Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameCol Henry CROMWELL
Birth1586
EducationQueen’s College Cambridge
FatherSir Oliver CROMWELL (1563-1655)
Other spousesBaptina PALAVINICI
SpouseMary DOYER
Death1629
Children
Birth1625, Ramsay
Notes for Col Henry CROMWELL
Henry Cromwell was a Colonel in the Royalist Army but was taken prisoner in the Battle of Routon Heath. He was fined for his 'delinquency' and his estates sequestered, but again his cousin intervened and "at the request of the Lord Lieutenant and out of the favour of this House" the fines were remitted and the sequestration reversed by Parliament. Henry lived privately till his death, though he was plagued by debts. His cousin tried to court his friendship when Lord Protector and appointed him an Assessor for Huntingdonshire in 1657 but he died that same year.

Colonel Henry Cromwell, eldest son of Sir Oliver, had two sons - James (Jesus 1634) was a Royalist Colonel but died before his father; Henry (Magdalene 1626) was on better terms with the Protector, serving as an MP for Huntingdonshire in the 1650s. He lived to vote for the Restoration and was a courtier of Charles II, changing his name to Williams in 1660. On his death without male heirs the senior line of the Cromwells, once the most opulent family in Huntingdonshire, died out, most of their great estates long since sold off.
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