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Margaret (Somery) Cromwell (abt. 1233 - aft. 1293)

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Margaret Cromwell formerly Somery aka de Somery, Basset
Born about in Dudley, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1244 (to 1265) [location unknown]
Wife of — married before 26 Jan 1271 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Cromwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 5 May 2019 | Created 3 Apr 2011
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Margaret (Somery) Cromwell was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


She became a nun after Ralph's death.[1] Daughter of Roger de Somery, Baron Dudley and Nicole d'Aubigny of Arundel
Wife of Ralph Basset, Baron and Ralph de Cromwell II

Mother of

  1. Sir Ralph V Bassett, 1st Lord Bassett of Drayton;
  2. Roger Bassett, Knight and
  3. Maude de Bassett
  4. Sir Ralph de Cromwell, III;
  5. Lucy Cromwell;
  6. Sir John de Cromwell;
  7. Margaret Cromwell;

Sister of

Cecilia de Somery;
Mabel de Somery;
Matilda de Somery of Dudley;
Joan de Somery;
NN de Somery and 1 other

Half sister of

John de Somery;
Roger de Somery, III
Katherine Seymour[2]


Margaret, who had married firstly Ralph Basset of Drayton, (who was killed at the battle of Evesham on 4 August, 1265, fighting on the side of Simon de Montfort,) by whom she had issue a son Ralph Basset of Drayton, her successor. Secondly, Margaret married Ralph de Crumbwell, of West Hallam, co. Derby. He died in 1289, and Margaret took the veil in 1293, having previously enfeoffed her son Ralph Basset in all her lands.[3]

Husband: Ralph De Cromwell
Wife: Margaret (Margery) De Somery
Marriage: BEF 26 Jan 1270/1271
Place: Dudley, Staffordshire, England


  • The Complete Peerage entry for Cromwell
  1. Entered by Jean Maunder.
  2. Entered by Jean Maunder.
  3. Farnham, p.148, accessed 2014-05-14, amb

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On 9 Mar 2016 at 21:51 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Stephanie, years are estimated, not only for her birth, but also for her marriage. Girls WERE married sometimes at a very young age back then, with the marriage not being consummated for several years...

On 2 Mar 2016 at 21:43 GMT Stephanie (Duncan) Robinson wrote:

Margaret born in 1239 and married in 1245, at 6 years old, marriage date is wrong

On 18 Oct 2014 at 14:31 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Basset-334 and Somery-12 appear to represent the same person because: Basset was her first married name

Rejected matches › Joan (Birkin) Longchamp (1220-)

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