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Walter Cromwell – Just who was he?

Thomas Cromwell zoomTudor Society member Olga Hughes has just published an article "The Blacksmith, The Brewer or the Shearman: Who Was Thomas Cromwell’s Father?" on her Nerdalicious blog.

It's an excellent article which examines whether Walter Cromwell was actually Thomas Cromwell's father, his occupation and his reputation.

Click here to read it now.

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  1. B

    Fantastic article!

  2. O

    Thanks so much for sharing this Claire!

  3. D

    Really interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

  4. B

    Is Walter Cromwell. 1568. To 1632 a descendant of Thomas Cromwell. If so I’m a direct descendant.

    1. C - Post Author

      I’m not sure, sorry! Thomas Cromwell had a son, Gregory, who had children, but there were other branches of the family too.

  5. B

    Walter Cromwell 1568 married Annis 1570 on a branch of Thomas Cromwell family tree.
    Was always told we were descendent but I’m now doubting it. So sad

  6. J

    Walter Cromwell born abt. 1463 is the father of Thomas Cromwell as far as I can see, Walter also had a daughter Catherine who is my 12th great grandmother.
    I think Walter died in 1510

  7. M

    John de Wykys b Putney, Surrey 1440 and died there 1502. He married Lady Bridget Raynor b Powys Wales 1444-1463 Preston, Lancashire.
    Sir Henry Wyckes/Wyks “Hendrik Lord Wykes van Putney” 1463-1527 m Mercy Prior. Mercy 1465-1528.
    Joan Wyks 1485, married John Williams. John 1485-1519 Gloucestershire son of John Williams I and Margaret Smyth.
    John Williams abt 1519-35 d 1578 m Judith Theobalde .
    Elizabeth Wyckes 1489-1528 married twice. 1. Thomas Williams, Yeoman of the Guard. 2. Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex 1486-1540 (executed in Tower of London). Son of Walter Cromwell (1463-1510) of Putney ‘Walter Smyth’ and Catherine Glossop.

    Anne Cromwell 1516-1529 from sweating disease.
    Grace Cromwell 1518-1529 from sweating disease.
    Gregory Cromwell 1st Baron Lord Cromwell of Oakham Castle 1520-1551. He married Lady Elizabeth Seymour, Baroness Cromwell, Marchioness of Winchester 1513-1568, daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall, High Sheriff of Somerset and served both King Henry VII and VIII and Dame Margaret Wentworth 1478-1550 (mother of Thomas Seymour and Queen Jane

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Walter Cromwell – Just who was he?