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Nicholas Cottrell, III

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Westerly, Washington County, RI, USA
Death: Died in Stonington, New London County, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Cottrell, II and Anna Cottrell
Husband of Dorothy Cottrell
Father of Ammie Smith; Dorothy Elizabeth Randall; Mary Randall; Eleanor Randall; Nicholas Cottrell and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Cottrell; Mary Larkin; Dorothy Cottrell and John Cottrell of Westerly

Occupation: Rhode Island Colonial records, page 351
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About Nicholas Cottrell, III

Nicholas Cottrell was a prominent citizen of Westerly and was Town Councilman for several years. He also served in the early Colonial Wars. His wife Dorthy was admitted to membership in the Stonington Church in July 24, 1709, and her first two children were baptized there a week later.

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In 1705 Nicholas married Dorthy Pendleton daughter of James Pendlleton b. England 1620 d. Westerly Nov 29 1709 and Hannah (Goodenow) Pendelton, d. Westerly Nov 29, 1709, (see Ancestors and Descendants of the Rev Henry Clarke and Catherine Pendleton by C.C. Van Deventar 1902). Nicholas Cottrell was a prominent citizen of Westerly and was Town Councilman for several years. He also served in the early Colonial Wars. His wife Dorthy was admitted to membership in the Stonington Church in July 24, 1709, and her first two children were baptized there a week later. Wheeler: 'History of Stonington [CT]'. Gladys Palmer Papers: 'COTTRELL' (Langworthy Lib., Hope Valley, RI). Ellen Rowland COTTRELL: 'Descendants of Nicholas COTTRELL'; Manuscript at Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI; 1904/10; updated 1952. PENDLETON genealogy (1911): pp 50-52.


Nicholas Cottrell married Dorothy Pendleton, daughter of Capt James and Hannah Goodenow Pendleton in March 1706 at Stonington. The following deposition identifies the marriage:

We the Deponants Being Nigh Neighbors to Capt. James Pendleton of s'd Westerly We the Depoants Well Knew him and his wife Hannah Pendleton & their Deputed Children, The first Joseph Pendleton by the s'd Hannah and the 2nd Was Edmond, the third Was Caleb the next is Ann, the next was Elenor, the next was Dorithy, We the deponants further Sayeth that the above Named Children was the Deputed Children of ye above s'd Capt. James Pendleton & his Wife Hannah as above s'd Which daughters above mentioned was married, Ann to Elezer Brown, Elinor Was Married to Wm. Walker , Dorithy to Nicholas Cottrill

From handwritten manuscript of "Descendants of Nicholas Cottrell of Newport and Westerly Rhode Island 1638" Outline compiled by Miss Ellen Rowland Cottrell of Old Mystic Conn. 1904-1910:

"Nicholas Cottrell (son of Nicholas (2), son of Nicholas (1)) born 1685. died 1727. married Dorothy Pendleton in March 1706 at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He was a prominent citizen of Westerly and was Town Councilman several years.

Children: Dorothy bapt July 31, 1709; mar Dec 22, 1726 at Westerly John Randall(3rd).

Children of Nicholas and Dorothy: Dorothy, Amey, Mary (#135600728), Eleanor (#135600372), Nicholas IV (#63022856) and Joseph.

Parents of Nicholas III: Nicholas Cottrell II and Ann Peabody Cottrell.

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Spouse:
 Dorothy Pendleton Cottrell (1686 - 1747)*

Children:
 Dorothy Cottrell Randall (1709 - 1741)*
 Amy Cottrell Smith (1709 - 1746)*
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Note: Buried in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island - cemetery unknown.

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Nicholas Cottrell, III's Timeline

1665
1665
Westerly, Washington County, RI, USA
1670
1670
Age 5
Deputy of the Colonial Assembly of Rhode Island
1707
1707
Age 42
Stonington, New London County, CT, USA
1709
July 31, 1709
Age 44
Stonington, New London, CT
1709
Age 44
Stonington, New London, CT
1711
August 19, 1711
Age 46
Stonington, New London, CT
1715
June 12, 1715
Age 50
Stonington, New London County, CT, USA
1717
1717
Age 52
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1726
August 7, 1726
Age 61
Stonington, New London, CT
1727
1727
Age 62
Stonington, New London County, CT, USA