Oliver Cromwell's Uncle

Oliver Cromwell's Uncle, Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchingbrooke (1563 - 1655)

Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchingbrooke (1563 - 1655)

Cromwell Arms


Lived in Godmanchester until his father’s death.

1582 Attended Lincolns Inn

Married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor 1579-1587.She died 17th July 1600, buried All Saints Church, Huntingdon, as Mrs Oliver Cromwell of Godmanchester. He then married Anna, daughter of Giles Hooftman, and widow of Sir Haratio Pallovicini of Babraham, an Italian. 1626 on 26th April, buried All Saints Church, Huntingdon

Oliver’s uncle inherited not only his father’s debts, but also his extravagant nature; this led to the sale of Hinchingbrooke House in 1627 to Sir Sidney Montague, when he moved to live in Ramsey. Being a Royalist his fortunes suffered during the Civil War.