Cromwell, Sir Oliver 1 2 3a

Birth Name Cromwell, Sir Oliver
Gender male
Age at Death 92 years, 7 months, 27 days


[Sharen Neal]

b. 1562, Hinchinbrooke, Englandd. 8/28/1658, Ramsey, England wife may have been Elizabeth Bouchier. Uncle Of "lord protector" Oliver Cromwell

Oliver CROMWELL (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1550 / 1562, Hunchenbrook, England

Died: 28 Aug 1655, England

Buried: Romsey, England

Notes: He was sheriff for county Hants. and Cambridge. Oliver was knighted by Queen Elizabet h 1598. He was uncle and god-father to famed Oliver, Lord Protector .Oliver was most popula r and beloved. He received vast wealth from his uncle Richard Warren , but dissipated the mon ey and sold his estates to pay his debts. Oliver was a knight of the Bath. The King stayed ma ny times at his home in 1603, 05, 16, 17 and possibly many others on his way north to hunt. O liver was created Knight of the Bath. He was a member of the House of Commons, Queen Anne ' s attorney in 1604. Oliver sold Hunchenbrook. He was a subscriber toward Virginia.

He captured between three and four hundred Scottish prisoners, at the battles of Dunbar and W orcester. These Cromwell transported to New England to be sold as slaves. He had defeated th e Royalists in England and beheaded the King in 1649. Then he proceeded to the conquest of Ir eland.

Did he have a son Thomas , who was related to Giles , perhaps a brother? Debug. Giles objecte d to the will of Thomas .Rev. John Wheelwright graduated with Oliver and intimate friend retu rned to England when Oliver (another) was Protector on behalf of colonists then run to Gasbur y where he died

Father: Henry (Williams) CROMWELL (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan WARREN

Married 1: Elizabeth Bromley (dau. of Thomas Bromley and Elizabeth Fortescue )


2. Thomas CROMWELL
3. John CROMWELL of Upwood
4. William CROMWELL
5. Elizabeth CROMWELL
6. Catherine CROMWELL
9. Oliver CROMWELL

Married 2: Anne HOOFTMAN (1565 - d. 28 Apr 1624 in Hunchenbrook, England) (dau. of Egidius H ooftman - widow of Sir Horatio Palavicini, Knight , a noble genoese of Baberham ) 07 Jul 1601

10. Giles CROMWELL
11. Anna CROMWELL (b. 1603 - d. 13 Apr 1663, Great Stoughton)

Sir Henry Cromwell's eldest two sons - Oliver and Robert (father of the great Oliver Cromwell ) both matriculated at Queens' early in 1579 (a year before their cousin Henry). A third son , yet another Henry, went to St John's College, Oxford, where he became a Fellow. He served a s MP for Huntingdonshire and was one of the gentlemen adventurers who financed the colonisati on and planting of Virginia. The next brother, Richard, was also an MP during the reign of El izabeth I. The fifth brother, Philip Cromwell, followed Henry to St John's, Oxford, and was k nighted by James I. The fate of his sons, all first cousins of the Protector, illustrates th e terrible divisions in families caused by the Civil War. The eldest surviving son, Philip Cr omwell, was a Major in the Parliamentary Army. He died of wounds sustained in the storming o f Bristol. The next son, Thomas, was a Colonel in the opposing Royalist Army. The third son , Oliver, was an MP and also a Colonel in the Parliamentary Army. Sir Philip's youngest son R ichard wisely kept out of the military and at the Restoration rapidly changed his name back t o Williams.

Sir Oliver Cromwell, the famous Oliver's uncle, was also his godfather. He was a long-servin g MP for Huntingdonshire in the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I over at least 3 6 years and inevitably Sheriff of Hunts and Cambs. He is best remembered for his extraordinar ily lavish entertainment of James I at Hinchinbrook House on the King's progress south from S cotland on his accession to the English throne in 1603. He was rewarded with a gold cup, som e choice horses, hounds and hawks and a Knighthood of the Bath. It was to Hinchinbrook that t he representatives of Cambridge University came to pay their respects to the new King. Jame s I returned to stay with Sir Oliver on at least three more occasions, as probably did Charle s I. Sir Oliver was briefly Attorney to Queen Anne of Denmark, a Commissioner for draining th e Fens and also subscribed to the Virginia venture. However, his extravagance was his undoing . In 1627 he was forced to sell Hinchinbrook House to Sir Sidney Montagu. He withdrew from pu blic service, sold most of the rest of his estates and retired to Ramsey. At the outbreak o f the Civil War he supported the Royalist cause with all the resources at his disposal. He ra ised men, gave money, obliged his sons to take up arms and incurred the ire of Parliament. Th ey sent his nephew, Oliver, with a troop of horse to remonstrate. Oliver disarmed the old kni ght, seized his plate, but also asked for his godfatherly blessing. Nevertheless, old Sir Oli ver persisted in his support of the Royalists, even as their cause waned. This time, the youn ger Oliver threatened to burn down Ramsey. He parleyed with his uncle on the town bridge an d extracted a fine of ?1,000 and 40 saddle horses. Sir Oliver was unrepentant, supporting th e Royalist cause to the end. Parliament voted to sequester all his estates, but, through th e intervention of his nephew, by now Lieutenant-General of Ireland, the order was reversed. T he old man made no attempt to court favour with the Protector and insisted that the flags tak en by his sons from Parliamentary forces remain hanging in Ramsey church. He died oppressed w ith his debts in August 1655 aged 92. He was remembered for his prodigious hospitality, his l oyalty to the Crown, his upright dealings and his vivacity, but also for dissipating his prop erty and impoverishing his family.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1563 Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England   4
Death 1655-08-28 Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, England   4

Age: 92y

Burial 1658-11-23     5
Occupation     Sir Knight  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Cromwell, Sir Henry Williams15381604-01-06
Mother Warren, Joan15401584-10-12
    Sister     Cromwell, Joan 1552 1641
    Brother     Cromwell, Thomas Williams 1559 1640-10-09
    Brother     Cromwell, Robert 1560 1617-06-24
         Cromwell, Sir Oliver 1563 1655-08-28
    Brother     CROMWELL, Henry 1567
    Brother     Williams, Richard Alias Cromwell 1569
    Brother     Cromwell, Philip 1571
    Brother     Cromwell, Ralph 1573 1651
    Sister     Cromwell, Elizabeth 1574 1664-02-00
    Sister     Cromwell, Frances 1579
    Sister     Cromwell, Mary 1580
    Sister     Cromwell, Dorothy 1583

Source References

  1. Kenneth Williams
  2. Rep. Glen Maxey
  3. John D. Newport: Ancestry of John D Newport
      • Source text:

        # ID: I20957
        # Name: Godfrey Foljambe II Sir of Hassop Darley
        # Sex: M
        # Birth: ABT 1343 in Hassop, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England 1 2
        # Ancestral File #: 8MLX-VR
        # Death: 29 MAY 1376 in Darley, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England 1 3 4
        # Name: Godfrey II Foljambe 5
        # Name: Godfrey Foljambe Sir of Hassop Darley 6 1 3
        # Birth: 1338 in Hassop, Derbyshire, England 7
        # Death: 1376 7
        # Note:

        [Jim Weber]

        Mardi Carter, in her posting to soc.genealogy.medieval, indicates that Godfrey was b. 1317. I have two different men (father & son) named Godfrey, with the father b. in 1317. She also had Margaret de Villiers b. 1351/2, which is impossible if their daughter Margaret had a child b. in 1379.







        Father: Godfrey Foljambe Sir of Hassop & Bakewell b: ABT 1316 in Tideswell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
        Mother: Avena de Ireland b: ABT 1317 in Hartshorne, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, England

        Marriage 1 Margaret de Villiers b: 1342 in Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire, England

        * Married: ABT 1360 in Hassop, Derbyshire, England 7
        * Married: BEF 1367 2 1
        * Note:

        [Kirk Larson.ged]

        CHAN7 Dec 2001


        1. Has Children Margaret Foljambe b: 1360 in Hassop, Derbyshire, England
        2. Has Children Godfrey III Foljambe b: ABT 1367 in Hassop, Derbyshire, England
        3. Has No Children Alice Foljambe b: 1368 in Hassop, Derbyshire, England



        1. Title: Jim Weber
        Publication: Location:;
        Text: Date of Import: Dec 28, 2008
        2. Title: Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire, vol 1, by Joseph Foster, London 1874, at
        Page: Families: Foljambe
        Text: aged 32 at death
        3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Source Medium: Electronic

        Page: Mardi Carter, 18 July 2001
        4. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Source Medium: Electronic

        Page: Rosie Bevan, 24 Nov 2002
        Text: abt 1375
        5. Author: Larson, Kirk
        Title: Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson
        Publication: Name: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Descendants; Date: 1981-2001;
        Name: Kirk Larson Private Library
        Text: Date of Import: Aug 28, 2007
        6. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Source Medium: Electronic

        Page: Rosie Bevan, 24 Nov 2002
        7. Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
        Title: Pedigree Resource File
        Publication: Name: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.; Location: Salt Lake City, UT; Date: 2001;
        Name: Family History Library, SLCUSA.
        Source Quality: Source Medium: Family Archive CD

        LDS: Pedigree Resource File CD-Rom
        Alternate Title: Family History Resource File

        Page: Compact Disk #20 ID# 567655



      • Citation:


  4. Brent Ruesch
  5. Kenneth Williams