant later Corbet, 1st Bt., of Stoke-upon-Tern and Adderley Hall, co. Shropshire
14 Aug 1775 (bur. at Wrenbury, co. Chester)
Member of Parliament for Denbighshire 1749-74
Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Bt.
1767 Frances Stapleton (d. 20 Apr 1825), yst. dau. and cohrss. of Col James Russell Stapleton, of Bodrhyddan, co. Flint, by his wife Penelope Conway, dau. of Sir John Conway, 2nd Bt. MP, of Bodrhyddan, co. Flint, by his second wife Penelope Grenville, dau. of Richard Grenville, of Wooton-under-Barnwood, co. Buckingham, by his wife and stepsister Eleanor Temple, only dau. of Sir Peter Temple, of Stanton Barry, co. Buckingham
1. Robert Salusbury Cotton (b. 11 Sep 1768; dvp. 1799)
2. Sir Stapleton Cotton later Stapleton-Cotton, 6th Bt., later 1st Baron Combermere later 1st Viscount Combermere
3. Rev William Cotton (d. 16 Jun 1853)
2. Col Lynch Cotton (dvp. 1799), mar. Louisa Margaret .... (mar. (2) 1807 Lieut Gen Sir William Lumley KCB; d. 11 Sep 1859)
1. Frances Cotton (b. 1 Dec 1769; dsp. 26 Nov 1818), mar. 10 Jan 1792 Robert [Needham], 11th Viscount Kilmorey
2. Penelope Cotton (b. 31 Dec 1770; dvp. 1786)
3. Hester Maria Cotton (d. 20 Mar 1845)
2. Sophia Cotton (d. 24 May 1838), mar. Sir Henry M Mainwaring, 1st Bt., of Over Peover. co. Chester
24 Aug 1809
Member of Parliament for Cheshire 1780-96
Sir Stapleton Cotton later Stapelton-Cotton, 6th Bt.
17 May 1814 Baron Combermere, of Combermere in the County of Chester
8 Feb 1827 Viscount Combermere, of Bhurtpore in the East Indies and Combermere in the County Palatine of Chester
The Baronetcy of Cotton was held by the 1st Baron Conbermere from 17 May 1814, and has been held by the Viscounts Combermere from 8 Feb 1827.
First written 28 Nov 2013
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