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Sir John Cotton, 3rd Baronet (1621 – 12 September 1702) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1661 and 1687.
The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
Cotton was the son of Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Baronet of Conington, Huntingdonshire, and his first wife Margaret Howard, daughter of Lord William Howard, of Naworth Castle, Cumberland. He became a gentleman of the Privy Chamber in 1661. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, matriculating in 1637.
Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Baronet, of Connington was an English politician and heir to the Cottonian Library.
Conington is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. Conington lies about 10 km south of Peterborough and 3 km north of Sawtry. It is within earshot of Ermine Street, now called the Great North Road. Conington lies within Huntingdonshire, which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire and one of the historic counties of England.
Lord William Howard was an English nobleman and antiquary, sometimes known as "Belted or Bauld (bold) Will".
In 1661, Cotton was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in the Cavalier Parliament. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father on 13 May 1662. In 1685 he was elected MP for Huntingdonshire.
Huntingdon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2001 by Jonathan Djanogly, a Conservative.
The Cavalier Parliament of England lasted from 8 May 1661 until 24 January 1679. It was the longest English Parliament, enduring for nearly 18 years of the quarter-century reign of Charles II of England. Like its predecessor, the Convention Parliament, it was overwhelmingly Royalist and is also known as the Pensioner Parliament for the many pensions it granted to adherents of the King.
There have been three Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Cotton, all in the Baronetage of England. One creation is extant as of 2008.
Cotton died at the age 80 at Stratton, Bedfordshire, and was buried at Conington where he has a monument.
Cotton married firstly on 8 June 1644Dorothy Anderson, daughter of Edmund Anderson, of Stratton and Eyworth and his wife Alice Constable, daughter of Sir John Constable, who was later Cotton's stepmother. He married secondly on 20 October 1658, at Mark's Hall, Essex, Elizabeth Honywood, daughter of Sir Thomas Honywood, of Mark's Hall, and his wife Hester Lamotte, daughter of John Lamotte, of London. Elizabeth's portrait was painted by Jacob Huysmans.
Sir Thomas Honywood (1586–1666), of Marks Hall in Essex, was a soldier during the English Civil War, later a Member of Parliament.
Jacob Huysmans was a Flemish portrait painter who, after training in his native Antwerp, immigrated to England before the Restoration. He became a feted court painter and attracted the patronage of the Portuguese born queen Catherine of Braganza, a Catholic like himself, of whom he painted several portraits. With his exuberant style, he was during his lifetime regarded as an important rival of the court painter Peter Lely who favored a more sober treatment of his sitters.
His eldest son John predeceased him, and the title passed to his grandson Sir John Cotton, 4th Baronet, of Connington. On the younger Sir John's death without issue the title passed to his uncle Robert, his grandfather's son by Elizabeth Honywood.
Sir John Cotton, 4th Baronet was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England and the House of Commons of Great Britain at various times between 1705 and 1713.
Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Baronet of Conington Hall in the parish of Conington in Huntingdonshire, England, was a Member of Parliament and an antiquarian who founded the Cotton library.
Sir John Temple was an Irish politician, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and Attorney General for Ireland. He was the great-great-grandfather of the distinguished statesman Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. His descendants in the female line include the famous poet Lord Byron.
Sir Jacob Astley, 1st Baronet of Melton Constable Hall, Norfolk was an English Tory politician and baronet.
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William Cotton was Bishop of Exeter, in Devon, from 1598 to his death in 1621.
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Conington Castle was a 16th-century house in Conington, Huntingdonshire, England, built for Sir Robert Cotton. It was demolished in 1955 by the then owners, the Heathcote family.
|Parliament of England|
| Member of Parliament for Huntingdon |
With: Lionel Walden (1620-1698)
| Succeeded by|
Hon. Sidney Wortley-Montagu
Sir Nicholas Pedley
Sir Thomas Proby, Bt
| Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire |
With: Sir Lionel Walden
| Succeeded by|
Sir Robert Bernard, 3rd Baronet