Cotton, Edmunds

COTTON, EDMUNDS, a township, in the parish of Christleton, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 4ΒΌ miles (E. by S.) from Chester; containing 77 inhabitants. This place derives its name from Edmund de Cotton, whose ancestor held the manor in the reign of Henry III.: it came by a female heir of the family to William Venables, baron of Kinderton; was afterwards possessed by Lord Vernon, and the Brocks; and is now the property of the Marquess of Westminster. The township comprises 576 acres, the soil of which is clay, of a strong quality.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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