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"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 Gen. Robert Cromwell And Eliz. his wife, was born April 25, 1599, and baptd. 29.)  
The family estate derived from Oliver's great-grandfather, Morgan Williams, a brewer from Glamorgan who settled at Putney in London. Williams married Katherine Cromwell, the sister of Thomas Cromwell, who became chancellor to Henry VIII. Through his association with Thomas Cromwell, Morgan Williams gained estates in Huntingdonshire after the confiscation of church lands at the Reformation. His son Richard changed the family name to Cromwell in honour of their benefactor.
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. 
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On 20 Aug 2018 at 07:50 GMT Merriam Langdon wrote:
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