COTTON, John Hynde (?1717-95), of Madingley Hall, Cambs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747
18 Feb. 1752 - 1761
22 Mar. 1764 - 1780

Family and Education

b. ?1717, o. surv. s. of Sir John Hynde Cotton, 3rd Bt., by 1st w. educ. Westminster, Sept. 1727, aged 10, to 1734; Emmanuel, Camb. 1736; Grand Tour 1739-41. m. 1 July 1745,1 his cos. Anne, da. and coh. of Humphrey Parsons of Reigate, Suff., a London brewer, 6s. 3da. suc. fa. as 4th Bt. 4 Feb. 1752.

Offices Held


John Hynde Cotton was brought in as a Tory for St. Germans in 1741 by Richard Eliot.2 Through his marriage he acquired the Red Lion brewery in London and was later listed in directories as a brewer of Lower East Smithfield. Defeated at Bedford in 1747, he succeeded his father, the Jacobite leader, at Marlborough in 1752 on the Bruce interest, retaining that seat in 1754, and voting against the Administration in all recorded divisions of this period. He died 23 Jan. 1795.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. London Mag. 1745, p. 360; Add. 5841, f. 343.
  • 2. Sir John Hynde Cotton to Rich. Eliot, 19 May 1741, Eliot mss at Port Eliot.