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Rev. William Charles Cotton
Male 1813 - 1879


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1813  Stratford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Year from Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      Place from UK 1871 census.
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Abt 1830  Eton, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eton College 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Organizations  1833  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oxford Apiarian Society (founder) 
    Education  1832-1836  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1836, M.A. 1838) 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      Cotton, William Charles, 1s. William, of 'Heatford, Middlesex, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 29 March, 1832, aged 19; student 1834-57, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1838, vicar of Baston, co. Lincoln, 1836, and of Fordsham, Cheshire, 1857, until his death 22 June, 1879. From Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 and Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892 (ancestry.com).
    Published  1842  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "My Bee Book," an illustrated volume with bibliography on the subject of bees 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Moved  26 Dec 1841-30 May 1842 
    from England to New Zealand 
    Occupation  1842-1847  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chaplain to George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand 
    • Sailed from Plymouth with Bishop Selwyn on the "Tomatin" on 26 Dec 1841, arriving at Sydney in mid-April 1842, after which they sailed to Auckland, arriving in May. From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com) and Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (on-line).
    Moved  8 Dec 1847-18 May 1848 
    from New Zealand to England 
    Census  30 Mar 1851  London (St. George Hanover Square), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as William Chas Cotton / Son / unmarried / age 38 / occupation Clerk Church of England No Cure / birthplace Essex Westham / living at 17 Dover Street, Mayfair, with parents William and Sarah Cotton, brother Henry Cotton, sisters Phoebe and Agnes Cotton, 8 servants.
    Census  7 Apr 1861  Frodsham, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as William C Cotton / Head / unmarried / age 48 / occupation M.A. Vicar of Frodsham / birthplace Essex Stratford / living at the Vicarage, Frodsham, with 3 servants.
    Census  2 Apr 1871  Frodsham, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as William Charles Cotton / Head / unmarried / age 58 / occupation Vicar of Frodsham / birthplace Essex Stratford Essex / living at the Vicarage, Overton, Frodsham Lordship, with boarder Richard Pilkington Watson (age 24, occupation Curate of Frodsham, born Calcutta), 3 servants.
    Occupation  1857-1879  Frodsham, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vicar of Frodsham 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Died  22 Jun 1879  Chiswick, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will proved  13 Sep 1879  Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 (ancestry.com) gives: 1879. / COTTON The Reverend William Charles. / Personal Estate under £7,000. / 13 September. / The Will with a Codicil of the Reverend William Charles Cotton late of the Vicarage in Frodsham in the County of Chester Clerk who died 22 June 1879 at Chiswick in the County of Middlesex was proved at Chester by John Ashton of Frodsham Solicitor the sole Executor.
    _UID  8CF6BB31963E48A5A8A2494584694497CF57 
    Buried  Leyton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At St. John the Baptist, Leytonstone, in family grave with parents, in churchyard.
    Notes 
    Person ID  I7563  Halhed Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2011 

    Father  William Cotton, Q.C., J.P., D.L.,   b. 12 Sep 1786, London (London), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1866, Leyton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Lane,   b. 31 May 1790, London (London), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1872 
    Married  3 Feb 1812  Leyton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2965  Group Sheet