Abigail Cromwell (Clere)

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Abigail Cromwell (Clere)

Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Death: Essex, Massachusetts, United States (Died in likely financial ruin, which set in by 1646 - still alive in 1650.)
Place of Burial: Plot unknown, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Clere, 1st and Last Baronet Clere of Ormesby and Muriel Clere (Mundeford)
Wife of Col. John Cromwell, alias Williams
Mother of John Cromwell (immigrant); Mary Morgan and Joan Cromwell

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About Abigail Cromwell (Clere)

Abigail Clere

  • Daughter of Sir Henry Clere, 1st and Last Baronet Clere of Ormesby and Muriel Clere (Mundeford)


Sir Henry, son of Sir Edward, was knighted at the Charter-House, London, May 11, 1603, and created a Baronet, February 27, 1620, and died August 21, 1622; by Muriel his wife, daughter of Sir Edmund Mundeford of Feltwell; he had Henry, a son, who was buried at Feltwell St. Mary's church, June 29, 1621, and a daughter Abigal, who was his sole heiress, and married John Cromwell of London, Esq.

William Bishop of Thetford had a grant in fee of the lands of two freemen of Guerd, who had 40 acres of land, a carucate and 2 acres of meadow, valued at 8s. and Richard, son of Alan, held it of William. (fn. 7)

This William Beaufoe, the Bishop, gave it to his see, and it remains (as I take it) in the see of Norwich at this time.

The tenths were 10l. 10s.—Deducted 1l. 6s. 8d.

In this town there were four churches and rectories, all in the gift of the Crown, St. Margaret, St. Michael, St. Peter, and St. Andrew; and Richard de Bellofago, or Beaufoe was presented to them, by King Henry I. he was son of William de Beaufoe, Bishop of Thetford, and in 1107, was archdeacon of all Suffolk, and of Norfolk, and soon after made Bishop of Auranchee in Normandy, and the said King granted him also the patronage of the said churches, all which he gave with the consent of Adam de Beaufoe, to build the hospital of St. Paul's in Norwich, to which they were appropriated and confirmed by John de Grey Bishop of Norwich.

In 1205, these rectories were valued at 30 marks per ann. and one vicar was to serve them all, valued at 5 marks and a half, Peterpence, 6d. and was vicar of St. Margaret's, the other three being curacies.


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Abigail Cromwell (Clere)'s Timeline

England, (Present UK)
June 14, 1621
Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
June 14, 1621
St Laurence's Church, Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Upwood House, Upwood, Huntingdonshire, England
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Newbury Neck Cemetery, Plot unknown, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States