Medieval Ancestors of John Cotton
Below is the ancestry of John Cotton, who married Cecily Mainwaring. For more information and sources, see Boyer (included in the Bibliography below).
William de Cotton and Agnes Yonge
William was of Coton, Shropshire, England (recorded there 1430-1 (9 Henry VI) and 1460).
Child: John Cotton (m. Cecily Mainwaring)
The joined arms of Cotton and Young (from http://www.combermere-restoration.co.uk/1500s-to-present-day/):
William de Coton and -- Hulse
William was of Coton and Alkington, Shropshire, England.
Children: William de Cotton, probably John de Coton (of Alkington, m. Katherine Constantine (dau. of Thomas Constantine of Dodington)).
Philip Yonge and Agnes --
Philip was of Caynton, Shropshire, England. One pedigree (Joseph Morris) states he was Sir Philip Yonge and that he married Agnes, the cousin and heiress of William Bonarton of Caynton.
Children: Sir William Yonge (according to Morris; Sheriff of Shropshire 1492), Agnes Yonge.
Roger de Coton and Elen Grymelond
Roger was of Coton and Alkington, Shropshire, England.
Child: Probably William de Coton.
William was of Norbury, Cheshire.
Children: A daughter (wife of William de Coton), John Hulse.
Richard de Coton
Richard was of Coton, Shropshire, England during the reign of Edward III.
Child: Roger de Coton.
John was Alkington, Shropshire, England. The last name of this family was also shown as Gremyton.
Child: Elen Grymelond.
Sir William Hulse and -- Norbury
Child: William Hulse.
Hugh de Coton and Isabel de Hayton
Hugh was heir to his brother Alan. He was, according to Morris, a Knight of Rhodes.
Children: Sir Nicholas Coton (of Coton, Shropshire, England, living in 1356, m. Katherine Hackluyt, for more information, see the Seventh Generation of The Medieval Ancestry of Joan Lacon), Hugh de Coton, Richard de Coton.
The joined arms of Cotton and Hayton (from http://www.combermere-restoration.co.uk/1500s-to-present-day/):
Child: John Grymelond.
Child: A daughter (wife of Sir William Hulse).
Sir Hugh Coton and Elizabeth Titley
Children: Alan de Coton (m. Matilda le Scot of Acton), Hugh de Coton, Sir William de Coton (Dean of Worcester).
The joined arms of Cotton and Titley (from http://www.combermere-restoration.co.uk/1500s-to-present-day/):
Thomas de Hayton
Child: Isabel de Hayton.
Child: William Grymelond.
Child: Sir Hugh Coton (according to Morris).
Adam was of Cheshire. Morris gave his given name as Hamon.
Child: Elizabeth Titley.
Roger Grymeland de Alkington
Child: William Grymelond.
- Boyer, Carl, Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, Santa Clarita, CA: C. Boyer, 2001.
- Combermere Abbey site, http://www.combermere-restoration.co.uk/, visited 30 May 2017.