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Katherine Williams (Cromwell)

Also Known As: "Catherine", "Katherine"
Birthplace: Putney, Surrey, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Walter Smyth Cromwell and Catherine Cromwell
Wife of Morgan ap Williams
Mother of Richard Williams, alias Cromwell; Walter Cromwell Williams; Henry Williams Cromwell; John Williams; Robert Williams and 2 others
Sister of Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Chief Minister to Henry VIII; Daughter of Walter Cromwell and Elizabeth MacWilliam

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About Katherine Williams


Catherine Cromwell1

F, #131125

Last Edited=17 Oct 2006

    Catherine Cromwell was born at Putney, London, England.3 She is the daughter of Walter Cromwell.2 She married Morgan Williams.2
    Her married name became Williams.2

Child of Catherine Cromwell and Morgan Williams

Sir Richard Cromwell+1


[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 555. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S1169] Rosie Davis, "re: Burrard Family," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Darryl Lundy, 16 September 2004 - 12 June 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Burrard Family."

[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."

Source: The Cromwell Association http://www.olivercromwell.org/faqs1.htm

Oliver’s great-great-grandfather, Morgan Williams, had married Thomas Cromwell’s sister Katherine in 1497. Their three sons, Richard, another Richard and Walter, began the practice of calling themselves Cromwell in place of their true surname of Williams, in honour of their famous maternal uncle. Most of their descendants, in turn, used the surname Cromwell, or occasionally Williams-alias-Cromwell. After the Restoration, when it may have been unwise to be seen to have close links with Oliver Cromwell, some members of the family reverted for a time to calling themselves Williams, though generally just as a temporary measure.

The elder of the two Richards who were the sons of Morgan Williams and Katherine Cromwell was later knighted

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Katherine Williams's Timeline

of Putney, Surrey, England
of Putney, Surrey, England
Putney, Surrey, England
Age 12
Lanishen (within present Cardiff), Glamorganshire, Wales
Age 14
Putney Church, Norwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 16
Lanisham, Galmorgan, Wales
Age 17
Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Age 22
Hunting, Huntingdonshire, England
Age 34