de Coton Family Genealogy
de Coton Family Genealogy

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Details for de Coton Family
  See Descendency Chart for direct line to the Hart Family
  Ancestry.com users - See de Coton Family Tree for individual charts.
1. Hugh de Coton I - was born about 1240 in Hodnet, England.
Hugh married Elizabeth de Tittenlegh. Elizabeth was born about 1240.

Elizabeth - daughter of Hamon
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Alan de Coton was born about 1265 in Hodnet, England. See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Alan de Coton - was born about 1265 in Hodnet, England. He is the son of Hugh de Coton I and Elizabeth de Tittenlegh.
Alan married Margaret de Acton. Margaret was born about 1265 in Acton, England. She is the daughter of Roger Hellesby.
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i.  Hugh de Coton was born about 1290 in Hodnet, England. See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Hugh de Coton - was born about 1290 in Hodnet, England. He is the son of Alan de Coton and Margaret de Acton.
Hugh married Isabel de Heyton. Isabel was born about 1290.
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i.  Hugh de Coton was born about 1310 in Rudheath, England and died about 1350 in Rudheath, England . See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Hugh de Coton - was born about 1310 in Rudheath, England and died about 1350 in Rudheath, England . He was the son of Hugh de Coton and Isabel de Heyton.

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i.  Richard de Coton was born about 1336 in Coton, Shropshire, England. See #5. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----
5. Richard de Coton - was born about 1336 in Coton, Shropshire, England. He is the son of Hugh de Coton.

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i.  Roger de Coton was born about 1360 in Coton, Shropshire, England. See #6. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Roger de Coton - was born about 1360 in Coton, Shropshire, England. He is the son of Richard de Coton.
Roger married Ellen Grymelond.
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i.  William de Coton was born about 1400. See #7. below.
----- Seventh Generation -----
7. William de Coton - was born about 1400. He is the son of Roger de Coton and Ellen Grymelond.
William married Hulse.
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i.  William de Coton was born about 1432 in Coton, Shropshire, England. See #8. below.
----- Eighth Generation -----
8. William de Coton - was born about 1432 in Coton, Shropshire, England. He is the son of William de Coton.
William married Agnes Younge about 1460. She is the daughter of Philip Younge.
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i.  John Cotton was born about 1465 in Cotton, Shropshire, England. See #9. below.
----- Ninth Generation -----
9. John Cotton - was born about 1465 in Cotton, Shropshire, England. He is the son of William de Coton and Agnes Younge.
John married Cicely Mainwaring. Cicely was born about 1469. She was the daughter of Thomas Mainwaring and Jane Sutton. She died before 1516 in Cotton, Shropshire, England .
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i.  Sir George Cotton was born about 1505 in Cotton, Sallop co. and died on 25 Mar 1545 in Combermere, Salop, England . See #10. below.
----- Tenth Generation -----
10. Sir George Cotton - was born about 1505 in Cotton, Sallop co. and died on 25 Mar 1545 in Combermere, Salop, England . He was the son of John Cotton and Cicely Mainwaring.
Sir George married Mary Onley before 11 Nov 1537. Mary was born about 1510, lived in Salop. She is the daughter of John Onley and Jane Pontesbury.

Sir George - George Cotton was knighted by Henry VIII and was the grantee of Combermere.
 
The Cottons of Combermere rose to great heights in the reign of Henry VIII, and this was due in a measure to the alliances with these other families by marriage. George Cotton was knighted by Henry VIII and was the grantee of Combermere. Sir George Cotton, Knight, and Esquire of the Body to Henry VIII, and knighted by him, grantee of Combermere in 32 year of Henry VIII, including the monastery, with its church, bell tower, Lake of Combermere and the cemetery, all by the King's letters patent. In this grant were lands called Dodcote in County Salop, Cliffe and Hales in Drayton, Erdlet Grange in Staffordshire, Wincell Grange in County Cheshire and Cotes Grange in Derbyshire.
 
The site of Combermere Abbey, with 22,000 acres, became the property of Sir George Cotton, as a reward for his service to Henry VIII. He pulled down most of the abbey buildings except the abbots' lodgings. The original building had a stone ground floor with timber above. Sir George's son, Richard, remodelled the house in 1563. There is a picture of the house as it was in 1760, before the restoration carried out in the early 19th century. (Sources: - 1)
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i.  Richard Cotton was born in 1539 in Stoke, Warwick, England and died on 14 Jun 1602 in Stoke, Warwick, England . See #11. below.
Image of Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey


remodelled by [Richard Cotton] in 1563.
(Click here to view full size image.)
----- Eleventh Generation -----
11. Richard Cotton - was born in 1539 in Stoke, Warwick, England and died on 14 Jun 1602 in Stoke, Warwick, England . He was the son of Sir George Cotton and Mary Onley.
Richard married Mary Mainwaring. Mary was born about 1541 in Lightfield, Stropshire, England. She was the daughter of Sir Arthur Mainwaring and Margaret Mainwaring. She died before 2 Jun 1578 . (Sources: - 2)
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i.  Frances Cotton was born in 1573 and died before 16 Apr 1646 .
Frances married George Abell. George was born about 1561 in Stapenhill, England. He is the son of Robert Abell. He was buried on 13 Sep 1630 in Lockington, Leicester, England

Frances -


 
There appears to be confusion over the mother of Frances Cotton. Some think that Jane Seyliard is her mother. The following presents the evidence that Mary Mainwaring is the correct mother:

 
The solution to the problem was presented by Thompson in his "The Genealogist" article. It is basically an argument by elimintation. I am a little fuzzy on the details (its been years), but if I recall correctly, the children of the firstwife were named in the will of her father, and the children of the third wife were named in her own will. Frances is named in neither of these, and thus is presumed to be daughter of the second wife, Mary Mainwaring. It is solid work.

See Abell family for children.
Sources:
1 My Cotton ancestors Tod Marshall Web: http://www.todmar.net/ancestry/cotton_main.htm
2 Cotton Family Group Descendant Tree Kim Branagan Web: http://web.upstate.edu/branagak/ghtout/gp1915.htm (view detail...)

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