Mary Cotton


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born about 1563 in England, the daughter of Richard Cotton and Mary Mainwaring.

She died in 1647 in England.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was Allan Hotchkiss. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were John (c1580-c1666) and Isabell (c1584-?).

Her second husband was William Bulkeley, who she married in AFT 1623. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Cotton


Richard Cotton


George Cotton


Mary Mainwaring



BirthABT 1563
Place: England
Place: England
Christening4 APR 1563
Place: Shillington Bedfordshire, England


Note 1

!Source: 1566, 1582, 1634 Bedford Visitation

[see images attached to William b abt 1505] years estimated.

!Source: Record Transcription: England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

First name[s] Mary

Last name Cotton

Gender Female

Birth year -

Birth place -

Baptism year 1563

Baptism date 04 Apr 1563

Place Shillington

County Bedfordshire

Country England

Father's first name[s] Richard

Father's last name Cotton

Mother's first name[s] -

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain


Mary Colton Hotchkiss, 1563 - 1647

Mary Colton Hotchkiss was born on month day 1563, at birth place, to Richard Cotton, Esquire and Mary Cotton, Esquire [born Mainwaring].

Richard was born on September 2 1545, in Cumbermere, Cheshire, England.

Mary was born in 1541, in Igthfield, Shropshire, England.

Mary had 11 siblings: Frances Abell [born Cotton], George Cotton and 9 other siblings.

Mary married Allan Hotchkiss.

Allan was born in 1540, in Whitchurch, Shropshire, England.

They had 4 sons: John Thomas Hotchkiss and 3 other children.

Mary married William Bulkeley.

William was born in 1559, in Woore, Mucclestone, Shropshire, England.

They had 4 children: John Hotchkiss and 3 other children.

Mary passed away on month day 1647, at age 84 at death place.

She was buried on month day 1582, at burial place.


Mary Bulkeley [Cotton]

Also Known As: "Hotchkiss"

Birthdate: April 04, 1563 [84]

Birthplace: Combermere, Cheshire, England

Death: April 27, 1647 [84]

Woore, Shropshire, England

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Esq. Richard Cotton and Mary Cotton

Wife of William Bulkeley and Allan Hotchkiss

Mother of Rowland Buckeley; Catherine Bulkeley; Cicely Bulkeley; Elizabeth Bulkeley; Richard Bulkeley; John Thomas Hotchkiss; Richard Hotchkiss; George Hotchkiss and Reverend Thomas Hotchkiss « less

Sister of George Cotton, of Combemere; Arthur Cotton; Andrew Cotton; Elizabeth Tikenhall; Winifred Cotton; Dorothy Cotton and Frances Abell « less

Half sister of Jane Cotton; Richard Cotton; Robert Cotton; Thomas Cotton; Philip Cotton; and Bridgett Cotton « less

Managed by: Chad William Ward

Last Updated: January 6, 2018