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Digby Cotes

Birthdate: (61)
Death: January 9, 1744 (61)
Coleshill, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Warwickshire, Englabnd
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Cotes and Lettice Cotes
Husband of Elizabeth Cotes and Sarah Cotes
Father of Edward Cotes; Robert Cotes; William Cotes; Catherine Elsmere; Lettice/Laetitia Cotes and 2 others
Brother of John Cotes and Charles Cotes

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About Digby Cotes

Digby Cotes was a Fellow of All souls Oxford and Principal of Magdelen Hall, Oxford from 1716-1745. He was the Rector of Hempstaed, Gloucester, and the Vicar of Coleshill and a Canon of Lichfield Cathedral.

Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 for Digby Cotes

Cotes, Digby, s. Charles, of Coleshill, co. Warwick, gent. MAGDALEN HALL, matric. 31 May 1698, aged 14; fellow ALL SOULS' COLL. & B.A. 1707, M.A. 1711, public orator 1712-46; principal MAGDALEN HALL 1716-45, recor of Hempstead, co. Gloucester, 1715, vicar of Coleshill. co. Warwick, 1716, canon of Lichfield 1734, until his death 11 Jan., 1745, brother of Charles last named and of John 1698. See Foster's Index Ecclesiasticus; Hearne, iii. 350; & Sawlinson, i 110.

Marble monument on the Chancel of the church in Colehill in memory of Digby Cotes -

The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten page 687.

To the memory of

Digby Cotes, M A Vicart of this church, principal of

Magdalen Hall, and Public Orator, in the University of Oxford:

He was the 2nd Son of Charles Cotes of Cotes and Woodcote

And of Lettice Daughter of Kildare Lord Digby:

He lived, respected and berloved

For his Learning, Ingenuity, and many Virtues;

Ever chearfull, benevolent, and resigned,

With the piety of a true Christian,

He died January the 9th 1744 aged 63, much lamented by all who know him,

His first Wife was Elizabeth Bannister, by whom he had 12 Children;

She was called to a better Life, June 9th aged 36.

Their Sons Charles and John died abroad,

william and James in their Infancy.

Also to the Memory of

Sarah Adams, second Wife to the above Digby Cotes;

Who departing this Life April 3rd 1767 aged 70,

Inconsolable for the Loss she had sustained,

Ordered this Monument to be erected:

Sarah their Daughter died an infant and is buried here.

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Digby Cotes's Timeline

Age 41
Warwickshire, England
Age 43
Warwickshire, England
Age 45
Warwickshire, England
Age 47
Warwickshire, England
Age 50
April 30, 1735
Age 52
Warwickshire, England
January 9, 1744
Age 61
Warwickshire, England