Tuesday, June 28, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son of Elizabeth Leffingwell (Hyde), daughter of Sarah Abell (Leffingwell), daughter of Joshua Abell, son of Robert Abell, son of Frances Cotton (Abell), daughter of Richard Cotton.]

Combermere Manor, England, United Kingdom
circa 1700s, England, United Kingdom
A painting of Combermere Manor, owned by the Cotton family. Reference: www.combermereabbey.com.uk

Combermere Manor, England, United Kingdom
20th century, England, United Kingdom

The brown brick building on the right is the original Abbot's lodging with the clock tower in the background. The original abbey was taken down with only the Abbott's lodging utilized by Richard Cotten in late 16th century. Reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/Combermere_Abbey.jpg

Combermere Abbey

Richard Cotton, son of Sir George CottonRichard Cotton was born in 1539 in Stoke, Warwick, England and died on 14 June 1602 in Stoke, Warwick, England. He was the son of Sir George Cotton and Mary Onley 1849. 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 June 1578.
Children: (Quick Family Chart. Frances Cotton was born in 1573 and died before 16, 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. 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 elimination. I am a little fuzzy on the details (it's been years), but if I recall correctly, the children of the first wife 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. http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/de-coton.htm
found on ancestry.com

NotesID: I18564 Name: Richard Cotton
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Cotton
Sex: M
Birth: 2 September 1545 in Southhill, Bedford, England
Death: 14 June 1602 in Stoke, Coventry, England of Age 62
Burial: 1602
1 1 1 Change Date: 24 July 2005 at 15:25
Note: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a descendant.
ancestor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland
Father: George Cotton born 1506 in Cotton, England
Mother: Mary Onley born 1506 in England
Marriage 1 Mary Mainwaring born about 1541 in Ightfield, Shropshire, England
Married: 1559 in Marbury, Chester, England
Change Date: 24 November 2004
Children Frances Cotton born 1565 in Hemington, Leicester, England
Marriage 2 Agnes Shatbolt born about 1545 Married: 25 May 1562 in Southill, Bedford, England
Change Date: 24 November 2004
Children Mary Cotton born 4 April 1563 in Shillington, Bedford, England
Marriage 3 Jane Silliard born Est 1542 in of London, England Married: 1578 in St. Olave Jewry, London, London, England
Change Date: 24 November 2004
Sources: Abbrev: Gary Silverstein Title: Revised Ancestors of Neil Conway part 3
found on ancestry.com

Esq, of Combermere, Cheshire, son and heir.
He built the Combermere manor house 1563, incorporating the remains of the Abbey.
found on ancestry.com

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