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 Francis Cottington

Francis Cottington

Pitcombe, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 19 Jun 1652 (aged 73–74)
Valladolid, Provincia de Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot Chapel of St Paul
Memorial ID 19144 · View Source
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First Earl of Cottington. Twice ambassador to Spain. Accompanied the future King Charles I and Buckingham as the Prince's secretary to Madrid for their negotiations of the Spanish match.

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" Here lyes Francis Ld. Cottington of Hanworth who in ye reign of K.Ch. [Charles] ye 1st was Chancellor of His Maties. [Majesty's] Exchequer, Mr: [Master] of his Court of Wards, Constable of ye Tower, Ld. High Treasurer of England & one of His Maties. Privy Councell. He was twice Ambassador in Spaine once for ye said King & a second tyme for K.Ch: ye 2nd now reigning, to both wch. hee most signally shewd his alleagance & fidelity during ye unhappy civill broils of those times & for his faithfull adhaerance to ye Crowne (ye usurpers praevayling) was forc't to fly his country & during his exile dyed at Vallidolid in Spaine on ye 19th day of June. An.Dni. 1652 aet. svae. [aged] 74. Whence his body was brought & here interr'd by Charles Cottington Esqr. his nephew & heire, An.Dni.1679 "




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19144
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Cottington (1578–19 Jun 1652), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19144, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .