Charles Lodowick Cotterell

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Sir Charles Lodowick Cotterell (1654–1710), was an English courtier.[1][lower-alpha 1]


Cotterell, the eldest son of Sir Charles Cotterell, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of LL.D.; was incorporated D.C.L. of Oxford on 4 June 1708.[2]

Cotterell succeeded to his father's position as Master of the Ceremonies in 1686. He was knighted on 18 February 1687. He was commissioner of the privy seal in April 1697; obtained the reversion of his mastership of the ceremonies for his son on 31 January 1699. He was robbed on Hounslow Heath on his way to Windsor on 4 June 1706, and died in July 1710.[3]


On the death of Prince George of Denmark in 1708, Cotterell published a "Whole Life" of that prince as a chapbook. A copy is in the Grenville Library at the British Museum.[3]


Cotterell married (1) Eliza, daughter of Nicholas Burwell of Gray's Inn, and (2) Elizabeth, daughter of Chaloner Chute.[3] His eldest son by his first marriage Clement Cotterell (died 1758) followed in his grandfather and fathers footsteps and became master of the ceremonies on his father's death.[3]


  1. Also spelt Sir Charles Lodowick Cottrell.[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Clayton 2009.
  2. Lee 1887, p. 291 cits Hearne, Coll. Oxf. Hist. Soc. ii. 112.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lee 1887, p. 291.



  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney (1887). [ "Cotterell, Charles" ] Check |ws link in chapter= value (help). In Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 12. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 290–291.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>