Cotton, Robert Salusbury, Sir, 3rd Baronet (1695 -1748)
Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 3rd Baronet, of Combermere, was the eldest surviving son of Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Baronet, and Philadelphia, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Lynch, of Esher in Surrey, and Governor of Jamaica. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was admitted 8 July 1714, succeeded his father in 1715, was Member of Parliament for Cheshire from 1727 to 1734, and for Lostwithiel from 1741 1747. Sir Robert married Elisabeth Tollemache, 2nd daughter of the 3rd Earl of Dysart, but died without issue in 1748, when the baronetcy passed to his brother, Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, 4th Baronet. H. J. B. Clements examined over seventy books with these stamps, and only one was printed after 1747, therefore, allowing for occasional use by his heirs, the 3rd Baronet seems most likely to have had them cut. The crests, though separate tools, are generally used with the arms.