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Cotton, Bartholomewlocked

(d. 1321/2)
  • Antonia Gransden


Cotton, Bartholomew (d. 1321/2), chronicler and Benedictine monk, was probably a native of Cotton, near Stowmarket, Suffolk. He became a monk of Norwich some time before 1282–3, when he first occurs in the priory records. He is recorded as master of the cellar in 1282–4, and in connection with some priory business in 1288/9. The latest entry, in 1321/2, establishes the date of his death; it records payment by the chamberlain to the bearer of the brief giving notice of that event....

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores [in folio]
T. Tanner, , ed. D. Wilkins (1748); repr. (1963)