Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameHenry CROMWELL, LATER WILLIAMS
Birth1625, Ramsay
FatherCol Henry CROMWELL (1586-)
MotherMary DOYER (-1629)
SpouseHanna CROMWELL
Notes for Henry CROMWELL, LATER WILLIAMS
Henry was the last of the eldest branch of the Cromwell family.  He was the son from his father’s second marriage, his elder brother James, from his father’s first marriage, dying in infancy.

Like his forbears he was also a member of Parliament, and very outspoken at a time when most of Parliament was very hostile to Royalty and to whom his family were open supporters

He became a favourite with Charles II and became one of the first Knights of the Royal Oak, a reference to the King hiding in an oak tree after the Battle of Worcester However the Order was soon abolished as it was thought likely that it would keep animosities alive, and so Henry reverted to the name of Williams He died in 1673 and was buried at Ramsey

He was married to Hanna Cromwell of Upwood, a relative, and as they had no children, Ramsey Abbey along with its estates was left to Henry’s two sisters Carina, married to William Hetley of Broughton and Elizabeth married to Henry English a gentleman from Norfolk. Henry’s widow Hanna had only a life interest in the estate and lived on the income from it in a house near the town on a large piece of land called ~Dame Williams Close’. She was an author and published books of poetry and a book of prayers She died in 1688.
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