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Anne Parsons, Daughter of Alderman Humphrey Parsons, Brewer and Lord Mayor of London

Photo credit: The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

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Anne Parsons, the daughter of Alderman Humphrey Parsons, brewer and sometime Lord Mayor of London, married John Hynde Cotton, 4th Bt in 1754. They maintained a financial interest in the brewhouse in St Catherine’s, London, and inherited some of the Parsons silver. It was the fourth baronet who employed Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to remodel the landscape of the Madinley Hall grounds in 1756.

Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge





oil on canvas


H 124 x W 101 cm

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donated through the legacy of Charles Hugh Antrobus, a descendant of the Cotton family

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Inscription description

Ann 2nd Daur to ye Rt Honble Humphry Parsons Esqr twice Ld Mayor of London Wife to Sr Jno Hynde Cotton Bt 1753


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Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ England

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