About Allen Cotton
Sir Allan Cotton (died 25 December 1628) was an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of London in 1625.
Cotton was a city of London merchant and a member of the Worshipful Company of Drapers. On 9 July 1616 he was elected an alderman of the City of London for Dowgate ward. He was Sheriff of London and Master of the Drapers Company for 1616 to 1617. In 1625 he became alderman for Candlewick ward and was elected Lord Mayor of London. He was knighted on 4 June 1626. In 1627 he became president of St Bartholomew's Hospital.