John Hynde Cotton, 4th Bt

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In 1754 John Hynde Cotton married Anne Parsons, the daughter of Alderman Humphrey Parsons, brewer and sometime Lord Mayor of London. They maintained a financial interest in the brewhouse in St Catherine’s, London, and inherited some of the Parsons silver. He employed Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to remodel the landscape of Madingley Hall park in 1756.

Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge



John Hynde Cotton, 4th Bt




oil on canvas


H 123 x W 99 cm

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

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Sr Jno Hynde Cotton, Bart, 1753


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Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ England

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