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Sir Richard Cromwell

Sir Richard Cromwell

Male 1495 - 1544  (49 years)

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  • Name Richard Cromwell 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 1495  Lanishen, Glamorganshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    aka Richard Williams 
    Died 20 Oct 1544  Hinchingbrooke Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gt. St. Helen's Church, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1203  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2015 

    Father Morgan Williams,   b. Abt 1469,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Katherine Cromwell,   b. Abt 1479, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Frances Murfyn,   b. Abt 1499,   d. 1533  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1518  [1
     1. Sir Henry Cromwell,   b. Abt 1538,   d. 1603  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir Richard Williams, later Cromwell, of Hinchinbrook, Sheriff of Huntingdonshire & Cambridgeshire (b c1496, d 1545/6) Sir Richard assumed the name Cromwell in honour of his cousin the Earl of Essex. According to BE1883 (supported by TCP), upon the dissolution of the monasteries "he obtained all the lands, in Huntingdonshire, belonging to any religious house in that county".

      Sir Richard Williams, alias Cromwell, married in 1518, Frances Murfyn, daughter of Sir Thomas Murfyn, Lord Mayor of London in 1518. He died at Stepney in 1547, and was buried in Gt. St. Helen's Church, London. He left son Sir Henry 7 Cromwell, alias Williams.

      Sir Richard Williams Cromwell 1495 -- 1546 Born 1495, Llanishen, Wales. Lived in England. Married Francis Murfyn 1515, Hinchinbrooke, England. Used his mother's family name, with his father's family name as his middle name. Died 1546, Stepney, England. All from [ColFam, Young]. Knighted by Henry VIII in 1538 and became his favorite knight. Survived the fall of his uncle Thomas in 1540 (who was beheaded by Henry). Henry appointed him High Sheriff of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire in 1541. Sat for Parliament in 1542. Left a considerable estate at his passing. All from [TimC].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3516] IGI i1203.