Sir Oliver Cromwell, Kt.

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About Sir Oliver Cromwell, Kt.

Oldest son of Sir Henry Williams alias Cromwell.

Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchinbrook

Oliver Cromwell's Uncle


Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchingbrooke (1563 - 1655)

Lived in Godmanchester until his father’s death.

1582 Attended Lincolns Inn

Married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor 1579-1587.She died 17th July 1600, buried All Saints Church, Huntingdon, as Mrs Oliver Cromwell of Godmanchester. He then married Anna, daughter of Giles Hooftman, and widow of Sir Haratio Pallovicini of Babraham, an Italian. 1626 on 26th April, buried All Saints Church, Huntingdon

Oliver’s uncle inherited not only his father’s debts, but also his extravagant nature; this led to the sale of Hinchingbrooke House in 1627 to Sir Sidney Montague, when he moved to live in Ramsey. Being a Royalist his fortunes suffered during the Civil War.

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 Elizabeth 1598. He was uncle and god-father to famed Oliver, Lord Protector. Oliver was most popular and beloved. He received vast wealth from his uncle Richard Warren, but dissipated the money and sold his estates to pay his debts. Oliver was a knight of the Bath. The King stayed many times at his home in 1603, 05, 16, 17 and possibly many others on his way north to hunt. Oliver 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 Worcester. These Cromwell transported to New England to be sold as slaves. He had defeated the Royalists in England and beheaded the King in 1649. Then he proceeded to the conquest of Ireland.

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

Sir Oliver Cromwell, uncle of

the Protector. At the coronation of

King James he was created Knight of

the Bath, and was a member of the

Council for Virginia in 1607. In the

civil war he espoused the cause of

the king, and fought against his great

nephew, though then upwards of

eighty years of age. While sitting

alone in his chamber before a fire, he

fell forward, it was thought, in a

swoon, and was so badly burned that

he died Aug. 28, 1655, in the ninety-third

year of his age.

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Sir Oliver Cromwell, Kt.'s Timeline

Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 24
Hinchinbrooke, , , England
Age 24
Godman, Huntingdonshire (Present Cambridgeshire), England, (Present UK)
Age 25
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
Age 26
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
May 24, 1589
Age 27
Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 29
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 30
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 31
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 32
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)