Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameRobert CROMWELL
Birth1560
Death1617
EducationQueen’s College Cambridge
FatherSir Henry CROMWELL (1524-1603)
SpouseElizabeth STEWARD
Death1654
Children
Birth1599
Death1658
Notes for Robert CROMWELL
1 of 11 siblings.

The Lord Protector's father, Robert Cromwell, younger brother of Sir Oliver and fellow Queensman, settled in the town of Huntingdon. Though a JP and briefly MP for the Borough, he preferred the private life. He was one of the signatories of a certificate to the Privy Council that the draining of the Fens was feasible and "might be performed without peril to any haven or county". He died in 1617, leaving his wife Elizabeth to bring up their young family - one son, the great Oliver, and six surviving daughters. Elizabeth ran a brewing business to help the family finances and was always close to her son. She died in 1654 in her apartments in the Palace of Whitehall.
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