Name: Joan LAKE 1 2
Change Date: 23 JUL 2015
Death: 08 FEB 1573 in Hinchingbrook, Huntingdonshire
Note: Joan died at the house of her son-in-law, Sir Henry Cromwell.
Father: John TRELAKE (ALIAS DAVY) a Cornish merchant
Ralph WARREN Lord Mayor of London (1536 & 1544) b: ABT 1483
The first marriage for Joan.
Mark Noble, on p. 23 of the "Memoirs of the Protectorate-house of Cromwell," states that Joan married first Sir Ralph Warren, and was called upon her monument "daughter and co-heiress of John Lake, of London, gent,"; but most of the Cromwell family pedigrees, and the visitation of Huntingdonshire in 1613, say she was daughter and co-heiress of John Trelake, alias Davy, of Cornwall, gent. She survived Sir Ralph, and re-married Sir Thomas White, knt. and died at her son-in-law Sir Henry Cromwell's seat, at Hinchinbrook, 8 October, and was buried 4 November 1573, in the church of St. Swyth, leaving by her first husband one son, named Richard and a daughter, lady Joan, the wife of Sir Henry Cromwell, (Richard the son settled at Claybury, in Essex) and the daughter Joan was the grandmother of Oliver Cromwell. Noble on p. 24 states that all of this is mentioned in the inscription upon her monument in the church of St. Swyth, which read thus:
"The lady Joan White, one of the daughters and heirs of John Lake, of London, gent, died October 8th, buried in this parish church, November 4th, 1573. She deceased at the house of Sir Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, knt. her son-in-law. called Hinchinbroke, in the county of Huntingdon. The lady Joan was first married to Sir Ralph Warren, knight, alderman, and twice lord mayor of London. By whom he had issue Richard Warren, esq. son and heir, and Joan, lady Cromwell, her daughter. She was afterwards married to Sir Thomas White, knight, alderman, and sometime lord mayor of London, founder of the college of St. John Baptist, Oxon; by whom she had no issue."
He continues: "the said Sir Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, had issue by the lady Joan, his wife, Oliver Cromwell, esq. his son and heir, with other sons." Visit. of Hunt, in 1613; and of Kent in 1609. Stow's and Strype's Survey of London; Grafton's chronicle; pedigree in the possession of the miss Cromwells; lives of Oliver lord prot. &c.
- Joan WARREN
- Richard WARREN of Claybury, Essex
Thomas WHYTE Lord Mayor of London (1553) b: ABT 1495
25 NOV 1558
- Note: On 25 November 1558 he married Joan, widow of Sir Ralph Warren , Kt, who had twice been Lord Mayor of London (1536 and 1544), and whose two children White remembered in his will. This was the second marriage for both. 3 1 2
- Title: Visitation
Page: The Visitation of London 1568
Taken by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms
Harleian Society London 1869
- Title: Book
Page: Memoirs of the Protectorate-house of Cromwell: Deduced from an Early Period, and Continued Down to the Present Time
3rd Edition (1787) Volume 1 pp.23-24
The Revd. Mark Noble
Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London.
- Title: Dictionary of National Biography
Publication: Oxford University Press
Page: White, Sir Thomas
- Title: Website