Sir Hind Cotton, bart, Elliott and Knight

Sir Hind Cotton, bart, Elliott and Knight
This group is far from clear. Sir John Hind (or Hynde) Cotton was an leading Jacobite politician from Cambridgeshire. He was however married to Lettice Crowley, a daughter of the Greenwich based ironmaster Ambrose Crowley. Knight and Elliott are both very common names However it should be noted that Anne Craggs of Blackheath married a John Knight (then Postmaster General) who was a possible leaseholder of the Eastcombe Estate. He probably died before 1745. Anne Cragg’s sister, Elizabeth married Edward Elliot, from whom the local landowners the Earls of Germans based their surname and holdings.


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