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  • ID: I11416
  • Title: Sir 1 2
  • Name: Richard WILLIAMS (ALIAS CROMWELL) of Hinchingbroke, co. Huntingdon 1 2
  • Title: Sir
  • Note:
    Sir Richard adopted the surname of his uncle and patron Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and took up residence at Hinchingbrooke, co. Huntingdon.
    "The Cromwell fortune and name derived from Cromwell's great-grandfather, Morgan Williams, a Welshman from Glamorgan who had settled in Putney as an innkeeper and brewer and who had had the good fortune to marry the elder sister of Henry VIII's great minister Thomas Cromwell before the latter's rise to greatness. Williams and his son Richard were beneficiaries of this relationship and received enough confiscated church lands to become one of the most prominent families in Huntingdonshire. In slightly defiant gratitude (Thomas Cromwell having been beheaded in 1540) Richard changed his family name to Cromwell." - John Morrill, D.N.B.
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  • Name: Richard CROMWELL
  • Note:
    Sir Richard adopted the surname of his uncle and patron Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and took up residence at Hinchingbrooke, co. Huntingdon.
    "The Cromwell fortune and name derived from Cromwell's great-grandfather, Morgan Williams, a Welshman from Glamorgan who had settled in Putney as an innkeeper and brewer and who had had the good fortune to marry the elder sister of Henry VIII's great minister Thomas Cromwell before the latter's rise to greatness. Williams and his son Richard were beneficiaries of this relationship and received enough confiscated church lands to become one of the most prominent families in Huntingdonshire. In slightly defiant gratitude (Thomas Cromwell having been beheaded in 1540) Richard changed his family name to Cromwell." - John Morrill, D.N.B.
    1 3 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 06 NOV 2016



    Father: Morgan WILLIAMS
    Mother: Katherine CROMWELL

    Marriage 1 Frances MYRFFYN
    • Married: 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Francis CROMWELL of Hemingford, co. Huntingdon
    2. Has Children Henry CROMWELL of Hinchingbrooke, co. Huntingdon b: 1536

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Cromwell, Vol.3 p.555 note b)
    2. Title: Visitation
      Abbrev: Visitation
      Page: Visitation of Huntingdonshire, 1613
      Harleian Society 1849
    3. Title: Dictionary of National Biography
      Abbrev: DNB
      Publication: Oxford University Press
      Page: Oliver Cromwell article.
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