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Suffolk Lookup Requests / Looking for Annice COTTON born 1526 Wingfirld
« on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I'm looking for information on the parents of Annice Cotton (born 1526 in Wingfield, Suffolk, married to Freestone). I found her parents to be Christopher Burgoyne and Thomasine (nee Freville). She is the youngest child and all her older siblings were Burgoynes. I wondered why her surname was Cotton? There is a big gap between Annice and her siblings - 9 years. Also her mother had her in 1526 when she would have been 53! The only link I can see with the Cotton family is Annice's great grandmother's sister was Blanche Cotton (nee Francis born 1425, married Walter Cotton). These Cottons are from Cambridge and Suffolk while the Freestones are from Suffolk - close counties but it seems that Annice was the only one born in Wingfield. The only thing I can think is that as Annice's father died when she was 7 and mother when she was 13, maybe she went to live with the Cottons as she was an orphan. But there does seem to be a discrepancy with the age gap between siblings, the mothers age when she gave birth to her and of course the surname.   I hope that makes sense!  :-\ Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? Sorry if this is the wrong place to post - I've just joined up.

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