The History of the Hough family from London

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  • ID: I41787
  • Name: Field Marshall Sir Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton 1st Viscount COMBERMERE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 NOV 1773 in Lleweni Hall, Denbighshire
  • Occupation: BET 1817 AND 1820 Governor of Barbados
  • Burial: MAY 1865 Wrenbury
  • Death: 21 APR 1865 in Clifton, Gloucestershire
  • Note:
    Sir Stapleton Cotton, became a second lieutenant in 1790, a first lieutenant in 1791 and at the age of 21 became lieutenant colonel for
    the 25th Light Dragoons. He was with British forces at the Cape in 1795, and in 1799 served in Madras against Tippo Sahib including
    actions at Malavelly and Seringapatam. Later he was involved at Talavera.
    He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1812 and fought at Torres Vedras. Under Wellington's command he distinguished himself
    at the Battle of Salamanca. On 17 May 1814, he was made Baron Combermere on his return to England and given a reward of
    20,000. In 1817 he was Governor General of Barbados and in 1825 Commander in Chief in India where he captured the fort of
    Bhurtapore. Sir Stapleton was created Viscount Combermere on 2 December 1826 and became a field marshall in 1855. He was a
    colonel in the 1st Life Guards and Constable of the Tower of London. Viscount Combermere lived to the age of 92; he was in military
    service for 73 years and fought in 17 battles.
    Between 1814 and 1820, he undertook an extensive remodelling of his home, Combermere Abbey, including Gothic ornamentation of
    the Abbot's House and the construction of Wellington's wing (now demolished) to mark Wellington's visit to the house in 1820.
    An equestrian statue in bronze was raised in his honour at Chester by the inhabitants of Cheshire.

    Father: Robert Salubury Cotton 5th BARONET b: 1739
    Mother: Frances STAPLETON b: 1740 in Bodrhyddan, near Rhuddlan, Flints

    Marriage 1 Lady Anna Maria PELHAM-CLINTON b: 29 JUL 1783 in Walton, Essex
    • Married: 01 JAN 1801
    1. Has No Children Robert Henry Stapleton- COTTON b: 18 JAN 1802
    2. Has No Children Unknown Stapleton- COTTON
    3. Has No Children Unknown Stapleton- COTTON

    Marriage 2 Caroline GREVILLE b: 1789
    • Married: 18 JUN 1814 in Combermere, Cheshire

    Marriage 3 Mary Woolley GIBBINGS b: 1799
    • Married: 02 OCT 1838 in Bedford
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