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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton

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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton

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Death 6 May 1631 (aged 61)
Burial Conington, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot buried at his family estate of Conington, Huntington
Memorial ID 40746073 View Source
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1st Baronet. English politician, founder of the famous Cotton library. He was of a Huntingdonshire parentage and educated at Westminster School, where he became interested in antiquarian studies under William Camden, and Jesus College, Cambridge. Starting with his antiquarian notes on the local history of Huntingdonshire, he began to amass a library, in which the documents rivalled, then surpassed the official Public Record Office collections. He entered the Parliament of England as a member for Huntingdon in 1601. He helped devise the institution of the title baronet as a means for King James I of England to raise funds.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40746073
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/40746073/robert-bruce-cotton : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (22 Jan 1570–6 May 1631), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40746073, citing All Saints Churchyard, Conington, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .