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  • ID: I2584
  • Name: John Cotes
  • Suffix: Esq 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1682
  • Note: From bapt date
  • Death: 12 MAY 1756
  • Note: MI 2
  • Burial: 14 MAY 1756 Woodcote, Shropshire 3
  • Residence: Woodcote, Shropshire
  • Baptism: 29 JUN 1692 3
  • Occupation: MP Lichfield 1708-15 3
  • Education: Magdalen, Oxon 3
  • PCTS: Photo of MI
  • MEM: Woodcote church, Newport, Shropshire: MI
  • Note: 3 4

    Spent his early years at his mother?s family house at Coleshill.
    Had 6 sons, at least 1 dvp, and at least 2 army officers, 2 clerics, and 2das.
    Cotes estate deeds 16th-19th century are held in Staffs Record Office ref D(W) 1736.
    Other deeds etc are in Staffs Record Office, William Salt Library.
    Cotes household and estate papers and family album 1776-1881 [too late for John] are held in Shropshire Records and Research Centre ref 231 NRA 33951 Cotes/
    His second son Digby was Rector of ..., Principal of Mag: Halls? and public orator in the University of Oxford.
    The chapel at Woodcote contains several neat tablets to the memory of the Cotes family; a large marble slab, near the altar rails, appears to have been the top of an altar tomb; it is curiously ornamented with two full-length figures, and has a mutilated inscription round the edge.
    Whose will is this?
    Will of John Cote of Woodcote, Shropshire; 11 Mar 1737/8
    ?John Cotes, MP Lichfield 1708-1715 (when defeated under the name of Thomas Cotes). Steward of that city May 6, 1726, till December, 1734, was of Woodcote,. Salop; son of Charles Cotes of same; born 1680; licensed June 21, 1700, then "aged 18? to marry Lady Dorothy Shirley (who died March 11, 1739)? sixth dau of 1st Earl Ferrers.
    Notes and Queries.1917; s12-III: 176, in response to question about Staffordshire MPs.
    His MI at Woodcote says:
    To the Memory of
    JOHN COTES Esqr.
    DOROTHY his Wife
    Daughter of
    An example of Conjugal Felicity
    And ... left happy ....Offspring
    W... prosperity.... the fruit of an ......
    And the .... paid to their...
    She Died 24th March 1724. Aged 38
    He Died 12th May 1756. Aged 75
    Portrait by Arthur Devis
    39.8 x 49.5 in. / 101.1 x 125.7 cm.
    Sold at Christie's London: Tuesday, September 29, 1992, [Lot 581]. PITCHFORD HALL NR. SHREWSBURY SHROPSHIRE - OIL PAINTINGS
    Arthur Devis (abt 1712-1787)?s earliest dated portraits are from 1741
    The Cotes later owned Pitchford as well as Woodcote:
    Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool died without male issue and the estate was divided up between his three daughters. Pitchford passed to his youngest daughter, Louisa (1814-1887) who married John Cotes (1799-1874) [g grandson of this John d 1756]. On his death, Pitchford passed to his second son, Charles James Cotes. He died unmarried and Pitchford passed to his sister, Victoria Alexandria (1840-1918), who married secondly Lieut-General Sir Robert Grant (1837-1904). On Victoria's death, Sir Charles J.C. Grant became the owner of Pitchford.
    1701 May 28. At Woodcott, Elizabeth, d. of Mr. John Cotes & Mrs. Dorothy, his w ... bap.
    1717 Dec. 27. Humphry, s. of John Cotes, Esq., & Lady Dorothy his w ... bap.
    1721 Mar. 29. At Woodcote, Sarah, d. of John & Lady Dorothy Cotes ... bur.
    1732 June 2. Mr. John Cotes, junior, at Woodcote ... bur.
    1738 Feb. 20. At Woodcote, William Pigott, clerk, & Dorothy Cotes ... mar.
    1740 Apr. 10. At Woodcote, Elizabeth Cotes ... bur.
    1741 Feb. 27. At Woodcote, Letitia Cotes. ... bur.
    1747 Mar. 22. At Woodcote, Dr. Charles Cotes ... bur.
    1756 May 14. At Woodcote, John Cotes, Esgre ... bur.
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  • Change Date: 7 MAR 2012

    Father: Charles Cotes b: 1655
    Mother: Lettice Digby

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Shirley b: 25 MAY 1683
    • Married: 22 JUN 1700 in London 5
    1. Has No Children James Cotes
    2. Has Children Mary Cotes b: 9 JUN 1715

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry
      Date: Victorian - unsure of year
    2. Type: Tombstone
      Text: Monumental inscription.
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: The History of Parliament
      Author: Eveline Cruickshanks, Stuart Handley, & D W Hayton
      Publication: CIP
      Date: 2002
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: History, Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire
      Publication: Edward Cassey & Co
      Date: 1871
    5. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI
      Author: Submitted by LDS member
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