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Benjamin Cottrell
Male 1750 - 1792

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  • Birth  1750  Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1792 
    Person ID  I1537  Stewart
    Last Modified  04 Jun 2007 
    Father  Thomas Cottrell 
    Mother  Ann,   b. 1709,   d. 16 Feb 1801 
    Family ID  F1041  Group Sheet
    Family  Marguerite Lucas 
    Married  1773 
    Notes  Married:
    • on October 9, 1773 "Benjamin Cotteriell" requested a license for marry "Margaret Lucas"
     1. Frances Elizabeth Cottrell
     2. Charles Cottrell,   b. 1770
    >3. Joseph Cottrell,   b. 1776, Faversham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1846, Saint-Pierre, Martinique Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Mar 2020 
    Family ID  F496  Group Sheet
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1750 - Faversham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Benjamin Cottrell Report
    Benjamin Cottrell Report
    Benjamin Cottrell's will stipulated a certain estate, Mously Hall to be left to his children. This report explores whether or not he actually owned the property. It includes letters by his descendants.
  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Cottrell, living in Faversham, Kent County, England, married Marguerite Lucas, both deceased in England, as stated in the death certificate for their son Joseph. The name Cottrell is not said to be widely used in Kent County. Indeed, the voters lists of the members of parliament for this county in 1734 (81 voters) as well as similar lists for 1790 (131 voters) and 1802 (170 voters), all lists which included at that time all the owners no mention of Cottrell. On the other hand the name Lucas appears in all these lists: 1734 (John Lucas), 1790 (Andrew Lucas and Richard Lucas), and 1802 (Richard Lucas) (Ref. Notes of Mr. Ian de Minvielle-Devaux).
       Cottrell was perhaps the form of the name taken by the present family in Martinique. From the table of licenses or marriage permits issued by the vicar general of the Archbishop of Canterbury, it emerges the existence of a permit issued in 1773 to a Cottriell / Lucas couple. A photocopy obtained of the library of the archdiocese, in Lambeth - document transmitted by Mr. Ian de Minvielle Devaux - informs us that on October 9, 1773 "Benjamin Cotteriell" requested a license for
      marry "Margaret Lucas", and that on that date the future spouses declare respectively:
      a) that he is single and over the age of 21 (therefore an adult),
      b) that he has lived in the parish of Saint Gregory of London for at least four weeks (signed Cottriell),
      c) that she is also unmarried and over the age of 21,
      d) that she has lived for at least four weeks in the parish of Saint Nicolas in Deptford in Kent county.
       The parish of Saint-Grégoire was in the city of London, near Saint Paul's cathedral. St. Nicholas was one of the two parishes of Deptford; this city was a port on the Thames just below London. Deptford was situated about fifteen leagues from Faversham; while part of Kent County in the 18th century, it is now a district of Greater London. [1]
  • Sources 
    1. [S140], Cottrell.


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