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The younger son of Cottar


Cottar had two sons, and the elder, Cotman, was the ancestor and founding member of the Cotton family. Cottar's younger son was known simply as Carl, but if this son left any descendants, they are now forgotten. His name did live on in the Cotton family, though: three generations later, Farmer Tom Cotton named his youngest son 'Carl', presumably in honour of this earlier member of their clan.

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