Oliver Cromwell
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Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658)

Oliver "1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England Scotland and Ireland" Cromwell
Born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 22 Aug 1620 (to 3 Sep 1658) in St Giles, Cripplegate, London, Englandmap
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Died in Whitehall, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Oliver Cromwell was an army commander in two English civil wars, signed the death sentence for King Charles I, and became Lord Protector of England, Ireland and Scotland.[1]


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Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdonshire, England.

Born the fourth of nine children of Robert Cromwell and Elizabeth Stewart, at Huntingdon on 25 April 1599. He was baptised at the church of St John four days later.

"This Extract from the Register of St. John's Parish in Huntingdom, which Mr. Ferrar has been so obliging as to send me, includes Six of the Family, prior to the Protector Himself: But I will begin with Him, at present. .....25th April 1599. Oliverius, filius Roberti Cromwell Gen. et Eliz. uxoris ejus, natus 25. April 1599. et bapt. 29. .... " (Oliver, son of Robert Cromwell, gentleman, and Elizabeth, his wife, was born April 25, 1599, and baptised 29.) [2].

Oliver Cromwell was famously exhumed for a posthumous execution, on the twelfth anniversary of King Charles execution. Numerous stories regarding the separate burial of head and body exist, including supposition that it may have not even been the body of Cromwell that was exhumed at all.


  1. John Morrill, ‘Cromwell, Oliver (1599–1658)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2015 accessed 23 May 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.
  2. A Few Anecdotes and Observations Relating to Oliver Cromwell and His Family, Serving to rectify Several Errors concerning Him, published by Nicholaus Comnenus Papadopoli In his Historia Gymnasii Patavini, By a Member of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, of London, London: Printed for J. Worrall, at the Dove in Bell-Yard, near Lincolns-Inn, 1763, Page 8 - data found under Oliverius (Oliver) Cromwell

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Hello 10th Great Grandpa...!!!
posted by Merriam Langdon
I found this online at my ASU library and thought it would be helpful to those managing the protector Oliver Cromwell's page as it lists his descendants.


Oliver is 17 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 14 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.