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John Cotton

Mp, died 1593
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Occupation Politician
Date of birth
Date of death 1593
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Biography

Sir John Cotton (1512/13–21 April 1593), of Cheveley and Landwade, Cambridgeshire, was an English politician.

Family

Cotton was the first surviving son of Sir Robert Cotton of Landwade. He married Isobel Spencer (died 1578), daughter of Sir William Spencer of Althorp. The Cottons had eight sons, including the MP, John Cotton, and five daughters.

Career

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Cambridgeshire in October 1553 and November 1554 and was selected High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire for 1549-50 and 1556-57. He was knighted in 1553.

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