1) (Connington, co. Huntingdon; bart., extinct 1752. Sir Robert Cotton, the 1st bart. created in 1611, was the founder of the “ Cottonian Library ”). Az. an eagle displ. ar. Arms
2) (Landwade, since of Madingley, co. Cambridge, bart.). Motto—Fidelitas vincit. Sa. a chev. betw. three griffins’ heads erased ar. Crest—A griffin's head erased ar.
3) (The Priory, Leatherhead, co. Surrey). Az. on a chev. cottised betw. three hanks of cotton, ar. an escallop betw. two crosses crosslet fitchee gu. Crest—On a mount vert, in front of a lion's head erased gu. gorged with a collar erm. a hank of cotton fesseways ar.
4) (Wittington, co. Gloucester). (Bishop of Exeter, d. 1621, formerly of London). (Laughton, cos. Leicester and Stafford. Visit. Leicester 1619). (Ireland). Ar. a bend sa. betw. three pellets. Crest—Five snakes ppr. tied in a parcel, their heads in chief.
5) (Etwall Hall, co. Durham). Motto—In utraque fortuna paratus. (Pulley, co. Salop. Thomas Cotton, of Pulley, was sheriff 1678). Az. a chev. betw. three hanks of cotton ar. Crest—A falcon ppr. beaked and belled or, the dexter claw supporting a belt also ppr., buckle gold.
6) (Cotton Hall, co. Hants, London, and Shropshire). (cos. Stafford and Worcester). Az. a chev. betw. three bundles of cotton yarn ar. Crest—An eagle with wings expanded ar. beaked and legged or, holding in the dexter claw a belt az. buckle of the second.
7) (Kent). Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three griffins' heads erased ar. langued az.
8) (co. Leicester, temp. Edward III.). Az. on a chev. ar. three catharine wheels gu.
9) (Cotton Edmunds, co. Chester). (Knolton, co. Flint). Ar. a bend sa. betw. three pellets. Crest—On a mount vert an eagle rising or.
10) (Soham Lodge, co. Suffolk). (Suffolk). Ar. on a fesse cottised gu. three fleurs-de-lis of the field.
11) Sa. a chev. or, betw. three griffins’ heads erased ar. Crest—A griffin’s head erased ar. holding in the mouth a gauntlet ppr.
12) Sa. a chev. betw. three cotton hanks ar. Crest—A Cornish chough, holding in the beak a cotton hank ppr.
13) Gu. a chev. betw. three crescents ar.
14) Ar. three bars sa. over all a cotton hank or.
15) Sa. a chev. betw. three lions' heads erased ar.
16) Ar. a lion ramp. guard. vert.
17) Vert, a leopard, ramp, reguard. ar.
18) Per pale ar. and sa. on a chev. betw. three fusils as many birds, all counterchanged.
19) Az. a chev. betw. three crescents ar.
20) Barry of six ar. and az. three bundles of cotton or.
21) Barry of six ar. and az.
"22) (Ridware, co. Stafford; originally from Cheshire). This was the coat of Ridware, adopted by Cotton after the marriage, temp. Edward III., of William Cotton with Agses, dau. and heirof Walter de Ridware: the ancient bearing of the Cottons was, ar. a
bend sa. betw. three pellets. Crest—An eagle displ. ar.
(Bellaport, co. Stafford, and Etwall, co. Derby, descended from the Cottons of Ridware). Az. an eagle displ. ar. armed gu."
23) (Cotton-Ridware, and Connington, 1572). (Getting Abbots, co. Huntingdon; a branch of the Connington family: the heiress, Jane, to. Basil Fitzherbert, Esq., of Norbury and Swinnerton). Az. a bend ar. betw. three plates.
24) (confirmed by the deputies of Camden, Clarenceux, to Philip Cotton, of Woodcote, co. Warwick, grandson of Richard Cotton, of Welton, co. Leicester. Visit. Warwick). Az. an eagle displ. ar. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, an eagle displ. ar.
25) (confirmed to Ven. Henry Cotton, LL.D., Archdeacon of Cashel, and Rector of Thurles, co. Tipperary). Motto—With God's blessing. Az. an eagle displ. ar. on a canton of the last a cross crosslet sa. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet a demi-eagle displ. or, charged on the breast with a cross crosslet sa.