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Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Cotton, Q.C.
Male 1821 - 1892


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  • Prefix  Rt. Hon. Sir 
    Suffix  Q.C. 
    Birth  20 May 1821  Leytonstone, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born at Walwood House, Leytonstone. Date and place from Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      Date from Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, The Anne of Exeter Volume, p. 442 (ancestry.com).
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Abt 1838  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).
    Education  1843-1846  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln's Inn 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Census  30 Mar 1851  London (St. George Hanover Square), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as Henry Cotton / Son / unmarried / age 29 / occupation Barrister [preceding word crossed out] Not Known / birthplace Essex Leyton / living at 17 Dover Street, Mayfair, with parents William and Sarah Cotton, brother William Charles Cotton, sisters Phoebe and Agnes Cotton, 8 servants.
    Education  1839-1852  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christ Church College, Oxford University (B.A. 1843) 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      Cotton, (Sir) Henry, 2s. William, of Leyton, Essex, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 15 May, 1839, aged 17; student 1839-1852, B.A. 1843, M.A. 1845, created D.C.L., 30 Oct., 1877, of Forest Mere, Sussex, bar.-at-law, Lincoln's Inn, 29 Jan., 1846, Q.C. 15 Dec., 1866, bencher 11 Jan., 1867, P.C. 1877, lord justice of Appeal since 1877, standing counsel to the University 1872. See Foster's Men at the Bar. FromFoster, 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).
    Census  7 Apr 1861  Hastings, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as Henry Cotton / Son / married / age 39 / occupation Barrister in Actual Practice / birthplace Essex Leytonstone / living at 2 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, with parents William and Sarah Cotton, wife Clemence E Cotton, brother Arthur B Cotton, sister Agnes Cotton, nephew Theodore D Acland, son Edward Cotton, daughter Clemence M Cotton, son Henry S Cotton, daughter Phoebe Cotton, 7 servants.
    Census  2 Apr 1871  London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as Henry Cotton / Head / married / age 49 / occupation L.C. in Practice. Landowner / birthplace Essex Leytonstone / living at 10 Sussex Square, St John Paddington, with wife Climena E Cotton, sons Edward, Arthur W and Alfred E Cotton, daughters Climena M, Phoebe and Edith M Cotton, 6 servants.
    Appointed  1872  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Standing counsel to the University of Oxford 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Honorary Degree  1877  Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    D.C.L., Oxford University 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Title  1877  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Knighthood 
    Census  3 Apr 1881  London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as Henry Cotton / Head / married / age 59 / occupation Right Hbl Lord Justice of Appeal / birthplace Essex Leytonstone / living at 10 Sussex Square, Paddington, with wife Clemence E Cotton, daughters Clemence M and Phoebe Cotton, 7 servants.
    Occupation  1877-1890  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lord Justice in the Court of Appeal 
    • From Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 4, p. 1247 (ancestry.com) and Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Census  5 Apr 1891  Trotton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    UK 
    • as Henry Cotton / Head / married / age 69 / occupation Retired Judge / employer / birthplace Essex Leytonstone / living at Forest Mere, Trotton (Milland), with sons Henry Streatfield and Hugh Benjamin Cotton, daughter Edith Mary Cotton, 7 servants.
    Died  22 Feb 1892  Forest Mere nr Liphook, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died at Forest Mere, near Liphook, Hampshire. Date and place from Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      Death notice in The Times, Thursday, 25 Feb 1892, p.1, reads: On the 22d Feb., at his residence, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire, suddenly, after some weeks' illness, the Right Hon. SIR HENRY COTTON, sometime a Lord Justice of Appeal, aged 70.
    Will proved  21 Apr 1892  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 (ancestry.com) gives: 1892. / COTTON the Right Honourable Sir Henry of Forest Mere Liphook Hants knight formerly a Lord Justice of Appeal died 22 February 1892 Probate London 21 April to the Reverend Arthur Benjamin Cotton clerk and Reginald Brodie Dyke Acland barrister-at-law Effects £59144 0s. 4d.
    _UID  0C207E5C31CE4F01824EBC00BBECC9CF2020 
    Buried  Trotton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in Milland churchyard. Place from Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
    Person ID  I7564  Halhed Genealogy
    Last Modified  2 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

    Family  Clemence Elizabeth Streatfeild,   b. 14 Jul 1831, Westerham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1891, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Aug 1853  Westerham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Year from Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 22 Supplement, p. 492 (ancestry.com).
      England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 (ancestry.com) gives: Name: Clemence Elizabeth Streatfield / Year of Registration: 1853 / Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep / District: Sevenoaks / County: Kent / Volume: 2a / Page: 545.
      Marriage notice in Manchester Times, issue 501, Saturday, 20 August 1853, reads: On the 16th inst. at Westerham, Kent, by the Rev. John Streatfeild, Henry Cotton, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Clemence Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Streatfeild, of Chart's Edge, in the same county.
    Children 
     1. Unnamed Cotton,   b. 14 May 1854, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1854, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Cotton,   b. 13 Sep 1855, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1881, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Clemence Margaret Cotton,   b. 11 Oct 1856, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1902, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Streatfeild Cotton,   b. 12 May 1858, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1928, Westerham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Phoebe Cotton,   b. 23 Jan 1860, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Capt. Arthur William Cotton,   b. 10 Jul 1861, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1897, Beira, Mozambique Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles Cotton,   b. 13 Dec 1862, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1862, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alfred Ernest Cotton,   b. 13 Jul 1864, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Edith Mary Cotton,   b. 22 Jun 1868, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1902, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hugh Benjamin Cotton,   b. 17 May 1871, London (Paddington), Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1895, Davos-Platz, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Dec 2010 
    Family ID  F2961  Group Sheet