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Sir Richard 
Cromwell
  formerly Williams
1495 - 1544


Sir Richard 
Cromwell
  formerly Williams, He assumed the name of Cromwell at the desire of Kg. Henry VIII. He purchased to great advantage the lands of several dissolved monasteries, including those of the nunnery at Hinchinbrooke. He served the offoce of Sheriff for the cos. of Cambs. and Hunts 1541, and was elected MP for the latter shire 1542. He was appointed a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII and Constable of Berkely Castle. By 1536 Richard was appointed sheriff of Cambrideshire. In 1537 Richard was knighted, and the next year he was granted the former Benedictine nunnery of Hinchingbrook, his first piece of the vast Abbey of Ramsey after the monastic dissolution. in 1541 Richard was again sheriff of Cambridgeshire. In 1542 he represented the county in Parliament. In 1543 he became a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, and campaigned in France with Henry VIII in 1544.

Born: 1495Baptised:
Died: 1544Buried:
Family:
Cromwell

Ancestors
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1.
Sir Richard 
Cromwell
  formerly Williams
(
Murfyn
) 1495 - 1544
2.
Morgan 
Williams
(
Cromwell
) + post 1494
 
 
3.
Katherine 
Cromwell
(
Williams
) * c. 1477
6.
Walter 
Cromwell
c. 1453 - 1516
 

Siblings



Spouses



1. 1518
Frances 
Murfyn
(
Cromwell
)

Descendants
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a.
Frances 
Murfyn
(
Cromwell
)
1.
Sir Henry 
Cromwell
(
Warren
,
Weeks
) 1537 - 1604
1a.
Joan 
Warren
(
Cromwell
) + 1563
1.1.
Dorothy 
Cromwell
(
Fleming
)
1.2.
Henry 
Cromwell
(
Wynde
,
?
) ...
1.3.
Ralph 
Cromwell
1.4.
Frances 
Cromwell
(
Whalley
)
1.5.
Mary 
Cromwell
(
Dunch
) ...
1.6.
Joan 
Cromwell
(
Barrington
) c. 1558 - c. 1641 ...
1.7.
Sir Oliver 
Cromwell
(
Bromley
,
Hooftman
) 1563 - 1655 ...
1.8.
Elizabeth 
Cromwell
(
Hampden
) + 1597 ...
1.9.
Robert 
Cromwell
(
Steward
) + 1617 ...
1.10.
Richard 
Cromwell
+ 1628
1.11.
Sir Philip 
Cromwell
(
Townsend
) + 1630
2.
Francis 
Cromwell
(
Mannock
) post 1537 - 1598
2a.
2.1.
Henry 
Cromwell
Sources

Timeline


1495Born
1518Married
Frances 
Murfyn
(
Cromwell
)
1544Died
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