The Marriages Of The Cotton Family Until 1919

Hugh of Hodnet = Elizabeth de Tittenleigh

Children: Alan (heir)


Alan de Cotton of Hodnet = 1319, Margaret of Acton

Hugh (heir),

Edmund = Katherine (1), = Agnes de Ridware (2)


Hugh de Cotton = Isabel de Heyton (or Haydon or Hayton)

Hugh (heir)


Perkin = Margery


Hugh Cotton of Rudheath = ?

Richard (heir)



Richard Cotton of Coton in Shropshire


Roger Cotton = Elen (or Ellen) Grymelond of Alkington



 William Cotton

William (heir)

John = married Catherine Constantine 


 William Cotton = 1460, Agnes Yonge (or Young) of Caynton
John (heir) 


John Cotton = Cecily Mainwaring

Richard = Jane Onsley of Bedhampton, Hampshire
George (heir)


 Sir George Cotton = Mary Onsley of Catesby Castle, Northamptonshire.



Richard (heir)

Mary = Henry Grey, sixth Earl of Kent


Richard Cotton = 1560, Mary Mainwaring of Ightfield (1)

George (heir)







Frances = George Abell

= 1578, Jane Sulliard (or Seyliard) (2)





= 1593, Philippa Dormer



George Cotton = Mary Bromley of Shifnal









Thomas (heir)


Thomas Cotton = 1624, Frances Needham of Great Budworth (1)

George (heir)

Mary, Frances

= 1635, Elizabeth Calveley of Lea, Cheshire (2)

Sir Robert Bt.

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles, Thomas


George Cotton = 1644, Mary Smith of Wybunbury

Mary  = Captain Mainwaring of Nantwich

Frances = Colonel Richard Fletcher of Morley, Cheshire


Sir Robert Cotton, Baronet = 1658, Hester Salusbury of Llewenny, Denbighshire,  Sister and heiress of Sir John Salusbury, fourth baronet of Llewenny. Only daughter of Sir Thomas Salusbury, second baronet.


Sidney (female)  = Nathanial Lee of Darnhall, Cheshire

Anne = Sir Thomas Taylor of Kellis, County Meath, Ireland

Arabella = Sir Henry Tichborne of Beaulieu, Dorst (later Lord Ferrard)

John  Died in infancy

Hugh Calverley (heir apparent; did not inherit) = Mary Russell of Laughharne

Catherine = Thomas Lewis of St Pierre, Monmouthshire


Robert (died in infancy)

Jane (died in infancy)


Thomas (heir)


Catherine (died in infancy)

Mary = Sir John Fowler of Harnage Grange, Shropshire

Elizabeth = Sir William Glegg of Gayton, Staffordshire

Charlotte (unmarried)


Sir Thomas Cotton, Baronet = 1689, Philadelphia Lynch, daughter and heiress of Sir Sir Thomas Lynch of Esher, Surrey
Thomas Salusbury (did not inherit)

Henry (died young)

Anne (died young)

Robert Salusbury

Philadelphia = Thomas Boycott of Hinton, Shropshire

Stephen  Salusbury

Hugh Calveley

John Salusbury

Sophia (unmarried)

Lynch Salusbury (heir)

Hester Maria = John Salusbury of Bachecraig, Flint

Sidney Arabella (female unmarried)

George Calveley (died young)

William Salusbury (died young)

Vere  (female)

Henry Salusbury (died young)


Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, Baronet = 1720, Lady Elizabeth Tollemache, of Hellingham, Suffolk, daughter of Lionel Tollemache, third Earl of Dysart.

Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, Baronet = c 1738, Elizabeth Abigail Cotton, daughter of Rowland Cotton of Bellaport, Shropshire and Etwell, Derbyshire.
Elizabeth = 1782, Colonel Thomas Davenant of Drayton, father of Sir Corbet Corbet (married Elizabeth’s sister, Hester; below)

Philadelphia = Henry Shelley of Lewes, Sussex

Robert Salusbury (heir)

Mary  c. 1740 = Reverend Finch
Lynch Salusbury

William (died unmarried)

Very Reverend George Dean of Chester = Catherine Maria, eldest daughter of James Tomkinson of Dorfold Hall, Nantwich
Captain Richard = 1734, John (died young)

Vice-Admiral Rowland = Elizabeth Aston of Aston, Lancashire, daughter of Sir Willoughby Aston

Henry Calveley Cotton = Matilda, daughter and heiress of John Lockwood of Dews Hall, Essex,


Hester Salusbury = 1772, Sir Corbet Davenant, later Corbet Corbet, Baronet Of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Thomas = 1779, Mary Atwick, daughter and co-heiress of William Atwick of Middlesex.


Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, Baronet = 1767, Frances Stapleton of Bodrhyddan, Ruthin, Denbighshire, daughter and co-heiress of Colonel James Russell Stapleton of Bodrhydden, Flint.
Robert Salusbury

Frances = 1792, Robert Needham, Viscount Kilmorey

1746 – 1818, son of John Needham, Viscount Kilmorey


Hester Maria,

Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton (heir)

Reverend William

Sophia = 1838 Sir Henry Mainwaring of Over Peover, Cheshire

Lieutenant-Colonel Lynch


Field-Marshal Sir Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, Viscount Combermere of Bhurtpore = 1801, Anne-Marie Pelham-Clinton of Clifton, Bristol (1)

Robert Henry Stapleton-Cotton, (heir apparent, unmarried).

= 1814 Caroline, daughter of W Fulke Greville of Dover, Kent (2)

Caroline Frances = 1837, Arthur Hill, Lord Hillsborough, son and heir of the Marquis of Downshire

Wellington Henry Stapleton (heir) = Susan Alice, daughter of Sir George Sitwell

Meloria Emily Ann = 1853, John Charles Frederick Hunter of Straidarran, CountyLondonderry.
= 1838, Mary Woolley Gibbings of Kilbolane, County Cork, Ireland (3)


Wellington Henry Stapleton-Cotton, second Viscount Combermere of Bhurtpore = 1844, Susan Alice Sitwell of Derbyshire, daughter of Sir George Sitwell, Bt.

Robert Wellington Stapleton (heir)

Caroline Susan Mary = 1867, Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Lennox Peel, of Easthampstead, Berkshire, only son of Lawrence Peel and Jane Lennox, Hester Alice = 1880, Alexander Victor

Richard Southwell George = 1870, Honourable Jane Methuen, daughter of Frederick, second Baron Methuen of Corsham.


Robert Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, third Viscount Combermere = 1866, Charlotte Anne Ellis-Fletcher of Deans, Lancashire. 1, (divorced 1879)

= 1880, Isabel Marian Chetwynd of Grendon, Warwickshire, daughter of Sir George Chetwynd, Bt. (2)
Francis Lynch Wellington, (heir)


Francis Lynch Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, fourth Viscount Combermere of Bhurtpore = 1913, Hazel Louisa Agnew, daughter of Henry de Courcy Agnew, 1 (dissolved 1916)
= 1927, Constance Mary Katherine Drummond (2)