Frances Cotton Abell was born 1573 in Combermere Abbey, Dodcott cum Wilkesley, Cheshire, England to Richard Cotton (1545-1602) and Mary Mainwaring (c1541-1578) and died 16 April 1646 Lockington, Leicestershire, England of unspecified causes. She married George Abell (1561-1630) 1591 in Leicestershire, England.

Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey

Principle residence was the Combermere Abbey located in Dodcott cum Wilkesley, English County of Cheshire. A former Christian monastery founded in 1130 AD and at one time the third largest church in Cheshire. In August 1539, the abbey and its estates, were granted to Sir George Cotton, an esquire of the body to Henry VIII of England (1491-1547). The Cotton Family kept it as a country home which they held up till 1919.


Offspring of George Abell and Frances Cotton (1573-1646)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Abell (1593-)
George Abell (1595-)
Robert Abell (1605-1663) 1605 Stapenhill, Derbyshire, England 20 June 1663 Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Joanna Hyde (1610-1672)
Richard Abell (1610-)
Dorothy Abell (1612-)



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