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Richard Williams says in his tabular refutation:
“There is no evidence presented otherwise that suggests that the two Corts were related or even knew each other.”

Other sources indicate that Cort was part of wider family with Lancaster connections.
Details of Henry Cort’s early life seem obscure but a legacy of £100 was left to Henry Cort in the will of Jane Cort, who lived in Lancaster.

Will of Jane Cort, Spinster of Lancaster , Lancashire
PROB 11/1317/3
Henry Cort – the great finer, page 16

Lancaster was the home port of the Abby.

However there is no suggestion in the paper that information about John Reeder was passed on via Lancaster.