William Cotton

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Louis IV "d'Outremer," King of France, to Captain Thomas Bradbury
William Cotton, son of Walter Cotton and Joan Rede, was born at London, England, between 1410 and 1411.1 He was killed at the battle of St. Albans at the beginning of the War of the Roses, 22 May 1455,2,1 and was buried at Landwade, Cambridgeshire, England, where there is a brass plate on his tomb.1,2

William married Alice Abbot, daughter of John Abbot and Agnes (…), say 1435.1,3,2

He was a London mercer and Vice Chamberlain to Henry VI.1,2


Alice Abbot d. 21 Nov 1473
  • William Cotton1
  • Andrew Cotton1
  • Joan Cotton1
  • Edmund Cotton1
  • John Cotton1
  • Robert Cotton1
  • Ethelreda Cotton1
  • Catherine Cotton+1 b. say 1436
  • Thomas Cotton1 b. 1438, d. 30 Jul 1499
This person was last edited on9 Nov 2014


  1. [S95] John Brooks Threlfall, The Ancestry of Thomas Bradbury (1611 - 1695) and His Wife Mary (Perkins) Bradbury (1615 - 1700) of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 3rd ed. (Madison, Wisconsin: p.p., 2006), 135-152, further cited as Threlfall, The Ancestry of Thomas Bradbury.
  2. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 246A-35, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  3. [S179] John B. Threlfall, "Thomas Bradbury's Cotton Ancestry," The American Genealogist 57 (Jan 1981): 35-44, 55-56, at 25-44, 55-57, further cited as Threlfall, "Thomas Bradbury's Cotton Ancestry."