Henry Cotton (bishop)

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Henry Cotton (c.1545–1615) was an English bishop.


He was the son of Sir Richard Cotton of Warblington, Hampshire, and his wife Jane Onley

He was a godson to Elizabeth I of England, and one of her chaplains.[1] He was rector of Havant in 1567.[2][3]

He became Bishop of Salisbury in 1598.[4] In his time as bishop, a long-running struggle by the city of Salisbury for its charter was resolved, in 1612.[5]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Coldwell
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Robert Abbot