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Cotton Family Baptisms in Turvey
1793 4 April Reuban s of John and Joanna
1794 18 Nov Mary d of John & Joanna
1799 18 Aug John s of John & Joanna born 15 Feb 1786
Hannah ‘’ born 29 Aug 1789
William ‘’ born 13 Apr 1791
Susanna ‘’ born 24 Apr 1796
Amy ‘’ born 3 Dec 1798
Jane ‘’ born 17 Aug 1799
1805 7 Apr Mary d of John and Rebecca
1808 9 May William s of John and Rebecca
1811 21 Apr Eli s of John and Rebecca
Cotton Family Marriages in Turvey
1804 26 Jun John Cotton bch married Rebecca Cox sp, both of Turvey
1805 5 June Sarah Cotton sp married Thomas Cox of Stevington bch
1811 15 Jan John Cotton of Newton Blossomville married Mary Estwick of Turvey
Cotton Family Burials in Turvey
1812 16 Aug Mary d of John and Rebecca aged 7
From the Turvey Parish Registers up to 1812
Alice Margaret Landells Cotton Born 1880 in Turvey
Daughter of Catherine Cotton
Thank you to Rachel Harley for this beautiful photo of her grandmother, Alice Cotton.
There were 22 people called Cotton living in Turvey at the time of the 1881 census.
Here is more information on Reuban Cotton (born 1793 in Turvey), the son of John and Joanna.
Reuban started work as a servant of Turvey Abbey on 30 January 1802.
He married Rachel Stock (born 1788 in Turvey) on 11 October 1814 in Turvey.
There children were all born in Turvey -
Reuban died in December 1878, in Turvey.
Some of the Cotton family were members of the Congregational Church. The following names are on the list of members from 1828.
A John Cotton, labourer, was on the 1803 Muster List for Turvey as a 1st Class volunteer.
There was a John Cotton in the Bedford Union Workhouse in 1881. He was married, an agricultural labourer and had been born in Turvey.
A Levi Cotton was baptised in Turvey on 22 January 1826. He married twice, first to Catherine Purser of Pavenham, Beds, on 10 Feb 1865. Then to a girl called Maria from Turvey.
John (born 1786), son of John and Joanna, and brother of Reuban, married Turvey girl, Mary Raban in 1840 in Turvey church.