Cotton, Stapleton, Sir, 1773-1865, 1st Viscount Combermere, army officer

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1790 second lieutenant, 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers; 1791 first lieutenant; 1793 joined 6th carabiniers; 1793-1794 served in the French Revolutionary Wars; 1794 major in the 59th foot, then lieutenant-colonel of the 25th light dragoons (Gwyn's hussars); 1799 served in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War; ? 1800 joined the 16th light dragoons; 1800 colonel; 1805 major-general; 1806-1814 MP for Newark; 1808-1809 and 1810-1812 served in the Peninsular War; 1810 commander of the 1st division, then of the whole of the allied cavalry; 1812 knighthood, lieutenant-general; 1813-1818 colonel of the 20th light dragoons; 1814 baronetcy; 1815-1816 commander of the allied cavalry in Belgium, later France; 1815 GCB; 1817-1820 governor of Barbados and commander-in-chief in the Leeward Islands; 1821-1829 colonel of the 3rd light dragoons; 1821-1852 governor of Sheerness; 1822-1825 commander-in-chief in Ireland; 1825 general; 1825–1830 commander-in-chief in India; 1827 viscount; 1829 colonel of the 1st Life Guards; 1852–1865 Constable of the Tower of London; 1855 field marshal.

Epithet: army officer

Title: 1st Viscount Combermere

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creatorOf Stapleton Cotton papers., 1828 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI (ff. 326). 11 Feb.-June, 1827.Corn: Letters and papers rel. to the Corn Bill: 1827.George IV of England: Correspondence and papers of W. Huskisson: 1820-1830.includes:ff. 1-6, 84-89, 149, 272, 289, 303 Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Gode... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXXVI (ff. 290). 22 Jan.1822-1827.includes:f. 5 Major William Ponsonby, of the county Kerry Militia: Letter to the Duke of Wellington: 1822. f. 41 Field-Marshal Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan: Letter to H. Hobhouse: 1823. ff. 53,... British Library
referencedIn PEEL PAPERS. Vol. CXLIV (ff. 326). -Correspondence of Sir R. Peel with [Richard Wellesley, Marquis] Wellesley, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; 1822-1828. See also the Wellesley Papers, 37298-37305. Folio.Richard Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley: Corresp..., 1822-1828 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCL (ff. 433). 10 June -6 July 1843.includes:ff. 1, 2 General Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, Baron and (1827) 1st Viscount Combermere formerly Cotton; Field Marshal 1855: Correspondence with Sir, R. Peel: 1841-1845. ff. 4, 6 Edward William Wynne-... British Library
referencedIn R.U.S.I. MAPS. Vol. LXI (1-15). Agra -Hameerpore. 1. 'A sketch of ground in the vicinity of the fort and Taj at Agra', by A. M. Stewart; circa 1857. Scale given on map as 1:6000, with scale bars of 400 paces and 500 yards (= 3 inches), but scale sta..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Papers of 1st Earl Amherst, Governor-General of Bengal 1823-28, 1789-1835 British Library
creatorOf Stapleton Cotton papers., 1826 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVII (ff. 690). A-G.includes:f. 3 Reverend William Agar Adamson, of Clonlea, county Clare: Letter to the Bp. of Killaloe: 1832. ff. 5, 37 Reverend William Agar Adamson, of Clonlea, county Clare: Correspondence with Lord Goderich: 1832. ff. 7, ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I., 22 May, 1801-31 Mar. 1812.Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington: Correspondence with Sir R. Hill: 1808-1840.George III of England: Correspondence of Lord Hill, chiefly duriug the Peninsular War: 1801-1820.includes:ff. 1,458, 546, 555-559,... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXLIX (ff. 265). 1823.Ireland: Correspondence, etc., of Sir R. Peel rel. to: 1812-1848.includes:f. 23 John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Lord Chancellor: Legal opinions: 1822, 1823. ff. 25-28 County of Dublin: Informations conc. a riot at the Theatr..., 1823 British Library
referencedIn Francis Henry Dawkins papers., 1825-1829 British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LITERARY AND HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS INCLUDING SOME VERSES; 17th -19th cent. Included among the writers are Bernard Barton, Garibaldi, Edward Bulwer Lytton, William Cobbett, Richard Cumberland, R. L. Edgworth, George IV, Laetitia Landon,..., 17th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. I. 1860.includes:f. 1 Reverend Jacob Abbott: Letter to Griffin and Co.: 1860. f. 3 Reverend John S-C-Abbott: Letter to Griffin and Co.: 1860. f. 5 Jean Victor Adam, Painter: Letter to Griffin and Co.: 1860. f. 6 William Harrison Ainsworth, a..., 1860 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II., 1 Apr. 1812-10 Aug. 1842.Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington: Correspondence with Sir R. Hill: 1808-1840.George III of England: Correspondence of Lord Hill, chiefly duriug the Peninsular War: 1801-1820.includes:f. 3 Arthur Wellesley, 1... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXC (ff. 303). 9 Nov.-5 Dec. 1824.includes:ff. 1, 3, 51 Colonel Sir Edward Baker Baker, 1st Baronet formerly Littlehales; Under-Secretary, Military département, Ireland: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1813-1824. f. 5 John Smith-Barry, of Foaty... British Library
creatorOf Cotton, Stapleton, 1773-1865. Letter to Hugh Owen. [s.l.]. 1812 Jul. 12. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf PAGET PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. II (ff. 232). Family correspondence. 1. ff. 1-61. Letters from Lord Alfred's father, Lord Anglesey (ff. 1-5), followed by correspondence of Lord Anglesey with the Duke of Wellington, Lord Combermere, Lord Raglan, Lord ..., 1844-1901 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XXXVII (ff. 239). Oct. 1813-1817.includes:ff. 3, 52 Lieutenant-General Terence O'Loghlin: Letters to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1813-1814. f. 11 Major-General Sir Denis Pack, KCB: Letter to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1813. ff. 16-218b passim Field-Marshal Sir Sta... British Library
creatorOf Vol. XLIV (ff. 248). Aug. 1844-June 1845.includes:ff. 1-3v, 18 Captain Bulstrode Bygrave, Paymaster, Bengal Army: Correspondence, etc., with Capt. J.M. Napier: 1844: Signed and copies.f. 4 George John Browne, Earl of Altamont; 3rd Marquess of Sli... British Library
referencedIn Vol.CCXIII(ff.269). 20 Mar.-20 Apr. 1827.includes:ff. 1, 3, 9, 91, 116, 130, 167 Sir Robert John Wilmot-Horton, 3rd Baronet; formerly Wilmot: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1830. f.9 Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton: Correspondence with S... British Library
creatorOf Vol. XXXVI (ff. 175+6*). 1811-Sept. 1813.includes:f. 1 Sir Charles Miles Lambert Monck, 6th Baronet; formerly Middleton: Letter to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1811. ff. 5-5b Ordnance: Memorandum rel. to improvements in fire power of 13 inch mortar: 1811. ff. 6... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXIV (ff. 437). 4-15 Nov. 1841.includes:f. 1 Sir Frederick James Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne; Baron Beauvale: Letter to Lord Canning: 1841.: Copy. f. 3 Count Moritz Joseph Johann von Dietrichstein,; Prefect of the Imperial Public Library, Vie... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXVII (ff. 496). 1-15 Jan. 1845.includes:ff. 1, 2 Sarah Austin, translator: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1845. f. 3 William Bradley, Perpetual Curate of Baddesley Ensor: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1845. f. 7 William Challis, Town Clerk of B... British Library
creatorOf SYDNEY SMIRKE: 286 letters from architects, artists and public figures, mostly to Sydney Smirke (b.1798, d.1877), architect of the British Museum Reading Room; 1793-1872. See also Add. 59847, 60756. Owned by F. R. Jemmett (see inside front cover). Pu..., 1793-1872 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XXXIX (ff. 144). 1835-1842, n.d.includes:ff. 1, 39 General Sir George De Lacy Evans, GCB: Letters to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1835, 1837. f. 3 John Fitzgibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare: Letters to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1828, 1835. ff. 5, 16, 28, 115, 123, 127-132..., 1835-1842 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCVII (ff. 324). May-Dec. 1830.includes:f. 1 Richard Lavington: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1830. ff. 3, 10 General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1830. ff. 5, 8 Thomas Peregrine Courtenay, statesman and author... British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH LETTERS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY CELEBRITIES, etc., viz.:-(a) Letters of eminent soldiers addressed to Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, 7th Bart.; 1826-1847, n.d. ff. 1-12;-(b) Ticket of admission to the coronation of George III in Westmins..., 1826-1847 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANE0US AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, signatures, etc.; 1830-1878, n.d. The letters are taken mainly from correspondence of Thomas Sansom (d. 1872), of the Custom House, Liverpool (and later of Newcastle), Fellow of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh and ..., 1830-1878 British Library
creatorOf TORRENS PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 216). General correspondence; April 1824-1828, n.d.Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, KCB: Army; England: Correspondence of Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Torrens: 1821-1828, n.d.: Partly Fr: Partly drafts, copies and printed.includes... British Library
creatorOf Vol. XVIII (ff. 252). Feb.-Apr. 1809, 1833.John Francis Cradock, 1st Baron Howden; afterwards Caradoc: Letters, etc., to Sir J. W. Gordon: 1806-1833.includes:ff. 3, 81, 129, 165-168b, 199 John Hookham Frere, diplomatist: Correspondence with Sir J. ..., 1809-1833 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV. (ff. 522). 1828-1831.includes:ff. 1, 442 Thomas Thomson: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1820-1832. f. 3 Edward Wedlake Brayley: Letters to Rev.P. Bliss: 1818-1828. f. 5 Reverend Alexander Akehurst: Letters to Rev. P. Bliss: 1809-1828. ff. 7, 1..., 1828-1831 British Library
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Birth 1773

Death 1865

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