Walter Cotton

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Louis IV "d'Outremer," King of France, to Captain Thomas Bradbury
Walter Cotton, son of John Cotton and Margaret (…), was born at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, about 1375.1 He died at Landwade, Cambridgeshire, England, 13 May 1445,2,3 and was buried at Landwade.1

Walter married (1) Margery Fressh, whose ancestry is not traced here, before 1397;4 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Joan Rede, daughter of John Rede and Cecilia Harlyngrugge, before 1409.4,2,3

He was a London mercer and bought the Landwade estate in Cambridgeshire where he rebuilt the church. His tomb is there along with Cotton-Rede/Marmion arms in a stained glass window.3

Family 1

Margery Fressh d. bt 1397 - 1408

Family 2

Joan Rede b. abt. 1376, d. 13 May 1445
  • Walter Cotton4
  • Joan Cotton4 d. bef. 1436
  • Thomas Cotton4
  • Edmund Cotton4
  • (…) Cotton4
  • William Cotton+4 b. bt 1410 - 1411, d. 22 May 1455
This person was last edited on15 Dec 2017


  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), 257-269, further cited as Threlfall, The Ancestry of Thomas Bradbury.
  2. [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."
  3. [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-34, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  4. [S95] Threlfall, The Ancestry of Thomas Bradbury, 179-206.