Sir Lynch Cotton, 4th Baronet

Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton (c. 1715 14 August 1775) was a British politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Denbighshire from 1749 to 1774.

He was the son of Sir Thomas Cotton and his wife Philadelphia Lynch. He was the brother of the 3rd Baronet, Robert Salisbury Cotton who predeceased him without issue. He married a distant cousin, Elizabeth Abigail Cotton. [1]

In December 1749 he was elected unopposed as Knight of the Shire for Denbigh, replacing Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn.[2]

In 1769, he built St Mary's and St Michael's Church, Burleydam, near his family seat of Combermere Abbey in Cheshire.[3][4]


  1. Combermere Restoration
  2. "London, December 9". Newcastle Courant. 9 December 1749. Retrieved 11 December 2015 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
  3. "Church of St Michael", The National Heritage List for England, English Heritage, retrieved 18 March 2013
  4. Boswell, James (1831), The Life of Samuel Johnson (Volume 3), J. Murray
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Bt.
Member of Parliament for Denbighshire
Succeeded by
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Bt.
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Robert Cotton
(of Combermere )
Succeeded by
Robert Salusbury Cotton

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