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View Tree for Sir Sir Allen CottonSir Sir Allen Cotton (b. 1558, d. 1628)

Sir Allen Cotton (son of Ralph Cotton and Jane Smith) was born 1558 in Alkington Shropshire, and died 1628 in London. He married Ellen Moore.

 Includes NotesNotes for Sir Allen Cotton:
From East Anglian Miscellany
"Allen Cotton,Knt,Who served Lord Mayor of London in the year 1625 and on the 2nd February the Lord Mayor assisted at the Coronation of King Charles I, in the procession of which Sir Allen Cotton carried the short sceptre, and after having served His Majesty as Chief Butler, returned to the City with the usual fee of a gold cup and ewer."

At Cannon Street in London there used to be a church, St Martin Orgar, which was destroyed by the Great Fire. The church was used by French Protestants. Inside there was a monument to Sir Allen which carried this inscription.

"Sir Allen Cotton, Knight and Alderman (Drapers Company) of London, sometime Lord Mayor of this Honourable City, Son of Ralph Cotton of Allington, in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Salop, Gent. Was espoused unto Eliinor the Daughter of Edmund Moore, Citizen and Draper of London. By whom he had Issue seven Sons and seven Daughters, and lived unto the age of 70 Years, generally beloved, and dyed the 24th of September, 1628. He left behind himthree Sons, Edmond, John and William: And two Daughters.

His son William went to America (New Hampshire) and his descendants now live in Nebraska.

Children of Sir Allen Cotton and Ellen Moore are:
  1. Daughter Cotton, d. date unknown.
  2. Daughter Cotton, d. date unknown.
  3. Edmund Cotton, d. date unknown.
  4. William Cotton, d. date unknown.
  5. +John Cotton, b. 1591, Earl Soham, d. date unknown.
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