Lydia Cotton

1719–
Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Cotton was born in 1719, in Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Cotton, was 32 and her mother, Lydia Lyon, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Edward Cotton
1687–1732
Lydia Lyon
1683–1764
William Cotton
1713–1787
Edward Cotton
1716–1787
Elizabeth Cotton
1717–
Benjamin Cotton
1718–1779
Lydia Cotton
1719–
Joseph Cotton
1721–1795
Henry Cotton
1723–1800

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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 82

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 89

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 96

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire).2 French: from a diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat (of mail)’ ( see Cott ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Lydda Cotton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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